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A Medic's Mind

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Award winning and best selling Canadian author, Matthew Heneghan takes us on a journey through his perspective as a paramedic and veteran. Through storytelling and unflinching honesty, we catch a glimpse into the world of those who do their best.******* ❤️please ❤️****** 👍like | ✉️comment | 📣share… read more

251 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

Episode 250: Spooky September Stories: A True Vampire Story?

September 30th, 2022


This episode of a Medic's Mind and Spooky September is all about the infamous, terrifying and ghastly, Burlington Ripper! A serial killer with a dark and twisted side that no one suspected. Is he a vampire? Or, is her …

Episode 249: The Reclusive Architect: A Spooky September Story

September 23rd, 2022


In this spooky September story, we follow the tale of the reclusive architect. A man who lived a life of seclusion, only to have his dark secrets …

Episode 248: Constable Andrew Hong: A Hero Who Will Never Be Forgotten

September 16th, 2022


Constable Andrew Hong was tragically killed in the line of duty on September 12th, 2022. He was just 48 years old. Constable Hong was conducting …

Episode 247: Exes, Mindsets and More: Why You Should Never Wish for Karma

September 2nd, 2022


It's no secret that the dating world can be tough. With so many different dating apps and websites, it can be difficult to find someone who's right …

Episode 246: Zellers: ...and Some Spilled Milk

August 26th, 2022


A Canadian department store that was once a staple in every shopping mall across the country, Zellers has been closed for years. But for many …

Episode 245: My Week In Review: I'm writing a book, ate some sushi, and wrote a food review!

August 19th, 2022


It was a busy week for A Medic's Mind. This is a conversational episode where I tell you about my week and the happenings within it.

To stay up to date with all things, A Medic’s Mind, be sure to like and subscribe to …

Episode 244: A Soldier's Story: Grief, Remembrance, and Hope

August 13th, 2022


August 11th is a day replete with nuanced emotion for me. It's a day to remember those who have served our country and given the ultimate sacrifice. …

Episode 243: A Day At The Wharf: My Favorite Place On Earth

July 26th, 2022


Come explore with me one of my favorite places on earth - The Wharf in downtown Salmon Arm. From the iconic Prestige Hotel next door to the houseboats and ice cream stand, there's always something to do and see. If …

Episode 242: Should Trigger Warnings Be Added To All Forms of Media?

July 15th, 2022


There is a growing trend of adding trigger warnings to various forms of media. Some people believe that all forms of media should have trigger …

Episode 241: Why I’m proud to be Canadian: A love letter to my homeland

July 5th, 2022


Why I’m proud to be Canadian: A love letter to my homeland. Happy Canada Day to you all out there in the listenerverse! This episode dives into the reasons why I am so fond of this sprawling patch of land we call …

Episode 240: My Week In Review: What I Did, Who I Saw, & What I Ate

June 23rd, 2022


This week was pretty eventful! I got a new car! Kidding... no I didn't. I did however attempt to cook a rue, and that was... well... do you know what …

Episode 239: How I Met Your Mother: The Story of How My Friend and I Ended Up In New York Drinking With Carter Bays, and Craig Thomas

June 14th, 2022


My bestfriend and I were in New York City for a weekend, and we wanted to go out and have some fun. After doing some research, we found out that the creators of HIMYM (How I Met Your Mother) had based the bar featured …

Episode 238: Every Mother's Day, We Need To Talk About The Complexity Of The Holiday

May 10th, 2022


With Mother's Day having been recently upon us, the day and its particulars got me thinking about my poor ole mum. As such, I did what I often -- I …

Episode 237 (VIDEO VERSION ON SPOTIFY): Johnny Depp and Amber Heard 2022 Trial | #MeToo Story

May 5th, 2022


Trying something new with this; I am uploading a video for the first time via the podcast portal, so bear with me! The audio version is available via its usual streaming methods.


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Episode 237: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard 2022 Trial | #MeToo Story

May 5th, 2022


Episode 237 takes a look at the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial, and how that relates to me (and likely many others out there as well).

This is a …

Episode 236: Do I Like Horror Movies?

April 26th, 2022


💢Do I like horror movies?💢 Well, yes, and no... I discuss this topic after it was asked of me by a good friend of mine the other night. My ponderances on such a query made me sit in contemplation for some time before …

Episode 235: Coffee House

April 19th, 2022


I'm trying something new on this oration episode -- playing some coffee shop music in the background so as to make it feel a little more intimate, a little more like you and I are sat down talking over a nice cup of …

Episode 234: The One That Got Away

April 12th, 2022


A bit of a lighter story for you on this one, folks. This story, while 100% true, has had names, dates and places changed in order to protect the …

Episode 233: Big Willy Style

March 29th, 2022


So, he got in one little fight and now he has to live with his auntie in Bel-Air...

All jokes aside, I discuss impulse control and my thoughts on …

Episode 232: Dear Ukraine

March 23rd, 2022


With all that has been unfolding over the last several weeks, it has become evident to me that within the online realm along within the world as a …

Episode 231: Negative Talk

March 15th, 2022


Things are really polarized right now, but what do we do when those close to us begin to spill their negativity onto us in a way that becomes …

Episode 230: Checking In.

