The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show

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 2


Moana Hope ‘I had no idea what was happening’

Moana Hope is unashamedly herself. The AFLW player, author, media personality, and mother says it exactly how it is. While she features in Who Magazine’s list of Sexiest People, Moana is also a proud advocate for Body confidence and isn't afraid to speak out against sexism. In this episode Jess and Moana dig deep on where she gets her resilience, the lesson from her dads passing that has shaped who she is, and the confronting challenges that came with childbirth. As you’ll hear, this Powerhouse of Women's football knows what it takes to be a strong woman and will do anything to protect her family, including wife Isabella, sister Vinny, and children Svea and Ahi. If you’d like to join Moana, and other famous women including Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Sheppard, who are turning up the volume on body positivity and shifting the self-love conversation. Head to BODfest for either virtual or in person tickets.  The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

Moana Hope ‘I had no idea what was happening’

Moana Hope is unashamedly herself. The AFLW player, author, media personality, and mother says it exactly how it is. While she features in Who Magazine’s list of Sexiest People, Moana is also a proud advocate for Body confidence and isn't afraid to speak out against sexism. In this episode Jess and Moana dig deep on where she gets her resilience, the lesson from her dads passing that has shaped who she is, and the confronting challenges that came with childbirth. As you’ll hear, this Powerhouse of Women's football knows what it takes to be a strong woman and will do anything to protect her family, including wife Isabella, sister Vinny, and children Svea and Ahi. If you’d like to join Moana, and other famous women including Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Sheppard, who are turning up the volume on body positivity and shifting the self-love conversation. Head to BODfest for either virtual or in person tickets.  The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

42:40

EP32 - S2

27 Sep 22

Should you wait for someone to ask for help before you step in?

My BIG question this week is 'Should you wait for someone to ask for help before you step in?' It's something I’ve been thinking about since RUOK day, and want to talk through with you, because being aware of what people around you are going through, and knowing what to do if you're worried about someone can be difficult. So in this episode I’m going to share with you my own personal journey with mental health, the importance of trusting your intuition, and what to do if you reach out and someone brushes you off. I don't want anyone to feel alone, so please reach out to someone to talk and if you don't feel comfortable doing that, remember lifeline is there 13 11 14 and Beyond Blue are also a fantastic resource.

Should you wait for someone to ask for help before you step in?

My BIG question this week is 'Should you wait for someone to ask for help before you step in?' It's something I’ve been thinking about since RUOK day, and want to talk through with you, because being aware of what people around you are going through, and knowing what to do if you're worried about someone can be difficult. So in this episode I’m going to share with you my own personal journey with mental health, the importance of trusting your intuition, and what to do if you reach out and someone brushes you off. I don't want anyone to feel alone, so please reach out to someone to talk and if you don't feel comfortable doing that, remember lifeline is there 13 11 14 and Beyond Blue are also a fantastic resource.

21:07

EP31 - S2

20 Sep 22

'Ugly' Phil O'Neil 'I have MS, but MS doesn't have me'

Radio host ‘Ugly’ Phil O'Neil was the voice behind Australia’s number one radio show in the 90’s and early 2000’s. He hosted the Hot 30 Countdown with his then wife Jackie O, interviewing and partying with the world's biggest celebrities.  As you’ll learn in this episode, the Phil of today is a very different man compared to those wild and heady times.  He's recently married the love of his life, he’s very private and doesn't care for the celebrity side of things. And for the first time he talks with Jess about his multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis and how that has changed his life. Phil doesn't want anyone else to feel alone if they are going through a similar situation, so if you or a loved one are looking for support there is https://www.msaustralia.org.au/ which is an organisation that has helped him enormously and Overcoming MS https://overcomingms.org/ The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

'Ugly' Phil O'Neil 'I have MS, but MS doesn't have me'

Radio host ‘Ugly’ Phil O'Neil was the voice behind Australia’s number one radio show in the 90’s and early 2000’s. He hosted the Hot 30 Countdown with his then wife Jackie O, interviewing and partying with the world's biggest celebrities.  As you’ll learn in this episode, the Phil of today is a very different man compared to those wild and heady times.  He's recently married the love of his life, he’s very private and doesn't care for the celebrity side of things. And for the first time he talks with Jess about his multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis and how that has changed his life. Phil doesn't want anyone else to feel alone if they are going through a similar situation, so if you or a loved one are looking for support there is https://www.msaustralia.org.au/ which is an organisation that has helped him enormously and Overcoming MS https://overcomingms.org/ The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

38:21

EP30 - S2

13 Sep 22

Why the passing of The Queen has taken me by surprise

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II is something that has really impacted me today. In this short bonus episode I want to share why Her Majesty's death has taken me by surprise, what made her so special to me, and why I would like to thank her. Whether you’re a Republican or a Royalist, her passing will be deeply felt around the world.

Why the passing of The Queen has taken me by surprise

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II is something that has really impacted me today. In this short bonus episode I want to share why Her Majesty's death has taken me by surprise, what made her so special to me, and why I would like to thank her. Whether you’re a Republican or a Royalist, her passing will be deeply felt around the world.

06:30

EP29 - S2

9 Sep 22

Do you lose your 'sexy' as you get older?

My Big question this week is Do you lose your 'sexy' as you get older? It's something I want to talk about because losing our sensuality and sense of selves is something that can happen to women later in life, especially when we become mothers. But is it possible for us to manage all of our responsibilities as caregivers, and feel sexy at the same time? In this episode I’m going to talk about what it means to be ‘sexy’, how we can embrace sexy at any age, and the confronting moment I realised that I'd lost that sensual side of myself, and fallen out of tune with the essence of who I was. For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

Do you lose your 'sexy' as you get older?

