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Hi Everybody - A Bad Medicine Podcast

66 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Jackson Vane and Johnny KolasinskiWebsite

Doctors talk about what Hollywood gets right and wrong about medicine and how the body works. Each week we discuss how a film or episode of television depicts illnesses, injuries, and the lives of medical professionals. As we wrap up each episode, the film or show being discussed is graded for its m… read more

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66. Futurama: Parasites Lost - Dr. Zoidberg - A Medical Corporation

December 21st, 2021


Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss S0302 "Parasites Lost," where worms make Fry graceful and intelligent. It's an amazing episode, but is it medically …

65. Sex and the City: And Just Like That - When In Rome - "Time is heart. Time is ball."

December 14th, 2021


Of course we're going to talk about the Peloton incident! This week Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss the medical accuracy of  "When in Rome," the series premiere of And Just Like That, Sex and the City's sequel series.

64. Pete and Pete: Field of Pete - "A tiny bit of misinformation infects the whole team with nonsense"

November 30th, 2021


Johnny and Dr. Jackson are joined by Dr. Greg Winter to discuss brain freeze and vaccine misinformation in "Field of Pete," S02E02 of Nickelodeon's "Pete and Pete."

This episode was recorded before SDCC 2021 but wasn't …

63. Scrubs: My Lunch - "It's not first in, first out for organs."

November 25th, 2021


We're back, joined by Dr. Greg Winter, to discuss "My Lunch," S05E20 of Scrubs. You know the episode - it's the one where something sad happens and they play that song by The Fray.

There's a little bit of catching up …

62. Wondercon At Home: Parks and Rec & Bob's Burgers

April 13th, 2021


For our Wondercon at Home panel, Johnny and Dr. Jackson are joined by Dr. Courtney Nicholas and Dr. Greg Winter to talk about  situations seen in …

61. Psych: Feet Don't Kill Me Now - "Everyone should visit the coroner"

March 30th, 2021


Dry drowning isn't real. This week we're joined by Dr. Greg Winter to discuss Psych S0502, "Feet Don't Kill Me Now. The episode says dry drowning is real. It's wrong. Dry drowning isn't real. 

60. Nip/Tuck: Cara Fitzgerald - "We're ethical. That's why a show about this podcast would be boring."

March 16th, 2021


Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss S01E08 of Nip/Tuck, "Cara Fitzgerald." We cover the ethics of doctor/patient confidentiality, the ethics of religious objections to treatment, the ethics of dating your patient... …

59. Cobra Kai: Aftermath & Nature vs. Nurture - "Try to get that Babinski!"

March 2nd, 2021


Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss the medical accuracy of the first two episodes of Cobra Kai Season Three, talking about spinal cord injuries, blood in your urine, and what happens when a med student misplaces their white …

58. Arrested Development: My Mother, The Car - "The gauze is there so we know when they've recovered"

February 23rd, 2021


Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss "My Mother, the Car," S01E08 of Arrested Development. Michael gets a concussion, Buster jumps through a window, and, as usual, there's not enough blood.

57. The Purge: Everything Is Fine - "Everything was NOT fine"

February 16th, 2021


Johnny and Dr. Jackson are joined by Dr. Ashely Alker to discuss "Everything Is Fine," S02E02 of The Purge: The Series. Ashely is a medical …

56. Resident Alien: Pilot & Homesick - " This is not medical OR bartending advice"

February 9th, 2021


Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss the first two episodes of Syfy's new series, "Resident Alien," where Alan Tudyk plays an alien playing a human doctor. Johnny loves the show. Jackson doesn't love the medicine.

You can …

55. The Simpsons: Little Big Mom - "Marvel's What If... Marge was Wolverine"

February 2nd, 2021


This week Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss "Little Big Mom," S11E10 of The Simpsons. It's the "stupid sexy Flanders" episode, but more importantly, it's the one where Bart and Homer think they have leprosy. Did you …

54. The Office: Stress Relief - "It's a partial eclipse of the heart"

January 26th, 2021


Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss the finer points of life-saving, as depicted in "Stress Release Part 1," S05E14 of The Office. We've also put together a handy playlist of songs you can perform CPR to - it's at

53. Code Black: We Plug Holes - "There's a spontaneous thoracotomy in Alien"

January 19th, 2021


We're joined by Drs. Greg Winter and Scott Herskovitz to discuss the second episode of "Code Black." The show did one thing right - it was a great example of the way doctors in teaching hospitals actually have to teach. …

