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Eeler's Choice

Daisy McNamara, Lou Sutcliffe

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"No respect for the sea, for the living things in it, for what's owed. They're fishing in the eel breeding grounds now, the fools." Eeler's Choice is a maritime horror fantasy podcast set in Eskmouth, a small coastal town whose economy has lived and died on the hunting of the Great Eels for generations. As demand for product has increased, so have the catches... but even the generosity of the sea has its limits, and all debts must come due. Releasing biweekly. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/ ...
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Darker Pastures is a biweekly horror fiction anthology, set in the very heartland of the North American continent: the vast and rugged landscapes of the Great Plains. The austere beauty of this open country is home to all manner of dreadful monstrosities, of both the everyday and the otherworldly variety, lurking in each shadow and sometimes even waiting in the full daylight. If you dare to join me, let us wander these darker pastures together. All stories written, narrated, edited, and scor ...
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In a collaboration of medical fads and brands, Dr. Sydnee and Justin dive into the confusing MLM called Plexus. The company started as a seller of the Breast Chek [sic] Kit but has since branched out into wellness and weight management products that it encourages its Ambassadors to recruit others to sell. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https:/…
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You may have seen some celebrities or influencers on social media getting something called a Vampire Facial. It's exactly what it sounds like: blood spread on the face like a cream mask. But why would anyone do this unless it's supposed to do something for the skin? Dr. Sydnee and Justin draw out where this trend came from and its questionable bene…
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Squishing someone’s heart and blowing air into them to bring them back to life seems so basic, so why weren’t we able to agree on it for the past few hundred years? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee gives an overview of the evolution of CPR which, despite what movies and TV would have you believe, isn’t quite an infinite cheat code for avoiding dea…
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What if someone was declared dead . . . only for their heart to start beating again? This is a phenomenon sometimes called "Lazarus Syndrome" or "auto resuscitation after failed pulmonary resuscitation". Dr. Sydnee and Justin discuss the outline of exactly what needs to occur, some possible reasons this might happen, and a few wild examples. Music:…
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On this bonus episode, we have with us the one and only Surprised Eel Historian, John Wyatt Greenlee! John’s Website: https://www.jwgreenlee.net Buy a map: https://surprisedeelmaps.com/about/ John’s twitter: @greenleejw https://twitter.com/greenleejw Transcript is available HERE: https://cytochromehear.wordpress.com/home/eelers-choice/interview-wit…
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With so much medical research out there on internet, how can you sort through what's based in science and what's just three people in a room? Dr. Sydnee discusses the all the different factors to think about when deciding how much weight to give any article or study. There's a lot! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/…
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If you want to Get Good at video games quickly, are there any magic pills you can take? Well, there are people trying to sell them to you. Justin and Dr. Sydnee look at some supplements that claim to give gamers better focus and more energy, none of which are doctor-approved. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/…
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Dr. Sydnee and Justin are welcoming in the spring and allergy season with listeners' strangest medical questions! Why do some people get goosebumps when they do alcohol shots? Does baking soda work for bug bites? Do people with facial hair get more sick? And for real, how long can you REALLY actually look at an eclipse before it's unsafe? Music: "M…
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This month, we sit down with a few of our actors to answer your burning questions! Transcript is available HERE: https://cytochromehear.wordpress.com/home/eelers-choice/ask-the-eelers-season-1-qna/ Buy our merch on Redbubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/eelerschoice/shop?asc=u Support us on Bandcamp: https://eelerschoice.bandcamp.com/album/eel…
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Started in the 1930s by scientist Dr. Miriam Menkin, in vitro fertilization is a medical procedure to help with fertility that took until the 1970s to have results in humans. With some drastic misunderstandings going on in the news, Dr. Sydnee and Justin go through the long history of in vitro fertilization and its importance in fertility and contr…
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Many paths converge, and for a time, refuge is found, and darkness and fear are left behind. But the evils of the world always find a way in. ***Content warning: Episode deals with themes of traumatic loss, catastrophic fire, and automobile accidents. Listener discretion advised.*** Thank you for listening! If you have any feedback or inquiries reg…
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Justin and Dr. Sydnee are joined by parallel-universe versions of themselves, The Glaucomfleckens! The two doctor-spouse duos talk about Will and Kristen Flanary's journey into podcasting, including serious medical scares, balancing work and kids, and social media. KNOCK KNOCK HI: https://glaucomflecken.com/podcast/ Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpay…
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A teenage girl, irrevocably separated from the family of her birth, finds a new one. But too late she learns the price of belonging. ***Content warning: This episode deals with themes of religious indoctrination and past sexual trauma, and contains some gore. Listener discretion advised.*** Thank you for listening! If you have any feedback or inqui…
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A tongue tie is not just a turn of phrase, it's a medical condition in which the frenulum under your tongue is too thick and restricts your lingual movement. For a long time, a procedure to cut it has been done as a solution to some breastfeeding woes. But should it be? Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about the history of this procedure and the medical …
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This month, enjoy a recording of our Live Show at the Audio Drama Podfest in High Wycombe! Content Warnings- Medical procedures (face. eye), Illness/injury, rot/decay, classism. violence. Mentions/Discussions of: Disease Transcript is available HERE: https://cytochromehear.wordpress.com/home/eelers-choice/morning-sawbones-surgery/ Buy our merch on …
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Normally Sawbones talks about medical cures, whether real or fake, but today Dr. Sydnee and Justin are diving into the opposite. There was a time when women in bad marriages and needed a way out could turn to Julia Tofana who offered a secret, untraceable poison and, maybe, a chance at freedom. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.…
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Two traumatized young men, a boy from Cheyenne and an ex-soldier, bear witness to the depths of human depravity. Meanwhile, the true inheritors of the earth look on from afar, patient and inscrutable. ***Content warning: This episode deals with themes of sexual slavery and violence, involuntary mater ity and pregnancy-related death, mass murder, pa…
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Do you even know where your gallbladder is? Maybe it's not so surprising that millions of Americans don't know they have a gastrointestinal disorder caused by gallstones. Dr. Sydnee and Justin go through the history of gallbladder disease, and why the icky medical mnemonic of "forty, fat, and fertile" is misleading and maybe even harmful. Music: "M…
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