Hi Everybody – A Bad Medicine Podcast

Hosted ByJohnny Kolasinski & Dr. Jackson Vane

Real medical professionals and an unqualified amateur talk medical mix-ups in TV and film. Johnny Kolasinski, Dr. Jackson Vane, and guests discuss some of the most glaring mistakes – and unexpected successes – in Hollywood’s depictions of injuries, medical maladies, and how the body works. New episodes Tuesdays!


All Episodes

39: 39. West Wing: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen – “The President Should Be Naked”

Johnny is drinking from the keg of glory – finally, a West Wing episode! We’re discussing the two part season two premiere, “In the Shadow of Two Gunmen.” The episode gains points for the way it handles a high-stakes trauma situation, but loses points…

38: 38. Chicago Med: Got a Friend in Me – “What IS a Cow?”

Johnny and Dr. Jackson are joined by Dr. Scott Herskovitz to discuss our very first episode of “Chicago Med,” season five’s “Got a Friend in Me.” Executive producer Dick Wplf managed to squeeze FIVE cases into a drama-filled forty eight minutes,…

37: 37. The Resident: Whistleblower – “We needed a feel-good episode right now.”

This week we’re joined by our resident “The Resident” expert, Dr. Courtney Nicholas, to discuss S03E10 of Fox’s medical drama. “The Whistleblower” is significantly more medically accurate than Johnny expected – even if doctors usually aren’t…

36: 36. Bloodsport – “Could a Jean-Claude Van Damme exist in real life?”

We’re following up “No Holds Barred” with an 80’s brawler classic that’s actually, you know, good. Unlike Frank Dux, the title of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s “Bloodsport” isn’t full of lies – this film actually has enough blood! But how medically accurate…

35: 35. No Holds Barred – “Randy with his stupid face and paralyzed… badness.”

In honor of socially distanced Wrestlemania, we’re discussing Hulk Hogan’s 1989 masterpiece “No Holds Barred.” Is it medically accurate? No. Is it an inspiring tale of one man’s triumph against adversity and corruption in the entertainment world? Also…

34: 34. Scrubs: My Cabbage – “It’s really hard to get septic shock from Mike & Ikes”

Recorded live in isolation, it’s our first shelter-in-place episode! This week, Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss “Scrubs” S05E12 and S05E13, “My Cabbage” and “My Five Stages.” Jackson picked these episodes because they make it very clear WHY we’re all…

33: 33. Brooklyn 99: 9 Days – “Extreme Testicular Discomfort”

We’re discussing quarantine procedures and preventable outbreaks in a story ripped from the headlines (of 2015). In Brooklyn 99’s “9 Days,” Captain Raymond Holt and Detective Jake Peralta are quarantined together after contracting mumps from a…

32: 32. Seinfeld: The Suicide – “Tums Induced Coma?”

Jackson, Johnny, and Dr. Greg Winter discuss Seinfeld’s “The Suicide,” where Jerry dates a coma patient’s girlfriend, Elaine fasts for three days, and we learn Kramer’s lost his vacuum. The most important question of the episode is, of course, “is…

31: 31. Lost: All Cowboys Have Daddy Issues – “Communal stethoscopes kind of weird me out”

“Lost’s” Jack Shephard is a neurosurgeon – so why’s he fixing a severed hepatic artery? This week Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss an episode of Lost which really sheds light into Jack’s daddy issues, as well as seeing an incredibly successful cardiac…