If you were 3'6" tall how much differently would you see the world? For Jim, not all that different.
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 person, to the names Jim and other little people prefer, work as an LP, and of course the age ol' question... how big is it? We also got to speak to Jim's 11 year old son Caden, He's also a little person and he's got a sailors mouth.
Herpe Halloween everyone! This week we get extra spooky. We aren't talking about spiders or goblins or ghouls. Instead we're talking about HERPES! The fella's are in Vancouver and sit down with their first West Coast guest Hannah, she has HSV1 & 2. The conversation is full of extra spooky. Stories of hijinks in the deep dark woods, waking up one day with sores on your lady bits, revealing to new partners you have the herps, and much more! Oh... spoiler alert! Herpes isn't nearly as scary as one might think. Tune in to find out why it hasn't ruined Hannah's life!
Today we found out that Andrew Henderson, past Sickboy guest has died. He was a fabulous human being who accepted death with grace and beauty. Andrew you have changed our lives. Thank you. May you be showered in Bambino and covered in feather boa's. RIP.
What do you do when nobody around you can hear the music you hear? How do you explain to your loved ones that you don't recognize yourself in the mirror? Who do you call when you hear scary voices coming out of the walls? Last week we dived into what it's like to care for a loved one with Schizophrenia. This week we sit down with Laura. She has Schizophrenia or as she likes to put it, madness. In this very raw conversation Laura opens up about her most horrifying hallucinations, the mourning of her identity before the madness set in and shares some of the art shes created through her recovery.
The title says it all... This week we do a little personal update for Bri-Guy. Turns out everyone's favourite lispy blonde cutie isn't a hypochondriac after all. He got (semi)tested and the results are in. ADHD positive. Will he lean into this diagnosis and use it as a crutch? Probably. Ugh... Also on a more serious note, Brians mom came down with a case of Cancer. We talk about the reaction of his friends and family and how he's handling it all!
This week on Sickboy: we sit down with CC, her Mom has Schizophrenia. We explore the challenges of living with someone who experiences extreme paranoia - like Xtreme paranoia... like imagine smoking up and the 5-0 roll up so you quickly ash the bud but like then you realize you're flying so high that the Po-po are actually just your buddy who just turned up with more Skunk. Yeah like that. Times a hundred. So seriously, tune into this episode... because it got us right in the feels.
This week on Sickboy, we sit down with Caleb. He's got ADHD. Brian thinks he also has it (big surprise), but is almost certainly wrong (as usual), Jeremie is really, really curious about adderall, and Taylor is astonished by how this episode itself is a real live example of what it's like to have ADHD
While Jeremie was visiting Montreal he met a young girl named Brittany. For almost half of her life Brittany never spoke a word. She suffered from a complex childhood anxiety disorder known as Selective Mutism. Jeremie and Britt explore the social challenges of growing up without a voice and the scary thought of hearing yourself speak for the first time. The two discuss first words and favourite words and Jer may or may not step over the line when it comes to "political correctness"... spoiler alert: of course he does....
This week on Sickboy: We sit down with Katie. A professional puker! We’ll I guess she’d really be considered an amateur puker seeing as how she isn’t getting paid to upchuck. Katie has Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. If you’re saying to yourself “what the F is that?!” look no further than our discussion with Katie. We dive deep into the world of CVS and Katies experience of bi or tri monthly 12 hour episodes of vomiting, for 10 years straight. The boys share their most epic throw up experiences, Katie trumps them all, and it turns out Jeremie likes to barf.
Holy jesus. We're one year old today. It's a wild thing to think about, but we would not have been able to get this far if it wasn't for your loving/nurturing nature. You're like our mother. Snuggling us, dressing us, and feeding us from your teet. Literally... like, we legit drank breast milk from one of you. Oh my god. Thanks for being there for us. Thanks for engaging with us. Thanks for cultivating this incredible community with us. This week we feature highlights from some of our favourite moments of the year. Including our awkward beginnings, waxing philosophical on death, laughing at diabetes, poo'ing at death, Jeremie's mom's role in his circumcision and much more.
Whats the most embarrasing moment of your life? Is it worse than texting into your phone while walking full speed into a brick wall ending up with a serious concussion? No? Well, then you ain't got s*** on Sherri. This week the boys chat with Sherri and dive into the world of Concussions. From being forbidden to multi-task, to sh***y co-workers, to passing out and sleeping for unhuman amounts of time Sherri has been through the ringer.
