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Jason Herterich

Canada - Ontario


Image 1: A Headshot of Jason, a tall white male with short brown hair and brown eyes. He is wearing a suit with a pocket square, pinned with a boutonniere, a black bowtie, and a white dress shirt. He has a slight smile. There is a brick building in the blurred background.

Image 2: Cover art for Jason's podcast, Discomfort Zone. Two hands cupped together hold a goldfish in a small amount of water. The background is dark blue. Capitalized letters read, 'Discomfort Zone'.

Image 3: Jason is wearing over-the-head headphones and speaking into a condenser microphone sitting on a mic stand. He is wearing a shirt that reads, 'Give Pain a Voice'. He has short stubble on his face and is looking away from the camera. In the background, a grey wall.

Jason Herterich is a chronically ill and disabled podcast producer residing in Toronto, Canada. He is the host and creator of Discomfort Zone, a podcast featuring narrative-driven stories on chronic illness, disability, and mental health. He is an advisory member for D-Next Accessible Media lab, a lab dedicated to training and supporting emerging media artists with disabilities to produce stories on disability. He is also a co-host on Invisible Not Broken, a podcast featuring roundtable discussions on chronic illness and disability.

Areas of Interest:

  • Performing Arts
  • Sound Art
  • Digital Arts and Media
  • Comedy
  • Podcasting / Storytelling
  • Video Production


  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Community member
  • Instructor
  • Activist / ally


  • Consulting
  • Research
  • Communications
  • Active Listening
  • Advisory Support
  • Podcast Production
  • Writing

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Chronically ill