Podcast

Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

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.

Episodes

  • Sawbones: Fever

    Aug 18 2019

    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

  • Sawbones: Eli Lilly's Secret Pot Farm

    Aug 04 2019

    One of the nation's leading pharmaceutical companies once maintained one of the biggest marijuana farms in the country. This week on Sawbones, how Eli Lilly lost its taste for pot, and why it refuses to acknowledge its past. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Yes, More Medical Questions Answered!

    Jul 26 2019

    Does medicated chap stick doing anything? What are doctors hiding? Why can't you keep your bones? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin bring you answers to these questions and many more on a new Q&A episode! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: The Chattanooga Medicine Company

    Jul 19 2019

    This week on Sawbones, live from the historic Ryman Auditorium, hear the patent medicine company so insidious they made Dolly Parton sing about laxatives on one of the biggest stages in country music. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Medical Reversals

    Jul 12 2019

    You're well acquainted with all of humanity's history of medical mistakes, but even modern medicine changes it's mind from time to time. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explain what a medical reversal looks like! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Wine

    Jun 30 2019

    We all know that consuming wine has no downsides whatsoever, but did you know it also has some amazing health benefits as well?! It's true! (Depending on your definition of "benefits" ... and "health" and ... OK, and "amazing" too. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Medicine in Japanese American Concentration Camps

    Jun 21 2019

    This week on Sawbones, we revisit a dismal period in American history that our government seems determined to repeat. Also you'll meet the heroic Japanese American doctors, nurses, dentists and other medical professionals that fought to save lives despite the fact that they themselves were prisoners. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Trichinosis

    Jun 13 2019

    We all know it's probably smart not to eat raw pork, but this week on Sawbones, we'll meet the inspiring people brave enough to ask "Why?" (Note: We're publishing this week's episode a little early because we're headed out on tour!) Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Adenoviruses

    Jun 07 2019

    This is the story of the military-funded vaccine that was, wasn't and then ($100 million later) was again. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Paternity Testing

    May 31 2019

    Though we have it down to a (literal) science at this point, the history of determining parentage is chock-full of fake medicine. Two words: Impotence court. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers  

  • Sawbones: The World of Warcraft Plague

    May 26 2019

    This week on Sawbones: A real-world miracle. Justin gets to talk about video games as Dr. Sydnee explores a in-game plague that brought World of Warcraft to its knees.

  • Sawbones: The First Pharmacist

    May 18 2019

    This week on Sawbones, we meet the first pharmacist in the U.S., visit the New Orleans museum that celebrates his legacy and hunt the ghosts that supposedly haunt it. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Bleach

    May 04 2019

    This week on Sawbones, an unnerving look into the upsettingly modern invention of ingesting bleach for medicinal uses. Content warning: This episode includes descriptions of "therapies" that are being used primarily on children and other vulnerable populations. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Why Doctors Don't Fix Teeth

    Apr 26 2019

    We've joked a lot about how Dr. Sydnee doesn't know much about teeth, but this week we're explaining exactly why. It all goes back ... to The Historic Rebuff. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Warfarin

    Apr 19 2019

    Sure, an episode about a common blood thinner may not sound particularly sexy. But we'd bet that once you hear the inspiring story of how moldy hay became a life saving medicine (with a detour as a rat poison) you may think differently. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Cavities

    Apr 12 2019

    Dr. Sydnee finally took a much belated trip to the dentists office and she and Justin are celebrating in the only way they know how: Digging through all the retched ways we've tried to fix teeth since the dawn of time. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Pinworms

    Apr 07 2019

    We recorded this episode of Sawbones live on the Joco Cruise 2019. (Book your cabin for 2020 now, they're filling up fast!) When confronted with the beauty of the ocean and cool island breezes, Dr. Sydnee's mind turns to the only rational place: Pinworms. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Modern Day Snake Oil Salespeople

    Mar 29 2019

    Often on Sawbones, we talk about pushers of false cures as if snake oil is a relic of a bygone era. This week on a special MaxFunDrive episode of Sawbones, a reminder that snake oil salespeople are just a present as ever. DONATE NOW! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Broken Heart Syndrome