52. Evil: Room 320 "An evil nurse, but also just a bad nurse." - Updated

January 6th, 2021


Johnny and Dr. Jackson are joined by Dr. Greg Winter to discuss Evil S01E11, "Room 320." This episode features a homicidal nurse - but she's not a great nurse. And it's not a great hospital. And it's not a great murder …

51. Happy Endings: Blax, Snake, Home - "The characters recognized there wasn't enough blood"

December 29th, 2020


It's a bite-sized episode to take out 2020! Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss the first minute of the "Happy Endings" season two premiere, "Blax, Snake, Home." It's got an allergic reaction, a stabbing, AND all the oysters …

50. The Bob Newhart Show: Bob's Christmas Tonsillectomy - "Please play 'Hi Bob' responsibly

December 22nd, 2020


In our Christmas Week Hohohocember episode, Johnny and Jackson discuss "Bob Has to Have His Tonsils Out, So He Spends Christmas Eve in the Hospital," a season 4 episode of "The Bob Newhart Show" where Bob has to have …

49. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - "Kevin's first kill is three minutes in"

December 15th, 2020


Two bumblin' thieves head to New York, where they die brutally at the hands of pre-teen sociopath. Johnny and Dr. Jackson are joined by Dr. Courtney …

48. Scrubs: My Own Personal Jesus - "Neurologists don't like you punching patients"

December 8th, 2020


Happy Hohohocember! This week we're discussing Scrubs S01E11 "My Own Personal Jesus," which does a great job depicting what it's like to work in a …

47. The League: The Funeral - "You can't get pregnant from an air raid"

December 1st, 2020


Dr. Jackson and Johnny discuss Ruxin's stroke in FX's "The League." Is there anything The Shiva CAN'T do?

46. The Simpsons: Homer's Triple Bypass - "Remember your hippopotamus oath!"

November 24th, 2020


So it's come to this: Johnny, Dr. Jackson, and guest Dr. Greg Winter discuss "Homer's Triple Bypass," featuring one of the best early appearances of our patron saint, Dr. Nick Riviera. In this episode, Dr. Hibbert …

45. The Good Doctor: Frontline - "It's Chekhov's ventilator."

November 17th, 2020


Johnny and Dr. Jackson share their personal experiences dealing with Covid-19 as they discuss "Frontline," the 2-part season premiere of The Good Doctor. Jackson didn't LIKE these episodes of television, but he still …

44. Bob's Burgers: Worms of In-Rear-Ment - "The technical term is pruritus ani."

November 10th, 2020


It's a topic we've been itching to cover - pinworms! Jackson and Johnny discuss Bob's Burgers S11E02, "Terms of En-Rear-Ment," and Johnny gets seriously skeeved out. 

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43. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Charlie's Home Alone & The Gang Wins the Big Game - "The Penguin has kidney stones. That's canon."

November 3rd, 2020


Dr. Jackson and Johnny discuss "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" S13E08 and S13E09, wherein the gang helps the Eagles win the Super Bowl... I mean …

42. Midsommar - "Our unreliable narrator is drugs." - Updated

October 28th, 2020


It's a shortened #hortober as we cover Midsommar, 2019's fun-filled romp through the fields of Sweden. This film sets a new record for medical accuracy for the way it handles physical injuries, emotional trauma, and …

41. A.P. Bio: Mr. Pistachio - "Your enemies are polyps and poo."

October 20th, 2020


Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss the medical accuracy of the A.P. Bio season three episode "Mr. Pistachio," where Jack gets a colonoscopy. It does a …

40. Crank 2 - "It's like Crank 1 but without the heart"

October 13th, 2020


We're back! Johnny and Dr. Jackson are joined by Dr. Courtney Nicholas and Dr. Greg Winter to discuss the 2009's "Crank 2." Jason Statham's heart has …

39. West Wing: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen - "The President Should Be Naked"

May 19th, 2020


Johnny is drinking from the keg of glory - finally, a West Wing episode! We're discussing the two part season two premiere, "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen." The episode gains points for the way it handles a high-stakes …

38. Chicago Med: Got a Friend in Me - "What IS a Cow?"

May 12th, 2020


Johnny and Dr. Jackson are joined by Dr. Scott Herskovitz to discuss our very first episode of "Chicago Med," season five's "Got a Friend in Me." Executive producer Dick Wplf managed to squeeze FIVE cases into a …

37. The Resident: Whistleblower - "We needed a feel-good episode right now."

May 5th, 2020


This week we're joined by our resident "The Resident" expert, Dr. Courtney Nicholas, to discuss S03E10 of Fox's medical drama. "The Whistleblower" is …

36. Bloodsport - "Could a Jean-Claude Van Damme exist in real life?"

April 28th, 2020


We're following up "No Holds Barred" with an 80's brawler classic that's actually, you know, good. Unlike Frank Dux, the title of Jean-Claude Van …

