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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 Maximum Fun

    • Comedy
    • 4.8, 11.8K 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.

    Health Media Literacy

    Health Media Literacy

    We're being inundated by medical news in the face of COVID-19, but how is the layman supposed to make sense of all it? How can you tell a trustworthy report from simple clickbait? We'll discuss on this week's Sawbones (with a brief tangent about re-opening schools).

    • 53 min
    Sawbones: The Weight of the Human Soul

    Sawbones: The Weight of the Human Soul

    An introspective moment on Sawbones this week as we meet the doctor who devoted his life to discovering the weight of the human soul.

    NOTE: This episode contains discussions of mortality, both human and animal.

    • 40 min
    Systemic Racism in Medical Honors

    Systemic Racism in Medical Honors

    AOA is a medical honors society that's supposed to separate top-tier medical students from the rest of the pack. It helps determine which doctors get the top jobs in the most competitive fields. The problem? There's implicit racism in the way it chooses members, and fixing it may be a massive challenge.

    • 50 min
    Sawbones: COVID-19 and Bad Data

    Sawbones: COVID-19 and Bad Data

    OK, yes, this is an episode about medical research, but it's the sexiest medical research story you're ever going to hear. It's got scandal! It's got a detective! It's got a sentient robot equipped with anti-gravity technology!

    We'd type more here, but we have to assume you're already listening.

    • 44 min
    Sawbones: The Black Panthers and Public Health

    Sawbones: The Black Panthers and Public Health

    If you received the typical, white-centric education, you probably associate the Black Panthers only with violence and political protest. This week on Sawbones, we talk about their work in medical research advocacy and creating public health programs that sought to make life better for all black and oppressed people.

    • 41 min
    Sawbones: Medical Racism and Protest Safety

    Sawbones: Medical Racism and Protest Safety

    This week on Sawbones, we examine how Black Americans have received substandard care and fewer opportunities within the American medical system. Also, some guidance on how to protest as safely as possible in the face of COVID-19.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11.8K Ratings

11.8K Ratings

LizzyLink ,

Pull up a headphone and learn a thing

Medical history meets straight talk from an MD and a non-medical human that debunks nonsense and uplifts truth. Thanks for all you do.

Charloggle ,

Was better when it was about history

just too much of a bummer lately.

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Oh my lord

I’m a very introverted person and I never get lonely and I never get bored, at least until I listened to this podcast. Holy cow now I know why y’all complain, boredom is ... ew. And not in a fun, gross way ew — ew like why did I just listen to someone VERY SLOWLY and awkwardly describe what a medical journal is, for about 20 minutes, until I realized what it was in the room that was annoying the crap out of me and turned it off.

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