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Joseph Parker | A champion inside and outside the ring
Episode 10: Joseph Parker is a professional Kiwi boxer. Despite being New Zealand's first-ever WBO Heavyweight Champion, Joseph is adamant that being a father is his greatest achievement. When he's not spending time with his four daughters, he's either fishing or playing guitar.
In this episode, Joseph opens up about how he rose to the top. Even though he had his first fight at 12, he was a broke teenager flipping burgers at McDonald's trying to earn a shot at going pro. He goes into detail about his training regime, why he thinks boxing teaches mental toughness, and what it's like stepping into the ring and getting knocked out — even when you thought the gameplan was watertight.
If you've ever wanted to get to know New Zealand's greatest boxer, or more about the sport itself, you definitely want to tune in.
Where to find Joseph:
Joseph Parker loses by Knockout to Joe Joyce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIhiJjMR1EQ
Art Green | Being the Bachelor, uncovering reality TV, succeeding in relationships, and more
Episode 9: Art was the leading man in season one of The Bachelor NZ where he met his wife Matilda Rice. Since then, he's remained in the realm of reality TV hosting both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. He also has his own podcast, Well & Good, where he consults leading health and fitness experts in his pursuit of wellbeing for himself and his followers.In this episode, he pulls back the curtain and reveals what goes on behind the scenes in reality TV shows like The Bachelor, Treasure Island and MAFS. Art covers how he went from building a health food startup to being on The Bachelor, what it's like to have married and had kids with someone he met on a dating show, and how he sees himself as a role model for young men. Plus, he provides some essential tips for a successful relationship.If you've ever wanted to learn more about reality TV, relationships, and general wellbeing — you don't want to miss this chat.Where to find Art:
Well & Good with Art Green: https://open.spotify.com/show/0MTWqCO7hTtHTLEufmsDXO?si=dc10dcf133074b34
Plate Up: https://plateup.co.nz
Liam Malone | Hot takes on the Paralympics, Oscar Pistorius, disabled people, and more
Episode 8: Liam Malone is a two-time gold medal sprinter — but he has no legs.
Despite having both his lower limbs amputated before he was two years old and struggling with disability, his life reached a low-point following his mum's death to cancer and learning his brother was a meth addict. Rather than sink, Liam stood tall and competed and broke records at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. After retiring from athletics, Liam now works for Amazon Web Services and is crazy about technology.
Liam thinks it's difficult to take Paralympics seriously. He comments on gene editing children with disabilities, competing against a 'hilarious' lack of competition, and wanting to fight Oscar Pistorius. Plus, he sheds light on working at Amazon, AI technologies and the future of Bitcoin.The chat is raw, insightful, and ultimately helpful for anyone that struggles to find a sense of belonging.
Where to find Liam:
Leigh Hart | Turning comedy characters into business ideas, growing up in Peru, serving jailtime in France, and more
Episode 7: Leigh Hart is the founder of Wakachangi and the mind behind comedy shows like The Late Night Big Breakfast, Moon TV and Mysterious Planet.
Leigh sheds some light on touring Europe as a musician, how his satirical newspaper was turned into a TV show, and how he trusts his instincts more than anything else when it comes to business. Plus, we hear about the time Leigh attacked a French policeman with a mop, how he ended up in a World War II prison, and what it was like spending a large chunk of his childhood in Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru.
You may know Leigh as one of the most iconic voices in New Zealand entertainment — from Hellers Sausages to Radio Hauraki — but after this chat, you'll see he's much more than a comedian.
Where to find Leigh:
Find his shows on Moonflix: https://www.moonflix.co.nz/
Alternative Commentary Collective: https://www.instagram.com/theaccnz/
The Late Night Big Breakfast: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/the-late-night-big-breakfast
Wakachangi on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wakachangi_lager
Jess Quinn | Surviving child cancer, living less abled, body positivity, and more
Episode 6: Jess Quinn has built a social media following of over 1 million users by helping people overcome adversity and insecurity using her own experiences. She lost her right leg to cancer as a child, but that hasn't stopped Jess from living life to the fullest.
Jess opens up about being diagnosed with bone cancer at just 8 years old, what living with a prosthetic leg is like, and her beliefs around body positivity. Plus, we get into why less able individuals want to be treated normally, as well as the need to raise awareness of endometriosis and PCOS in women.
This chat is dramatic, sometimes morbid, but ultimately uplifting — tune in to learn the value of life from someone who came close to losing theirs.
Where to find Jess:
Still Standing by Jess Quinn: https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/still-standing/35034017
Max Key brings a fresh approach to chats with exciting guests, mainly from New Zealand. Growing up in the spotlight has given Max a unique perspective that makes for interesting and exciting conversations. He asks questions no one asks, and gets answers no one’s heard. Listen for entertainment and for inspiration.