34 episodes

The medical podcast for your cortex and funny bone. Dr Mel Herbert, Dr Jess Mason and the FOOLYBOO team bring you a Medicine, Science, History and Humor Podcast that won't hurt a bit.

This Won't Hurt A Bit FOOLYBOO

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 355 Ratings

The medical podcast for your cortex and funny bone. Dr Mel Herbert, Dr Jess Mason and the FOOLYBOO team bring you a Medicine, Science, History and Humor Podcast that won't hurt a bit.

    COVID-19 Part 2

    COVID-19 Part 2

    Is it over yet? No! So, grab a mask and a bottle of hand sanitizer and cozy up with Mel, Jess, and Dave as they discuss the latest from the front lines of the pandemic: NY vs CA, to mask or not to mask, massage beds vs. ventilators, antibody testing, Dave’s adventures in the grocery aisle, and, of course, when will life get back to normal?

    • 41 min
    COVID-19

    COVID-19

    It took a pandemic, but WE'RE BAAAAAACK. In this episode, Dr. Jessica Mason, Dr. Mel Herbert, and, well, just Dave, cut through the Corona craziness and bring you the latest in COVID-19 news, medical science, and cocktail recipes. Wash your hands, grab your headphones, and enjoy.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    12 - FARTS AND HICCUPS

    12 - FARTS AND HICCUPS

    In this episode we break down two understudied, but frequently experienced, phenomena: Farts and Hiccups. We cover what’s normal and what’s not, throw around big words like “flatogenicity” and “singultus,” and ask important questions like “can lighting a fart make your butt explode?” We also learn about the longest hiccup bout ever, why Mel refuses to eat vegetables, and more!

    • 29 min
    11 - MARIJUANA

    11 - MARIJUANA

    This week we’re getting into the weeds on…Marijuana! How safe is it? What’s the difference between smoking it and eating it? And how long has it been around anyway? The team tackles these totally deep questions as well as the recent uptick in marijuana-related ER visits. We leave no stone(r) unturned!

    • 30 min
    10 - GARFIELD AND THE BULLET

    10 - GARFIELD AND THE BULLET

    President James Garfield’s life was tragically cut short when a deranged gunman shot him on a train platform, but could modern doctors have saved him? We travel back to the year 1881 to relive that fateful summer day and talk about bullets, miasma, scene safety, and why it’s a bad idea to go digging around in open wounds.

    • 28 min
    9 - BOTULISM

    9 - BOTULISM

    On this episode of This Won’t Hurt a Bit we talk about botulinum toxin. It seems to be everywhere: in your dirt, in your honey, in your celebrities. But how can you stay safe from this deadly poison? And if you get it, can you be saved? Also, Mel teaches us why babies are especially at risk, Jess teaches us why movie stars aren’t just like us, and Dave attempts to describe canning.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
355 Ratings

355 Ratings

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Love it

I have listened to every episode like 10 times keep making them

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Entertaining and interesting!

Love this podcast! It’s informative and fun to listen to and relevant, if you find yourself in one of the talked about situations.

Thanks for making medical issues less scary and more understandable to everyday people!

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My daughter (doctor to be?) and I love this.

So appreciate the approachable

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