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Author: Wondery

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Patients in search of a miracle cure end up in critical condition. The race is on to find out what went wrong before more people get hurt. The trail leads back to a medical company with slick marketing and a charismatic CEO. And to a multibillion dollar stem cell industry where greed and desperation collide. Laura Beil, the award-winning host and reporter of “Dr Death,” returns for this six-part investigative series from Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John” and “The Shrink Next Door.”

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Introducing Bad Batch

Introducing Bad Batch

2019-10-1002:2342

Bad Batch premieres on October 23rd.
The Cure to Everything | 1

The Cure to Everything | 1

2019-10-2343:13178

We’ll try anything to help our loved ones who are experiencing pain. John and Elaine both turn to a new medical treatment to help their mothers. But for one of them, it will go horribly wrong.For accurate information on stem cell treatments, visit www.isscr.org/about-stem-cells, a site maintained by the International Society for Stem Cell Research.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial when you visit simplisafe.com/batchQuip - Get your first refill pack free when you visit getquip.com/badbatchThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit thredup.com/batchNoom - Start your journey today at noom.com/batchBetter Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/batchVerishop - Get 15% off your first purchase at verishop.com/badbatch
Pure | 2

Pure | 2

2019-10-2332:34106

More patients are getting sick. As people across the country start asking questions, John K scrambles to figure out what went wrong and to save his company. For accurate information on stem cell treatments, visit the International Society for Stem Cell Research website.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial when you visit simplisafe.com/batchQuip - Get your first refill pack free when you visit getquip.com/badbatchThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit thredup.com/batchNoom - Start your journey today at noom.com/batchBetter Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/batchVerishop - Get 15% off your first purchase at verishop.com/badbatch
The Entrepreneur | 3

The Entrepreneur | 3

2019-10-2539:2699

Who is John K? Before he founded Liveyon he had quite a remarkable career.For accurate information on stem cell treatments, visit the International Society for Stem Cell Research website.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial when you visit simplisafe.com/batchQuip - Get your first refill pack free when you visit getquip.com/badbatchThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit thredup.com/batchNoom - Start your journey today at noom.com/batchBetter Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/batchVerishop - Get 15% off your first purchase at verishop.com/badbatch
The Sell | 4

The Sell | 4

2019-10-3044:2083

John K. builds his company, and focuses on what he does best. A fleet of salesmen and doctors are selling a miracle, and they’re not necessarily sharing the whole story of the bad batch.For accurate information on stem cell treatments, visit the International Society for Stem Cell Research website.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial when you visit simplisafe.com/batchQuip - Get your first refill pack free when you visit getquip.com/badbatchThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit thredup.com/batchNoom - Start your journey today at noom.com/batchBetter Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/batchVerishop - Get 15% off your first purchase at verishop.com/badbatch
Three Vials  | 5

Three Vials | 5

2019-11-0636:1568

Vials of stem cells are shipped around the country, but some of them are ticking time bombs.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial when you visit simplisafe.com/batchQuip - Get your first refill pack free when you visit getquip.com/badbatchThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit thredup.com/batchNoom - Start your journey today at noom.com/batchBetter Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/batchVerishop - Get 15% off your first purchase at verishop.com/badbatch
Beyond Liveyon | 6

Beyond Liveyon | 6

2019-11-1346:3080

 Elaine comes to terms with what happened. Other patients start to pick up the pieces too, and try to get justice.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial when you visit simplisafe.com/batchQuip - Get your first refill pack free when you visit getquip.com/badbatchThredUp - Get 30% off your first order when you visit thredup.com/batchNoom - Start your journey today at noom.com/batchBetter Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/batchVerishop - Get 15% off your first purchase at verishop.com/badbatch
Whack-a-mole | 8