35. No Holds Barred - "Randy with his stupid face and paralyzed... badness."

April 9th, 2020


In honor of socially distanced Wrestlemania, we're discussing Hulk Hogan's 1989 masterpiece "No Holds Barred." Is it medically accurate? No. Is it an …

34. Scrubs: My Cabbage - "It's really hard to get septic shock from Mike & Ikes"

March 24th, 2020


Recorded live in isolation, it's our first shelter-in-place episode! This week, Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss "Scrubs" S05E12 and S05E13, "My …

33. Brooklyn 99: 9 Days - "Extreme Testicular Discomfort"

March 10th, 2020


With the increasing global focus on Covid-19, we're discussing quarantine procedures and preventable outbreaks in a story ripped from the headlines …

32. Seinfeld: The Suicide - "Tums Induced Coma?"

March 3rd, 2020


Jackson, Johnny, and Dr. Greg Winter discuss Seinfeld's "The Suicide," where Jerry dates a coma patient's girlfriend, Elaine fasts for three days, and we learn Kramer's lost his vacuum. The most important question of …

31. Lost: All Cowboys Have Daddy Issues - "Communal stethoscopes kind of weird me out"

February 18th, 2020


"Lost's" Jack Shephard is a neurosurgeon - so why's he fixing a severed hepatic artery? This week Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss an episode of Lost which really sheds light into Jack's daddy issues, as well as seeing an …

30. Lucy - "My favorite class in med school was brain!"

February 13th, 2020


According to "Lucy," we only use ten percent of our brain. Which is true, in the same way that we only use 33% of a stoplight. This week we're discussing a 2014 Scarlett Johanssen film that is, by our estimation, 10% as …

29. Scrubs: My Life in Four Cameras - "Wuhan coronavirus ain't nothin' to fu.."

February 4th, 2020


Wuhan coranavirus is in the news, and when there's media hysteria, hospitals get overrun. That makes this a good time to FINALLY cover "Scrubs,"where …

28. Hitch - "ACK!!!! ACCCCK!!!!"

January 28th, 2020


"I looked just like Hitch!" That's what allergist Dr. Nisha Shah hears from some new patients - or at least new patients in their 30s - when they describe their first serious allergic reaction. She and frequent guest …

27. House MD: Safe - "They're probably centrifuging the sperm"

January 21st, 2020


In this episode, Johnny learns it's possible to have a semen allergy. Dr. Jackson Vane and Johnny Kolasinski are joined by Dr. Greg Winter and …

26. Parks and Rec: Flu Season - "The Man Flu. Hebola. Himfluenza."

January 14th, 2020


Since the real-world flu season is in full swing, we thought it would be appropriate to talk about the influenza epidemic that hit Pawnee, Indiana in …

25. Knives Out - "Blood Isn't That Flammable"

January 7th, 2020


Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss Knives Out, which is still in theaters. On top of being a great movie, it's incredibly medically accurate! There's spoilers for every twist in the movie, so be forewarned.

Also, we …

24. Home Alone - "Brains Shouldn't Bounce"

December 31st, 2019


It's our holiday s**tshow episode! Johnny and Dr. Jackson are joined by Dr. Greg Winter and Dr. Courtney Nicholas to discuss the real-world medical …

23. House MD: Deception - "Yeah, she'd be dead already."

December 25th, 2019


Happy holidays! This week we're discussing "Deception," an episode of House MD that is at LEAST as medically accurate as Human Centipede. There's …

22. South Park: Turd Burglars - "Please don't sell your poop on the internet."

December 17th, 2019


How medically accurate could South Park's take on fecal transplants be? Actually, Turd Burglars is one of the most accurate pieces we've covered! It …

21. The Resident: Pilot - "We Hate Ourselves, We Hate Our Lives, Everything is Awful."

December 3rd, 2019


So it's come to this - we're covering a medical show. Johnny and Dr. Jackson Vane sat down to watch the pilot episode of "The Resident," and... it's …

20. The Matrix - "Neo is Basically Veal"

November 27th, 2019


How medically accurate is The Matrix? Not very. How could we make it MORE medically accurate? Two words: Hamster balls. Hosts Johnny Kolasinski and …

19. Star Trek: TNG "Schisms" - "Star Trek is ALWAYS accurate."

November 19th, 2019


In Star Trek: The Next Generation S06E05, "Schisms," Commander Riker and the Enterprise crew suffer from sleep deprivation. This is something doctors have first-hand experience with. Dr. Jackson, Johnny, and guests Dr. …

18. The Blacklist: Louis T. Steinhil Conclusion - "Give me a knife"

November 12th, 2019


This week we're talking about an episode of TV that's gotten a lot of flack from the medical community. On S07E02 of The Blacklist, there's a chest tube insertion that's depicted rather poorly. Jackson and Johnny …

17. Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw - "It's All Throat Punches!"

