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June 21, 2019
Sawbones: Medicine in Japanese American Concentration Camps
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
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46 min
June 13, 2019
Sawbones: Trichinosis
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
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35 min
June 7, 2019
Sawbones: Adenoviruses
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
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44 min
May 31, 2019
Sawbones: Paternity Testing
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  
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43 min
May 26, 2019
Sawbones: The World of Warcraft Plague
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.
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41 min
May 18, 2019
Sawbones: The First Pharmacist
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
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36 min
May 4, 2019
Sawbones: Bleach
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
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49 min
April 26, 2019
Sawbones: Why Doctors Don't Fix Teeth
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
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47 min
April 19, 2019
Sawbones: Warfarin
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
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38 min
April 12, 2019
Sawbones: Cavities
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
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40 min
April 7, 2019
Sawbones: Pinworms
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
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45 min
March 29, 2019
Sawbones: Modern Day Snake Oil Salespeople
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
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52 min
March 22, 2019
Sawbones: Broken Heart Syndrome
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
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45 min
March 15, 2019
Sawbones: Medical Legends of Alabama
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
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34 min
March 8, 2019
Sawbones: Stroke
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
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39 min
March 1, 2019
Sawbones: Rubella
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
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44 min
February 22, 2019
Sawbones: Auriculotherapy
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
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42 min
February 15, 2019
Sawbones: Mumps
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
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43 min
February 5, 2019
Tom Brady's Snake Oil
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
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41 min
February 1, 2019
Sawbones: Rock Medicine
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
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45 min
January 25, 2019
Sawbones: Bizarro World
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
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46 min
January 12, 2019
Sawbones: Alkaline Water
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
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48 min
January 4, 2019
Sawbones: Colic and Gripe Water
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
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43 min
December 24, 2018
A Sawbones Special Presentation: A Medicine Called Christmas
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  
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35 min
December 15, 2018
Sawbones: Vitamin B17
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
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43 min
December 2, 2018
Sawbones: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
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
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34 min
November 21, 2018
Sawbones: The Herpes Thanksgiving Special
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
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39 min
November 16, 2018
Sawbones: Black Salve
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  
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40 min
November 9, 2018
Sawbones: Jilly Juice
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
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44 min
November 3, 2018
Sawbones: Your Weird Questions, Our Weirder Answers
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
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40 min
October 28, 2018
Sawbones: Possession
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
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36 min
October 21, 2018
Sawbones: 27 Reasons Why You Should Get a Flu Shot
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
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49 min
October 13, 2018
Sawbones: Dr. Price's Bad Ideas
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
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39 min
October 8, 2018
Sawbones: The Oregon Trail
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.)
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38 min
September 30, 2018
Sawbones: Vasectomy
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
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34 min
September 21, 2018
Sawbones: Medical Illustration
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
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45 min
September 14, 2018
Sawbones: Memorialization and Medical Ethics
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
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40 min
September 7, 2018
Sawbones: Ether
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
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34 min
September 1, 2018
Sawbones: Asbestos
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
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44 min
August 24, 2018
Sawbones: Perkins' Tractors
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
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39 min
August 13, 2018
Sawbones: The Placebo Effect
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
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42 min
August 4, 2018
Sawbones: CBD Oil
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
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47 min
July 22, 2018
Sawbones: Applied Kinesiology
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
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43 min
July 13, 2018
Sawbones: The Bends
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
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42 min
July 6, 2018
Sawbones: Ozone
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
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38 min
June 30, 2018
Sawbones: Antimony
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
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38 min
June 24, 2018
Sawbones: Ketogenic Diet
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
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40 min
June 14, 2018
Sawbones: Our Mental Health Stories
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
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64 min
June 8, 2018
Sawbones: Medical Astrology
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
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45 min
May 31, 2018
Sawbones: DNA Testing
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
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44 min
May 27, 2018
Sawbones: Freckles
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
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43 min
May 19, 2018
Sawbones: Hepatitis A
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
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34 min
May 7, 2018
Sawbones: Legends of the Hidden Breast
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
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51 min
April 30, 2018
Sawbones: Fractures
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
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46 min
April 20, 2018
Sawbones: Genetically-Modified Organisms
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  
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56 min
April 12, 2018
The Ghastly Gauntlet: A Sawbones Super Quiz
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
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42 min
April 5, 2018
Sawbones: The Secret Life of Doctors
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
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54 min
April 1, 2018
Sawbones: Bee Venom Therapy
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
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40 min
March 25, 2018
Sawbones: ALS and the Many Diseases of Jean-Martin Charcot
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
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43 min
March 10, 2018
Sawbones: Ambulances
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
