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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.

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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.

    How to Detox from a Vaccine

    How to Detox from a Vaccine

    You can’t.

    • 41 min
    Arsenic Wallpaper

    Arsenic Wallpaper

    No, dear listener, “arsenic wallpaper” is not just a great band name, it’s also a reference to a mid-1800s fanaticism around using arsenic to create a particular vibrant shade of green. A sort of . . . jade? Sage? Anyway. You’ve probably already guessed how that works out, but we’ll lay it out for you just the same on this week’s Sawbones.

    • 37 min
    Melioidosis

    Melioidosis

    You may have heard about a recent deadly outbreak related to gemstone-laden room sprays. The culprit in that sad situation is called “Melioidosis,” and this week we’ve got a history of how humanity tracked down this slippery ailment.

    • 42 min
    Sex and Gender

    Sex and Gender

    There has been lots of discourse about gender expression recently, and “science” is often trotted out as an argument to deny the experience of others. “Feel however you want,” these arguments typically begin, “but there are only two sexes, and they’re easily defined, and that’s just science.”

    That’s … well it’s crap.

    This week on Sawbones, join us as we make it extremely clear where science stands on this complex issue.

    • 40 min
    The Green Children of Woolpit

    The Green Children of Woolpit

    For Halloween, Sawbones is bringing you a story rooted in folklore and mystery: two children showed up one day in the English town of Woolpit, speaking a strange language . . .and with green skin. But their curious appearance may have a logical and medical explanation, and we bring you our best guesses.

    • 33 min
    The Malaria Vaccine

    The Malaria Vaccine

    As an intro to new listeners, we’re bringing you science unfolding in real time that’s actually really good: the malaria vaccine. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: It’s called Mosquirix. Doesn’t exactly trip off the tongue. But the good news? It could save tens of thousands of children’s lives every year.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13.5K Ratings

13.5K Ratings

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Justin is a vampire

Justin is now technically the youngest brother because he is canonically a vampire

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Medical or political?

I loved this podcast before it started deviating to politics. It’s hard to escape the political scene these days but sometimes I just want to learn something I didn’t know. I don’t wish to be inundated with everyone’s political opinions. This podcast use to teach me things I thought were interesting and know all I learn is what their political ideologies are. It makes me sad.

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An Absolute Gem

Absolutely wonderful. As a healthcare professional I find this podcast to be incredibly informative, and as a human being incredibly enjoyable. The show brings me plenty of laughs and reflection.

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