Doctors talk about what Hollywood gets right and wrong about medicine and how the body works. Each week we discuss how a film or episode of television depicts illnesses, injuries, and the lives of medical professionals.
As we wrap up each episode, the film or show being discussed is graded for its medical accuracy in comparison to 2010’s The Human Centipede, which marketed itself as “100% medically accurate.” Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, for example, is considered “140% medically accurate” when compared to The Human Centipede. Luc Besson’s Lucy, meanwhile, was awarded a 10%. Midsommar earned our highest rank yet, at 400% - which means it's roughly four times more medically accurate than The Human Centipede.
New episodes Tuesdays!
Pete and Pete: Field of Pete - "A tiny bit of misinformation infects the whole team with nonsense"
Johnny and Dr. Jackson are joined by Dr. Greg Winter to discuss brain freeze and vaccine misinformation in "Field of Pete," S02E02 of Nickelodeon's "Pete and Pete."
This episode was recorded before SDCC 2021 but wasn't able to be released until just after - sorry for any confusion!
Scrubs: My Lunch - "It's not first in, first out for organs."
We're back, joined by Dr. Greg Winter, to discuss "My Lunch," S05E20 of Scrubs. You know the episode - it's the one where something sad happens and they play that song by The Fray.
There's a little bit of catching up and Covid discussion - we dive into the episode around ten minutes in.
We'll also be appearing at San Diego Comic-Con: Special Edition on Saturday, November 27 at 3 PM in room 7AB! Join us for the Bad Movie Medicine Holiday Special!
Wondercon At Home: Parks and Rec & Bob's Burgers
For our Wondercon at Home panel, Johnny and Dr. Jackson are joined by Dr. Courtney Nicholas and Dr. Greg Winter to talk about situations seen in "Emergency Response," S05E13 of Parks and Recreation, and "The Kids Run the Restaurant," S03E20 of Bob's Burgers.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://hieverybody.libsyn.com/website/transcript-wondercon-at-home-parks-and-rec-bobs-burgers-episode-62-0
You can see the video at https://youtu.be/fZh26vyc2Bk
Psych: Feet Don't Kill Me Now - "Everyone should visit the coroner"
Dry drowning isn't real. This week we're joined by Dr. Greg Winter to discuss Psych S0502, "Feet Don't Kill Me Now. The episode says dry drowning is real. It's wrong. Dry drowning isn't real.
Nip/Tuck: Cara Fitzgerald - "We're ethical. That's why a show about this podcast would be boring."
Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss S01E08 of Nip/Tuck, "Cara Fitzgerald." We cover the ethics of doctor/patient confidentiality, the ethics of religious objections to treatment, the ethics of dating your patient... Basically everything these doctors do is unethical, making it good television.
Cobra Kai: Aftermath & Nature vs. Nurture - "Try to get that Babinski!"
Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss the medical accuracy of the first two episodes of Cobra Kai Season Three, talking about spinal cord injuries, blood in your urine, and what happens when a med student misplaces their white coat and badge.
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I can’t wait for it to get better
Step one in starting a podcast: invest in a very good sound system. 2: give all participants their own microphone. 3: prepare the room to eliminate echoing. 4: encourage participants to not talk over someone each other. I know this sounds harsh but I really like the idea of this podcast as I am in the medical field and I want this to be great. I’m usually doing something else while I listen like driving or washing dishes. If I’m straining to hear it or understand what was said, I’ll usually turn it off. I will definitely check back in a few months to see if the sound has improved but for now I’ll probably find another podcast with better sound quality.
There’s rarely enough blood
Learn about medicine, traumatic injuries, and being a doctor through reviews of movies and tv shows. You will know that there’s not enough blood and he would totally be dead.