My Big question this week is Do you lose your 'sexy' as you get older? It's something I want to talk about because losing our sensuality and sense of selves is something that can happen to women later in life, especially when we become mothers. But is it possible for us to manage all of our responsibilities as caregivers, and feel sexy at the same time? In this episode I’m going to talk about what it means to be ‘sexy’, how we can embrace sexy at any age, and the confronting moment I realised that I'd lost that sensual side of myself, and fallen out of tune with the essence of who I was. For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

14:18

EP28 - S2

6 Sep 22

Alison Brahe Daddo ‘I was still trying to shake the shame’

Alison Brahe Daddo was a household name in the 90s.  Beginning her career as a model at 16, an entire generation of Aussie women grew up alongside her as she regularly graced the cover of Dolly, Cosmo and Cleo.  Alison went on to marry TV heartthrob Cameron Daddo, move to LA and have 3 beautiful children. Now, as a ‘Menopausal mother of 3’ Ali joins Jess to talk about her early life as one of Australia’s first Supermodels, her relationship with shame after being sexually assaulted whilst on an overseas modelling assignment, and how menopause has helped reflect on her past and find her big beautiful bold voice  Alisons part memoir, part manifest Queen Menopause is available in all good bookstores now. Follow Ali on Instagram here Content Warning: This conversation touches on Sexual Assult and suicide, If this brings up anything for you, help is available by calling 13 11 14 or 1800 respect for a safe place to talk day and night. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

Alison Brahe Daddo ‘I was still trying to shake the shame’

Alison Brahe Daddo was a household name in the 90s.  Beginning her career as a model at 16, an entire generation of Aussie women grew up alongside her as she regularly graced the cover of Dolly, Cosmo and Cleo.  Alison went on to marry TV heartthrob Cameron Daddo, move to LA and have 3 beautiful children. Now, as a ‘Menopausal mother of 3’ Ali joins Jess to talk about her early life as one of Australia’s first Supermodels, her relationship with shame after being sexually assaulted whilst on an overseas modelling assignment, and how menopause has helped reflect on her past and find her big beautiful bold voice  Alisons part memoir, part manifest Queen Menopause is available in all good bookstores now. Follow Ali on Instagram here Content Warning: This conversation touches on Sexual Assult and suicide, If this brings up anything for you, help is available by calling 13 11 14 or 1800 respect for a safe place to talk day and night. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

46:20

EP27 - S2

30 Aug 22

Do 'Opposites attract' relationships work?

My BIG question this week is around Opposites Attract, and do they work in a long term happy relationship? It's something that's close to my heart, because you can not get two people more different than me and my husband. So in this episode I’m going to share with you what makes us so different, and the one big thing we share in common that matters the most. For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

Do 'Opposites attract' relationships work?

My BIG question this week is around Opposites Attract, and do they work in a long term happy relationship? It's something that's close to my heart, because you can not get two people more different than me and my husband. So in this episode I’m going to share with you what makes us so different, and the one big thing we share in common that matters the most. For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

13:03

EP26 - S2

23 Aug 22

Jess takes you behind the scenes as we celebrate our first birthday!

You're invited to our first birthday party! Join us as we celebrate one year of The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show.  In this special episode Jess shares what goes on behind the scenes that you don't always hear, as she reflects on her personal learnings and discoveries from the last year. Because it's about more than just us, it's about YOU and the incredible guests who’ve generously opened their hearts to us. Without you there would be no podcast, so thank you for listening. Here’s to many more years to come, and "Remember to live big, life is too just too crazy and glorious to waste time on the stuff that doesn't matter! “ As part of our celebrations, we'd love you to 'follow' The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

Jess takes you behind the scenes as we celebrate our first birthday!

You're invited to our first birthday party! Join us as we celebrate one year of The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show.  In this special episode Jess shares what goes on behind the scenes that you don't always hear, as she reflects on her personal learnings and discoveries from the last year. Because it's about more than just us, it's about YOU and the incredible guests who’ve generously opened their hearts to us. Without you there would be no podcast, so thank you for listening. Here’s to many more years to come, and "Remember to live big, life is too just too crazy and glorious to waste time on the stuff that doesn't matter! “ As part of our celebrations, we'd love you to 'follow' The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

48:54

EP25 - S2

19 Aug 22

Todd Mckenney ‘I never, ever speak about it’

Todd McKenney is an award winning and critically acclaimed performer on stage and screen. As an actor and leading man of song and dance, he has been lighting up stages and entertaining Australians for over 30 years.  Join Jess as she digs deep to discover who the real Todd is, and hear his surprising revelation about fame, and the deep suffering he came to know as ‘success trauma’. In his role as a TV judge Todd can be harsh and critical, so you might be surprised to learn that behind that personna is a sensitive, shy, and sometimes introverted man.  Catch Todd in Hairspray the Musical here here and follow him on Instagram  For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

Todd Mckenney ‘I never, ever speak about it’

Todd McKenney is an award winning and critically acclaimed performer on stage and screen. As an actor and leading man of song and dance, he has been lighting up stages and entertaining Australians for over 30 years.  Join Jess as she digs deep to discover who the real Todd is, and hear his surprising revelation about fame, and the deep suffering he came to know as ‘success trauma’. In his role as a TV judge Todd can be harsh and critical, so you might be surprised to learn that behind that personna is a sensitive, shy, and sometimes introverted man.  Catch Todd in Hairspray the Musical here here and follow him on Instagram  For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

37:10

EP24 - S2

16 Aug 22

Bonus episode: 'Stop it at the Start' with Carrie Bickmore

This special bonus episode is brought to you by our sponsor 'Bring up respect - Stop it at the start' and I'm joined by TV and Radio host, Carrie Bickmore to talk about this very important conversation. We discuss the campaign from a parents point of view, and the link between violence against women and attitudes of disrespect and gender which start as children. We also talk about potential conversation starters with your kids, and where to find practical resources that can help navigate behaviours and conversations. Every little talk you have shapes our young people, and when you bring up respect, respect grows.  For conversation starters, tools, and resources, visit respect.gov.au because it's not just one big conversation, its many little ones.