March 1st, 2022


Things have gotten rather serious as of late, and with that seriousness there comes about a renewed sense of polarization that persists in the online …

Episode 229: Truckers. and Truculence

February 9th, 2022


Well, things are a little spicy at the moment, aren't they? On this episode I break down some thoughts, views and opinions I have on divisive rhetoric and double standards toward people. It's completely possible for two …

Episode 228: CBC Interview, "The Shirt"

January 26th, 2022


CBC interview with Matthew Heneghan (former Canadian Armed Forces medic now author), and Phil Hunter (former Canadian Armed Forces medic now paramedic).  Natasha Fatah hosts two former medics who have never met, yet …

Episode 227: The PTSD List

January 11th, 2022


This last Christmas while perusing the vastness of interweb cat videos, I came across a list. It captivated my attention because the list claimed to pertain to coping with PTSD. But upon reading the list, which was a …

Episode 226: It's a Medic's Wonderful Life

December 23rd, 2021


Written with homage to, Frank Capra's, It's a Wonderful Life, this story takes personal experience and retrofits it to fiction. This is the, A …

Episode 225: Seasonal Depression

December 14th, 2021


Seasonal depression; what is it? How do you get it? More importantly, how do you get rid of it? I give you some of my insights and what I am doing …

Episode 224: What I Learned From Rittenhouse

November 19th, 2021


By now everyone knows the name, Rittenhouse. Now, this episode is not about the trial, nor the actions that lead to it. No, this is about the egregious double standard that is plaguing our social space today, and likely …

Episode 223: Beyond Friends

November 9th, 2021


Remembrance Day is once again upon us. For many veterans, myself included, this day is one rife with complexity and nuance. For me, over the years and in the course of therapy, I have found that the best way for me to …

Episode 222: Adventures in Recovery

October 26th, 2021


This past week has been a busy one; hence why there was no episode released last week. But, I am back and boy oh boy, do I have a story for you!

Recovery can be a complicated thing. It can also be friggin hilarious!!! …

Episode 221: Remembering Gratitude

October 14th, 2021


Hey, all. Happy Thanksgiving!!! I know, I know — a little late. Let's just say it's been a bit of a conflicting few days for me...

That being said, I firstly wanted to say — thank you — you all are always so kind and …

Episode 220: I Fought a Mouse, and Stacked Some Wood.

October 5th, 2021


Well, it was quite the weekend for me... I killed a mouse, and I stacked some wood. How is that relative to a podcast about mental health and recovery? Tune in and have a listen; it may just be more relevant than you …

Episode 219: Vacci-DO, Vacci-DON'T

September 28th, 2021


No matter your stance on vaccine mandates, restrictions or the virus, I think where we should be able to find common ground, is in comprehending that …

Episode 218: Elections and Anger

September 23rd, 2021



As is with all things political these days, the fallout of recent elections has garnered some very noticeable …

Episode 217: Lucky

September 15th, 2021


It can be difficult to see how lucky we are sometimes. Over this past week, I fell into that trap of absorbing only the bad. Feelings of …

Episode 216: Jack of the Lantern

September 10th, 2021


So, if you didn’t already know, I am a HUGE Halloween fan. In fact, as soon as September hits, my “watched” playlist across all streaming devices quickly shifts to all things macabre and deliciously spooky. This year, I …

Episode 215: Empty Chairs

August 31st, 2021


The news has been a tough place to ingest as of late. From forest fires, protests, viruses and now, Afghanistan. To say that I have been experiencing …

Episode 214: The Kindness.

August 18th, 2021


On the 4th of August 2021, my family and I were evacuated from our home due to the White Rock Lake fire currently ravaging B.C.'s interior.  Being evacuated is a new experience for me and having once been a first …

Episode 213: Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles and Matt Walsh... let's talk!

August 2nd, 2021


With the Olympics in full swing, and 2021 being what it is, there is no shortage of contestable occurrences at this years sporting extravaganza. And …

Episode 212: Driving NASCAR

July 20th, 2021


On this episode I reminisce about when I was just starting out as a "baby doc." Driving lights and sirens may sound like a lot of fun, and sure, part …

Episode 211: B.C. is Hurting

July 15th, 2021


As we see a gradual ease of the COVID-19 restrictions, hopes were that a return to normalcy was not too far behind. Sadly, what followed the …

Episode 210: July 6th, and the Blue Jays Suck!

July 8th, 2021


Today (July 6th) is historically a tough day for me. It holds on a painful reminder of what was taken some years ago. And on each passing year, I try …

Episode 209: Dark Humor

June 30th, 2021


On this episode we discuss the macabre sense of humor that is often concatenates itself to first responders. I share some anecdotes and opinion on the matter in hopes of peeling away some of the obfuscating nature of …

Episode 208: Creeper House

June 24th, 2021


With the abomination of heat that we currently find ourselves suffering through right now, it felt like the right time to release a summer themed episode. Again, this one on the lighter end of the spectrum. So, I think …

Episode 207: Gone Camping!

June 7th, 2021


This past weekend I experienced camping for the first time since I was in the army. I also experienced another first in camping with children. Which …

Episode 206: A Boy Named, Ryan.

May 28th, 2021


Summer is fast approaching and that means, heat, long days, warm nights and of course... memories. For me, Summer's can be tough to navigate. But this year I am trying out something a little different—instead of angrily …

Episode 205: Adventures in Vasectomy

May 7th, 2021


Yeah... it's been quite the week...

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Episode 204: Last Summer

April 24th, 2021


This episode contains a blog read from my most recent blog post over at As the days get longer and the heated days of summer approach, being back home in B.C., I can't help but to ruminate just a little …

Episode 203: California Sober?

April 13th, 2021


On this episode I discuss my viewpoints on what it means to be "California Sober," a term coined by singer/song writer, Demi Lovato.

If you like my …

Episode 202: Younger Days

April 6th, 2021


On this episode I have a blog read about an event that took place recently for me. Being in a relationship can be difficult. Being in a relationship …

Episode 201: Media, Depression, and Some Rambling!

March 30th, 2021


On this episode I may ramble a bit. But, I hope that my overall message comes through - sometimes, it's okay to not be okay - but we have to reach out for help, and it is imperative that we focus on the root causes of …

Episode 200: THIS IS 200!!!

