Reviews
Strong narration, mellow voice— Beil delivers a gripping tale, replete with believable testimonial interviews and engaging experts. The sum of which really carries this story along nicely.
J.Graessley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/20
Richtig cool
creeperkiller999 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 09/19/20
Great and clear narration, would love more follow ups
clem_darkstar via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/15/20
You’ll like this. I NEED MORE
Aupair1995 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/20
It’s an interesting story, but it’s hard to listen to.
m1ka0 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/20
While I appreciate the podcast, the author has no idea about stem cells. She doesn’t go into anything about the difference between cord blood stem cells and cord tissue cells. She clearly didn’t do her research
hgetkbfddg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/20
I was on the fence about listening to Bad Batch. Did I really want to listen to a podcast about stem cells? Wondery has never let me down, so I decided, yes I did. Now after finishing, I am so glad I clicked subscribe. I highly recommend listening to this expose on the clinics popping up all over...Read full review »
Nodak55 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/01/20
Haven’t found a wondery podcast I haven’t liked and this one was great. Other reviews about ads shouldn’t take away from the rating. Use the skip 30 seconds button
kevvv1234 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/20
The amount of commercials on this podcast make it impossible to listen to. It’s as bad as watching network tv. I’ll go elsewhere for my stories.,,
flips256 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/20
Brilliant podcast, well written and narrated. Maintains very high standard of podcasts from this source. Going to subscribe.
19KGB53 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/23/20
This is almost un-listenable because of the ads. They pop an ad in when you’re not expecting it and sometimes in the narrators voice so you’re waiting to see how FedEx is related to stem cells... the topic is fascinating but slow down with the ads.
Sonorasoma via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/20
The podcast topic is very interesting and it’s well made. The interviews are good and story development is great! The problem is with the commercials. I understand commercials keep the show free for listeners and that’s great! But when there’s a 1 minute commercial break every 7-10 minutes it...Read full review »
Rocket Science Guy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/20
Always been a fan of this studio and these kinds of stories but way too much time was spent on trivial parts of people’s life that had nothing to do with the overall story in between ads that occur every 10 minutes. Could’ve been better if it spent less time explains how some random guy went to a...Read full review »
Notnormalbear via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/12/20
What do you think drives him? .........EGO
belindafield92 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/11/20
Wondery have built a great reputation for itself which it has now ruined by excessive adverts.
Dengeboy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/08/20
Interesting to listen to but completely ruined by an excessive amount of ads. Yes I know we can skip them but this ruins the listeners pleasure.
lady emmington via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/05/20
OK
A little disappointing. Not as good as Dr. John. Glad that you highlighted such a potentially dangerous industry, but the story didn’t really go anywhere.
jjaokea via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/02/20
Please make more episodes!!
kkey92 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/25/20
It was a well documented podcast and I got a lot out of the story, I live in Australia and we aren’t as confronted with unqualified medical treatments as you obviously are in America so it’s fortunate for the public to have people like you keeping these crooks accountable for their actions. Keep...Read full review »
hivt1962 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/22/20
I love this; very well researched and presented. 👍🏻
thankyiu via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/22/20
Frustrating amount of advertising. 13 minutes of advertising in under half an hour. Zzz.
Ape Danger via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/15/20
Is it just me or is everyone missing episode 7. Ok content...