Bonus episode: 'Stop it at the Start' with Carrie Bickmore

This special bonus episode is brought to you by our sponsor 'Bring up respect - Stop it at the start' and I'm joined by TV and Radio host, Carrie Bickmore to talk about this very important conversation. We discuss the campaign from a parents point of view, and the link between violence against women and attitudes of disrespect and gender which start as children. We also talk about potential conversation starters with your kids, and where to find practical resources that can help navigate behaviours and conversations. Every little talk you have shapes our young people, and when you bring up respect, respect grows.  For conversation starters, tools, and resources, visit respect.gov.au because it's not just one big conversation, its many little ones.

10:06

EP23 - S2

12 Aug 22

The Kardashians: Love them or loathe them?

My BIG question this week is around The Kardashians, do you love them or do you loathe them? It's something I’ve been thinking about and want to chat through with you, because The Kardashians are a topic that divide many of us with ongoing debate and conversation. So in this episode I’m going to share the question my teenage daughter asked me that became the catalyst for my change of heart, and the reasons I’ve come to love these strong young women who are unapologetic about who they are. For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

The Kardashians: Love them or loathe them?

My BIG question this week is around The Kardashians, do you love them or do you loathe them? It's something I’ve been thinking about and want to chat through with you, because The Kardashians are a topic that divide many of us with ongoing debate and conversation. So in this episode I’m going to share the question my teenage daughter asked me that became the catalyst for my change of heart, and the reasons I’ve come to love these strong young women who are unapologetic about who they are. For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

15:45

EP22 - S2

9 Aug 22

Hughesy ‘I didn't like myself afterwards’

Dave Hughes is one of the biggest names in Australian Comedy. From his working-class roots ‘Hughesy’ has risen to become not only one of our most popular stand-up comedians, he's a successful Radio & TV host too. In this episode he reveals why he chose a life of sobriety at the age of 21, and where he chases his highs these days. While Hughesy still gets nervous, he gives insight into his ongoing pursuit of intoxication through his audience, and the hit he gets from performing. He also reveals why intimacy is so important to his marriage, and why that doesn't always go to plan. See Hughesy when The Masked Singer returns on Network Ten from Sunday 7th August  Catch him performing his live show Ridiculoushere  Or Hear him hosting The Morning Crew withHughesy, Ed and Erin For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

Hughesy ‘I didn't like myself afterwards’

Dave Hughes is one of the biggest names in Australian Comedy. From his working-class roots ‘Hughesy’ has risen to become not only one of our most popular stand-up comedians, he's a successful Radio & TV host too. In this episode he reveals why he chose a life of sobriety at the age of 21, and where he chases his highs these days. While Hughesy still gets nervous, he gives insight into his ongoing pursuit of intoxication through his audience, and the hit he gets from performing. He also reveals why intimacy is so important to his marriage, and why that doesn't always go to plan. See Hughesy when The Masked Singer returns on Network Ten from Sunday 7th August  Catch him performing his live show Ridiculoushere  Or Hear him hosting The Morning Crew withHughesy, Ed and Erin For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

35:19

EP21 - S2

2 Aug 22

Botox: To own up or not own up? that is the question

My BIG question this week is around Botox, and if we should own up to having it. It's something I’ve been thinking about and want to talk through with you, because its one of those subjects that people don't always feel comfortable talking about. So in this episode I’m going to share with you why I get it,  and why I think we need to be honest about it. For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

Botox: To own up or not own up? that is the question

My BIG question this week is around Botox, and if we should own up to having it. It's something I’ve been thinking about and want to talk through with you, because its one of those subjects that people don't always feel comfortable talking about. So in this episode I’m going to share with you why I get it,  and why I think we need to be honest about it. For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

11:16

EP20 - S2

26 Jul 22

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley ‘It led me to quit the band’

Eighties icon Tony Hadley is one of pops greatest vocalists. He fronted Spandau Ballet; one of the biggest bands of the 1980s and sold over 25 million albums. Tony’s unmistakable voice was the soundtrack to our teenage years, and now as a solo artist he’s touring the world playing the bands famous anthems. In this episode Tony opens up about his rise to fame in the heady days of the 80’s and the promise he made his grandma after seeing the casualties of cocaine. Tony reveals why Spandau Ballet disintegrated leading him to reluctantly quit, and why he’s never taken the adulation too seriously. If you love the 80’s you’ll love this chat, especially when Tony recalls getting plastered with Freddie Mercury before jumping on stage to perform with Queen, and having Princess Diana as a fan. If you’d like to catch Tony performing all your Spandau Ballet favourites on his 40th anniversary tour, you can buy tickets here For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley ‘It led me to quit the band’

Eighties icon Tony Hadley is one of pops greatest vocalists. He fronted Spandau Ballet; one of the biggest bands of the 1980s and sold over 25 million albums. Tony’s unmistakable voice was the soundtrack to our teenage years, and now as a solo artist he’s touring the world playing the bands famous anthems. In this episode Tony opens up about his rise to fame in the heady days of the 80’s and the promise he made his grandma after seeing the casualties of cocaine. Tony reveals why Spandau Ballet disintegrated leading him to reluctantly quit, and why he’s never taken the adulation too seriously. If you love the 80’s you’ll love this chat, especially when Tony recalls getting plastered with Freddie Mercury before jumping on stage to perform with Queen, and having Princess Diana as a fan. If you’d like to catch Tony performing all your Spandau Ballet favourites on his 40th anniversary tour, you can buy tickets here For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

31:30

EP19 - S2

19 Jul 22

Turia Pitt 'It hurt my ego'

Turia Pitt defines the work Inspiring. She's a bestselling author, motivational speaker, engineer, iron woman, podcast host, and loveable badass. Just over 10 years ago, Turia was racing in an ultra-marathon when she was caught in a fire and received burns to 65% of her body, surviving against the odds she rebuilt her life, a life she is now ‘frothing’ about. In this episode Turia reveals when she feels her sexiest and most beautiful, what she feels when she looks in the mirror, and how she keeps the spark alive in her relationship. Turia and Jess dig deep on why being visibly different and a woman of colour makes her proud to be the poster girl for diversity. Turia says despite living in a culture of toxic positivity, there was a huge silver lining that came after the fire, and it's a beautiful lesson we can all learn from. Also a heads up, we do talk about some heavy stuff in this episode, so please reach out to lifeline if you need some support 13 11 14 Listen to her podcast Turia Pitt is Hard Work For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

