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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

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Rank #61 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.

iTunes Ratings

11535 Ratings
Average Ratings
10696
414
165
104
156

Do boners

By crazyscientistfarmer - Jun 01 2020
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I just got a boner and want to know why I get morning wood I use morning wood to prop up my phone

What a pair!

By JSFinewood - May 28 2020
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Informative while being entertaining! Great chemistry! Great job!

iTunes Ratings

11535 Ratings
Average Ratings
10696
414
165
104
156

Do boners

By crazyscientistfarmer - Jun 01 2020
Read more
I just got a boner and want to know why I get morning wood I use morning wood to prop up my phone

What a pair!

By JSFinewood - May 28 2020
Read more
Informative while being entertaining! Great chemistry! Great job!
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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

Latest release on Jun 01, 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: The Most Dangerous Parade

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This week on Sawbones, we discuss Philadelphia's disastrous Fourth Liberty Loan Parade that helped reignite the 1918 influenza epidemic in the region. We'll also examine some other unnerving similarities between that century-old disaster and our current situation.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 24 2020

49mins

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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

43mins

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Rank #4: 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

40mins

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Rank #5: 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

53mins

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Rank #6: 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

40mins

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Rank #7: Sawbones: Dr. Anthony Fauci and Coronavirus Myths

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This week on Sawbones, we dive into the backstory of Dr. Anthony Fauci, a beacon of hope and reason for so many in these troubling days. In the back half of the show, we also talk about a bunch of coronavirus bulls**t that you knew was bulls**t but we're gonna tell you anyway.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers1

Apr 17 2020

52mins

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Rank #8: Sawbones: Birth Control

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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 keep the babies at bay.

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

Sep 20 2013

38mins

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Rank #9: Sawbones: Urine

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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 keep your pee pee in a cup.

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

Sep 13 2013

34mins

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Rank #10: 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

45mins

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Rank #11: Sawbones: Lobotomy

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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 take a load off your mind.

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

Aug 09 2013

34mins

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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

39mins

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Rank #13: 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

44mins

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Rank #14: 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

45mins

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Rank #15: 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

50mins

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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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

35mins

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Rank #18: 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

37mins

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Rank #19: 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

43mins

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Rank #20: 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

35mins

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Sawbones: Medical Racism and Protest Safety

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This week on Sawbones, we examine how Black Americans have received substandard care and fewer opportunities within the American medical system. Also, some guidance on how to protest as safely as possible in the face of COVID-19.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 01 2020

47mins

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Sawbones: The Cholera Riots

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Fear that the government and doctors were allied in a grand conspiracy to oppress the populace was at a fever pitch. The people took to the streets to prove that they would not abide by quarantine, that they would defy the powers that be and go on about their daily lives.

The year is 1831. The disease is cholera.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 22 2020

44mins

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Sawbones: COVID-19 Q&A

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It should come as no surprise that the Sawbones inbox has been chockablock with questions about the ongoing ... unpleasantness. This week, we're trying to group your COVID-19 queries in an orderly fashion and answer them to the best of our ability. Well, the best of Sydnee's ability. Justin just talks about dandruff shampoo. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 17 2020

52mins

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Sawbones: Cabin Fever

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Did you know that cabin fever isn't just the cooped-up funk we all find ourselves in? It's a real actual disease called typhus -- or at least, it used to be. It's confusing, we know, but this week we're gonna walk you through all the extremely gross details.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 08 2020

48mins

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Sawbones: COVID Lies, Darned Lies and Statistics

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Two doctors made headlines this week by trying to construct the narrative that the COVID-19 pandemic has been overblown by the hospital system in pursuit of more profits. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explain why their numbers don't add up, and how you can combat this narrative if it, depressingly, sticks around.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 01 2020

51mins

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Sawbones: The Most Dangerous Parade

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This week on Sawbones, we discuss Philadelphia's disastrous Fourth Liberty Loan Parade that helped reignite the 1918 influenza epidemic in the region. We'll also examine some other unnerving similarities between that century-old disaster and our current situation.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 24 2020

