Between Two Beers Podcast

Between Two Beers Podcast

Good questions. Great guests. Few beers....

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January 9, 2022 104 min
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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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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November 28, 2021 106 min
Chelsea Lane's story is extraordinary. After working in NZ for over a decade as a physio and with high performance sport NZ, she got an email from the NBA champion Golden State Warriors in 2015, asking for her help.

Within a year, she was working with some of the biggest sport stars in the world as a performance therapist.

Within two years she was running the whole operation, leading a team of 25 as the head of physical performan...
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November 7, 2021 134 min
In this episode we separate fact from fiction surrounding Leigh’s unbelievable childhood in Peru, We recount his first appearance on SportsCafe as a professional snail racer, the reason he left Bhuja, the best stories from the Bermuda Triangle, the secrets behind Late Night Big Breakfasts’s success, his plans for the future and so much more.

Show notes | Episode 63 | Leigh Hart | A comedy of errors

1.52 Wakachangi in can, promoting ...
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In this episode we talk about getting mistaken for Joe Moody, unusual encounters with old fans, his rivalry with Jacko Gill, the drama, confusion and emotion in Tokyo, what life’s like on the road with other giant men, the humiliating forfeits he plans with his coach, why his Gold Coast Gold was tinged with disappointment and so much more.

Show notes | Episode 62 | Tom Walsh |

1.38 Time away from shot put, Walshot, and an “A List” a...
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October 24, 2021 100 min
Show notes | Episode 61 | DJ Forbes |

1.52 Lockdown beards, Olympic lifting, Pacific Games, haka’s in the rain, and the never-ending fend-off meme

5.01 DJ and Pacific contemporary dance

6.54 Who was pre-rugby sevens DJ Forbes?

12.07 Samoan influences growing up

15.03 Leaving school for the ‘real world’

20.07 Talking Titch: reflections on Sir Gordon Tietjens

26.13 Feats of fitness: beep tests, yo-yo’s, and broncos

34.13 Titch and DJ: Good c...
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October 17, 2021 79 min
We talk about the most interesting experiences across seven years as Match Day host for the Black Caps, *that* one night he went out with Laura McGoldrick, Martin Guptill and Jesse Ryder in Nelson, making a living in the Wellington comedy scene alongside Flight of the Conchords and Taika Waititi, the best stories across a decade at 7days and what the future of comedy looks like in NZ.

1.34 Covid chat, similarities between Seamus ...
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October 10, 2021 101 min
In this episode we talk about JK’s son Niko becoming an All White, the challenges of being an outspoken TV pundit with SKY TV in a rugby landscape where everyone knows everyone, why he left school at 15 and the lessons he learned from his dad, his experiences rooming with Jonah Lomu and how he met his wife when she didn’t speak a word of English.

In the second half of this episode we follow JK’s mental health journey. A warning, th...
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Laura is a broadcaster, presenter, radio host, MC and part time actress and one of the most popular faces on television in New Zealand.
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1.46 The Guptill / McGoldrick wedding: including Jason Gunn as MC, a star-studded table, and the Matt Heath rendition of Deja Voodoo’s “Beers”

8.30 Who am I? “I took her to my school leavers’ ball. She’s my best mate’s sister and it was a top notch night. But I think she danced with my da...
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September 19, 2021 89 min
Pita is best known as the oiled up, shirtless Tongan flagbearer who achieved worldwide fame at the Rio Olympics in 2016, but that’s only scratching the surface of his story.

Show notes | Episode 57 | Pita Taufatofua|
1.52 Seamus as one of millions who tagged Pita on Instagram back in 2016 and Steven learns about his exploits over the past 48 hours
5.41 The 24 hours after the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro
16.18 Would you do anyth...
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September 12, 2021 104 min
In this episode we talk to Eugene Bareman, businessman, fighter and coach of two current UFC champions.
Show notes:

1.50 Between Three Beards?

3.46 Training professional fighters in Level 4 lockdown

9.27 The link to Eugene through his sister Sarai Bareman

11.06 Back at Massey High School: rugby, study, and the turning point of his life

21.45 Family fundamentals: Provide for your children, back yourself, learn from your mistakes

25.15 Law ...
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September 5, 2021 111 min
In this episode we find out why Paddy is best known for saying 'this is the fuckin news', what Steve experienced when he went to a Hamilton pub with Paddy after midnight, how All Black Conrad Smith helped him prepare for the leaders debate, the time he left his passport behind when travelling with John Key in Iraq, the breakdown that led to him quitting as Newshub Political Editor, the horror interview he’ll never forget an...
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In this episode we talk about how Jimmy went from the brink of retirement to almost delivering New Zealand the 2019 World Cup, what it’s like to get a spray from Brendon McCullum as a young player, how his social media following got so GIGANTIC – and the time he was mobbed on the streets of India, the heartbreak of missing out on NZ’s home World Cup and his future goals for red-ball cricket.
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August 12, 2021 81 min
In this episode we talked about Sarah's rugged Fielding farm-girl upbringing, why Honey Hireme-Smiler considers her the greatest leader she’s ever played with, the emotional rollercoaster of the last six months after tragically losing her mum, how the eccentric Ruby Tui won the world’s heart and all the best yarns from leading the Black Ferns sevens to gold in Tokyo.
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August 1, 2021 90 min
In this episode we talk about BJ's ‘perfect’ career arc, his short-form cricket regrets, what happened in the changing room after the WTC win, what happened when a ND coach tried to stop him from smoking, what he talked about in between overs with Brendon McCullum during their epic 352-rin partnership and why he was Baz’s favourite oplayer, the toughest bowler he ever faced and so much more.
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We talk about why Piney decided to leave NZME after 28 years of service, and then why he decided to leave his new job at SENZ radio station within a few months. He gives his thoughts on former SENZ producer Sam Casey’s controversial column on women’s rugby that saw him lose his job, the best stories from working at the 2010 World Cup and *that* night against Bahrain in 2009, how he knew Hilary Barry was going to be a big star, deal...
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We hear Ryan's best stories from eight years in the EPL, his frustrations with the All Whites in 2010, what it was like playing with Tugay, Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Luke Modric, and against Henry and Berkamp, Ronaldinho and Neymar, the time he 'made the moves' on Chelsea Clinton at Stanford university, fought El Hadji Djouf at Everton and so, so many other cracking yarns from an incredible career.
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Rebecca was the Football Ferns goalkeeper from 1994-96, before switching codes to cricket, and playing over 100 games for the White Ferns where she won a World Cup. Then, at the age of 36 she returned to football, 16 years after walking away from the game, and went to a further two Olympic Games and one Football World Cup. She’s also worked for 10 years with the NZ police and held senior positions at the Ministry of Health, Serious...
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Jeremy was the lead singer of Midnight Youth, who were probably NZ’s biggest rock band from 2009-2012. In this episode we talk about the band's wild ride; Jeremy’s transition from journalist to musician, the fame – and attention he got on night's out, stories from backstage at the Big Day Out, the manager who ripped them off and why the band split up. We find out why he walked away from music to make coffee in Canada for a ...
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