On the Couch with Jesse Cox

Jess Cox_oncWho is Jesse Cox?
I’m an artist and radio producer. I’m currently performing my latest work Wael Zuaiter: Unknown at Theatre Works during Next Wave Festival, but can also be found making radio programs for ABC RN.

What would you do differently to what you do now?  
I’d be winning The Amazing Race, ideally.

Who inspires you and why?
I’m in a stage of my life/career where my friends and peers are all starting to come into their own – striking out, kicking goals, making amazing work and getting recognition for it. It’s a privilege to be around when it happens.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?  
Much more than I’m doing now.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
It’s not my favourite yet but I’d like to go to Iceland. For somewhere closer to home, a dear friend has a farm in NSW with an outdoor bath and no mobile or internet reception where all you do is play cards, laze around by a stream and drink tea – that, over a long weekend with good pals is as good as it gets.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
To the beach, any damned beach in Sydney.

What are you currently reading?
After Darkness, a new novel by a friend, Christine Piper – it just won this year’s Vogel and she’s a bloody champion for it.

What are you currently listening to?
So much great radio from around the world – including anything from Arte Radio, Benjamin Walker’s Theory Of Everything podcast, and lots of RN.

Happiness is?
A good night’s sleep.

What does the future hold for you?
A good night’s sleep, once this current season’s over!

Jesse Cox is a radio producer, artist and storyteller. He was the co-creator, presenter and producer of ABC RN’s Long Story Short and co-creator and Executive Producer of FBi Radio’s All the Best. His sound installations can be experienced anywhere from beach showers to moving trains or as smartphone apps. He is currently working as a presenter and producer for ABC RN.

Jesse is currently performing in his latest work Wael Zuaiter: Unknown at Theatre Works till 11 May 2014. For more information, visit: www.theatreworks.org.au for details.

Image: Jesse Cox