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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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In this week's edition of Routine Checkup, the fellas sit down with Maria Santaguida. A Ph.D. candidate and lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University. She specializes in human sexuality, sexual technology, and substance-related sexual risk behaviours. Most interestingly her work also explores space sexology (the scientific st…
 
Kay-Lee’s life turned upside down during peak pandemic! One moment she’s on her bike doing a day trip. The next moment she’s waking up surrounded by strangers and paramedics. The aftermath resulted in a broken elbow and a stage 4 concussion... But the recovery process was nothing short of bonkers. From sleeping every moment of every day, to a long …
 
Jeremie kicks this weekend off with a heartwarming video of a cute little creature being rescued from a dark and foreign place he probably shouldn't be. Two wanna-be grandparents in India are suing their son and daughter-in-law for not giving them grandchildren. Did you know that Moderna's name comes from "modified RNA"? Neither did we. Moderna jus…
 
Fifteen-year-old Tai Poole won’t rest until he’s uncovered the mysteries of the universe, one probing question at a time. In Season 4 of his Webby-winning podcast, Tai talks to everyone from NASA scientists to stand-up comedians to his equally curious little brother Kien. If you’ve ever wondered what we can do when we’re anxious or if we’re alone i…
 
Julia Samuel is back again with her usual warmth, wisdom and wonderful sense of humor. This time she shoots the shit with the fellas about grief, family dynamics, the benefits of good therapy and how to not screw up your kids. Is it worth lying to your children in order to teach them a lesson? Jeremie shares a story as to why that really might not …
 
For 20 years or so, Jayme had a totally normal functioning vagina... Ah, those were the days. Until one day things began to take a shift. After around a year of struggling through the medical system in both Canada and the USA, Jayme got a diagnosis of PVD and has continued to struggle to get treatment and support since then. Jayme joins the fellas …
 
Sometimes you just have to say oops. But then sometimes you get fired on the spot. Rightfully so because sometimes you mistake an elderly person for dead and then zip them up into a body bag and load them into a hearse. Israel opened up a Blood and Mommy Milk fortress that can withstand pretty much anything short of a meteor the size of Texas. Spea…
 
Dr. Britt Wray is an author and researcher working at the forefront of climate change and mental health. This week the fellas chat with Britt about her new book Generation Dread and how the existential crisis of climate change is having an effect on all of our mental health. What is climate anxiety? How does it show up in our everyday life? How can…
 
Jason is an author, teacher and musician. But more importantly he is a father of twins! Around the same time Jason was about to be a new father, he received a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder! What is OCD? How does it present as a parent? How do you manage OCD and therapy alongside raising two adorable lil' infant twins?? All of this and …
 
COVID finally got Jer. Although it's the zeta cuck variant. Zero symptoms. Either that or Trikafta is unknowingly one of the world's most impressive COVID therapeutics... not really. No misinformation here. Brian is full of hot takes. Tune in to hear mushrooms speak & to see the actual size of a pregnant uterus. Toby is a little CF warrior. Literal…
 
Nischa Heron Phair is an author, researcher, trauma-informed pleasure educator. This week she joins the fellas to talk about the fawn response. What is the fawn response you may ask? It's one of your stress responses, silly. You know those types of conversations that sort of blow your mind wide open and fundamentally change the way you see the worl…
 
Kimm joins the fellas from the land of mushrooms to tell them all about her life and how cancer has been there from the beginning. The OG. Leukemia as a kid, salivary gland carcinoma as an adolescent, thyroid cancer as an adult. Having three different cancers and dealing with that BS in two different continents has provided Kimm with a life that is…
 
Jeremie learns the harsh reality of what it means when they tell you "we gave the family dog to a farm." Bri guy gives his account of living with the 'vid. Turns out Jer may or may not have been a super spreader. Speaking of COVID — the headaches can be absolutely brutal, but why? Big news from Health Canada. The ban has finally been lifted for men…
 
Dave Seglins is a long-time Canadian radio, television and on-line journalist, who has covered domestic and international affairs, policing, government and corporate corruption for many years. In 2010, Dave suffered PTSD while covering a horrific Canadian court case. This set him on a path of personal healing, but also thinking critically about the…
 
Alexi is a 34 year old suffering from Tourette's. Alexi's condition doesn't present with loud outbursts of swear words. Instead his Tourette's presents through aggressive and persistent ticks/twitching. This week Alexi joins the fellas to go deep into his struggle with Tourette's and how he manages his ticks. From online support groups to Jim Carre…
 
Welp... The psychopath of the group is the first one to contract COVID. And the narcissist is convinced he's immune. This week we had to forego our FGF recording because Bri Guy is down and out. But fear not. We're going back in time (to March 13th, 2020 to be exact) to relive the moments where sh*t began hitting the fan. Before we truly knew what …
 
Claire Bidwell Smith is a therapist, renowned grief expert, and the author of three books of nonfiction: The Rules of Inheritance, After This: When Life is Over Where Do We Go? and Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief. She's also the host of the Lemonada podcast ""New Day"". Today she sits with the fellas to dive into her own experiences with grief …
 
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