Dr. Death | S4: Bad Magic

4.5/5

Critic Rating

When a charismatic young doctor announces revolutionary treatments for cancer and HIV, patients from around the world turn to him for their last chance. As medical experts praise Serhat Gumrukcu’s genius, the company he co-founded rockets in value to over half a billion dollars. But when a team of researchers makes a startling discovery, they begin to suspect the brilliant doctor is hiding a secret. From Wondery, the new season of Dr. Death: Bad Magic is a story of miraculous cures, magic and murder. Hosted by Laura Beil


Critic Reviews

Score: 3

The Crime Writers Squad • Crime Writers On Feb 16, 2024

"..."Dr. Death: Bad Magic" starts off strong but quickly fades and never seems to pull off the trick...."

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Score: 5

PR Staff • PodcastReview.org Feb 2, 2024

"In “Black Magic,” award-winning reporter Laura Beil is on the trail of Serhat Gumrukcu, a doctor and scientist who claimed to nearing a cure for HIV and cancer. But as true crime fans know, big claims often hide dark secrets."

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Score: 5

Hannah Verdier • The Guardian Dec 21, 2023

"...a fresh tale of medical cons. This time, Laura Beil puts Serhat Gumrukcu in the spotlight. The doctor caused a sensation when he claimed he could cure cancer and HIV but, as Beil slowly uncovers, his credentials didn’t quite match up to the multimillion dollar value of his bioscience company..."

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Score: 5

Gregg Stockdale • The Podcast Geek Dec 10, 2023

"(Seasons 1-4) What happens when your surgeon isn't who he says he is? Dr. Death exposes unbelievable and extreme cases of medical malpractice."

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