The Sunshine Place

E2: The Miracle on the Beach

Aug. 10, 2022

Chuck Dederich hits rock bottom as an alcoholic in the beachside slums of Los Angeles. It's 1958, and he's got nothing but an idea, but it's one that would save countless lives. He calls it Synanon. Others call it the Miracle on the Beach. Through sheer force of will, Chuck's idea becomes national news, and Synanon becomes a household word.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.