Whack-a-mole | 8

2020-02-0518:2619

As the FDA cracks down on stem cell businesses, a flashy new commercial makes a splash, and it looks a whole lot like Liveyon. Is John K back?
Football star Aaron Hernandez went from the bright lights of the Super Bowl to a convicted murderer in a few years. The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, best known for its investigation of the sexual abuse scandal inside the Catholic Church, takes a hard look at the crisis facing football through the lens of Aaron Hernandez’s life and terrible crimes.Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/GladiatorBB
When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud.Listen today at wondery.fm/badbatch_guru.
Comments (86)

Lin Levi

I love the way he's always got some relative who was miraculously cured but what ever his latest snake oil is. So after he lost all his uncle's money in his insurance scam he intros his cancer suffering uncle to the miracle pain cream that actually turns out to be yet another scam. Shame in you John K, you are a absolute worm.

Jul 4th
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Lin Levi

Not my fault, I didn't know, I've been unfairly targeted. UGH!! He makes me want to screaaaamm!!!

Jul 4th
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Lin Levi

John K"s arrogance is astounding! " I don't want to say I know more than them .... but I do know more than a lot of them. Scientists do science, marketing people do marketing well ... I have been able to learn & implement all of it together"😲 🤯 WTF?? This guy is so full of himself but has a litany of failed business ventures and scams going back years. Using "my friends are millionaires" as a way to back up his huge ego only proves that he is delusional!!. 🤬

Jul 4th
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Tamara Urlich

john is an absolute slime ball

May 15th
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Grunkle Hatter

please Woundery network of you aren't going to add new episodes then please dont use your old channels to pump the same advertisements across the network, it makes you look cheap , desperate and tacky as a company , you normally have more class than this

Apr 9th
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Jordan DeJong

interesting to listen to, way too many commercials for half hour podcast

Mar 28th
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Grunkle Hatter

bored

Feb 25th
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Lisalouise Taylor

ooohhhh poor baby had to walk 4 miles in 85 ° weather,,,wwaaaaaa. after spending ONE NIGHT in lock up. Seriously? and his Mommy thinks he is just " so sweet" wake up Mom! He is a CRIMINAL

Feb 18th
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Ryan Ely

“I just wanted to help people”, by relieving them of all the money in their pockets? Scumbag. 100% scammer

Jan 27th
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LB

welcome to american caputalism .... if I am not much mistaken this will never be allowed in europe since it is ... unregulated .... for now it is pure fraud....

Jan 20th
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Jose Bustillo

@wondery you spelled Con Artist wrong

Jan 3rd
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Nancy Loomis

So if Liveyon has a PURE line, what are their other lines, A LITTLE LESS THAN PURE? They say, “more pure, more clean? So what was it before? Just saying.

Dec 23rd
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Katherine Manrriquez

I really have a lot of respect for that doctor who tried it on himself before risking any of his patients.

Dec 22nd
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Katherine Manrriquez

The Director of Medical Education doesn't even know proper information about E. Coli....

Dec 22nd
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Katherine Manrriquez

His company, that has over 100 employees, makes 6mil, so he pays himself 1 /7th of it. Sounds "reasonable"

Dec 22nd
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Alex

this show is copying a medical history podcast that already exists, get an original idea guys, how disappointing

Dec 12th
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Frank Preston

episode one just drags and sounds like a broken record. clearly for an audience 60 years plus... I would put more work in this comment but it's equal to how bad this podcast was ...

Dec 10th
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Diana Duggan

Desperately trying anything to get relief from pain only for the treatment to make them more unwell. A lot of larger companies should just think of the individual-if this was my mom how would I like her to be looked after. Someone’s mom is not a series of dollar signs. Someone’s mom could be someone’s best friend and carer at times. Innocent until proven guilty always for me. Just take care of vulnerable people please.

Dec 8th
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Diana Duggan

I adore the wondery podcasts they are so unbelievable professional and I love their backdrop music. I as a chronic pain sufferer understand the desperation at times that patients feel and will try anything to try and get some relief. So as a consequence my heart sinks when I think how vulnerable we are, when I hear of someone

Dec 8th
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Thomas

Sickening... Hard to believe these guys sleep with both eyes shut.

Dec 7th
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