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. In season 1, 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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12 | A Future Without Shame
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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? Have feedback about the show? Email us at biohacked@threeuncannyfour.com. Follow our host on Twitter @TJRaphael.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2022
11 | Underground Markets
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2022
10 | The Great Sperm Drought
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
9 | Anger To Action
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
8 | A Deadly Donation?
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
7 | Cease and Desist
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
6 | Wrongful Life
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The David and Goliath battle between an industry powerhouse and a family with a sick child. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
5 | The Genius Experiment: Part 2
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
4 | The Genius Experiment: Part 1
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
3 | The Birth of The Sperm Bank
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
2 | Lost and Found
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
1 | Pandora’s Box
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Introducing BioHacked: Family Secrets
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022