Bodies

Bodies

Each episode of this documentary series begins with a medical mystery. Sometimes the sickness is in the body, and sometimes the sickness is in the system. Once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge. Created by Allison Behringer and supported by KCRW.

This week, the FDA will make a decision on whether or not to approve the first ever treatment for achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. But not everyone is celebrating.

When Cody went online to search for a prosthetic penis, he couldn’t find anything that met his needs.

When River was first told that something was wrong with their body, they didn’t think it was that big a deal. But the medical system and their parents disagreed.

An elementary school in L.A. County was built on a contaminated site and made its community sick — How that community came together to demand change, and a controversial plan to build a new school.

On today’s indie spotlight, we share “Infinities,” by Boen Wang. It’s about mental illness, toxic workplace environments, Egyptian Rat Screw, and the nature of infinity.

Lill lives in Appalachian West Virginia — it’s coal country, and it’s also the overdose capital of the United States.

Kelly was in her 20s in the 1980s and she was determined enjoy sex without shame...until she got an STI she’d never heard of. And so she married the first person who accepted her.

Season 3 of Bodies coming September 22, 2021.