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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.
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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
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  
Sawbones: Cough Drops

Sawbones: Cough Drops

2019-10-2500:43:1615

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  
Sawbones: Ben Franklin

Sawbones: Ben Franklin

2019-10-2100:36:3211

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
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
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
Sawbones: Essential Oils

Sawbones: Essential Oils

2019-09-2700:38:4821

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
Sawbones: Garlic

Sawbones: Garlic

2019-09-2000:46:439

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
Sawbones: Vaping

Sawbones: Vaping

2019-09-1300:52:2613

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
Sawbones: Hydrotherapy

Sawbones: Hydrotherapy

2019-09-0900:45:2612

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
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Kirin Peterson

Very informative as always! I wasn't aware of the dangers of at home testing.

Nov 19th
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docmac

wow done

Nov 19th
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Sean Rosenau

20:28 Pope Innocent isn't that bad of a pipe name. I'm not sure when, but there was at one point in time a Pope Hilarious (this is of course before that word meant what it does today).

Nov 16th
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Sean Rosenau

24:23 I've heard of getting 'shit-faced' but 'diaper-faced' sounds way funnier.

Nov 16th
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Julie McLaughlin

thank you Sydnee for the separate discussion of Monsanto. that is where my issue with GMOs lies, not with GMO itself. I wish it was easier to distinguish where Monsanto has its tentacles in things at the grocery store.

Nov 14th
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Margaret C Mullings

This is interesting....I will be back!

Nov 10th
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Margaret C Mullings

Wow!

Nov 10th
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Hope Ricketts

am I the only one that heard a ringtone right around 7 mins left?

Nov 3rd
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Kate Roberts

ok but if it had cheese it was a mornay sauce...

Nov 1st
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I think pledging an oath lends gravitas to the moment -- it requires the speaker to stop for a second and state aloud exactly what they promise to do. People who enlist in the military are required to take an oath. Immigrants who become American citizens take an oath. Signing legal documents is all well and good, but pledging an oath is the actual, physical moment it becomes real. On a smaller, more personal level, writers are encouraged to declare themselves as such, because it makes one more likely to follow through and actually complete that manuscript. Pledging an oath signals an emotional urge to live up to that vow -- whether to your practice, your country, your mentors, or your agents / end users. I think this is very closely tied in with the notion of visualization, although I hate to get all metaphysical and sound like I'm endorsing the idea of manifestation, like from The Secret. I do have emotional depths, but I try not to stray into the realm of woowoo banana town with crystals and auras and pseudo-scientific stuff like that. All which is a long way of saying, "Yes, oaths are good. Let's have them."

Oct 29th
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Audrey Zehren

Sydnee trying to pronounce puyallup is all the humor this episode needed. thank you.

Oct 25th
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Kate Roberts

I just want you all to know that I have an ad on the side that says "Silver Fillings Are Toxic" with a picture of molars LOL

Oct 24th
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Audrey Zehren

Justin "scoops" McElroy 😂

Oct 17th
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Julie McLaughlin

pin cherries, huckleberries, thimbleberries, billberries, Saskatoon berries, elderberries, currants....

Oct 15th
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Julie McLaughlin

strawberries, plums, paw paw, persimmon! and many mooooore native fruits

Oct 15th
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Denise Kitashima Dutton

I want a Boners tshirt.

Oct 12th
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Loen Noodles

I think Riley's Justin is better than Justin's Justin 😂

Oct 3rd
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Sabrina M. M.

Damn. Despite the disclaimer, I did NOT expect this to be so disturbing... First time Sawbones actually got me crying (which I just don't do a lot, ever).

Oct 3rd
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Isak The Baron

Garlic rations and strenuous activity? The Great Pyramids must have STANK when they were finished.

Oct 2nd
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Augusta 'Aggie' Pryor

So Good

Sep 29th
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