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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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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 29, 2018

We have landed in Vancouver and kick it off with a doozy of a recording! We chat with Ken about how one day it started with a cough and the next thing you know he's been on dyalisis for 22 months. Kidney failure? Nah. Heart failure. Wait... no Kidney issues for sure. But what about the vegetables in his heart? Er... Vegetation in the heart? All we know is, Ken was all sorts of messed up. 

Oct 22, 2018

Bif Naked is a celebrated and notorious performer in music, TV, film,
and dance, and a tireless advocate and Humanitarian. Orphaned in
India, emancipated by punk rock, and empowered by surviving breast
cancer, kidney failure, heart surgery, divorce, and surviving as a
Woman in The Entertainment Industry for twenty-five years, Bif has
transcended any and all obstacles placed in her path to become one of
the world's most unique, recognizable and beloved icons.

Oct 15, 2018

Is he beatboxing? Oh... no, he just has a stutter. This week on the podcast we sit down and talk with Matt! He lives with a severe stutter. Matt dives deep into his history with this frustrating speech disorder. A compelling conversation that unpacks the struggles of prolonged sounds & syllables while speaking including a healthy dose of secondary behaviours like physical ticks! We touch on Mario Kart, strategically curating your vocabulary, horribly insensitive teachers, Billy Madison and more! 

Oct 8, 2018

Looking for some Thanksgiving dinner conversation? YOU'VE come to the right place. Colon mucus, bloody stool, the difference between anus, colon and rectum. This week the fellas travel to Toronto for a LIVE recording from Movember Canada and chat with their new poo pal Effie! This shit filled episode dives into her experience in being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. From making brown 25 times a day, to going into remission she's been through the ringer and back! 

Oct 1, 2018

Jewelia is a kindhearted and thoughtful meditation teacher, who (like all of us) owes half of her genetic makeup to her Dad - a world renowned sports psychologist with Alzheimer's disease. Wait, what?!

Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia and memory loss and after that opening statement there's probably a billion questions you might have but perhaps the most puzzling one we had was: how does Jewelia tell her dad that he's sick and have him remember he's sick?

Chew on that for a minute...

Alzheimer's can be one of the most difficult things to watch a loved one suffer with, but simultaneously there are some genuinely comedic moments. Join us as we sift through those stories with Jewelia and get to know her experience with all of it! 

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