Between Two Beers Podcast

Between Two Beers Podcast

Good questions. Great guests. Few beers... Steve and Seamus like asking good questions. And they love good answers. After over 20 years of friendship, they bought a microphone and started a podcast, allowing them to sit with, and learn from, the most interesting people they can access. From Olympic rowing legend Eric Murray, to media personality Mike Lane, and events creator David Higgins, Between Two Beers has produced countless hours of incredible stories, career highs, lows and moments of raw vulnerability. And it’s only the beginning. The ACC - The Alternative Commentary Collective.


March 19, 2023 114 min

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Awen Gutenbeil. 

You may know Awen as one of New Zealand’s greatest rugby league players, with 170 caps for the Warriors over a professional career that spanned 15 years. What you might not know, is that in the first five years of his career he spent more time under general anesthetic then he did on the field.  

In this episode we talk about the mental toll of 60 hours under GA and ...

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On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Guyon Espiner. 

Guyon is one of New Zealand’s most highly respected journalists and has worked in print, radio and television for more than 20 years, as a reporter, political editor and anchor. 

He has reported on trade from China, on war from Afghanistan, on politics from Washington, and on climate change from Antarctica. 

He currently works at Radio New Zealand as an investigativ...

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On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Guy Williams. 

Guy is one of New Zealand’s best-known comedians who has worked on many of New Zealand’s biggest TV shows. 

He was a co-host on Jono and Ben, a radio DJ at The Edge, featured on shows like Come Dine With Me, The Extra Factor and Taskmaster and for the last four years has been working on his critically acclaimed show New Zealand Today. 

In this one we talk about bad n...

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On this episode of Between two Beers we talk to Dame Lisa Carrington. 

Lisa is New Zealand’s most successful Olympian of all time with five Olympic gold medals in the sprint Kayak, one bronze and 12 World Championship titles. 

For over a decade, Lisa has been the best in the world at her sport and after listening to this conversation it will become clear why.  We go deep inside the mi...

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On this episode of Between Two Beers we’re rewinding the clock back to September of 2021 when we sat down with Paddy Gower.  

Paddy is one of New Zealand’s most senior journalists with over 22 years in all forms of journalism. He’s been newshub’s political editor, an award-winning investigative journalist in  print and broadcasting – has covered warzones and major world events, has hosted leaders debates and is a documentary maker...

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February 12, 2023 93 min

On this episode of Between Two Beers, we talk to Marc Ellis. 

Marc has done enough in his life to have an episode dedicated to each chapter. 

He played rugby for Otago, North Harbour, Blues, Highlanders and All Blacks and League for the Warriors and Kiwis, founded Charlie’s juice company – which after 10 years he sold to Asahi for $129 million, and was one of New Zealand’s top television stars for over a decade. 

In this episode...

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February 5, 2023 105 min

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Dave Wood. 

Dave is a human performance specialist who works with some of the world’s most elite athletes to make them better at their job.  

He is currently Israel Adesanya’s breathing and mindset coach, and in a recent interview Adesanya said Wood ‘opened his eyes’ to the power of breathwork.  

Wood is now one of the most in-demand integrated health specialists in Australasia and...

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Melodie is a Kiwi trailblazer, with a CV as good as any that have come across the BTB desk.

She’s won two rugby World Cups with the Black Ferns, worked at parliament as a journalist, was the first female rugby commentator in the world, perfected her craft across 15 years at SKY before becoming a communications executive – and she is now TVNZ’s General Manager, Sport and Events.

She also has an MBA from Auckland uni, two sons and ...

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January 22, 2023 96 min

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Mike Minogue.  

Mike is a talented man. He’s a creator, writer, producer and actor, a star of the Big Show on Radio Hauraki, and a member of The Alternative Commentary Collective. 

You also might have seen him in What We Do in The Shadows, or as the lead character Officer Minogue in the spinoff TV show Wellington Paranormal -  and he’s recently produced the critically acclaimed film...

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Paul Henry was one of New Zealand’s last great broadcasting celebrities.

He was a radio broadcaster through the 1980s, but it wasn’t until 2004 that he became a household name. His seven-year tenure on Breakfast saw ratings soar and he boasted the type of star power at his peak that just doesn’t exist in broadcasting anymore. But alongside the fame were a number of on-air controversies that followed his career.