March 23rd, 2021


On this 200th episode of the A Medic's Mind podcast, I delve into how grateful I am to be here at this milestone. I thank the audience and I discuss …

Episode 199: Matty Failure: Mistakes Were Made

March 18th, 2021


Inspired by the works of Stephan Pastis, and his latest film adaptation of his book; Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, I wrote and recorded this …

Episode 198: Welcome to the Show

March 9th, 2021


This episode discusses what it's like for medical professionals to sit down and watch the TV exploits of dramatized medical shows. Spoiler... it can …

Episode 197: Uh-Oh, Politics 2... Kind of...

March 2nd, 2021


It was a bit of a gamble to release the podcast episode I did last week, but my intent was always to release them as a two-parter. I hope this one brings it all together and more in focus of how I have been feeling as …

Episode 196: Uh-oh, Politics!

February 24th, 2021


Oh no! What the hell am I doing?! Don't worry; this is not as bad as it sounds and it's likely (hopefully) a topic that we will not have to revisit …

Episode 195: Valentine's and Spiders!

February 16th, 2021


This episode of A Medic's Mind is an oration episode where I delve into a near death experience (not really, but kinda...) As well as giving your a glimpse into how I spent my Valentine's Day.

If you like my work and …

Episode 194: The Word

February 9th, 2021


This is episode 194 of the A Medic's Mind Podcast. On this episode I discuss my thoughts and feelings about how words can have a distinct power over us. This past week I received some news that was at best, jarring and …

Episode 193: This is 38...

February 2nd, 2021


Hey everyone. So, tomorrow is my birthday and I thought I'd share some of my thoughts, views and feelings with you about it. This episode contains a blog read that I wrote, produced and narrated. I hope you enjoy it.

Episode 192: New Book Sample Chapter

January 28th, 2021


On this episode I have a sample chapter for my upcoming book; A Medic's Mind: Love, Loss and All Things In-Between.

This has been in the works for some time now and is in its final stages of editing and crafting. I hope …

Episode 191: The Body

January 20th, 2021


This episode of the podcast is a blog read that was inspired by an event that happened to me recently. A Triggering of my PTSD symptomology by …

Episode 190: Relationships and Boundaries

January 13th, 2021


This is a colloquial episode where I voice some of my viewpoints on interpersonal relationships and the importance of Boundaries.

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Episode 189: Always a Day After...

January 5th, 2021


The first episode of 2021! Happy new year, everyone. 
This story is something I wrote about the feelings that come at the end of the holidays, when …

Episode 188: Christmas Special

December 27th, 2020


This episode contains audio from CIVL 101.7fm radio; I had a story featured on their station which aired between December the 19th through to the 23rd. There are some amazing stories, musical numbers and an overall …

Episode 187: Little Orphan Matty

December 20th, 2020


This is a story that dates back to when I was a kid and my mother had newly been diagnosed with Cancer. I talk about a special wish I made on her …

Episode 185: Christmas Truce.

December 5th, 2020


This episode is not a biographical oration; this episode is a rendition of one of my favorite Christmas stories of all time—the Christmas ceasefire of World War 1.
I hope you enjoy it.

Episode 184: Philip Mann

November 29th, 2020


On this episode I speak to fellow author: Philip Mann. Check out his book; Dark Muse on Or, click the link in the show notes.

Episode 183: Not On Christmas

November 20th, 2020


I know, I know... a little early, but this isn't exactly a traditional holiday themed post; bear with me. Anyway, on this episode I must handout a …

Episode 182: Remembrance

November 12th, 2020


A day late but better to be late that not at all; this is my remembrance episode. Yesterday was Remembrance Day, and that always comes with a unique set of feelings and emotions for me. This year felt a little more …

Episode 181: Finding Laughs

October 31st, 2020


On this very, non-Halloween themed episode, I beguile you with a story about a certain celebrity and the serendipity surrounding said celebrity.

I …

Episode 180: The Last Time, But a Good Time

October 24th, 2020


This episode is dedicated to my buddy, Chris. He is no longer with us and that reality breaks my heart and the hearts of all who knew him. He was a …

Episode 179: Mum Said, "Yes!"

October 9th, 2020


This episode was inspired by a conversation that I had recently with my girlfriend, Sheena. It centers around Halloween and it is likely that many of my upcoming podcasts and blogs will do just that—I love Halloween!!

Episode 178: Q&A

October 2nd, 2020


On this episode I decide to dip into my emails and answer some of your questions that have been sent to me over the past year or so.

If you have any questions, critiques or feedback, please, email me at

Episode 177: Hi, I'm Matthew...

September 25th, 2020


This episode explains a new happening in my life. A fresh start in a new place steeped in familiarity. I'm going home; but not alone...

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Episode 176: Wishful Thinking

September 18th, 2020


2020... the year of years, so to speak, of recent times. It's been a year fraught with challenges and unexpected happenings the world over. Our ability to travel has been impacted by these changes and challenges alike. …

Episode 175: Pictures

September 11th, 2020


Inspired to write after watching a particular scene unfold on television, I was forced into rumination about my feelings on pictures and their …

Episode 174: Burning Love

September 5th, 2020


On this episode, I recount a tale of a bad date, and the promise of better times ahead. This is, Burning Love.

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Episode 173: Star Party

August 29th, 2020


In this return episode I recount a less than pleasing encounter with PTSD that I while away on vacation.


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Episode 172: Hot Moon Howling

July 6th, 2020


July 6th is a tough day for me, historically speaking. I am doing my best to stay out of the deep end of the depression pool, so I wrote a story that …

Episode 171: Father...

June 23rd, 2020


A day late but none the less relevant; here is my Father's Day post. 

Father's Day has always held obfuscating meaning for me. It had typically been …

Episode 170: Donnybrooks and Ninja Turtles!

June 17th, 2020


Finally, a new episode! Thank you for your patience and support. 

On this episode I conclude my story with a phone call to my buddy, Sean, who is featured in this anecdotal tale of mine. We discuss the event in …

Episode 169: Farnham

May 29th, 2020


This episode is a little lighter and may even elicit a chuckle or two, hopefully... 