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36 min
March 2, 2018
Sawbones: Our Second Birth Story
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
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47 min
February 9, 2018
Sawbones: Yet More Medical Questions Answered
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
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34 min
February 2, 2018
Sawbones: Antibiotics
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
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40 min
January 26, 2018
Sawbones: Goiter
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
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39 min
January 19, 2018
Sawbones: Don't Eat Tide Pods
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
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39 min
January 15, 2018
Sawbones: Raw Water
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
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39 min
January 7, 2018
Sawbones: Home Alone
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
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36 min
December 21, 2017
Sawbones: The CDC and Medical Censorship
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
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48 min
December 16, 2017
Sawbones: Coffee
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
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54 min
December 7, 2017
Sawbones: Wound Care
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
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46 min
December 1, 2017
Sawbones: The Baby Show
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
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41 min
November 16, 2017
Sawbones: Legionnaires' Disease
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
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35 min
November 10, 2017
Sawbones: Charcoal
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
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38 min
November 4, 2017
Sawbones: Chili Peppers
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
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33 min
October 27, 2017
Sawbones: Soda
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
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41 min
October 19, 2017
Sawbones: The Moon
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
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40 min
October 5, 2017
Sawbones: Inside a Doctor's Bag
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
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39 min
October 1, 2017
Sawbones: Aspirin
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
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40 min
September 23, 2017
Sawbones: The Glass Delusion
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
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39 min
September 18, 2017
Sawbones: The Presidential Fitness Test
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
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36 min
September 11, 2017
Sawbones: Snoring
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
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40 min
August 25, 2017
Sawbones: Tickling
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
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35 min
August 17, 2017
Sawbones: Eugenics
This week on Sawbones, join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a timely, tragic history of eugenics.  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
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38 min
August 11, 2017
Sawbones: Opioid Addiction
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
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45 min
August 3, 2017
Sawbones: Erectile Dysfunction
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
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40 min
July 20, 2017
Sawbones: Mutter Museum
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
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46 min
July 14, 2017
The (Maybe) Real Dr. Frankenstein
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
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36 min
July 7, 2017
Sawbones: Wrinkles
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
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41 min
June 30, 2017
Sawbones: An Incomplete History of Gender Confirmation
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
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70 min
June 25, 2017
Sawbones: Yet More Weird Medical Answers
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  
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39 min
June 17, 2017
Sawbones: Conversion Therapy Part 2
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  
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41 min
June 9, 2017
Sawbones: Conversion Therapy Part 1
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
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41 min
June 2, 2017
Sawbones: Medicinal Tattoos
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
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38 min
May 25, 2017
Sawbones: The Clap
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
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33 min
May 18, 2017
Sawbones: Vivien Thomas
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
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40 min
May 11, 2017
Sawbones: Tetralogy of Fallot
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
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39 min
May 4, 2017
Sawbones: The Salisbury Diet
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
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36 min
April 30, 2017
Sawbones: Flouride
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
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43 min
April 24, 2017
Sawbones: The 80-Hour Work Week
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
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47 min
April 14, 2017
Sawbones: Pica and Eating Dirt
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
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37 min
April 7, 2017
Sawbones: The Papanicolaou Test
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
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40 min
March 30, 2017
Sawbones: More Weird Medical Answers
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
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45 min
March 24, 2017
Sawbones: The Incredible Dr. James Barry
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    
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48 min
March 17, 2017
Sawbones: Norovirus
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
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37 min
March 9, 2017
Sawbones: Patient Privacy
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
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44 min
March 2, 2017
Sawbones: The Purification Rundown
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
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40 min
February 26, 2017
Sawbones: Detox
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
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42 min
February 18, 2017
Sawbones: Sinuses
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
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39 min
February 10, 2017
Sawbones: The Man Who Ate Everything
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
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37 min
February 3, 2017
Sawbones: Immigration Medicine
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
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41 min
January 27, 2017
Sawbones: Health Insurance
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
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50 min
January 20, 2017
Sawbones: Silver
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
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40 min
January 6, 2017
Sawbones: Space Medicine
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
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38 min
December 24, 2016
Sawbones: Santa Is Sick
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
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32 min
December 16, 2016
Sawbones: Chapped Lips
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
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36 min
December 9, 2016
Sawbones: Ginger
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
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35 min
December 2, 2016
Sawbones: Vaseline
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
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31 min
November 26, 2016
Sawbones: Cranberries
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
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35 min
November 21, 2016
Sawbones: Chicken Pox
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
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40 min
November 11, 2016
Sawbones: Your Medical Questions, Answered!
