Nobody Would Believe Me: Dads Part 2 (S1E5)
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As we learn from Detective Mike Weber, the father in a Munchausen by Proxy case can be the most important ally--or the biggest obstacle--in protecting child victims from abuse. In part two of Andrea’s examination of the father’s role in MBP cases, Andrea speaks to “John”, a father devastated but the revelation that his ex-wife had subjected their son to unnecessary brain surgery. We also talk to Ryan Crawford, a man who found himself fighting for his son’s life against a disbelieving system.

Plus we get a stunning real-time update on one of our cases as “John” decides to come forward with his true identity.  


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Produced by the team at Larj Media 

Editing by Lisa Gray 

Engineering by Jeff Gall 

Additional scoring and music by Johnny Nicholson & Joel Shupack 

Additional story editing by Wendy Nardi 



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