14 episodes

The show where real doctors tell you what’s real, what’s not, and what’s maybe possible in your favorite movies and TV shows.

Docs Watch Dr. Jen and Dr. Deepa

    • Life Sciences
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

The show where real doctors tell you what’s real, what’s not, and what’s maybe possible in your favorite movies and TV shows.

    Episode 13: How Get Pragnent

    Episode 13: How Get Pragnent

    In the second of our three Twilight related episodes, we discuss pregnancy tropes, tumors with teeth, and Deepa's favorite YouTube video. Sometimes pregnancy is not as simple as one egg and one sperm. Especially when that sperm is presumably made of rock. ...suspended in venom? If there's one thing we've figured out so far, it's that you shouldn't think too hard about the physiology behind the Cullen clan.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 12: Bloodsucking Rocks

    Episode 12: Bloodsucking Rocks

    In this episode, we talk about the vampire's curse, vampire epidemics, and... rocks? Does the vampire legend have its roots in real life disease? Probably not, but we'll tell you about some interesting ones anyway! Ultimately, this ep came to be because we want to talk about a very specific scene in Twilight, but figured it would be good to provide some folkloric context first. Little did we know, all of the vampire research we did has little to nothing to do with the Cullens — oh well!

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 11: Welcome to Earth (and Season 2!)

    Episode 11: Welcome to Earth (and Season 2!)

    Welcome to Season 2 of Docs Watch! We're back from break with a brand new slate of episodes for you. We're kicking off Season 2 just in time for American Independence Day. So what better way to celebrate than with a discussion of the 1996 classic movie Independence Day? The truth is out there.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 10: Take My Breath Away

    Episode 10: Take My Breath Away

    In the last episode of season one, we talk about TV/film's most favorite medical emergency: the tension pneumothorax! There's drama! There's intrigue! There's therapeutic stabbing! Okay, fine. We get it — it's pretty cool. But some movies do it better than others... Let's talk about it! (for full episode notes, check out docswatchpod.com)

    • 58 min
    Episode 9: Superpowers and How You Get Them

    Episode 9: Superpowers and How You Get Them

    In this episode, we talk about where the X-men get their powers. Can your DNA give you super speed AND let you control the weather AND shoot lasers out of your eyes AND do whatever it is that Rogue does? Maybe! It's all about the gene activation. It turns out, the power is in you! (for full episode notes, visit docswatchpod.com)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 8: Harry Potter and the Lack of Graduate Medical Education

    Episode 8: Harry Potter and the Lack of Graduate Medical Education

    In this episode, we talk about medical licensing, but with magic! If you wanna be a healer, there are pre-reqs for that. And minimum NEWT scores to hit. Just how heroic is Madam Pomfrey's call schedule? And does the wizarding world's pharmaceutical industry have any kind of regulation? (for full episode notes, go to docswatchpod.com)

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Leroy Fishhead ,

This is Fun

This right here is my kind of fun. I’m a sci fi and fantasy writer (with a dozen short stories published in professional magazines) so this podcast is not just entertaining but also seriously helpful.

Ddchu ,

Nerdy, interesting, hilarious!!

Dr Deepa and Dr Jen are so fun much to listen to. They break down and answer a lot of questions that nerds like myself wonder about when watching pop culture movies in a way that is somewhat scientific yet entertaining! Love it!!!

Lulabell Kasperov ,

Funny, engaging AND educational

Doctor Jen and Doctor Deepa really hit the podcast trifecta here: they’re super engaging, really funny, and they’re obviously way knowledgeable about medical science. They’ve got great chemistry right out of the box—I can only guess what they’ll be like together at episode 100. I subscribed in the first 10 minutes; it’s just a blast from bell to bell.

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