Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

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Yaper
 Nov 26, 2018
It is great for those interested in history, medicine, and religion


 Nov 25, 2018


 Nov 17, 2018

Jenny R.
 Nov 16, 2018
Sydney is a titan among McElroys. Sawbones is entertainingly educational. The mix of hot topics and crazy ideas from yesteryear are a highlight every week. I tell everyone I know to listen, I guarantee it won't dissapoint!

wanderlust and murder
 Nov 10, 2018

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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.

Episode Date
Sawbones: Vitamin B17
43:07

This week's episode of Sawbones is all about "Vitamin B17" which is, brace yourself ... not a vitamin. Yup, it's gonna be one of those sorts of episodes.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Dec 15, 2018
Sawbones: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
34:57

When Dr. Sydnee and Justin find themselves in Colorado, an episode on Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever seems a natural fit ... except it's not really that common in Colorado. But when the story of a disease is able to tie together cow-dipping terrorism and frozen food, how can they resist?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Dec 02, 2018
Sawbones: The Herpes Thanksgiving Special
39:39

This Thanksgiving, Dr. Sydnee and Justin invite you on their ambitious quest to use the biggest family meal of the year to destigmatize herpes. No more waiting for your problematic uncle to make things weird; this you're YOU'LL be the one starting uncomfortable conversations.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 21, 2018
Sawbones: Black Salve
40:48

Would you believe that the hot new (very old) alternative medicine paste that indiscriminately burns your cells off is bad for you? We know, we were shocked too.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Nov 16, 2018
Sawbones: Jilly Juice
44:38

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin take a swig from the new miracle drink Jilly Juice, which can not only cure every disease but can regrow limbs! (It can't, it makes you puke and poop and that's it, but you should listen anyway.)

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 09, 2018
Sawbones: Your Weird Questions, Our Weirder Answers
40:26

We've spotted a boatload of your weird medical questions on the horizon and we've pointed our knowledge cannons at it and we're ... sinking it? Listen, the metaphor got away from us. We're sorry.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 03, 2018
Sawbones: Possession
36:20

This week on Sawbones, we detail all the real medical conditions that have been mistaken for demonic possession and the modern day psychiatrists that are pushing for possession to be taken more seriously. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 28, 2018
Sawbones: 27 Reasons Why You Should Get a Flu Shot
49:14

Dr. Sydnee and Justin asked why you, their beloved listeners, haven't gotten a flu shot and now they're taking 27 (yes, 27) of your most common excuses and blowing them to smithereens.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 21, 2018
Sawbones: Dr. Price's Bad Ideas
39:40

Dr. Price was a dentist with some pretty bad ideas about nutrition. That probably wouldn't have merited an appearance on Sawbones ... except those bad ideas went on to inspire a terrifying modern following.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 13, 2018
Sawbones: The Oregon Trail
38:59

This week Justin and Dr. Sydnee try desperately to save you from cholera on a grand tour of the many different ways to die on The Oregon Trail.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

(Apologies if your player downloads this episode twice, we had an issue with the file we're trying to troubleshoot.)

Oct 08, 2018
Sawbones: Vasectomy
34:07

You had to see this one coming. Yes, just a few short weeks after Justin's surgery, Dr. Sydnee decides to explain the complete history of vasectomies in excruciating detail in front a few thousand of their closest friends.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 30, 2018
Sawbones: Medical Illustration
45:03

We take for granted that we know what bodies look like on the inside, but this week on Sawbones we honor those brave pioneers that had to draw them for the very first time. Also Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the scandal behind the most famous book of medical illustrations.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 21, 2018
Sawbones: Memorialization and Medical Ethics
40:28

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin discuss what we owe to people who do terrible things in the name of medical progress. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 14, 2018
Sawbones: Ether
34:00

People talk a lot of mess about drugs being dangerous, and they're right. But did you know that ether frolics, a delightfully named drug party, inspired a powerful anasthetic? It's true!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 07, 2018
Sawbones: Asbestos
44:46

Asbestos has gotten a lot of bad publicity over the last century, but isn't that just because it's so incredibly dangerous for humans to inhale? Isn't that just another case of bias? As the current American administration seems to be clearing a path for asbestos to return to the spotlight, Justin and Dr. Sydnee looked into this misunderstood extremely hazardous substance. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 01, 2018
Sawbones: Perkins' Tractors
39:11

Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the history of Perkins' Tractors which are both 1. not what they sound like and 2. not what they claim to be. Mysterious!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 24, 2018
Sawbones: The Placebo Effect
42:55

If the pill you've been taking has been helping you, but it's really made of sugar, would you want to know? Those and other thrilling ethical questions await in our discussion of the placebo effect.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 13, 2018
Sawbones: CBD Oil
47:09

CBD oil is collecting a lot of adherents and getting a lot of buzz due to, in part, it being derived from cannabis. It won't get you high, but is CBD oil the panacea many are promoting it as? Let's discuss on this week's Sawbones!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 04, 2018
Sawbones: Applied Kinesiology
43:34

This week on Sawbones, we explore a completely groundless testing method based on the same science as Ouija boards that's used by over a third of American chiropractors. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 22, 2018
Sawbones: The Bends
42:49

In honor of the rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a cave in Thailand, we're discussing the history of dive medicine research that helped make it possible.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 13, 2018
Sawbones: Ozone
38:54

Ozone provides a helpful layer of sunscreen for Earth, but it's toxic to humans. It will come as no surprise to regular Sawbones listeners that we've spent the past couple hundred years trying to jam it in every possible orifice.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 06, 2018
Sawbones: Antimony
38:33

Imagine an incredible pill that could give you nausea and diarrhea and then once ejected from your body could be reused an endless number of times. Dream no more! Antimony is here!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 30, 2018
Sawbones: Ketogenic Diet
40:26

