Straight Up with Niva and Beatrice

Everyone has a story to tell. In this New Zealand Herald podcast, Olympian Beatrice Faumuina and broadcaster Niva Retimanu talk to well known New Zealanders from all walks of life about the highs and lows of their journey, pivotal moments which have shaped them, and how they have overcome the challenges they have faced.

00:54:18 2022-11-25
Journalist, author, mental health advocate and TV host Matt Chisholm is this week's guest. He talks to Niva and Beatrice about growing up in Otago, his early struggles with mental health and drinking, why he chose to be honest about his story, working in ...
00:56:58 2022-11-18
Actress, TV presenter and advocate Sonia Gray is this week's guest. She talks to Niva and Beatrice about starting her career in modelling and acting, representation in the entertainment industry, learning she was expecting twins, her and her family's jour...
00:49:03 2022-11-11
Director, writer and Oscar nominated producer Chelsea Winstanley is this week's guest. She joins Niva and Beatrice to discuss the films that influenced her, the other wahine filmmakers that guided her way, and why that's led to her being so passionate abo...
00:56:51 2022-11-04
Chef and TV personality Monica Galetti is this week's guest. She joins Niva - her real-life cousin - and Beatrice to discuss moving to Wellington from American Samoa as a child, adjusting to her new country, how her love of food started at an early age, h...
01:05:06 2022-10-28
Comedian turned author Chris Parker is this week's guest. He joins Niva and Beatrice to talk his recent marriage, growing up gay in Christchurch and going to an all boys school, the highs and lows of being an entertainer in New Zealand, how his platform h...
01:04:59 2022-10-21
Multidimensional artist Lindah Lepou is this week's guest. She joins Niva and Beatrice to discuss moving to Samoa at a young age and adapting to life there, discovering her fa'afafine identity, discovering her love for fashion and her determination to mak...
00:50:14 2022-10-14
Newshub journalist and newsreader Mike McRoberts is this week's guest. He joins Niva and Beatrice in the wake of his successful documentary, Kia Ora, Good Evening, which detailed his journey with learning te reo and embracing his Māori identity. Mike dis...
01:01:50 2022-10-07
Black Fern turned TV broadcaster joins Niva and Beatrice for a lively conversation in the first episode of the new season. Robinson chats about being a pioneer in sports and media, covering the Beehive, meeting her golfer husband Marcus Wheelhouse, Celebr...
00:00:30 2022-10-06
Niva Retimanu and Beatrice Faumuina are back for a new season of their Straight Up chats with luminaries from around Aotearoa.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
00:53:15 2022-02-11
Former Silver Fern and police officer turned TV presenter Jenny-May Clarkson joined Niva and Beatrice on this week's episode to discuss what she's learned over her varied career. Beginning from her time as the youngest of six children growing up in rural ...
00:43:11 2022-02-04
Former police officer Lance Burdett joined Niva and Beatrice on this week's episode to discuss his time on the frontlines while fighting depression and mental health struggles. As the country's top suicide negotiator, best known for his role in the 2009 N...
00:49:29 2022-01-28
Sports Executive Raelene Castle joined Niva and Beatrice on this week's episode to discuss her life at the forefront of sports in New Zealand and Australia and her roles with Netball New Zealand, Rugby Australia and Sport New Zealand. Castle opened up abo...
00:47:50 2022-01-21
Award-winning singer-songwriter Teeks - born Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi - joined Niva and Beatrice on this week's episode to discuss life behind the microphone for one of New Zealand's rising musical superstars. In his first podcast interview, Teeks discuss...
00:34:13 2021-12-17
Drag queen, entertainer and community worker Edward Cowley - better known as Buckwheat - joined Beatrice and Niva on Straight Up to talk about his amazing journey from sneaking into clubs as a teenager to becoming one of the country's top performers. He d...
00:44:02 2021-12-10
Singer-songwriter, producer and musician Hollie Smith joined Niva and Beatrice for this week's episode to discuss the highs and lows of her music career. Smith opened up on the complicated relationship she has with her best-known song, Bathe in the River,...
01:03:23 2021-12-03
Radio host, TV personality, author and beloved broadcaster Toni Street joins Niva and Beatrice as this week's guest for Straight Up. Street talks about how the loss of three of her siblings impacted her family, the grief she's carried with her since, and ...
00:52:25 2021-11-26
Former All Black, Olympian, league star and boxing champion Sonny Bill Williams joins Niva and Beatrice for the first episode of Straight Up. Here, he reflects on his sporting career and personal life and how they have led him to where he is today - inclu...
00:01:26 2021-11-24
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