Turia Pitt 'It hurt my ego'

Turia Pitt defines the work Inspiring. She's a bestselling author, motivational speaker, engineer, iron woman, podcast host, and loveable badass. Just over 10 years ago, Turia was racing in an ultra-marathon when she was caught in a fire and received burns to 65% of her body, surviving against the odds she rebuilt her life, a life she is now ‘frothing’ about. In this episode Turia reveals when she feels her sexiest and most beautiful, what she feels when she looks in the mirror, and how she keeps the spark alive in her relationship. Turia and Jess dig deep on why being visibly different and a woman of colour makes her proud to be the poster girl for diversity. Turia says despite living in a culture of toxic positivity, there was a huge silver lining that came after the fire, and it's a beautiful lesson we can all learn from. Also a heads up, we do talk about some heavy stuff in this episode, so please reach out to lifeline if you need some support 13 11 14 Listen to her podcast Turia Pitt is Hard Work For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Showacknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits: Host: Jessica Rowe Executive Producer: Nic McClure Audio Producer: Nicola Sitch Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

42:44

EP18 - S2

5 Jul 22

David Wenham 'It did have detrimental effects on me at the time'

David Wenham, is a globally successful film, stage and TV actor. He’s performed in over 95 productions including Lord of the rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Moulin Rouge, Lion and diver Dan in Sea change. It's hard not be captivated by David on screen, yet the celebrity side of Hollywood is peripheral to David as he prides himself on ‘flying under the radar’ Acting is the fire in his belly, and in this episode Jess and David dig deep on how he prepares for a character and the detrimental impact some of his more confronting roles have had on his mental well-being. David also shares what creates good chemistry with a co-star, and working alongside some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Toni Collette, Nicole Kidman, and Johnny Depp. David is hosting a new series on ABC called 'The ABC of' where he sits down with famous Australians and revisits their pasts through moments drawn from the ABC archives. You can watch it here on ABC Iview from 28th June 

David Wenham 'It did have detrimental effects on me at the time'

David Wenham, is a globally successful film, stage and TV actor. He’s performed in over 95 productions including Lord of the rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Moulin Rouge, Lion and diver Dan in Sea change. It's hard not be captivated by David on screen, yet the celebrity side of Hollywood is peripheral to David as he prides himself on ‘flying under the radar’ Acting is the fire in his belly, and in this episode Jess and David dig deep on how he prepares for a character and the detrimental impact some of his more confronting roles have had on his mental well-being. David also shares what creates good chemistry with a co-star, and working alongside some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Toni Collette, Nicole Kidman, and Johnny Depp. David is hosting a new series on ABC called 'The ABC of' where he sits down with famous Australians and revisits their pasts through moments drawn from the ABC archives. You can watch it here on ABC Iview from 28th June 

37:49

EP17 - S2

21 Jun 22

Ben Lee ‘Am I scared? who cares’

Over his 30 years in the industry, musician Ben Lee has always moved to the beat of his own drum. There’s a sense of playfulness that Ben applies to all aspects of his life, which has allowed him to build a like-minded community of ‘freaky thinkers and creators’. In this episode Jess and Ben dig deep on his incredible life, discussing everything from the secret to a long-lasting marriage and what he tries to impart as a parent, through to the life lesson Baz Luhrman taught him and his search for meaning within occult practices. Ben is a deep thinker who shares his biggest life learnings, while weaving a sense of cheekiness throughout this conversation.  To see Ben live check out his tour dates here, and you can pre-order this forthcoming album 'I'm Fun!' here  Ben says 'the thing that excites him is the next right thing', so to stay in touch with his amazing adventures why not follow him on Insta 

Ben Lee ‘Am I scared? who cares’

Over his 30 years in the industry, musician Ben Lee has always moved to the beat of his own drum. There’s a sense of playfulness that Ben applies to all aspects of his life, which has allowed him to build a like-minded community of ‘freaky thinkers and creators’. In this episode Jess and Ben dig deep on his incredible life, discussing everything from the secret to a long-lasting marriage and what he tries to impart as a parent, through to the life lesson Baz Luhrman taught him and his search for meaning within occult practices. Ben is a deep thinker who shares his biggest life learnings, while weaving a sense of cheekiness throughout this conversation.  To see Ben live check out his tour dates here, and you can pre-order this forthcoming album 'I'm Fun!' here  Ben says 'the thing that excites him is the next right thing', so to stay in touch with his amazing adventures why not follow him on Insta 

34:45

EP16 - S2

7 Jun 22

Lisa Curry ‘Which part of this is normal?’

Are you happy? Or are you happy enough? asks this weeks guest. Triple Olympian and wellness entrepreneur Lisa Curry has lived her life in the public eye for six decades. She has already endured so much in her lifetime, including losing her beautiful daughter Jaimi and most recently her mum.  In this episode she joins Jess to discuss the private pain she endured watching her beloved daughter struggle, the difficult conversations she had to have around her marriage break up with Grant Kenny, and the big questions we need to ask ourselves to find happiness. The silver lining to Lisa’s life is that she did find love again, in fact Mark, her new love and source of happiness makes a cameo in this episode. Lisa’s memoir is available in all good book stores or to find out about her retreats visit Mali

Lisa Curry ‘Which part of this is normal?’

