Hosted by popular New Zealand broadcaster Jay Reeve and podcaster Rob Dunne, the podcast will premiere fortnightly every Thursday and feature in depth interviews with some of the biggest names in New Zealand rugby.
The first guest on the podcast is Chiefs and All Blacks midfielder Anton Lienert Brown. Lienert-Brown talks about growing up in rugby mad Christchurch before making the move north to the Chiefs and cracking the All Blacks. He talks about some of the highs and lows of his career including the loss to England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup semifinal and also about being a part of the first professional live sports event with crowds since the start of the global Covid-19 lockdown. Listen to the first episode HERE.
Co-host Jay Reeve has interviewed many big names from the world of sport and entertainment through his time at MTV and on the Rock radio station but said his involvement in the official All Blacks podcast stands as a career highlight.
“I’m pumped to be hosting the All Blacks pod, there’s such excitement around rugby at the moment and the podcast allows us to chat long form to some of the games’ great players and characters. Podcasting is the best way to get content to the fans anytime, anywhere and we hope to bring the game of rugby to the community where they want and when they want it,” Jay Reeve said.
Vodafone New Zealand has been integral in getting the podcast off the ground with Vodafone Consumer Director Carolyn Luey confident that fans around New Zealand and the globe will be hooked by the multimedia format.
“The beauty of podcasts is that you can listen where and when you want,” Luey said. “The All Blacks Podcast presented by Vodafone will be available in both audio and video formats so you could listen while you are commuting to work or stream to your television in the evening.
“Vodafone has a proud history of working with New Zealand Rugby to create new ways for fans to connect with their favourite sports stars. In the past we have created a second screen experience in stadium and supercharged the All Blacks app, and now we are excited to offer fans rich rugby content through the podcast,” Luey said.
The first episode of All Blacks Podcast presented by Vodafone is available now to listen on all of your regular podcast channels (Soundcloud, i tunes, stitcher and Spotify) and to watch in full on Youtube.