Sawbones is the perfect mix of humor, history, medicine, and feeling like youâre catching up with old friends. My only complaint is that it only comes out once a week
I began listening to podcasts very recently, as a way to avoid the news cycle without letting my brain atrophy. Sydnee and Justin are hilarious and sweet to one another, and I have grown so fond of them both. I listen in the car and in my office, and my only warning is that you may laugh so loud, your co-workers or family will come running! My daughters are 13 and 16, and the majority of topics are appropriate for them, as well. I am just so grateful to have found something that makes me laugh and teaches me something. I appreciate this gem of a podcast so much. I was not sure 2017 - 2020 would offer much joy, but youâve done it! Thank you so much!
Sydnee and Justin are hilarious and I love learning about this stuff. I have binge listened to every episode at work and I love it. I work third shift so the McElroys have been keeping me company and very entertained.
What a entertaining, informative and charming long-form illustration of human ignorance and ingenuity!! Thank you both for putting out this great podcast.
Sawbones delivers every week with a blend of solid, interesting information and humorous banter that is presented in such a way that even my non-medical friends have become avid followers. Each episode works to provide a stand alone understanding of the topic that does not require a medical degree to navigate, without it ever feeling condescending to the audience. I would, however, suggest starting at the beginning and working toward the present episodes, as many concepts, historical figures, and inside jokes are built upon in subsequent episodes.
this podcast is the Best to listen to while bored at work or while walking around campus. I feel like I learn more from listening to this than i do at my actual classes. keep it up :)))
I work in health care and learn something new every week. I recommend this podcast to all my friends who are in health care or who have an interest in crazy medical history.
I learn something every time I listen and it is delivered with humor and grace! Thank you Griffin and Rachael! Relationship goals!!!Love listening!
Sawbones is by far the best podcast I listen to. I have a 40 minute commute to and from work every day, and it is made bearable by my time with Justin and Dr. Sydnee. I learn so many interesting things from them and laugh the entire time. Truly a treat!
Sydney and Justin are fantastic hosts. I learn something fascinating and giggle like a complete dork during every single episode. It occasionally gets gross â hey, itâs medical history â but if youâre queasy like me, itâs pretty easy to skip episodes with nasty topics or fast forward through Justinâs concerns about the logistics of enemas. Overall, Iâm really grateful for this show. It always cheers me up!
I was just introduced to this podcast and I am hooked!
I love this show. I have listened to a good chunk of episodes and my weird knowledge has expanded. Now I can blow my friends away with my knowledge of weird medical stuff. Going to recommend this to my science teacher
Iâm changing my review. I did give a 5 star review. When I gave that review I had listened to around 10 episodes. I have been listening to more episodes lately. Iâm sick of the bashing of our president. The bashing of everyone who doesnât agree with you. Iâd much rather listen to a podcast like âTimesuckâ where people can civilly disagree. You guys insert your one sided opinion whenever you want. Give it a rest.
I love this show. Medical topics are my absolute favorite and Justin and Sydnee make me laugh so much, my co-workers judge me. Theyâre the reason I have no friends and I still love them.
I feel great now that Iâve strapped a live chicken to my face, eaten plenty of activated charcoal and bathed myself in purple light. Thanks, sawbones!
The chemistry these two bring to their comedic timing is incredibly compelling! It makes this show not only informative, but very entertaining! I couldn't possibly recommend this podcast more highly, it's such a fun listen.
My new favorite podcast other than mbmbam, and TAZ... itâs hilarious!
I like the podcast, but can we please stick with medical history. And leave politics out of it. If I wanted biased political commentary Iâd turn on Fox News or CNN. I love the older episodes but Iâm less fond of the newer ones with the political overtones. Iâve been listening for about two years and I hate that I had to change my rating from 5 stars but Iâm getting pretty burnt out on the politics working itâs way into everything. Im with you, Trump is a moron, but I just am sick hearing about politics. Letâs get back to the point of the show, medical history. But if you are going to insist on bringing politics into donât just ignore the ugly things that liberals have done in history. Both political sides have things to be embraced and ashamed of. And if you are all about science and facts, at least be intellectually honest enough to talk about the faults in both sides. Speaking of morons... yay, for vaccines! Vaccines arenât political, just science... Once again Iâm with you.
I love this show! I started listening to it after I was finished with The Adventure Zone. So I was thinking for a topic... as someone who deals with this on the daily... could you do an episode on homeopathic medicine? I ask this because when my mom had breast cancer some people told her to ditch chemo and radiation and do homeopathic stuff... she didnât do it and is now on year two of being cancer free.
Dying for a relationship like Sydnee and Justinâs. they are perfect. This show is perfect. I love them so much. Also, I learned stuff.Update: boyfriend now asks to hear the ânon grossâ episodes of Sawbones. He actually learned the name of your show. Not even positive he know what my name is...
Both of my parents are in the medical field, this show was a fantastic way to introduce them to podcasts and that good good McElroy humor! I personally could relate to the episode about the crazy hours residents work. Have you had suggestions for a show about the health effects of working the night shift for years at a time? Just an idea :) Keep on being your amazing selves!
Sawbones is a really great show. Sydnee is a doctor with a passion for medical history and her husband, Justin, is a professional podcast goofball. Their dynamic is great and they always find the comedy in the weird, intersting aspects of medical history they dig up. I'm always a proponent of when learning and fun (it's for fun, can't you just have fun for a second) combine for the benefit of both. Thanks for making the show!
