Reviews
This was done incredible well, although the events and failure of are judicial system are extremely irritating and troublesome... John should be in jail!... Scratch that, he should be Caned!.. Unfortunately, Jail is the best punishment our pathetic “Justice System” seems to be able to muster.
Rick Snar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/19
First episode was entertaining but I lost interest quickly in this podcast. It was kind of murky and difficult to follow since it was dragged out so much longer than needed to be.
tcfan200 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/10/19
This show just abruptly ends. I thought there’d be like one or two more episodes to nicely finish this show up. I was disappointed nothing more.
Hucky007 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/09/19
Worth listening to but not as good as dr death for instance.
Nullity via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/19
It seems like it would be cool if I could keep up with it between all the adds. I usually don’t care but there were just way too many
LibbyLoveGreen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/19
This is entertaining but seems edited and reported in ways that are problematic. From the jump, it’s strange how little interest the reporter seems to take in Genetech, who are clearly culpable in what goes wrong. I don’t even think the founder of Genetech was mentioned by name until the final...Read full review »
He who shall remain nameless via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/19
Another fantastic work from Laura and her team. Unregulated treatments (such as stem cells) are absolutely the “wack a mole” game for regulatory agencies, and work like this is exactly what is needed to help patients be educated on the very real risks of these unproven treatments. In all of...Read full review »
kpietrov via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/19
This podcast started off strong but as the series went on the episodes weren’t too relatable to the narrative given in the beginning
karobles1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/19
I agree with another listener. It’s no Dr. Death, but it’s incredibly interesting. Laura is an awesome narrator & investigative journalist, and well-spoken. She makes podcasts easy to listen & follow.
sarasargo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/19
Stumbled across this podcast about a month ago and all I can say it’s a great listen.
George LM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/19
Podcast or one big ADVERT
Peterbees via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/02/19
This was a total waste of a podcast. Everything coulda been handled in a single article published in a medical journal.
Bearly44 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/19
I’m finding this podcast absolutely fascinating. I’m a huge supporter of science and modern medicine so I am hoping that this can formulate into something positive for humanity. As I was listening to this episode it brought me back to the hospital in 2002 while I was about to give birth to my...Read full review »
dfotm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/19
Fascinating and quite eye opening!
trelewe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/19
It’s no Dr. Death which was truly shocking, but it’s certainly worth a listen. I always love how Laura Biel’s journalism expands to examine the whole system instead of making her podcasts about a single individual.
onethatisn'ttaken via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/19
Thx!
Ratttters113123123123👊👊 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/19
Sammy Tao is a chiropractor, and does not have the education, clinical training or expertise to be considered a 'stem cell expert' - so of course he is a purveyor of liveyon products.Read full review »
d.w.20817 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/19
Interesting story about a greedy horrible human. But I found the story hard to follow. Not worth the time I spent on it.
Katelyn A. B. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/19
The story at the heart of this series is interesting and important, but I am not amused by the sympathetic depiction of John K. The way he is featured in this series is borderline propaganda and advertising for his next predatory venture. Coupled with the sporadic and frequent ads this series...Read full review »
Jeep#1994 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/19
Having been appalled by full page ads in my local paper that tout the false claims of stem cell “miracle” cures, Bad Batch offers something to share with potential victims so they can better understand the reality of the scam....and make a more informed choice. The reporting is excellent, the...Read full review »
Dr. Brunt via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/27/19
Ok
Nothing like as good as Dr Death. It seemed to round in circles a fair bit especially at the end. And way too many ads
TomEvans100 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/27/19
The host says in the last episode there was information they didn’t even cover. My question would be why...? The stuff they covered was good but drug out, so I can’t help but wonder if they had added the stuff they cut.
LetThemHitTheFloor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/19
I’m so impressed with this in-depth reporting and responsible reporting. I learned a great deal. The man who owns/runs the company reminds me of Elizabeth Holmes! Fantastic that this reporter kept digging to the source (academic papers that are used by the industry but never support the claims...Read full review »
KatyBots via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/26/19
Interesting subject but you could’ve done this in 2 episodes instead of so much useless filler for ad money
crime jerky via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/25/19
Tells the story of a man obsessed with money and fame, and how he swindled desperate people to get rich. From his $12,000 snake oil ointment that he sold to wounded veterans, various criminal charges and financial crimes to his real pay day with stem cells. He doesn’t really care about helping...Read full review »
Jpeake via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/25/19
It’s a wonderful thing to spread awareness. It was a good podcast; however, it did not hold my attention as many of the other podcasts did. Dr death was very good. I looked forward to new episodes and I expected that level of story telling but was disappointed this was kind of boring.
