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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

May 4, 2020

Today from our apocalypse bunkers we shoot the literal and metaphorical shit with our new friend Tess Koman! Coming to us from her childhood bedroom closet, Tess shares with us her coming of age tale of a girl living with such a severe case of Crohn's disease that it even messed up her lungs!! She also manages to win the award for the most grotesque/gnar-gnar story we've ever heard on the show. Congrats Tess! 

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May 1, 2020

Brian would like everyone to know that peeing sitting down = vulnerable. Taylor goes even deeper into a hole of alt-right beliefs and conspiracy BS. Lauren does not receive her weekly intern beating this week and Jeremie is pro endangered species murder. Although on the bright side the gang chat with Dr. Alex Chase-Levenson about the history of Quarantines and talk about what history can teach us about moving forward as a society going through a bizarre and traumatic event together! 

Shout out to Todrick Hall for the killer Quarantine Jams!

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Apr 27, 2020

We spend most of our time talking about personal illness, but this week we dive into the world of Social illness with none other than the wise and poignant 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, and the grassroots resistance activities by Indigenous and Black communities against the pollution and poisoning of their communities. This conversation is an important one. Sit down, open up your ears and your hearts and enjoy! 

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Apr 24, 2020

Today’s Feel Good Friday episode is all about Mindfulness & Self Love. There’s no doubt about it, these are strange and trying times. So if you need a pick me up, settle in for a stimulating session with the boys and their new friend Dr. Timothy Walker. He's a psychotherapist with a specialty in mindfulness but more importantly, he's a dude with a kind soul and some incredible wisdom to share.

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Apr 22, 2020

This past week has been very challenging for our community here in Nova Scotia. We are in mourning and our love and thoughts go out to everyone who was affected by the senseless violent act that took place over the weekend. Today we are releasing a segment from an upcoming episode with Dr. Timothy Walker. A guided meditation to focus on the power of unconditional love. Music provided by the extraordinarily talented Joshua Van Tassel. The Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or someone concerned about them. 1-888-429-8167.

Songs: State 07, State 06 

Album: STATES - 06 - 10 

https://joshuavt.bandcamp.com/album/states-06-10

Apr 20, 2020

Keith wears many hats. author, podcaster, speaker but most importantly a rare disease dad. Keith wakes up every day with a single focus. To find cures and therapies for people living with GRIN Disorder. His 13-year-old son is one of those people. In this week's episode, we dive headfirst into what life is like for a care-taker and parent of a child living with a severe neurodevelopmental disorder. We also explore the work Keith is doing on his new CBC podcast "Unlocking Bryson's Brain" where he takes us along with him on his journey to find a cure. 

 

*Any creative, cool or unusual quarantine stories to share? Any pearls of wisdom we can learn from? Check out our COVID Stories survey here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_zvPulkeZOHvkmOQ1Dx4__dh3Z6KVqxVz9fZtTd9lxGfBUA/viewform

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Apr 17, 2020

Jer is ballin' out with that CERB money and bought a talking toilet. Lauren admits to a past front bum water jet trauma. Brian is here to kink shame and Tay celebrates "national horny day" by engaging in some candlelit eye gazing. All that silliness is followed by an eye-opening conversation with David MacDonald, a Senior Economist from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. We talk about how the heck Canada is able to pay our CERB, the difference between a recession and a depression, and much more! 

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