This story takes place during my military days. Specifically, …

Episode 168: The Picture

May 17th, 2020


On this episode I speak about the cover of my book and how it came to be. I explain the nuance behind the capture. Is it a simple selfie? Surely not. Have a listen, see what you think.

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Episode 167: UpTalk With Sean Conohan

May 6th, 2020


I was recently featured on a podcast (the UpTalk Podcast) and had a conversation with its host: Sean Conohan. A distinguished paramedic and communications officer with many years of experience in the field.

Here is a …

Episode 166: The Air is Poison

April 28th, 2020


I have a blog read for you folks. Thank you for your patience while I struggle to get these episodes out there. I appreciate your support, kindness …

Episode 165: QuaranTALKING!

April 14th, 2020


Hello, folks! Sorry for the delay in getting these things out consistently, but I'm trying. On this episode I figured I would chat with you all about …

Episode 164: The COVID Special

March 30th, 2020


Sorry it's been a while, folks. On this episode I read a story that I wrote and a story that was written for me by a very dear friend. My hope is …

Episode 163: Needles And Nightmares

March 13th, 2020


This episode contains a blog read from my website: It is entitled: Needles and Nightmares. It was born from a nightmares that I woke from recently.

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Episode 162: Calling Out Heather Mallick

March 6th, 2020


On this episode I respond to an opinion piece by the Toronto Star's: Heather Mallick. Link to the article can be found in this episode's show notes.

Episode 161: Chatting With Pragmatic Paramedics - Jason and Aaron

February 28th, 2020


I was recently asked to be a guest on the Pragmatic Paramedics podcast - we discuss the book, PTSD, EMDR and yes... a dildo!


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Episode 160: The Virus

February 22nd, 2020


In lieu of current global affairs, I felt compelled to write a story that I feel relates. This is called: The Virus.

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Episode 159: Just Chattin

February 12th, 2020


On this episode I go over what has been happening for me over the past while. Enjoy!

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Episode 158: Sauga 960 Interview

February 4th, 2020


This episode is a recording of a recent radio interview that I was a part of alongside my publisher and friend, Heather Down. 

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Episode 157: Níos sine Deirfiúr,

January 22nd, 2020


Grief and depression have been holding me captive over the past couple of weeks. On this episode I share some honesty as to what that has been like …

Episode 156: Super Brat

January 11th, 2020


This episode is deeply personal to me. Our family has suffered another unimaginable loss. Writing has been my outlet for some time now... so I wrote this in hopes that it will help me heal.

Rest in peace, Lisa. 

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Episode 155: Egyptian Blue

January 2nd, 2020


Welcome to the first episode of 2020! Kicking off a brand new decade with a brand new story for you all, a story that includes some exciting news! So, grab a tea, a coffee or whatever you please, sit back and let's get …

Episode 154: Yule Laugh

December 28th, 2019


On this Christmas'y episode of the podcast, I tell you about my holiday season so far and I dive into some stories of the past. Hope you enjoy it!

Episode 153: Chapter 6, Sting

December 22nd, 2019


Merry Christmas and happy new year, everyone!

This episode contains a full, free and fully rendered chapter from A Medic's Mind the audio book! I …

Episode 152: Tonight, It's Hers...

December 14th, 2019


***Trigger warning*** (some sounds throughout the recording may be troubling to some listeners - discretion is advised)

This is a story motivated by a recurring dream/set of symptoms that I have been having as of late. …

Episode 151: A Man And His Wings

December 8th, 2019


On this episode I take a page from Mike Rowe's prestigious playbook and narrate a story that I have written and produced about a real person (other than me) in a way that make you listen till the end. It's also a …

Colonel's Chicken

December 3rd, 2019


This story takes place on Valentine's Day. I am releasing it now as my mum's birthday is coming up soon and anyone who has followed the podcast will …

Episode 149: Epiphanies with Rev.Jessie Brandon- Heather Down

November 23rd, 2019


On this episode you get to hear an interview between Heather Down (founder of Wintertickle Press the publishing house responsible for A Medic's Mind) speak about the book and how it came to be as well as some other …

Episode 148: Bookingham and Home

November 16th, 2019


Last week, I had the privilege and honour to go back to my home town for a book signing. This episode is a reflective episode of that experience as well as the unveiling on my brand new MM intro theme song!


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Episode 147: The Reality of Today

November 5th, 2019


Tomorrow comes with memory of what can only be described as the worst of my time. I am feeling low, sullen and sad. I figured I'd bleed thoughts into …

Episode 146: The Lifeless Driver

October 28th, 2019


This is a blog read episode of a story that came to me the other night while sitting in a contemplative state.

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Episode 145: Bitter Sweet

October 19th, 2019


In lieu of today being the day of the book signing, here is: bitter sweet...

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Episode 144: Grateful

October 13th, 2019


On this episode I struggle through a man cold to bring you a narrative of what I am grateful for on this looming Thanksgiving day!

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Episode 143: The Objective Inadequate

October 6th, 2019


This episode is a blog read of my most recent post over at:

I tell a story of inadequacy and how the mind can make you believe something that may not actually be true.

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Episode 142: Responding

September 20th, 2019


This episode is a blog read of a post that I wrote a few days ago called: Responding... have a listen, I think it will makes sense as you do.

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Episode 141: Not Selfish

September 17th, 2019


I came across an online post about the late Chester Bennington. The comment section of said post was nothing short of abhorrent and dissatisfactory. I share my thoughts on the topic of suicide on this episode of A …

Episode 140: Rocking Story

September 9th, 2019


Today I have a special one for you; something really splendid happened to me recently and it really is too good not to share! This story involves a …

Episode 139: I'm Moving

September 6th, 2019


As I was packing to move to my new apartment, I came across something pretty cool. Let me share it with you on this episode of: A Medic's Mind.