You've likely heard a lot about the ketogenic diet lately, but have you heard it wasn't created for weight loss? Maybe you did, Justin didn't. Either way, we'll talk about it and so much more on this week's episode of Sawbones.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 24, 2018
Sawbones: Our Mental Health Stories
01:04:53

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about their struggles with mental health. Trigger warning for discussion of depression, anxiety and suicide.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 14, 2018
Sawbones: Medical Astrology
45:46

Does the position of the sun and the stars at the time of your birth determine your medical history? No! But some people thought it did. Scratch that, still do. Oh, and can we talk about Dr. Oz for a second?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 08, 2018
Sawbones: DNA Testing
44:10

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin hunt for the the soccer gene as they talk about the modern trend of DNA testing and read their own results for the first time on the show!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 31, 2018
Sawbones: Freckles
43:26

Here in our hemisphere, the sun is brutalizing us even now, weeks away from the start of summer. For many, that means the return of freckles. But where are these little guys coming from? And how can we burn them off with acid? This week, Sawbones asks the tough questions.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 27, 2018
Sawbones: Hepatitis A
34:29

East Coast fast food restaurants have been plagued recently by Hepatitis A scares. This week, live from the Columbus Podcast Festival, Justin and Dr. Sydnee take you behind the history of the disease.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 19, 2018
Sawbones: Legends of the Hidden Breast
51:38

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee shares her breastfeeding experiences and discusses some of the stigma surrounding the practice in America. She and Justin also take some time to shatter breastfeeding myths.

 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 07, 2018
Sawbones: Fractures
46:49

This week on Sawbones: Bones! We know, we thought it was weird it took us this long too. It's like ... right there in the title, you know? Anyway: BONES!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 30, 2018
Sawbones: Genetically-Modified Organisms
56:24

This week on Sawbones, we're talking about genetically-modified organisms. Should you be afraid when you see GMO on packaging? Or is genetic modification an incredible technology that may be humanity's best hope at avoiding extinction?

You'll have to listen to find out, but we've probably already tipped our hand.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Apr 20, 2018
The Ghastly Gauntlet: A Sawbones Super Quiz
42:28

How well do you know your horrifying medical history? Find out this week as you test your knowledge with The Ghastly Gauntlet: A Sawbones Super Quiz! What will you score?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 12, 2018
Sawbones: The Secret Life of Doctors
54:46

Ever wonder what doctors do when they're not giving you a check up? Wonder how to get the most out of ever doctor's visit? We've got the answers for you in our new episode: The Secret Life of Doctors.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 05, 2018
Sawbones: Bee Venom Therapy
40:44

This week we've got bee venom therapy another Goop favorite, that despite all the Gwenecdotal evidence may not be worth the risk. Hopefully Dr. Sydnee and Justin's goofing will help take the sting out of it.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 01, 2018
Sawbones: ALS and the Many Diseases of Jean-Martin Charcot
43:30

This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin mark the passing of Stephen Hawking by discussing the disease that shaped his life and the unusual, prolific physician that discovered it.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 25, 2018
Sawbones: Ambulances
36:44

Dr. Sydnee and Justin have talked about when you get sick at your house and when you're treated at the hospital, but isn't there a missing link? Isn't there something between those two things? What are Dr. Sydnee and Justin hiding? Well, nothing, they just have never talked about ambulances before. So here we go.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 10, 2018
Sawbones: Our Second Birth Story
47:58

We've been gone for a little while, but with good reason! We had another baby. To save ourselves sisterly in-fighting in their teen years, we're recounting the (slightly less eventful) birth of our second daughter this week.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 02, 2018
Sawbones: Yet More Medical Questions Answered
34:42

Does chewing Excedrin really make it work faster? Does gasoline help a bee sting? We'll answer those queries and many more as Dr. Sydnee and Justin take on more of your weird medical questions.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 09, 2018
Sawbones: Antibiotics
40:39

This week on Sawbones, it's the story of a miraculous cure and how we all have to work together to protect it. Join Dr. Sydnee and Justin for the story of antibiotics.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 02, 2018
Sawbones: Goiter
39:09

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin rub two different kinds of poop on your throat because they don't know iodine exists. Join us for a history of the goiter.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jan 26, 2018
Sawbones: Don't Eat Tide Pods
39:04

This week, we devote an entire episode of our medical podcast to discouraging people from eating detergent pods. 2018 is off to a great start.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jan 19, 2018
Sawbones: Raw Water
39:28

Do you need a doctor and her lovely sidekick to tell you that you shouldn't drink dirty water? No, probably not. But, infuriatingly, some people do. So we will. Let's talk about "raw water."

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jan 15, 2018
Sawbones: Home Alone
36:01

For your listening edification, Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her lovely assistant Justin McElroy are delighted to present a full accounting of the injuries likely sustained by the Wet Bandits.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jan 07, 2018
Sawbones: The CDC and Medical Censorship
48:38

The CDC was recently asked by the Trump administration to stop using seven terms like "fetus" and "transgender" in budget requests. But certainly there's precedent for this right? Certainly this happens all the time, right? RIGHT? This week join Dr. Sydnee and Justin for a history of the CDC and medical censorship.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Dec 21, 2017
Sawbones: Coffee
54:22

This week on Sawbones, we join you live from Seattle. Seeing as this town took place in the home of Starbucks, we took the opportunity to extoll the many medicinal virtues of coffee.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Dec 16, 2017
Sawbones: Wound Care
46:55

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore all the weird, terrible ways we've tried to fix one of the human body's most basic problem. It's a history of wound care!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Dec 07, 2017
Sawbones: The Baby Show
41:03

