You can learn a lot about someone from their mixtape.
Join lifelong music fanatic and host Zan Rowe as she brings her popular award-winning Double J radio show and podcast, Take 5 with Zan Rowe to screens when it premieres Tuesday, 20 September at 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview.
Across five episodes, icons in music and screen join Zan to delve deep into intimate moments in their lives as they share five songs they love and explore their connection to this curated soundtrack of their lives.
From acclaimed actor Guy Pearce exploring the impact of losing his father at a young age, to music icon Keith Urban sharing his unexpected passion for electronic music and the story of finding himself at rock bottom with nothing to lose. And, in a deeply personal conversation, Missy Higgins opens up to Zan in an extraordinary interview you won’t forget. While Australia’s favourite sports presenter, the charismatic Tony Armstrong shares life lessons and the highs and extreme lows of his AFL career, and finally, the legendary Tori Amos talks about her fight to be heard as a woman in music, the endemic nature of sexual assault and how the fight continues.
Using music as the blueprint to the lives of each guest, expect intimate, revelation fuelled conversations that cast the people you know in a whole new light.
As Zan says:
“Music, just like smell or taste, is sensory memory. We’ve all had those experiences where we hear a song and we’re transported back to an exact moment in our life.”
All filtered through the universal language of music, Take 5 with Zan Rowe is where the power of music meets the power of human vulnerability.
The series is part of ABC’s commitment to Arts content and providing a home for the national conversation around visual and performance art, books, films, and music.
So, join Zan Rowe and let’s Take Five.
Episode 1: Guy Pearce, Tuesday 20 September, 8pm ABC TV & ABC iview
Episode 2: Keith Urban, Tuesday 27 September, 8pm ABC TV & ABC iview
Episode 3: Missy Higgins, Tuesday 4 October, 8pm ABC TV & ABC iview
Episode 4: Tony Armstrong, Tuesday 11 October, 8pm ABC TV & ABC iview
Episode 5: Tori Amos, Tuesday 18 October, 8pm ABC TV & ABC iview
Production credits: Take 5 with Zan Rowe is an ABC Production.
Created and hosted by Zan Rowe, Executive Producer: Nikita Agzarian, Series Producer: Josh Schmidt, Director/DOP: Aaron Smith, Double J Content Director: Ryan Egan, Head of Music: Meagan Loader, Executive Producer Arts: Kalita Corrigan, Acting Head of Factual and Culture: Richard Huddleston.
TAKE 5 WITH ZAN ROWE – screening Tuesdays at 8pm from 20 September on ABC TV and ABC iview.