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Join science goths Mike and Nancy from the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, as they talk about their favorite historical medical maladies, mysteries, people and events. Prepare to be disturbingly informed!

My Favorite Malady: A Mütter Museum Podcast Mike VanHelder & Nancy Hill

    • Medicine
    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

Join science goths Mike and Nancy from the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, as they talk about their favorite historical medical maladies, mysteries, people and events. Prepare to be disturbingly informed!

    Minijawn Two

    Minijawn Two

    Some feedback on our last episode, plus invitations to upcoming events, and also a teaser for the next full episode of My Favorite Malady!Show notes:Not a whole lot this week! Just this link to our upcoming events page:http://muttermuseum.org/events

    • 5 min
    Episode 3: Puerperal Fever & Giant Hogweed Phototoxicity

    Episode 3: Puerperal Fever & Giant Hogweed Phototoxicity

    In this fortnight's exciting episode, we talk with special guest Dr. Marcia D. Nichols of the University of Minnesota Rochester about food courts, handwashing, why you would dress a sexy frog in pink taffeta pants, the supernatural power of the female...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Minijawn One

    Minijawn One

    Some corrections, clarifications, invitations to upcoming events, and also a teaser for the next full episode of My Favorite Malady!Show notes:Jawn!https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JawnThe Dark...

    • 12 min
    Episode 2: Trench Mouth & "Weird" Gonorrhea

    Episode 2: Trench Mouth & "Weird" Gonorrhea

    On this fortnight's exciting episode: Nancy's sister catches a disease from World War 1, so we make fun of her! Also, Mike talks about getting an uncommon disease that made an ER doctor very excited. Finally, we discuss the joys of mixing caffeine and...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 1: Blackwater Fever & The No-Nose Clubs of 17th Century London

    Episode 1: Blackwater Fever & The No-Nose Clubs of 17th Century London

    Thanks for tuning into the premiere of My Favorite Malady with Mike & Nancy, a Mütter Museum podcast!On this week's exciting episode: The mysteries of Blackwater Fever. Cocktails! Colonialism! Racism! The Vatican! Also, why there were entire clubs...

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Poefan4life ,

From a fellow museum worker goth

As someone who also works In a museum I very much enjoy the infotainment and dark humor provided by this podcast.

When I read on Facebook that my favorite museum now has a podcast I was very excited and downloaded it immediately.

I can genuinely say I have not been disappointed at all by this podcast and hope they eventually take listener requests/ suggestions in the future.
Keep up the good work!

crookedxhill ,

Gleefully morbid

I have sent this podcast to all my fellow weirdo and goth friends, and went so far as to play the first episode in the car with my dad on a long ride. Hell, I’ve recommended it to my therapist (it’s very much her thing). The combination of inclusive language right out the gate, medical history, funny banter, and laidback vibe makes it highly enjoyable. And yes, the odd cat meowing in the background is amusing, but also gives a moment of lighthearted grounding amidst what is sometimes pretty gnarly stuff. Just listened to this week’s episode with a little tuxedo kitty curled up in bed with me, myself. I sense a listening ritual in the making.

Gepose ,

Loving it so far!

Weird maladies from people who work at my all-time favorite museum? YES PLEASE! Loved the first episode, super excited to listen to the latest episode. Please keep them coming!

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