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Episode 138: The Christmas Steps

August 23rd, 2019


Hey, folks! So, although this titular episode is a little out of season... I wanted to bring a little Christmas spirit into the mix. So, I have a …

Episode 137: The Pay Fallacy

August 13th, 2019


On this episode I give my opinions on the promulgated myth that just because you are paid good money, the pitfalls of a task should not affect you.

Episode 136: The Girl and Her Guitar

August 4th, 2019


Story time, on this episode of: A Medic's Mind. This one is a lighter one... enjoy.

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Episode 135: The Rumble

July 27th, 2019


On this episode I reminisce back to my first ever fight! Did we win? Have a listen and see for yourself...

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Episode 134: A Dog Named, Sadie

July 21st, 2019


This episode is on the lighter side and contains a blog read from my mischievous youth. Enjoy!

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Episode 133: From My Doorstep to Temptation

July 14th, 2019


On this episode I speak about what it is that keeps me sober and how it is that I am able to maintain that sobriety.

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Episode 132: A Man called, Brother

July 6th, 2019


July 6th is a tough day. I am trying not to get bogged down in the low of it all and instead have chosen to try and honour a friend, a man I called, …

Episode 131: Waitress Therapy

June 25th, 2019


This episode is a blog read from a post I call: Waitress Therapy.

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Episode 130: Shania

June 19th, 2019


This episode is blog read from

A story from when I was in the army... 

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Episode 129: Sunburn Second Read

June 14th, 2019


On this episode I read for you the story that is featured in the anthology: Brainstorm Revolution available where ever books are sold!

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Episode 128: Matt's Creek

June 10th, 2019


On this episode I not only explain my new intro music and the tragic circumstances surrounding it, but I tell you of another broken thing... me.

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Episode 127: Ending Paramedic Week With Stories

June 2nd, 2019


I figured it would be a good time to share some less serious anecdotal experiences with you all, so, here they are!

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Episode 126: Paramedic Services Week

May 31st, 2019


In honour of Paramedic Services Week, I have written a piece that I would like to share with you.

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Episode 125: One Night

May 21st, 2019


This is not your typical fairy tale. This is however a true story and rightly or wrongly, I am the focal point.

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EPisode 124: A Smile Hides A Frown

May 20th, 2019


On this episode I discuss what things look like from behind my mask...

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Episode 123: Any Plans?

May 12th, 2019


An episode dedicated to Mother's Day.

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Episode 121: Imsomnia Randomness

May 3rd, 2019


On this episode I babble on about some things and stuff. Also, I am not a good person (you'll see).

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Episode 120: Pleased to Dickens

April 28th, 2019


Something pretty special happened to me recently so I decided to write it down. This is a blog read of that something special!

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Episode 119: PTSD versus PTSI

April 28th, 2019


Language matters; let's talk about terms, folks

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Episode 118: Chaos Orchestra

April 23rd, 2019


This episode contains a blog read of a post written after a heinous nightmare suffered during an unplanned nap.

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Episode 117: Furorem

April 20th, 2019


This episode is a blog read of my latest prose that can be found at

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Episode 116: Stop Thinkin About It

April 16th, 2019


On this episode I discuss other people's expectations and why they can f*ck off! 

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Episode 115: Angel Aaron

April 12th, 2019


This is a blog read that will explain to you a little bit about why I hate crowded places and busy spaces. Perhaps you can relate.

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Episode 114: Yes? No? Maybe...

April 10th, 2019


On this episode I read a new piece I wrote recently that discusses my inability to date on a serious, committed level.

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Episode 113: Brother, I Got You

April 6th, 2019


On this episode I speak ambiguously to a fellow brother and healer of the sick, dying and wounded. A man who is struggling.

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Episode 112: Let's Talk Nightmares

April 4th, 2019


On this episode I dive into what nightmares are like for me. I go into detail about what they look like, what I feel like and what I do during and afterwards to cope.

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Episode 111: Writing

April 4th, 2019


On this episode I talk about the writing process and what you can expect from the book itself.

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Episode 110: A Week In The Mind

March 31st, 2019


I give out an update of my book, A Medic's Mind as well as discuss some of the upcoming and prior EMDR sessions that I have recently been exposed to. 

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Episode 109: Back To New York

March 29th, 2019


On this episode I tell you a story about my second trip to NYC and what it was like to drink beer with Carter Bays and Craig Thomas (the creators of How I Met Your Mother).

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Episode 108: Dear Friend

March 24th, 2019


On today's episode I read for you a letter that I wrote to a friend following a conversation we had the other night. I have some shared feelings with …

Episode 107: Advice For New Medics

March 22nd, 2019


On this episode I throw out some subjective advice and thoughts for new medics entering or thinking about entering the profession. I also touch on what it's like to leave the profession before you feel you are ready …

Episode 106: Untitled

March 21st, 2019


This episode contains a piece that I am working on for the upcoming book, A Medic's Mind. It is not a complete piece. It is just to give you an idea of some of the stuff I am working on as well as what you can expect …

Episode 105: Turn It Around

March 19th, 2019


Yesterday was a bad day with relation to PTSD symptomology and I have some things to say about it. I also talk about the importance of "turning it …

Episode 104: Ambulance Stories

March 15th, 2019


On this episode I beguile you with some tales from the boo-boo bus! 

Have a listen, see what you think.

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Episode 103: The Kit List

March 14th, 2019


On this episode I discuss the importance of a kit list and how I have been unwittingly using one as a civilian in my daily upkeep against PTSD.

