Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

The CDC was recently asked by the Trump administration to stop using seven terms like "fetus" and "transgender" in budget requests. But certainly there's precedent for this right? Certainly this happens all the time, right? RIGHT? This week join Dr. Sydnee and Justin for a history of the CDC and medical censorship.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones213TheCDC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am EDT

This week on Sawbones, we join you live from Seattle. Seeing as this town took place in the home of Starbucks, we took the opportunity to extoll the many medicinal virtues of coffee.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones212Coffee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore all the weird, terrible ways we've tried to fix one of the human body's most basic problem. It's a history of wound care!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones211WoundCare.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to Martin Couney, the (maybe) doctor who put babies into a carnival side show and saved a generation of preemies.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones210TheBabyShow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin visit Disneyland and the only souvenir they bring back is an investigation into the history of Legionnaires' Disease.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones209Legionnaires.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Grilling season is over in our part of the U.S. and Justin wants to know what he's gonna do with all this left over charcoal. The answer, according to Dr. Sydnee? EVERYTHING.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones208Charcoal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

This week on Sawbones, we're examining all the health benefits of the red hot chili peppers. Flea is good for you, believe it or ... wait, it's not those chili peppers?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones207ChiliPeppers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin visit the home of Coca-Cola to recount the history of medicinal soda pop and try to finally solve the age-old dispute of Coke vs. Brad's Drink.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones206.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

The moon is more than just a big hunk of cheese. Actually, it's not even really cheese. Did you think it was cheese? Wow, you know less about the moon that we thought. Dr. Sydnee and Justin's history of all the things we blame the moon for is going to be extra super educational for you, huh?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones205TheMoon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

Take a thrilling journey through time with Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they travel to the 1800s and peer inside a doctor's bag.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones2041800sDoctorsBag.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am EDT

Join Dr. Sydnee as she shocks Justin with the revelation that aspirin isn't for headaches anymore, along with plenty of other revelations about this wonder pill.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones203Aspirin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin delve into the strange story of the king who thought he was made of glass, and the many he might have convinced that they were too.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones202TheGlassDelusion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT

How many pull ups can you do? How fast can you run? How far can you jump? Most importantly: Why does the President of the United States care so much? These questions and more answered this week!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones201PresidentialFitness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

Dr. Sydnee and Justin mark the 200th episode of Sawbones with a topic that's a real snooze: The history of snoring! (Get it?)

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones200Snoring.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT

Sawbones tries to lighten things up this week and Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the chuckle-worthy history of tickling.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones199Tickling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a timely, tragic history of eugenics. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones198Eugenics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a sobering look at America's opioid crisis. The bad news: We're all still living in a Sawbones episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones197OpioidAddiction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin rub a baby alligator's heart on every penis we can find as we explore the history of treating erectile dysfunction.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones196ErectileDysfunction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

Philadelphia is home not only to the most recent Sawbones live show, but also one of the world's most unusual museums -- The Mutter Museum -- a collection of medical oddities and anatomical specimens. But this is no freak show, this is an unflinching, educational look at the disturbingly beautiful and beautifully disturbing side of medicine. This is the Sawbones promised land.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones195MutterMuseum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm EDT

The man who (maybe) inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein didn't just try to breathe life into corpses. He also invented a medicine so toxic it was used in chemical warfare. Also, a kind of blue! This is all real. We swear.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones194Dippel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

If you've got a few decades on you, you've certainly started to notice a few of the telltale signs of aging. Well, not YOU, of course. YOU look great, but like, your friends and stuff. This week, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the incredible array of bizarre treatments for wrinkles.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones193Wrinkles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT

This week, special guest Laura Kate Dale joins Dr. Sydnee and Justin for a (very) incomplete history of gender confirmation. We hope you'll join us too!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: SawbonesGenderConfirmationA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

Why is there iodine in salt? What takes the place of a removed organ? Can you ... actually, that one is too gross to put here. Join Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they take on your weird medical questions even ... that last one.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones191MedicalQs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

This week, we conclude our series on "conversion therapy" with the religious aspect of this horrific "treatment."

Trigger Warning: The treatments used in these "therapies" were upsetting, and those sensitive to hearing about them may wish to avoid this episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones190ConversionTherapyPart2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

This week, we're honoring Pride Month and the LGBTQ community with an exploration of the disturbing history of conversion therapy. 