This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to Martin Couney, the (maybe) doctor who put babies into a carnival side show and saved a generation of preemies.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Dec 01, 2017
Sawbones: Legionnaires' Disease
35:56

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin visit Disneyland and the only souvenir they bring back is an investigation into the history of Legionnaires' Disease.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 16, 2017
Sawbones: Charcoal
38:47

Grilling season is over in our part of the U.S. and Justin wants to know what he's gonna do with all this left over charcoal. The answer, according to Dr. Sydnee? EVERYTHING.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 10, 2017
Sawbones: Chili Peppers
33:29

This week on Sawbones, we're examining all the health benefits of the red hot chili peppers. Flea is good for you, believe it or ... wait, it's not those chili peppers?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 04, 2017
Sawbones: Soda
41:15

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin visit the home of Coca-Cola to recount the history of medicinal soda pop and try to finally solve the age-old dispute of Coke vs. Brad's Drink.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 27, 2017
Sawbones: The Moon
40:05

The moon is more than just a big hunk of cheese. Actually, it's not even really cheese. Did you think it was cheese? Wow, you know less about the moon that we thought. Dr. Sydnee and Justin's history of all the things we blame the moon for is going to be extra super educational for you, huh?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 19, 2017
Sawbones: Inside a Doctor's Bag
39:04

Take a thrilling journey through time with Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they travel to the 1800s and peer inside a doctor's bag.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 05, 2017
Sawbones: Aspirin
40:37

Join Dr. Sydnee as she shocks Justin with the revelation that aspirin isn't for headaches anymore, along with plenty of other revelations about this wonder pill.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 01, 2017
Sawbones: The Glass Delusion
39:44

This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin delve into the strange story of the king who thought he was made of glass, and the many he might have convinced that they were too.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 23, 2017
Sawbones: The Presidential Fitness Test
36:04

How many pull ups can you do? How fast can you run? How far can you jump? Most importantly: Why does the President of the United States care so much? These questions and more answered this week!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 18, 2017
Sawbones: Snoring
40:11

Dr. Sydnee and Justin mark the 200th episode of Sawbones with a topic that's a real snooze: The history of snoring! (Get it?)

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 11, 2017
Sawbones: Tickling
35:26

Sawbones tries to lighten things up this week and Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the chuckle-worthy history of tickling.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 25, 2017
Sawbones: Eugenics
38:59

This week on Sawbones, join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a timely, tragic history of eugenics. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 17, 2017
Sawbones: Opioid Addiction
45:45

This week on Sawbones, join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a sobering look at America's opioid crisis. The bad news: We're all still living in a Sawbones episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 11, 2017
Sawbones: Erectile Dysfunction
40:10

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin rub a baby alligator's heart on every penis we can find as we explore the history of treating erectile dysfunction.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 03, 2017
Sawbones: Mutter Museum
46:01

Philadelphia is home not only to the most recent Sawbones live show, but also one of the world's most unusual museums -- The Mutter Museum -- a collection of medical oddities and anatomical specimens. But this is no freak show, this is an unflinching, educational look at the disturbingly beautiful and beautifully disturbing side of medicine. This is the Sawbones promised land.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 20, 2017
The (Maybe) Real Dr. Frankenstein
36:01

The man who (maybe) inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein didn't just try to breathe life into corpses. He also invented a medicine so toxic it was used in chemical warfare. Also, a kind of blue! This is all real. We swear.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 14, 2017
Sawbones: Wrinkles
41:54

If you've got a few decades on you, you've certainly started to notice a few of the telltale signs of aging. Well, not YOU, of course. YOU look great, but like, your friends and stuff. This week, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the incredible array of bizarre treatments for wrinkles.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 07, 2017
Sawbones: An Incomplete History of Gender Confirmation
01:10:25

This week, special guest Laura Kate Dale joins Dr. Sydnee and Justin for a (very) incomplete history of gender confirmation. We hope you'll join us too!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 30, 2017
Sawbones: Yet More Weird Medical Answers
39:08

Why is there iodine in salt? What takes the place of a removed organ? Can you ... actually, that one is too gross to put here. Join Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they take on your weird medical questions even ... that last one.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Jun 25, 2017
Sawbones: Conversion Therapy Part 2
41:15

This week, we conclude our series on "conversion therapy" with the religious aspect of this horrific "treatment."

Trigger Warning: The treatments used in these "therapies" were upsetting, and those sensitive to hearing about them may wish to avoid this episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Jun 17, 2017
Sawbones: Conversion Therapy Part 1
41:02

This week, we're honoring Pride Month and the LGBTQ community with an exploration of the disturbing history of conversion therapy. 

Trigger Warning: The treatments used in these "therapies" were upsetting, and those sensitive to hearing about them may wish to avoid this episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 09, 2017
Sawbones: Medicinal Tattoos
38:36

Tattoos (usually) look cool, but did you know they've also been used throughout history to treat illness? It's true! This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the history of medicinal tattoos.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 02, 2017
Sawbones: The Clap
33:15

Live from Austin, Texas, it's ... well, it's one of the grossest episodes Justin and Dr. Sydnee have ever recorded. So, sorry about that. Anyway, let's talk about The Clap!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 25, 2017
Sawbones: Vivien Thomas
40:47

We mentioned him in our last episode, but Vivien Thomas deserves his own episode. Join Dr. Sydnee and Just as they explore the life of the high-school educated grandson of slaves that changed the face of surgery.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 18, 2017
Sawbones: Tetralogy of Fallot
39:36

Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's heartfelt plea for healthcare on behalf of his infant son, Tetralogy of Fallot has been in the headlines. This week on Sawbones, join us for the inspiring story of how we fought back against the debilitating ailment.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 11, 2017
Sawbones: The Salisbury Diet
36:01

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the Salisbury diet, and meet the incredible woman who turned into a poop detective to prove it right.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 04, 2017
Sawbones: Flouride
43:39

This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore a medical mystery: Why, for a town in Colorado, was having brown teeth a sign of great tooth health?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 30, 2017
Sawbones: The 80-Hour Work Week
47:20

Just how long has the first-year doctor checking you out been awake? The answer may surprise you. The biggest surprise, however, is why a sleepy doctor may be better than the alternative.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 24, 2017
Sawbones: Pica and Eating Dirt
37:52

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore some of the reasons people eat things they really shouldn't. Like dirt. And cigarette butts. And clay. And mattresses.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 14, 2017
Sawbones: The Papanicolaou Test
40:42

This week, Justin and Dr. Sydnee bring you the thrilling story of how a former department store clerk from Greece saved countless lives with the invention of a single test.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 07, 2017
Sawbones: More Weird Medical Answers
45:22

We're continuing our celebration of MaxFunDrive by giving back to you, our lovely listeners and even lovelier donors with an all Q&A episode of Sawbones. Why do runners poop? Can you skip a day of antibiotics? Enquire within!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 30, 2017
Sawbones: The Incredible Dr. James Barry
48:13

Were you aware that history's coolest doctor was a guy named James Barry who began their life as a woman? Sit down. For this super-sized #MaxFunDrive episode, we've got the whole story.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

 

Mar 24, 2017
Sawbones: Norovirus
37:27

Live from the Crow's Nest of the ms Westerdam, it's Sawbones all about norovirus! (Hey, we're on a cruise ship, what else are we gonna talk about?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 17, 2017
Sawbones: Patient Privacy
44:04

This week, Dr. Sydnee's dad Tommy Smirl sits in for Justin as they explore the history of patient privacy. Why does the doctor have to keep your secrets? Find out this week!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 09, 2017
Sawbones: The Purification Rundown
40:09

Last week, we took you through detox. This week, we're going WAY deeper with a single treatment: The Purification Rundown. Strap in, folks, this one GOES PLACES.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 02, 2017
Sawbones: Detox
42:23

Before you start your next juice cleanse or coffee enema, we beg of you: Let Dr. Sydnee and Justin reassure you of the amazing detoxification powers of the human body.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 26, 2017
Sawbones: Sinuses
39:25

Hey, but what ARE sinuses. It's OK if you don't know, Justin didn't either. Join him in a brief education from doctor Sydnee and hear about DaVinci's near miss with sinus history.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 18, 2017
Sawbones: The Man Who Ate Everything
37:48

This is a story about Tarrare. Tarrare was always hungry. Here is a list of some of the things Tarrare ate: A cat. A puppy. A snake. An eel. Offal. Poultices.

And maybe people.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 10, 2017
Sawbones: Immigration Medicine
41:06

America has welcomed millions of immigrants in its time. This week, we explore the medical hoops they've had to jump through to get in and explore how those have changed over the years.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 03, 2017
Sawbones: Health Insurance
50:30

The American health insurance system is unlike any other in the world, and not in the good way. It's probably about to get worse. This is the story of how we got here.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jan 27, 2017
Sawbones: Silver
40:30

No need to be blue, we're back with an all-new Sawbones about silver! See, that's a very good joke, because ingesting silver can turn you blue, but you wouldn't know that because you haven't listened yet. Sorry.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jan 20, 2017
Sawbones: Space Medicine
38:52

Is 2017 the year that everybody gets to go to space? Well, no, probably not. But the groundwork is there for us to do it thanks to the doctors and astronauts that pioneered space medicine. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jan 06, 2017
Sawbones: Santa Is Sick
32:05

It's Candlenights 2016, and that can only mean one thing: Dr. Sydnee is trying to ruin Christmas again. Join her as she explains to poor, pitiful Justin all of Santa's terrible health risks, recorded live in Huntington, WV.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Dec 24, 2016
Sawbones: Chapped Lips
36:58

Chapped lips are a minor annoyance, but that didn't stop old-timey people from smushing together TWO DIFFERENT KINDS OF BRAINS to rub on them. Join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a history of cheilitis.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Dec 16, 2016
Sawbones: Ginger
35:48

It's the perfect time of year for gingerbread cookies, but what do you do with all that excess ginger? Well, maybe put it in a horse's butt? No, no, don't do that. But some people do. All that and more on this week's history of ginger.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Dec 09, 2016
Sawbones: Vaseline
31:11

Cold temperatures mean chapped lips and (for a lot of people) that might also mean Vaseline. But Vaseline is used for SO much more. Like way, way, way, way more. Join Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they talk about one of the most useful things ever invented.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Dec 02, 2016
Sawbones: Cranberries
35:06

To celebrate American Thanksgiving, Dr. Sydnee and Justin example the medical history of that beleaguered holiday treat: The humble cranberry.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 26, 2016
Sawbones: Chicken Pox
40:02

This week on Sawbones, we celebrate the everyday heroism of The Last Chicken Pox Generation. Also, Dr. Sydnee and Justin share your best chicken pox stories.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 21, 2016
Sawbones: Your Medical Questions, Answered!
34:00

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin help provide you with the answers to all the medical questions you can muster, everything from knocking people out in action movies to tastebud inflamation.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 11, 2016
Sawbones: Frankberry Stool
39:08

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin delve into what may just be history's oddest actual medical diagnosis: Frankenberry stool.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 04, 2016
Sawbones: Ghostwatch
37:16

A lot of folks like scary movies around Halloween time, but what happens when "spooked out" becomes "legitimate medical condition"? This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin tell the story of a movie that might have gone too far.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 28, 2016
Sawbones: Medical Games
39:18

