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Join hosts Jeremie, Brian, and Taylor as they hangout and have an unapologetic, unpolished and unfiltered discussion about what it's like to live life with a disease, in the hopes of finding humour in an otherwise taboo and sometimes dark subject.
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Aug 3, 2020

This week the fellas have a chat with their new friend Mari. Mari lives with Spina Bifida! What's that you ask? Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don't form properly. We talk about accessibility issues, the skills of a self catheterizer, the hardships of finding employment while living with a disability, race and quality of healthcare and much much more! 

Be sure to check out Mari's episode of Employable Me

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Thanks to Thisten for transcribing this episode - https://thisten.co/event/cbe4d


 

Jul 31, 2020

This FGF starts off with a bang and quickly goes down the sh*tter. Tay slept in, Jeremie introduced a questionable character at a fundraiser, Lauren sprays coffee out of her eyeball and Brian legitimately almost vomits. Google image search "fatberg" and imagine how it smells. Then we get into something far more intellectual and important than all of that bullsh*t. We speak to Dr. Susan Prentice, a professor of sociology at the University of Manitoba, specializing in childcare policy and advocacy. We dive into the nuanced and tricky decision to open schools up fully during a global pandemic and how childcare is most certainly a social determinate of health! 

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Thanks to Thisten for transcribing this episode - https://thisten.co/event/cbe4d

Jul 27, 2020

Dylan is one hell of a charmer. As an actor and budding video game streamer, Dylan is working towards a career of play in order to bring more joy and smiles to the people of planet earth! This week Dylan sits down with the fellas to talk about life as someone living with Down syndrome.  From childhood bullying to traveling the world, to the gift of Down syndrome. Buckle up folks. This one is going down in the Sickboy hall of fame.

Check out Dylan’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0nA5EgKF5Jhf2dYu-nafg

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Thanks to Thisten for transcribing this episode - https://thisten.co/event/cbe4d

Jul 24, 2020

Dr. Emily Anhalt is the sh*t! She is the CoFounder of Coa, a psychoanalytic psychologist, emotional fitness consultant and all-around promoter of self-awareness in all forms. We talk about the importance of caring for your mental health during these wickety wack times, how to find a therapist that jives with you and more. Then the gang go deep into Jeremie's current struggles with mental health. Beer butt-chugging and all. 

Jul 20, 2020

This week we speak with Tari Ajadi, a doctoral candidate at Dalhousie studying the barriers to and opportunities for targeted policies aimed at reducing racial health inequities in Nova Scotia. We dive headfirst into black advocacy and resistance in healthcare. How stress and epigenetics play a large role in the healthcare received by the black community and the importance of black spaces. A vitally important conversation. 

Jul 17, 2020

Gene therapy! The next big thing. But what does it all mean? What are the ethics? Where did it even come from? What in the sweet hell is CRISPR? This week for Feel Good Friday the fellas are joined by Dr. Graham Dellaire, Professor of Pathology at Dal & Principle Investigator at the Dellaire Lab of Nuclear Structure and Cancer Biology. He drops some fascinating knowledge on all things gene therapy & gene editing! This episode is a nerd's wet dream. 

Jul 13, 2020

Aminatou Sow lived a good majority of her life with the notion that her period is just supposed to be "really really painful". From headaches to intense bleeding resulting in the need for blood transfusions! Until one day a gyno appointment left her with a diagnosis of endometrial cancer. We dive deep into the world of intense menstruation, uterus problems, and how race factors into care. 

Aminatou Sow is a United States-based businesswoman, digital strategist, writer, podcast host, and co-founder of Tech LadyMafia. She co-hosts the podcast Call Your Girlfriend with her friend, journalist and editor Ann Friedman.

Jul 10, 2020

This week Jeremie bursts a vein over a group of dumb-dumbs protesting in Toronto about not wanting to wear masks. Also, it turns out COVID-19 can give you a boner. Not a fun time happy boner but more of a painful priapism (dare ya to google it). Yikes. Then we discuss the now not so booming business of house cleaning in your birthday suit. Needless to say, COVID-19 has destroyed fun all around the world and the health authority is now encouraging you to scream inside your heart. 

Video Mentions:

How Well Do Masks Work

Please Scream Inside Your Heart

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Jul 6, 2020

Melissa Humana-Paredes and Alex Hyndman both had dreams of representing their country while competing in their career sport! Melissa, a beach volleyball badass and Alex, a para-cycling beast! Those dreams were put on hold when Canada became one of the first nations to pull out their athletes from the upcoming 2020 Olympics due to concerns over the pandemic. The rest of the world followed suit and the games have been postponed to 2021. If all goes well. 

This week we bring to you a doubleheader and speak to the athletes who were affected by this decision and what it means to maintain an Olympic physique during a worldwide lockdown. Thanks to the Canadian Olympic Committee & Canadian Paralympic Committee for giving us a glimpse into the lives of some of Canadas most impressive humans! 

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Jul 3, 2020

This week we shake it up with a podcast mish-mash! The fellas are joined by the co-hosts of Canadian Politics Is Boring to talk about Ol' Tommy Douglas and his shady background in the practice of Eugenics. Turns out, he made an oopsie. Big shout out to Jesse and Rhys for the history lesson! If you want to check them out head on over to https://www.canadianpoliticsisboring.com/

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Jun 29, 2020

Eugene lives a rockstar lifestyle. Owning one of the most renowned clubs in Canada the man knows a thing or two about how to party. So it sort of makes sense that he mistook a full-blown stroke for a raging hangover. Thankfully he was able to get the help he needed! This week we follow Eugene along on a wild tale from Mexico, to Canada all in the search for what the heck was going on in his brain! 

For more info on strokes and the great work being done by the Heart And Stroke Foundation go to: heartandstroke.ca

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Jun 26, 2020

We're approaching the new normal. Stuffed animal audience members. Masks and doggy style for coitus. $1.1 Million hospital bills and more! Then the gang chat with Crystal Watson, executive director of Recreation Nova Scotia to talk about the importance of rec therapy, the misconceptions, and the important work being done to provide better services to the black community here in Halifax! 

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Thanks to Thisten for transcribing this episode - https://thisten.co/event/cbe4d

 

Jun 22, 2020

Diane is fully blind. So naturally, she has superhuman hearing, right? Nope. That's not how it works. Diane spent her entire life learning to navigate the world without vision to guide her and boy, did she figure it out. Diane suffers from Retinitis pigmentosa but that doesn't hold her back from being a tri-athlete, a former stand up comic, and currently the director of the CNIB Guide Dogs. We dive into the lack of accessibility, her love of cycling, and ALL things guide dogs! 

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Jun 19, 2020

The world's dumbest world leader gets dumber. Jeremie has been watching too much porn. Lauren is down for some Robot Oral. Then the gang chat with DKT (aka Dr. Karina Top) a vaccine specialist about the future of COVID Vaccines. Spoiler alert, they are likely to be microchip free and cause little to no autism. Sign us up! 

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Thanks to Thisten for transcribing this episode - https://thisten.co/event/cbe4d

Jun 15, 2020

We can't contain our excitement for this weeks episode! We sit down with long time dream guest of Sickboy, Dr. Brian Goldman. A Canadian emergency physician, author, public speaker, and host of CBC's The Dose and White Coat Black Art. We talk about the behind closed doors culture of health care workers, the harsh realities of COVID, and Brians recent search for what kindness truly looks like—in himself and in others, during his work on writing his latest book The Power Of Kindness.

Referenced in the episode: Ted Talk - Doctors Make Mistakes. Can we talk about that?: https://www.ted.com/talks/brian_goldman_doctors_make_mistakes_can_we_talk_about_that?language=en

Be sure to check out White Coat Black Art and The Dose 

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Thanks to Thisten for transcribing this episode - https://thisten.co/event/cbe4d

Jun 12, 2020

We're back with another edition of Feel Good Friday! This week we talk about the world opening back up! If you got your cigs, smoke em' like Brians father slamming his drum kit and 2nd hand smoking out the Stever boys! Taylor gets tested for COVID and acts tough about it, and Jeremie is installing a glory hole in his back yard as directed by public health! Then we ask: what is COVID like for folks who use their mouths for their hands? 

Check out @artbykaileen for some amazing artwork! 

