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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

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Rank #26 in Comedy category

Comedy
Health & Fitness
Medicine
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Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

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Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

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10558 Ratings
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9817
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144
91
123

I love this show.

By Finster8 - Jan 20 2020
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Informative and strangely delightful given the often difficult subject matter. I love the dynamic between the kind and smart hosts, I loved the Christmas special, and I love the theme song. I’ve recommended this podcast over and over.

Sometimes gross but interesting

By corkers_12 - Jan 15 2020
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This show is fake Dr. (PhD Chemist) if that means anything!

iTunes Ratings

10558 Ratings
Average Ratings
9817
383
144
91
123

I love this show.

By Finster8 - Jan 20 2020
Read more
Informative and strangely delightful given the often difficult subject matter. I love the dynamic between the kind and smart hosts, I loved the Christmas special, and I love the theme song. I’ve recommended this podcast over and over.

Sometimes gross but interesting

By corkers_12 - Jan 15 2020
Read more
This show is fake Dr. (PhD Chemist) if that means anything!
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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

Latest release on Jan 24, 2020

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Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

Rank #1: Sawbones: Plague Medicine

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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)

Jul 12 2013

32mins

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Rank #2: Sawbones: Taint Tanning and Heliotherapy

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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

Dec 06 2019

42mins

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Rank #3: Sawbones: CBD Oil

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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

Aug 04 2018

47mins

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Rank #4: Sawbones: Genetically-Modified Organisms

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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

Apr 20 2018

56mins

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Rank #5: Sawbones: Cough Drops

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William Goldman wrote in The Princess Bride "True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops." This week on Sawbones, we ruin them. We're really sorry, Bill.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 25 2019

42mins

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Rank #6: Sawbones: Alkaline Water

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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

Jan 12 2019

48mins

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Rank #7: Sawbones: Bleach

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This week on Sawbones, an unnerving look into the upsettingly modern invention of ingesting bleach for medicinal uses. Content warning: This episode includes descriptions of "therapies" that are being used primarily on children and other vulnerable populations.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 04 2019

49mins

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Rank #8: Sawbones: Food Sensitivity Testing

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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

Nov 15 2019

47mins

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Rank #9: Sawbones: Coffee

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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

Dec 16 2017

54mins

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Rank #10: Sawbones: Ketogenic Diet

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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

Jun 24 2018

40mins

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Rank #11: Sawbones: Wine

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We all know that consuming wine has no downsides whatsoever, but did you know it also has some amazing health benefits as well?! It's true! (Depending on your definition of "benefits" ... and "health" and ... OK, and "amazing" too.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 30 2019

39mins

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Rank #12: Sawbones: Detox

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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

Feb 26 2017

42mins

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Rank #13: Sawbones: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

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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

Nov 18 2015

37mins

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Rank #14: Sawbones: The Oregon Trail

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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.)

Oct 08 2018

38mins

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Rank #15: Sawbones: Auto-Brewery Syndrome

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On Sawbones, we take pride in our ability to detangle medical myth from fact and give you the truth about the human body. This week on Sawbones ... things aren't so clear. You may need a stiff drink for this one ... unless your body is making them already?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 03 2019

46mins

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Rank #16: Sawbones: Poop

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Welp, here's an episode about poop.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 24 2016

51mins

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Rank #17: Sawbones: The Royal Fistula Fad

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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

Aug 26 2016

37mins

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Rank #18: Sawbones: Opioid Addiction

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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

Aug 11 2017

45mins

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Rank #19: Sawbones: Typhoid Mary

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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

May 20 2015

37mins

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Rank #20: Sawbones: Yes Virginia, There Are More Medical Questions

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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

Dec 01 2019

45mins

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Sawbones: IV Cocktails

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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

Jan 24 2020

45mins

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Sawbones: Viking's Disease

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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

Jan 19 2020

36mins

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Sawbones: Bidets

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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

Jan 10 2020

49mins

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Sawbones: The Chicago River Reversal

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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

Dec 28 2019

37mins

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A Medicine Called Christmas 2: A Royal Pain

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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

Dec 22 2019

41mins

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Sawbones: Elderberry and Other Things That Don't Prevent the Flu

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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

Dec 13 2019

46mins

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Sawbones: Taint Tanning and Heliotherapy

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Dec 06 2019

42mins

Play

Sawbones: Yes Virginia, There Are More Medical Questions

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Dec 01 2019

45mins

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Sawbones: The Man Behind the Knick

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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

Nov 25 2019

36mins

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Sawbones: Food Sensitivity Testing

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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

Nov 15 2019

47mins

Play

Sawbones: Auto-Brewery Syndrome

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On Sawbones, we take pride in our ability to detangle medical myth from fact and give you the truth about the human body. This week on Sawbones ... things aren't so clear. You may need a stiff drink for this one ... unless your body is making them already?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 03 2019

46mins

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Sawbones: Cough Drops

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William Goldman wrote in The Princess Bride "True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops." This week on Sawbones, we ruin them. We're really sorry, Bill.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 25 2019

42mins

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Sawbones: Ben Franklin

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Ben Franklin may not have have been a doctor, but he still had a massive impact on the medical field in his time. What were his contributions? And was he ever actually president? You'll have to listen to find out!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 21 2019

36mins

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Sawbones: The Hippocratic Oath

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We've all heard about the oath new doctors have to take before they get their first scalpel and weird head mirror thing. But has it always been the same? Did Hippocrates really make it up? Is "First, do no harm" part of it? We'll answer all that and more on this week's Sawbones.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 11 2019

43mins

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Sawbones: National Hotel Disease

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin check in with National Hotel Disease, the diarrhea so bad it almost brought down a U.S. presidency.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 04 2019

41mins

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Sawbones: Essential Oils

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This week on Sawbones, we talk about the many, many things essential oils can't do for you and the dueling Utah-based companies that insist we're wrong.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 27 2019

38mins

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Sawbones: Garlic

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For thousands of years, throughout an unprecedented number of cultures, garlic has been touted for its ability to improve our health. How? Well, by warding off vampires, silly. ... OK, there's some other stuff too. You should probably just listen.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 20 2019

45mins

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Sawbones: Vaping

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On Sawbones, we like to take a lot of hard lines and make grand proclamations: Vaccines good, viruses bad, that sort of thing. But when it comes to vaping, things get a little ... cloudier?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 13 2019

52mins

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Sawbones: Hydrotherapy

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Water: There's plenty of it, it's not obviously poisonous and it's cheap as all get out. Maybe THAT'S the answer to all our species' medical woes? ... It's not, but if you've ever listened to Sawbones before you see where this episode (recorded live in beautiful Atlanta) is going.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 09 2019

45mins

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Sawbones: The HPV Vaccine

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A vaccine that can practically eliminate a type of human cancer should be cause for celebration across our species. Would it surprise it to learn that some people don't trust it? ... Probably not at this point, huh?

This week on Sawbones: The HPV vaccine.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 30 2019

43mins

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iTunes Ratings

10558 Ratings
Average Ratings
9817
383
144
91
123

I love this show.

By Finster8 - Jan 20 2020
Read more
Informative and strangely delightful given the often difficult subject matter. I love the dynamic between the kind and smart hosts, I loved the Christmas special, and I love the theme song. I’ve recommended this podcast over and over.

Sometimes gross but interesting

By corkers_12 - Jan 15 2020
Read more
This show is fake Dr. (PhD Chemist) if that means anything!