Dr. Sydnee hands the wheel over to Justin this week as he returns to his medical media series with a history of medical video games. Learn how meteors gave all dinosaurs asthma and so much more! 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 20, 2016
Sawbones: Pellagra
37:47

Immigrants get the job done, and that extends to curing a mysterious disease once blamed on everything from bad corn to summertime. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to the doc who cracked the case.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Oct 14, 2016
Sawbones: Hemorrhoids
41:49

Justin is not the hero Dr. Sydnee needs, but he's the one we all deserve. Because he's finally willing to admit the dark secret he's kept hidden for so long.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 09, 2016
Sawbones: Laughter
37:47

Is laughter really the best medicine? No! Medicine is. The history of how we arrived at that conclusion is the subject of this week's Sawbones.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 01, 2016
Sawbones: Pneumonia
38:45

If you've paid even passing attention to the American presidential race, you've probably heard a lot of talk about pneumonia recently. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin try to provide some historical perspective.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 24, 2016
Sawbones: Dental Hygiene
42:28

Do you really need to floss? Have you been taking your chew stick for granted? Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore those and other pressing questions in exploration of the history of dental hygiene.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 16, 2016
Sawbones: EpiPen
44:41

How did a journey that began with Prince Albert hunting for jellyfish on a cruise end with one of the biggest calamities in prescription drug history? Join Justin and Sydnee for the story of the EpiPen.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Sep 01, 2016
Sawbones: The Royal Fistula Fad
37:04

Celebrities have started some pretty weird fads, but perhaps none are weirder than the one started by King Louis XIV, who made it cool ... to have a fistula. Join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for this very special episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 26, 2016
Sawbones: Doping
37:47

We're continuing to celebrate the Summer Olympics by presenting all the weird, terrible, horrid way athletes have tried to cheat their way to winning over the years. From donkey hooves to guinea pig sperm, it's ... it's a weird one.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 18, 2016
Sawbones: Cupping
39:35

Olympic athletes swear by it, but what really is the science behind cupping? Dr. Sydnee and Justin are looking into it, and the answer might (but probably won't) surprise you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 11, 2016
Sawbones: Arsenic
37:41

It's poison! It's medicine! It's both! ... OK, so it's mainly poison, but it hasn't always been that way. Join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a brief tour of medical arsenic.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 05, 2016
Sawbones: Aloe
33:32

Sure, it may seem like a magical plant, but just how helpful is that big bottle of green goo on your shelf? This week: Dr. Sydnee and Justin present the medical history of aloe.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Jul 29, 2016
Sawbones: Tea
37:03

We're throwing a Boston Tea Party of our own as we explore the strange history of medical tea live from Boston's historic Wilbur Theater.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 22, 2016
Sawbones: Goofy Medical Questions Vol. 3
35:57

Is it really so bad to pop pimples? Can you cut the mold off food and eat it? Is it fatal to hold in a sneeze? These questions and so many more are answered on our latest Q&A episode!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 14, 2016
Sawbones: Medical Garb
39:23

Why do doctors wear that? What did they used to wear? Dr. Sydnee and Justin answer the big questions like that, including the big one: What's up with that little head mirror?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 08, 2016
Sawbones: Salt
39:04

If you've ever used salt for ANYTHING other than making cold french fries moderately edible, you need to listen to this episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 01, 2016
Sawbones: Narcolepsy
37:20

You probably think you have narcolepsy all figured out, but did you know that it's also the most horrifying disease of all time? It's true!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 24, 2016
Sawbones: The Presidents Are Sick
30:36

 

The presidents have, by and large, all been sick, sick men. We're going to talk about exactly how sick as Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore presidential disease.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 16, 2016
Sawbones: Pliny the Elder
32:06

In a way, it's all lead up to this. Live from the PlayStation theater in New York City, we've finally dedicated an entire episode to Pliny the Elder, patron saint of Sawbones. 

Also: A musical number!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 09, 2016
Sawbones: Mary Roach
36:00

Holy crap you guys, we talked to Mary Roach! Yes, THAT Mary Roach, the author of Gulp, Bonk, Spook and her newest, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, due out in early June.

We spoke with Roach about a history of wrong thinking on diarrhea, why the military kept weather-related secrets from her and the Medicare code for maggots.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 01, 2016
Sawbones: Kombucha
38:47

If you, like us, have been seeing kombucha everywhere, you've probably heard about it's many, many health benefits. Like, SO MANY health benefits. You know what ... you've listened to Sawbones for a while, right? You know where this is going.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 28, 2016
Sawbones: Kidney Stones
38:08

It's time to talk about the ailment so scary that Hippocrates told other doctors they shouldn't mess with it: Kidney stones. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 20, 2016
Sawbones: Bezoars
35:59

If you found a lump of hair in an animal's stomach, would you first thought be "Huh, I bet that will help cure poison!" No? See, that's why you'll never cut it as an old-timey person. Let's talk about bezoars!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 12, 2016
Sawbones: Tinnitus
39:07

We continue our exploration of the ear with an examination of one of history's most annoying (and hardest to treat) ailment: Tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ears.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 05, 2016
Sawbones: Goofiest Medical Questions Vol. 2
33:40

We're back with answers to more of the medical questions so goofy you're afraid to ask your doctor.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 29, 2016
Sawbones: Earaches
35:01

Last week on Sawbones, we moved into your ear. This week on Sawbones, we're staying put with an episoe about the dizzying number of ways we've profaned mice to fix earaches.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 21, 2016
Sawbones: Earwax
35:40

This week on Sawbones, we make earwax way, way worse before we remove all of it. Well, most of it. You gotta leave some you know, it's good for you. Eh, you should probably just listen.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 15, 2016
Sawbones: Hydrogen Peroxide
42:02

In what may be the most shocking episode of Sawbones to date, we reveal the dirty truth about hydrogen peroxide: It's maybe not so useful for anything.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Apr 07, 2016
Sawbones: Hemophilia
39:16

 

Dr. Sydnee and Justin try to apologize for their poopie episode with an episode about blood. They are bad at apologizing.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Mar 31, 2016
Sawbones: Poop
51:28

Welp, here's an episode about poop.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 24, 2016
Sawbones: Your Goofiest Medical Questions: Answered
51:11

It's #MaxFunDrive time and Justin and Sydnee are marking the occasion with a special episode in which all of your goofiest, most embarrassing medical questions will be answered by Dr. Sydnee.