After our episode with Abby we had a number of emails come in re: the facts of abortion. Did you know there is a cut off point for abortions? This cut off point is based off of "fetal viability". Did you know that cut off point differs from province to province or state to state? We didn't until you, yes YOU the listeners dropped some knowledge on our butts! So thanks! We also cold call Jeremie's mom to ask her some other questions about rehab and whether or not Taylor should get a colonoscopy. Taylor wasn't there to defend himself. Sucka!
Hey...Wanna hear something crazy? This week on Sickboy Bowie tells us about the weird little tumor growing on his peanut shaped pituitary gland. They touch on how how his testosterone levels are higher than Macho Man Randy Savage, how pituitary tumors are more common than you'd think and then Bowie flips the script with some questions for the fellas.
This week on Sickboy: A guest worthy of the Maury Povich Show?! The boys dive deep into the world of drug addiction and escortin’. They also find out that Taylor may or may not be narcoleptic and Brian almost definitely has a stroke. This ones a doozy folks! You are NOT the father!
What does an alien chest buster and the miracle of birth have in common? Nothing. This week on Sickboy: The guys sit down with Danielle the Doula to talk about pregnancy and breast feeding. Jeremie faces his deepest darkest fears, Taylor learns about acceptable auto cannibalism, and Brian expresses how much he’d prefer to suck from the teet of a human than the teet of a cow.
When you beat cancer only to have it resurface less than a year later, is the battle any easier? For Brandon Thomas the battle is no different. He kicked cancers ass once and he’s ready to do it again. This week the boys sit down with their first repeat guest Brandon Thomas. He gives us an update on where things are at since last recording with us including how his cancer has reared it’s ugly head once more. The boys chat about new secret test treatments, losing your butt hair, King Joffrey Baratheon, and a new Sickboy drinking game.
What do you do when someone is having a seizure? Shove an object into their mouth? Step over their limp/flopping body? Assume they are pulling a zany prank? These are just some of the stupid things people assumed was necessary when Carole experienced epileptic seizures. This week we dive into the world of epilepsy. We talk about flashing lights, how a tonic clonic has nothing to do with cleaning out your butthole, elevator doors and almost but not quite drowning to death.
This week on Sickboy: Leukaemia! The boys chat with special guest Neil about what its like to get cancer from a Rhonda Rousey punch to the chest… oh yeah, and his artificial hip, fragile bones, and the overall struggle of dealing with cancer as a young man.
This week it's back to the basics! Just the three amigos. The boys sit down and answer questions from fans, diving into the biggest realizations of their life. Topics including (but FOR SURE not limited to) death, gratitude and anal bleaching.
If the love of your life was given a shortened life expectancy, how would it affect your relationship? This week on Sickboy the boys sit down and talk with Jeremie's babe of a wife, Bryde. They talk about everything from choosing whether or not to have children, polyamory and how Jeremie's hatred of math almost ruined the marriage.
If your lung were going to fail would you opt in for a double lung transplant? Jeremie knows his lungs are slowly getting to a point where they will no longer work. He has always said he'd opt out of double lung transplant and would rather let life end with the first set. Doctor John Granton (Respirologist and Organ Transplant Specialist) pops by the Sickboy studio to try and talk some sense into Jeremie. They talk about how doctors secretly use google for diagnosing, accessible parking hacks, the logistics of pulling dead lungs out of a human and the national campaign Breathing as One! Does Dr. John change Jeremie's mind about future lung transplant? Tune in to find out!
This week on Sickboy we sit down with Jess and chat about what it's like to live with Social Anxiety. Jeremie learns a thing or two about watercolours, Taylor asks about Feng Shui'ing your personal space, and Brian teaches everyone how to make a room dark (spoiler alert: you just have to close your eyes).
This week on Sickboy, we sit down with George Kourounis. He is an adventurer, explorer, storm chaser and defier of death. George has made his living by going to the most dangerous places on earth, and catching it all on camera so people like you and me can experience it all from the couch. We talk life, passion, fear and death with one of the most interesting men on the planet.
This week on Sickboy, we sit down for another fascinating, informative and philosophical chat with Jim Bremner on living, dealing and learning from life with PTSD. Jim is a former member of Toronto’s Emergency Task Force and lives with PTSD as a result of significant trauma that took place on the job. Jim has since written a book on his experience entitled “Crack In The Armor”. Tune in this week to find out more on Jim’s story, why male bravado is plain old silly, and why a simple hug trumps even the most heart felt words.
Drew Dudley has spoken to over 250,000 people on 5 continents and his “TED talk” has been viewed over 2.5 million times, being voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time”. This week on Sickboy, we talk about how all babies are CEO’s, Jennifer Lawrence, and Drew’s struggles with Bipolar, Alcoholism, & Morbid Obesity. Want to be a better version of yourself? Then listen up because Drew’s dropping some knowledge on us!