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Dr. Death




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.


Latest Episodes:

  • The Cast of Dr. Death, Live from Hollywood | 11
    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... Read more
    Published on: 2021-07-20
  • AnnaSophia Robb Meets Michelle Shughart | 1
    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... Read more
    Published on: 2021-07-15
  • Christian Slater meets Dr. Randall Kirby
    Dr. Death, the TV series 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... Read more
    Published on: 2021-07-13
  • Introducing Confronting: Columbine
    The events of April 20th, 1999 shaped our nation and altered the American narrative. One of America’s deadliest school shootings took place in a small town in Colorado, leaving thirteen... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-04
  • Wondery Presents The Vanished
    In The Vanished podcast from Wondery, Host Marissa Jones explores the stories of those who have gone missing, going beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-02
  • Dr. Fata: Reporting Dr. Death | 6
    In this season of Dr. Death, we heard from people who went to Farid Fata for cancer treatment - but instead found pain and death. Laura speaks with Mike Hixenbaugh,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-13
  • Dr. Fata: How To Spot a Dr. Death | 5
    Imagine you're working at a hospital and you notice something isn't right: what do you do? Season One and Two of Dr Death featured medical professionals who crossed the line.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-12-30
  • Dr Fata: Seeing Yellow | 4
    The FBI arrests Farid Fata and shuts down his practice. At trial, he pleads guilty and is sentenced to many years in prison. In the end, the victims of Fata... Read more
    Published on: 2020-12-23