    Mar 22 2019

    This week on Sawbones to celebrate the Maximum Fun Drive we've got a special crossover episode with Shmanners! Let's talk about broken heart syndrome (which is exactly what we'll have if you don't donate!) DONATE NOW! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Medical Legends of Alabama

    Mar 15 2019

    Did you know that Alabama has been the home of some huge medical milestones? It's true! Join us as we share the inspirational, hilarious and terrifying medical legends of The Yellowhammer State. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Stroke

    Mar 08 2019

    Today, we're honoring the memory of Luke Perry who passed away this week after a stroke. We'll be talking about the history of strokes, but more importantly teach you how to help prevent them and how to spot them when they happen. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Rubella

    Mar 01 2019

    This week on Sawbones we complete our three-part series on the MMR vaccine as we make you an honorary Rubella Fighter. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Auriculotherapy

    Feb 22 2019

    Everybody loves harnessing the power of reflexology, but what if you want all the great, totally real, not at all fabricated benefits of reflexology, but don't wanna touch people's feet? Friends, auriculotherapy is here for you. ... You're OK with touching ears, right? Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Mumps

    Feb 15 2019

    This week on Sawbones we return to the MMR vaccine, specifically the "mumps" part. We'll also meet the brilliant mind behind the vaccine and the tragic reason he never gets the credit he's due. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Tom Brady's Snake Oil

    Feb 05 2019

    Besides being a king of football and all around touchdown master, did you know Tom Brady endorses a training and nutrition regimen co-created by a guy who got in trouble with the FTC for selling fake cancer pills? Let's talk about TB12. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Rock Medicine

    Feb 01 2019

    This week on Sawbones, we'll meet a San Francisco doctor that reimagined how we care for people with drug addiction and got a hit put out on himself in the process.   Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Bizarro World

    Jan 25 2019

    Imagine a world where Sawbones never existed, medical progress was halted and false wellness ran rampant. That's the horrifying world painted by a recent issue of The Times that Dr. Sydnee and Justin are going to guide you through this week. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Alkaline Water

    Jan 12 2019

    As shelves seem to be overtaken by "pH-balanced" beverages, alkaline water has moved from the fringes into the mainstream. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin see if every human malady really can be fixed by low-pH water. (Spoiler: No.) Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Colic and Gripe Water

    Jan 04 2019

    Gripe water and colic are a match made in Sawbones heaven: A cure-all and a catch all. This week, we'll explore the history of how a misunderstood diagnosis has helped keep a made-up medicine on the shelves. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • A Sawbones Special Presentation: A Medicine Called Christmas

    Dec 24 2018

    Live from Candlenights 2018, we're so proud to present a staged reading of the new Hallmark Christmas movie written by Justin and Sydnee McElroy: A Medicine Called Christmas. Music: Adam Sakiyama CAST: Narrator: Rachel McElroy Daniel: Tommy Smirl Tabitha: Sydnee McElroy Phil: Griffin McElroy Chris: Justin McElroy Ms. Crimble: Teresa McElroy Mr. Frankson: Dwight Slappe Mr. Cameron: Travis McElroy Beth: Teylor Smirl Mandy: Rileigh Smirl Mr. Golfberg: Michael Meadows Santa: Clint McElroy  

  • Sawbones: Vitamin B17

    Dec 15 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

    Dec 02 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: The Herpes Thanksgiving Special

    Nov 21 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Black Salve

    Nov 16 2018

    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  

  • Sawbones: Jilly Juice

    Nov 09 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Your Weird Questions, Our Weirder Answers

    Nov 03 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Possession

    Oct 28 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: 27 Reasons Why You Should Get a Flu Shot

    Oct 21 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Dr. Price's Bad Ideas

    Oct 13 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: The Oregon Trail

    Oct 08 2018

    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.)

