Blood Ties

Blood Ties

By Wondery

Our family members are not always who we think. When Eleonore and Michael Richland lose their parents unexpectedly in a small plane crash, they must choose between honoring their father’s legacy as a world-renowned cardiologist and health care magnate — or risk it all to tell the truth. In the second season, they must grapple with the consequences of their decisions, as well as stumble upon disturbing new revelations about the family business. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John” and “Dr. Death,” Blood Ties stars Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love), Josh Gad (Frozen, Avenue 5), Amy Landecker (Transparent), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Wayne Knight. New episodes of the second season release every Wednesday.

Episodes

Introducing: The Devil Within

It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to their house, and then took his own life.Out of the flames of this horrible tragedy, investigations revealed that Tommy was, himself, a part of a Satanic Cult, sparking a nationwide hysteria now known as the “Satanic Panic”This monumental moment in American culture led to communities nationwide enforcing draconian measures to protect their children from what they perceived to be the devil’s influence. Even the Catholic church was convinced this was a case of demonic possession.On the new podcast, The Devil Within, the truth of the grisly murder is finally revealed. Did Tommy act alone? Did he really commit suicide? Is his cult still in power? The Devil Within finally sheds light on questions left unanswered for decades...Listen Here: wondery.fm/TheDevilWithin
08/06/218m 53s

Wondery Presents: The Vaping Fix

Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too late? From Laura Beil, the reporter behind Dr Death and Bad Batch, comes The Vaping Fix, the inside story of the rise of Juul and the making of a crisis.Listen to the Vaping Fix: wondery.fm/VF_BloodTies
18/05/216m 2s

Introducing: 1865 Season 2 | 1

Listen now: wondery.fm/1865season2April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil.Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton.Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation.Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and the very constitution he is sworn to protect, all to steer the country towards justice.***1865 is an Airship production. Support this show to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more.
11/05/216m 26s

Wondery Presents: In God We Lust

A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. Go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki, two of the most powerful figures in Evangelical America. Wondery presents In God We Lust, hosted by Brooke Siffrin and Aricia Skidmore-Williams of Even the Rich. A story of an alluring sex scandal, power, money and a very public fall from grace. When word of their affair fell into the wrong hands it led to political extortion and a public outing that brought Jerry Falwell Jr.’s empire crashing down. Listen at wondery.fm/IGWL_BloodTies.
27/04/216m 3s

Wondery Presents: Secret Sauce

In Wondery’s newest series, Secret Sauce, hosts John Frye and Sam Donner explore the stories and successes behind some of the most inspiring businesses, creative innovators and intrepid entrepreneurs. First up, we’re diving into the company that revolutionized how we vacation, travel, and even how we trust other people...we’re talking about Airbnb. In 2008, Air Bed and Breakfast launched at SXSW with high hopes of becoming an alternative to overbooked hotels...but they ended up with just two people booking a stay...and one of them was a co-founder of the company. How did Airbnb persevere through adversity to become a company that would forever change the way we think about travel? What was their magic - their secret sauce - that made them such an unlikely success story? And what lessons can we learn from them? Listen at wondery.fm/SS_BloodTies.
13/04/215m 52s

Wondery Presents: Spy Affair

A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story about deception, appearances and betrayal. Hosted by Celia Aniskovich.Listen today at wondery.fm/SA_BloodTies
29/03/212m 22s

Introducing: MANslaughter

Listen now: wondery.fm/MS_BloodtiesMANslaughter tells intertwining stories about how one gunshot on a cold Wisconsin night in 1970 dramatically changed multiple lives. A bullet brutally tore through decorated law enforcement veteran LaVerne Stordock. Decades later, his niece, Dorothy Marcic, transformed herself into an amateur detective in a quest for truth and closure about that night. At the center of Dorothy’s investigation is Suzanne Brandon, LaVerne’s second wife, who confessed to the shooting -- and who Dorothy believes completely escaped justice. As it follows Dorothy’s discoveries, MANslaughter explores questions around the psychology of crime, the ways women are made responsible in families, and the lasting impact of trauma.A final encounter between Suzanne and Dorothy reveals a complex connection that even that gunshot cannot shatter. MANslaughter is based on the book, With One Shot by Dorothy Marcic.
17/03/215m 50s

Wondery Presents: Against The Odds

In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped 6 miles deep in a cave with no food or water and depleting oxygen. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival. There was no light and no way to communicate with the outside world. The first season of Wondery’s new original series Against the Odds takes you into the incredible events of when an adventurous group of teens found themselves fighting to save their lives, and the brave heroes that gave them their only chance at survival. With step by step recounts, experience for yourself what it was like to be in their shoes, and how they survived against the odds. Listen to Against the Odds at wondery.fm/ATO.
23/02/216m 44s

