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March 24, 2024 110 mins

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Mark Stafford.

This ep is really special. There's just so much goodness in here.

Staffy is a radio host, who is best known as the former face of the TAB, where he spent two decades as a bookmaker and broadcaster.

But what's not so well-known is his roller-coaster ride through life with all its twists and turns.

In this episode we talk about how he died in a car accident, before being brought back to life, beating cancer, getting diagnosed with MS and found his way to the TAB. He shares his best match-fixing stories, we talk about the legend of Steel Balls and all the most incredible yarns from being NZ's premier oddsmaker.

We also talk about the devastating year of 2020, where he lost his job, his sister and his best friend in a short period of time. How he built himself back up, the friendships and lessons he leaned on and his reflections towards the end of this one - make it one of the greats.

Staffy is such a lovely bloke, who's been through it all. He was incredibly candid and raw in this chat, and when you mix that up with being one of the best storytellers in NZ, made it one of our favs.

We're also super stoked to have Staffy on the books of B2B Speakers, so if you’d like him to MC your night, or share his story at your function or event, flick us a message by going to

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