Trigger Warning: The treatments used in these "therapies" were upsetting, and those sensitive to hearing about them may wish to avoid this episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones189ConversionTherapy01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

Tattoos (usually) look cool, but did you know they've also been used throughout history to treat illness? It's true! This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the history of medicinal tattoos.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones188Tattoos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

Live from Austin, Texas, it's ... well, it's one of the grossest episodes Justin and Dr. Sydnee have ever recorded. So, sorry about that. Anyway, let's talk about The Clap!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones187TheClap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

We mentioned him in our last episode, but Vivien Thomas deserves his own episode. Join Dr. Sydnee and Just as they explore the life of the high-school educated grandson of slaves that changed the face of surgery.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones186VivienThomas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm EDT

Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's heartfelt plea for healthcare on behalf of his infant son, Tetralogy of Fallot has been in the headlines. This week on Sawbones, join us for the inspiring story of how we fought back against the debilitating ailment.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones185ToF.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the Salisbury diet, and meet the incredible woman who turned into a poop detective to prove it right.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones184Salisbury.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT

This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore a medical mystery: Why, for a town in Colorado, was having brown teeth a sign of great tooth health?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones183Flouride.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

Just how long has the first-year doctor checking you out been awake? The answer may surprise you. The biggest surprise, however, is why a sleepy doctor may be better than the alternative.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Swabones182Residency.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore some of the reasons people eat things they really shouldn't. Like dirt. And cigarette butts. And clay. And mattresses.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones181Pica.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

This week, Justin and Dr. Sydnee bring you the thrilling story of how a former department store clerk from Greece saved countless lives with the invention of a single test.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones180Pap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT

We're continuing our celebration of MaxFunDrive by giving back to you, our lovely listeners and even lovelier donors with an all Q&A episode of Sawbones. Why do runners poop? Can you skip a day of antibiotics? Enquire within!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones179QandA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

Were you aware that history's coolest doctor was a guy named James Barry who began their life as a woman? Sit down. For this super-sized #MaxFunDrive episode, we've got the whole story.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

 

Direct download: Sawbones178JamesBarry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

Live from the Crow's Nest of the ms Westerdam, it's Sawbones all about norovirus! (Hey, we're on a cruise ship, what else are we gonna talk about?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones177Norovirus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

This week, Dr. Sydnee's dad Tommy Smirl sits in for Justin as they explore the history of patient privacy. Why does the doctor have to keep your secrets? Find out this week!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones176HIPA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Last week, we took you through detox. This week, we're going WAY deeper with a single treatment: The Purification Rundown. Strap in, folks, this one GOES PLACES.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones175Rundown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

Before you start your next juice cleanse or coffee enema, we beg of you: Let Dr. Sydnee and Justin reassure you of the amazing detoxification powers of the human body.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones174Detox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm EDT

Hey, but what ARE sinuses. It's OK if you don't know, Justin didn't either. Join him in a brief education from doctor Sydnee and hear about DaVinci's near miss with sinus history.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones173Sinuses.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EDT

This is a story about Tarrare. Tarrare was always hungry. Here is a list of some of the things Tarrare ate: A cat. A puppy. A snake. An eel. Offal. Poultices.

And maybe people.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones172Tarrare.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm EDT

America has welcomed millions of immigrants in its time. This week, we explore the medical hoops they've had to jump through to get in and explore how those have changed over the years.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones171Immigration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

The American health insurance system is unlike any other in the world, and not in the good way. It's probably about to get worse. This is the story of how we got here.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones170Insurance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

No need to be blue, we're back with an all-new Sawbones about silver! See, that's a very good joke, because ingesting silver can turn you blue, but you wouldn't know that because you haven't listened yet. Sorry.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones169Silver.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm EDT

Is 2017 the year that everybody gets to go to space? Well, no, probably not. But the groundwork is there for us to do it thanks to the doctors and astronauts that pioneered space medicine. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones168SpaceMedicine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT

It's Candlenights 2016, and that can only mean one thing: Dr. Sydnee is trying to ruin Christmas again. Join her as she explains to poor, pitiful Justin all of Santa's terrible health risks, recorded live in Huntington, WV.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones167SickSanta.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