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
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34 min
November 4, 2016
Sawbones: Frankberry Stool
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
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39 min
October 28, 2016
Sawbones: Ghostwatch
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
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37 min
October 20, 2016
Sawbones: Medical Games
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
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39 min
October 14, 2016
Sawbones: Pellagra
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  
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37 min
October 9, 2016
Sawbones: Hemorrhoids
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
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41 min
October 1, 2016
Sawbones: Laughter
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
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37 min
September 24, 2016
Sawbones: Pneumonia
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
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38 min
September 16, 2016
Sawbones: Dental Hygiene
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
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42 min
September 1, 2016
Sawbones: EpiPen
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  
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44 min
August 26, 2016
Sawbones: The Royal Fistula Fad
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
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37 min
August 18, 2016
Sawbones: Doping
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
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37 min
August 11, 2016
Sawbones: Cupping
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
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39 min
August 5, 2016
Sawbones: Arsenic
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
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37 min
July 29, 2016
Sawbones: Aloe
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  
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33 min
July 22, 2016
Sawbones: Tea
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
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37 min
July 14, 2016
Sawbones: Goofy Medical Questions Vol. 3
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
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35 min
July 8, 2016
Sawbones: Medical Garb
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
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39 min
July 1, 2016
Sawbones: Salt
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
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39 min
June 24, 2016
Sawbones: Narcolepsy
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
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37 min
June 16, 2016
Sawbones: The Presidents Are Sick
  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
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30 min
June 9, 2016
Sawbones: Pliny the Elder
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
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32 min
June 1, 2016
Sawbones: Mary Roach
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
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36 min
May 28, 2016
Sawbones: Kombucha
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
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38 min
May 20, 2016
Sawbones: Kidney Stones
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
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38 min
May 12, 2016
Sawbones: Bezoars
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
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35 min
May 5, 2016
Sawbones: Tinnitus
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
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39 min
April 29, 2016
Sawbones: Goofiest Medical Questions Vol. 2
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
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33 min
April 21, 2016
Sawbones: Earaches
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
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35 min
April 15, 2016
Sawbones: Earwax
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
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35 min
April 7, 2016
Sawbones: Hydrogen Peroxide
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
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42 min
March 31, 2016
Sawbones: Hemophilia
  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  
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39 min
March 24, 2016
Sawbones: Poop
Welp, here's an episode about poop. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
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51 min
March 17, 2016
Sawbones: Your Goofiest Medical Questions: Answered
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
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51 min
March 10, 2016
Sawbones: Vinegar
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
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40 min
March 4, 2016
Sawbones: Hookworm
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
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36 min
February 25, 2016
Sawbones: The King of Quacks
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
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32 min
February 19, 2016
Sawbones: Heartburn
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
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37 min
February 11, 2016
Sawbones: Crystal Healing
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
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41 min
February 4, 2016
Sawbones: Zika Virus
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
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51 min
January 28, 2016
Sawbones: The People vs. The Spleen
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
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39 min
January 22, 2016
Sawbones: Nosebleeds
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
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39 min
January 18, 2016
Sawbones: Green Sickness
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
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37 min
January 6, 2016
Sawbones: Fasting
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
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33 min
December 23, 2015
Sawbones: Christmas is Trying to Kill You
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
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35 min
December 18, 2015
Sawbones: Scurvy
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
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37 min
December 10, 2015
Sawbones: Gunshot Wounds
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin provide a brief history of caring for gunshot wounds. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers    
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42 min
December 4, 2015
Sawbones: Scarlet Fever
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  
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39 min
November 27, 2015
Sawbones: The Poison Squad
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
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38 min
November 18, 2015
Sawbones: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
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
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37 min
November 5, 2015
Sawbones: Nursing
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
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43 min
October 30, 2015
Sawbones: Medical History Halloween Costumes
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
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33 min
October 22, 2015
Sawbones: Roundworm
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
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36 min
October 16, 2015
Sawbones: Lyme Disease
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
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40 min
October 8, 2015
Sawbones: Near-Death Experiences
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
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46 min
October 1, 2015
Sawbones: Aah, Real Monsters!
