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Sick

Sick is an investigative podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy. Sick's first season explores the complications of fertility medicine, one Indiana doctor’s abuse of power and the generations of lives he affected. Season 2, we turn our attention to prisons— places that have to keep people healthy, but are built to punish them. New episodes start Oct. 26.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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S1 E2: He’s A Doctor — Why Would He Lie?

Jacoba Ballard knew she was donor conceived, so she wanted to see if she had any half siblings. She found more than she expected – would anyone believe her? Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.

25mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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S1 E4: Lone Ranger

Donald Cline still doesn’t come clean at a face-to-face meeting with the siblings, which leads to more questions. Did he ever use any sperm donors in the ‘70s and ‘80s? We tracked down some people who were there. Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.

32mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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S1 E1: 50% Different

The first season of Sick starts with the story of a mother and son, a generation apart, who both struggled with infertility. And they learn a terrible secret about an Indianapolis doctor who abused his position of power. Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.  Additional reading:  "Get Me Out” by Randi Hutter Epstein “Banking on the Body” by Kara Swanson

23mins

15 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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S1 E3: A Dog Person

What kind of doctor uses his own sperm to impregnate his patients?  Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.

25mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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S1 Update: An Appointment With Dr. Cline

In 1972, Cline impregnated a patient with his own sperm, maybe for the first time. The Farber twins are the oldest known Cline siblings. When one of them needed a fertility doctor, she went to the best.  Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.

16mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #5