Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin take a swig from the new miracle drink Jilly Juice, which can not only cure every disease but can regrow limbs! (It can't, it makes you puke and poop and that's it, but you should listen anyway.)

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones252JillyJuice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

We've spotted a boatload of your weird medical questions on the horizon and we've pointed our knowledge cannons at it and we're ... sinking it? Listen, the metaphor got away from us. We're sorry.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones251QandA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EST

This week on Sawbones, we detail all the real medical conditions that have been mistaken for demonic possession and the modern day psychiatrists that are pushing for possession to be taken more seriously. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones250PossessionA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

Dr. Sydnee and Justin asked why you, their beloved listeners, haven't gotten a flu shot and now they're taking 27 (yes, 27) of your most common excuses and blowing them to smithereens.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones249FluShots.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

Dr. Price was a dentist with some pretty bad ideas about nutrition. That probably wouldn't have merited an appearance on Sawbones ... except those bad ideas went on to inspire a terrifying modern following.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones248DrPrice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am EST

This week Justin and Dr. Sydnee try desperately to save you from cholera on a grand tour of the many different ways to die on The Oregon Trail.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

(Apologies if your player downloads this episode twice, we had an issue with the file we're trying to troubleshoot.)

Direct download: Sawbones247THEOregonTrailA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

You had to see this one coming. Yes, just a few short weeks after Justin's surgery, Dr. Sydnee decides to explain the complete history of vasectomies in excruciating detail in front a few thousand of their closest friends.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones246Vasectomy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

We take for granted that we know what bodies look like on the inside, but this week on Sawbones we honor those brave pioneers that had to draw them for the very first time. Also Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the scandal behind the most famous book of medical illustrations.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones245MedicalIllustration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EST

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin discuss what we owe to people who do terrible things in the name of medical progress. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones244MAME.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

People talk a lot of mess about drugs being dangerous, and they're right. But did you know that ether frolics, a delightfully named drug party, inspired a powerful anasthetic? It's true!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones243Ether.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am EST

Asbestos has gotten a lot of bad publicity over the last century, but isn't that just because it's so incredibly dangerous for humans to inhale? Isn't that just another case of bias? As the current American administration seems to be clearing a path for asbestos to return to the spotlight, Justin and Dr. Sydnee looked into this misunderstood extremely hazardous substance. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones242Asbestos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the history of Perkins' Tractors which are both 1. not what they sound like and 2. not what they claim to be. Mysterious!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones241PerkinsTractors.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm EST

If the pill you've been taking has been helping you, but it's really made of sugar, would you want to know? Those and other thrilling ethical questions await in our discussion of the placebo effect.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones240Placebo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm EST

CBD oil is collecting a lot of adherents and getting a lot of buzz due to, in part, it being derived from cannabis. It won't get you high, but is CBD oil the panacea many are promoting it as? Let's discuss on this week's Sawbones!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones239CBDOil.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

This week on Sawbones, we explore a completely groundless testing method based on the same science as Ouija boards that's used by over a third of American chiropractors. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones238AppliedKinesiology.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am EST

In honor of the rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a cave in Thailand, we're discussing the history of dive medicine research that helped make it possible.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones237TheBends.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

Ozone provides a helpful layer of sunscreen for Earth, but it's toxic to humans. It will come as no surprise to regular Sawbones listeners that we've spent the past couple hundred years trying to jam it in every possible orifice.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones236Ozone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

Imagine an incredible pill that could give you nausea and diarrhea and then once ejected from your body could be reused an endless number of times. Dream no more! Antimony is here!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones235Antimony.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

You've likely heard a lot about the ketogenic diet lately, but have you heard it wasn't created for weight loss? Maybe you did, Justin didn't. Either way, we'll talk about it and so much more on this week's episode of Sawbones.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones234KetoDiet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EST

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about their struggles with mental health. Trigger warning for discussion of depression, anxiety and suicide.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones233MentalHealthStories.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Does the position of the sun and the stars at the time of your birth determine your medical history? No! But some people thought it did. Scratch that, still do. Oh, and can we talk about Dr. Oz for a second?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones232MedicalAstrology.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm EST

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin hunt for the the soccer gene as they talk about the modern trend of DNA testing and read their own results for the first time on the show!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones231DNA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm EST

Here in our hemisphere, the sun is brutalizing us even now, weeks away from the start of summer. For many, that means the return of freckles. But where are these little guys coming from? And how can we burn them off with acid? This week, Sawbones asks the tough questions.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones230Freckles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

East Coast fast food restaurants have been plagued recently by Hepatitis A scares. This week, live from the Columbus Podcast Festival, Justin and Dr. Sydnee take you behind the history of the disease.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones229HepatitisA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm EST

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee shares her breastfeeding experiences and discusses some of the stigma surrounding the practice in America. She and Justin also take some time to shatter breastfeeding myths.

 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones228Breastfeeding2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EST

This week on Sawbones: Bones! We know, we thought it was weird it took us this long too. It's like ... right there in the title, you know? Anyway: BONES!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones227Fractures.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm EST

This week on Sawbones, we're talking about genetically-modified organisms. Should you be afraid when you see GMO on packaging? Or is genetic modification an incredible technology that may be humanity's best hope at avoiding extinction?

You'll have to listen to find out, but we've probably already tipped our hand.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones226GMO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

How well do you know your horrifying medical history? Find out this week as you test your knowledge with The Ghastly Gauntlet: A Sawbones Super Quiz! What will you score?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones225Quiz1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm EST

Ever wonder what doctors do when they're not giving you a check up? Wonder how to get the most out of ever doctor's visit? We've got the answers for you in our new episode: The Secret Life of Doctors.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones224SecretLife.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm EST

This week we've got bee venom therapy another Goop favorite, that despite all the Gwenecdotal evidence may not be worth the risk. Hopefully Dr. Sydnee and Justin's goofing will help take the sting out of it.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones223BeeVenom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin mark the passing of Stephen Hawking by discussing the disease that shaped his life and the unusual, prolific physician that discovered it.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones222ALS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:56pm EST

Dr. Sydnee and Justin have talked about when you get sick at your house and when you're treated at the hospital, but isn't there a missing link? Isn't there something between those two things? What are Dr. Sydnee and Justin hiding? Well, nothing, they just have never talked about ambulances before. So here we go.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones221Ambulances.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

We've been gone for a little while, but with good reason! We had another baby. To save ourselves sisterly in-fighting in their teen years, we're recounting the (slightly less eventful) birth of our second daughter this week.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones220BirthStory2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

Does chewing Excedrin really make it work faster? Does gasoline help a bee sting? We'll answer those queries and many more as Dr. Sydnee and Justin take on more of your weird medical questions.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones219WeirdQA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm EST

This week on Sawbones, it's the story of a miraculous cure and how we all have to work together to protect it. Join Dr. Sydnee and Justin for the story of antibiotics.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones218Antibiotics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin rub two different kinds of poop on your throat because they don't know iodine exists. Join us for a history of the goiter.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones217Thyroid.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm EST

This week, we devote an entire episode of our medical podcast to discouraging people from eating detergent pods. 2018 is off to a great start.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones216TidePods.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

Do you need a doctor and her lovely sidekick to tell you that you shouldn't drink dirty water? No, probably not. But, infuriatingly, some people do. So we will. Let's talk about "raw water."

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones215RawWater.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59pm EST

For your listening edification, Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her lovely assistant Justin McElroy are delighted to present a full accounting of the injuries likely sustained by the Wet Bandits.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones214HomeAlone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34pm EST

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