The link to donate? Well, so happy you asked!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 17, 2016
Sawbones: Vinegar
40:51

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee harness the power of history's longest lasting, most widespread and (perhaps) least effective home remedy. The good news about vinegar? Still great on fries.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 10, 2016
Sawbones: Hookworm
36:54

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee have been working in the coal mine, and paying REAL close attention to where they step in the their history of hookworm. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Mar 04, 2016
Sawbones: The King of Quacks
32:41

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee return to the fertile land of patent medicine quacks to introduce you to Curtis Howe Springer, the King of Quacks.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 25, 2016
Sawbones: Heartburn
37:47

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee eat some coral in a misguided attempt to cure their heartburn (while upsetting as little of the ecosystem as possible).

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 19, 2016
Sawbones: Crystal Healing
41:34

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee really "rock out" with an episode all about the healing power of crystals. Get it? Rock out? Man, that's one great joke. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 11, 2016
Sawbones: Zika Virus
51:16

This week on Sawbones, a new disease is taking the world by storm and Sydnee and Justin are there to explain what everyone is so freaked out about. Well, Sydnee explains. Justin freaks out.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Feb 04, 2016
Sawbones: The People vs. The Spleen
39:36

This week on Sawbones, it's The Trial of The Century as Justin tries to prove to Sydnee once and for all that the spleen is useless. Take your seats, here comes the judge.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jan 28, 2016
Sawbones: Nosebleeds
39:24

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee have got some wicked nosebleeds, but it's no problem: They've got some Doug to stuff up there.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jan 22, 2016
Sawbones: Green Sickness
37:30

his week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee drop out of school and have some pre-marital sex to cure their pseudo-anemia.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jan 18, 2016
Sawbones: Fasting
33:37

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee finally kick the eating habit as they explore the often-disturbing history of fasting.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jan 06, 2016
Sawbones: Christmas is Trying to Kill You
35:57

This week on Sawbones, Live from Huntington, WV and Candlenights 2015: CHRISTMAS IS TRYING TO KILL YOU. Grandma. Egg nog. Trees. Mistletoe. The Grinch. RUN.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Dec 23, 2015
Sawbones: Scurvy
37:48

This week on Sawbones, we put the lime in the coconut and the severity of our scurvy is not diminished in the slightest.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Dec 18, 2015
Sawbones: Gunshot Wounds
42:09

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin provide a brief history of caring for gunshot wounds.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

 

Dec 10, 2015
Sawbones: Scarlet Fever
39:14

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin discuss one reason the world is a little less scary for today's parents: The history of scarlet fever.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Dec 04, 2015
Sawbones: The Poison Squad
38:04

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin highlight some of medicine's most incredible superheroes. Their power? Eating trash and not dying.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 27, 2015
Sawbones: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
37:21

This week on Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin are back with, and we don't think we're exaggerating here: The weirdest story they've ever told.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 18, 2015
Sawbones: Nursing
43:18

This week on Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin finally stick it to Joy Behar (just a couple months too late to be relevant) with their brief history of nursing.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Nov 05, 2015
Sawbones: Medical History Halloween Costumes
33:28

This week on Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin dip into their archives to find some great/terrible ideas for costumes from the history of medicine. Also: Spooky medical stories to help you impress around the campfire!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 30, 2015
Sawbones: Roundworm
36:24

This week on Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin embark on a tour of the history of roundworms, in an episode Sydnee says will be just "Part 1" of the history of roundworms, which Justin finds horrifying, for the record.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 22, 2015
Sawbones: Lyme Disease
40:20

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee are dodging ticks as we explore the surprisingly short history of Lyme Disease.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 16, 2015
Sawbones: Near-Death Experiences
46:41

This week on Sawbones, Oh No Ross and Carrie! hosts Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy hosts step in for Sydnee and Justin as part of the Max Fun Great Switcheroo as they look into the history of near-death experiences.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 08, 2015
Sawbones: Aah, Real Monsters!
35:55

This week on Sawbones, Sydnee and guest star Rileigh Smirl introduce you to the diseases at the root of some monsters myths.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Oct 01, 2015
Sawbones: Snakes
37:45

This week on Sawbones, it's Part Three of our series of putting pet-centric illness on BLAST. This week, we put snakes on a plane.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 24, 2015
Sawbones: Lice
35:55

Lice are gross. That is all. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 16, 2015
Sawbones: Cats
31:26

This week on Sawbones, it's Part Two of our series of putting pet-centric illness on BLAST. This week, live from Vancouver, we give kitties the business.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sep 10, 2015
Sawbones: Birds
35:21

This week on Sawbones, it's Part One of our series of putting pet-centric illness on BLAST. This week, live from Seattle, we finally give birds their due.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Sep 02, 2015
Sawbones: Love
37:14

This week on Sawbones, we celebrate 100 episodes of Sawbones as Justin and Dr. Sydnee pat themselves on the back, talk about the history of their show (and marriage) and explore the medical history of love.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 26, 2015
Sawbones: Conjoined Twins
37:35

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the strange, sad and even occassionally lovely history of conjoined twins.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 21, 2015
Sawbones: Hygiene
38:12

