I have a confession to make: I have never listened to Serial.
If you’re ready to revoke my podcast aficionado card right here, right now, I would understand.
Let me dig myself into a deeper hole: S-Town? Dirty John? My Favorite Murder? I don’t know her.
The podcast in question is Wondery’s Dr. Death, and I took this article as a personal challenge. Gross? Gory? Deeply disturbing? Bring. It. On.
I binged all 4 episodes in one day, and can confirm Dr. Death is every bit as horrifying as promised. It’s also a fantastic, well researched, completely engrossing story that is expertly explored by health and science journalist Laura Beil. She exposes not only the potential motives (or lack thereof) behind Dr. Christopher Duntsch’s gruesome and often fatal surgeries, but the way the American healthcare system repeatedly failed to protect his victims.
All I’m trying to say is, please listen to it, so we can scream about it together.
(Also, shoutout to Mickaela Fouad who convinced me to start listening, and has dealt with many furious DMs from me as we tried to make sense of Dr. Death’s twisted actions).