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Mel Herbert

Mel Herbert, MD MBBS FAAEM is the Executive Producer of Foolyboo Inc, and co-host and co-creator of "This Won't Hurt A Bit", "Shabam!" and "Talking Tesla" Podcast. He serves as an attending physician and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC at the LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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12 - FARTS AND HICCUPS
Episode of
This Won't Hurt A Bit
In this episode we break down two understudied, but frequently experienced, phenomena: Farts and Hiccups. We cover what’s normal and what’s not, throw around big words like “flatogenicity” and “singultus,” and ask important questions like “can lighting a fart make your butt explode?” We also learn about the longest hiccup bout ever, why Mel refuses to eat vegetables, and more!
11 - MARIJUANA
Episode of
This Won't Hurt A Bit
This week we’re getting into the weeds on…Marijuana! How safe is it? What’s the difference between smoking it and eating it? And how long has it been around anyway? The team tackles these totally deep questions as well as the recent uptick in marijuana-related ER visits. We leave no stone(r) unturned!
10 - GARFIELD AND THE BULLET
Episode of
This Won't Hurt A Bit
President James Garfield’s life was tragically cut short when a deranged gunman shot him on a train platform, but could modern doctors have saved him? We travel back to the year 1881 to relive that fateful summer day and talk about bullets, miasma, scene safety, and why it’s a bad idea to go digging around in open wounds.
9 - BOTULISM
Episode of
This Won't Hurt A Bit
On this episode of This Won’t Hurt a Bit we talk about botulinum toxin. It seems to be everywhere: in your dirt, in your honey, in your celebrities. But how can you stay safe from this deadly poison? And if you get it, can you be saved? Also, Mel teaches us why babies are especially at risk, Jess teaches us why movie stars aren’t just like us, and Dave attempts to describe canning.
8 - HOW TO SAVE A LIFE
Episode of
This Won't Hurt A Bit
What can you do to prepare yourself for common life-threatening situations? In this episode we look at three common scenarios—choking, anaphylaxis, and the unresponsive person—to see what you can do to help. We also talk to expert lifesaver, 8-year-old Andrew Ramirez, about what it takes to be a hero.
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Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Episode Count
33
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
15 hours, 12 minutes