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee throw the baby out with the bathwater (literally) as they explore the history of hygiene.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 13, 2015
Sawbones: Honey
33:53

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee do their sweetest, most requested episode ever: Let's have a bit 'o' honey.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Aug 05, 2015
Sawbones: Fainting and Corsets
40:27

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee stop making corsets and build two battleships as they explore the history of fainting.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 30, 2015
The Unkillable Phineas Gage
36:00

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee blow metal rod through a guy's brain and live to tell about it. He does too, which is more impressive, in retrospect.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 24, 2015
Sawbones: The Seasick-Proof Saloon
37:21

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee crash a boat into a pier to cure your seasickness.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 15, 2015
Sawbones: Guinea Worms
33:28

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee are wrapping a parasitic worm around a stick with Jimmy Carter.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 09, 2015
Sawbones: Burns
36:07

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee celebrate their wedding anniversary by rubbing cow manuer in a burn.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jul 02, 2015
Sawbones: Sunburns
36:42

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee want you to get your D in the safest way humanly possible.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 25, 2015
Sawbones: The Teen Girl
39:01

This week on Sawbones, Justin is transported into the body of a Sydnee's teenage sister Rileigh and has a lot of awkward questions.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 17, 2015
Sawbones: Medical TV (Part 2)
37:54

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee finish their scattershot history of medical TV. An episode that even the most squeamish listener won't be yucked out by!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 10, 2015
Sawbones: Poison Ivy
34:16

This week on Sawbones, you're gonna need an ocean of calamine lotion as Justin and Sydnee explore the weird history of poison ivy.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Jun 03, 2015
Sawbones: Typhoid Mary
37:01

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee share medical history's greatest present the sad story of one of medicine's most mistreated "villains."

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 20, 2015
Sawbones: The Gut Hole Romance
36:02

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee share medical history's greatest will-they/won't-they, the story of a doctor and his muse: A man with a hole in his stomach.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 13, 2015
Sawbones: Sweating Sickness
38:35

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee are gonna make you sweat with their history of the totally bizarre phenomenon known as "Sweating Sickness."

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

May 07, 2015
Sawbones: Polio
37:15

This week on Sawbones, in the last of their three-part series, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the dark and light side of swimming pools as they present the triumph over polio.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Apr 29, 2015
Sawbones: Heroes of Patent Medicine: Volume 3
33:09

This week on Sawbones, in the last of their three-part series, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to some of the craziest operators in the patent medicine game.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Apr 23, 2015
Sawbones: Heroes of Patent Medicine: Volume 2
32:33

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to some of the craziest operators in the patent medicine game.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Apr 16, 2015
Sawbones: Heroes of Patent Medicine: Volume 1
32:26

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to some of the craziest operators in the patent medicine game.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Apr 08, 2015
Sawbones: Medical TV (Part 1)
51:31

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee hands the reins to Justin as they explore the history of medical TV, and explain why most of TV doesn't actually exist.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Mar 25, 2015
Sawbones: Medical Education
41:44

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explain why Sydnee gets to call herself and Justin doesn't.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Mar 17, 2015
Sawbones: Malaria
37:20

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explain why an earthquake knocking trees into a lake was pretty miraculous in their history of malaria.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Mar 11, 2015
Sawbones: Syphilis
37:47

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about the latest hot trends in mercury fumigation as they explore the history of syphilis.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Mar 04, 2015
Sawbones: The Four Humors
36:19

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin wear a Taz T-shirt in a mall fashion show. Also, bile, blood and phlegm is discussed.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Feb 25, 2015
Sawbones: Chocolate
37:42

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin take a sunrise and sprinkle it with dew.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Feb 18, 2015
Sawbones: The Dancing Plague
40:11

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin revisit a horrifying, real-world case of Boogie Fever.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Feb 11, 2015
Sawbones: Measles
43:55

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin get angry about the measles.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Feb 04, 2015
Sawbones: Paracelsus
37:48

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin putting some poopy into a bread pill.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jan 28, 2015
Sawbones: Blood Transfusions
40:03

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are selling all their blood.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jan 20, 2015
Sawbones: Aromatherapy
40:47

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are gonna unlock the infinite power of your nose.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jan 15, 2015
Sawbones: Diabetes
36:04

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are gonna drink that sweet pee.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jan 07, 2015
Sawbones: Alcohol
34:24

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are getting absolutely, figuratively tanked.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Dec 30, 2014
Sawbones: Appalachian Folk Medicine
39:47

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin pass your baby around a table leg.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Dec 23, 2014
Sawbones: Organ Transplants
38:52

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin give the greatest gift of all.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Dec 16, 2014
Sawbones: Enemas and Cleanses
36:57

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin blow it ALL out.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Dec 10, 2014
Sawbones: Tooth Removal
36:36

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are yanking out your bad teeth and replacing them with worse teeth. Also: Why were black teeth once the height of fashion? Let’s find out!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Dec 02, 2014
Sawbones: Asthma and Allergies
38:32

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We cure your sniffles with fox blood.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Nov 18, 2014
Sawbones: Influenza
36:06

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: The greatest medical holocaust in history.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Nov 13, 2014
Sawbones: Ebola
40:25

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We talk ebola.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Nov 04, 2014
Sawbones: Vitamins
40:25

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We eat like 50 lemons.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Oct 28, 2014
Sawbones: The Goat Testicle Solution
39:38

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We give you some extra balls.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Oct 21, 2014
Sawbones: Cataracts
32:19

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We squirt a little breast milk in your eye.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Oct 14, 2014
Sawbones: Acne
28:38

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We make your face smell terrible.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

 

Oct 07, 2014
Sawbones: Color Therapy
34:32

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We repaint your house.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Oct 01, 2014
Sawbones: Insomnia
35:21

