Dr. Death
We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away.But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to...
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4.9 stars from 50,478 ratings
Exemplary
One of the best-produced podcasts I've ever heard. (Surprised to see complaints in this comments section about the amount of ads... I'd put this as one of the most ad-lite podcast I've come across). This story is maddening! The list of culpable people is seemingly never ending. At every step of...
He who shall remain nameless via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/18
Fantastic!
I haven’t finished yet, listening to episode 3 as I write this in fact, but already I can tell this is an amazing story! It’s like true crime story combined with a medical show, and all of this combined to make for one incredible story.
BleepBloopYourSongIsntPoop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/18
This was amazing information
You know I have been to doctors much like the one in this story. However, I have never had surgery. This kept me on my toes for I live in Austin Texas. Thank you
Ms Elliott via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/18
Recent Episodes
The judges reviewing Christopher Duntsch’s appeal have reached a verdict. On the day of the decision, Laura Beil goes to the Dallas District Attorney’s office to speak with prosecutors Michelle Shugart and Jaclyn Lambert about the judges' decision. To read Laura Beil’s article about the ruling,...
Published 12/11/18
You may remember the woman in the infomercial about Dr. Duntsch who admiringly calls him “one great man” and claims “he’ll fix you.” Laura Beil wasn’t able to get in touch with her when she first reported the series. She guessed that the woman must have been a paid actress, or perhaps even the...
Published 11/13/18
Throughout my reporting- there was a question that kept coming up: if I’d been in the shoes of the people around Christopher Duntsch- friends, family, mentors- what would I've have done. That’s a question at the heart of a new series from from Wondery, called Imagined Life. In each episode we’ll...
Published 11/04/18
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