By Erin Glaser
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Movie Medicine is a podcast that explores how Hollywood portrays injury and illness in horror, action, and video game movies. Not only is it INCREDIBLY ANNOYING when Hollywood films get basic human anatomy wrong, it can also lead to harmful myths and misconceptions about the body. This podcast is dedicated to providing a more realistic look at what we're physically capable of while mocking some truly terrible scenes in the process.
||CleanEpisode 11: Face/Off||Using the 1997 film Face/Off we’ll look at the reality of face transplantation.||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark||This episode uses the character of Marion Ravenwood from the film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark to talk about alcohol and drinking myths.||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith||We use the truly terrible Star Wars episode III: Revenge of the Sith to explore whether or not it’s possible to die of a broken heart.||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York||This week we’re going to use the Christmas classic, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York to talk about concussions.||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: xXx||This week we look at the injuries caused by explosions, and specifically the injuries NOT received by the most annoying tech guy ever in the 2002 action film xXx.||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Flatliners part 2||Today I check myself before I wreck myself and talk about something I missed back in episode 3 when I talked about CPR and defibrillation myths in movies using the film Flatliners.||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Hot Fuzz||Using the movie Hot Fuzz we’ll look at what happens to someone if they are shot while wearing a bulletproof vest.||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: 28 Days Later||Preview The 2002 zombie film 28 Days Later shows the effects of a plague that wipes out almost all life in england. But, how does this compare to the way diseases spread in the real world? References Zombie Preparedness | PHPR | CDC Spillover – Zika, Ebola & Beyond - YouTube A Short History Of Humans And Germs: Early Encounters | Goats & Soda | NPR - YouTube Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Control of Infectious Diseases CDC - Rabies WHO | Rabies The 1918 Influenza Pandemic Flu Statistics: What Are Your Odds of Getting the Flu? WHO | Ebola virus disease Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 The Rabies Vaccine Backstory | The Scientist Magazine® Change in human social behavior in response to a common vaccine. - PubMed - NCBI Incubation Period Duration and Severity of Clinical Disease Following Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection Viral Pathogenesis||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Flatliners||In this episode the 1990 Horror film “Flatliners” serves as a perfect example of all the ways Hollywood misrepresents CPR and defibrillation and their use as lifesaving techniques.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Alien||This week we’ll use data on thoracic trauma and ectopic pregnancy to talk about whether Kane from the 1979 movie Alien would have survived his infamous encounter with the Chestburster.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Mortal Kombat||If you’re interested in hearing a complete review of the movie, check out the episode over at http://www.nostalgiagoggles.audio where George and Lyons rip this movie and its sequel apart.||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Charming disection of movies
We all know movies are movies, but when you get right down to how far off reality they can be it gets funny fast.