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We can't sleep.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Sep 23, 2014
Sawbones: Our Birth Story
57:44

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We had a baby.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Sep 02, 2014
Sawbones: Spontaneous Combustion
26:55

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: This show is on fire.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Aug 26, 2014
Sawbones: Gout
33:07

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We change the course of human history with gout.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Aug 12, 2014
Sawbones: Rabies
36:07

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We feed bloody nuts to chickens.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Aug 05, 2014
Sawbones: Hiccups
35:58

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We hide a horseshoe to cure your hiccups.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jul 22, 2014
Sawbones: Birth
43:52

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We finally get that sucker out.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jul 15, 2014
Sawbones: Vaccines
47:57

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We save your kids.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jul 08, 2014
Sawbones: C-Sections
47:03

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We open your velcro belly slot.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jun 24, 2014
Sawbones: Breastfeeding
41:15

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We shotgun some breastmilk.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jun 17, 2014
Sawbones: Corpse Theft and the Resurrection Men
30:40

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We stole your grandpa.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jun 10, 2014
Sawbones: Teething
36:39

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We perforate your baby.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jun 03, 2014
Sawbones: Warts
24:59

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We pay you to eat our warts.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

May 27, 2014
Sawbones: Cholera
38:59

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We go blind and punch someone in the eye.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

May 14, 2014
Sawbones: Sleepwalking
37:33

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We sneak a cookie in our sleep.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

May 06, 2014
Sawbones: Self-Experimentation
41:03

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We give ourselves cholera.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Apr 29, 2014
Sawbones: Epilepsy
35:12

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We squeeze a beaver's scent glands.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Apr 22, 2014
Sawbones: Magnets
38:05

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We put a magnet on it.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Apr 15, 2014
Sawbones: Medical Cannibalism
38:37

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We eat people.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Apr 08, 2014
Sawbones: Dr. Mesmer and the Power of Animal Magnetism
34:47

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We mesmerize you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Apr 01, 2014
Sawbones: Medical Marijuana
45:43

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We make Sawbones ... on weed.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Mar 25, 2014
Sawbones: Oil Pulling
41:19

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We swish some oil.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Mar 18, 2014
Sawbones: Phrenology
34:15

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We measure your head lump.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

 

Mar 11, 2014
Sawbones: Plastic Surgery
36:48

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We replace your nose with a leaf.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Mar 05, 2014
Sawbones: Left-handedness
37:10

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We shake the devil's hand.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Feb 25, 2014
Sawbones: Pregnancy Tests
38:41

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We pee on EVERYTHING.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Feb 20, 2014
Sawbones: Tuberculosis
39:08

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We store some lungers in a cave.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Feb 11, 2014
Sawbones: The Father of Homeopathy
35:20

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We cure everything with chicken.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Feb 04, 2014
Sawbones: Leprosy
33:43

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We get biblical on leprosy.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jan 28, 2014
Sawbones: Menstruation
36:36

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: Aunt Flo crashes on our couch.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jan 21, 2014
Sawbones: Royal Rife
35:33

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We use a death ray to cure cancer.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jan 14, 2014
Sawbones: Hangovers
35:04

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We cure your hangover.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jan 03, 2014
Sawbones: Alcoholism
37:41

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We help you dry out.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Dec 20, 2013
Sawbones: Mr. Reich's Sexbox
37:16

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: Meet a real sex weirdo.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Dec 13, 2013
Sawbones: Headaches
35:19

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: Get your head straight!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Nov 29, 2013
Sawbones: Self-Surgery
37:31

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: Be your own doctor!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Nov 15, 2013
Sawbones: Fertility
35:33

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We get a bun in that oven.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Nov 08, 2013
Sawbones: Baldness
33:50

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We fix that cueball of yours.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Nov 01, 2013
Sawbones: Reanimation
32:57

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: THE DEAD WILL WALK.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Oct 25, 2013
Sawbones: Immortality
36:34

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: WE LIVE FOREVER.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Oct 18, 2013
Sawbones: Patent Medicines
34:41

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We slam back some Kickapoo Joy Juice.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Oct 11, 2013
Sawbones: Tobacco
33:41

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We take a big drag off of wellness.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Oct 04, 2013
Sawbones: Radiation Therapy
36:41

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We're radioactive.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Sep 27, 2013
Sawbones: Birth Control
38:35

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We keep the babies at bay.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Sep 20, 2013
Sawbones: Urine
34:57

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We keep your pee pee in a cup.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Sep 13, 2013
Sawbones: Benjamin Rush
34:21

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We met a hero of medicine who was also a bit of a nut.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Sep 06, 2013
Sawbones: Weight Loss
43:58

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We help you shed the ellbees.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Aug 30, 2013
Sawbones: John Kellogg's Odd Prescription
34:45

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We force feed you corn flakes.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Aug 16, 2013
Sawbones: Lobotomy
34:43

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We take a load off your mind.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Aug 09, 2013
Sawbones: Amputation
37:19

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We take the leg.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Aug 02, 2013
Sawbones: Hysteria
36:17

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We follow a wandering womb.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jul 26, 2013
Sawbones: Opium
31:15

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We give opium to a baby.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jul 19, 2013
Sawbones: Plague Medicine
32:08

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We launch plague-ridden bodies in a catapult.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jul 12, 2013
Sawbones: Bloodletting
30:07

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We put a leech on you and Justin loses a finger.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jul 05, 2013
Sawbones: Mercury
31:03

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We put mercury on your chancre.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jun 28, 2013
Sawbones: Trepanation
40:58

Welcome to Sawbones, where Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy take you on a whimsical tour of the dumb ways in which we've tried to fix people. This week: We put a hole in your head.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

Jun 21, 2013