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The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show

Australian Journalist, TV Presenter and author Jessica Rowe jumps past the small talk, and goes big and deep with some of our most loved personalities. From love to loss, and everything in between Jess will show you a different side of her

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Season 1


Dannii Minogue ‘If it doesn’t spark joy I move on’

Dannii Minogue knows a thing or two about resilience and reinvention. As a singer, songwriter, actress, TV personality, fashion designer and mother Dannii says staying ‘true to her joy’ keeps her on course when making the big decisions that have led to her being the international star that she is today. Jess sat down with Dannii on her 50th birthday to talk about the importance of this milestone she calls a ‘midlife celebration’ and the past events that keep driving her to enjoy every second of this precious life she’s been given.  Also in this episode Jess goes deep with Dannii to find out how she dealt with the phone hacking scandal, why being attacked in the media for her figure left her damaged, and what finally helped her learn to love and appreciate her body. Life has taught Dannii to pay close attention to the spark inside of her, and if the joy isn't there, she moves on. Check out Dannii Minogue hosting The 90's podcast series and you can also hear her weekdays on  Oldskool 90's hits  all via the LiSTNR app  If you fancy a glass of bubbly in celebration of Dannii's 50th, Yellowglen's limited edition 50 Years of Celebration Yellow & Pink Brut Cuvée is available nationally now in all good liquor retailers

Dannii Minogue ‘If it doesn’t spark joy I move on’

Dannii Minogue knows a thing or two about resilience and reinvention. As a singer, songwriter, actress, TV personality, fashion designer and mother Dannii says staying ‘true to her joy’ keeps her on course when making the big decisions that have led to her being the international star that she is today. Jess sat down with Dannii on her 50th birthday to talk about the importance of this milestone she calls a ‘midlife celebration’ and the past events that keep driving her to enjoy every second of this precious life she’s been given.  Also in this episode Jess goes deep with Dannii to find out how she dealt with the phone hacking scandal, why being attacked in the media for her figure left her damaged, and what finally helped her learn to love and appreciate her body. Life has taught Dannii to pay close attention to the spark inside of her, and if the joy isn't there, she moves on. Check out Dannii Minogue hosting The 90's podcast series and you can also hear her weekdays on  Oldskool 90's hits  all via the LiSTNR app  If you fancy a glass of bubbly in celebration of Dannii's 50th, Yellowglen's limited edition 50 Years of Celebration Yellow & Pink Brut Cuvée is available nationally now in all good liquor retailers

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EP09 - S1

19 Oct 21

Firass Dirani is a 'free thinker' not a fighter

Behind the class clown facade Firass Dirani is a deep and free thinker. Growing up Lebanese in the Western Suburbs of Sydney he developed a people pleasing persona to be liked instead of marginalized for being different, but if you look beyond his name, Firass says compassion and cultural understanding is the key to unlocking who he really is.  In this episode Jess Rowe sits down with the award winning actor as he recalls the hedonistic days of fame after Underbelly and the moment he told his partying friends it was all over. How a voice inside helped him see his life from a different perspective, and the decision to step back from the alcohol that once helped him navigate fame. Firass also reveals the staggering first pay cheque he received and why his mum thought he was holding it upside down, and despite ruffling feathers on SAS Australia, by staying true to his belief system and sticking to who he is he was able to uncover his greatest strength. If you'd like to follow and stay up to date with Firass you can find him here

Firass Dirani is a 'free thinker' not a fighter

Behind the class clown facade Firass Dirani is a deep and free thinker. Growing up Lebanese in the Western Suburbs of Sydney he developed a people pleasing persona to be liked instead of marginalized for being different, but if you look beyond his name, Firass says compassion and cultural understanding is the key to unlocking who he really is.  In this episode Jess Rowe sits down with the award winning actor as he recalls the hedonistic days of fame after Underbelly and the moment he told his partying friends it was all over. How a voice inside helped him see his life from a different perspective, and the decision to step back from the alcohol that once helped him navigate fame. Firass also reveals the staggering first pay cheque he received and why his mum thought he was holding it upside down, and despite ruffling feathers on SAS Australia, by staying true to his belief system and sticking to who he is he was able to uncover his greatest strength. If you'd like to follow and stay up to date with Firass you can find him here

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EP08 - S1

12 Oct 21

Curtis Stone loves ‘living on the edge’

Curtis Stone has a thick skin, and a big heart. While the superstar chef and TV personality continues to build on his successful international career he’s also managed to keep his feet firmly on the ground. In this episode Jess digs deep with Curtis to find out what he has learned from his mistakes, why he thrives in high pressure high risk environments and how pivoting his Michelin star restaurant in the pandemic brought success in the most unexpected way Curtis believes in second chances and says employing ex-prisoners in his restaurants is the biggest gift of all by giving people a hand up not a handout. To stay up to date with Curtis you can visit his website here

Curtis Stone loves ‘living on the edge’

