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.
The Art Of Politeness - Feel Good Friday
Do you like to get scared? Might be worth crapping your pants with every so often to be more COVID prepped. The gang dig into a study looking at how horror film fans tend to do better in hard times. Also are you a nerd? You may also have an easier time with COVID. The fellas are then Schooled by Elaine Swann from the Swann School Of Protocol. She teaches the fellas how to practice proper social etiquette in the time of COVID. Something apparently Jeremie needs no help with.
Bear In A Chair - Sexuality & Disability: Cerebral Palsy
Andrew “Daddy” Gurza is a cripple content creator, disability awareness consultant and focuses in on the realm of queerness, sexuality and disability. We talk about Andrews new endeavor in creating a sex toy that enables people with disabilities to be able to masturbate. The importance of sex workers in the world of sex and disability, creating sexy content and finding confidence in ones ability to give and receive pleasure all while using a power chair! Be sure to check out Andrew's podcast- Disability After Dark.
Cringeworthy Tweets & Overdoses - Feel Good Friday
A quick would you rather: accidentally print commemorative merch with a pornstar on it? Or accidentally tweet a very very very NSFW photo via your employer's customer service account? Boo-Boo is an understatement. Also, did ya know your poop can tell epidemiologists what the COVID situation is like in your town? The gang also chat with past guest, public health physician and advocate for people who use drugs, Dr. Mark Tyndall. We deep dive into the harsh reality of the opioid crisis that is plaguing the entire continent.
Spiritualism > Alcoholism: Addiction & Recovery
This week we bring you a rather sobering conversation - pun not intended. The fellas chat with Jay Andrews, a Haligonian musician living in Toronto. Jay suffered from early childhood trauma and after the death of his father turned to the bottle to help himself cope. We talk binge drinking VS day to day drinking, Depression & self harm, Forgiveness as a process of understanding, how spirituality played a role in Jays recovery and what his experience with AA has been like. As serious as the subject matter may be, Jay is a shining light and there are no shortages of laughs and good times had by all in this enlightening conversation.
Back To School And Naked People - Feel Good Friday
COVID isn't going to keep the kids from going back to school. Nor is it going to keep those pesky nudists from having wild frisky sexy times in small hedonistic villages in europe. We talk spooky dead people who never died, naked marathons and kids in school. Dr. Jody Carrington gives us hope and reminds us that the key to getting through it all is holding space for the sake of community and love.
Brace Yourself: The Masterful Art Of An Orthotist
This week we speak with Jenna Holz - Orthotist and owner of Brackish Bracing! She takes us on a deep dive into life as an orthotist. Basically she has the dream job of a host on Mythbusters mixed with changing people's lives with custom made orthoses. From Forest Gump leather and metal knee braces to high-tech killer robot mech warrior exoskeleton suits! There is nothing Jenna won't tackle.