Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to the Paperback Guerrillas podcast for mana enhancing kōrero (life-improving conversations). We talk with people from all walks of life to discover tools, strategies, and insights, or even just provoke whakaaro (thoughts), to empower everyday people to turn actions into positive change. We hope this show helps make life better for someone, maybe you. The podcast is proudly Māori run and focused, because that’s a good place to start, and is recorded here in Aotearoa, New Zealand, because this is a beautiful place to be. Regular guests you can expect to hear from, especially in the pukapuka (book) focused episodes, are Pera Barrett from Shoebox Christmas, Te Awanui Reeder from Nesian Mystik, Sam Poananga, Warena Wainohu, David White and others.
Jase Te Patu - Māori mindfulness, decision making, and hauora (wellbeing) (#11)
Jase Te Patu is the founder and driving force behind Awhi Yoga, andM3 Mindfulness, a programme designed to improve mental health and wellbeing of students, teachers and whānau. Jase uses Māori stories, mindfulness, and movement to make this important mahi happen.
Damien – What I was looking for in gangs (#10)
This episode is a bit different in that we spend a bit more time talking about how my mate Damien found himself on a path in which he wasn't thriving, and somewhere that in hindsight, he didn't want to be. We talk about how he ended up doing 7 stints in jail, joining gangs, and living a life of violence. If you don't know what this looks or feels like, please listen.
DJ Spell – The Art of Following Your Dreams (#9)
DJ Spell is a world champion turntablist, B-Boy, graffiti artist, beat-maker, te reo Māori tutor, musical tutor, graphic designer, and an artist in general.
Pukapuka Episode – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey): Sam, Warena & Pera (#8)
“Don’t prioritise your schedule - schedule your priorities.” — Stephen CoveyThis is a pukapuka episode, where a few of the bros sit down and discuss a book we’ve enjoyed, break down the kaupapa and talk about applying the book’s messages and lessons in...
Stacey Morrison - Not just about te reo Māori (#7)
“I’ve had the full spectrum from being accused of being too plastic to being criticised for being too elite. So come at me bro.” — StaceyStacey Morrison (Ngāi tahu, Te Arawa) is a māmā of three and is a taonga of TV and radio. She's a fierce advocate...
Hori - Hustling, mental health, and being an artist (#6)
“I couldn’t go into KFC and order anything, or into the mall, the doctor was like, mate this is anxiety. You need to stop drinking for a bit.” — HoriPaperback Guerrillas is the podcast for mana enhancing kōrero (life-improving conversations).In this...