Chapped lips are a minor annoyance, but that didn't stop old-timey people from smushing together TWO DIFFERENT KINDS OF BRAINS to rub on them. Join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a history of cheilitis.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones166Chapping.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm EDT

It's the perfect time of year for gingerbread cookies, but what do you do with all that excess ginger? Well, maybe put it in a horse's butt? No, no, don't do that. But some people do. All that and more on this week's history of ginger.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones165Ginger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

Cold temperatures mean chapped lips and (for a lot of people) that might also mean Vaseline. But Vaseline is used for SO much more. Like way, way, way, way more. Join Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they talk about one of the most useful things ever invented.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones164Vaseline.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

To celebrate American Thanksgiving, Dr. Sydnee and Justin example the medical history of that beleaguered holiday treat: The humble cranberry.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones163Cranberries.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, we celebrate the everyday heroism of The Last Chicken Pox Generation. Also, Dr. Sydnee and Justin share your best chicken pox stories.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones162ChickenPox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin help provide you with the answers to all the medical questions you can muster, everything from knocking people out in action movies to tastebud inflamation.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones161QandA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin delve into what may just be history's oddest actual medical diagnosis: Frankenberry stool.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones160Frankenberry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

A lot of folks like scary movies around Halloween time, but what happens when "spooked out" becomes "legitimate medical condition"? This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin tell the story of a movie that might have gone too far.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones159Ghostwatch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm EDT

Dr. Sydnee hands the wheel over to Justin this week as he returns to his medical media series with a history of medical video games. Learn how meteors gave all dinosaurs asthma and so much more! 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones158GamesB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31pm EDT

Immigrants get the job done, and that extends to curing a mysterious disease once blamed on everything from bad corn to summertime. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to the doc who cracked the case.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones157Pellagra.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42pm EDT

Justin is not the hero Dr. Sydnee needs, but he's the one we all deserve. Because he's finally willing to admit the dark secret he's kept hidden for so long.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones156Hemerrhoids.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

Is laughter really the best medicine? No! Medicine is. The history of how we arrived at that conclusion is the subject of this week's Sawbones.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones155Laughter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

If you've paid even passing attention to the American presidential race, you've probably heard a lot of talk about pneumonia recently. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin try to provide some historical perspective.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones154Pneumonia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Do you really need to floss? Have you been taking your chew stick for granted? Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore those and other pressing questions in exploration of the history of dental hygiene.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones153Teeth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT

How did a journey that began with Prince Albert hunting for jellyfish on a cruise end with one of the biggest calamities in prescription drug history? Join Justin and Sydnee for the story of the EpiPen.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones152Epipen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

Celebrities have started some pretty weird fads, but perhaps none are weirder than the one started by King Louis XIV, who made it cool ... to have a fistula. Join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for this very special episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones151RoyalFistula.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

We're continuing to celebrate the Summer Olympics by presenting all the weird, terrible, horrid way athletes have tried to cheat their way to winning over the years. From donkey hooves to guinea pig sperm, it's ... it's a weird one.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones150Doping.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

Olympic athletes swear by it, but what really is the science behind cupping? Dr. Sydnee and Justin are looking into it, and the answer might (but probably won't) surprise you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones149Cupping.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

It's poison! It's medicine! It's both! ... OK, so it's mainly poison, but it hasn't always been that way. Join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a brief tour of medical arsenic.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones148Arsenic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT

Sure, it may seem like a magical plant, but just how helpful is that big bottle of green goo on your shelf? This week: Dr. Sydnee and Justin present the medical history of aloe.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones147Aloe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

We're throwing a Boston Tea Party of our own as we explore the strange history of medical tea live from Boston's historic Wilbur Theater.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones146Tea.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

Is it really so bad to pop pimples? Can you cut the mold off food and eat it? Is it fatal to hold in a sneeze? These questions and so many more are answered on our latest Q&A episode!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones145QA3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

Why do doctors wear that? What did they used to wear? Dr. Sydnee and Justin answer the big questions like that, including the big one: What's up with that little head mirror?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones144Clothes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT

If you've ever used salt for ANYTHING other than making cold french fries moderately edible, you need to listen to this episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones143Salt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

You probably think you have narcolepsy all figured out, but did you know that it's also the most horrifying disease of all time? It's true!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones142Narcolepsy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

 

The presidents have, by and large, all been sick, sick men. We're going to talk about exactly how sick as Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore presidential disease.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones141Presidents.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

In a way, it's all lead up to this. Live from the PlayStation theater in New York City, we've finally dedicated an entire episode to Pliny the Elder, patron saint of Sawbones. 