Introducing Band of Mothers

Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, moms and creators of The Pump and Dump Show, are bringing you a new podcast: Band of Mothers. With no topic off limits, the Band of Mothers podcast explores women’s lifestyle subjects with honest, hilarious and entertaining conversations through the lens of being a mom in today’s world. This is a podcast for every mom, because every mom should have a Band of Mothers. Listen at wondery.fm/BandofMothersPodcast
02/02/214m 28s

Wondery Presents: The Apology Line

If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line, and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation. He was known as “Mr. Apology.” As thousands of callers flooded the line, confessing to everything from shoplifting to infidelity, drug dealing to murder, Mr. Apology realized he couldn’t just listen. He had to do something, even if it meant risking everything. From Wondery the makers of Dr. Death and The Shrink Next Door, comes a story about empathy, deception and obsession. Marissa Bridge, who knew Mr. Apology better than anyone, hosts this six episode series.Listen today at wondery.fm/BloodTiesTAL
19/01/216m 37s

Introducing: In Strange Woods

In Strange Woods is a new fictional, documentary-style musical podcast. The story follows 18-year-old Peregrine Wells after her brother’s death in the Whitetail National Forest, as she seeks out survivalist skills from the enigmatic recluse who found her brother’s body. Listeners follow producer Brett Ryback as he explores themes of grief, adolescence, and our precarious relationship to the wilderness - all set against a sleepy northern Minnesota town reeling from a loss of innocence it will never get back. With a cast of Broadway, television and fiction podcast mainstays, In Strange Woods is a new musical offering like nothing you've ever experienced. Listen wherever you get your podcasts. For more information go to InStrangeWoods.com
05/01/212m 53s

Keith Morrison reads Dr. Seuss’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”

Want more from holiday cheer from Keith Morrison? Subscribe to the Dateline NBC podcast and listen to full Dateline episodes anytime you want. Subscribe here: https://link.chtbl.com/dateline_grinchEvery year Random House Children's Books celebrates the Dr. Seuss classic by encouraging young readers and their families to “Grown their hearts three sizes” by doing good deeds throughout the holidays. Follow #grinchgooddeeds and share your good deed! Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty_V5h12RHw
21/12/209m 55s

Wondery Presents Little Stories Everywhere

Wondery’s newest podcast, Little Stories Everywhere, is the perfect immersive experience to share by the fireplace with loved ones this holiday season. Each episode will be the reading of a children’s classic - some of the most magical stories ever told, now reimagined with enchanting sound design for families to enjoy together or adults to enjoy on their own. Little Stories Everywhere is out now, premiering with A Merry Christmas, a collection of holiday tales by Louisa May Alcott that truly embody the holiday spirit, no matter what you celebrate. Listen today: wondery.fm/littlestories_BT.
01/12/204m 53s

Wondery presents Do No Harm

Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/Do_No_HarmFrom Wondery, the makers of Dr. Death and Dirty John, and NBC News, the team behind Dateline and The Thing About Pam - Do No Harm. Melissa Bright thinks she's living every parent's worst nightmare when her five-month-old baby tumbles from a lawn chair and hits his head on the driveway. But after she rushes him to the hospital, a new nightmare begins.The Brights are thrust into a medical and legal system so focused on protecting children from abuse, it has targeted innocent parents. With exclusive audio captured as the events unfolded, this harrowing six-episode series takes you inside the Brights' fight to hold their family together, against a system that can sometimes do more harm than good. Hosted by NBC News National Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh.
10/11/204m 25s

Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”Click to listen to Dr. Death Season 2: wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_BloodTies
27/10/204m 16s

Wondery presents Click Bait with Bachelor Nation

Everyone loves a good bit of gossip. Go inside the juiciest stories on Click Bait with Bachelor Nation. Hosts Tayshia Adams, Hannah Ann Sluss and Joe Amabile, know what it's like to live in the spotlight. They’ve seen that fame can mean being praised, adored, and sabotaged. Sometimes all in the same day!On Click Bait, they share what they’ve learned from their wild days at Bachelor Mansion to bring you a new kind of celebrity news podcast. Each week, they break down the biggest stories in pop culture -- dissecting every outrageous headline, debunking every celebrity rumor, and sorting through what’s truly Click Bait and what’s real. And with these three, the arguments about hollywood scandals will be as dramatic as the headlines themselves.Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/ClickBait_BT
01/10/206m 2s