Mjai83 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/25/19
I understand that podcasts use ads to support themselves, and I’ve actually come to expect it. This podcast however, has way too many ads. I found it very annoying and disjointed!
Jordan Holiman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/25/19
Great Podcast. Well produced. Even like the music. Now I can be informed, educated and fascinated through my ears. I’ve got the sound off on the football game and listening to this instead. Hands are busy and now my mind is busy too. I’m telling everyone that expanding your mind this way is...Read full review »
Aunt Pegi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/19
This was worth the listen, but the last chapter left the listeners hanging. It seemed like it was cobbled together because the show had to come to an end.
StoriesFromTheRoad via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/19
As I chiropractor, I am always interested in learning new routes of healing. I’ve always been interested in regenerative medicine. I would recommend this for anyone considering stem cell therapy.
DrRobinBDC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/19
As a person with medical knowledge, I found this series to be very interesting. I thought it was informative, but definitely helpful to have some medical knowledge to get the most out of what you’re listening to. I think stem cells have promise to treat diseases, but like any other treatment,...Read full review »
MNPharmgal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/19
This is a fascinating podcast! I’m addicted to it! Very professionally produced, with a compelling and timely message for every person who is considering unproven or unregulated medical treatments.
RobertaGoode via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/19
I think it’s a great show. Super informative. I don’t understand ppl’s comments about ads. If you are paying to listen to shows, yea, maybe ads are not ok. You are paying nothing and complaining ppl who are making shows shouldn’t play ads to make some money. That’s just selfish.
jighsbwenfb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/19
As a physician, I am very interested in the actual science behind stem cells. That the FDA has very little oversight of this industry is very distressing. Ads were very annoying.
BJoy62 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/19
I have high expectations for podcasts from Wondery and this one definitely missed the mark. The lack of follow up makes these show hard to keep up with on a weekly basis. There are also way too many ads for this show to be remotely enjoyable. Only giving this 2 stars because I like the narrator.
Castlegirl117 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/19
Meh
It was ok. 2nd star is for the potential of helping people avoid it.
NotASucker10.8.2013 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/19
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reeeereeaeeseeewr via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/23/19
I keep waiting for something to happen and it never does. At first I thought it was Mary Steenburgen who was moderating and found myself annoyed by the voice of whom ever it was... so annoyed I couldn’t be bothered to research it.
Micada65 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/19
Ah those commercials. Wonderful dazzling advertisements. So many and so frequent! Sponsor city. Overpriced toothbrush subscription? Check. Ersatz home security from a company with spelling challenges?Right this way, folks. Big dork who can’t pick out clothes? Pay some algorithm to pick out a new...Read full review »
frigginelvis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/19
Enjoyed this / love the narrator... characters are perfectly developed through voice 👍🏼💥
Radiating Kathleen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/19
I agree with other critics on the narrator’s affect, and too many “canned” ads. This isn’t television. I killed my television 15 years ago for loud, pumped-up, hyper advertisements. I listen to podcast at night, when it’s quiet. If the narrator is inexperienced, or the ads too many and too...Read full review »
Bschora via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/19
Show was ok. Informative. A lot of ads and narrator is very monotone.
Rockindylan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/19
Good
Jake00000001 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/19
Ehh
Average. Started out interesting but took a big nose dive after episode 3. It’s fine if you can’t find anything else
truecrimepodgal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/19
I enjoyed this and yes there is a lot of ads, just fast forward people. Appreciate the research done to inform the public of this awful situation.
CR Iowa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/19
This could’ve been done in 2-3 episodes. Not so compelling as Dr Death and others...
hambutt2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/19
Too many adds, not as compelling as Doctor Death however it is eye opening nonetheless. Episode 7 is a waste of time.
A Libby via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/19
I loved Dr. Death so had high expectations for Bad Batch but found it to be rather boring. Also, Laura has an irritating voice. I was able to look past it during Dr. Death since the content was great, but not so much this time.
KatieAnn444 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/19
Really enjoyed this podcast. Eye opening. Thank you.
Lexdent via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/19
To say violating someone’s privacy (HIPAA) is ok because it helps with the bigger picture is a ignorant thing to say. I hope it never happens to you. You should put yourself in other people’s shoes before you say something so rude. HIPAA was put in place for a reason. I liked Dr. Death. This one...Read full review »
Trixieland via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/19
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