Debbie Roche

Debbie Roche is the host and producer of Uncomfortable the Podcast.

As a lover of broadcast media and an advocate of giving underrepresented voices a platform, Debbie created Uncomfortable, a podcast that creates a safe space to talk about and explore 'uncomfortable' topics such as sex, mental health, death and much more. 

Debbie is also the Fundraising & Promotions Co-ordinator at Co-op Radio CFRO 100.5 FM, a community radio station based in Vancouver, BC. Co-op's mission is ""to produce creative and engaging programming for communities whose voices are underrepresented in the mainstream media""."

Women and Non-Binary People in Podcasting

Despite its growth, podcasting continues to struggle with diversity; often women, people of colour, LGBTQ2S and non-binary people do not see themselves represented as podcasters. Featuring a panel of diverse podcasters in Vancouver who are making the medium their own this session will discuss the role women and non-binary people are playing in transforming this emerging medium.