Reviews
I love podcasts. I remember sleeping in my parents room and listening to the radio talk shows, scary stories, Dodger games. This show was enthralling, I almost quit very early on, but after about 4 mins, I was hooked. Definitely give it a shot
Mahhhm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/21
I listed to the whole series in one day, I couldn’t stop listening ! This will definitely make you mad, but this story needs to be told !
Unhappy unhappy unhappy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/21
Meh
Compelling and interesting story... until it was suddenly turned into a story of the almighty, heroic Democrat being voted in to save the day. I think it would do more justice to parallel the two stories without suggesting inherent racism. The moral of the story is that the media sensationalizing...Read full review »
12321234532 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/21
Great podcast, very well done. All the negative reviews saying they “liked the podcast until they talked about race” are very upsetting. I’m willing to bet all those reviewers are white.
hdudbrgan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/21
Being a parent with now adult children, I empathized with both families immensely... My kids are my life and to think someone could just take them away from me (even now) would devastate me. Accidents can happen in a blink of an eye.. The CPS went too far.. Their actions have lifelong...Read full review »
HNitsch via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/15/21
DCS
My family has recently been faced with having 6 children removed from our safe clean and loving home. An FCM came to my home and lied and falsified documents to the judge to remove the children. 5 have been sent back home and now there is a 6th that is 90 miles away and placed with family he has...Read full review »
Ziggy3303 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/21
I feel for these parents. However, calling this “do no harm” suggests that this scenario is somehow the physicians’ faults - which doesn’t even really seem part of the content, and is also egregiously false.
mmmccc222000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/21
Great important story, very sad.
LisaHersey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/21
Too aggressive with the ads.
frc1964 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/21
This was such a great podcast! Very informative, and I am so glad this podcast was able to help others. I hope you can do more like this.
Jenkitty3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/21
It’s funny
mea worley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/21
Incredible storytelling. Heartbreaking stories that MUST be told and heard. Top-notch reporting. Not to mention the subtle unveiling of systemic racism that occurs when children are stripped away from parents. Very very very eye-opening.
AK_Rags via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/21
I had so many emotions while listening, but the most prominent feeling was anger! How can something like this happen? I cannot comprehend the incompetence, especially when it domes to children. My heart broke for these families and what they all had to go through. I pray that these kids don’t...Read full review »
kellyrae1 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/11/21
This is such a sad story. But so truthful. Thank you for doing a story like this.
Ranbow Smiles via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/21
This opened my eyes on racism on every level in this country. Neither family deserved this, but the difference between the white couple and the black is unfathomable!
Erigiand via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/21
Important to know what can happen, what does happen, despite the good intentions of governmental agencies. This podcast keeps a balanced view of conflicting interests and concerns.
Curious and Concerned via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/21
This podcast has brought back so many horrible memories of a similar situation that I experienced in 1992 with my son in New Mexico. At that time all I wanted was my Son back home with me, healthy and was embarrassed of the whole situation. I now regret not sharing the experience with others with...Read full review »
Ultramaryone via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/21
Excellent podcast, though shocking. Mike, the CPS workers were given a pass because they ‘are good people in a broken system’. I don’t believe their blatant dishonesty can be blamed on the system...that’s a personal choice, isn’t it? Had the Brights not recorded their encounters, they could be in...Read full review »
LindaSteph via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/21
My worst nightmare but we’ll done.
Sanjoie via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/09/21
This podcast was excruciating to listen to. Both for the recordings that were played of events and conversations of those involved but also for the injection of the race issue at the end. There was so much more to this story that could have been fleshed out but it seems the author took the easy...Read full review »
Boothies1234 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/21
This is heartbreaking to listen to and even more so that there are numerous families who do not have the same outcome of having their children returned to their care. I live in New Zealand and, like anywhere else, there are multiple accounts of good and bad practice by social workes, hospital...Read full review »
kiwifan995 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/08/21
This was podcast was SO good! Very well reported and oh so very eye opening! Would highly recommend!
Paramount5+ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/21
This commercial on NBC is so grating- I have to stop what I’m doing to mute it every time it comes on
Lizsu11 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/21
This sickens me to know that this really happens. I know in my own state is happens but to hear a story played out breaks my heart. The system needs destroyed!!
hotrodfam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/21
Never in my life did I imagine that this could actually happen to someone... and not just someONE... tons of families. I understand on one hand having to protect this kids but I feel as a professional in this field... someone would be able to get a “feeling” of someone. Without seeing these...Read full review »
DeltaLove4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/21
The best podcast I’ve listened to all year! Ten stars!
