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.
Loners & Boners: The Minister Of Loneliness & A Taint Injury Of "Mild Discomfort" - Feel Good Friday
Move over Jolene, there's a new babe in town and her name is Moderna! The Backwoods Barbie shows the world how to get vaccinated in style. The gang discuss the importance of Japan's newly-appointed Minister Of Loneliness whose job is to manage the country's first rise in suicides in 11 years. Ever hear of hikikomori? Then, what does one do with a 9-day grade IV b***r? Go to the doctor, that's what. We go deep into the world of Priapism. Apologies to Louise if we completely butcher all anatomy portions of this episode. We didn't have any professionals to keep us in line.
Radiating Positivity: Dylan Buskermolen and His Fight Against Lymphoma
"DID WE JUST BECOME BEST FRIENDS?!" Dylan is a health advocate, fundraiser and public speaker. He is also no stranger to cancer treatment. Since being diagnosed with Lymphoma in his second year of university, he has gone through the cancer battle another two times! That's enough cancer to make most normal folks feel pretty gosh darn down and out but Dylan is one the most radiantly positive guests that has ever stepped up to the mic on Sickboy. We talk about his positive mental attitude, his fascinating experience with stem cell transplants, and how all of this has taken a toll on his mental health!
Don't Kill The Messenger — MRNA: Feel Good Friday
What's the secret to beating COVID as a 105-year-old woman? According to Lucia DeClerc, prayer and a daily dose of liquor-soaked fruit. Also, we learn that raccoons LOVE raw hot dogs and that the human anus is hella stretchy. Don't worry those last two things aren't related. Well... sorta, but not really. Then the gang chat with Dr. Zetter all about MRNA. Not only is this little bike messenger a game changer in the world of COVID vaccines, it's also looking like it has a pretty bright future in cancer care and other genetic diseases!
What A Load Of B******s: Penile Cancer
"It all started with an itchy knob. Then ultra tight foreskin. Then he noticed a lump the size of a ""fat lentil"". Turns out, Jonathan Little had cancer of the willy, aka cancer of the ding dong, aka cancer of the weiner, aka Penile Cancer. Join the gang this week as they manage their very real phantom pains while Jonathan tells them the simultaneously horrifying yet hilarious breakdown of his experience of having this rare cancer. "
The Gene Daddy: Feel Good Friday
A new "Human Challenge Study" is coming to the UK. The gang weighs in on what price is right when risking your wellbeing in the name of science. Speaking of science, a group of smart people are trying to recreate an AI super-sniffing robot dog to either sniff out cancer, or eradicate the planet of humans. Good boy. Then the fellas speak with Joshua Keyes, a certified genetic counselor out of Boulder, Colorado! What the heck is genetic counseling? What role does it play in diagnosis & treatment? Is there a difference between the work that he does and the online services like 23&me? Joshua gives us all the deets on everything you didn't realize you wanted to know about your genes.
This Too Shall Pass: Grief and Post Traumatic Growth with Julia Samuel
Julia is a psychotherapist and author who specializes in grief. Not only does she have an incredible ability to dissect and examine the myriad of ways we all deal with bereavement, she also has a wicked good sense of humour. In what may be one of the all-time greatest conversations we have had on the podcast, Julia and the gang tackle all types of grief. Not only grief from losing a loved one, but the grief of the lives we once knew. Be sure to check out Julia's latest book This Too Shall Pass. It is a beautiful piece of work and if you've been an OG Sickboy listener we know this book will be right up your alley.