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Wondery
MrBallen’s Medical Mysteries
The human body is a miracle. But when it’s not working, it can be the stuff of nightmares. On this new series from master storyteller MrBallen, we’re sharing medical horror stories and diagnostic mysteries that are surgically calibrated to make your blood run cold.From bizarre, unheard-of diseases and miraculous recoveries to strange medical mishaps and unexplainable deaths — you’ll never hear the phrase “heart-stopping” in the same way again. MrBallen’s Medical Mysteries is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between MrBallen and Wondery, the award-winning company...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 1,363 ratings
Storytelling is very stiff and obviously being read from a script. Against the Odds also tells stories but does so in a way that pulls you into the story instead of always reminding you that you’re listening to a script being read.
Listener53 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/24
Just finished your most recent episode, ‘Breathless’, and at the end made me think of my own personal story. Within a three-year period, I had been rushed to the hospital twice with what they now have diagnosed me with aseptic meningitis due to medicine I had taken for poison ivy that had...Read full review »
Kmanos6 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/24
Episode 21
Great episode and as soon as you mentioned acne medication, I knew what it was! I took Bactrim in high school in 2003 and as a result, struggled with widespread swollen lymph nodes and fevers. Turns out, I had bone marrow suppression and aplastic anemia from Bactrim. It’s like a 1:2.5 million...Read full review »
Smnoeth via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/24
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