618 episodes

Sickboy is determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease. Join Jeremie, Brian and Taylor as they tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand. Taking the lead from Jeremie's life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the three best friends help us understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 2.2K Ratings

Sickboy is determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease. Join Jeremie, Brian and Taylor as they tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand. Taking the lead from Jeremie's life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the three best friends help us understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh.

    Making Porn & Fighting Diabetes

    Making Porn & Fighting Diabetes

    Slava Siderman is an award-winning and hall-of-fame adult and horror filmmaker. He joins Taylor and Jer today to take them through his very gnarly experience with diabetes and the months-long stay at the ICU where he almost lost his entire leg. Just like a quality body horror film, this episode is full of nasty descriptions including needles in the eyes for a procedure to prevent ocular decay. Slava uses the traumatic time he spent in the hospital as inspiration for future spooky sexy movies and has been on the road to much more self care after failing to take care of his body properly over the years.

    • 56 min
    Sperm Rates Plummet Amid Reaching Population 8 Billion - Feel Good Friday

    Sperm Rates Plummet Amid Reaching Population 8 Billion - Feel Good Friday

    Twins have been born from embryos that are almost as old as the guys. Does this technically make them '90s babies? Millennial Zoomers? The earth has now reached 8 billion humans! It’s also been discovered that sperm counts worldwide have plunged 62% in under 50 years. One man needed healthcare that he couldn’t afford, so he got arrested to get the care in jail. RNIB reminds us how the everyday shopping experience is much different for those that are blind. Finally, one nurse in Wisconsin is looking at hard time for a joke that no one thought was funny except her.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    It’s Okay To Decay - Terramation (Human Composting)

    It’s Okay To Decay - Terramation (Human Composting)

    Brie Smith is chief operating officer at Return Home, a service that is providing families access to inclusive, gentle, transparent death care that continues the cycle of life. This week the fellas speak to Brie about the state of current death care in the U.S. and its impact on the planet. Brie explains the beautiful alternative being practiced at Return Home. 'Terramation' is where your last act on earth is one that gives back to it by returning life-giving soil to the earth (AKA human composting).

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    • 50 min
    One in Six - A Story of IVF

    One in Six - A Story of IVF

    Jen and Neil are a happily married couple in their thirties. From the outside, life is picture-perfect. But behind their smiles lies a heartbreaking secret: they can’t get pregnant. Today Jen and her husband Neil join Jer and Tay to discuss their years-long struggle with fertility — a journey filled with hormone injections, transvaginal ultrasounds, tears, anxiety, shame, laughter, love and hope. One in Six is the podcast that tells their story and is available now on CBC Podcasts!

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Chainsmoking While Running a Marathon - Feel Good Friday LIVE in Ottawa

    Chainsmoking While Running a Marathon - Feel Good Friday LIVE in Ottawa

    The fellas are finally back together and this week they come to you LIVE from Ottawa at Algonquin College! Uncle Chen couldn't look more cool. Smoking like a chimney AND crushing an absolutely bonkers marathon time. Speaking of smoking, one study out of Ottawa is saying that smoking weed could very well lead to more lung disease than smoking tobacco. By the way, do you have Crohn's disease? Well if you do, you should thank your ancestors. It's likely your autoimmune disease is a direct result of your ancestors surviving the black death. Lots of speculation in this weeks episode, but here is something that needs no speculation whatsoever - how horrible it is for the body to chug 12 energy drinks in 10 minutes.

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    • 30 min
    Underpaid & Overworked: The Trauma of Nursing

    Underpaid & Overworked: The Trauma of Nursing

    This week is all about the current state of nursing in North America. Jer and Tay are joined by a special co-host, Keara, a CVICU nurse in Halifax. They are joined by Chelsea, a registered nurse fresh out of the ICU post-COVID-19 pandemic! Living in Edmonton, Alberta. Jer and Tay sit back and let Chelsea and Keara break down how nurses in Canada are underpaid and overworked. Burnout is at an all-time high and it’s having a direct impact on our health.

    OTTAWA! We're coming to you for a live show on November 16th! Grab your tickets here - https://www.algonquinsa.com/event/sickboy-podcast-live-show/

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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

NRWSKI ,

Trevor PCS

This episode towards the end talks about how alone one can feel with this syndrome. I can totally relate. Even though there is endless support from my husband. Without whom this four year journey would have been unmanageable, it has been a lonely burden!
Thank you for taking the time to have Trevor on as well as being open to the differences in symptoms that PCS people feel. It is so true when you can’t visually see anything wrong it’s hard to accept the changes that have occurred to your every day life!

Mine Lappy ,

Weird vax mark on us older people

The weird mark is actually from the small pic vaccine I believe

abbyland85 ,

Amusing and informative!

I often listen to these guys when I’m in the shower and I can say that this podcast puts a smile on my face every time. My mom has even come into the washroom while it’s on and has even stopped to listen. And she doesn’t even like the salty language they use.
Overall, these men are a good group of friends who ask some good questions. There guests are alway interesting and the episodes are informative!

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