Also: A musical number!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones140Pliny.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

Holy crap you guys, we talked to Mary Roach! Yes, THAT Mary Roach, the author of Gulp, Bonk, Spook and her newest, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, due out in early June.

We spoke with Roach about a history of wrong thinking on diarrhea, why the military kept weather-related secrets from her and the Medicare code for maggots.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones139MaryRoach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

If you, like us, have been seeing kombucha everywhere, you've probably heard about it's many, many health benefits. Like, SO MANY health benefits. You know what ... you've listened to Sawbones for a while, right? You know where this is going.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones138Kombucha.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

It's time to talk about the ailment so scary that Hippocrates told other doctors they shouldn't mess with it: Kidney stones. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

If you found a lump of hair in an animal's stomach, would you first thought be "Huh, I bet that will help cure poison!" No? See, that's why you'll never cut it as an old-timey person. Let's talk about bezoars!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones136Bezoars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT

We continue our exploration of the ear with an examination of one of history's most annoying (and hardest to treat) ailment: Tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ears.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones135Tinnitus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

We're back with answers to more of the medical questions so goofy you're afraid to ask your doctor.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones134QA2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT

Last week on Sawbones, we moved into your ear. This week on Sawbones, we're staying put with an episoe about the dizzying number of ways we've profaned mice to fix earaches.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones133Earaches.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, we make earwax way, way worse before we remove all of it. Well, most of it. You gotta leave some you know, it's good for you. Eh, you should probably just listen.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones132Earwax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

In what may be the most shocking episode of Sawbones to date, we reveal the dirty truth about hydrogen peroxide: It's maybe not so useful for anything.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones131H202.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

 

Dr. Sydnee and Justin try to apologize for their poopie episode with an episode about blood. They are bad at apologizing.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones130Hemophilia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EDT

Welp, here's an episode about poop.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones129Poop.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

It's #MaxFunDrive time and Justin and Sydnee are marking the occasion with a special episode in which all of your goofiest, most embarrassing medical questions will be answered by Dr. Sydnee.

The link to donate? Well, so happy you asked!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: SawbonesQA1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee harness the power of history's longest lasting, most widespread and (perhaps) least effective home remedy. The good news about vinegar? Still great on fries.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: SawbonesVinegar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:48pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee have been working in the coal mine, and paying REAL close attention to where they step in the their history of hookworm. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: SawbonesHookwormFinal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee return to the fertile land of patent medicine quacks to introduce you to Curtis Howe Springer, the King of Quacks.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones125Springer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee eat some coral in a misguided attempt to cure their heartburn (while upsetting as little of the ecosystem as possible).

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones124Heartburn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee really "rock out" with an episode all about the healing power of crystals. Get it? Rock out? Man, that's one great joke. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones123Crystals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, a new disease is taking the world by storm and Sydnee and Justin are there to explain what everyone is so freaked out about. Well, Sydnee explains. Justin freaks out.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones122Zika.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, it's The Trial of The Century as Justin tries to prove to Sydnee once and for all that the spleen is useless. Take your seats, here comes the judge.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones121Spleen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee have got some wicked nosebleeds, but it's no problem: They've got some Doug to stuff up there.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones120Nosebleed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm EDT

his week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee drop out of school and have some pre-marital sex to cure their pseudo-anemia.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones119SGreenSickness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee finally kick the eating habit as they explore the often-disturbing history of fasting.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones118Fasting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Live from Huntington, WV and Candlenights 2015: CHRISTMAS IS TRYING TO KILL YOU. Grandma. Egg nog. Trees. Mistletoe. The Grinch. RUN.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones117Xmas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, we put the lime in the coconut and the severity of our scurvy is not diminished in the slightest.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones116Scurvy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin provide a brief history of caring for gunshot wounds.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

 

