Horrifying New Podcast 'Dr. Death' Tells the True Story of a Killer Surgeon
The six-episode series examines what happens when our healthcare system fails to "do no harm."
Rise of the DIY Death Machines
In 1996, Philip Nitschke used a computer to facilitate the first legal euthanasia in history. Today, he is teaching elderly people how to buy Bitcoin, use encrypted messaging, and navigate the dark web to end their lives on their own terms.
A Doctor Built a Machine That Helps People Die
"After a minute and a half, you feel disoriented. In five minutes, you're gone."
Marjolein de Jong
Skinning Human Bodies in Dr. Death's Taxidermy Lab
A visit to Bodyworlds—a controversial exhibition that puts skinned, plastinated bodies on display—including those of pregnant women, deformed fetuses, and of people having sex.
The Comedy in Dying: Talking to 'Dr. Death' About His Euthanasia Stand-Up Show
"I don't know how it rates in terms of laughs per minute."
What's Really in Your Ecstasy?
A new study has looked at over 25,000 pill reports to figure it out.
asia & pacific
Australia’s ‘Dr. Death’ Under Fire for Helping an Alleged Murderer Commit Suicide
Philip Nitschke faces the revocation of his medical license for his role in one death, and police scrutiny of his role in another.
Susan Donaldson James