511: The 12 Days of Xmas- Mary, get over Myrrh!

In this episode, Doctors J and Santhosh continue their holiday series, this time tackling the virgin Mary and gifts of the magi. Along the way, they cover flu season, the immaculate conception, uterine transplants, parthenogenesis and the virgin birth, the surpsinging medicinal uses of gold frankincense, and myrrh, and a just the tip from the north pole! So sit back, relax, and find out what all the fuss about the magi gifts is about!

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