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Australian Journalist and TV Presenter Jess Rowe jumps past the small talk, to show you a different side of her famous guests in these heartfelt and honest conversations. 

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Australian Journalist and TV Presenter Jess Rowe jumps past the small talk, to show you a different side of her famous guests in these heartfelt and honest conversations. 

    Maria Thatill ‘I didn't speak up about it’

    Maria Thatill ‘I didn't speak up about it’

    Media personality, advocate and Miss Universe Australia Maria Thatill has dedicated her career to campaigning for diversity, inclusion, LGBTQIA+ rights, mental health and gender equality.  There is so much to learn from Maria when it comes to embracing your true self, speaking up, and challenging societal expectations.

    In this episode Jess and Maria dig deep on how Maria found her voice as a queer South Asian Woman, and why we need to have more conversations about uncomfortable topics. Maria reveals what happened behind the scenes on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here after she came out, and how her ‘hot’ relationship with Moana Hope has made her a better person.

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    LINKS:

    Maria's book 'Unbounded' is available here

    Click for Pallavi Sharda and Moana Hope episodes

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    CREDITS:Host: Jessica RoweGuest: Maria Thatill Executive Producer: Nic McClureAudio Producer: Nat Marshall Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

    The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show acknowledges 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.
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    • 44 min
    Amy Poehler 'I would not describe myself as fearless'

    Amy Poehler 'I would not describe myself as fearless'

    Amy Poehler has built a remarkable career in Hollywood, making audiences laugh for more than 25 years with her comedy and writing roles including SNL and Parks and Recreation.

    In this episode Amy shares her secret to finding joy and why anxiety can be a motivator when managed effectively. Amy also reveals how she chooses to manage her own social anxiety, how we can make friends with our more complex emotions, and why she’s okay with being afraid.

    Let Jess take you behind the scenes of Amy’s press junket, and also share her favourite life lessons straight from the wise and hilarious mouth of Amy Poehler.

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    LINKS:

    Catch Amy in her latest role role as the emotion, Joy, in the Pixar animation Inside Out 2 here

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    CREDITS:Host: Jessica RoweGuest: Amy Poehler Executive Producer: Nic McClureAudio Producer: Nat Marshall Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

    The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show acknowledges 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.
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    • 27 min
    Tammin Sursok 'How did they not know?

    Tammin Sursok 'How did they not know?

    Tammin Sursok has many strings to her bow, she’s an Emmy nominated, Logie Award-winning actress, producer, director, writer, singer, content creator, wife and mum.  After Home and Away, Tammin moved to the US to make a name for herself in The Young and the Restless, Hannah Montana and more recently Pretty Little Liars. 

    In this very candid and open conversation, Tammin reveals her ongoing struggles with self worth and body image, and how she overcame an eating disorder after ‘many rock bottoms’. Tammin also opens up about the hierarchy of Hollywood, how she felt pigeon holed in her career, and why her accent is ‘all over the place’.

    CONTENT WARNING: In this episode Tammin discusses her lived experience of an eating disorder and body image issues. If you need support for yourself or someone you care about, help is available by talking to The Butterfly Foundation HERE

    LINKS:

    Check out Tammins Podcast The Sh!t Show here 

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    CREDITS:Host: Jessica RoweGuest: Tammin Sursok Executive Producer: Nic McClureAudio Producer: Nat Marshall Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

    The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show acknowledges 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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min
    John Butler ‘I don't want to define myself as a victim’

    John Butler ‘I don't want to define myself as a victim’

    While Music legend John Butler has been a household name in Australia for two decades, his new album reveals a whole different side of John we havent heard before. After the tragic loss of his father, a global pandemic, and his personal anxiety from years of being on the road, his new music is a journey of healing not only for himself, but the rest of us too.

    In this episode John shares his experience of facing fear and anxiety, and how he learned to be kind to himself. John also opens up about his personal experiences with trauma and violence in his family. He discusses how he has navigated his early life through these challenges and the impact it has had on his relationships.  John also shares his journey as a musician and the profound connection he feels when performing and connecting with the audience. 

    Content Warning: This conversation touches on family violence and if this brings up anything for you, help is available by contacting 1-800-RESPECT for a safe place to talk day and night or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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    LINKS:

    Search John's album Running River through your favourite streaming service, or purchase the CD here 

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    CREDITS:Host: Jessica RoweGuest: John Butler Executive Producer: Nic McClureAudio Producer: Nat Marshall Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

    The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show acknowledges 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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    Jules Robinson 'It was just really uncomfortable'

    Jules Robinson 'It was just really uncomfortable'

    Jules Robinson shot to fame following her appearance on Married at First Sight  where she met her now ‘real’ husband Cam. Since MAFS, the couple have had a baby with another on the way, and entrepreneur Jules has launched a shapewear brand, fashion label, and hair and makeup bar. 

     In this episode Jess and Jules dig deep on her unconventional journey to finding love and the challenges she faced along the way. She opens up about the hurtful trolling she has experienced since MAFS, and how she’s been able to turn that into love and acceptance for herself. Jules radiates positivity and is all about supporting and uplifting other women, she shares her story of navigation burnout  and the need for self care to help those of us who take on multiple roles and responsibilities.

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    LINKS:

    Grab your copy of Ask Jules here 

    Find out more about the Gidget Foundation here 

    If you love what we do, why not follow the show, and rate and review on Apple or Spotify

    Is there someone you'd like to hear on the podcast? Send Jess your guest ideas here

    CREDITS:Host: Jessica RoweGuest: Jules RobinsonExecutive Producer: Nic McClureAudio Producer: Nat Marshall Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

    The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show acknowledges 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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min
    Jelena Dokic ‘I’m going to fight or I’m going to die trying’

    Jelena Dokic ‘I’m going to fight or I’m going to die trying’

    Jelena Dokic is a tennis star and survivor of domestic violence, something she suffered for over 20 years at the hands of her father from the age of just six years old. Jelena also openly shares her remarkable story of life as a refugee dealing with poverty, racism, bullying and discrimination to help make a positive impact on others.

    In this episode Jelena proves that our past doesn't have to define or defeat us, something she embodies in her motto of victim, survivor, thriver. Jess and Jelena discuss the power of vulnerability and the importance of seeking professional help for healing. Jelena also addresses the issue of body shaming and online trolling and why this behavior needs to be called out and addressed with kindness and compassion. 

    Content Warning: This conversation is about family violence and if this brings up anything for you, help is available by contacting 1-800-RESPECT for a safe place to talk day and night or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

    Please share this episode with someone who you think might benefit from these tools and conversation starters by tapping the 3 dots above ⬆︎ and passing it on

    LINKS:

    Find Jelena's books Unbreakable and Fearless here 

    If you love what we do, why not follow the show, and rate and review on Apple or Spotify

    Is there someone you'd like to hear on the podcast? Send Jess your guest ideas here

    CREDITS:Host: Jessica RoweGuest: Jelena Dokic Executive Producer: Nic McClureAudio Producer: Nat Marshall Digital Content Producer: Amy Code 

    The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show acknowledges 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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 46 min

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