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Aug 27, 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 awesome? Absolutely. Surprisingly, it also includes one of the most professional doctoring scenes we've seen so far!

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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...

Aug 20, 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 two major scenes from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Our key takeaway? The "two scoops" midwife droid is terrifying!

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Aug 13, 2019

Dr. Jackson Vane, Johnny Kolasinski, and special guest Dr. Greg Winter discuss medical innovations that led to the 1997 classic Face/Off, starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage as... each other. If you ignore the fact that they get everything wrong, it's incredibly believable!

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Aug 10, 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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