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Want to record an episode intro?

Oct 25, 2019

Hey folks! We'd love for you to record an intro for an episode of "Hi Everybody! A Bad Medicine Podcast!" The script's below, and you can send your recording to hieverybodypodcast@gmail.com. If you want us to shout you out on Twitter or Instagram, please include your handle. If you're a podcaster yourself, feel free...


"Flatliners" gets almost everything wrong about doctors

Oct 16, 2019

A few weeks ago on Reddit, I shared our episode discussing "The Injury" episode of The Office, which manages to gets everything right, from the actual symptoms of a concussion to the mistakes people make when self-treating injuries. This week we talked about the 1990 horror film "Flatliners," which gets almost...


The Office's "The Injury" gets almost all the medical components right

Sep 30, 2019

Normally, we look at bad depictions of medicine in TV and film, and brainstorm ways to make scenes more medically accurate while keeping the stakes high. I wanted to share our latest episode, discussing The Office S02E12 "The Injury," because it's a great example of a show that did their research and gets most of the...


Could Padme really have died of a broken heart? Surprisingly, yes!

Aug 20, 2019

This week, we looked at the death of Padme and the battle of Mustafar in Revenge of the Sith. It turns out that it is possible to die of a broken heart, but it probably wouldn't look like what we saw on screen.

There's a condition called takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or "octopus trap heart," which can occur in otherwise...