November 5th, 2019


Jackson and Johnny discuss the medical accuracy of Hobbs and Shaw, the latest entry into the Fast and Furious Cinematic Universe. In the film, an apocalyptic super-virus is eliminated when The Rock helps Jason Statham's …

16. American Horror Story 1984: Bonus Follow-up Episode

November 4th, 2019


This week's episode of American Horror Story 1984 answered some of our questions from last week, so Jackson and Johnny recorded a quick follow-up.

15. American Horror Story 1984: "Episode 100" - "The execution of the execution was flawed"

October 29th, 2019


It's our most topical show yet! We're discussing American Horror Story: 1984's "Episode 100," which first aired October 23, 2019. How medically accurate is the execution? Are the inaccuracies just a red herring? Was …

14. Saw 2: "You just become very... juicy."

October 22nd, 2019


"They don't BLEED from every orifice, they LEAK from every orifice. There's a difference."

This week, we're talking about the medical accuracy of …

13. Flatliners: "You can't opt-in to getting murdered"

October 15th, 2019


What's the most medically accurate way to temporarily murder your friends? This week we're discussing 1990's Flatliners, starring Keifer Sutherland, …

12. Human Centipede: "My whole life is poop."

October 8th, 2019


Human Centipede bills itself as 100% accurate, but is it really? Can a movie about sewing people together, face-to-butt, get everything right? We've put together a crack team of physicians - Dr. Jackson and guests Dr. …

11. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle: "I didn't get pimped in my med school interviews"

October 1st, 2019


Jackson and Johnny discuss the medical moments in the 2004 stoner classic Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. In reality, it's very unlikely that …

10. The Office: The Injury - "Don't photobomb your kid's X-ray!"

September 24th, 2019


People put all sorts of things on burns. Butter... mayonnaise... mustard. 

This week we discuss the medical accuracy of  "The Injury," S02E12 of The Office - and for once, we're talking mostly about what a show gets …

9. Bond: Die Another Day - "He's Getting A DNA-ectomy"

September 17th, 2019


"First, we're gonna wipe out your bone marrow and clean out your DNA."

Johnny, Dr. Jackson, and guest Dr. Greg Winter discuss the glaring medical inaccuracies of the James Bond film Die Another Day. The biggest issues …

8. Seinfeld: The Junior Mint - "Well, You Can't Eat Around a Surgical Mask"

September 10th, 2019


Johnny, Dr. Jackson, and guest Dr. Greg Winter discuss the medical accuracy of the Junior Mint episode of Seinfeld and why modern safeguards would …

7. Star Trek Voyager: Phage - "ECMO won't be the hot cleanse of the season."

September 3rd, 2019


"His lungs have been removed." Johnny and Jackson discuss Star Trek: Voyager S01E05: "Phage," wherein Neelix's lungs are removed and he needs …

6. Crank: Brought to you by "High-tech sci-fi Chinese synthetic stuff"

August 27th, 2019


This week Dr. Greg Winter joins us to talk about the medicine behind Jason Statham's 2006 action classic "Crank." Is it medically accurate? No. Is it …

5. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: "Octupus Trap Heart is My New Country Single!"

August 20th, 2019


Could Padme really have died of a broken heart? Surprisingly, yes! This week, Dr. Jackson Vane and Johnny Kolasinski discuss the medical accuracy of …

4. Face Off: "This Would be a Scalpel Procedure"

August 13th, 2019


Dr. Jackson Vane, Johnny Kolasinski, and special guest Dr. Greg Winter discuss medical innovations that led to the 1997 classic Face/Off, starring …

3. Doctor Strange: When Ghosts Attack Physicians

August 10th, 2019


Jackson and Johnny discuss the proper procedure for when ghost fights break out in the operating theater. Surprisingly, "electrocute the patient" is not at the top of the list.

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2. Shooter: Exploding Blood Cells are a Bad Thing

August 10th, 2019


Johnny and Jackson discuss 2008's Shooter, the downsides of whip-its in a surgical setting, and the benefits of sous-vide cooking Mark Wahlberg.

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1. Pulp Fiction: How NOT to Treat an Overdose

August 10th, 2019


In our inaugural episode, Johnny and Jackson discuss the overdose scene in 1994's Pulp Fiction. For once, Quentin Tarantino made a scene that wasn't …

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