Sawbones: A Marital Tour Of Misguided Medicine


Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.


  • Sawbones: Bidets

    Sawbones: Bidets

    10/01/2020 Duração: 49min

    We bidets have been all the rage for years around the globe, they never really caught on in the U.S. What part of their seedy history kept them out of American homes? And what (if any) are their health benefits? We've got all that and more on the new Sawbones! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: The Chicago River Reversal

    Sawbones: The Chicago River Reversal

    28/12/2019 Duração: 37min

    This week on Sawbones, the incredible true story of how Chicago changed the direction of a river to battle typhoid and cholera. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • A Medicine Called Christmas 2: A Royal Pain

    A Medicine Called Christmas 2: A Royal Pain

    22/12/2019 Duração: 41min

    Just in time for Christmas, we've got another extremely special holiday film created by Justin and Sydnee McElroy. Gather the family and prepare for A Medicine Called Christmas 2: A Royal Pain. NARRATOR: Rachel McElroy PHIL: Griffin McElroy TAB: Sydnee McElroy JESUS: Dwight Slappe SORIANO: Travis McElroy CHRIS: Justin McElroy WAITER: Michael Meadows MR. BIG CITY: Tommy Smirl BETH: Teylor Smirl MANDY: Rileigh Smirl QUEEN: Mary Smirl SANTA: Clint McElroy

  • Sawbones: Elderberry and Other Things That Dont Prevent the Flu

    Sawbones: Elderberry and Other Things That Don't Prevent the Flu

    13/12/2019 Duração: 46min

    You may have seen a Facebook meme claiming that a combination of elderberry and Oscillococcinum can prevent the flu. The truth of the matter may surprise you! (unless you've ever in your life ever listened to even a single episode of our show) Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Taint Tanning and Heliotherapy

    Sawbones: Taint Tanning and Heliotherapy

    06/12/2019 Duração: 42min

    Listen, we're not gonna sit here all fancy and act like we didn't just record an entire episode about people sunning their buttholes. That's what happened, nothing can change that. If you don't listen, it was for nothing. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Yes Virginia, There Are More Medical Questions

    Sawbones: Yes Virginia, There Are More Medical Questions

    01/12/2019 Duração: 45min

    We're marking our 300th episode (OK, it's our 301st) by answering all of your pressing medical questions. Can you really poke your brain through your nose? Where do boob crumbs come from? Listen for that and so much more! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: The Man Behind the Knick

    Sawbones: The Man Behind the Knick

    25/11/2019 Duração: 36min

    This week on the 300th (!) episode of Sawbones, meet William Halstead, the father of American surgery, the man who inspired Cinemax's The Knick and ... a great advocate for cocaine. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Food Sensitivity Testing

    Sawbones: Food Sensitivity Testing

    15/11/2019 Duração: 47min

    The market is flooded with at-home tests that let you "take medical care into your own hands" but is that something you even want in your hands? Are they reliable? Also, is Justin really going to give up cereal? Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Auto-Brewery Syndrome

    Sawbones: Auto-Brewery Syndrome

    03/11/2019 Duração: 46min

    On Sawbones, we take pride in our ability to detangle medical myth from fact and give you the truth about the human body. This week on Sawbones ... things aren't so clear. You may need a stiff drink for this one ... unless your body is making them already? Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers  

  • Sawbones: Cough Drops

    Sawbones: Cough Drops

    25/10/2019 Duração: 42min

    William Goldman wrote in The Princess Bride "True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops." This week on Sawbones, we ruin them. We're really sorry, Bill. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers  

  • Sawbones: Ben Franklin

    Sawbones: Ben Franklin

    21/10/2019 Duração: 36min

    Ben Franklin may not have have been a doctor, but he still had a massive impact on the medical field in his time. What were his contributions? And was he ever actually president? You'll have to listen to find out! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: The Hippocratic Oath

    Sawbones: The Hippocratic Oath

    11/10/2019 Duração: 43min

    We've all heard about the oath new doctors have to take before they get their first scalpel and weird head mirror thing. But has it always been the same? Did Hippocrates really make it up? Is "First, do no harm" part of it? We'll answer all that and more on this week's Sawbones. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: National Hotel Disease

    Sawbones: National Hotel Disease

    04/10/2019 Duração: 41min

    This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin check in with National Hotel Disease, the diarrhea so bad it almost brought down a U.S. presidency. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Essential Oils

    Sawbones: Essential Oils

    27/09/2019 Duração: 38min

    This week on Sawbones, we talk about the many, many things essential oils can't do for you and the dueling Utah-based companies that insist we're wrong. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Garlic

    Sawbones: Garlic

    20/09/2019 Duração: 45min

    For thousands of years, throughout an unprecedented number of cultures, garlic has been touted for its ability to improve our health. How? Well, by warding off vampires, silly. ... OK, there's some other stuff too. You should probably just listen. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Vaping

    Sawbones: Vaping

    13/09/2019 Duração: 52min

    On Sawbones, we like to take a lot of hard lines and make grand proclamations: Vaccines good, viruses bad, that sort of thing. But when it comes to vaping, things get a little ... cloudier? Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Hydrotherapy

    Sawbones: Hydrotherapy

    09/09/2019 Duração: 45min

    Water: There's plenty of it, it's not obviously poisonous and it's cheap as all get out. Maybe THAT'S the answer to all our species' medical woes? ... It's not, but if you've ever listened to Sawbones before you see where this episode (recorded live in beautiful Atlanta) is going. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: The HPV Vaccine

    Sawbones: The HPV Vaccine

    30/08/2019 Duração: 43min

    A vaccine that can practically eliminate a type of human cancer should be cause for celebration across our species. Would it surprise it to learn that some people don't trust it? ... Probably not at this point, huh? This week on Sawbones: The HPV vaccine. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Sneezing

    Sawbones: Sneezing

    26/08/2019 Duração: 40min

    Welcome to all the owners of human bodies! You're gonna love these things, they can run, jump ... and every once in a while they uncontrollably blast snot out of your face at 100 MPH. This week on Sawbones: Sneezing. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Fever

    Sawbones: Fever

    18/08/2019 Duração: 51min

    Any species could have created a bunch of bogus ways to treat fevers. But only humans could use fevers as a bogus treatment for other stuff and then end up being sort of right about it. This week on Sawbones, we're burning down the house. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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