Ever see those videos on YouTube where a colourblind person gets those cool glasses that allow them to see colour for the very first time? Well, Melissa is like that, only with hearing! Since a child she was deaf in her left ear, until very recently when she went balls to the wall and bought the Lamborghini of hearing aids. This thing not only allows her to hear, but she can also take calls and listen to Sickboy Podcast from it! The future is kick ass!
This week is what the kids would refer to as Gnar Gnar. We sit down with Ashleigh to talk about her traumatic experience of giving birth to her second child. She suffers "3rd world country type injuries" due to several complications. We're talking about things like gestational diabetes pumping sugars into the baby to create an unborn Hodor. A baby with a broken shoulder from birth. A pelvic organ prolapse (specifically a bowel and a bladder prolapsing into Ashleigh's vagina) and more. Jeremie could barely hold it together, so if you already are squeamish with birth stuff, good luck. Massive shoutout to Ashleigh for being a powerhouse and holding down the fort.
Chris Muise might sound like a cool country rock star. But no, he's a reporter living with a hella rare disease. This episode is chalk full of big words. Vasculitis! Aosinophils! Wrestlemania! Chris lives with a variation of a disease that only effects 1 in 6,000,000. Take a moment and read that again. Childhood Churg Straus Syndrome comes in stages and each one is as awful as the next. Buckle up for a wild story heartwarming story of a wandering billionaire making dreams come true near the end of the episode!
Meet Lainie! Three years ago she found a small bald spot on her head. Since that date, she has lost every single hair on her head cyclically at least twice! This week we take a deep dive into the world of Alopecia! Lainie gives us the rundown on life as a balding woman and the wild treatments in order to deal with her situation. Rogaine anyone? Who is the newfie Jew? The MADMAX look is so in right now. Also is it a wig? Or is that her hair? Brian makes a shocking discovery.
What consists of a good death? According to Caitlin Doughty, It is staring down your death fears—whether it be your own death, the death of those you love, the pain of dying, the afterlife (or lack thereof), grief, corpses, bodily decomposition, or all of the above. Accepting that death itself is natural, but the death anxiety of modern culture is not. Caitlin is a mortician, activist, and funeral industry rabble-rouser. We dive deep into the different ways in which the world deals with death. From raking hot bones out of an oven to vultures ceremoniously eating human remains to wrapping bodies in a shroud and burying it three feet under the earth, there are many options for us to plan our death. This episode is not to be missed!