49mins

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Sawbones: Dr. Anthony Fauci and Coronavirus Myths

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This week on Sawbones, we dive into the backstory of Dr. Anthony Fauci, a beacon of hope and reason for so many in these troubling days. In the back half of the show, we also talk about a bunch of coronavirus bulls**t that you knew was bulls**t but we're gonna tell you anyway.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers1

Apr 17 2020

52mins

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Sawbones: Hydroxychloroquine

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There are some pushing hydroxychloroquine as a miracle treatment for COVID-19 in a way that should seem familiar (and a little scary) to long-time Sawbones listeners. This week, we'll talk about the long history of this medicine and why promoting it as a COVID-19 cure is so dangerous to those who already depend on it for other (actual scientifically-proven) uses.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 12 2020

41mins

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Sawbones: Ignaz Semmelweis

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This week on Sawbones, it's the fascinating, inspiring and infuriating story of Ignaz Semmelweis. You'll learn how he discovered why it was so important for doctor's to wash their hands and why it took so long for doctors to believe him.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 03 2020

42mins

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Sawbones: Masks

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The COVID-19 outbreak has recently pushed masks and other protective equipment into the forefront of the global conversation, especially as a shortage threatens medical professionals on the front lines. This week on Sawbones, how masks changed the world of medicine, and what happens when there aren't enough to go around. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 30 2020

45mins

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Sawbones: Coronavirus Part 2

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Surprise! This week our medical history podcast is about the biggest medical history event in any of our lifetimes. Let's talk about home testing! Social distancing! And some reflections from Sydnee after a week at the hospital.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 22 2020

47mins

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Sawbones: Revenge of the Weird Medical Questions

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Once again, we're putting Justin at peril of being supremely yucked out by your weirdest medical queries: Should your pee smell so good? Why is your earwax that color? Why did your mom choose the name Fred for that blood-filled lump on her leg? Yup, it's a weird one, folks.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 13 2020

39mins

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Sawbones: How Yellow Fever (Nearly) Destroyed Philadelphia

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This week on Sawbones, it's the story of how Yellow Fever killed 10 percent of Philadelphia, destroyed the government and made everyone rethink their collection of decorative standing water.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 06 2020

39mins

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Sawbones: Quarantine

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For reasons we assume you can guess, we're discussing the history of quarantine, and how its historical misuse should make you particularly alert in the days and weeks to come as the world continues to combat COVID-19. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 02 2020

44mins

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Sawbones: William Cunningham and the Ghouls of Cincinnati

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We love grave robbers on Sawbones and ... well, that came out wrong. We don't have a particular affinity for today's grave robbers, but they've played an important role in medical research and ... we're still defending grave robbers, aren't we? OK, listen. Let's start over. This is an episode about a really bad grave robber.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 24 2020

31mins

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Sawbones: Laudable Pus

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This week on Sawbones, it's the truly embarrassing story of why we spent several centuries thinking it was important for us to make wounds as pus-filled as possible. There's no nice way of saying it folks: This is a gross one. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 17 2020

35mins

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Sawbones: Body Temperature

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This week on Sawbones, things are getting hot! Well, no, come to think of it, they’re doing the opposite. They’re getting colder. And by “they” we mean “we.” We’re getting colder, all of us. Probably. What should you do about it? Nothing. For now, you’ll just have to -- wait for it -- chill.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 10 2020

42mins

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Sawbones: Coronavirus

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This week on Sawbones, we've got a no-panic-allowed history of coronavirus along with a guide to the current strain that has held the headlines in a stranglehold in the past weeks. Even if you don't listen to the episode, take heart: If you're outside of China, it's likely you're more scared than you need to be at the moment.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 02 2020

42mins

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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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iTunes Ratings

11535 Ratings
Average Ratings
10696
414
165
104
156

Do boners

By crazyscientistfarmer - Jun 01 2020
Read more
I just got a boner and want to know why I get morning wood I use morning wood to prop up my phone

What a pair!

By JSFinewood - May 28 2020
Read more
Informative while being entertaining! Great chemistry! Great job!