  • Sawbones: Vasectomy

    Sep 30 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Medical Illustration

    Sep 21 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Memorialization and Medical Ethics

    Sep 14 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Ether

    Sep 07 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Asbestos

    Sep 01 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Perkins' Tractors

    Aug 24 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: The Placebo Effect

    Aug 13 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: CBD Oil

    Aug 04 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Applied Kinesiology

    Jul 22 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: The Bends

    Jul 13 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Ozone

    Jul 06 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Antimony

    Jun 30 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Ketogenic Diet

    Jun 24 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Our Mental Health Stories

    Jun 14 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Medical Astrology

    Jun 08 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: DNA Testing

    May 31 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Freckles

    May 27 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Hepatitis A

    May 19 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Legends of the Hidden Breast

    May 07 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Fractures

    Apr 30 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Genetically-Modified Organisms

    Apr 20 2018

    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  

  • The Ghastly Gauntlet: A Sawbones Super Quiz

    Apr 12 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: The Secret Life of Doctors

    Apr 05 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Bee Venom Therapy

    Apr 01 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: ALS and the Many Diseases of Jean-Martin Charcot

    Mar 25 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Ambulances

    Mar 10 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Our Second Birth Story

    Mar 02 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Yet More Medical Questions Answered

    Feb 09 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Antibiotics

    Feb 02 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Goiter

    Jan 26 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Don't Eat Tide Pods

    Jan 19 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Raw Water

    Jan 15 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: Home Alone

    Jan 07 2018

    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

  • Sawbones: The CDC and Medical Censorship

    Dec 21 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Coffee

    Dec 16 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Wound Care

    Dec 07 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: The Baby Show

    Dec 01 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Legionnaires' Disease

    Nov 16 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Charcoal

    Nov 10 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Chili Peppers

    Nov 04 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Soda

    Oct 27 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: The Moon

    Oct 19 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Inside a Doctor's Bag

    Oct 05 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Aspirin

    Oct 01 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: The Glass Delusion

    Sep 23 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: The Presidential Fitness Test

    Sep 18 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Snoring

    Sep 11 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Tickling

    Aug 25 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Eugenics

    Aug 17 2017

    This week on Sawbones, join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a timely, tragic history of eugenics.  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Opioid Addiction

    Aug 11 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Erectile Dysfunction

    Aug 03 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Mutter Museum

    Jul 20 2017

    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

  • The (Maybe) Real Dr. Frankenstein

    Jul 14 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Wrinkles

    Jul 07 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: An Incomplete History of Gender Confirmation

    Jun 30 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Yet More Weird Medical Answers

    Jun 25 2017

    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  

  • Sawbones: Conversion Therapy Part 2

    Jun 17 2017

    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  

  • Sawbones: Conversion Therapy Part 1

    Jun 09 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Medicinal Tattoos

    Jun 02 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: The Clap

    May 25 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Vivien Thomas

    May 18 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Tetralogy of Fallot

    May 11 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: The Salisbury Diet

    May 04 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Flouride

    Apr 30 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: The 80-Hour Work Week

    Apr 24 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Pica and Eating Dirt

    Apr 14 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: The Papanicolaou Test

    Apr 07 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: More Weird Medical Answers

    Mar 30 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: The Incredible Dr. James Barry

    Mar 24 2017

    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    

  • Sawbones: Norovirus

    Mar 17 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Patient Privacy

    Mar 09 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: The Purification Rundown

    Mar 02 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Detox

    Feb 26 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Sinuses

    Feb 18 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: The Man Who Ate Everything

    Feb 10 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Immigration Medicine

    Feb 03 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Health Insurance

    Jan 27 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Silver

    Jan 20 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Space Medicine

    Jan 06 2017

    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

  • Sawbones: Santa Is Sick

    Dec 24 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Chapped Lips

    Dec 16 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Ginger

    Dec 09 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Vaseline

    Dec 02 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Cranberries

    Nov 26 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Chicken Pox

    Nov 21 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Your Medical Questions, Answered!

