Uncomfortable.

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Comfortable conversations around uncomfortable topics.

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Episode 31 - Masturbation

September 16th, 2019

42:32

In this episode we chat with Cate from the Swinging Down Under podcast! Cate, and her partner Darrell are the hosts of the non-monogamous podcast Swinging Down Under. They started their journey in 2014 and wanted to pay …

Episode 30 - Being a Traditional Wife

August 30th, 2019

39:34

In this episode we chat to Nadia La Russa. Nadia describes herself as a "spiritually traditional" wife, meaning that she lives by the bible's definition of being a wife: " Wives must submit to their husbands as is …

Episode 29 - Entrepreneurship & Mental Health

August 16th, 2019

46:05

In this episode we talk to Jason Van Orden. Jason is a successful entrepreneur who openly talks about his struggles with ADHD & anxiety. Jason …

Episode 28 - Igniting Your Sensuality

August 2nd, 2019

40:23

In this episode we chat with Lisa & Paula from TrufElle about igniting your sensuality. TrufElle is a movement that provides the tools through …

Episode 27 - The Millennial Career Struggle

July 18th, 2019

1:19:10

In this episode we chat to four millennials who currently struggle or who have struggled with their career. Millennials get a bad rap for not settling in one career or trying to do too many things at once. Is it a …

Episode 26 - Shame & Vulnerability

July 5th, 2019

55:36

In this episode we talk to Rebecca Ching about shame & vulnerability. Rebecca is a therapist, speaker, writer, leadership consultant and workshop …

Episode 25 - Feeling Lost & Uncertain About My Future

June 21st, 2019

42:26

In this episode we talk to content writer and blogger Philip Volna who at a very young age, felt lost and uncertain about his future. When Philip was …

Episode 24 - Calling Off Your Wedding

June 7th, 2019

44:38

In this episode we talk to Lorie Corcuera who back in 2012 called off her wedding. It wasn’t until her partner asked her to marry him, she realized that the relationship wasn’t right for her. Calling off her wedding, …

Episode 23 - Tantric Sex

May 24th, 2019

1:15:20

In this episode we talk to Julia Kovacs who explains the history and intentions behind Tantra and Tantric Sex. Julia is an intimacy coach who's …

Episode 22 - Sex Work

May 10th, 2019

35:07

In this episode of Uncomfortable, we chat to Heidi who has been a sex worker for 10 years. Heidi shares details of her life as a sex worker and sugar baby and explains how she has found empowerment, boundary setting and …

Episode 21 - Living with Chronic Illness

April 26th, 2019

55:53

In this episode I talk to Shannon MacFarlane. Shannon remembers suffering from endometriosis from as young as 12 years old. Since then she has been …

Episode 20 - Ethical Non-Monogamous Lifestyle

April 12th, 2019

1:12:14

In this episode we explore ethical non-monogamy. I was lucky enough to chat with Tori and Soul of the Torrid Souls podcast. Tori and Soul are a same …

Episode 19 - Moving past the feeling of shame after having an abortion

April 5th, 2019

53:38

Gail was 24 when she unexpectedly fell pregnant. She was in the middle of university, wasn’t in a great financial position, therefore decided to have an abortion. Over 10 years later, she still feels regret over her …

Episode 18 - Trauma and Intimacy

March 29th, 2019

38:36

In this episode of Uncomfortable, I chat with Vancouver writer Peggy Liu. Peggy and I discuss how childhood trauma and learned behaviours can affect …

Episode 17 - Death, Money and Shame

March 22nd, 2019

35:07

Andrina Tisi, owner of www.wholelicious.com, is a health & lifestyle coach, yoga teacher & Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner based in …

Episode 16 - Cervical Fluid

March 15th, 2019

42:19

In this episode we explore Cervical Fluids. I love this topic and am so happy that I found Jessica Roberts-Farina who is an avid fan of tracking her cervical fluids! We chat about the stigma around this topic and go …

