Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine (general)

Besides being a king of football and all around touchdown master, did you know Tom Brady endorses a training and nutrition regimen co-created by a guy who got in trouble with the FTC for selling fake cancer pills? Let's talk about TB12.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones262TomBrady.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am EST

This week on Sawbones, we'll meet a San Francisco doctor that reimagined how we care for people with drug addiction and got a hit put out on himself in the process.


Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones261RockMedicine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

Imagine a world where Sawbones never existed, medical progress was halted and false wellness ran rampant. That's the horrifying world painted by a recent issue of The Times that Dr. Sydnee and Justin are going to guide you through this week.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones260TheNegativeZone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EST

As shelves seem to be overtaken by "pH-balanced" beverages, alkaline water has moved from the fringes into the mainstream. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin see if every human malady really can be fixed by low-pH water. (Spoiler: No.)

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones259AlkalineWater.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

Gripe water and colic are a match made in Sawbones heaven: A cure-all and a catch all. This week, we'll explore the history of how a misunderstood diagnosis has helped keep a made-up medicine on the shelves.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones258Colic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm EST

Live from Candlenights 2018, we're so proud to present a staged reading of the new Hallmark Christmas movie written by Justin and Sydnee McElroy: A Medicine Called Christmas.

Music: Adam Sakiyama


  • Narrator: Rachel McElroy
  • Daniel: Tommy Smirl
  • Tabitha: Sydnee McElroy
  • Phil: Griffin McElroy
  • Chris: Justin McElroy
  • Ms. Crimble: Teresa McElroy
  • Mr. Frankson: Dwight Slappe
  • Mr. Cameron: Travis McElroy
  • Beth: Teylor Smirl
  • Mandy: Rileigh Smirl
  • Mr. Golfberg: Michael Meadows
  • Santa: Clint McElroy


Direct download: Sawbones257Hallmark.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

This week's episode of Sawbones is all about "Vitamin B17" which is, brace yourself ... not a vitamin. Yup, it's gonna be one of those sorts of episodes.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones256VitaminB17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm EST

When Dr. Sydnee and Justin find themselves in Colorado, an episode on Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever seems a natural fit ... except it's not really that common in Colorado. But when the story of a disease is able to tie together cow-dipping terrorism and frozen food, how can they resist?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones255RockyMountainSpottedFever.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm EST

This Thanksgiving, Dr. Sydnee and Justin invite you on their ambitious quest to use the biggest family meal of the year to destigmatize herpes. No more waiting for your problematic uncle to make things weird; this you're YOU'LL be the one starting uncomfortable conversations.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones254Herpes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

Would you believe that the hot new (very old) alternative medicine paste that indiscriminately burns your cells off is bad for you? We know, we were shocked too.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers


Direct download: Sawbones253BlackSalve.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EST