Curtis Stone has a thick skin, and a big heart. While the superstar chef and TV personality continues to build on his successful international career he’s also managed to keep his feet firmly on the ground. In this episode Jess digs deep with Curtis to find out what he has learned from his mistakes, why he thrives in high pressure high risk environments and how pivoting his Michelin star restaurant in the pandemic brought success in the most unexpected way Curtis believes in second chances and says employing ex-prisoners in his restaurants is the biggest gift of all by giving people a hand up not a handout. To stay up to date with Curtis you can visit his website here

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EP07 - S1

5 Oct 21

Stephanie Rice ‘You have to look fear in the eye’

Olympic swimming champion Stephanie Rice won three gold medals at the Beijing Games all in world record breaking time. This earned her the honour of receiving the Order of Australia Medal (OAM). But coming to terms with life after swimming hasn't been easy for Steph. In this deep and honest conversation Jess and Steph explore what it was like being the best in the world at 20 years old, and how she used visualisation to create a champion mindset. Steph also reveals the emptiness and loneliness she felt when rediscovering herself outside of the pool, questioning if she’d already hit her peak in life. But Steph isn't afraid to do the work, and wants you know that you too can find empowerment by looking fear straight in the eye. To find out more about Steph and her mind mentoring and swim programs visit here

Stephanie Rice ‘You have to look fear in the eye’

Olympic swimming champion Stephanie Rice won three gold medals at the Beijing Games all in world record breaking time. This earned her the honour of receiving the Order of Australia Medal (OAM). But coming to terms with life after swimming hasn't been easy for Steph. In this deep and honest conversation Jess and Steph explore what it was like being the best in the world at 20 years old, and how she used visualisation to create a champion mindset. Steph also reveals the emptiness and loneliness she felt when rediscovering herself outside of the pool, questioning if she’d already hit her peak in life. But Steph isn't afraid to do the work, and wants you know that you too can find empowerment by looking fear straight in the eye. To find out more about Steph and her mind mentoring and swim programs visit here

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EP06 - S1

21 Sep 21

Sarah Wilson says ‘Wrestling with yourself is key’

Sarah Wilson wants to make living a more conscious life sexier than the status quo. The best selling author, minimalist and philanthropist prefers hiking to shopping, and is happy to live off a minimum income and dedicate her life to being of service. A life she describes as ‘a little bit awesome’. In this episode Sarah reveals the ‘smoke and mirrors’ of her life as editor of Cosmo magazine, why she’s thankful for the times she was ‘shoved’ into the unknown, and how being rendered choiceless in a pandemic is the ultimate freedom for her. Sarah and Jess dig deep on finding love as a woman who is unapologetically herself, and why fostering children brings her joy and helps her explore types of love that go beyond the standard protocols of marriage and having a partner. Listen to Sarah's podcast WILD here Find out more about Sarah's upcoming tour, her books and read her blog here If this conversation brings up issues for you help is available by calling Lifeline 13 11 14 for a safe place to talk day and night.

Sarah Wilson says ‘Wrestling with yourself is key’

Sarah Wilson wants to make living a more conscious life sexier than the status quo. The best selling author, minimalist and philanthropist prefers hiking to shopping, and is happy to live off a minimum income and dedicate her life to being of service. A life she describes as ‘a little bit awesome’. In this episode Sarah reveals the ‘smoke and mirrors’ of her life as editor of Cosmo magazine, why she’s thankful for the times she was ‘shoved’ into the unknown, and how being rendered choiceless in a pandemic is the ultimate freedom for her. Sarah and Jess dig deep on finding love as a woman who is unapologetically herself, and why fostering children brings her joy and helps her explore types of love that go beyond the standard protocols of marriage and having a partner. Listen to Sarah's podcast WILD here Find out more about Sarah's upcoming tour, her books and read her blog here If this conversation brings up issues for you help is available by calling Lifeline 13 11 14 for a safe place to talk day and night.

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EP05 - S1

14 Sep 21

Julia Morris 'I'm trying to calm my farm'

With self-belief and determination TV Host, Actor and Stand-up Comedian Julia Morris is at the pinnacle of her television career. But her road to stardom hasn’t always been glamorous.  In this episode Jess goes deep with Julia to find out how she stayed true to herself in an industry that can chew you up- especially if you’re a woman, believing what she has to give is enough without validation, how her relationship with her body has changed, and why she’s more confident than ever to speak up, and pave a better way for younger women following in her footsteps. If you're like us and cant get enough of Julia, check out her latest book  'Julia Morris Makes it EASY' 

Julia Morris 'I'm trying to calm my farm'

With self-belief and determination TV Host, Actor and Stand-up Comedian Julia Morris is at the pinnacle of her television career. But her road to stardom hasn’t always been glamorous.  In this episode Jess goes deep with Julia to find out how she stayed true to herself in an industry that can chew you up- especially if you’re a woman, believing what she has to give is enough without validation, how her relationship with her body has changed, and why she’s more confident than ever to speak up, and pave a better way for younger women following in her footsteps. If you're like us and cant get enough of Julia, check out her latest book  'Julia Morris Makes it EASY' 

