Gross Anatomy is hosted by Dr. Jason Cohen and Raya O'Neal. The purpose of the show is to address some of the medical questions Dr. Jason Cohen is asked by friends, family and often strangers with help from his non doctor co-host, Raya O'Neal. Raya isn’t afraid to ask the questions people who didn’t go to medical school want to know.
Dr. Cohen and Raya also love to talk pop culture and how it relates to health and medicine — like celebrity diets, Amy Schumer speaking out about endometriosis and what’s true about how medical professionals are portrayed in TV and movies.
We also splice in professional interviews like our interview episodes with The Resident co-creator Dr. Roshan Sethi, famous plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Rey aka DR. 90210, Miss USA Nana Meriwether and much more!
Disclaimer: Gross Anatomy is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Skittles, Taste the Titanium?
We discuss the Skittle lawsuit that claims Mars (maker of Skittles) failed to adequately warn customers about the chemical, titanium dioxide, that is "unfit for human consumption" and therefore committed a fraud of omission. Which gets us talking about other sweets and the worst of the popular candy that you can eat — Sour Patch Kids definitely makes the top of the list.
We also talk about music therapy and an article titled: Running up that hill: What ‘Stranger Things’ gets right about the health benefits of music. Plus, we discuss the Don McLean documentary that details what his song American Pie is really about.
All this and a little more, like what the Brad’s are up to now… Cooper and Pitt of course.
Special Guest Host Episode
Ali Saarela joins the show as our guest host! Ali and Dr. Cohen discuss current health events — the good and the bad. They also talk about Hulu's new series The Bear and the similarities doctors and chefs have when it comes to work-life balance. Plus, they debate if vegetarians can be considered a "foodie" and explain why Anthony Bourdain was not a fan of vegans.
Simon, Sonny, and The Old Man
We talk about the rescue of Simon the German Shepherd, the legacy of James Caan — well known for playing Sonny in The Godfather and the Father of Buddy the Elf, and the FX series The Old Man starring Jeff Bridges...who was able to film the series after his battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and being infected by Covid-19 during chemotherapy.
O Doctor! My Doctor!
Mariano is back to guest host! Dr. Cohen and Mariano talk about tattoos and what it’s like to get a symbolic tattoo with your father and brother — as opposed to what it’s like to NOT get a tattoo because you’re told you won’t get buried in a Jewish cemetery. They also remind people to be cautious this season and to avoid getting swept-up in unsafe summer spontaneity.
Plus, Dr. Cohen talks about auditioning for the role as 'Fat Moe' and almost being cast in Jennifer Connelly’s first movie: Once Upon a Time in America.
Summer Breeze Entertainment
We discuss Justin Bieber's Ramsay Hunt Syndrome diagnosis and why that’s so rare for someone his age. Then, we get into some summer breezy entertainment. And, while we don’t agree on some blockbuster ‘must-sees’, we do agree that Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise’s friendship is as real as our love for Iceman and Maverick.
We also agree that our favorite thing about the HBO series Winning Time is that it features the actor Wood Harris…and that what the world needs is more Wood Harris in TV and movies. Plus, Dr. Cohen tells us about meeting Stranger Things and Diner star Paul Reiser!
Tragedy in Tulsa
Dr. Cohen and Raya discuss the tragedy in Tulsa that resulted in the shooting death of two doctors, a medical assistant and a patient’s husband. Dr. Cohen also shares a story of another medical attack that occurred shortly after becoming a surgeon.
And, Raya reveals that her trouble getting to sleep has led to an increase in TikTok viewing so she shares some of her trending favorites — like all the ways you’re not supposed to sleep and a healthy recipe alternative to Coca-Cola that uses balsamic vinegar.
Re: Everybody poops
Unsubscribing. Catchy phrase but it was a waste
of time. Rambling talk about their personal GI issues. Once again Dr. Cohen’s arrogance came to light-2 instances insisting he was right about topics. Co host did call him out.
Finally I can learn
Actual knowledge from a top tier doctor. I highly recommend this podcast if you want the truth and facts about the medical world. It’s also super interesting to learn about the medical world relating to pop culture. I love that!!
Love this podcast
You actually get to learn about the behind the scenes of docs and medicine. Very cool Dr. Cohen