    Nov 11 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Frankberry Stool

    Nov 04 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Ghostwatch

    Oct 28 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Medical Games

    Oct 20 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Pellagra

    Oct 14 2016

    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  

  • Sawbones: Hemorrhoids

    Oct 09 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Laughter

    Oct 01 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Pneumonia

    Sep 24 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Dental Hygiene

    Sep 16 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: EpiPen

    Sep 01 2016

    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  

  • Sawbones: The Royal Fistula Fad

    Aug 26 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Doping

    Aug 18 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Cupping

    Aug 11 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Arsenic

    Aug 05 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Aloe

    Jul 29 2016

    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  

  • Sawbones: Tea

    Jul 22 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Goofy Medical Questions Vol. 3

    Jul 14 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Medical Garb

    Jul 08 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Salt

    Jul 01 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Narcolepsy

    Jun 24 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: The Presidents Are Sick

    Jun 16 2016

      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

  • Sawbones: Pliny the Elder

    Jun 09 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Mary Roach

    Jun 01 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Kombucha

    May 28 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Kidney Stones

    May 20 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Bezoars

    May 12 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Tinnitus

    May 05 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Goofiest Medical Questions Vol. 2

    Apr 29 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Earaches

    Apr 21 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Earwax

    Apr 15 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Hydrogen Peroxide

    Apr 07 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Hemophilia

    Mar 31 2016

      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  

  • Sawbones: Poop

    Mar 24 2016

    Welp, here's an episode about poop. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Your Goofiest Medical Questions: Answered

    Mar 17 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Vinegar

    Mar 10 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Hookworm

    Mar 04 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: The King of Quacks

    Feb 25 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Heartburn

    Feb 19 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Crystal Healing

    Feb 11 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Zika Virus

    Feb 04 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: The People vs. The Spleen

    Jan 28 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Nosebleeds

    Jan 22 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Green Sickness

    Jan 18 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Fasting

    Jan 06 2016

    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

  • Sawbones: Christmas is Trying to Kill You

    Dec 23 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Scurvy

    Dec 18 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Gunshot Wounds

    Dec 10 2015

    This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin provide a brief history of caring for gunshot wounds. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers    

  • Sawbones: Scarlet Fever

    Dec 04 2015

    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  

  • Sawbones: The Poison Squad

    Nov 27 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

    Nov 18 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Nursing

    Nov 05 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Medical History Halloween Costumes

    Oct 30 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Roundworm

    Oct 22 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Lyme Disease

    Oct 16 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Near-Death Experiences

    Oct 08 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Aah, Real Monsters!

    Oct 01 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Snakes

    Sep 24 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Lice

    Sep 16 2015

    Lice are gross. That is all.  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Cats

    Sep 10 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Birds

    Sep 02 2015

    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  

  • Sawbones: Love

    Aug 26 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Conjoined Twins

    Aug 21 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Hygiene

    Aug 13 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Honey

    Aug 05 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Fainting and Corsets

    Jul 30 2015

    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

  • The Unkillable Phineas Gage

    Jul 24 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: The Seasick-Proof Saloon

    Jul 15 2015

    This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee crash a boat into a pier to cure your seasickness. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Guinea Worms

    Jul 09 2015

    This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee are wrapping a parasitic worm around a stick with Jimmy Carter. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Burns

    Jul 02 2015

    This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee celebrate their wedding anniversary by rubbing cow manuer in a burn. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: Sunburns

    Jun 25 2015

    This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee want you to get your D in the safest way humanly possible. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Sawbones: The Teen Girl

    Jun 17 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Medical TV (Part 2)

    Jun 10 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Poison Ivy

    Jun 03 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Typhoid Mary

    May 20 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: The Gut Hole Romance

    May 13 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Sweating Sickness

    May 07 2015

    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

  • Sawbones: Polio

    Apr 29 2015

    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)

  • Sawbones: Heroes of Patent Medicine: Volume 3

    Apr 23 2015

    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)

  • Sawbones: Heroes of Patent Medicine: Volume 2

    Apr 16 2015

    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)

  • Sawbones: Heroes of Patent Medicine: Volume 1

    Apr 08 2015

    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)

  • Sawbones: Medical TV (Part 1)

    Mar 25 2015

    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)

  • Sawbones: Medical Education

    Mar 17 2015

    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)

