52 episodes

Debbie and her guests take a deep dive into taboo topics such as sex, money, death, mental health and more, in hopes to de-stigmatize them and start a conversation.

Uncomfortable Debbie Roche

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

Debbie and her guests take a deep dive into taboo topics such as sex, money, death, mental health and more, in hopes to de-stigmatize them and start a conversation.

    I Call B******t

    I Call B******t

    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 Love Advocate Andrea Hill on calling yourself out on your own b******t. Andrea explains how working on YOU by calling yourself out on your own b******t, will allow you to feel more empowered, helping you to find a relationship that aligns with your true self.
    About Our Guest:


    Andrea Hill is a b******t disturber, blindspot revealer, and love seeking missile. She guides you in doing the work required to have the love you desire.


    You might recognize Andrea from the very first podcast episode where I chatted with her and Jill Prescott about love, sex and relationships – and what a great conversation it was. In this episode Andrea and I talk about calling yourself out on your own b******t.
     
    Please note that there is some adult language in this episode so pop on those headphones!

    If you enjoyed our conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!
    You can also watch the video of our interview over on YouTube by clicking here.
    Resources:
    You can follow Andrea over on her website + social media:
    www.andreahill.love
    Find our more about Andrea’s “I Call B******t” program by clicking here.
    Instagram: @_andreahill_

    • 53 min
    Life as an Exclusive Companion

    Life as an Exclusive Companion

    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 Taylor, model and exclusive companion who answers the above questions. Amy also talks about her experience of dealing with haters on and offline and explains the pros and cons of legalizing the sex industry.
    About Amy:

    Amy Taylor is the an exclusive companion based in the United States.  She is an MBA, a commercial pilot, a several-time cover model on Playboy, Maxim, FHM, L’Officiel, and inside Esquire, GQ, and Sports Illustrated.  When she's not in front of the camera, she’s enjoying the sunny skies flying, keeping fit at her gym in Los Angeles, or at the beach playing with her dog.

     
     
    Please note that there is some adult language in this episode so pop on those headphones!

    If you enjoyed our conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!
    Resources:
    You can follow Amy over on her website + social media:
    www.amytaylor.com
    Instagram: @AmyTaylorLA Twitter: @amytaylor1 Facebook: @AmyTaylorinLA
     
    If you are a sex worker looking for help out of an abusive environment, please contact
    www.SWOPUSA.org (in the USA)
    Or one of the organizations listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sex_worker_organizations

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Gender Identity + Gender Affirming Surgery

    Gender Identity + Gender Affirming Surgery

    What does “Gender Identity” mean? And how could the decision to go through gender affirming surgery impact a relationship?
    In this episode of Uncomfortable, Deb chats with Vancouver’s favourite queer podcasters Sara & Chloe about Sara’s decision to go through gender affirming surgery. Sara talks us through their decision and why the surgery is important to them. And Chloe tells us how she felt when Sara shared this decision with her.  
     
    About Chloe & Sarah:
    Chloe is a queer, disabled feminist. She has worked in the non-profit sector for most of her adult life. In her free time, she produces and co-hosts the independent podcast Warriors, Bards N’ Brews with her spouse, Sara. The podcast was born of their mutual love of Xena: Warrior Princess and queer media in general (and their inability to stop talking about it). She is also a cohost of Feminist Killjoys: A Music Podcast  with Sara. She also enjoys photography, being a cat mom, and craft beer.
     
    Sara is a grad school escapee who still studies pop culture and gender theory for fun. When not at work in the nonprofit sector and being a part-time beer wrangler, they cohost Warriors Bards ‘n Brews (A Xena Podcast) with their wife and homicidal housecat, and also cohost Feminist Killjoys: A Music Podcast. They also spend a lot of time yelling about queer things on the internet.   
     
