Jess Davies

Jess Davies

Appears in 38 Episodes

Literature for Life: Becoming by Michelle Obama with Sindeka Mandoyi

In this episode, Jess speaks with Sindeka Mandoyi, founder of the Chosi Chosi Book Club in Cape Town, South Africa. The book club is helping children in the local area...

Ria's questions reissue: Easter special - What's your best type of Easter egg?

This episode was first publish on 7 April 2023.It's Easter! In this very special episode the collective discusses Easter egg chocolate. What is your favourite Easter c...

Ria's questions: Do you think you could punch a bird

In this episode of Ria's questions, Ria asks "Do you think you could punch a bird?". Obviously, please don't punch birds, they are awesome and we should encourage more...

Literature for Life and ADHD Cast: The Book Thief

In this episode, our host Jess and author and friend of the podcast, Tony Farina continue their conversation about books they love, this time talking about Tony’s reco...

Ria's questions: If you could go to any time/period in history and just observe, see all the best and worst bits but not interact/change the course of history what time would you go to?

It's been a while but Ria's questions is back! This episode Ria asks:If you could go to any time/period in history and just observe, see all the best and worst bits bu...

Literature for Life and ADHD Cast: Still Life

Our host Jess and friend of the podcast, Tony Farina, sat down to talk about two books they recommended to each other. In part one, Jess and Tony talk about Jess’ reco...

Femme On Creatives: Hayley Gullen

Our host Jess speaks with cartoonist Hayley Gullen about her graphic memoir and the art she is creating to share her experiences of having breast cancer. We speak abou...

Femme on Film: Last Holiday

Christmas is nearly here, so of course, it is a Femme on Film Christmas special! Whoop whoop! Ria ropes willing participant, Femme on co-host, Jess, into discussing La...

Literature for Life: Sapiens

In this episode, host Jess speaks with paediatric physiotherapist Michelle about Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. Michelle talks about reading the book at a time...

Our 100th episode! Listener questions

Don't be fooled by the episode order number - this is our 100 episode. Yes, between the five of us we have recorded 100 whole episodes. We wanted to celebrate with lis...

Literature for Life: Victory Over Japan

In this episode, Jess speaks with essayist, author and teacher Natalie Serber about Ellen Gilchrist’s book of short stories, Victory Over Japan. This is a conversation...

Femme on Creatives: Emily Bunney

In this episode, our host Jess chats with romantic fiction author Emily Bunney about her Seattle Whalers hockey series, and the loyal following that encouraged Emily t...

Literature for Life: Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar with Alyson Shelton

In this episode, Jess speaks with fellow Femme On host Alyson Shelton about Sylvia Plath’s classic, The Bell Jar. We discuss navigating trauma and identity as a young ...

Ria's questions: When you come home at night, or wake up at night and need to walk around the house, do you turn the lights on or do you walk around in the semi-darkness like people in horror films?

What a snappy title for a podcast! The Collective answer the question of whether you walk around in darkness or turn on the lights!Discover more Ria's questions at www...

Femme on Fitness: Jess Davies

Tonya speaks with her Femme On Collective co-host Jess Davies about mental health, her complicated relationship with her body, and using fitness as a tool for managing...

Literature for Life: Rachel Heatley

In this episode, our host Jess speaks with wonderful human Rachel about a coming of age story, The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. This conversation is honest and vul...

Literature for Life: Philippa Perry's The Book You Wish Your Parent's Had Read with Ria Carrogan

In this episode, Jess speaks with fellow Femme on co-hots, Ria Carrogan, about Philippa Perry's The Book You Wish Your Parent's Had Read. They discuss how Philippa Per...

Ria's questions: Do you think hedgehogs know they are spiky?

In this episode of Ria's questions, the Collective ask themselves the age old question of "Do you think that hedgehogs know they are spiky?". Well, do you?Discover mor...

Femme on Creatives: Cathleen Davies

In this episode, our host Jess talks with author Cathleen Davies about her identity as a writer, her advice as a creative writing lecturer and her memoir And, Marvel. ...

Ria's questions: Why men?

It's time, once again, for Ria's questions. In this episode the Collective answers the question: "Why men?". They discuss what is currently frustrating them about the ...

Literature for Life: Lessons in Chemistry with Nicola Pinto

In this episode, host Jess speaks with writer of children's fiction, Nicola Pinto, about Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. We talk about the exceptional complexit...

Ria's questions: If you had invisibility, would you use it to just look at boobs and penises?

Would you?See more of Ria's questions at riasquestions.com

Literature for Life: And Then, You Act: Making Art in an Unpredictable World

In this episode of Literature for Life, Jess speaks with fellow Femme On host and poet Ada McCartney about the book ‘And Then, You Act’ by Anne Bogart. We talk about s...

Ria's questions: If cats could mug each other, what would they mug each other for?

The Collective discuss cat muggings. What do cats love the most and what would they mug each other for? The age old question! Join in the conversation.Find more of Ria...

Femme on Creatives: Erika Lance

Our host Jess speaks with writer, podcaster and CEO of 4 Horsemen Publications, Erika Lance about why she loves to write stories without happy endings, her advice to w...

Easter special: Ria's questions: What's your best type of Easter egg?

It's Easter! In this very special episode the collective discusses Easter egg chocolate. What is your favourite Easter chocolate? Do you think Jess should receive free...

Literature for Life: Mansfield Park

In this episode, Jess speaks with Jane Austen mega fan, writer and college professor Tony Farina about Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. Tony explains the intricacies and ...

Ria's questions: If you could use only one smelly soap for the rest of your life, what smell would it be?

It's time for Ria's Questions! This episode the Collective discusses smells. Smelly (in a good way) soap, weird smells they like, and just smell in general. Listen and...

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