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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 Maximum Fun

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    • 4.9, 38 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.

    Sawbones: The Black Panthers and Public Health

    Sawbones: The Black Panthers and Public Health

    If you received the typical, white-centric education, you probably associate the Black Panthers only with violence and political protest. This week on Sawbones, we talk about their work in medical research advocacy and creating public health programs that sought to make life better for all black and oppressed people.

    • 41 min
    Sawbones: Medical Racism and Protest Safety

    Sawbones: Medical Racism and Protest Safety

    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.

    • 47 min
    Sawbones: The Cholera Riots

    Sawbones: The Cholera Riots

    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.

    • 44 min
    Sawbones: COVID-19 Q&A

    Sawbones: COVID-19 Q&A

    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.

    • 52 min
    Sawbones: Cabin Fever

    Sawbones: Cabin Fever

    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

    • 48 min
    Sawbones: COVID Lies, Darned Lies and Statistics

    Sawbones: COVID Lies, Darned Lies and Statistics

    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

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Tiuri-L ,

Great show

Sydnee and Justin being you the weirdest medical facts while being very funny and pretty adorable.

Elfysaurus ,

Delightful

I started listening to Sawbones a few weeks ago, and love every episode! It's got charm, and humour, and never fails to keep me interested. And as a bonus it supplies me with a great amount of topics to relay to my family over dinner (who despite my grand efforts are not into podcasts..). Thank you.

nerdgirl95 ,

🍻

Love you guys! I'm so making my friends listen to your podcast. Appreciate that you explain trivial things to us non-Americans so we get the references:):):)) Stumbled over this as a medical student searching for knowledge, but stayed for the humour and ?????-factor. 10/10, keep it going.

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