Dr. Priyanka Wali is a licensed and practicing physician who specializes in Internal Medicine and is also a stand up comedian. Sean Hayes is NOT a Doctor and he’s never played one on tv, but he sure is interested in medical stories, medical advice and whatever might be ailing him at any given hour. Each episode, Sean and Dr. Wali bring on a guest with an incredible medical story and discuss the outcome. They’ll also play games, quiz each other on medical history, and learn a thing or two... all in an effort to marry comedy and medicine. We think it’s safe to say that Sean’s not America’s first hypochondriac, but he IS America’s first HypochondriACTOR!
Tia Mowry / Endometriosis
Dr. Wali shares her work at UCSF researching the use of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) as a single medication for depression and Sean reveals that he finally got his shingles vaccine. Spoiler, he survived! Tia Mowry shares her endometriosis story.
Conan O'Brien / Ocular Shingles
Sean and Dr. Wali cover some stingers with bee venom therapy, medical pimping, and visiting space. Conan O’Brien re-lives his attack by ocular shingles.
Jane Leeves / Allergic Reaction Onstage
Sean and Dr. Wali warn of the importance of following the money when medical and health studies are released. Jane Leeves shares a stinky moment onstage when she had an allergic reaction to perfume.
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Idina Menzel / Broken Rib & Vocal Health
Sean and Dr. Wali discuss cell phone neck strain and Sean’s disastrous waffle making attempt. Idina Menzel tells the tale of breaking a rib while performing Wicked and then being carted off to the hospital in full green witch makeup. She also shares the vital task of protecting her voice.
David Giuntoli / Partial Hearing Loss
Dr. Wali shares her “Grimm” audition story and then she and Sean talk about being a leader and being led. David Giuntoli explains the as yet unheard mystery of his hearing loss.
Max Greenfield / Blood in Saliva, Loss & Grief
Sean and Dr. Wali talk about the pressures of aging. Max Greenfield is haunted by medical fears, and tells of spitting blood and dealing with grief and loss.
Maybe I’m a hypochondriac because this show is so interesting to me. Hearing the different stories from people and the doc validating them or explaining them makes it even better. Sean has been my favorite since Will & Grace, so he’s like icing on the cake for the show. I do wish the episodes were a little longer.
This is the best they can find?
I don't know why I continue to listen because I cannot believe how uninteresting the medical stories are. I have a million better ones. I feel like anyone I know would too. They need to vet what the stories are more first. There's the occasional good one but few and far between. Also selling fake supplements and non proven crap is lame for a show with an actual MD. I hope it gets better.
What a fun podcast
The guests are so interesting. Sean always asks the questions I am thinking about also. The quiz is my favorite part!