Are you happy? Or are you happy enough? asks this weeks guest. Triple Olympian and wellness entrepreneur Lisa Curry has lived her life in the public eye for six decades. She has already endured so much in her lifetime, including losing her beautiful daughter Jaimi and most recently her mum.  In this episode she joins Jess to discuss the private pain she endured watching her beloved daughter struggle, the difficult conversations she had to have around her marriage break up with Grant Kenny, and the big questions we need to ask ourselves to find happiness. The silver lining to Lisa’s life is that she did find love again, in fact Mark, her new love and source of happiness makes a cameo in this episode. Lisa’s memoir is available in all good book stores or to find out about her retreats visit Mali

40:37

EP15 - S2

24 May 22

Natalie Bassingthwaighte ‘I was ashamed, I was embarrassed’

Natalie Bassingthwaighte is an acclaimed performer and one of Australia's most recognisable faces. She acts, sings, dances, is a rockstar, performs in musical theatre, and is a TV host.  Nat has been open about the mental health challenges she’s experienced over the years, and in this episode Jess & Nat dig deep on how she went from breakdown to breakthrough and reached a much happier and zen like place in her life. From relocating to Byron Bay to embrace a more laid-back lifestyle, through to her toolbox of techniques she’s used to unlock the art of mental wellbeing, Nat has done the hard work and generously shares her mental health journey with us in this open and honest conversation. If you'd like to stay up to date with Nat you can find her here on instagram, and catch her on Space 22 on ABC iView here 

Natalie Bassingthwaighte ‘I was ashamed, I was embarrassed’

Natalie Bassingthwaighte is an acclaimed performer and one of Australia's most recognisable faces. She acts, sings, dances, is a rockstar, performs in musical theatre, and is a TV host.  Nat has been open about the mental health challenges she’s experienced over the years, and in this episode Jess & Nat dig deep on how she went from breakdown to breakthrough and reached a much happier and zen like place in her life. From relocating to Byron Bay to embrace a more laid-back lifestyle, through to her toolbox of techniques she’s used to unlock the art of mental wellbeing, Nat has done the hard work and generously shares her mental health journey with us in this open and honest conversation. If you'd like to stay up to date with Nat you can find her here on instagram, and catch her on Space 22 on ABC iView here 

38:50

EP14 - S2

10 May 22

Erin Molan ‘That’s something I don’t think I’ll ever get used to’

TV and Radio Star Erin Molan has a work ethic beyond compare. She’s resilient, smart, driven and brave, and has not only helped to break down gender stereotypes for women on TV, she was pivotal in campaigning for new laws around online safety. However for Erin, her proudest achievement is her beautiful young daughter. In this episode Erin opens up about the hardest part of being a single mum and why she doesn't think she’ll ever get used to not having her daughter with her every night. Erin and Jess also dig deep on why her own experience with online bullying drove her to campaign for change, and led to the Prime Minister’s persistence in offering her a job. This episode contains many tears, lots of laughter and plenty of hand holding. Follow the adventures of Erin here on instagram, or you can listen to her daily on Hughesy, Ed and Erin catch up podcast  

Erin Molan ‘That’s something I don’t think I’ll ever get used to’

TV and Radio Star Erin Molan has a work ethic beyond compare. She’s resilient, smart, driven and brave, and has not only helped to break down gender stereotypes for women on TV, she was pivotal in campaigning for new laws around online safety. However for Erin, her proudest achievement is her beautiful young daughter. In this episode Erin opens up about the hardest part of being a single mum and why she doesn't think she’ll ever get used to not having her daughter with her every night. Erin and Jess also dig deep on why her own experience with online bullying drove her to campaign for change, and led to the Prime Minister’s persistence in offering her a job. This episode contains many tears, lots of laughter and plenty of hand holding. Follow the adventures of Erin here on instagram, or you can listen to her daily on Hughesy, Ed and Erin catch up podcast  

38:42

EP13 - S2

26 Apr 22

Indira Naidoo ‘It was the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do’

Indira Naidoo is a  much loved journalist, author, TV anchor and radio host. Over her 30 year award winning journalistic career, Indira has become well known to many Australians. In this episode Indira and Jess discuss the power of slowing down, putting down our devices and being present in nature to heal. Indira reveals why it was important to not only accept her younger sisters death, but through her grief find meaning and a greater sense of purpose on why she’s here. Indira wants us to know that the joy and the connection that we can find in nature is all around us, we just have to notice it. Follow Indira on instagram and find out more from her beautiful book ‘The Space Between the Stars” Content Warning: This conversation touches on suicide, if this brings up any issues for you, help is available by calling 13 11 14 for a safe place to talk day and night.

Indira Naidoo ‘It was the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do’

Indira Naidoo is a  much loved journalist, author, TV anchor and radio host. Over her 30 year award winning journalistic career, Indira has become well known to many Australians. In this episode Indira and Jess discuss the power of slowing down, putting down our devices and being present in nature to heal. Indira reveals why it was important to not only accept her younger sisters death, but through her grief find meaning and a greater sense of purpose on why she’s here. Indira wants us to know that the joy and the connection that we can find in nature is all around us, we just have to notice it. Follow Indira on instagram and find out more from her beautiful book ‘The Space Between the Stars” Content Warning: This conversation touches on suicide, if this brings up any issues for you, help is available by calling 13 11 14 for a safe place to talk day and night.

41:38

EP12 - S2

12 Apr 22

Keith Urban 'I'm a work in progress'

Keith Urban is a global superstar. He’s a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. But Keith’s not keen to put a label on what he does, he wants his music to do the talking.  Jess and Keith sat down for this intimate conversation ahead of the launch of his latest single ‘Nightfalls’, a song about making it matter right now. Which is also a theme in this revealing conversation: Keith's pursuit of Mindfulness and living in the present moment. In this episode you’ll hear Keith and Jess dig deep, discussing everything from his music, love, parenthood and how we get through this crazy thing called life. Keith says that practicing gratitude and having a good tribe around him keeps him balanced and steady and in the flow of life.  For Keith, the best songs lift him up and pull him forward and ‘Nightfalls’ is definitely that, check it out here

Keith Urban 'I'm a work in progress'

Keith Urban is a global superstar. He’s a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. But Keith’s not keen to put a label on what he does, he wants his music to do the talking.  Jess and Keith sat down for this intimate conversation ahead of the launch of his latest single ‘Nightfalls’, a song about making it matter right now. Which is also a theme in this revealing conversation: Keith's pursuit of Mindfulness and living in the present moment. In this episode you’ll hear Keith and Jess dig deep, discussing everything from his music, love, parenthood and how we get through this crazy thing called life. Keith says that practicing gratitude and having a good tribe around him keeps him balanced and steady and in the flow of life.  For Keith, the best songs lift him up and pull him forward and ‘Nightfalls’ is definitely that, check it out here

