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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 • 14K 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.

    Sawbones: Farts

    Sawbones: Farts

    This week, Justin takes the wheel and finally gets to talk about farts, only tangentially in a medical way. Get ready for some fart etymology, some notable farts in medieval history, fun fart facts, and a little bit about preventing and treating excessive gas and flatulence.

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

    • 40 min
    Sawbones: Pirate Medicine Chapter Three

    Sawbones: Pirate Medicine Chapter Three

    In the third and final chapter of the pirate medicine series, Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about the dreaded Flux. What is the Flux? Well, it involves something coming out of your body in excess . . . and it's not urine.

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

    • 35 min
    Sawbones: Pirate Medicine Chapter Two

    Sawbones: Pirate Medicine Chapter Two

    In the second entry in the pirate medicine series, Dr. Sydnee talks about the practice of treating burns aboard a ship. It seems like burns on a ship would not be a problem, but ships are made of wood, and fire + wood = bad.

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

    • 30 min
    Sawbones: Pirate Medicine Chapter One

    Sawbones: Pirate Medicine Chapter One

    To celebrate the first new live Sawbones shows since 2020, we're launching a three-part series exploring the vast array that pirates—in an extremely resource and knowledge-limited setting—tried to keep one another alive through the years.

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

    • 32 min
    Sawbones: Does Shrimp Make My Husband Drunk?

    Sawbones: Does Shrimp Make My Husband Drunk?

    Have you ever wanted to ask a real doctor questions that aren’t really advice? Dr. Sydnee answers listener questions about infecting yourself with a virus, refusing opioids, and difficult veins. And don’t worry - there are some poop questions as well.

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

    • 45 min
    Sawbones: Anthroposophy

    Sawbones: Anthroposophy

    Why not just connect the spiritual and scientific world? That's basically what anthroposophy asks, teaching a philosophical approach to medicine. Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about the history of this movement and also try to explain what exactly it is.

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

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14K Ratings

14K Ratings

Heather2009 ,

🔮❤️ILOVETHISSHOW!!!

*uggggg* so good!! 🤜🏻✊🏿⛏🌡🧪💉🧻🩻🩹⚗️🔬🔭🩺💊💉🩸🧬🦠🧫🧹🪠🧺🚽🚰🚿🛁🛀🏻🧼🪥🪒🧽🪣🧴🔑🗝

OliSmalls ,

Fantastic Show!

I've been a Sawboner for years now, and I don't regret a single minute of it. Every new episode is a joy. I rarely find content that can actually make me laugh, but this show really does it. Something about when Dr. McElroy finds something really funny and starts laughing, especially when Justin doesn't think it's funny and responds in a kind of aloof way -- it just gets me, it's so funny. Great show. Thanks for all the years of hard work, you two, and thanks for the introduction to so many great things like Immunize.org and the Lucinda Hawksley book, "Bitten By Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Nineteenth-Century Home."

Hotdawgz ,

Yes 👌🧐👌

🍌 the only one star reviews are some people complaining about how Sydnee and Justin actually care about people’s health and safety which is—But anyway, THIS PODCAST IS AWESOME

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