Introducing Say Yes! with Carla Hall

You might know Carla Hall from her time on Top Chef and as a TV personality on GMA and Netflix’s Crazy Delicious. But, the biggest moments in Carla’s life have come when she decided to face adversity head on. Her motto is ”say yes” to everything life throws your way. In her new Wondery podcast, ‘Say Yes’ with Carla Hall,’ Carla sits down with some of the most inspiring celebrity personalities and they explore their challenges and how they got to their yes. With great guests like Kristen Bell, Billy Porter, Martha Stewart, Gretchen Rubin, Loni Love, and many more, Say Yes will motivate you to get to your yes in life, too. Listen at http://wondery.fm/sayyes_bloodties.
15/09/205m 46s

The Real Stories That Inspired Season Two | 7

In this special interview episode, Gillian Jacobs and the series’ director Marshall Lewy talk about how working on the real stories behind other Wondery podcasts like Dr. Death and Bad Batch informed the second season. And they share what it was like recording an audio drama from inside actors’ closets. And Gillian dreams up a new podcast idea starring Wayne Knight.
19/08/2026m 43s

Wondery Presents: Billionaire Boys Club

In 1980s Los Angeles, a group of prep school boys got together to make investments together, get rich quick, and live large. But headed by a handsome and charismatic leader named Joe Hunt, the members of the self-proclaimed “Billionaire Boys Club” get sucked deeper into twisted schemes of kidnapping, torture, and revenge. The boys must stick together, or risk prison - or worse. From the makers of The Wonderland Murders, Young Charlie, and The Dating Game Killer, this six-part series is co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Emmy-nominated actor Timothy Olyphant.Link to Podcast: wondery.fm/bloodties_BBC
18/08/205m 20s

Safe Deposit | 6

In the Season Two finale, Eleonore and Michael get a do-over for their dad’s memorial service, but the problems of the family won’t be as simple to lay to rest.
12/08/2023m 8s

Heart Failure | 5

When FBI agents show up on their doorstep in New York, Eleonore and Michael return to the island.  
05/08/2019m 49s

Foul Play | 4

While Michael contacts the FBI with more questions about his parents’ plane crash, Eleonore may have found some answers. 
29/07/2020m 38s

Trials | 3

Michael discovers some concerning details about the company’s new wonder drug. He turns to the only person he knows he can trust: his sister. But Eleonore is not sure she’s ready to forgive.
22/07/2025m 45s

The Crash | 2

Back to the plane crash that started it all. And Michael helps Richland’s new CEO launch a plan to resurrect the company.
15/07/2026m 52s

Independence Day | 1

Six months have passed. Eleonore is living on the West Coast, and she’s ready to put the past behind her. Michael is in Boulder trying to see his newborn child. Until Richland Health sends the company jet to fly them both back to New York to handle one last piece of family business.  
15/07/2025m 14s

Season One Recap

Catch up with a refresher on the twists and turns of the first season of “Blood Ties” before you dive into the second season.
13/07/204m 11s

Introducing Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment

When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud.Listen today at wondery.fm/bloodties_guru.
01/07/206m 13s

Season Two of “Blood Ties” Is Coming

Dominic Monaghan (“Lost”) joins the cast of Blood Ties for Season 2. Listen here on July 15th, or now on Wondery Plus.
29/06/202m 24s

Wondery Presents: Murder in Hollywoodland

It's February 2nd 1922, and all of Hollywood is about to wake up and learn that William Desmond Taylor, the most famous film director in town, was murdered in his home last night. The investigation will shine a light on some of Hollywood's most scandalous affairs, backroom deals, and underground drug dens. This real life Murder Mystery is one of the most iconic "whodunnit" cases of the 20th century that will leave you guessing and second guessing who killed William Desmond Taylor for weeks to come. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin & James RemarListen to Murder in Hollywoodland: wondery.fm/bloodtiesMiH.
17/06/204m 53s

Wondery Presents: American Scandal

Join Lindsay Graham, the host of Wondery’s show American Scandal as he dives deep into the heart of the most shocking moments of fraud and deception in American history. In this six-part series “The Hare Krishna Murders” he explores an eastern religion with pure intentions that, in the hands of its western followers, became a criminal enterprise of drug running, molestation and murder. Listen to the full episode: wondery.fm/bloodtiesAS.
22/04/204m 53s

