Between Two Beers Podcast

Between Two Beers Podcast

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May 15, 2022 143 min

On this episode we’re re-winding the clock nearly two years to September 23, 2020, when we sat down with Alternative Commentary Collective boss Mike Lane. 
 
Lane was Between Two Beers’ first big ‘get’. Up untill then, we’d been a relatively niche football podcast, but this chat inspired us to broaden our outlook. Lane is a world-class storyteller and this was one of our most memorable episodes.
 
In it we talk about the worst things t...

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Mark Richardson was a test batsman, who has gone on to become one of New Zealand’s most sought-after broadcasters. 
 
He’s one of New Zealand’s best cricket commentators who's also been a host of the Crowd Goes Wild, Radio Sport breakfast, the Block, the AM Show and The Project. 
 
In this episode we talk about dealing with fame, arguing with Jacinda Ardern on live TV, his grumpy man persona on the Crowd Goes Wild, the full story o...

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May 1, 2022 97 min

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Chris Cairns. 
 
Chris is one of the best cricketers NZ has produced. A powerful, big-hitting batter who could bowl as well as he could bat. For 15-years, Chris was an ever-present in living rooms across New Zealand smashing sixes and taking wickets on TV – a sporting hero. 
 
But on the 19th of May, 2014 it was revealed Chris was under investigation for match-fixing allegations, and his ...

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April 24, 2022 120 min

Jack is one of the most talented people we’ve met. He was described to us by one of his colleagues as journalism’s Swiss Army Knife – a guy that does it all.

He’s been a Breakfast host, a 6pm newsreader, he hosts one of NZ’s biggest radio shows on Newstalk ZB, is a columnist for the NZ Herald, has moderated live election debates, now hosts TVNZ’s Q and A and has seen more, and experienced more of the world – than any 35-year-old we...

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Josh is an All Blacks legend who played at two Rugby World Cups across 54 games for the All Blacks and was a cult hero in Dunedin, where he played over 100 games for Otago and the Highlanders. 

In this episode we talk about surfing with Tom Robinson, destroying his downstairs operation on the Crowd Goes Wild, what it was really like to play with and against Jonah, how he avoided food poisoning at the 95 World Cup, what it was like ...

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Ryan Fox is one of NZ’s best golfers and has won two European Tour titles and has 13 professional wins. 
 
In this episode we talk about how he celebrated his recent win in the Ras Al Khaimah Classic and what happens to the $500,000 dollar prize money, what it was like playing a hole with Tiger Woods – and we hear all his best Tiger stories, memories of his late, great mate Shane Warne, how Steve Hansen’s advice helped him out of a f...

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Chloe’s story tests the limits of human endurance, and it may stretch your appreciation of what the human body and mind can achieve. 
 
She is probably the greatest ultra-marathon swimmer in history, and holds world records for the longest non-stop swim (124 km, 42 hours) and the most crossings of the English Channel (44). 

In this episode we talk about where her mental strength comes from, where her mind goes mid-swim - during the d...

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March 27, 2022 122 min

In this episode, we talk about how Dion met his wife, Former Silver Fern captain Bernice Mene, opening the bowling with Jeff Wilson in Otago, what really happened when Dion, Stephen Fleming and Matt Hart got suspended for smoking pot in South Africa, how he stumbled into a high-profile corporate career soon after retiring from cricket, and the lessons he’s learned along the way. 

Show notes | Episode 75 | Dion Nash

1.42 Between two...

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We talk to PJ about why she walked away from radio at the top of her game, what she’s planning next, her relationship with former co-host Jase – and the realities of breakfast radio, and we document Seamus’ rough run attempting to slide into PJ’s Instagram DMs from years ago.

Show notes | Episode 74 | Polly Harding

1.28 The journey from Melbourne to Masterton (or Mount Bruce)

6.40 PJ or Polly? And baby Campbell on the way

9.26 Poll...

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Last week we flew to Gisborne (Thanks to Air New Zealand’s Grabaseat) to talk to Lance Cairns about his incredible life. In the first 30 minutes we’d heard stories about Don Bradman, Johnny Cash and the Queen!

