Blood Ties


Our family members are not always who we think. When Eleonore Richland exposed her father’s dark legacy, she vowed to clean up the family business – and hired her half-brother, Santino Reyes, to help her do it. But old habits die hard. In the shocking new third season, Eleonore reckons with what her father always taught her growing up: medicine is a bloody business. From Wondery, the makers of “The Shrink Next Door” and “Dr. Death,” Blood Ties stars Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love), Christian Navarro (13 Reasons Why), and Peter Stormare.

All episodes are available now. You can binge the series ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

Our Editor's Take

Losing a parent is not something one can be prepared for—let alone losing two at the same time. Eleanore and Michael Richland lived that nightmare. While mourning the loss of their parents, the Richland siblings had to keep the family business up and running. The siblings soon come to find out that their parents' closets were bursting with skeletons. Some say the truth will set you free, but at what cost?

What will Eleonore and Michael choose? In the end, will it even matter? The legacy of Dr. Richland depends on their decision, but this is about more than reputation—it’s about the very nature of family.

Blood Ties was an immediate success upon its release in December 2019. The scripted, fictional podcast has dominated charts since then thanks to compelling storylines, engaging characters, and an exciting “ripped from the headlines” sensation. It is a vital addition to the growing true crime podcast genre.

Blood Ties continues to blur the lines between fiction and reality in its second season, leading fans to wonder how much is fabricated. That is the quality of this show, a thriller that combines the best of true crime documentaries and compelling fiction to create something exceptional. A thrilling podcast from Wondery, the makers of Dirty John, Over My Dead Body, and Dr. Death, Blood Ties will have listeners second-guessing whether family members are all that they seem.

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