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

3: 42. Midsommar – “Our unreliable narrator is drugs.” – Updated

It’s a shortened #hortober as we cover Midsommar, 2019’s fun-filled romp through the fields of Sweden. This film sets a new record for medical accuracy for the way it handles physical injuries, emotional trauma, and waking up on Ambien. *This episode…

3: 42. Midsommar – “Our unreliable narrator is drugs.”

It’s a shortened #hortober as we cover Midsommar, 2019’s fun-filled romp through the fields of Sweden. This film sets a new record for medical accuracy for the way it handles physical injuries, emotional trauma, and waking up on Ambien.

2: 41. A.P. Bio: Mr. Pistachio – “Your enemies are polyps and poo.”

Johnny and Dr. Jackson discuss the medical accuracy of the A.P. Bio season three episode “Mr. Pistachio,” where Jack gets a colonoscopy. It does a great job – but it needed more bathroom breaks. Johnny also gets to discuss the accuracy of the show’s…

1: 40. Crank 2 – “It’s like Crank 1 but without the heart”

We’re back! Johnny and Dr. Jackson are joined by Dr. Courtney Nicholas and Dr. Greg Winter to discuss the 2009’s “Crank 2.” Jason Statham’s heart has been removed and he needs to be zapped with electricity every four minutes or else he’ll die. It…

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…