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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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A Great Podcast

By GreatIndianaMan - Dec 08 2019
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This podcast is hilarious and wonderufl and informative. I love it.

I LOVE THIS POD

By meūüćć - Dec 06 2019
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hi hope you are having a good day but if you arent then listen to this pod

iTunes Ratings

10298 Ratings
Average Ratings
9578
378
138
89
115

A Great Podcast

By GreatIndianaMan - Dec 08 2019
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This podcast is hilarious and wonderufl and informative. I love it.

I LOVE THIS POD

By meūüćć - Dec 06 2019
Read more
hi hope you are having a good day but if you arent then listen to this pod

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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided 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.

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: 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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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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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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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: Bloodletting

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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 put a leech on you and Justin loses a finger.

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

Jul 05 2013

30mins

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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Sawbones: Medical Cannibalism

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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 eat people.

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

Apr 08 2014

38mins

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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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Sawbones: Syphilis

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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)

Mar 04 2015

37mins

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Sawbones: The Man Who Ate Everything

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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

Feb 10 2017

37mins

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Sawbones: Appalachian Folk Medicine

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

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

Dec 23 2014

39mins

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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

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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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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: 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

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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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Sawbones: Sneezing

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Welcome to all the owners of human bodies! You're gonna love these things, they can run, jump ... and every once in a while they uncontrollably blast snot out of your face at 100 MPH. This week on Sawbones: Sneezing.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 26 2019

40mins

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Sawbones: Fever

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Any species could have created a bunch of bogus ways to treat fevers. But only humans could use fevers as a bogus treatment for other stuff and then end up being sort of right about it. This week on Sawbones, we're burning down the house.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 18 2019

51mins

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Sawbones: Eli Lilly's Secret Pot Farm

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One of the nation's leading pharmaceutical companies once maintained one of the biggest marijuana farms in the country. This week on Sawbones, how Eli Lilly lost its taste for pot, and why it refuses to acknowledge its past.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 04 2019

1hr

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Sawbones: Yes, More Medical Questions Answered!

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Does medicated chap stick doing anything? What are doctors hiding? Why can't you keep your bones? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin bring you answers to these questions and many more on a new Q&A episode!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 26 2019

45mins

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Sawbones: The Chattanooga Medicine Company

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This week on Sawbones, live from the historic Ryman Auditorium, hear the patent medicine company so insidious they made Dolly Parton sing about laxatives on one of the biggest stages in country music.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 19 2019

36mins

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