Do No Harm Follows the Heartbreaking Journeys of Two Families Fighting to Keep Their Children; First Two Episodes Released Today — Tuesday, November 10th 

(New York, November 10, 2020) – NBC News’ award-winning podcast unit and Wondery, the largest independent podcast publisher in the world, announced the launch of an original podcast series, Do No Harm.  The 6-episode series offers rare access inside a system dedicated to spotting subtle signs of abuse, with the goal of saving children’s lives and follows families from the hospital room to the courtroom in their fight to keep their children. Listen to the audio trailer and subscribe now. 

Hosted by NBC News’ national investigative reporter Mike Hixenbaugh, whose original reporting on NBCNews.com inspired the series, Do No Harm follows two families, the Brights and the Butlers, who are both thrust into a medical and legal system that’s so committed to protecting vulnerable children from abuse, it sometimes fails to protect innocent parents. The podcast features exclusive, behind-the-scenes audio of the Bright family’s emotional interactions with legal and medical officials.

The first two episodes are available now, with a new episode released every Tuesday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, the Wondery App or wherever you listen to podcasts.  You can also listen to Do No Harm episodes one week early by subscribing to Wondery+ in the Wondery App.

NBC News and MSNBC have released several chart-topping and award-winning original podcasts into their portfolio of hits including Rachel Maddow’s Bag Man, The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, Dateline’s The Thing About Pam and Motive for Murder, Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes, The Chuck Toddcast, Into America and more. All original podcasts and showcasts are available via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and more. NBC News Group is a top 10 podcast publisher in the Podtrac monthly rankings. 

Wondery is the largest independent podcast publisher in the world, known for character-driven, binge-worthy stories including “Dr. Death,” “Guru,” “Blood Ties” and “Business Wars.” Wondery is behind 8 of the Top 20 New Shows of 2019, according to Podtrac, with “The Shrink Next Door” landing at the #1 new show of 2019. Twenty-nine of Wondery’s shows have hit #1 on Apple Podcasts including its latest series, Dr. Death Season 2 featuring the harrowing story of Dr. Fata.  Several of them have been, or are in the process of being, adapted for scripted television. Wondery has gained critical acclaim and commercial success for its immersive approach to sonic, emotionally immersive storytelling, which helps listeners to “feel the story”. Wondery’s immersive podcast experience is now personalized for fans in the Wondery app. The app is home to their premium ad free offer, Wondery+, which has over 7,000 episodes, including exclusive podcasts, bonus episodes, and early release of some shows.

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Media Contacts:

Emily Passer
NBC News

Michael Samonte
For Wondery
Michael@SamonteGroup.com // press@wondery.com

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