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EP04 - S1

7 Sep 21

Osher Günsberg: The other side of dark

Imagine if you could take a drug to quieten the voices in your brain, but it meant gaining 30kgs? This was a decision media personality Osher Günsberg faced when hosting live national television and the public critique that came with it. In this raw and honest conversation Jess Rowe and Osher talk about what it meant to be diagnosed with social anxiety, and despite his desperation to dull the anxiety with alcohol, drugs and gambling still feeling ordinary about himself. Osher reveals his moment of clarity before asking for help and why daily exposure therapy is a non-negotiable for him. After coming out of the other side of darkness Osher wants you to know that around the corner from pain and suffering are the good bits of life. If his story brings up issues for you help is available by calling Lifeline 13 11 14 for a safe place to talk day and night. To catch Osher on his latest TV project on TEN check out his Instagram @Osher_gunsberg for details

Osher Günsberg: The other side of dark

Imagine if you could take a drug to quieten the voices in your brain, but it meant gaining 30kgs? This was a decision media personality Osher Günsberg faced when hosting live national television and the public critique that came with it. In this raw and honest conversation Jess Rowe and Osher talk about what it meant to be diagnosed with social anxiety, and despite his desperation to dull the anxiety with alcohol, drugs and gambling still feeling ordinary about himself. Osher reveals his moment of clarity before asking for help and why daily exposure therapy is a non-negotiable for him. After coming out of the other side of darkness Osher wants you to know that around the corner from pain and suffering are the good bits of life. If his story brings up issues for you help is available by calling Lifeline 13 11 14 for a safe place to talk day and night. To catch Osher on his latest TV project on TEN check out his Instagram @Osher_gunsberg for details

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EP03 - S1

31 Aug 21

Sophie Monk 'I'm super sensitive'

Self-conscious and insecure is not how you would expect Sophie Monk to describe herself, but that's how the Aussie TV star felt while she endeared herself to the Australian public. In this episode Jess Rowe and Sophie dig deep on what it was like as a young woman to have curves on TV and the impact it had on her self-esteem, while behind her confident exterior was a highly sensitive person living with anxiety and ADD from an early age. Sophie also reveals to Jess the impact the LA audition process had on her soul, and how her past high-profile relationships hindered her career.   To catch Sophie on her current TV project on Nine check out her Instagram for details @SophieMonk   For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app

Sophie Monk 'I'm super sensitive'

Self-conscious and insecure is not how you would expect Sophie Monk to describe herself, but that's how the Aussie TV star felt while she endeared herself to the Australian public. In this episode Jess Rowe and Sophie dig deep on what it was like as a young woman to have curves on TV and the impact it had on her self-esteem, while behind her confident exterior was a highly sensitive person living with anxiety and ADD from an early age. Sophie also reveals to Jess the impact the LA audition process had on her soul, and how her past high-profile relationships hindered her career.   To catch Sophie on her current TV project on Nine check out her Instagram for details @SophieMonk   For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app

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EP02 - S1

24 Aug 21

Karl Stefanovic ‘I wish I’d been a better man’

Think you know Karl Stefanovic? You might think again after this. Karl is one of Australia's most well known television journalists and co-hosted the Today show with Jess Rowe in 2006. It was a tumultuous time, and they haven't spoken since.  In this episode Karl sits down with Jess for the first time in 14 years to talk about his most important life lesson and how it significantly changed his outlook, why he’s deeply sorry for not being a ‘better and stronger man, and the reason he’s been able to keep a thick skin when faced with ‘monumental’ criticism. Karl also explains why his divorce taught him the difference between a psychologist and psychiatrist, and how finding love again with Jasmine has kept him on course. Spoiler Alert: This episode contains tears, laugh snorts, and a whopping amount of vulnerability You can catch Karl on The TODAY show weekdays from 6am on Nine  For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app

Karl Stefanovic ‘I wish I’d been a better man’

Think you know Karl Stefanovic? You might think again after this. Karl is one of Australia's most well known television journalists and co-hosted the Today show with Jess Rowe in 2006. It was a tumultuous time, and they haven't spoken since.  In this episode Karl sits down with Jess for the first time in 14 years to talk about his most important life lesson and how it significantly changed his outlook, why he’s deeply sorry for not being a ‘better and stronger man, and the reason he’s been able to keep a thick skin when faced with ‘monumental’ criticism. Karl also explains why his divorce taught him the difference between a psychologist and psychiatrist, and how finding love again with Jasmine has kept him on course. Spoiler Alert: This episode contains tears, laugh snorts, and a whopping amount of vulnerability You can catch Karl on The TODAY show weekdays from 6am on Nine  For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app

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EP01 - S1

20 Aug 21

The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show - Trailer

Australian Journalist, TV Presenter and author Jessica Rowe jumps past the small talk, and goes big and deep with some of our most loved personalities. From love to loss, and everything in between Jess will show you a different side of her guests who might seem to have it all together in these raw and honest conversations about the things that matter. 

The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show - Trailer

Australian Journalist, TV Presenter and author Jessica Rowe jumps past the small talk, and goes big and deep with some of our most loved personalities. From love to loss, and everything in between Jess will show you a different side of her guests who might seem to have it all together in these raw and honest conversations about the things that matter. 

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20 Aug 21

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