33 episodes

Welcome to Quackery! A comedy Podcast about medicines and medical treatments that are crazy, ineffective and/or unsafe! Join your hosts Jon and Dr Will each week as we explore a new topic in the wacky world of Nostrums and Quackery!

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Welcome to Quackery! A comedy Podcast about medicines and medical treatments that are crazy, ineffective and/or unsafe! Join your hosts Jon and Dr Will each week as we explore a new topic in the wacky world of Nostrums and Quackery!

    27 | Drinking Blood

    27 | Drinking Blood

    Join the Quackheads as the discuss the history of drinking blood as medicine! From vampires to gladiators and even a Pope! This episode has it all! We even get a bloody good assist from our friend The Quack Doctor!

    • 45 min
    26 | Belly Button Healing - A Naval Idea

    26 | Belly Button Healing - A Naval Idea

    • 39 min
    25 | Sa-tan-ic Tonic “Devil of a Cure”

    25 | Sa-tan-ic Tonic “Devil of a Cure”

    Sa-Tan-Ic tonic was a laxative that claimed to cure everything from appetite to asthma to depression. The logo on the front is of a giant Satan in his underwear standing atop the earth. Check out Quackerypodcast.com to see what this devilish medicine...

    • 36 min
    24 | Radiation

    24 | Radiation

    • 51 min
    23 | “Masks off, f’k it Masks on” feat Capt Paul

    23 | “Masks off, f’k it Masks on” feat Capt Paul

    This week at the request of Captain Paul, we explore the history of medical masks and give some insight on the currently confusing quackery surrounding why the recommendations for the public wearing masks continues to change. From the Plague Doctor’s...

    • 47 min
    22 | Wizard Oil - "Magically Quackish"

    22 | Wizard Oil - "Magically Quackish"

    John Austin and Lysander Hamlin were traveling magicians and entertainers. In 1861, Chicago IL,  the Hamlin boys made their own medicine to peddle at the Medicine shows. Naturally, the magicians called their stuff “Wizard Oil” - Originally meant to be...

    • 41 min

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