KCRW's Bodies "What's wrong with me?" Each episode of this documentary series begins as a medical mystery. But once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge.
KCRW's Bodies

KCRW's Bodies

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"What's wrong with me?" Each episode of this documentary series begins as a medical mystery. But once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge.

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Unraveling

In the season one finale of Bodies, Allison looks back and asks: Why are intimate conversations about our bodies so hard and so rare? The episode begins with Lisa Hartman, a 45-year-old mother who is dedicated to home schooling her four children. One night, Lisa faints, and after that, her world is never the same. In the weeks and months that follow, she experiences an array of symptoms that disrupt her life: insomnia, cold flashes, vertigo, and worst of all, panic and anxiety As Lisa's medical mystery unfolds, she realizes her symptoms are related to perimenopause and finds validation and support in online communities of women. Lisa's story hits home for Allison, who realizes she's never asked her own mother what it was like to grow older. Worried that her mom went through something like Lisa, Allison travels to see her mom. Allison's mom shares her story and they reflect on their evolving relationship. To learn more and to share your own story, visit our Facebook group here. Nothing is off the table and everyone is welcome.

Refusing to Feed

From a young age, Vivian knows she wants to be two things: a doctor and a mother. Vivian is 30 and a practicing family doctor when she gets pregnant. She starts reading everything there is to know about having a baby. She knows from her patients what can go wrong and plans to do everything right for her baby. But when her daughter is born, Vivian quickly realizes there's something wrong: Her new baby won't breastfeed. Vivian goes on a journey to find out why her daughter won't eat. In the end, she must reckon with the shortcomings of her medical training. To learn more and to share your own story, visit our Facebook group here. Nothing is off the table and everyone is welcome.

The Bodies Award

*This episode has explicit language* Every year, KCRW's Independent Producer Project puts on a competition. It's called the 24-Hour Radio Race and audio makers from around the world have one day to create a short nonfiction story from scratch. The theme this year was The New Normal and the winners were announced in September. The Radio Race included a new category called the Bodies Award this year. In this special episode, Bodies host Allison Behringer chooses three finalists to air on the show. She also announces the winning piece. Bodies stories typically take months to research, report, produce, edit and score. But these three pairs of producers created audio stories full of intimacy, surprise, humor and tension in just 24 hours. To learn more and to share your own story, visit our Facebook group here. Nothing is off the table and everyone is welcome.

Other than

Jeromey is sixteen when the hair appears on her cheeks. She thinks she's transforming into a monster. Stuck in a world where beauty begets womanhood, Jeromey creates her own sexuality and power. To learn more and to share your own story, visit our...

Anxious Mess

For Reese, the hum of daily life isn't a hum at all. It's exhausting, disorienting and always out of her grasp. What people assume about her work as a stripper is just one of the false assumptions that she must overcome. It isn't until she starts...

Bleeding

KalaLea has terrible, awful periods. But don't a lot of women? Well, yes and no. After more than a decade of suffering, KalaLea discovers that the cause of the pain is common for Black women like herself, but far from normal. Join the conversation...

Sex hurts

For Bodies host Allison Behringer, sex suddenly becomes painful. This is her journey to find out why.

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"What's wrong with me?" Bodies is a new documentary series that begins as a medical mystery. But once you peel back the layers, more questions emerge.

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