Direct download: Sawbones115GSWs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin discuss one reason the world is a little less scary for today's parents: The history of scarlet fever.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones114Scarletfever.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin highlight some of medicine's most incredible superheroes. Their power? Eating trash and not dying.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones113PoisonSquad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin are back with, and we don't think we're exaggerating here: The weirdest story they've ever told.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin finally stick it to Joy Behar (just a couple months too late to be relevant) with their brief history of nursing.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones111nursing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin dip into their archives to find some great/terrible ideas for costumes from the history of medicine. Also: Spooky medical stories to help you impress around the campfire!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones110Halloween.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin embark on a tour of the history of roundworms, in an episode Sydnee says will be just "Part 1" of the history of roundworms, which Justin finds horrifying, for the record.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones109Roundworm.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee are dodging ticks as we explore the surprisingly short history of Lyme Disease.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones108Lyme.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Oh No Ross and Carrie! hosts Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy hosts step in for Sydnee and Justin as part of the Max Fun Great Switcheroo as they look into the history of near-death experiences.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: SawbonesSwap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Sydnee and guest star Rileigh Smirl introduce you to the diseases at the root of some monsters myths.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones106Monsters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am EDT

This week on Sawbones, it's Part Three of our series of putting pet-centric illness on BLAST. This week, we put snakes on a plane.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones105Snakes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

Lice are gross. That is all. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones104Lice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, it's Part Two of our series of putting pet-centric illness on BLAST. This week, live from Vancouver, we give kitties the business.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones103Cats.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

This week on Sawbones, it's Part One of our series of putting pet-centric illness on BLAST. This week, live from Seattle, we finally give birds their due.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones102Birds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, we celebrate 100 episodes of Sawbones as Justin and Dr. Sydnee pat themselves on the back, talk about the history of their show (and marriage) and explore the medical history of love.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones101Love.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the strange, sad and even occassionally lovely history of conjoined twins.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones100Conjoined.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee throw the baby out with the bathwater (literally) as they explore the history of hygiene.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones99Hygiene.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee do their sweetest, most requested episode ever: Let's have a bit 'o' honey.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones98Honey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee stop making corsets and build two battleships as they explore the history of fainting.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones98Fainting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee blow metal rod through a guy's brain and live to tell about it. He does too, which is more impressive, in retrospect.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones97Gage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee crash a boat into a pier to cure your seasickness.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones96Seasick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee are wrapping a parasitic worm around a stick with Jimmy Carter.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones95GuineaWorms.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee celebrate their wedding anniversary by rubbing cow manuer in a burn.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones94Burns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee want you to get your D in the safest way humanly possible.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones93Sunshine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin is transported into the body of a Sydnee's teenage sister Rileigh and has a lot of awkward questions.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones92TeenGirl.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee finish their scattershot history of medical TV. An episode that even the most squeamish listener won't be yucked out by!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones91TVpart2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, you're gonna need an ocean of calamine lotion as Justin and Sydnee explore the weird history of poison ivy.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones90PoisonIvy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee share medical history's greatest present the sad story of one of medicine's most mistreated "villains."

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones89Typhoid.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee share medical history's greatest will-they/won't-they, the story of a doctor and his muse: A man with a hole in his stomach.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones88Guthole.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee are gonna make you sweat with their history of the totally bizarre phenomenon known as "Sweating Sickness."

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones87Sweating.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, in the last of their three-part series, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the dark and light side of swimming pools as they present the triumph over polio.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones86Polio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am EDT