Episode 15 - Anal Health

March 8th, 2019

43:38

In this episode we explore Anal Health. Thanks to Kerin "KB" Berger Founder of Queer MEDucation who answers our questions specifically around Anal …

Episode 14 - The Birthing Story

March 1st, 2019

48:09

Every parent has their own birthing story. Jackie Chemelli shares her experience birthing her beautiful twin boys Sawyer & Miller and the …

Episode 13 - Loss & Grief

February 22nd, 2019

42:18

Megan is a Vancouver based graphic designer and creative. She is passionately driven and continuously inspired by the power of story-telling and ability to connect with others through shared experiences. At her final …

Episode 12 - Body Positivity

February 15th, 2019

54:34

Caroline MacGillivray is the founder of Beauty Night Society, a Vancouver based organization that helps build self esteem & change the lives of …

Episode 11 - Anxiety vs Depression

February 8th, 2019

44:43

It can be difficult enough navigating through life living with one mental health diagnosis. Kirsten Barkved shares her story of living with two. …

Episode 10 - Good Girls Talk Sex

January 31st, 2019

48:21
Leah Carey is a sexual communication coach who helps women learn to communicate about sex so they can get what they really want in the bedroom.  She is the creator and host of the podcast “Good Girls Talk About …

Episode 9 - What to expect at a sex party

January 25th, 2019

45:55

Christine Wild, author of Just Bad Timing, is a passionate writer, on paper and in life. She’s the host of Running Wild With Christine: Sex, Success …

Episode 8 - Overcoming Self-loathing & Depression

January 18th, 2019

36:07

In this episode I chat with Andrea Loewen. Andrea is a writer, theatre-maker, and choreographer in Vancouver, BC. However our topic today has nothing to do with any of Andrea’s amazing skills. Despite Andrea being an …

Episode 7 - Sex and Disability

January 11th, 2019

48:14

In this week’s episode, my guest is Spencer Williams, a 27 year old man who has cerebral palsy but he doesn’t let that stop him. Spencer and I talk …

Episode 6 - The Male Vulnerability Issue

January 3rd, 2019

36:23

In this week’s episode, we talk about The Male Vulnerability Issue with Connor Aylwin. After running a summer contracting business in university that …

Episode 5 - Money & Relationships

December 24th, 2018

33:40

In this week’s episode, we talk Money & Relationships with Financial Advisor, Tracy Theemes. Prior to co-founding Sophia Financial Group, Raymond …

Update Episode - Debtalks is now Uncomfortable.

December 6th, 2018

6:30

Debbie here, host of our new rebranded podcast: Uncomfortable. Comfortable conversations around uncomfortable topics.

This little 5-minute episode that you are listening to right now is just a quick update on the new …

Episode 4 - The Reality of Your Mortality

November 26th, 2017

55:39
The Reality of Your Mortality

Why are we so scared to talk about death? This is one of the questions I asked my guests Michelle Pante and Reena Lazar. Michelle and Reena co-founded WillowEoL about 1.5 years ago and are …

Episode 3 - A-sexuality

September 24th, 2017

1:08:40

I'm incredibly excited for this episode, mostly because I had the pleasure of interviewing two very open and opinionated people about a very personal topic.

A huge thanks to Christof and Sarah for being open to chatting …

Episode 2 - Arranging Love & Marriage

August 20th, 2017

51:36

 In this episode, I wanted to continue our LOVE theme and explore dating even more. This time with a focus on dating in the more traditional sense (i.e. off-line), and marriage.

I spoke with Priya Bangar, Founder of

Episode 1 - Love, Sex, Relationships and Rabbit Killers

June 4th, 2017

1:15:37

 *Revision* This episode was originally the first DebTalks podcast episode (prior to our rebrand). We love it so much that we want it to continue to be part of Uncomfortable. A big thanks to Jill Prescott & Andrea …

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