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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: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

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.

    Infant Formula

    Infant Formula

    The United States is currently in a dire formula shortage, and people are taking to the internet to propose some less than ideal solutions. Dr. Sydnee talks about the origins of how formula came about, how the shortage came about, and why people on the internet are wrong. And just in case you miss the message: do NOT try to make your own formula.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 47 min
    Harry Beno: The Poison King

    Harry Beno: The Poison King

    Harry Beno (not BEAN-o) one day walked into a barn hungry for biscuits and emerged the poison king. Believing himself immune to strychnine, Beno took to eating poison for an audience. From there his act escalated to the next logical step, hammering nails into his head and burying himself alive. Justin and Dr. Sydnee tell the story of “Beno the Wonder” who confused doctors but couldn’t escape the ultimate Sawbones lesson: don’t drill a hole in your head.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 35 min
    Testicle Tanning

    Testicle Tanning

    Some people believe that men in the world are getting softer and masculinity is under attack. But not to worry, there’s a solution: tanning your . . . nethers. Although the idea of exposing your soft bits to the sun may be embarrassing, there's also, as Dr. Sydnee explains, zero evidence that it's beneficial.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 39 min
    Cereal

    Cereal

    Remember when the Cheerios box said it would lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease? Well, it doesn’t say that anymore because cereal isn’t medicine. But this is just one example in a long history of breakfast cereals claiming to be beneficial to health.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 41 min
    The World of Warcraft Plague and COVID

    The World of Warcraft Plague and COVID

    A very long time ago, in 2019, we talked about the Corrupted Blood plague, a pandemic within the World of Warcraft. How it affected the digital world was used as a model for how people might behave during an actual real-life pandemic. Well . . . we’ve got that real-life pandemic now. So how did it actually play out (and is still playing out) versus how it went in-game?

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 36 min
    Bach's Flower Remedies

    Bach's Flower Remedies

    In the mid-20th century, Dr. Edward Bach developed a series of diluted tinctures from ingredients of the natural world to combat negative emotions, and by extension, disease. Bach supplied that these remedies were different for everyone, depending on mood. And to find out what you need? Just take an online quiz!

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Mig12346 ,

Awesome show

One of the best podcast I listened to. The show got me into podcast

Tessie svensson ,

Laughed out loud

I paint and draw (and actually work) while listening to you guys - and more than once I have had to go back and repaint something because I was laughing so so so hard over something Justin og Sidney said! And at work they think I’m weird because I keep laughing - while I’m the only one in a room 😁

I love the podcast and you guys - and little Charlie 😁😁😁😁😁

Ibhcrone ,

Cream of the crop!

I love this podcast and the mixture of goofs and facts. The two hosts are the cream of the crop and does a great job to make their listeners feel entertained while educating them too. Thank you!

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