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Episode 102: My Response To Fifth Estate OPP Interview

March 13th, 2019


Acting OPP Commissioner Gary Couture has just failed his entire police service. He claims there is no link between PTSD and being an OPP member - …

Episode 101: Rear View

March 11th, 2019


On this episode I read an original piece that is not featured on This is work in progress but if you'd like to e-mail me with …

Episode 100: Heather

March 10th, 2019


On this, the 100th episode of A Medic's Mind, I have my good friend and publisher, Heather Down on the podcast to speak about Brainstorm Revolution, …

Episode 99: The Gretzky Episode (More About Me)

March 9th, 2019


Episode 99, folks (the Gretzky episode). This one is a bit of a step away from the macabre styled nature of what I normally discuss and instead is an …

Episode 98: To Pill Or Not to Pill... That, is the question

March 8th, 2019


On this episode I discuss some of the reasons behind my apprehension towards taking pills to assist me in my plight against PTSD. 

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Episode 97: Embrace The Unknown

March 5th, 2019


In the midst of some rather serendipitous blessings by the universe, I think I have finally found my new mantra - embrace the unknown!

On this episode I talk about a blanket, a streamer, depression and resilience! Sit …

Episode 96: I Wanted To Be a Hero.

March 4th, 2019


Been a busy couple of days for me with book signings and a rough few nights with respect to nightmares (adventure sleeping). Today's episode contains a blog read about what has been on my mind throughout these …

Episode 95: Another Book Signing

March 3rd, 2019


Well, another book signing is in the... books... (bad pun). Anyway, it's done, complete and what a great time it was. It wasn't without its vexations mind you, but it was great nonetheless. 

I share my thoughts on how …

Episode 94: Thursday Night Nightmares

March 1st, 2019


On this episode I dive into what it's like to start EMDR and give some thoughts, worries and feelings towards that and nightmares.

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Episode 93: Paramedic (Thank You)

February 28th, 2019


I have some thoughts on what it was like being a paramedic and what it all means to me now.

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Episode 92: Irony of an Imbecile

February 26th, 2019


This podcast contains a blog read from my website:

Had a recurring nightmare last night, so I wrote a post about it and my thoughts towards it.

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Episode 91: McChicken Down

February 25th, 2019


Find out how I combine women, McDonalds and failed romance in this episode of a blog read from

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Episode 90: Lexicological Drill Sergeant

February 24th, 2019


So, I've decided to start doing something - find out what that something is on this episode of A Medic's Mind The Podcast!

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Episode 89: Nightmare Basket

February 23rd, 2019


On this episode I dive into what has been keeping me awake at night and some of the tools that I am utilizing to help combat that. 

Want to know what …

Episode 88: The Photograph

February 21st, 2019


Lat night I came across something that evoked some pretty strong emotions from me. I wrote a blog post about it over at:

As I so often do, I turned it into a podcast episode, I hope you enjoy it! Or in …

Episode 87: Recurring Nightmare

February 19th, 2019


On this episode I speak of what it is like to suffer from recurring nightmares and what I do to combat the lingering after-effects of said anathematization.

Have a listen, see if you relate.

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Episode 86: Social Media

February 18th, 2019


On this episode I talk about social media and how and when to walk away.  If you're interested, take a seat, have a listen, see what you think. 


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Episode 85: The Chairs Are Purple

February 16th, 2019


This episode is a blog read that was motivated by the events of an event that I had the honor of taking part of recently. These are some of those events and thoughts surrounding them.

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Episode 84: Six-months!

February 13th, 2019


Come, celebrate six-months of sobriety with me. I have some thoughts on what I have learned in the first six-months of my sobriety, I'd like to share them with you.

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Episode 83: 1-Victory, then 2...

February 12th, 2019


In the midst of a depression dip, I figured I'd come on and record some thoughts about what it is that has been rolling around in the ol' medic's …

Episode 82: Nocturnal Bellum

February 10th, 2019


This episode contains my latest blog read of the same title. I hope you are able to take something away from it. Thank you for your support, I am not averaging over 70 listens per episode, that's incredible! Thank you!!

Episode 81: Cupid's Rusty Arrow

February 9th, 2019


Valentines Day is fast approaching, so, I got some thoughts on that day and the little f***er with the arrows!

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Episode 80: Staging

February 7th, 2019


On this episode I talk about "staging" and what that means in paramedic land. This is a point of contention with a lot of medic's and their sup's, we'll break it down on this episode of, A Medic's Mind The Podcast.


Episode 79: Goose

February 5th, 2019


This episode is of a blog read where the titular hero is the main focal point of the prose. I hope you enjoy it, and find it as amusing as I do and …

Episode 78: Dawson And The Thesaurus

February 4th, 2019


This episode I dive into what it's like to be an old man now (my birthday) as well as revealing some confessions replete with music and song...  Have …

Episode 77: Toe Grabber

February 2nd, 2019


This episode is where I express how angry I wish not to be and some of the tools I am using to make that happen.

Find out more on this episode!

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Episode 76: Vortex of Thought

February 1st, 2019


This episode contains a blog read that was written about a flashback that I suffered through when in my therapists office. Have a listen if you'd like to know more.


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Episode 75: I Was Brave... Once...

January 31st, 2019


On this episode I am so rudely awoken by another nefarious bout of adventure sleeping (nightmares) and these are some of my thoughts about the unwanted trip to adventure land!

I was brave... once... long ago...

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Episode 74: Okay, Let's Talk

January 30th, 2019


This episode is in honour of Bell Let's Talk day, 2019.

I have written a story about a man that I once knew and how his death taught me a very important life lesson about suicide and depression.

Greg, this one is for …

Episode 73: Time Is All I Need

January 27th, 2019


I had a friend reach out to me recently and his situation got me to thinking rather introspectively about my own demons and the nature of alcohol and …

Episode 72: Yes, Warrant!

January 25th, 2019


This episode contains a blog read from a post that I had written some time ago. It is a first hand tale of my time in the army and some of the... interesting things that can happen when you are a private in the forces.

Episode 71: Bullies Of The Mind And The Playground!

January 24th, 2019


There is a titular hint as to what this episode contains - we're talkin bullies! 

Strap in, the c-bombs are plenty!