43:32

EP11 - S2

31 Mar 22

Nazeem Hussain ‘There’s something wrong with my DNA’

Nazeem Hussain is one of the biggest stars of Australian Comedy and a much loved television and radio personality. A regular on international stages, Nazeem is now enjoying a different kind of success with his ground breaking sketches going viral on Tiktok. In this episode you will learn there is so much more to the cheeky comic than his ability to make us laugh. Nazeem and Jess go deep on how he challenges the assumptions and inbuilt prejudices we can unknowingly have about people, and why he loves to flip the power dynamic and make us laugh with him about it. While stand up comedy is his first love, nothing comes in the way of his love for his mum, Nazeem says that success only matters when he knows his mum is proud. He also opens up about his Muslim faith and how it enriches his life by helping him stay centered, gives him a sense of community and belonging, and a reminder that there is a lot to be thankful for. Tickets are now available to see Nazeem in this live show Hussain That? For details visit livenation.com.au

Nazeem Hussain ‘There’s something wrong with my DNA’

Nazeem Hussain is one of the biggest stars of Australian Comedy and a much loved television and radio personality. A regular on international stages, Nazeem is now enjoying a different kind of success with his ground breaking sketches going viral on Tiktok. In this episode you will learn there is so much more to the cheeky comic than his ability to make us laugh. Nazeem and Jess go deep on how he challenges the assumptions and inbuilt prejudices we can unknowingly have about people, and why he loves to flip the power dynamic and make us laugh with him about it. While stand up comedy is his first love, nothing comes in the way of his love for his mum, Nazeem says that success only matters when he knows his mum is proud. He also opens up about his Muslim faith and how it enriches his life by helping him stay centered, gives him a sense of community and belonging, and a reminder that there is a lot to be thankful for. Tickets are now available to see Nazeem in this live show Hussain That? For details visit livenation.com.au

46:59

EP10 - S2

15 Mar 22

International Women's Day

In this special International Women's Day episode, Jess and her guests share stories of smashing stereotypes, influencing behaviour, challenging bias, celebrating women's achievements, and raising awareness. Themes that resonate around this years important event. Guests include Abbie Chatfield, Julia Morris, Dannii Minogue, Courtney Act, Karl Stefanovic, Jess Mauboy, Jackie O, Urzila Carlson, Poh Ling Yeow, Candice Warner, Sarah Wilson, Casey Donovan and Mitch Tambo  Hear Jess reflect on a time early in her TV career when she was reading the news with a male co-anchor and the gender bias that restricted her on air role. Jess spoke up and changed things for women presenting news around the whole country, and she encourages all of us to speak up and raise our voices when we can to help build a more gender equal world. Thanks for joining us for these powerful conversations, we hope they inspire you to live a bigger and brave life! To get involved or find out more about IWD visit here 

International Women's Day

In this special International Women's Day episode, Jess and her guests share stories of smashing stereotypes, influencing behaviour, challenging bias, celebrating women's achievements, and raising awareness. Themes that resonate around this years important event. Guests include Abbie Chatfield, Julia Morris, Dannii Minogue, Courtney Act, Karl Stefanovic, Jess Mauboy, Jackie O, Urzila Carlson, Poh Ling Yeow, Candice Warner, Sarah Wilson, Casey Donovan and Mitch Tambo  Hear Jess reflect on a time early in her TV career when she was reading the news with a male co-anchor and the gender bias that restricted her on air role. Jess spoke up and changed things for women presenting news around the whole country, and she encourages all of us to speak up and raise our voices when we can to help build a more gender equal world. Thanks for joining us for these powerful conversations, we hope they inspire you to live a bigger and brave life! To get involved or find out more about IWD visit here 

44:14

EP09 - S2

7 Mar 22

Peter Overton 'That was our little secret wasn't it?'

Peter Overton is one of Australia’s most loved Journalists. As well as anchoring the News in Sydney every night, he is a reporter for 60 minutes and has clocked up 31 years at Channel Nine, his dream job since he was a boy. Peter is also Jessica’s beloved husband of 18 years. Jess had to convince him to be a guest on todays episode as ‘Petee’, does not like talking about himself, he wants the focus to be on other people and their stories. What you'll learn about him in this conversation is relationships are critical to  Peter who sees everyone as cogs in a wheel, he’s friends with the cleaner, plumber, and the garbo, because they enrich his life and are all part of the same success he enjoys. In this episode Peter also reveals how Jess has brought him out as a person and taught him about mental health, and the moment Jess admitted to him she was silently battling depression with their newborn baby. Peter has since become a passionate advocate for speaking up about Postnatal depression for the fathers out there. We hope you enjoy this beautiful story of ‘Petee’ and his pussycat Jess, proof that opposites really do attract!

Peter Overton 'That was our little secret wasn't it?'

Peter Overton is one of Australia’s most loved Journalists. As well as anchoring the News in Sydney every night, he is a reporter for 60 minutes and has clocked up 31 years at Channel Nine, his dream job since he was a boy. Peter is also Jessica’s beloved husband of 18 years. Jess had to convince him to be a guest on todays episode as ‘Petee’, does not like talking about himself, he wants the focus to be on other people and their stories. What you'll learn about him in this conversation is relationships are critical to  Peter who sees everyone as cogs in a wheel, he’s friends with the cleaner, plumber, and the garbo, because they enrich his life and are all part of the same success he enjoys. In this episode Peter also reveals how Jess has brought him out as a person and taught him about mental health, and the moment Jess admitted to him she was silently battling depression with their newborn baby. Peter has since become a passionate advocate for speaking up about Postnatal depression for the fathers out there. We hope you enjoy this beautiful story of ‘Petee’ and his pussycat Jess, proof that opposites really do attract!