Videos links: 

Las Vegas Smoker - https://twitter.com/rexchapman/status/1270342876778631168?s=21

Testicle-checking booth - https://youtu.be/u54H2TZX3vs

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Jun 8, 2020

This week we throwback to two conversations we've had in past episodes about racial inequities within the Canadian healthcare system due to systematic and institutionalized racism. First, we hear from Verena Rizg, a nurse practitioner, about what she's learned about how race affects both giving and receiving care in her time having worked in the prison system. Then we dive into the world of Social illness Dr. Ingrid Waldron. Dr. Waldron is the author of the book, There's Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities. The book was also the inspiration for the Netflix Documentary by the same name. It examines the legacy of environmental racism and its health impacts in Indigenous and Black communities in Canada, using Nova Scotia as a case study. 

For resources, we've been taking in throughout the week on how to be a better ally go head to our linktree - https://linktr.ee/sickboypodcast

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Jun 1, 2020

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 child, Ella brings lots of laughter and levity to a very scary situation. We talk about the Australian health care system, "auditioning your treatment team, butt hole measurements, and portable chemo treatment. 

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Thanks to Thisten for transcribing this episode - https://thisten.co/event/cbe4d

 

May 29, 2020

It might be Feel Good Friday, but Jeremie is in full panic mode because he may or may not lose his right eye. The fellas discuss the potential for a future vaccine (could it be a year? could it be 10? who knows). Then they chat with Martha! A new mom over in France. What is it like to give birth during the worst global pandemic of our lifetime? Not easy. Chuck a positive COVID test into the mix and howdy duty, you're in for a wild few weeks! 

May 25, 2020

Steve spent the majority of his life with Hepatitis C and didn't know it. There's no way to know where he got it exactly, but it could have been from a sketchy garage tattoo while indulging in some devils lettuce and listening to some of that sinful "rock and roll" music. Today in honour of Hep C Awareness month we talk about how far we've come in the treatment of the disease that is now curable. 

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Thanks to Thisten for transcribing this episode - https://thisten.co/event/cbe4d

 

May 22, 2020

What do sex dolls, drive-thru go-go dancers and the Canadian elderly population have in common? Not a whole lot aside from all being topics that were covered on this week's edition of Feel Good Friday. We kick things off REAL light and loose with some interesting news stories. From Korean action figure models causing controversy to the ingenuity of one Portland strip club on keeping business flowing. Then a dose of reality. We speak with Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai Toronto to discuss how our healthcare system is failing our elderly population and what needs to change! 

May 18, 2020

Grief can be an incredible teacher. This week we bring you a special and intimate conversation between Jeremie and his wife Bryde about the death of Bryde's father and PEI treasure, Rev. Izzard Goate AKA Bill. They explore and unpack some of the things that Bryde felt, saw and learned about love over the seven weeks she cared for him while he transitioned. 

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May 15, 2020

This Friday the fellas get extra silly willy. Taylor's conspiracy theories are evolving as he actually for real believes in the existence of Aliens now. Brian admits that he's a fake sweet version of himself on Monday episodes. Jeremie shares his hot wax masturbatory end of day rituals. Other highlights include mannequin Michelin star restaurants, Canadian/Chinese vaccine partnerships, irate car rants and the world's most evil human experiments.

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May 11, 2020

Ryan's name starts with the letter R. But, Ryan has a really hard time pronouncing words with the letter R. God DAMN that's frustrating! Ryan lives with acquired Apraxia. According to Wikipedia: Apraxia is a motor disorder caused by damage to the brain in which the individual has difficulty with the motor planning to perform tasks or movements when asked, provided that the request or command is understood and the individual is willing to perform the task. We talk about the social challenges Ryan has faced and how he manages to cope with such a frustrating disorder. 

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May 8, 2020

Jeremie eat's a bag of dicks, Brian's GF is an athletic goddess, Lauren earns her week free of lashings and Taylor is not only a flat earther, but he also has an interest in swinging now, apparently. Will Jeremie show him the ropes? The gang then talk to Hannah all the way from Little Rock, AK about her experience in fostering two toddlers in the midst of a global pandemic. A true hero, doing wonderful work, all while rocking a sick paid of COD headphones. 

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