Nobody Should Believe Me

Nobody Should Believe Me

  • 50 minutes 40 seconds
    Welcome To Hutchinson

    Welcome to Season 4 of Nobody Should Believe Me! This season we are following the story of Jordyn Hope as they unravel the secrets of their childhood. After revelations that they were abused as a child, Jo bravely returns to their small, deeply religious hometown to attempt to unravel their many lingering questions about their upbringing. Was their abuse a secret? If not, why didn’t anyone help them? Jo connects with her first grade teacher and childhood best friend as they begin their search for answers. Andrea travels with Jo, hoping to help her friend find healing, and to see what the future might look like for the survivors in her own life. 

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    20 June 2024, 4:00 am
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  • 1 hour 4 minutes
    Crime Close to Home: A Conversation with Madison McGhee

    Andrea Dunlop interviews Madison McGhee, host of the Ice Cold Case podcast, about her personal journey investigating her father's unsolved murder in 2002. They discuss the emotional complexity of the investigation, the challenges of maintaining objectivity, and the broader implications of failings in the justice system. Madison shares insights into how her podcast developed, her experiences with family backlash, and her determination to find answers.


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    To support the show, go to Patreon.com/NobodyShouldBelieveMe or subscribe on Apple Podcasts where you can get all episodes early and ad-free and access exclusive bonus content.


    For more information and resources on Munchausen by Proxy, please visit MunchausenSupport.com


    The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s MBP Practice Guidelines can be downloaded here.

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    13 June 2024, 4:00 am
  • 5 minutes
    A Survivor’s Journey

    What if you woke up one day and discovered that your whole life had been a lie? When Jordyn Hope learned about Munchausen by proxy in a college psychology class, their life was immediately turned upside down. Everything about their history was suddenly cast in a new light: from the mysterious illnesses they’d been plagued with since birth to the constant emergency room visits to the gaslighting from their mother. Now, years later, Jo returns to their small, rural hometown of Hutchinson, MN to try to put the pieces back together and help make sense of their traumatic childhood. Along the way, the story of Jordyn’s life will be rewritten and their relationship with their mother takes a turn they never could have anticipated. This is a story of self-discovery unlike any other: one of resilience, healing, and surviving the unthinkable.

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    11 June 2024, 4:00 am
  • 1 hour 13 minutes
    Answering Your Season 3 Questions with Dr. Bex

    Welcome to the Season 3 mailbag episode! Andrea is joined by Dr. Bex (aka Secret Florida Doctor Friend), to sort through all the commentary and listener feedback from Season 3. They tackle the good, the bad, and the just plain weird from the comments, and answer burning questions about the Kowalski case. We hear what it was like to cover this case in real time and to go on the road to meet some of the key players. Come down the rabbit hole with us!

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    Preorder Andrea's new book The Mother Next Door: Medicine, Deception, and Munchausen by Proxy.


    Click here to view our sponsors. Remember that using our codes helps advertisers know you’re listening and helps us keep making the show!


    Subscribe on YouTube where we have full episodes and lots of bonus content.


    Follow Andrea on Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos: @andreadunlop


    Buy Andrea's books here.


    To support the show, go to Patreon.com/NobodyShouldBelieveMe or subscribe on Apple Podcasts where you can get all episodes early and ad-free and access exclusive bonus content.


    For more information and resources on Munchausen by Proxy, please visit MunchausenSupport.com


    The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s MBP Practice Guidelines can be downloaded here.

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    6 June 2024, 4:00 am
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
    Child Abuse Prevention: A Conversation with Kathleen Strader

    This week Andrea is joined by Kathleen Strader, the National Director for Healthy Families America, the signature home visiting program of Prevent Child Abuse America. Following the Take Care of Maya film and media coverage of so-called "medical kidnapping" and misleading coverage of child abuse, we move the conversation to solutions: what can we do to prevent child abuse? We delve into Kathleen's background dealing with child abuse cases and her work supporting families through home visiting programs. Their conversation touches on the complexities of child abuse, systemic issues, and the importance of supportive measures and interventions that meet families where they are. As we wrap up our coverage of the landmark Kowalski v Johns Hopkins All Childrens case, we issue a hopeful message of how we can alleviate one of society's most challenging problems.


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    Click here to view our sponsors. Remember that using our codes helps advertisers know you’re listening and helps us keep making the show!


    Subscribe on YouTube where we have full episodes and lots of bonus content.


    Follow Andrea on Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos: @andreadunlop


    Buy Andrea's books here.


    To support the show, go to Patreon.com/NobodyShouldBelieveMe or subscribe on Apple Podcasts where you can get all episodes early and ad-free and access exclusive bonus content.


    For more information and resources on Munchausen by Proxy, please visit MunchausenSupport.com


    The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s MBP Practice Guidelines can be downloaded here.

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    30 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 36 minutes 51 seconds
    What's Happening in Lehigh?

    This week Andrea is joined by Dr. Marc Feldman as she dives into the complexities and controversies surrounding medical child abuse and the developing story in Lehigh, PA about "overdiagnosis". They delve into the media’s role in shaping perceptions and the potential for a moral panic about doctors "falsely accusing" parents of child abuse. Andrea and Dr. Feldman address the challenges in protecting children, critiques of the healthcare and legal systems, and the broader social and political movement emerging from these cases.

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    Preorder Andrea's new book The Mother Next Door: Medicine, Deception, and Munchausen by Proxy.

    Click here to view our sponsors. Remember that using our codes helps advertisers know you’re listening helps us keep making the show!

    Subscribe on YouTube where we have full episodes and lots of bonus content.

    Follow Andrea on Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos: @andreadunlop

    Buy Andrea's books here.

    To support the show, go to Patreon.com/NobodyShouldBelieveMe or subscribe on Apple Podcasts where you can get all episodes early and ad-free and access exclusive bonus content.

    For more information and resources on Munchausen by Proxy, please visit MunchausenSupport.com

    The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s MBP Practice Guidelines can be downloaded here.

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    23 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 40 minutes 6 seconds
    Kowalski Case Update with Ethen Shapiro

    Join Andrea as she delves back into the ongoing legal battle of Kowalski v. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, with Ethen Shapiro, the lead defense attorney for Johns Hopkins All Children's. They discuss the grounds for a retrial based on allegations of juror misconduct and the potential chilling effect on mandatory reporters following the substantial amount of money awarded to the Kowalski family by the jury.

    We also look at the the broader societal impacts on mandatory reporting and the protecting vulnerable children from abuse.

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    Get up to speed on the Kowalski case with our Kowalski Catch-Up Playlist on Spotify

    Preorder Andrea's new book The Mother Next Door: Medicine, Deception, and Munchausen by Proxy.

    Click here to view our sponsors. Remember that using our codes helps advertisers know you’re listening helps us keep making the show!

    Subscribe on YouTube where we have full episodes and lots of bonus content.

    Follow Andrea on Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos: @andreadunlop

    Buy Andrea's books here.

    To support the show, go to Patreon.com/NobodyShouldBelieveMe or subscribe on Apple Podcasts where you can get all episodes early and ad-free and access exclusive bonus content.

    For more information and resources on Munchausen by Proxy, please visit MunchausenSupport.com

    The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s MBP Practice Guidelines can be downloaded here.

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    16 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 46 minutes 11 seconds
    What Happened to Beata?

    This week's episode delves into the intricate details surrounding Beata Kowalski's death, which was central to the Kowalski's lawsuit against Johns Hopkins All Children's, as well as the documentary 'Take Care of Maya'. In court, Beata's death was presented as an act of maternal sacrifice and heroism. Through interviews and court deposition excerpts, we'll explore the odd circumstances leading up to and immediately after Beata's death that suggest a far more complex story might lie beneath the surface.

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    Get up to speed on the Kowalski case with our Kowalski Catch-Up Playlist on Spotify

    Preorder Andrea's new book The Mother Next Door: Medicine, Deception, and Munchausen by Proxy.

    Click here to view our sponsors. Remember that using our codes helps advertisers know you’re listening helps us keep making the show!

    Subscribe on YouTube where we have full episodes and lots of bonus content.

    Follow Andrea on Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos: @andreadunlop

    Buy Andrea's books here.

    To support the show, go to Patreon.com/NobodyShouldBelieveMe or subscribe on Apple Podcasts where you can get all episodes early and ad-free and access exclusive bonus content.

    For more information and resources on Munchausen by Proxy, please visit MunchausenSupport.com

    The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s MBP Practice Guidelines can be downloaded here.

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    9 May 2024, 5:57 pm
  • 40 minutes 43 seconds
    What Jack Knew

    As we prepare to launch Season Four next month, we’re revisiting the subject of Season Three—the landmark Kowalski v. Johns Hopkins All Children’s verdict, in which a jury awarded Jack Kowalski more than $200 million dollars in damages following the suicide of his wife Beata while their daughter Maya Kowalski was in state custody because a medical child abuse investigation. Though the media has been largely sympathetic to Kowalski’s case—thanks in large part to the popular Netflix film “Take Care of Maya”—our exploration continues to reveal that nothing about this story is what is seems.

    With the case headed towards appeal, we take a closer look at newly released information about what was going on with the Kowalski family, as well as how this verdict is affecting mandatory reporting and the safety of children in pediatric hospitals all around the country.

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    Get up to speed on the Kowalski case with our Kowalski Catch-Up Playlist on Spotify

    Click here to view our sponsors. Remember that using our codes helps advertisers know you’re listening and helps us keep making the show!

    Subscribe on YouTube where we have full episodes and lots of bonus content.

    Follow Andrea on Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos: @andreadunlop

    Buy Andrea's books here.

    To support the show, go to Patreon.com/NobodyShouldBelieveMe or subscribe on Apple Podcasts where you can get all episodes early and ad-free and access exclusive bonus content.

    For more information and resources on Munchausen by Proxy, please visit MunchausenSupport.com

    The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s MBP Practice Guidelines can be downloaded here.

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    2 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 42 minutes 39 seconds
    Cons, Scams, and Adventures in Podcasting with Roberta Blevins and Terra Newell

    On this week's episode, Andrea is joined by Roberta Blevins, creator and host of the Life After MLM podcast, and Terra Newell, who was featured in mega-hit Dirty John podcast and has since created and hosts Terra's Baddy Club. The audience gets to listen in as these three women talk about about the pros and cons of having a personal connection to the topics of their podcasts, how that affects their coverage of the topic, and the intersection between Munchausen by proxy, MLMs, and domestic violence. *Special thanks for Spotify, who provided recording support for this episode!

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    Listen to Life After MLM.

    Follow Roberta on Instagram.

    Listen to Dirty John.

    Listen to Terra's Baddy Club.

    Follow Terra on Instagram.

    Follow Andrea on Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos: @andreadunlop

    Buy Andrea's books here.

    To support the show, go to Patreon.com/NobodyShouldBelieveMe or subscribe on Apple Podcasts where you can get all episodes early and ad-free and access exclusive bonus content.

    For more information and resources on Munchausen by Proxy, please visit MunchausenSupport.com

    The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s MBP Practice Guidelines can be downloaded here.

    To learn more about Dr. Marc Feldman, visit Munchausen.com

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    25 April 2024, 4:00 am
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