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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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    • 4.8 • 12.8K 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.

    Believe It Or Not, More As for Your Qs

    Believe It Or Not, More As for Your Qs

    The more questions answered, the more oddly specific they become. Justin plays the listener as Dr Sydnee addresses Alice in Wonderland syndrome, super glue, and sixth disease.

    • 44 min
    The U.S. Surgeon General

    The U.S. Surgeon General

    A new presidential administration means a new U.S. Surgeon General, so this week on Sawbones, we're examining exactly what that means. Are they a general? Why do they get to tell us what to do? And why do they care so much about sailor health?

    • 44 min
    Mewing

    Mewing

    Would you believe that without spending a single cent, with just a slight movement of your tongue you could breathe better, sleep better and perhaps even ... become your most beautiful self? You probably wouldn't believe that, because you listen to Sawbones. You probably would believe that the simple, possible effective technique called "Mewing" has been co-opted by incel culture though, right? Yeah, that sounds like Earth.

    • 45 min
    The Great Smog

    The Great Smog

    As with almost every cultural touchstone, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are extremely late to The Crown party. But the Netflix historical drama has provided not only immovable hairdos and withering glares, it also serves as the inspiration of our latest episode, in which a freak weather pattern (and an overuse of fossil fuels) nearly suffocated a city.

    • 38 min
    How to Talk About Vaccine Hesitancy

    How to Talk About Vaccine Hesitancy

    The COVID-19 vaccine has finally arrived and there are, dishearteningly, too many that are on the fence about getting it. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin provide a guide for talking with those who are vaccine hesitant and how using a kind, empathetic approach can help them see the light (and the antibodies).

    • 45 min
    Dropsy

    Dropsy

    It's a true shame that the medical condition with perhaps the most adorable name, dropsy, doesn't really exists. Well, it exists but ... you know what, this is too complicated. Let's just do a podcast episode about it.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12.8K Ratings

12.8K Ratings

larry e smith ,

Great podcast

Highly recommend!

Peter13634 ,

He brings the funny, she brings the knowledge

I love this podcast; it’s a fun mix between knowledge and humor, and presented in an accessible way to us laypeople who aren’t up in medical knowledge.

MooseyJ ,

My go-to, feel-good (or bad) learn-one-thing-a-day awesome podcast!

I’ve been a listener since 2016, I actually feel guilty I haven’t written a review yet. Sawbones is one of my favorite comfort shows and I’ve gotten so many of my friends and family into listening. It’s so cool to know there are so many other weird medical history buffs out there. I can’t thank Justin & Sydnee enough for all the fun and HOURS of knowledge/content they’ve brought over the years. I’m going back to school to study medicine this year and so much of it is attributed to people like Dr. Sydnee McElroy. Strongly recommend this show to all life-long learners, medical historians, #entomologists, geeks, weirdos, anyone who likes to know cool stuff and laugh while you learn it - Start from episode 1, I promise it is worth it!

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