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BioHacked: Family Secrets

BioHacked: Family Secrets

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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. Listen as 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.

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14 Episodes
1. Pandora’s Box

1. Pandora’s Box


A Christmas present turns Amber’s life upside down. Shaken, she questions the very foundation of her identity — and struggles to learn the truth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
2. Lost and Found

2. Lost and Found


Kurt donated his sperm hundreds of times. He thought his identity could stay hidden forever, but Amber and Kaitlin are on his trail. Will he connect with them, or forever remain a mystery? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Frozen semen, a media circus, and the father of sperm banking. The man and the moment that gave life to millions — and catapulted the fertility industry into a global business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
An improbable tale to transform the human race, one genius at a time. Find out how a plan so seemingly out there wound up revolutionizing the baby business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A look at a family built by Robert Graham’s infamous Repository for Germinal Choice reveals the dark side of this genius sperm bank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
6. Wrongful Life

6. Wrongful Life


The David and Goliath battle between an industry powerhouse and a family with a sick child. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
7. Cease and Desist

7. Cease and Desist


A grandmother, a granddaughter, and one anonymous donor's fight to maintain his privacy. What happens when a genetic test creates a family rift? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
8. A Deadly Donation?

8. A Deadly Donation?


Thousands of women donate eggs for cash or freeze them for personal use. Could this life-altering treatment be a lot more dangerous than we think? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
9. Anger To Action

9. Anger To Action


Donor conceived activists want lasting change, but they'll have to go big with their plans to overhaul the baby business. They've organized and strategized — and now, they're ready to take on the multi-billion dollar industry that created them. Even if it is an uphill battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Fertility industry experts have a warning for donor conceived activists: new rules in the baby business could have some big, unintended consequences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11. Underground Markets

11. Underground Markets


From Facebook groups to Tinder-like apps, a new generation of parents are using unregulated tech to form families outside the baby business. Get to know the women and couples seeking out sperm online – and the donors stepping up to the plate to help them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The baby business has used shame and secrecy as tools for decades. But a new generation of parents are removing stigma by leaning into a model that centers love, science, and determination. How can the lessons of the past shape the way forward for the fertility industry? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In the age of DNA, not many things can stay buried forever. BioHacked S1: Family Secrets, explores how at-home genetic testing is upending the baby business, and putting the children of anonymous sperm and egg donors into direct conflict with the industry that created them. Coming March 9th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In 2001, a series of letters laced with a deadly powder called anthrax appeared on the desks of prominent journalists and politicians in New York City and Washington D.C causing a national panic. But what started as an unprecedented case soon turned into an unsettling mystery. Who had sent these letters? And why? Join us as we trace the FBI’s costly investigation into the attacks, all with an eye toward the question that remains today: Did the FBI identify the true killer, or is this case still unresolved? Unravel the story the played out behind closed doors on Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, listen now wherever you get your podcasts Subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat right now, completely ad-free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Comments (1)

Wendy Bruder

procreation is a 100% selfish action by the parents. offspring have zero say in their existence. people should think more about how their decisions will affect the futures of their offspring.

Oct 19th
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