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Medical Mysteries

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We trust doctors with our lives; they are some of the most educated and well-respected members of society. But what happens if they can't diagnose a patient? This high stake medical procedural follows patients as they suffer from bizarre, often terrifying illnesses. None of which doctors learned about in medical school. Medical Mysteries is a Parcast Original, with new episodes every Tuesday.

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We trust doctors with our lives; they are some of the most educated and well-respected members of society. But what happens if they can't diagnose a patient? This high stake medical procedural follows patients as they suffer from bizarre, often terrifying illnesses. None of which doctors learned about in medical school. Medical Mysteries is a Parcast Original, with new episodes every Tuesday.

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Awesome podcast! Every Tuesday I can’t wait for the next one to come out!

By taylorgirl12 - May 29 2020
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Please listen! It amazing! Number 1 fannnnn

Good show

By Hdgfrth - Apr 02 2020
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Love the narrators and their voices!

iTunes Ratings

1244 Ratings
Average Ratings
841
166
94
60
83

Awesome podcast! Every Tuesday I can’t wait for the next one to come out!

By taylorgirl12 - May 29 2020
Read more
Please listen! It amazing! Number 1 fannnnn

Good show

By Hdgfrth - Apr 02 2020
Read more
Love the narrators and their voices!
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Medical Mysteries

Latest release on Jul 14, 2020

All 57 episodes from oldest to newest

Truman Show Syndrome Pt. 1

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In the early 2000s, psychologist Dr. Joel Gold met several patients who believed they were the stars of their own reality shows. They each shared similar delusions of being recorded by hidden cameras, with their friends and family part of the cast and crew, and unseen producers coaxing them toward a grand prize. 

Jul 14 2020

46mins

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Disease Forgery Pt. 2

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Growing up in the ‘90s, Gypsy Rose was convinced she suffered from cancer and epilepsy. But in truth, her mother Dee Dee was addicted to faking her daughter’s illnesses—a disorder in itself, known today as Munchausen’s by Proxy. 

Jul 07 2020

45mins

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Introducing: Meet Cute

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When you’re between episodes of Medical Mysteries, you should check out another great podcast called Meet Cute. It isn’t a Parcast show, but if you’re looking for mysteries that will always have a happy ending, Meet Cute is perfect for you. Meet cutes are short-form audio romantic comedies that take the listener from “meet cute” to “happily ever after” in 15 minutes — because everyone needs a good love story. To hear more episodes, search Meet Cute on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Jul 05 2020

15mins

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Disease Forgery Pt. 1

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In 1991, a 24-year-old woman checked herself into the hospital dozens of times, each with a new and perplexing illness. Her symptoms didn't match anything doctors had seen before. Then they discovered she was suffering from Munchausen's Syndrome—and was addicted to making herself sick.

Jun 30 2020

45mins

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Radium Girls Pt. 2: Radium on Trial

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In 1925, five dying US Radium Dial Painters sued their employer. They claimed they were dying of radiation poisoning—but experts at the time believed radium was healthy, not toxic. So the Radium Girls took the stand to try to convince juries—and the world—of radium's dangers.

Jun 23 2020

48mins

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Radium Girls Pt. 1: Women Who Glowed in the Dark

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In the 1920s, dial-painters at US Radium's New Jersey factory began getting sick. They were diagnosed with syphilis and phossy jaw, but their symptoms didn't add up. The women suspected something about their job was making them fatally ill—but they were running out of time to solve the mystery.

Jun 16 2020

45mins

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Body Integrity Dysphoria

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Our body is the only one we'll ever know, for better or worse. And for those suffering from Body Integrity Dysphoria, they feel like one or more of their limbs doesn't belong. Many of them resort to drastic measures like self-amputation to achieve their ideal body. But researchers are still trying to figure out why.

Jun 09 2020

47mins

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Mental Health Pt. 4: The 21st Century

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Today, one in four homeless Americans are living with a mental health condition. Many are unable to turn to shelters out of fear that it will worsen symptoms and the prison system has subsequently taken on the role of asylums. But understanding foreign cultures may hold the key to a cure.

Jun 02 2020

46mins

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Mental Health Pt. 3: The 20th Century

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In the late 1800s, Dr. Emil Kraepelin identified schizophrenia as its own mental health condition. But this new revelation also increased the stigma surrounding the disorder. Over the course of the next century, people living with schizophrenia became a target in the eugenics movement, both in America and overseas.

May 26 2020

52mins

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Mental Health Pt. 2: 1700s to 1900s

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When a young Quaker woman died in an asylum in 1790, William Tuke resolved to found a new facility focused on treatment—not incarceration. But mental health conditions were poorly understood, and many of the early expiramental treatments could be better described as torture.

May 19 2020

50mins

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