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All physicians are taught, “First do no harm.” But what happens when a doctor does harm his patients?
Dr. Robert Henderson was a veteran spinal surgeon in Dallas when he got an unusual phone call from a local hospital: a new surgeon had operated so poorly that a patient who’d walked in on her own two feet now couldn’t even wiggle her toes. Dr. Henderson had seen a lot, but he wasn't prepared for this. The surgery was so bad, in fact, he asked himself whether this person possibly be an impostor impersonating a physician?
“Death Don’t Have No Mercy” performed by Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, courtesy of Rough Diamond Records.
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What makes a good marriage? Dan is smitten when he meets Wendi. But after a lavish wedding and a move to Tallahassee for Dan’s job, cracks in their relationship start to appear. Dan is blindsided when he comes home from a work trip and Wendi is gone. Maybe he should have read her novel.
“Where the Enemy Sleeps” is performed by Scott Mackay featuring Lucette.
Joe Exotic throws a most unusual wedding that includes monkeys, lions, tigers, and bears. But someone is killing his animals, and he is determined to put an end to it. The first episode in our six part series about two people who love big cats, but who despise each other.
A listener note: this episode contains descriptions of mistreatment of animals.
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It starts with a schoolyard fight that leads the Palm Beach police to a horrific discovery about Jeffrey Epstein. The evidence is clear. But it will take a newspaper investigation a decade later for the real story to be revealed.
If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the US, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 1-800-656-HOPE. Or you can chat anonymously with a hotline staffer by messaging the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at online.rainn.org.
Ginny and her daughter Kirby attend an event featuring self-help superstar James Arthur Ray. Ginny has some concerns about him, but Kirby is drawn in. She spends her life savings to travel for a week-long event in the desert. But when things turn deadly, Ginny is left to figure out what went wrong.
Eight-year-old Tali Shapiro is abducted on her way to school. At the crime scene, LAPD officer Chris Camacho finds her attacker’s student ID. His name: Rodney Alcala.
A summer party. A stormy night. And a shocking revelation about Joe’s neighbor next door.
Last fall, we brought you the story of 69-year-old Carolyn Riggins. In July of 2020, after a successful night at her favorite bingo hall just a few miles from her Fort Worth, Texas home, Carolyn had disappeared. Just weeks before we originally aired her story, Carolyn’s remains were found inside the backseat of her car in a deeply wooded, remote part of far north Texas. This area was a place so rural, that it is almost completely inaccessible without detailed knowledge of the area. The discovery of Carolyn’s vehicle and body under such mysterious and unexplained circumstances troubled Carolyn’s family, especially with some of the rumors that swirled around the community from the time she disappeared and even after she was found. This week, we will explore some of the stranger aspects that have developed since we first aired Carolyn’s story nearly a year ago.
In this special episode, former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong and her producer, Julie Berke, discuss the ongoing investigation of the death of Gabby Petito. As they recap recent events in the case, they explore the psychological workings that could be occurring, the steps investigators might be taking, and address the public’s insatiable interest in the homicide case that has gripped the nation.
Benita Alexander thinks she’s found the perfect surgeon to feature in her documentary: he’s charming, talented, and the creator of a groundbreaking surgery that involves implanting biosynthetic organs into his patients. Then Benita falls in love with him. Will she get her fairy tale ending?