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
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35 min
September 24, 2015
Sawbones: Snakes
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
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37 min
September 16, 2015
Sawbones: Lice
Lice are gross. That is all.  Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
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35 min
September 10, 2015
Sawbones: Cats
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
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31 min
September 2, 2015
Sawbones: Birds
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  
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35 min
August 26, 2015
Sawbones: Love
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
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37 min
August 21, 2015
Sawbones: Conjoined Twins
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
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37 min
August 13, 2015
Sawbones: Hygiene
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
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38 min
August 5, 2015
Sawbones: Honey
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
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33 min
July 30, 2015
Sawbones: Fainting and Corsets
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
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40 min
July 24, 2015
The Unkillable Phineas Gage
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
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36 min
July 15, 2015
Sawbones: The Seasick-Proof Saloon
This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee crash a boat into a pier to cure your seasickness. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
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37 min
July 9, 2015
Sawbones: Guinea Worms
This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee are wrapping a parasitic worm around a stick with Jimmy Carter. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
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33 min
July 2, 2015
Sawbones: Burns
This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee celebrate their wedding anniversary by rubbing cow manuer in a burn. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
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36 min
June 25, 2015
Sawbones: Sunburns
This week on Sawbones, Justin and Sydnee want you to get your D in the safest way humanly possible. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
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36 min
June 17, 2015
Sawbones: The Teen Girl
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
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39 min
June 10, 2015
Sawbones: Medical TV (Part 2)
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
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37 min
June 3, 2015
Sawbones: Poison Ivy
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
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34 min
May 20, 2015
Sawbones: Typhoid Mary
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
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37 min
May 13, 2015
Sawbones: The Gut Hole Romance
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
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36 min
May 7, 2015
Sawbones: Sweating Sickness
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
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38 min
April 29, 2015
Sawbones: Polio
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)
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37 min
April 23, 2015
Sawbones: Heroes of Patent Medicine: Volume 3
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)
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33 min
April 16, 2015
Sawbones: Heroes of Patent Medicine: Volume 2
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)
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32 min
April 8, 2015
Sawbones: Heroes of Patent Medicine: Volume 1
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)
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32 min
March 25, 2015
Sawbones: Medical TV (Part 1)
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)
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51 min
March 17, 2015
Sawbones: Medical Education
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)
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41 min
March 11, 2015
Sawbones: Malaria
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)
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37 min
March 4, 2015
Sawbones: Syphilis
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)
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37 min
February 25, 2015
Sawbones: The Four Humors
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)
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36 min
February 18, 2015
Sawbones: Chocolate
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin take a sunrise and sprinkle it with dew. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
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37 min
February 11, 2015
Sawbones: The Dancing Plague
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)
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40 min
February 4, 2015
Sawbones: Measles
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin get angry about the measles. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
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43 min
January 28, 2015
Sawbones: Paracelsus
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin putting some poopy into a bread pill. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
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37 min
January 20, 2015
Sawbones: Blood Transfusions
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are selling all their blood. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
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40 min
January 15, 2015
Sawbones: Aromatherapy
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)
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40 min
January 7, 2015
Sawbones: Diabetes
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are gonna drink that sweet pee. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
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36 min
December 30, 2014
Sawbones: Alcohol
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are getting absolutely, figuratively tanked. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
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34 min
December 23, 2014
Sawbones: Appalachian Folk Medicine
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin pass your baby around a table leg. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
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39 min
December 16, 2014
Sawbones: Organ Transplants
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin give the greatest gift of all. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
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38 min
December 10, 2014
Sawbones: Enemas and Cleanses
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin blow it ALL out. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
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36 min
December 2, 2014
Sawbones: Tooth Removal
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)
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36 min
November 18, 2014
Sawbones: Asthma and Allergies
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)
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38 min
November 13, 2014
Sawbones: Influenza
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)
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36 min
November 4, 2014
Sawbones: Ebola
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)
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40 min
October 28, 2014
Sawbones: Vitamins
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)
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40 min
October 21, 2014
Sawbones: The Goat Testicle Solution
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)
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39 min
October 14, 2014
Sawbones: Cataracts
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)
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32 min
October 7, 2014
Sawbones: Acne
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)  
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28 min
October 1, 2014
