Sick

WFYI/Side Effects Public Media

Since Sep 2019·10 episodes

What happens after a doctor uses his own sperm to impregnate his patients? Sick is an investigative podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy. Award-winning journalists Jake Harper and Lauren Bavis dig deep to share shocking personal stories of medical injustices, and hold accountable the people and institutions meant to care for us. Sick's first season explores the complications of fertility medicine, one Indiana doctor’s abuse of power, and the generations of lives he affected.

Episodes

16:26
S1 E9·5 months ago
In 1972, Cline impregnated a patient with his own sperm, maybe for the first time. The Farber twins are the oldest known Cline siblings. When one of them needed a fertility doctor, she went to the best.  Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.
26:36
S1 E8·7 months ago
For the families connected to Donald Cline, this is a story with no end in sight. Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.
29:02
S1 E7·7 months ago
Cline’s deception goes deeper than replacing anonymous donor sperm. But bringing him to justice isn’t easy. Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.
30:58
S1 E6·8 months ago
Heather Woock navigates modern fertility treatment. Could what Cline did happen today? Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.
28:33
S1 E5·8 months ago
Donald Cline explains himself.  Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.
32:30
S1 E4·8 months ago
Donald Cline still doesn’t come clean at a face-to-face meeting with the siblings, which leads to more questions. Did he ever use any sperm donors in the ‘70s and ‘80s? We tracked down some people who were there. Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter ...
25:32
S1 E3·8 months ago
What kind of doctor uses his own sperm to impregnate his patients?  Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.
25:09
S1 E2·9 months ago
Jacoba Ballard knew she was donor conceived, so she wanted to see if she had any half siblings. She found more than she expected – would anyone believe her? Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.
23:43
S1 E1·9 months ago
The first season of Sick starts with the story of a mother and son, a generation apart, who both struggled with infertility. And they learn a terrible secret about an Indianapolis doctor who abused his position of power. Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and ...
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TRAILER·10 months ago
What happens when a doctor betrays a patient’s trust? Sick is an investigative podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy. Award-winning journalists Jake Harper and Lauren Bavis dig deep to share shocking personal stories of medical injustices, and hold accountable the ...
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