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The Immaculate Deception

Author: Somethin' Else / Sony Music Entertainment

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Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat was renowned for getting amazing results. Women who were desperate for children would visit him at his Rotterdam clinic and leave pregnant. But when the clinic closed, rumours began about the methods Karbaat used to achieve his success. The children conceived at the clinic - the Karbaat Kids - began asking difficult questions about what happened to their mothers. 

What happened in Dr Karbaat’s clinic? From Somethin’ Else, The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman.

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Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat was renowned for getting amazing results. Women who were desperate for children would visit him at his Rotterdam clinic and leave pregnant. But when the clinic closed, rumours began about the methods Karbaat used to achieve his success. The children conceived at the clinic - the Karbaat Kids - began asking difficult questions about what happened to their mothers. What happened in Dr Karbaat’s clinic? From Somethin’ Else, The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman. This is a Somethin' Else Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1: The Clinic

1: The Clinic

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Jenny travels to the Netherlands to meet Joey Hoofdman and Marsha Elvers, who discover the shocking truth about the fertility doctor who treated their mothers. The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman. This is a Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2: The Super Donor

2: The Super Donor

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Joey knocks on Dr Karbaat’s door and Jenny meets sperm donor Louis. What goes through the mind of someone who’s prepared to father dozens of children? The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman. This is a Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3: The Last Interview

3: The Last Interview

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Journalist Kamil Baluk made it through the clinic gates for one of the last ever interviews with Jan Karbaat. How did the doctor justify himself? The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman. This is a Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What happened when Karbaat took his sperm to the US? Jenny investigates the doctor's American connection and finds out about the other fertility doctors who deceived their patients. The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman. This is a Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5: The Mother

5: The Mother

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Jenny finally tracks down a mother who was treated by Karbaat. Lidia found out the truth about her son's paternity in 2019. The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman. This is a Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The fight for justice for Jan Karbaat's victims. And Jenny uncovers a secret recording. The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman. This is a Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7: The Karbastards

7: The Karbastards

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What does the future hold for those affected by Jan Karbaat's deceit? The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman. This is a Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Anne is waiting to hear if Karbaat is her biological father. She calls Jenny with an update. The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman. This is a Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jenny on making the series. The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman. This is a Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
BioHacked tells startling true stories of the people caught between two multi-trillion-dollar industries — medicine and technology — and chronicles how their lives are transformed. In season 1, the children of anonymous sperm and egg donors — some with dozens or hundreds of half-siblings — take on the fertility industry. As they uncover the identities of their donors and gather vital medical information, unexpected ethical, scientific, and political challenges arise that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about the baby business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Comments (185)

Suzanne Hubbard Gerken

This is af fascinating podcast. Thank you.

Oct 18th
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Chanaka Hettige

Gripping to say the least. And to know that there's no federal law against these and it was in 2019 that some states even considered categorizing this horror as a crime is beyond disgusting. Kudos for the great reporting!

Sep 22nd
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Timothy Scott

Simply un-belieeeeevable. i remember reading about this years ago. This is more in-depth. Interviews with ''family'' members. The one member who says she looks for likenesses in everyone she meets. It must be tiring. I give The Immaculate Deception ☆☆☆☆☆.

Jun 12th
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TaupeTarps

Love a witty wordplay in a title. Can’t wait to listen to this. Sounds like an interesting story.

Apr 5th
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Abigail Gripshover

This is a shameful title, and Castbox should be penalized for promoting a show that is disrespecting a sacred Catholic belief. As a previous commenter said, they would never do this to another religion. The show could have been exactly the same with a less disrespectful title.

Apr 5th
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Jenny Schendel

I totally agree with you, Michael Savage. Killing coyote and other animals with cyanide poisoning is especially inhumane and unnecessary! I hope our President gets your message, but fast!! We are all God's children.

Apr 4th
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Michael Valero

Same thing for us Steeler fans. This isn't about 70's football.

Apr 1st
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Judi Carolina

oh dear! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Apr 1st
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Nick R

Please consider how your sacreligeous show title affects the millions of people who hold the Immaculate Conception as sacred. You wouldn't do the same with Islam or Hinduism. Then why do so with Catholicism?

Mar 26th
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Melissa

On Netflix there's a show called Sister's. It's exactly what this podcast is about. It's a good Show Check it out.

Mar 26th
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