This week on Sawbones, in the last of their three-part series, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to some of the craziest operators in the patent medicine game.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones85Patent3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to some of the craziest operators in the patent medicine game.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones84PatentMedsB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to some of the craziest operators in the patent medicine game.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones83PatentHeroes1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee hands the reins to Justin as they explore the history of medical TV, and explain why most of TV doesn't actually exist.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones82TVPart1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explain why Sydnee gets to call herself and Justin doesn't.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones81Education.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explain why an earthquake knocking trees into a lake was pretty miraculous in their history of malaria.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones80Malaria.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about the latest hot trends in mercury fumigation as they explore the history of syphilis.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones79Syphilis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin wear a Taz T-shirt in a mall fashion show. Also, bile, blood and phlegm is discussed.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones78Humors.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin take a sunrise and sprinkle it with dew.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones77Chocolate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin revisit a horrifying, real-world case of Boogie Fever.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones76Dancing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin get angry about the measles.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones75Measles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin putting some poopy into a bread pill.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones74Perry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are selling all their blood.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones73Tranfusions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are gonna unlock the infinite power of your nose.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones72Aromatherapy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are gonna drink that sweet pee.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones71Diabetes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are getting absolutely, figuratively tanked.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones70Alcohol.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin pass your baby around a table leg.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones69FolkMeds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin give the greatest gift of all.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones68OrganTransplants.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin blow it ALL out.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones67Enemas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are yanking out your bad teeth and replacing them with worse teeth. Also: Why were black teeth once the height of fashion? Let’s find out!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones66ToothRemoval.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We cure your sniffles with fox blood.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones64Asthma.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: The greatest medical holocaust in history.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones63Flu.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We talk ebola.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones62Ebola.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We eat like 50 lemons.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones61Vitamins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We give you some extra balls.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones60DrBrinkley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We squirt a little breast milk in your eye.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones59Cataracts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We make your face smell terrible.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

 

Direct download: Sawbones58Acne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We repaint your house.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones57Color.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We can't sleep.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones56Insomnia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We had a baby.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones55OurBirthStory.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: This show is on fire.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones54Combustion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We change the course of human history with gout.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones53Gout.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We feed bloody nuts to chickens.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones52Rabies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We hide a horseshoe to cure your hiccups.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones51Hiccups.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We finally get that sucker out.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones50Birth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We save your kids.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones49Vaccines.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We open your velcro belly slot.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones48Csections.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We shotgun some breastmilk.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones47Breastfeeding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We stole your grandpa.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones46Corpses.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We perforate your baby.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones45Teething.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We pay you to eat our warts.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones44Warts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We go blind and punch someone in the eye.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones43Cholera.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We sneak a cookie in our sleep.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones42Sleepwalking.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We give ourselves cholera.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones41SelfExpermentation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We squeeze a beaver's scent glands.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones40Epilepsy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We put a magnet on it.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones39Magnets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We eat people.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones38Cannibalism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We mesmerize you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones37mesmer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We make Sawbones ... on weed.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones36Weed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We swish some oil.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones35OilPulling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We measure your head lump.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

 

Direct download: Sawbones34Phrenology.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

Sawbones: Plastic Surgery

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We replace your nose with a leaf.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones33PlasticSurgery.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We shake the devil's hand.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones32Lefties.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We pee on EVERYTHING.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones31PregnancyTest.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT

Sawbones: Tuberculosis

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We store some lungers in a cave.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones30TB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We cure everything with chicken.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones29HomeopathyA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We get biblical on leprosy.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones28Leprosy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: Aunt Flo crashes on our couch.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones27Menstruation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We use a death ray to cure cancer.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones25Rife.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We cure your hangover.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones24Hangovers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We help you dry out.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones23Alcoholism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: Meet a real sex weirdo.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones22Reich.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: Get your head straight!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones21Headache.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: Be your own doctor!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: sawbones20selfsurgery.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We get a bun in that oven.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones19Fertility.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We fix that cueball of yours.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones18Baldness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: THE DEAD WILL WALK.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones17Reanimation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: WE LIVE FOREVER.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones16Immortality.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We slam back some Kickapoo Joy Juice.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones15Patent.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We take a big drag off of wellness.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones14Tobacco.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We're radioactive.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones13Radium.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We keep the babies at bay.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones13BirthControl.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We keep your pee pee in a cup.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones12Urine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We met a hero of medicine who was also a bit of a nut.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones11BenRush.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

Sawbones: Weight Loss

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We help you shed the ellbees.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones10WeightLoss.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We force feed you corn flakes.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones09Kellogg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We take a load off your mind.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones08Lobotomy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We take the leg.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones07Amputation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We follow a wandering womb.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones6Hysteria.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We give opium to a baby.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: SawbonesOpium.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We launch plague-ridden bodies in a catapult.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: SawbonesPlague.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We put a leech on you and Justin loses a finger.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones3Bloodletting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We put mercury on your chancre.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones2Mercury.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We put a hole in your head.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Direct download: Sawbones1Trepanation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am EDT