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Uncomfortable

52 EpisodesProduced by Debbie RocheWebsite

Comfortable conversations around uncomfortable topics.

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I Call Bullshit

July 16th, 2020

53:26

How can you stay true to yourself, so you can call in the right relationship?

In this episode of Uncomfortable, Deb chats with Self Care & Self …

Life as an Exclusive Companion

July 3rd, 2020

1:02:54

What is the difference between an "exclusive companion" and "sex work"? In what ways to do those who work in the sex industry keep themselves as safe as possible? 

In this episode of Uncomfortable, Deb chats with Amy …

Gender Identity + Gender Affirming Surgery

June 18th, 2020

50:24

What does “Gender Identity” mean? And how could the decision to go through gender affirming surgery impact a relationship?

In this episode of …

Sexual Abuse Prevention through Sex Education

May 22nd, 2020

39:05

How can parents help prevent sexual abuse happening to their kids? In this episode, Deb chats with Sexual Health Educator, Amy Lang. Amy helps educate parents and professionals about sexual abuse prevention by preparing …

Overcoming Bullying

May 8th, 2020

46:52

The trauma of racial bullying can continue affecting people of colour for a long time. Jade Pattenden, who was born in Scotland and then moved to …

Sex With Younger Men

April 24th, 2020

45:12

Stevie never expected to have a sexual awakening in her mid-forties, especially one that involved men in their 20’s. After coming out of a …

Overcoming Bulimia and Self-doubt

April 10th, 2020

47:59

In this episode of Uncomfortable, Debbie chats with Wellness & Nutrition Coach and Personal Trainer Jetty Nieuwenhuis about overcoming bulimia …

Social Distancing + Isolation

March 28th, 2020

1:23:08

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, most of us find ourselves stuck at home in self-isolation and practicing social distancing. For some, working from home …

When to Divorce Your Spouse

March 13th, 2020

57:02

Are you in a relationship that is "comfortable" but deep down something doesn't feel right? Do you want to leave your spouse but have been terrified to have the "conversation"? Then this episode is for you.

In this …

Cripping Up Sex with Eva

February 28th, 2020

40:03

In this episode of Uncomfortable, Debbie chats with Eva Sweeney, creator of Cripping Up Sex with Eva. Eva is a genderqueer disabled female who works primarily as a sex educator and freelance writer. Eva started doing …

Imposter Syndrome

February 14th, 2020

57:41

Imposter Syndrome is something that so many of us deal with. Not feeling “good enough” can stop us from pursuing a certain career, standing up for what we believe in, or even doing something fun like erotic dancing!

In …

Homesickness + Searching For Identity

January 31st, 2020

1:03:36

Do you consider your birthplace to be part of your identity? What happens when you move away from that place? Do you lose part of who you are? Or are you recreating your identity? What does it mean to be a settler in …

Sex Education for Parents & Kids

January 17th, 2020

54:08

We all learned about the birds and the bees at some point – at school, on YouTube, from our friends, or *cringe* from THAT TALK with our parents. But …

Trans Death Care

December 20th, 2019

40:57

In this episode of Uncomfortable, Debbie chats with Toni King-Rose, an advocator for Transgender Rights within funeral and death care services and offers peer support for Trans people working in the death care industry. 

Money 101 for Entrepreneurs

December 6th, 2019

57:54

In this episode of Uncomfortable, Debbie chats with Merideth Bisiker, a Certified Money Coach. We talk about money, taxes, and what to think about when you are an entrepreneur.

About Meredith

For the past 25 years, …

Absent Parents

November 22nd, 2019

59:41

In this episode of Uncomfortable, Debbie chats with Erica and Sana from the Systers With A Why podcast. The sisters share their experience growing up …

Reconciliation

November 8th, 2019

1:16:55

In this episode of Uncomfortable, Debbie chats with Chastity Davis, a mixed heritage woman of First Nations and European descent. We chat about …

Periods Part 2: Menstrual Products, Poverty, & Power

October 25th, 2019

46:54

In this episode of Uncomfortable, we chat with Madeleine Shaw, co-founder of Lunapads. Lunapads is a Vancouver based business that manufactures reusable menstrual products. We discuss period products, myths, shame, …

Periods Part 1: Period Bypassing

October 11th, 2019

56:38

In this episode of Uncomfortable, we talk to De’Nicea Hilton, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Holistic Period & Fertility Strategist. We chat …

Giving a F*ck About Climate Change

September 29th, 2019

27:08

This episode comes to you live from the Climate Strike in Vancouver. Debbie is joined by marching buddies Jessica Roberts-Farina and Peggy Liu as well as over 100,000 others from Vancouver as they strike and march for …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Reality of Your Mortality

November 25th, 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 …

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 …

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

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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