    Resources:

    Make sure to check out Sara & Chloe’s podcasts:
    Warriors, Bards ‘n’ Brews
    Feminist Killjoys
    Follow them over on social media:
    Instagram @wwb_podcast and @fkjpodTwitter @wwb_podcast and @killjoyspod
    Other Resources:
    Trans Care BC

     

    • 50 min
    Sexual Abuse Prevention through Sex Education

    Sexual Abuse Prevention through Sex Education

    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 them to have conversations about sex with children from a young age. 
    About Amy
    A sexual health educator for over 20 years, Amy Lang, MA helps parents of all beliefs talk with kids of any age about the birds and the bees. She also works with youth serving organizations and provides childhood sexuality and sexual abuse prevention training. Amy’s lively, engaging and down-to-earth style makes these uncomfortable topics easier to handle. Her professional clients include the US Air Force Youth and Family Services, Boys and Girls Clubs and numerous early childhood conferences and organizations. Amy’s talks, books, online solution center and podcast helps parents learn how to talk to their kids about this important and awkward part of life. Amy is still married to her first husband and they are getting the hang of parenting their teenage son. She lives in Seattle, WA. You can learn more about Amy and her work at BirdsAndBeesAndKids.com
    If you enjoyed our intimate conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!
     
    Resources:
    Find out more about Amy and her work by checking out her website, podcast and following her on social media:
    Website: www.birdsandbeesandkids.com
    Podcast: Just Say This!Phone in to ask a question: 1-206-926-1522
    Facebook: @birdsbeeskids
    Twitter: @birdsandbees
    Books we mentioned:
    C is for Consent by Eleanor Morrison
    It’s My Body: A Book to Teach Young Children How to Resist Uncomfortable Touch by Lory Freeman
    I Can Play it Safe by Alison Feigh
    Good Pictures, Bad Pictures: Porn-proofing Today’s Young Kids by Kirsten A. Jenson
    It’s So Amazing! A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families by Robie H. Harris
    Other resources:
    MeetCircle.com – Parental Control for Devices
    ProtectYoungMinds.org
    Rainn.org
    StopItNow.org
    SavvyParentsSafeKids.com

    • 39 min
    Overcoming Bullying

    Overcoming Bullying

    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 Canada at a young age, has used advice and techniques that she read in self-help books to overcome the trauma of bullying and even find empathy towards those who bullied her.
    In this episode, we chat with Jade about moving forward after bullying and discovering that what you were bullied for can be your biggest asset.
    About Jade
    Jade is the host of  “I’m an Adult, Now What?”, a podcast aimed at anyone who’s trying to find their way as an adult. She works in Vancouver as an actor, background actor and model. Jade is biracial immigrant who spent the first half of her life in Scotland, before moving to Canada. Through trial and error she has slowly been navigating adulthood and feels it’s important to process childhood traumas in order to move forward into a healthy adulthood.
    As always, there is some strong language in this episode so make sure to pop on those headphones.
    If you enjoyed our intimate conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!
    Resources:
    Find out more about Jade by checking out her website, podcast and following her on social media:
    Website: www.jadepattenden.com
    Podcast: I’m an adult, now what?
    Instagram: @jadepattenden
    Twitter: @jadepattenden
    Books we mentioned:
    Heal Your Body by Louise Hay

    • 46 min
    Sex With Younger Men

    Sex With Younger Men

    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 passionless marriage, she decided to try online dating in hopes for a conventional relationship with someone around her age. However, things didn’t quite go as planned and before she knew it, she had a whole bunch of young men knocking at her door. 
    About Stevie
    44-year old Stevie came out of a long passionless marriage and decided to start dating. She set up a profile on the dating app Bumble, went on a few dates with guys around her age but wasn’t feeling it, so she paused the app and kept on living the single life. Little did she know that her young son had got into her phone and changed the age range of her suitors on the dating app to 20-30-year old’s and this launched her right into a sexual awakening!
    Heads up that there is definitely some adult content and language in this episode, so make sure to pop on those headphones!!
    If you enjoyed our intimate conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!
    Resources
    Check out the Bumble App if you are looking to get back into dating! On Bumble women make the first move! Check out their article on How to stay safe on Bumble.
    Here are some great articles if you want to have lots of fun casual sex:
    The Unspoken Rules of Casual Sex – GQ Magazine
    What I learned from 10-years of 1-night stands – Shape.com
    A Guide to Safer 1-Night Stands – Clue

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

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Freakin’ LOVE this podcast!!

Can’t get enough of these interviews - I learn something new every episode. Debbie is a great host and the topics are on conversations that we should all be having. Can’t wait for the next episode!!

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I love Debbie’s sensitive, inquisitive interviewing style. This is one of my favourite podcasts ever!

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Super relatable content. And stuff we should really just talk about these days in a comfortable manner. Debbie is a genius

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