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Dec 26, 2023

As the year comes to an end, Jonathan recruits three doctors—Chris, Niko, and Aigul—and invites them to solve two perplexing cases.

These mysteries involve a lot of (necessary?) rectal exams; the blood of witches; activated charcoal; farting patients; controversial diagnoses; tales from the ER that border on true crime; and diagnosing brain injuries through the bum!

The take-home lesson here is always check sphincter tone on a patient, even if they are barely conscious! Or something like that.


Correction: Niko was speaking off the cuff about activated charcoal possibly binding iron. We are told that it does not do it well and should not be used in the event of iron poisoning!


* Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl.


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It’s Not Twitter But It’ll Do!

1) The Fern documentary on the Healy that Jonathan was interviewed for (part 1):

2) Dr. Jonathan Howard’s new podcast, We Want Them Infected:

3) WeCanReason conference 2024 in Calgary:

4) 502 Conversations with Dr. Christopher Labos:

5) The Skeptic Zone podcast with Dr. Christopher Labos:

6) Chris’ appearance at the Whodunit bookstore in Winnipeg on January 21: