Malpractice Podcast

Malpractice Podcast

Syd & Jess are here to deliver a podcast about medical true crime, the history of healthcare, and dope science - all with a dose of humor - just what the doctor ordered!

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January 26, 2022 53 min

This week, Jess is covering the case of 1800's Scotland's BODYSNATCHERS, aka Resurrection Men. When medical schools are low on cadavers for their anatomy and dissection labs, our story's two villains - Burke and Hare take grave-robbing to the next level and begin murdering Scottish townspeople to fill the doctors' needs. We hope you love this medical true crime story as much as we do! 

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Syd and Jess are excited to bring you - our newest bestie - Dr. Gina Perry.  An author, a science historian, a professor, and an all around gem, she has done extensive research into the Milgram Experiments and come out with some incredible findings that will change everything you think you know about psychological research. If you haven't already heard it, don't forget to check out Episode #3.15: The Milgram Shock Experimen...

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January 12, 2022 51 min

In this week's episode, Syd & Jess team up to cover two of history's deadly fashion trends - top hats that caused mercury poisoning and the practice of foot binding! Erethism or "mad hatter's disease" was a real neurological condition caused by the toxic chemicals used in hat making, and foot binding was the surprising cultural practice which led to TINY feet of 3-4 inches. We're bringing you another wee...

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January 5, 2022 40 min

In this week's episode, Syd & Jess team up to cover two of history's disturbing, deadly fashion trends - tight-laced corsets and arsenic green dresses. From out-of-position organs to garments that could poison a room full of party-goers, this episode is to die for!
(PLUS - bonus Theranos Trial update!) 

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This week in our THIRD Theranos episode, we'll covers up-to-date court proceedings, including Holmes' own 7 days of testimony, jury deliberations, and closing arguments! If you love secrets, healthcare scams, and/or secondhand investigative journalism, this story will blow your mind.

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December 22, 2021 46 min

In this week's episode, Sydnee covers the truly shocking story of the The Milgram Shock Experiments, where (allegedly) 65% of participants did as they were told and administered dangerous electrical shocks to a complete stranger. BUT there's more to this story - research bias, unethical practices, and unpublished experiments tell a different story than the one we've all been told. 

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In this week's episode, Jess covers the Founder of Modern Nursing, Florence Nightingale. In addition to saving thousands of soldiers during the Crimean War, Florence was a celebrated statistician and an activist for social and medical reform. This listener recommendation is a piece of medical history you won't want to miss!

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December 8, 2021 54 min

This week we are excited to share a very interesting interview Tegan Kehoe - historian, museum curator, and author, she specializes in the history of healthcare and of science in society. Tegan sits down with us to discuss three of the fascinating stories from her book, Exploring American Healthcare through 50 Historic Treasures.

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December 1, 2021 48 min

In this week's episode, Syd covers the history of the 14th most-used drug in the world, nitrous oxide. With a long history as both an incredible medical breakthrough and as a party drug abused by every frat boy since the 1800's, N2O has a story that will have you thanking a chemist the next time you visit the dentist, or maybe even give birth! #thanksscience

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This week features a VERY special interview with Retired Special Agent Bruce Sackman, who specializes in tracking down medical serial killers. Bruce is also the co-author of the incredible new book, Behind the Murder Curtain: Special Agent Bruce Sackman Hunts Doctors and Nurses Who Kill Our Veterans.

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This week, Jess is here to lift our spirits with the amazing life story of the first Black woman in America to become a neurosurgeon. Check this episode to learn about how Dr. Canady-Davis overcame all the odds and changed the world forever.

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November 10, 2021 43 min

This week's episode follows the story of Purdue Pharma - creators of the opioid that has played a role in claiming the lives of over HALF A MILLION victims in the U.S. Join us as we cover Oxycontin, the Sackler Family, and the recently settled lawsuit against the pharmaceutical giant that started it all.?

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November 3, 2021 55 min

This week, Jess keeps us on the edge of our seats with the story of Dr. Michael Swango, a bright medial student who seemed to be followed by strange circumstances and death. Check out this episode to hear the WILD story of the man who just may be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history!

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This week on our SECOND Theranos episode, Syd covers the court proceedings, opening arguments and where the cases are headed, and the whistleblowers who uncovered the shady dealings going on inside Theranos.

From faked pharma contracts to Silicon Valley “Fake it till you make it” culture, all of Theranos' dirty laundry is being aired in a California courtroom, and you won't want to miss this update!

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October 20, 2021 43 min

Malpractice Podcast turns ONE today - this special anniversary episode, brought to you by Syd & Jess, includes some host picks of our favorite clips. Check this episode out to hear some of our favorite short clips since we started the show in 2020! 

Thank you for listening and supporting our show, don't forget to leave a review wherever you listen, and remember - malpractice makes perfect. 

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October 12, 2021 55 min

In this week's episode, Jess is covering Tobacco Pt. II, including the wild ride of a court case for the ages. Are you ready to hear about companies lying to the public, a brave whistleblower, withholding evidence, lying to the government, and rat poison hidden in tobacco products? Tune in to hear about Dr. Jeffery Wigand and why he's the hero of the day!

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October 6, 2021 55 min

In this week's episode, Jess will cover the history of tobacco usage, the medical effects of smoking, historical timelines, and the never-ending connection to medical true crime! This is part one of a two part series - next week in episode II, we'll cover one of the craziest medical true crime stories in modern history!

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In this week's episode, we're sitting down with the incredibly cool Dr. Bre Gentile (but you can call her Dr. G) to discuss childhood trauma and what it does to us as adults, ACEs scores, and the rewarding career niche she carved out in the tech industry  as a trauma-informed designer. If you're all about shocking statistics, helpful tips for being a trauma ally, and finding your place in the world - don't miss this...

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September 21, 2021 49 min

In this week's episode, Sydnee takes us through the story of "Fake it Till You Make It" queen, Elizabeth Holmes, on trial now for 12 counts of fraud. We're talking Theranos blood testing, black turtlenecks, and the trial that's currently underway in the wake of a $9 Billion company's collapse. If you love secrets, healthcare scams, and/or secondhand investigative journalism, this story will blow your mind.

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To kick off SEASON 3, we're sitting down with Kira Dineen, MS, LCGC, CG(ASCP)CM! Kira is a licensed, certified prenatal genetic counselor AND the host of the award-winning podcast, DNA Today. Kira and her team won the Best 2020 Science and Medicine Podcast Award, and she's here to tell us all about genetic counseling, what your at-home genetic testing kit may have gotten wrong, and where this exciting field is heading in th...

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