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Search for Dr. Death: Miracle Man to hear the latest season of Dr. Death. A story of trust, betrayal and miracles.


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 protect?


From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.

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A small town cop is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015. He quickly became a martyr in the national media, until a dogged investigator uncovered the officer's bizarre and dark past. When the truth comes out, the townspeople must reconcile betrayal, corruption and the secrets of an American hero. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes the third season of Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake.Listen to Over My Dead Body Fox Lake - wondery.fm/FL_DrDeathSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything into question. From Wondery comes Season Three of the hit podcast, Dr. Death. MIRACLE MAN tells the story of a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and sweeps one woman off her feet. Hosted by Laura Beil. Listen to Dr. Death Season 3: wondery.fm/DDS3_DrDeathSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Reporter and host of Dr. Death, Laura Beil, moderates a panel discussion with the show’s main cast and writer: Joshua Jackson, Christian Slater, AnnaSophia Robb, Grace Gummer, Hubert Point-du-Jour, and showrunner Patrick MacManus.. From a rooftop premiere in Hollywood, they talk about how they captured the story of Dr. Duntsch, and why doctors are the real heroes. All eight episodes of the television series based on the podcast Dr Death are out now on Peacock.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The television series based on the podcast Dr Death premieres on Peacock on July 15th. For the first time in this episode Dallas District Attorney  Michelle Shughart  meets the actress who plays her in the series, AnnaSophia Robb.The two discuss what this case was like and Shughart’s fight for justice.   See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The television series based on the podcast "Dr Death" premieres on Peacock on July 15th. For the first time Dr. Randall Kirby sits down for an intimate conversation with the man who plays him on screen, actor Christian Slater. The two discuss how Slater prepared for the role and what the television show got right - right down to the cowboy boots.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In this special follow-up episode to the first season of Dr Death, Laura Beil revisits the  story of Christopher Duntsch’s best friend. When Jerry Summers needed surgery, he turned to his best friend. But the two buddies ended up living two very different realities. And after becoming paralyzed as a result of his botched surgery, Jerry is finally ready to open about what he went through, who he blames, and what he wants to say to Chris now. If you haven’t already, listen to the first season now, particularly the episode called “Chris and Jerry.” Tap here to see a picture of Jerry with his dog, Stella. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Update | 7

Update | 7

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Reporter Laura Beil has a few updates on the story of Christopher Duntsch since the series was first released. She attends an appeals hearing for Duntsch's case, discusses Baylor-Plano Hospital’s response -- and the mysterious case of the disappearing billboard.Subscribe to Business Wars hereDr. Death merchandise is now available! 15% of proceeds from each sale will go to the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica and their effort to spotlight wrongdoings in the healthcare industry. Shop tees, hoodies, & mugs at wondery.com/store.Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/drdeathSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Closure | 6

Closure | 6

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Michelle Shughart has her work cut out for her, since no doctor has ever been prosecuted for crimes committed while practicing medicine. His patient’s lives would never be the same, but what would what would be the fate of Dr. Duntsch? The people in Dallas struggle to understand what drove him to do such horrible things. And what happens if the system faces another “Dr. Death.” Subscribe to Dr Death on Apple, Spotify, NPR One, Stitcher or sign up for email updates at wondery.com to stay up to date about future episodes.Please tell us what you think about our show and help us by answering a few questions at wondery.com/surveyHave a tip for us? Send us an email at tips@wondery.comListen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/drdeathSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Free Fall | 5

Free Fall | 5

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Dr. Henderson and Dr. Kirby were screaming for anyone to listen who might help them get Dr. Duntsch to stop operating. Kirby wrote to the Texas Medical Board. He and Henderson went to the police. But no one was listening.Please tell us what you think about our show and help us by answering a few questions at wondery.com/surveyHave a burning question about Dr. Death? Host Laura Beil will be hosting an AMA on Reddit next Thursday, September 27th at 12pm CT / 1pm ET to discuss the making of the series and much more. To stay updated, follow us on Twitter. Subscribe to Dr Death on Apple, Spotify, NPR One, Stitcher or sign up for email updates at wondery.com to stay up to date about future episodes.Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/drdeathSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Spineless | 4

Spineless | 4

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If a doctor is fired from a hospital, the hospital should report it immediately. That’s how problem doctors are prevented from getting hired elsewhere. But the places where Dr. Duntsch operated failed to report him to the proper authorities. If they had, maybe Duntsch’s path of destruction would have been stopped much sooner.Please tell us what you think about our show and help us by answering a few questions at wondery.com/surveySubscribe to Dr Death on Apple, Spotify, NPR One, Stitcher or sign up for email updates at wondery.com to stay up to date about future episodes.Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/drdeathSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Occam’s Razor | 3

Occam’s Razor | 3

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Kimberly Morgan was attracted to Christopher Duntsch from the moment she met him. He was charming and seemed destined for great things. But she also saw another side to him. Duntsch’s behavior led many people who came into contact with him to wonder: Was he an impaired physician? A terrible surgeon? Or a cold-blooded killer?“Death Don’t Have No Mercy” performed by Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, courtesy of Rough Diamond Records.Please tell us what you think about our show and help us by answering a few questions at wondery.com/surveySubscribe to Dr Death on Apple, Spotify, NPR One, Stitcher or sign up for email updates at wondery.com to stay up to date about future episodes.Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/drdeathSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Chris and Jerry | 2

Chris and Jerry | 2

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Chris Duntsch was a promising medical student, with a bright future ahead of him. The friends who knew him were shocked at the doctor he would later become. Not Chris, they said. That’s not the man I know. The Chris Duntsch they knew was driven, hard-working, smart, with a twinkle in his eye. And no one believed they knew Chris Duntsch better than his best friend, Jerry Summers.“Death Don’t Have No Mercy” performed by Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, courtesy of Rough Diamond Records.Please tell us what you think about our show and help us by answering a few questions at wondery.com/surveySubscribe to Dr Death on Apple, Spotify, NPR One, Stitcher or sign up for email updates at wondery.com to stay up to date about future episodes.Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/drdeathSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Three Days In Dallas | 1

Three Days In Dallas | 1

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All physicians are taught, “First do no harm.” But what happens when a doctor does harm his patients?Dr. Robert Henderson was a veteran spinal surgeon in Dallas when he got an unusual phone call from a local hospital: a new surgeon had operated so poorly that a patient who’d walked in on her own two feet now couldn’t even wiggle her toes. Dr. Henderson had seen a lot, but he wasn't prepared for this. The surgery was so bad, in fact, he asked himself whether this person possibly be an impostor impersonating a physician?“Death Don’t Have No Mercy” performed by Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, courtesy of Rough Diamond Records.Please tell us what you think about our show and help us by answering a few questions at wondery.com/surveySubscribe to Dr Death on Apple, Spotify, NPR One, Stitcher or sign up for email updates at wondery.com to stay up to date about future episodes.Listen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/drdeathSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Introducing Dr. Death

Introducing Dr. Death

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Dr. Death premieres on September 4thListen ad free with Wondery+, including exclusive bonus episodes. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/drdeathSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Comments (450)

Grunkle Hatter

This is a AD very poorly put out of its proper place. What does this say? That Woundry is desperate for listeners and is bleed money in a way that could sink the company.

Oct 12th
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Stacey Ann

i just want to hear the podcast....

Sep 30th
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Cheri Anderson Phillips

Did I miss something? What happened to this doctor? What an idiotic place to end this story

Sep 30th
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Cheri Anderson Phillips

I've had spinal surgery twice. This just made me cry and almost cringe in pain. Fortunately I have a top notch neurosurgeon.

Sep 30th
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Vltheeo

This had to have been one of the more difficult episodes. As much as I was feeling for Jerry and the suffering inflicted on him by his supposed best friend, to hear him and how his life was so severely impacted by that fateful procedure is heartbreaking. **SPOILER ALERT** Stop reading here as in between these sentences is the 'real' comment which is a spoiler. Jerry, Chris, stop reading. Chris was a real piece of work The real suckerpunch was how Jerry, in his warped mind, blames himself for the other victim's suffering and has forgiven Chris and still loves him. Hope nobody read this and had the episode spoiled. I did give fair warning and tried to nestle the real sentence in between sentences of nonsense (or useless comments!!).

Sep 17th
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Vltheeo

Agreed!!!

Sep 17th
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Charles Tates

this is a great podcast if I showed this to my family they would keep watching

Sep 5th
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Grunkle Hatter

this is a AD damnit Woundery stop this already.... are you secretly owned by the Parcast Network? that would make sense the way throw these trash ADs around like there normal episodes.

Sep 1st
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Donna Tulok

So annoying and unnecessary to plug and give previews of the other seasons or podcasts during and after each amd every episode. Drove me crazy. There's more seasons.. we get it..

Aug 17th
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Grunkle Hatter

AD pass on downloading, Woundery, the new ADs up your ass Network

Aug 16th
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Scott Sanders

I heard their promo on Mysterious Radio’s podcast when it launched and it has been a wild ride ever since👍👍👍

Aug 7th
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SamRaies Hiester

Smh.... sad that someone with such intelligence uses it for evil. them people trusted him... makes me scared to go for another type of surgery. smh

Aug 6th
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SamRaies Hiester

Amazing!!

Aug 6th
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miinty fresj

I've had this podcast in my list for a while - I just started listening to it yesterday - HOLY SHIT!! This story!! This guy??!?!?! It's bone chilling, hearing how the "doctor" doctored.

Aug 3rd
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Grunkle Hatter

finally a AD I can get behind! still wont download it but at least it relevant this this PodCast Feed it self so I'll take it as a win.

Aug 2nd
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Grunkle Hatter

AD

Jul 20th
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SJJ33

This is so hard to listen to😭

Jul 17th
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Grunkle Hatter

AD

Jul 15th
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Grunkle Hatter

this is a AD

Jul 14th
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Sally Tomato

stumbled upon this podcast today...yikes!!! I need to have back surgery.....now I'm not so sure I want it.

Jul 12th
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