AmyGood25 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/20
As someone who was Born in and lives in the United Kingdom it was so fascinating to me to understand the extent that American pharmaceutical companies go to on order to sell a product that is not necessarily safe to use! In the u.k we don’t have access to anything like that so listening to this...Read full review »
aries fire ball via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/06/20
I really liked this story and thought it was very interesting. However, about every 5-10 minutes a sponsorship ad is played. The episodes are only about 40 minutes, so that’s a LOT of ads. I understand that podcasts need ads to make money, but this just seemed like overkill - especially because...Read full review »
BerkleyMarie96 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/06/20
Good story, not told in my favorite way but enjoyed the first couple episodes
JD_Deek via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/20
Get over it people, it is a STORY and a very interesting one. “Buyer beware” of the greedy medical field. Sad, but true. Our medical needs are only met with $ signs in mind. Keep up the informative podcasts. Loved it. And thanks to this podcast, I will definitely do more research on the company...Read full review »
Der1985 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/20
After the first two episodes, I became uninterested
rojojovi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/20
Sadly, a topic that is very interesting and worthwhile on its own is overshadowed by the overdramatization that has come to be Wondry’s signature. The reporting is decent, but I’d rather not hear it in the style of a 1940s radio drama. The constant ads are annoying, but apparently Wondry needs...Read full review »
PotatoTheCat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/20
I feel like this podcast is misplaced. It would be equivalent to finding a box of cereal in your grocery store’s meat department. It might be a tasty cereal, but certainly doesn’t “belong” in that department. Someone placed it in the incorrect spot. This podcast approaches stem cells almost like...Read full review »
Davidjkeys via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/09/20
Ew
Why does she talk like that? Cut it out and talk normal
Heesh4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/20
The series highlights the importance of clinical trials in America. Pain is for sale as stem cells sold for cash utilize high dollar advertising. If someone says “It’s not about the money” it is definitely about the money. The story frightens and intrigues teasing the moral ambiguity of the...Read full review »
Aminable via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/20
Well balanced and thoughtful. I’m not a fan of wondery sound effects and tendency to over dramatize but this journalist is great and overcomes that irritation
middyed98 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/20
Stem cells work. It’s incumbent on the patient to do their own investigation into the materials and doctor they chose. I chose mine, which I won’t discuss here and my shoulder is better than the other. In fact, it’s stronger than it ever has been in my memory. I faced the knife, or the stem cell...Read full review »
williejake via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/20
I don't know if I was distracted while listening to this or what, but I finished this podcast not really feeling there was a well explained story. Just a bunch of people talking about stem cells. And there were too many commercials and they were repetitive.Read full review »
NikkiLinnea via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/20
The reporting done for this podcast is exquisite & reflects the journalistic integrity of its host. I’m profoundly appreciative of Laura Beil for bringing this and other medical malpractice stories to the forefront of our minds because we very well could’ve ended up like the patients who were...Read full review »
Apprater2345556 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/20
What’s going on with this podcast anyways? Ended abruptly, seems like some episodes are missing?? Cheers
Yiska1980 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/05/20
This is a very sad podcast - I have systemic lupus, fibro, and various other things that I would LOVE to have had cured - but I have a phd-level education so I can look and try to find the peer reviewed papers on stem cells and not be dragged into the USA profiteering health 'care' system...Read full review »
I have none. via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/05/20
I really enjoyed this series! It was well researched and made for a compelling narrative.
SophieDP via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/29/20
The length of commercial content feels to be as much as the actual story content.
ceramicstage via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/20
Another perfect podcast on a topic that is never covered. Well done! Thank you!
daywinn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/20
Interesting story that highlights the flaws and shortcomings in the medical industry complex. One major critique that distracted me and made me cringe each time- chiropractors are not medical doctors. It’s misleading and poor journalism integrity to repeatedly refer to his as doctor.
Swimmergirlkate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/20
Thank you for this insightful docu-podcast. My thoughts are with those who suffer/suffered as a result of ‘medical’ gangsters who feed upon the desperation and hope of others. As patients we must remember that our bodies are ours first and therefore we must always research what is the best option...Read full review »
Ndebeledoll via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 04/11/20
They jump all over the place with the timeline. One annoying example, they start episode 3 talking about how cops fbi etc show up at John Ks house then they jump to his childhood. Could have been a story podcast like Dr Death.
Sarlei via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/20
I was really enjoying this storyline but the background music playing when the interviews are happening made the whole thing unlistenable for me.
Sassieq via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/06/20
But it’s close. The storytelling and reporting is just as good, but the subject material isn’t as fascinating. Still worth a listen.
SaraLW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/20
Wondery cares more about making money through advertisers than making a decent investigatory podcast. It’s the same thing as those free app store games that just spam you with ads every level, but in audio form. I wanted to like this series, but it’s obvious this network is a cash grab and not a...Read full review »
cbread94 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/20
How long before you remove these episodes to make a Netflix show?
Nuggetclump via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/20
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