Paul’s rise to fam...

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In this episode we’re rewinding the clock back to September 2021 when we sat down with Eugene Bareman.  
Eugene is New Zealand’s MMA mastermind.  
He’s a fighter - a multiple NZ champion in kickboxing, Jui Jitsu and MMA, A business owner - his Auckland gym City Kickboxing is widely regarded as one of the best MMA gyms in the world and a coach who has produced a group of fighters that have soared to the top of the ...

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January 1, 2023 92 min

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Luke Kemeys.

Luke is a chartered accountant, a business advisor, and the driving force behind one of New Zealand’s most engaged Facebook Groups, Boys Get Paid. 

BGP is New Zealand’s biggest punters club and while this episode does have some interesting chat about the horses, it also transcends racing, as Luke shares his experienced wisdom in building communities and business strateg...

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In this 'best of entertainment 2022' compilation, we pick out a bunch of our favourite snippets from our favourite episodes with non-sporting guests across the year.

Included are Jack Tame, Jason Hoyte, Hayley Sproull, Chris Parker, PJ Harding, Mikey Havoc, Dom Harvey, Brodie Kane, Mitch James, Petra Bagust, Lucy Blakiston and Jono and Ben.

Show notes | Episode 109 | Best of Entertainment

0:28: Best of 2022 Entertainment

2:22: ...

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In this 'Best of sport 2022' compilation, we pick out a bunch of our favourite snippets from our favourite sport episodes across the year. Included are Dion Nash, Kendra Cocksedge, Ryan Fox, Shane Cameron, Ric Salizzo, Brad Smeele, Eliza McCartney, Ross Taylor, Daniel Kereopa, Lance Cairns, Grant Fox and Ruth Croft.

Show notes | Episode 108 | Best of Sport

0:29: Best of 2022 Sport, welcome to Between Two Beers

2:24: Dion Nash sh...

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On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Butch Miller. 

Butch is best known for being one-half of the WWE Hall of Fame tag-team, the Bushwhackers. 

Butch is 78-years old and lives a fairly simple life in Wellington these days. But he’s still firing on all cylinders – and some of the yarns shared across this one were quite breathtaking. 

Like how he started wrestling with team-mate Luke in 1966, and trained for 10 years wi...

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On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Ruth Croft. 

Ruth is New Zealand’s trail running queen. In 2021 she made headlines winning the 102km Tarawera Ultra outright – the top man or woman – and then finished second at Western States in her first attempt at running 100 miles. She returned this year, to win the race (referred to as one of the toughest races on the planet) conquering the 161km race in blistering California he...

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On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Marcus Daniell. 

Marcus is one of New Zealand’s best tennis players. He’s an Olympic bronze medallist, who's won 5 ATP titles, made quarterfinal appearances at both Wimbledon and the Australian Open and has won over $1 million in prizemoney across his career. 

This episode is kind of split into two parts. The first half tells the story of Marcus, the incredible man-child who cut his...

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On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Lucy Blakiston. 

Lucy’s story is quite incredible. In 2018, she was sitting in a uni lecture, getting increasingly frustrated with how disconnected she felt from the information she was being delivered. So, along with her two hometown best friends, she started a blog called Shit You Should Care About. 

Four years later, it’s turned into a mini-media empire. Her daily newsletter reac...

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On this episode of Between Two Beers we’re rewinding the clock back to August of 2021 when we talked to Sarah Hirini.  

Sarah was one of the most impressive guests we’ve had on the podcast and after watching her epic display helping the Black Ferns win the World Cup final – figured it was a pretty good time to re-share her message. 

Sarah is an Olympic Games gold and silver medalist, a commonwealth Games gold medallist, a six-tim...

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November 6, 2022 92 min

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Mitch James. 

Mitch is one of New Zealand’s most popular artists and has attracted over 200 million global streams of his music, over six million TikTok views and over three million video views. He’s toured the world alongside Six60, supported Ed Sheeran and just returned home after touring with Calum Scott, to release his second album, Patience

In this episode we talk about his d...

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