  • Sawbones: Malaria

    Mar 11 2015

    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)

  • Sawbones: Syphilis

    Mar 04 2015

    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)

  • Sawbones: The Four Humors

    Feb 25 2015

    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)

  • Sawbones: Chocolate

    Feb 18 2015

    This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin take a sunrise and sprinkle it with dew. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

  • Sawbones: The Dancing Plague

    Feb 11 2015

    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)

  • Sawbones: Measles

    Feb 04 2015

    This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin get angry about the measles. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

  • Sawbones: Paracelsus

    Jan 28 2015

    This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin putting some poopy into a bread pill. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

  • Sawbones: Blood Transfusions

    Jan 20 2015

    This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are selling all their blood. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

  • Sawbones: Aromatherapy

    Jan 15 2015

    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)

  • Sawbones: Diabetes

    Jan 07 2015

    This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are gonna drink that sweet pee. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

  • Sawbones: Alcohol

    Dec 30 2014

    This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are getting absolutely, figuratively tanked. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

  • Sawbones: Appalachian Folk Medicine

    Dec 23 2014

    This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin pass your baby around a table leg. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

  • Sawbones: Organ Transplants

    Dec 16 2014

    This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin give the greatest gift of all. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

  • Sawbones: Enemas and Cleanses

    Dec 10 2014

    This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin blow it ALL out. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)

  • Sawbones: Tooth Removal

    Dec 02 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Asthma and Allergies

    Nov 18 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Influenza

    Nov 13 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Ebola

    Nov 04 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Vitamins

    Oct 28 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: The Goat Testicle Solution

    Oct 21 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Cataracts

    Oct 14 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Acne

    Oct 07 2014

    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)  

  • Sawbones: Color Therapy

    Oct 01 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Insomnia

    Sep 23 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Our Birth Story

    Sep 02 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Spontaneous Combustion

    Aug 26 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Gout

    Aug 12 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Rabies

    Aug 05 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Hiccups

    Jul 22 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Birth

    Jul 15 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Vaccines

    Jul 08 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: C-Sections

    Jun 24 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Breastfeeding

    Jun 17 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Corpse Theft and the Resurrection Men

    Jun 10 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Teething

    Jun 03 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Warts

    May 27 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Cholera

    May 14 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Sleepwalking

    May 06 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Self-Experimentation

    Apr 29 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Epilepsy

    Apr 22 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Magnets

    Apr 15 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Medical Cannibalism

    Apr 08 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Dr. Mesmer and the Power of Animal Magnetism

    Apr 01 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Medical Marijuana

    Mar 25 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Oil Pulling

    Mar 18 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Phrenology

    Mar 11 2014

    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)  

  • Sawbones: Plastic Surgery

    Mar 05 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Left-handedness

    Feb 25 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Pregnancy Tests

    Feb 20 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Tuberculosis

    Feb 11 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: The Father of Homeopathy

    Feb 04 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Leprosy

    Jan 28 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Menstruation

    Jan 21 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Royal Rife

    Jan 14 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Hangovers

    Jan 03 2014

    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)

  • Sawbones: Alcoholism

    Dec 20 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Mr. Reich's Sexbox

    Dec 13 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Headaches

    Nov 29 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Self-Surgery

    Nov 15 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Fertility

    Nov 08 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Baldness

    Nov 01 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Reanimation

    Oct 25 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Immortality

    Oct 18 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Patent Medicines

    Oct 11 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Tobacco

    Oct 04 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Radiation Therapy

    Sep 27 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Birth Control

    Sep 20 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Urine

    Sep 13 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Benjamin Rush

    Sep 06 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Weight Loss

    Aug 30 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: John Kellogg's Odd Prescription

    Aug 16 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Lobotomy

    Aug 09 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Amputation

    Aug 02 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Hysteria

    Jul 26 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Opium

    Jul 19 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Plague Medicine

    Jul 12 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Bloodletting

    Jul 05 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Mercury

    Jun 28 2013

    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)

  • Sawbones: Trepanation

    Jun 21 2013

    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)