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Episode 70: Tickets, Please

January 22nd, 2019


This episode I read a new blog post that I have written over at,

This is about an event coming up and some of the thoughts that I have towards it as well as something that I am doing for that event to …

Episode 69: That 70's Savior

January 19th, 2019


Had a hard day, bad nap and nasty headache today; I tell you all about it on this episode of, A Medic's Mind The Podcast.

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Episode 68: Jackets Part 1 & 2

January 18th, 2019


This episode combines both reads of Jackets part 1 & 2.


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Episode 67: Jackets - Part 2

January 18th, 2019


On this episode I read the second part to my earlier podcast/blog; Jackets!

This one is about my paramedic jacket and what it meant to me, represented to me and what it all means to me now.

If you feel like it, have a …

Episode 66: Bro-sponder's

January 17th, 2019


On this episode I speak about having coffee with a fellow first responder and friend. 

It is nice to be able to speak openly and pointedly with someone who "gets it".

Have a listen.

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Episode 65: Gillette

January 15th, 2019


On this episode I discuss masculinity and what role it has played in my life as well as the bravado that at times has hindered me.

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Episode 64: Just One Thing

January 15th, 2019


Today was kind of a rough one for me. It was a day of unique and potent challenges and with that comes repercussion, rumination and introspective brooding - things I excel at!

In this long winded and somewhat chaotic …

Episode 63: Jackets. Part 1

January 13th, 2019


On this episode I read for you something that I am currently working on and am hoping to published into an upcoming book that I hope to release or at least finalize this year.

This is called Jackets. I will not say too …

Episode 62: A New York State Of Mind

January 12th, 2019


On this episode I think back to my bro-trip with my best buddy, Drew, to New York City! 

What an epic time it was; we got drunk with the creators of the show: How I Met Your Mother, won free Letterman Tickets, saw Tom …

Episode 61: Adventure Sleeping

January 11th, 2019


Another unforgiving night plagued with nightmares; these are some of my thoughts...

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Episode 60: Page 33

January 10th, 2019


This episode consists of a blog read that was written after our most recent book signing. 

Something really positive happened to me while I was out at the book signing and I felt the need to write some things down... so …

Episode 59: Books And Signings And Coffee Oh My!

January 9th, 2019


On this episode you can hear me speak about our latest book signing as well as learn about where and when our next one will be! 

(Spoiler - Brampton, Ontario - Quarry Edge Chapters).

Listen to it here, on A Medic's Mind …

Episode 58: Fear And The Flu

January 8th, 2019


Amidst man-flu 2019, I am also beleaguered by PTSD and its nefarious nighttime torment - nightmares.

Here, I orate some what I am feeling at 04:45 on a Tuesday...

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Episode 57: Mia

January 7th, 2019


On this episode, find out why I am the antonym to romance. Also, who is Mia? Find out on this episode of, A Medic's Mind The Podcast.

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Episode 56: This One's For You...

January 6th, 2019


This episode is a little different than what I usually propagate, but I felt it was the right way to go. Have a listen, see what you think.


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Episode 55: Medic Matty

January 5th, 2019


I recently had a conversation with a good buddy of mine about a medical drama on TV. He asked me a question related to one of the treatment modalities and it got me to thinking about how my brain used to work when in, …

Episode 54: Nick And I

January 4th, 2019


On this episode I am speaking with Nick from,

We discuss depression and what that means to us, as well as diving into our …

Episode 53: New Year, Same Day

January 3rd, 2019


On this episode I read from one of my most recent blog posts over at It's the start of a brand new year, and this is what I was …

Episode 52: Year In Review

January 2nd, 2019


Well, 2018 has been a year folks. These are my thoughts on it.

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Episode 51: Natalie Harris

December 31st, 2018


On this episode I have the one and only, Natalie Harris! Author of, Save My Life School and Daily Lessons From Save My Life School as well as, …

Episode 50: Bro Talk 2

December 31st, 2018


Half way to 100, what better way to hit the halfway point than with an episode of, Bro Talk!

On this episode you will hear us discuss celebrities …

Episode 49: Hello, Reaper

December 28th, 2018


On this episode I read from a blog that I wrote over at, I had a horrible sleep, a slumber enamoured by nightmare and pernicious memory recall.  I speak about it all on this episode.


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Episdoe 48: All I Could Want For Christmas

December 27th, 2018


On this episode, you will hear me orate why I think depression is just a big ol' bag of dicks and a bold faced liar!

You will also hear me talk …

Episode 47: And To All A Good Night

December 26th, 2018


Hear how I spent the last few hours of Christmas and why those moments meant so much to me.

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Episode 46: A Christmas Story

December 25th, 2018


A read from my latest blog over at, This is my first venture into fiction writing and it just felt a little more fitting than anything that I have been writing and thinking on lately.

Enjoy! And Merry …

Episode 45: Holiday Blues

December 24th, 2018


Sorry, folks, not a very jovial episode. This is an oration episode where I discuss my proclivity towards negative thought, and my struggle to …

Episode 44: The Phone Call

December 23rd, 2018


On this episode you will hear me orate my most recent blog post from,

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Episode 43: Bro Talk

December 22nd, 2018


On this episode I have my first call in to the podcast and we discuss being a soldier and being a medic. 

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Episode 42: Stories By Medic

December 21st, 2018


On this episode you can hear some festive and perhaps raunchy tales from my time on the ambulance. 

Sit back, grab some nog or whatever you wish, …

Episode 41: Cognitive What Now's?!

December 21st, 2018


On this episode you hear me discuss my issues with confidence and perceptions towards life, love, self and other's.

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Episode 40: So, This Is Christmas

December 19th, 2018


On this episode I read a blog post I wrote about a call that I responded to when I was a paramedic. And of course, it takes place around Christmas time...


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Episode 39: Giving Thanks

December 18th, 2018


An older post, but still relative to how I am feeling around Christmas time.


