Deborah Frances-White is a stand up comedian, writer, speaker and podcaster. She is best known as the creator and host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast – which has had 20 million downloads in its first 18 months. It has just been nominated for a 2017 Aria Award for Best Podcast. She is currently writing a Guilty Feminist book for Virago at Little, Brown.
Her BBC Radio 4 show Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice is an anthology of stand-up comedy and dramatised stories about her real life experiences, including finding her biological mother and leaving a cult. The first series won The Writers’ Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy in the UK, and the second series has just aired.
Deborah is a screenwriter whose first feature film Say My Name is currently in post-production with Electric Entertainment.
She regularly speaks about diversity and inclusion in the business world, and her clients include Facebook, LinkedIn, EY and Microsoft. She was nominated for a First Woman Award for her work in diversity in 2016. Deborah is also the host and creator of Global Pillage, a diversity-based comedy panel show podcast. She is currently curating a podcast season in association with Time Peace, a British app which connects local people with refugees to build community and share skills.
The Festival of Questions: Day Pass
Julian Burnside, Oslo Davis, Geraldine Doogue, Lauren Duca, Gareth Evans, Deborah Frances-White, Rebecca Huntley, Krissy Kneen, Anna Krien, Jack Latimore, Kenan Malik, George Megalogenis, Shireen Morris, Shen Narayanasamy, Rita Panahi, Jordan Raskopoulos, Helen Razer, Jamila Rizvi, Geoffrey Robertson, Sally Warhaft, Tim Wilson
Questions for the Nation: Melbourne
Gareth Evans, Julian Burnside, Geraldine Doogue, Jack Latimore, Shireen Morris, Helen Razer, Jamila Rizvi, Deborah Frances-White, Rebecca Huntley