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Sickboy is determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease. Join Jeremie, Brian and Taylor as they tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand. Taking the lead from Jeremie's life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the three best friends help us understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh.
 
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Every so often on Sickboy we hear stories that leave our jaws plopped right down on the floor. This is one of those stories. Not just because Samuel is such a fantastic story teller, but also because what he experienced is like something out of an HBO thriller! Although his experience left him with massive third degree burns and he has had countles…
 
This week things get very VERY interesting. The gang put a call out to all doctors (smart person & medical alike) to help with a titillating quandary that came in through the Turn Me On podcast about a listener who has some sort of link between ear stimulation and orgasms. Send us a letter if you know what the heck is going on here? Then we chat ab…
 
Whitney has always been known as "The Boobie Queen". The nickname took on a whole new meaning after being diagnosed with stage three cancer at the age of 30! Join the gang for a wonderful conversation about perseverance all the while exploring Li-Fraumeni syndrome — an inherited familial predisposition to a wide range of certain, often rare, cancer…
 
2021 is off to a great start — Caillou is cancelled! Parents and children rejoice! The gang then talks about the horrifying new symptom that many long haul COVID patients are facing called "Parosmia". Would you rather smell farts for life? Or fish? Lauren is ready to train her nose for her inevitable eternity in the fiery pits of hell. Then the gan…
 
For our first new episode of 2021, we're psyched to bring you this conversation with standup comedian Jon Dore. After two major seizures and an epilepsy diagnosis, Jon has learned how to make dreaded visits to the hospital a little more fun. Here's a hint: always say 'ten.' For more laughs from Jon, check out Humour Resources, which airs on Tuesday…
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR KIDDOS! Enjoy this re-release from all the way back in 2016! ***This week on Sickboy we sit down with Jim as he describes what life is like as someone who lives with extreme Dwarfism. We create a safe space where we can ask the questions we've always wanted to ask! We talk about everything from getting busy with an average sized pers…
 
Happy holidays you sweet humans! Enjoy a re-release from one of our favourite conversations of the year. *** This week the boys talk to Ella from down under about lump that she found down under. Turns out that lump turned out to be cancer inside her anus. From intense hypochondria and anxiety to navigating a very rare cancer while raising a young c…
 
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a bit of a mystery. The fellas sit down and chat with Cailin about her experience living with the hormone disorder, which is common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. Cailin walks us through her experience o…
 
2020 is almost over and Tom Cruise is not a happy camper. The gang discuss mouth-breathers and those pesky French orgy lovers over in Belgium. Then for something far more serious and far more close to home, the boys get a chance to speak to the ever-so-lovely Dr. Cindy Blackstock! She is a member of the Gitksan First Nation with 25 years of social …
 
Deane is a strapping, young Army engineer living diagnosed with ALS at 30. Given 2-5 years, his diagnosis turned his life upside down. Ever the fighter, Deane started the ALS Burpee Challenge to raise money and is advocating for a Rare Disease Strategy so folks like him can access effective treatment here in Canada instead of having to travel abroa…
 
Folks are lining up and getting the prick. This week we start with a charming chime-in from an elderly gent who rang up his local hospital for a shot and a horrible meal. Then the gang talk lab-grown meat and vaccine conspiracy. Vegans please send your hate to Taylor. Then the fellas sit down with Dr. Iris Gorfinkel to talk about the importance of …
 
Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is a palliative and intensive care doctor who wants to fix the inefficiencies in healthcare that end up causing harm to patients and costing the system millions! Be sure to check out his podcast, Solving Healthcare with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng. The gang also talks about the Christmas miracle of COVID-19 vaccines and the decl…
 
Dr. James Makokis is a proud, Two-Spirit Cree from Saddle Lake First Nation who leads one of North America’s most prominent transgender-focused medical practices. He shares how he re-connected to his culture, how colonial gender norms erased Indigenous Two-Spirit existence and the lifesaving care he provides to transgender people. Before Dr. Makoki…
 
Dr. Strang is Nova Scotia’s Daddy! Er, Chief Medical Officer of Health. But he feels like our Daddy right now. Join us for this in depth conversation about leading our province through the pandemic, the COVID-19 Alert App and what the vaccine rollout might look like. This episode was recorded on Friday, November 13th following public health protoco…
 
Welp... Jeremie's mom has COVID. A wake-up call that is close to home as COVID goes into community spread here in Nova Scotia. The gang also discuss how those pesky anti-vaxxers may not be able to go to work if some MPs in the UK have their way. Then the fellas had the pleasure of sitting down with Sanja Stanojevic, a biostatistics expert from Dalh…
 
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