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Episode 38: The Interview And The Question

December 16th, 2018


I was recently interviewed by a local radio station for the promotion of the book, Brainstorm Revolution, and it was... interesting. An overall great …

Episode 37: Almost Famous...

December 15th, 2018


On this episode, find out about my early career on the radio and why that is important today.


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Episode 36: The Grinch In Me

December 13th, 2018


It's holiday season and I am in no way feeling festive nor bright and cheery. The yuletide train skipped my stop - I discuss it on this episode of, A …

Episode 35: Not So Serious #5

December 11th, 2018


Another installment of, Not So Serious. Come, sit back and listen to tales of a man named, Snook, and how he almost killed a stripper...


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Episode 34: Mingling With Muggles...

December 10th, 2018


Today, I speak about interactions with the "normal," of the world and contemplate a PTSD protocol book for my mind.


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Episode 32: Happy Birthday, Mum

December 8th, 2018


Today, December the eighth would have been my mother's 70th birthday. I had some thoughts and feelings that I wanted to share with you.


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Episode 31: Oops!

December 7th, 2018


On this episode I discuss why I think I'm an asshole, and reasons why I probably shouldn't.


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Episode 30: Another night, Another Bad Dream

December 7th, 2018


I just woke from a nightmare, here are some of my thoughts.


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Episode 29: What NOT To Watch

December 4th, 2018


I am usually pretty careful about what I watch due to triggers regards PTSD, but sometimes I am careless with WHAT I select to watch... Find out …

Episode 28: Smells And Confirmations

December 3rd, 2018


On this episode I discuss further details about what PTSD has been like for me over the past several days.


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Episode 27: Triggers

December 2nd, 2018


On this episode I speak about triggers and the ways in which I handle them... or try to...


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Episode 26: Entitlement

December 1st, 2018


On this episode I reveal some of my annoyances towards entitled people and how that impacted me as a medic.


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Episode 25: Ma'am, I'm Sorry

November 30th, 2018


On this episode I read a blog post from and tell you what it's like to have to say, I'm sorry in the face of defeat...


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Episode 24: Not So Serious 4

November 30th, 2018


Another installment of, Not So Serious, this one is called: There Was A Guy Named, Jason...

This is a story motivated by the man himself. He brought this story to my attention and thus caused an immediate call to …

Episode 23: I Would

November 29th, 2018


On this episode I speak about what it was like to be a paramedic and answer the question on if I would do it all again...


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Episode 22: Sunburn

November 28th, 2018


On this episode I read from an anthology that I am published into; Brainstorm Revolution, available at Chapters-Indigo and Amazon! Great book, please …

Episode 21: Not So Serious 3

November 27th, 2018


Another installment of; Not So Serious. These unabashed confessions of some of the more lighter moments that have transpired in my life, this one is about currency exchange...


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Episode 20: Regrets

November 26th, 2018


On this episode I discuss regret and what it's like to shower in it. I also talk myself out of that shower and into a better place. Have a listen, maybe you can relate!


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Episode 19: Please Won't You

November 24th, 2018


A blog read from a call that I once responded to as a paramedic.


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Episode 18: Hard Knocks

November 23rd, 2018


On this episode you can hear me lament about some of my more problematic PTSD symptoms and how the "normals" can easily set them off.


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Episode 17: F@%k You, Big D

November 22nd, 2018


On this episode, I talk about depression and how it manifests itself within me. This is a blog read episode and admittedly there are some inconsistencies with the audio, but it's listen-able... yeah...


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Episode 16: Sh*tty Days

November 20th, 2018


On this episode I explain how I feel about this already shitty week!

Give it a listen, maybe you can relate. Oh! There is a pick-me-up at the end ;)


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Episode 15: Not So Serious 2

November 20th, 2018


A little mood lightener. I can't promise that this will be objectively funny, but it was a good time reminiscing on some of these events! Enjoy!


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Episode 14: Hey Cap'

November 19th, 2018


On this episode I reveal the causation of one of my recurring nightmares. This was a hard one to write as well as narrate.

Have a listen, on this episode of, A Medic's Mind.


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Episode 13: Super Matt

November 15th, 2018


This episode contains a blog read of one of my favorite posts. Sit back, listen and enjoy the tale of - Super Matt!!!


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Episode 12: Waking Up The Dead

November 15th, 2018


On this episode I orate my feelings after waking up from an insidious nightmare. Have a listen, maybe you can relate...


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Episode 11: Dinner For One

November 14th, 2018


On this episode we discuss bad exes and dinner's for one. Come join me.


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Episode 10: Tapestry Of Torment

November 13th, 2018


On this episode, you will hear me narrate blog post that I wrote a while back. It is about nightmares and how they manifest themselves within my aching medic's mind.


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Episode 9: Sober

November 11th, 2018


Today is Remembrance Day, a hard day all around. I have some things I needed to say.


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Episode 8: Not So Serious

November 10th, 2018


A friend reached out to me and said that he cant wait for some light-hearted podcasts... so, I attempt one here.

Sorry for the noise quality, I dont have a pop filter as of yet.


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Episode 6: Can't Sleep

November 8th, 2018


I couldn't sleep last night because of a myriad of different ailments. I speak about them on this episode of, a Medic's Mind.


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Episode 3: About Joan

November 6th, 2018


My mother's anniversary is here... the first year of her passing. I had some things that I wanted to share, so, here they are.


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Episode 5: Ramblings of Remembrance

November 6th, 2018


Amidst a grief spike, I had some things to say. You can listen to em here, if you so choose.


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Episode 4: The Letter

November 5th, 2018


On this episode I read a letter that I wrote. It is a letter to an... old friend... check it out, on this episode of, a Medic's Mind.


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Episode 2: The Book Signing

November 4th, 2018


Hear my ramblings on the book signing I had the privilege of attending today!


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Episode 1: Every "Witch" Way

November 1st, 2018


A reading of one of my blog posts that was inspired by an event that happened to me a few mornings ago.


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