Introducing Even the Rich

Even The Rich gives you an inside look at the world’s most famous couples and their royally complicated love stories. From blind date to Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s burgeoning acting career gets put on hold when a friend set her up with none other than Harry, Prince of Wales. Meghan’s journey to find love twists and turns into a fairytale ending -- maybe. Then there’s Princess Diana, introduced to Charles at just 16, Diana couldn’t imagine that only four years later she’d be married to a Prince. With her tiara on, Diana is met with challenges to both her love life and her public life that she could never have anticipated.Listen to Even the Rich: wondery.fm/bloodtiesETR
02/04/206m 55s

Introducing: DYING FOR SEX

Listen to Dying for Sex at wondery.fm/BloodTiesDFSWhen she’s diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, Molly decides to do something bold: she leaves her unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to help her feel alive. These experiences are beyond anything she could have imagined, so she shares the details with her closest friend, host Nikki Boyer. The two best friends dissect these hilarious, often touching stories. And they growing even closer as they share Molly's journey together. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Imagined Life, Dying for Sex is a six-part series about friendship, death, sex, and what you do with the time you have left.
19/02/207m 14s

Wondery+ Presents: An Audio Adaptation of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

A special preview of this chilling adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Award-winning audio producer John Dryden brings you into a dystopian future, in which the birth rate has plummeted and the United States has become a theocracy called Gilead. Women who are capable of childbirth are pulled out of society and trained as handmaids, then assigned to men for the sole purpose of procreation. From the same source material as the critically acclaimed Hulu series, this six part series of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is audio fiction at its finest. Listen to the entire six-episode series exclusively on Wondery Plus. To keep listening, sign up now at Wondery.com/handmaid.
28/01/205m 51s

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Blood Ties | 7

In this special interview episode, we hear from actors Gillian Jacobs and Josh Gad about what it was like to work on Blood Ties, what podcasts they listen to, and when they realized they’d met decades earlier. We also hear from writer Ben Gray and director Marshall Lewy about the ripped-from-the-headlines inspiration, and what’s coming in Season 2. With Lindsay Graham, host of American History Tellers, American Scandal and Executive Producer of "1865."  Listen and subscribe to the historical audio drama "1865" here: https://wondery.com/shows/1865/Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get a free security camera and 25% your system at simplisafe.com/bloodtiesTidal - Get 5 months of any plan for just $5 when you visit tidal.com/bloodtiesBetter Help: Take charge of their mental health with 10% off at betterhelp.com/bloodtiesPolicy Genius: Give yourself the gift of savings on home insurance at policygenius.comAudible: Get 53% off your first 3 months when you visit them at audible.com/bloodties or text BLOODTIES to 500-500
21/01/2031m 30s

Father To Millions | 6

In the Season One finale of "Blood Ties," the world says goodbye to Dr. Peter Richland.Hear all six episodes ad-free right now with a subscription to Wondery+. Start your free trial now at http://wondery.fm/BloodTiesPlusSupport us by supporting our sponsors!
14/01/2021m 48s

Family Business | 5

Where there’s a will, there’s a disagreement.Hear all six episodes ad-free right now with a subscription to Wondery+. Start your free trial now at http://wondery.fm/BloodTiesPlusSupport us by supporting our sponsors!
07/01/2018m 44s

Worst Christmas Ever | 4

Eleonore and Michael spend their holiday going on a mission.Hear all six episodes ad-free right now with a subscription to Wondery+. Start your free trial now at http://wondery.fm/BloodTiesPlusSupport us by supporting our sponsors!
02/01/2019m 6s

The Good Doctor | 3

It’s Christmas Eve. The truth comes out over Chinese food, and it’s not what Eleonore expected.Hear all six episodes ad-free right now with a subscription to Wondery+. Start your free trial now at http://wondery.fm/BloodTiesPlusSupport us by supporting our sponsors!
19/12/1919m 36s

The Year of the Woman | 2

Eleonore hates flying, but she gets a little help from her brother to get back home. They also get some help they didn't ask for.Hear all episodes ad-free right now with a subscription to Wondery+. Start your free trial now at http://wondery.fm/BloodTiesPlusSupport us by supporting our sponsors!
17/12/1920m 34s

Post Mortem | 1

There’s no place like the Caribbean for the holidays. But then the storm hits.Hear all six episodes ad-free right now with a subscription to Wondery+. Start your free trial now at http://wondery.fm/BloodTiesPlusSupport us by supporting our sponsors!
17/12/1921m 44s

Introducing Blood Ties

Blood Ties premieres December 17th.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/bloodties
04/12/193m 22s
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