Good questions. Great guests. Few beers....
Jason Pine: Tales from a life of broadcasting
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, dealing with the loss of friend and mentor Graeme Moody, why he gets so angry at indoor football and much, much more.
Ryan Nelsen: The best stories from a career in the EPL
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.
Rebecca Rolls: An exceptional life on and off the field
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 Fraud Office and Department of Corrections. She is also a Director of NZ Cricket, about to start a new job as the Diversity and inclusion manager at Sport NZ and is a commentator for Spark Sport.
Jeremy Redmore: Tales from the top of NZ music
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 few years, and the break-up that brought him back to his guitar.
Danny Hay: All Whites captain, critic and coach
In this episode we talk about Danny's time at Leeds playing with Rio Ferdinand, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Jonathan Woodgate, his Champions League debut against Barcelona at the Nou Camp infront of 90,000 people, playing against Man United at Old Trafford, why Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer is the smartest player he's ever seen, the nine groin operations across three seasons that killed his dreams of playing at the top level and his coaching influences and philosophies.
Honey Hireme-Smiler: 'Punk kid' to cross-code superstar
In this episode we talk about how Honey fared at the Putaruru athletics championships as a teenager, some of the toughest times from her childhood – and how she turned a corner, why she only discovered her legal name as a teenager, the sudden loss of her mum and the lessons in strength she received from her final weeks, why she peaked as an athlete in her mid 30s and the time she skipped from a sevens World Cup to a rugby league World Cup in a week.
Always a good listen
One of my new favourite pods. Longer format allows for more in-depth questioning. The Declan Edge and Jonathan Gould interviews have been particularly enjoyable.
Something in it for everyone
It’s a good podcast and one I like to listen to, in my opinion.
This is one for the true kiwi football geeks and trainspotters