You have to start from the beginning and listen to them grow into better producers and fall in love with their growing family.
I adore this show show so much!I tried to listen to it before bed the other night, but couldnât stop giggling at the HORRIBLE things people did with mice to cure earaches.
One of my favorite podcasts!
Great show to listen to when you want to learn something interesting while also being entertained.
I have been thoroughly enjoying the podcast! I listen to it throughout my day, mostly in the car as I run around town taking care of errands. The only downside is that people stare when Iâm laughing in my car. If they only knew how enlightening the coffee and the clap episode were theyâd be just as entertained as I was. Justin and Sydnee are just wonderful!
Fun show usually about how it used to be done. Nice info and comedic counterpoint. Itâs fun listening to this couple (and the occasional guest) work their way through the bizarre past of medicine!
I didnt think I would like this, I dont like medical stuff normally. But Sawbones is actually really interesting and I love how informative it is.
Calling this edutainment seems like a disservice. But it is both extremely entertaining and educational. So I guess itâs appropriate. This is one of my favorite podcasts. Do yourself a favor and give one episode a listen. And Iâm pretty sure youâll be hooked.
This podcast never disappoints. I always look forward to its updates on a weekly basis and have been listening for about four years.
I love this podcast so much. Sydney has the best voice and it so so relaxing, yet she is hilarious. It is very informative and I feel like I am a doctor already! Justin is hilarious and adds great comedy to make it less serious. They make silly episodes like Vaseline and more serious ones like Conversion Therapy. I listen to it every single night to sleep and just to be informed. I love this so much! Thank you so much Justin and Sydney!
So many things learn
Love these guys. It's nice that my 8-year-old son can listen as well.
I recently heard about Sawbones in a past episode of Stuff You Missed in History class. They highly recommended it so I figured Iâd give it a try. I love this podcast!! Iâm just starting the 2016 episodes and catching up fast. I am a cook for a small kitchen and am often alone so your podcast is much enjoyed. I have been listening just for fun but lately have been coming across things is other podcasts where the host with mention how someone died and I know exactly what happened now. Thank you so much for all of the hilarity, knowledge, and for keeping me company at work. Your faithful fan -Andrea
(Of my heart and soul rejoice, for I have found a podcast that is both hilarious and informative.) I laugh, I cry (from laughing) and get yucked out also sometimes. Justin asks the questions weâre all wondering, because no one in the world knows anything. Sydnee answers those questions, because she is the Smart One, and we love her for it.Go listen. Right now. Why are you still reading this? I know Iâm great, but GO. GO READ IT NOW. (Are they gone? Good. Finally. Hope you have a good night.)
This podcast is the perfect combination of entertainment and information. Listening to it even makes me feel like a better person, or at least like I have fun stuff to share at dinner parties.
I decided to check this podcast out because I'd listened to and liked several other podcasts involving the McElroys and I admit I was a bit apprehensive at first because more educational type shows like this tend to be either really good or really dry and boring. This one is the former. I'm still working my way through their huge backlog of episodes but I'm already hooked. Each episode is like candy for your brain, it's packed with all these sweet sweet little facts about all the weird stuff people tried in the process of, you know, figuring out how to medicine. And like, how far we've come since the days people did things like pop mercury pills or strap a chicken to themselves to cure plague. It's great, it's fun, and I get to learn cool and sometimes gross stuff about medical history. What's not to like?
This is my all-time favorite podcast. I love Syd and Justin! I started late 2016 and then proceeded to listen to every single episode all the way back to the beginning! Keep it up y'all. Love from the PNW.
There's always something new to learn and laugh about on Sawbones. It's one of my favorite podcasts and it never disappoints! If you like medical history or just weird science, this show is for you.
iâm hopping on the show bandwagon a little(lot) late. Me and my kiddo absolutely love learning about all the history! She gets such a kick out of freaking her dad out with all the new, sometimes gory, obscure knowledge! thanks so much.
I heard about this show from listening to the Adventure Zone, and boy am I glad to have finally checked it out! Iâve always loved learning more and more about medical history, and this show is such a fun way to hear even more. The hosts (Dr. McElroy and Justin McElroy) are a delight to listen to, and their exchanges and banter make my day. If you like neat medical facts and good-hearted humor, this show is for you!
Sawbones is one of my absolute favorite podcasts! It's entertaining, it's educational, it'll intrigue you no matter your interests. Sydnee and Justin are absolute delights and this is the first show I recomend to anyone who's new to podcasts (before they succumb to the podcast abyss like the rest of us). If you still aren't convinced, the fact that I navigated itunes' hell hole of a store to type this review should persuade you. Happy listening!
Sawbones is a funny, informative podcast about medical history. The hosts are knowledgeable (hey, Justin can Google It!), and the episodes are often topical. Bonus for the occasional appearances of the hosts' adorable kid, who was born during the run of the show.
I would like to have a life-or-death operation, with Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her non-doctor husband as my two practitioners who aren't taking my operation seriously enough.
Thereâs so much I love about this show, but probably most important is the amount Sydnee and Justin reference The Princess Bride.
Who knew historical medicine could be so interesting! I suggest that you don't listen to this while you are recovering from a frenotomy. I almost pulled my stitches laughing.
I am intrigued and befuddled with medical history. The weird and disgusting things that were once accepted as medicine is horrifying and, in retrospect, intriguing. If you ever feel that curiosity, this podcast is the cure.