MeredithMcG via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/21
The Brights story was so necessary to expose the broken system. I also don’t know what to feel about the social workers at CPS and their lawyers. I know they were just doing their job. But do they have no heart and sense?? I was so heartbroken when I heard the recordings during the...Read full review »
SherylZZH via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/21
This podcast was very entertaining, written and produced amazingly. It was very emotional, but kept my attention and I didn’t want to stop listening.
Julez___rulez via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/21
Episode 1. So drawn out. The kid kept getting injured. Had it been some poor W tra*h or minority they’d be in prison. Whining. Boring story. Maybe they DID do it..... munchausen by proxy!!!!!
Sad in stl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/21
I loved it
βαβε via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/21
I can’t wait for the next season
Rosa F01 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/21
The reviewers who don’t think race played a role at all are baffling to me. No one is saying the white family didn’t suffer. But there are stark differences, and off the top of my head: the father in the black family was facing charges and the mother in the white family was not, and the black...Read full review »
scoopysnax via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/21
I listen to this podcast because although circumstances were different, the same thing happened to my son and daughter-in-law in regards to my grandson. They also went to a Children’s Hospital in Kansas City, after my grandson, 1 month old at the time, fell off the changing table. Being first...Read full review »
Resuminski via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/21
Host has zero idea what he is talking about. The burden of proof for charging parents in these cases is extremely high and doctors don’t make the accusations lightly. This story is completely one sided and chances are the mother was at fault. This is fake news!
Nat2371986 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/21
Wow
As someone who was a mandated reporter for years and who took foster care classes, this was an enlightening podcast on how easily people can ruin lives. Simple communication and verification of documents could have made a huge difference in what happened here. For those of you upset by the...Read full review »
Cheese for your wine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/21
I’m not a parent, but still felt horrified hearing that these two families, who made a terrible mistake which caused injury to their children, could so easily have their children ripped away from them by CPS. EXCELLENT reporting and interviews!
cogreeneyz1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/21
Thank God for you! I cannot even imagine what these families have been through.
Hedger urn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/21
Wow, what an important message. So scary, so heartbreaking, absolutely riveting. Binged this in 2 days walking the dog lol, must listen!
DanaRaia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/21
Facts with compassion, these stories are a warning to parents. If a child is injured they may need protection, these children did not. CPS must be monitored to prevent any more pain or damage for the children and parents.
bobcat6977 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/21
I heard about this recommended on another podcast during a commercial break. I had to wait until all the episodes were out because I was hooked by the second episode. There are some people who don’t like race and political statements made in the last episode. Remember one comment is the...Read full review »
Mary814 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/21
The lens through which this subject should be viewed should be ‘children’s safety and well-being’ and not racism. CPS being staffed by (some) inadequate and self important bureaucrats - sometimes making bad and self serving decisions is sadly not surprising. Also, the alignment of the courts and...Read full review »
Boopis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/21
The story was nicely told and absolutely heart wrenching but I thought it was unnecessary and didn’t make sense to plug race into at the end. The reporter asking himself as a college educated white guy if the same would have happen to him when he dropped his baby? Well according to the story...Read full review »
WMT87 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/21
This is a great podcast - probably one of the best and most succinct investigative reporting podcasts I’ve listened to. Also I really liked that the creators exposed the shortcomings of the CPS but also the racial discrimination that is systemically present in this government organization....Read full review »
kriskros69 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/02/21
Thank you for this podcast and for sharing these stories. It’s heartbreaking, but very well told. The kids should never have to pay the price for a broken system. I hope both of these families have a lifetime of happiness and love from here on out. The little girl’s voice shattered me. She was so...Read full review »
Sharlapop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/21
Turned it off once the race card was brought in to story. Both families were victims of a system that is not perfect! That’s where it should of been left!
Misdawn69 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/21
Love this podcast, as a lawyer in this field who sees this play out everyday. It was Super raw, and real. For those saying it played the “race card”- there is actual data that shows the low income family of color are more pervasively monitored by CPS and their children tend to be in foster care...Read full review »
Bohemian kf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/01/21
This was an amazing case. My heart went out to both families and as I listened I even had tears in my eyes. You lost me however when you turned it into a racist thing. It wasn’t. Throughout the whole story CPS treated both families wrongly in the same way. It was disgusting what all four parents...Read full review »
Tangocat12 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/31/20
I am a nurse so I understand the medical side of it and the legality of having to report the suspected abuse with certain injuries. These stories made me hurt so much for these families I can’t even imagine living a day in their shoes. I recently had a friend go through something very similar. It...Read full review »
Mapjacr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/20
Great story.
PochaccoYoly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/20
But it was a good podcast until the last half of the last episode. They couldn’t resist injecting race into an issue that didn’t warrant it. Government is essentially kidnapping kids on flimsy evidence. Race doesn’t matter. Way to ruin it NBC. Why did Wondery even get involved with them?
dinodaddy23 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/28/20
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