Sawbones: Color Therapy
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)
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34 min
September 23, 2014
Sawbones: Insomnia
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)
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35 min
September 2, 2014
Sawbones: Our Birth Story
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)
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57 min
August 26, 2014
Sawbones: Spontaneous Combustion
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)
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26 min
August 12, 2014
Sawbones: Gout
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)
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33 min
August 5, 2014
Sawbones: Rabies
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)
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36 min
July 22, 2014
Sawbones: Hiccups
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)
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35 min
July 15, 2014
Sawbones: Birth
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)
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43 min
July 8, 2014
Sawbones: Vaccines
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)
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47 min
June 24, 2014
Sawbones: C-Sections
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)
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47 min
June 17, 2014
Sawbones: Breastfeeding
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)
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41 min
June 10, 2014
Sawbones: Corpse Theft and the Resurrection Men
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)
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30 min
June 3, 2014
Sawbones: Teething
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)
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36 min
May 27, 2014
Sawbones: Warts
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)
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24 min
May 14, 2014
Sawbones: Cholera
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)
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38 min
May 6, 2014
Sawbones: Sleepwalking
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)
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37 min
April 29, 2014
Sawbones: Self-Experimentation
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)
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41 min
April 22, 2014
Sawbones: Epilepsy
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)
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35 min
April 15, 2014
Sawbones: Magnets
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)
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38 min
April 8, 2014
Sawbones: Medical Cannibalism
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)
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38 min
April 1, 2014
Sawbones: Dr. Mesmer and the Power of Animal Magnetism
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)
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34 min
March 25, 2014
Sawbones: Medical Marijuana
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)
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45 min
March 18, 2014
Sawbones: Oil Pulling
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)
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41 min
March 11, 2014
Sawbones: Phrenology
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)  
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34 min
March 5, 2014
Sawbones: Plastic Surgery
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)
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36 min
February 25, 2014
Sawbones: Left-handedness
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)
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37 min
February 20, 2014
Sawbones: Pregnancy Tests
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)
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38 min
February 11, 2014
Sawbones: Tuberculosis
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)
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39 min
February 4, 2014
Sawbones: The Father of Homeopathy
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)
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35 min
January 28, 2014
Sawbones: Leprosy
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)
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33 min
January 21, 2014
Sawbones: Menstruation
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)
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36 min
January 14, 2014
Sawbones: Royal Rife
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)
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35 min
January 3, 2014
Sawbones: Hangovers
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)
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35 min
December 20, 2013
Sawbones: Alcoholism
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)
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37 min
December 13, 2013
Sawbones: Mr. Reich's Sexbox
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)
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37 min
November 29, 2013
Sawbones: Headaches
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)
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35 min
November 15, 2013
Sawbones: Self-Surgery
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)
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37 min
November 8, 2013
Sawbones: Fertility
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)
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35 min
November 1, 2013
Sawbones: Baldness
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)
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33 min
October 25, 2013
Sawbones: Reanimation
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)
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32 min
October 18, 2013
Sawbones: Immortality
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)
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36 min
October 11, 2013
Sawbones: Patent Medicines
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)
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34 min
October 4, 2013
Sawbones: Tobacco
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)
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33 min
September 27, 2013
Sawbones: Radiation Therapy
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)
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36 min
September 20, 2013
Sawbones: Birth Control
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)
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38 min
September 13, 2013
Sawbones: Urine
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)
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34 min
September 6, 2013
Sawbones: Benjamin Rush
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)
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34 min
August 30, 2013
Sawbones: Weight Loss
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)
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43 min
August 16, 2013
Sawbones: John Kellogg's Odd Prescription
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)
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34 min
August 9, 2013
Sawbones: Lobotomy
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)
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34 min
August 2, 2013
Sawbones: Amputation
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)
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37 min
July 26, 2013
Sawbones: Hysteria
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)
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36 min
July 19, 2013
Sawbones: Opium
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)
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31 min
July 12, 2013
Sawbones: Plague Medicine
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)
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32 min
July 5, 2013
Sawbones: Bloodletting
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)
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30 min
June 28, 2013
Sawbones: Mercury
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)
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31 min
June 21, 2013
Sawbones: Trepanation
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)
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40 min
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