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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy

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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy

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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.

Latest Episodes

Osmosis Jones

This week on Sawbones, we close out the #MaxFunDrive with a FAR too thorough examination of history's only medical animated comedy in which Bill Murray barfs on Molly Shannon. Let's talk about Osmosis Jones.

43 MIN2 d ago
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Osmosis Jones

Dr. Joycelyn Elders

Dr. Joycelyn Elders is an American hero who went from a sharecropper's daughter to the first black Surgeon General of the United States. This is the story of her inspirational rise, her infuriating firing and her inability to stop doing good. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

45 MIN1 w ago
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Dr. Joycelyn Elders

Operation Warp Speed

Yes friends, that's the actual name of the U.S. government's race to creation a coronavirus vaccine. It's either radical or a huge embarrassment, depending on which Sawbones co-host you are. This week, we'll talk about the progress so far and what work still remains. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

50 MIN2 w ago
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Operation Warp Speed

Sawbones: Amnesia

In what is perhaps the first and only example of the Fast and Furious franchise inspiring an episode of Sawbones, we're diving into amnesia. We'll see how media portrayals stack up to reality, look at modern therapy and explore the validity of the second bonk.Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

53 MIN3 w ago
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Sawbones: Amnesia

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 MIN3 w ago
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Health Media Literacy

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 MINJUL 3
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Sawbones: The Weight of the Human Soul

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 MINJUN 27
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Systemic Racism in Medical Honors

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 MINJUN 13
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Sawbones: COVID-19 and Bad Data

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.

40 MINJUN 6
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Sawbones: The Black Panthers and Public Health

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 MINJUN 1
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Sawbones: Medical Racism and Protest Safety

Latest Episodes

Osmosis Jones

This week on Sawbones, we close out the #MaxFunDrive with a FAR too thorough examination of history's only medical animated comedy in which Bill Murray barfs on Molly Shannon. Let's talk about Osmosis Jones.

43 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Osmosis Jones

Dr. Joycelyn Elders

Dr. Joycelyn Elders is an American hero who went from a sharecropper's daughter to the first black Surgeon General of the United States. This is the story of her inspirational rise, her infuriating firing and her inability to stop doing good. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

45 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Dr. Joycelyn Elders

Operation Warp Speed

Yes friends, that's the actual name of the U.S. government's race to creation a coronavirus vaccine. It's either radical or a huge embarrassment, depending on which Sawbones co-host you are. This week, we'll talk about the progress so far and what work still remains. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Operation Warp Speed

Sawbones: Amnesia

In what is perhaps the first and only example of the Fast and Furious franchise inspiring an episode of Sawbones, we're diving into amnesia. We'll see how media portrayals stack up to reality, look at modern therapy and explore the validity of the second bonk.Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

53 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Sawbones: Amnesia

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 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Health Media Literacy

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 MINJUL 3
Comments
Sawbones: The Weight of the Human Soul

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 MINJUN 27
Comments
Systemic Racism in Medical Honors

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 MINJUN 13
Comments
Sawbones: COVID-19 and Bad Data

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.

40 MINJUN 6
Comments
Sawbones: The Black Panthers and Public Health

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 MINJUN 1
Comments
Sawbones: Medical Racism and Protest Safety

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