It was a conversation that wouldn’t have been possible for nearly 50 years due to his hearing impairment, but thanks to his cochlear implant – we had an afternoon we won’t ever forget

Show notes | Episode 73 | Lance Cairns &g...

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In this episode with Kieran Read we talk about Richie McCaw’s engine, getting bounced by Shane Bond, the secret sauce of great leadership, what happened in that Ireland haka, and why he choked out Richie Mo’unga when he met him for the first time at Owen Franks’ wedding.

Show notes | Episode 72 | Kieran Read

2.02: Running a Hotmail operation in 2022, trail running, weight loss, and a regular day in Kieran Read’s life post All Blacks...

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This episode originally aired on Nov 24, 2020. The first thing that struck us about meeting Eric for the first time was his approachability. He had a beer in hand, a huge smile and welcomed us into his home like old friends – excited to share his best stories. 

The second was his size. The guy is a giant and when you combine that raw power with an insane aerobic ticker, you can start to understand how he won 8 World Championships, ...

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Toby is the king of music festivals in NZ. He’s a shareholder and former director of Rythym and Vines, who has more recently tasted success organising Bay Dreams, Le Currents and Plane Sailing, while touring some of the world's biggest artists from Bryan Adams to Snoop Dogg. Basically, he’s seen it all and done it all in the NZ music scene. 
 
In this episode we talk about the stressful early days of Rhythm and Vines and BW Campg...

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In this episode we talk about Monty's life after sport, his success in the business world and transitioning to punditry, his relationship with his father and reflections on a difficult childhood, why the NRL voted him the scariest player in the early 2000s, why he took the Shane Cameron fight at Fight For Life when no rugby player wanted to fight him and why he walked away from rugby league. 

Show notes | Monty Betham

1.38: Winn...

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In this episode we talk about Shane's upbringing in the tiny town of Tiniroto and why he left school at 13, his epic training camp with Mike Tyson in Arizona – and what it was like to fight the baddest man on the planet, we talk about THAT fight with David Tua, when and why it turned personal, the heartbreak, the aftermath and their relationship now, his unlikely appearance on Dancing with the Stars and how he cut 16 kgs in thr...

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January 30, 2022 93 min

In this episode we talk about Styris' ‘streetfighter’ nickname and the most high-profile on-field confrontations across his career, why he’s not a good fit for the Black Clash, how the Indian commentary scene really works, the best pranks and gags from his high-profile marriage with his wife Nicky, the realities of life as a travelling player and pundit and his side of the story from his tussle with Anton Devcich in a Wellingto...

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This episode originally aired on February 1, 2021. David Higgins has one of the most fascinating minds in New Zealand sport with a cunning intelligence and the balls to continually bet big on himself, and win. In his mid 20s with no boxing experience and little money, he engineered the Fight of the Century between David Tua and Shane Cameron which laid the path for his journey to the top of the boxing worlds as Joseph Parker’s mana...

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We talk to Marina about moving to NZ as a six year old from war-torn Yugoslavia, the special treatment she got at high school as a 'minor celebrity', behind the scenes stories about what life is really like for a touring tennis pro, why the media never got the best out of her, her creative Instagram account and why her Wikipedia page is so intense.

Show notes | Marina Erakovic

1.51 Has Marina picked up a racquet to play a ga...
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December 27, 2021 129 min
Steve and Seamus reflect on their years on and off the mic, then select some of the best clips from the 28 guests in 2021.

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We talk about the time Dai slept in a cricket bag for six months during his OE, his breakdown in 2003 after bombing in Edinburgh – and how Brett McKenzie from Flight of the Conchords helped him bounce back, the most controversial things said on 7 days, his journey to sobriety, reflections on the old Dai and his rise to the top of the NZ comedy scene. We also got him to answer a series of stitch-up questions sent in from friend of t...
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