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Comfortable conversations around uncomfortable topics.






Episode 8 - Overcoming Self-loathing & Depression

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 incredibly talented and seemingly happy-go-luck person, she actually suffered, and still occasionally suffers from depression. Andrea is lucky enough to be in a place now where she can talk openly about her experience, in-fact she loves talking about depression and...


Episode 7 - Sex and Disability

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 about his love life, how dating can be tough as someone with a disability; and his decision to use a sex surrogate service. In Spencer’s works “I might be disabled, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get horny!” Spencer is a freelance writer, and currently contributes to Vice Media, and he is also dabbling in the world of podcasting. Feel free to...


Episode 6 - The Male Vulnerability Issue

In this week’s episode, we talk about The Male Vulnerability Issue with Connor Aylwin. After running a summer contracting business in university that employed 12 full-time people and did over $600,000 in revenue, Connor became the founding president of eHUB; the University of Alberta's very first student run incubator space. In 2014, he moved across country to Toronto to eventually run a division of Franchise Owners and was responsible for growing that division from 2 to 17 Franchisees....


Episode 5 - Money & Relationships

In this week’s episode, we talk Money & Relationships with Financial Advisor, Tracy Theemes. Prior to co-founding Sophia Financial Group, Raymond James in 2009, Tracy worked as a financial consultant with Smith Barney, a US brokerage firm and after returning to Canada was an advisor with a large bank owned investment firm. Tracy Theemes has an M.A. in Counselling Psychology. She is a Certified Financial Planner, insurance licensed and a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. Tracy was...


Update Episode - Debtalks is now Uncomfortable.

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 rebranded podcast and what you can expect! As you know, we were previously DebTalks the Podcast. I had to take a little bit of a break and rebrand because I wasn’t quite feeling that Debtalks reflected exactly what I had in mind. So after about 1-1.5yrs of a break – I’m back...


Episode 4 - The Reality of Your Mortality

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 changing the conversation around death. Michelle as a licensed funeral director and hospice volunteer and Reena in all aspects of community and family-led deathcare - they share a passion for using the conversation around death as a pathway to growth and healing. In this...


Episode 3 - A-sexuality

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 with me on the subject of a-sexuality. As someone who didn't know much about the topic, I was grateful to them both for speaking honestly, sharing their experiences and getting into their pet peeves! Both had very different realizations when they stumbled across the label...


Episode 2 - Arranging Love & Marriage

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 www.vintagematchmaking.com. Priya LOVES love and helps her clients find long term relationships. One thing that stands out about Priya's business is that she helps with 'arranged marriages', at term that can be fairly controversial here in the West. We chat about love, finding...


Episode 1 - Love, Sex, Relationships and Rabbit Killers

*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 Hill for stepping up and being the first podcast guests. It's been a long time coming but it's finally here. Episode #1 of The DebTalks Podcast is all about Love, Sex, Relationships and Rabbit Killers and you'll understand the rabbit killer reference at the 52:54 mark. (We don't...