52:29

EP08 - S2

1 Mar 22

Madeleine West 'I chose to tap out of a life that didn't fit me'

Actor, author, philanthropist and mum of 6 Madeleine West decided that she didn’t want to live a life of waking up in the morning and going through the motions of the day to get back into bed. She wanted something more, she wanted a life that fits her. In this episode Jess and Madeleine get raw and honest about how she managed to turn her world upside down and inside out to restart her life, and the impact it had on those closest to her. Madeleine reveals that on the other side of her struggles, hardship, tears and pain is a life she never thought in her wildest dreams she could have and that all good things in life are worth making the effort to achieve. In this episode we also hear of the incredible moment a stranger taught Madeline the power of kindness, and how her relationship with her appearance changed after she was involved in a horrific accident being hit by a bus. Madeleine's podcast ‘Restart’ is available to listen to wherever you get your podcasts 

Madeleine West 'I chose to tap out of a life that didn't fit me'

Actor, author, philanthropist and mum of 6 Madeleine West decided that she didn’t want to live a life of waking up in the morning and going through the motions of the day to get back into bed. She wanted something more, she wanted a life that fits her. In this episode Jess and Madeleine get raw and honest about how she managed to turn her world upside down and inside out to restart her life, and the impact it had on those closest to her. Madeleine reveals that on the other side of her struggles, hardship, tears and pain is a life she never thought in her wildest dreams she could have and that all good things in life are worth making the effort to achieve. In this episode we also hear of the incredible moment a stranger taught Madeline the power of kindness, and how her relationship with her appearance changed after she was involved in a horrific accident being hit by a bus. Madeleine's podcast ‘Restart’ is available to listen to wherever you get your podcasts 

48:01

EP07 - S2

15 Feb 22

Casey Donovan 'It's been very hard to trust people'

After a meteoric rise to fame at the age of 16, Casey Donovan has gone on to become one of Australia’s most versatile performers. The singer, songwriter, TV host, actress, author and proud Indigenous woman continues to inspire us with her strength to keep getting back up no matter what challenges she is faced with. In this episode Jess and Casey dig deep into how she has learned to love herself and be comfortable in her own skin. It’s been hard for Casey to trust people, but through self-work and setting boundaries, she is no longer afraid to speak up about what she wants. Casey reveals to Jess that through learning to respect and accept herself, she was able to find love in the pandemic, and boy is she glowing. Casey has a simple message for us in this episode: Lets judge less and send more love and acceptance into the world. Casey is lighting up the stage in 9 to 5 The Musical. For show info and to find out where else you can catch Casey live visit her website here

Casey Donovan 'It's been very hard to trust people'

After a meteoric rise to fame at the age of 16, Casey Donovan has gone on to become one of Australia’s most versatile performers. The singer, songwriter, TV host, actress, author and proud Indigenous woman continues to inspire us with her strength to keep getting back up no matter what challenges she is faced with. In this episode Jess and Casey dig deep into how she has learned to love herself and be comfortable in her own skin. It’s been hard for Casey to trust people, but through self-work and setting boundaries, she is no longer afraid to speak up about what she wants. Casey reveals to Jess that through learning to respect and accept herself, she was able to find love in the pandemic, and boy is she glowing. Casey has a simple message for us in this episode: Lets judge less and send more love and acceptance into the world. Casey is lighting up the stage in 9 to 5 The Musical. For show info and to find out where else you can catch Casey live visit her website here

45:49

EP06 - S2

1 Feb 22

Abbie Chatfield 'It's damaging the way I see myself'

Abbie Chatfield has built an empire off the back of reality television with her smart and self-deprecating views on sex, politics and body positivity. Her unfiltered opinons have seen her resonate with podcast, TV and radio audiences, proving this tenacious 26 year old is a force to be reckoned with. In this episode Jess and Abbie explore where her confidence comes from, and how we all might all be inspired by Abbie to embrace the younger, wilder parts of ourselves again. Abbie also opens up about her struggle with anxiety and depression from an early age, and how the ‘insane’ volume trolling she’s received since appearing on The Bachelor has impacted her mental health. Abbie is also a great believer in going to therapy when things are good, as that’s when the actual work happens. If this episode raises any emotional distress for you, please talk to someone, or call Lifeline for 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services on 13 11 14 If you're like us and cant get enough of Abbie, catch her podcast 'Its a Lot' here, or tune into Abbie's Hot Nights Radio show, 7-9pm weeknights on your local HIT station.

Abbie Chatfield 'It's damaging the way I see myself'

Abbie Chatfield has built an empire off the back of reality television with her smart and self-deprecating views on sex, politics and body positivity. Her unfiltered opinons have seen her resonate with podcast, TV and radio audiences, proving this tenacious 26 year old is a force to be reckoned with. In this episode Jess and Abbie explore where her confidence comes from, and how we all might all be inspired by Abbie to embrace the younger, wilder parts of ourselves again. Abbie also opens up about her struggle with anxiety and depression from an early age, and how the ‘insane’ volume trolling she’s received since appearing on The Bachelor has impacted her mental health. Abbie is also a great believer in going to therapy when things are good, as that’s when the actual work happens. If this episode raises any emotional distress for you, please talk to someone, or call Lifeline for 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services on 13 11 14 If you're like us and cant get enough of Abbie, catch her podcast 'Its a Lot' here, or tune into Abbie's Hot Nights Radio show, 7-9pm weeknights on your local HIT station.

