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.
Treaty and Two-Spirit with Dr. James Makokis: Feel Good Friday
Dr. James Makokis is a proud, Two-Spirit Cree from Saddle Lake First Nation who leads one of North America’s most prominent transgender-focused medical practices. He shares how he re-connected to his culture, how colonial gender norms erased Indigenous Two-Spirit existence and the lifesaving care he provides to transgender people. Before Dr. Makokis’ beautiful story, the gang talks about sci-fi monkeys, pygmy marmosets and BC Ferries' amazing phallic mask sign.
Dr. Robert Strang Wants You To Stay the Blazes Home
Dr. Strang is Nova Scotia’s Daddy! Er, Chief Medical Officer of Health. But he feels like our Daddy right now. Join us for this in depth conversation about leading our province through the pandemic, the COVID-19 Alert App and what the vaccine rollout might look like. This episode was recorded on Friday, November 13th following public health protocols.
The Numbers Don't Lie: The Efficacy Of Trikafta w/ Sanja Stanojevic
Welp... Jeremie's mom has COVID. A wake-up call that is close to home as COVID goes into community spread here in Nova Scotia. The gang also discuss how those pesky anti-vaxxers may not be able to go to work if some MPs in the UK have their way. Then the fellas had the pleasure of sitting down with Sanja Stanojevic, a biostatistics expert from Dalhousie University about the jaw dropping study she co-authored about the efficacy of Trikafta. The results are astounding. Could Jeremie potentially have legitimate swimmers in the near future? Time will tell.
The Cystic Fibrosis Miracle Drug w/ Stephanie Stavros
Last week was a massive day for the Cystic Fibrosis community. With the announcement of Vertex planning to submit Trikafta to Health Canada for approval there was much to celebrate, but the hard work isn’t done yet! This week we speak with Stephanie Stavros, the first Canadian CF’er who was granted special access to Trikafta as she was laying on death's door. Stephanie has an absolutely wild story of growing up with CF totally in secret. As 30+ some years of a closeted salty girl she saw some serious ups and downs. From spewing blood on a first date to becoming the mother of her own child, her story is incredible.
The Ethics of MAID - Feel Good Friday
The gang get a vomit inducing letter from a listener about linguine like wormies filling up their belly and eating all their pizza. Also good news! There’s hope for a vaccine! Get your papers ready if you wanna see any big shows, though. Big Brother is watching you. Then the fellas have a hella enlightening conversation with Dr. Heidi Janz, Professor at the University of Alberta specializing in disability ethics. We talk about MAID and what issues the current legislature present for folks living with disabilities.
Changing Lives, One Story At A Time With André Picard
Telling stories can change lives, and no one knows this better than André Picard. This week we chat with the big daddy of healthcare journalism. As Canada’s most prominent journalist on the health beat André has been through every major health event in the past few decades. He's been a long time dream guest of ours and we are absolutely honoured that André sat down with us nincompoops to talk about covering healthcare, protecting sources & keeping the powerful accountable.