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Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 13.8K Ratings

Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

    Radium Girls

    Radium Girls

    Back in 1917 radium was all the rage. The fact that it glowed made people believe it was healthy and important, so they included it in things like toothpaste, cosmetics, even water. The Radium Girls, factory workers who used radium-laced paints to detail watch faces, were among the first to indicate that it may not be as safe as we imagined. Charlie McElroy is here to tell us about their fight for workplace safety.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 39 min
    Vomiting

    Vomiting

    What’s the deal with vomiting? Justin and Dr. Sydnee meditate on the various ways we get nauseated, from smelling something gross to getting hit in a sensitive spot, and what we’ve done over the years to help alleviate it. Although sometimes kids just vomit for no reason and we can’t really help you there.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 41 min
    Is it Safe to Eat This Plutonium?

    Is it Safe to Eat This Plutonium?

    We’re back with Sawbones Medical Questions! Justin acts as stand-in for the listeners while Dr. Sydnee answers questions about tall people getting COVID, eye goop, nose goop, labor organizing in the medical field, and corn in poop. This one’s for the Sawboners.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 38 min
    Monkeypox

    Monkeypox

    You may be worried we’re headed into another global health crisis in the form of Monkeypox. But it’s not new, and we already know quite a bit about it. Dr. Sydnee explains what it is, how to treat it, and the recommendations at the moment from the CDC, all compared to COVID (which is now unfortunately our standard for how to relate to potential public health threats).

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 41 min
    History of Abortion

    History of Abortion

    With the recent news about Roe v. Wade, it’s important to talk about the history of abortion in the United States. The right to autonomy over one’s own body in regard to medical care is one of the basic tenets of medical ethics; but no matter what anyone personally believes, banning abortion doesn’t stop abortion. It just makes it unsafe.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 46 min
    Infant Formula

    Infant Formula

    The United States is currently in a dire formula shortage, and people are taking to the internet to propose some less than ideal solutions. Dr. Sydnee talks about the origins of how formula came about, how the shortage came about, and why people on the internet are wrong. And just in case you miss the message: do NOT try to make your own formula.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13.8K Ratings

13.8K Ratings

burnbabyburn0317 ,

Informative and though provoking show

Sawbones is a great show that tackles a wide range of strange and interesting medical topics, from ancient times to today’s news headlines. I really appreciate the variety of topics and Dr. Sydnee’s thorough professionalism combined with Justin’s antics and comic relief. The max fun drive episodes get skipped though, sorry guys, just can’t do it.

Laidldjusn12304563,(;:; ,

Delightful Charlie

I love most of the episodes produced but Charlie’s episode 418 Radium Girls was just delightful. I loved the singing and the banter. Way to go, ladies!

civil2023 ,

Content Excellent, Audio needs adjustment

Love the show and the content! I often find that with my audio set at a normal level, I can’t hear Justin. If I turn it up to hear Justin, Sydnee is very loud.

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