41:33

EP05 - S2

18 Jan 22

Jessica Mauboy ‘Maybe music isn’t for me anymore’

While Jessica Mauboy's career continues to skyrocket, you might be surprised to know the singer, songwriter and actor has considered walking away from it all.  Behind the confidence and joy she radiates, has been a feeling of disconnect and a yearning for her loved ones … but something keeps pulling Jess back to her music. In this episode Jess opens up about the moments she’s questioned if she was done with music, feeling torn between her career and the pull of her close knit family back in NT. Jess reflects on growing up in an Indigenous cultural community and why bringing Indigenous languages into schools is important to her …and like a true Boss Lady Jess reveals why her songwriting process has changed with more confidence, and why she’s unapologetic about owning who she is and what she’s entitled to. To bask further in the Glow of Jess, and her music, tour dates and more click here 

Jessica Mauboy ‘Maybe music isn’t for me anymore’

While Jessica Mauboy's career continues to skyrocket, you might be surprised to know the singer, songwriter and actor has considered walking away from it all.  Behind the confidence and joy she radiates, has been a feeling of disconnect and a yearning for her loved ones … but something keeps pulling Jess back to her music. In this episode Jess opens up about the moments she’s questioned if she was done with music, feeling torn between her career and the pull of her close knit family back in NT. Jess reflects on growing up in an Indigenous cultural community and why bringing Indigenous languages into schools is important to her …and like a true Boss Lady Jess reveals why her songwriting process has changed with more confidence, and why she’s unapologetic about owning who she is and what she’s entitled to. To bask further in the Glow of Jess, and her music, tour dates and more click here 

28:38

EP04 - S2

4 Jan 22

Urzila Carlson ‘I think I always knew’

Award-winning Kiwi-South African comedian Urzila Carlson has become one of the biggest names in comedy. Her trademark deadpan humour and cheeky wit has seen her win fans worldwide for her television appearances and live shows. But life hasn't always been easy for Urzila,  In this episode Jess goes deep to discover how this much loved television favourite has used pure grit and laughter to change the course of her life. From a childhood of poverty, violence and bullying, Urzila reveals why her purpose in life is to ‘crack people up’ and how she’s used laugher as a coping mechanism for the tough times. Urzila also explains why she’s never followed the pack and always backed herself, even if it means disapproval from others. URZILA is returning to Australia with her brand-new show, It’s Personal in 2022, tickets are on sale now

Urzila Carlson ‘I think I always knew’

Award-winning Kiwi-South African comedian Urzila Carlson has become one of the biggest names in comedy. Her trademark deadpan humour and cheeky wit has seen her win fans worldwide for her television appearances and live shows. But life hasn't always been easy for Urzila,  In this episode Jess goes deep to discover how this much loved television favourite has used pure grit and laughter to change the course of her life. From a childhood of poverty, violence and bullying, Urzila reveals why her purpose in life is to ‘crack people up’ and how she’s used laugher as a coping mechanism for the tough times. Urzila also explains why she’s never followed the pack and always backed herself, even if it means disapproval from others. URZILA is returning to Australia with her brand-new show, It’s Personal in 2022, tickets are on sale now

39:55

EP03 - S2

21 Dec 21

Poh Ling Yeow ‘I didn’t want to be a stereotype’

Poh Ling Yeow is a creative soul, she cooks, paints, is a makeup artist and graphic designer. Coming from a family of proud Chinese Malaysian home cooks, Poh first came to our attention on Masterchef Australia and has gone on to host her own cooking shows, but there’s far more to Poh than what we see on TV. In this episode Jess goes deep with Poh to find out how she processed her marriage break up, and what allowed their relationship to transform into something beautiful and unbreakable’ while her ex formed a relationship with her best friend. In fact, Poh talks to Jess about the beautiful relationships she has formed with both of her ex-husbands, even calling on them for dating advice Poh also reveals why she always felt ‘different and on the outer’ when growing up in both Australia and Malaysia, being obsessed with American movies and the notion of being popular, and what led to her decision to ‘ditch’ her given name Sharon, and embrace her Chinese name Poh. Catch Poh hosting Snackmasters or visit Jamface by Poh

Poh Ling Yeow ‘I didn’t want to be a stereotype’

Poh Ling Yeow is a creative soul, she cooks, paints, is a makeup artist and graphic designer. Coming from a family of proud Chinese Malaysian home cooks, Poh first came to our attention on Masterchef Australia and has gone on to host her own cooking shows, but there’s far more to Poh than what we see on TV. In this episode Jess goes deep with Poh to find out how she processed her marriage break up, and what allowed their relationship to transform into something beautiful and unbreakable’ while her ex formed a relationship with her best friend. In fact, Poh talks to Jess about the beautiful relationships she has formed with both of her ex-husbands, even calling on them for dating advice Poh also reveals why she always felt ‘different and on the outer’ when growing up in both Australia and Malaysia, being obsessed with American movies and the notion of being popular, and what led to her decision to ‘ditch’ her given name Sharon, and embrace her Chinese name Poh. Catch Poh hosting Snackmasters or visit Jamface by Poh

26:03

EP02 - S2

7 Dec 21

Courtney Act ‘It was harder than coming out’

Shane Jenek aka Courtney Act is a trailblazer, glittering on the international stage as a drag diva, reality star, and one of the first artists of our time to show their gender fluidity. In this episode Jess sits down with the boy, girl, artist and advocate to talk about their search for identity and the importance of spreading queer joy. Courtney shares details of her life changing conversation with Chaz Bono which enabled her to finally stand in the truth of who she was, and why everything made sense in that moment of liberation after years of gender confusion. Courtney also reveals how being honest with her parents about her identity was harder than coming out, and why gender-neutral pronouns are ‘punk’. This episode might just challenge the way you look at identity, and how we all make sense of ourselves in the world. A quick content warning: This episode is created for adult audiences only, and contains references to sex and drug use that may incite pearl clutching. 'Caught in the Act' is available at your local bookstore now, and you can stay up to date with Courtney here

Courtney Act ‘It was harder than coming out’

Shane Jenek aka Courtney Act is a trailblazer, glittering on the international stage as a drag diva, reality star, and one of the first artists of our time to show their gender fluidity. In this episode Jess sits down with the boy, girl, artist and advocate to talk about their search for identity and the importance of spreading queer joy. Courtney shares details of her life changing conversation with Chaz Bono which enabled her to finally stand in the truth of who she was, and why everything made sense in that moment of liberation after years of gender confusion. Courtney also reveals how being honest with her parents about her identity was harder than coming out, and why gender-neutral pronouns are ‘punk’. This episode might just challenge the way you look at identity, and how we all make sense of ourselves in the world. A quick content warning: This episode is created for adult audiences only, and contains references to sex and drug use that may incite pearl clutching. 'Caught in the Act' is available at your local bookstore now, and you can stay up to date with Courtney here

48:36

EP01 - S2

23 Nov 21


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