Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine (general)

Would it surprise you to learn that people with too much money are flocking to "IV bars" and paying hundreds of dollars for intravenous cocktails of vitamins that are supposed to treat every malady under the sun but do absolutely nothing except risk serious infection?

... It probably doesn't surprise you, does it? Yeah, us neither. God, that's depressing. Anyway, here's a podcast.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones308IVCocktails.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, we celebrate a trip to Minnesota with an exploration of Viking's Disease. You'll meet the people it isn't really named for and the guy who beat out a long line of researchers to get it named after himself. It's a whole thing. You'll see.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones307Vikings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

We bidets have been all the rage for years around the globe, they never really caught on in the U.S. What part of their seedy history kept them out of American homes? And what (if any) are their health benefits? We've got all that and more on the new Sawbones!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones306Bidets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, the incredible true story of how Chicago changed the direction of a river to battle typhoid and cholera.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones305TurningTheRiver.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

Just in time for Christmas, we've got another extremely special holiday film created by Justin and Sydnee McElroy. Gather the family and prepare for A Medicine Called Christmas 2: A Royal Pain.

NARRATOR: Rachel McElroy

PHIL: Griffin McElroy

TAB: Sydnee McElroy

JESUS: Dwight Slappe

SORIANO: Travis McElroy

CHRIS: Justin McElroy

WAITER: Michael Meadows

MR. BIG CITY: Tommy Smirl

BETH: Teylor Smirl

MANDY: Rileigh Smirl

QUEEN: Mary Smirl

SANTA: Clint McElroy

Direct download: Sawbones304MedicineChristmas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

You may have seen a Facebook meme claiming that a combination of elderberry and Oscillococcinum can prevent the flu. The truth of the matter may surprise you! (unless you've ever in your life ever listened to even a single episode of our show)

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones303Elderberry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

Listen, we're not gonna sit here all fancy and act like we didn't just record an entire episode about people sunning their buttholes. That's what happened, nothing can change that. If you don't listen, it was for nothing.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones302TaintTanningA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

We're marking our 300th episode (OK, it's our 301st) by answering all of your pressing medical questions. Can you really poke your brain through your nose? Where do boob crumbs come from? Listen for that and so much more!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones301QandA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT

This week on the 300th (!) episode of Sawbones, meet William Halstead, the father of American surgery, the man who inspired Cinemax's The Knick and ... a great advocate for cocaine.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones300Halstead.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT

The market is flooded with at-home tests that let you "take medical care into your own hands" but is that something you even want in your hands? Are they reliable? Also, is Justin really going to give up cereal?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones299FoodTesting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT