"Comedy Is My Ministry" - Tofiga Fepulea'i on MANDATE Podcast

Check out the convo, with the naturally humorous, witty and hilarious icon, that is the legendary Tofiga Fepulea’i as he shares his journey of comedy, triumph, trials, family and intriguing adventures as he continues to explore the world of stand up solo and independently.


Brian To'o (Bizza) on Lets Trot Podcast

Sauce of Lets Trot Podcast catches up with 3x NRL Premiership Winner, Penrith Panther, NSW Blue and Samoan International winger - Brain To’o (aka Bizza!).

Bizza opens up about the controversial reffing decisions at the recent World Club Challenge, he explains that infamous photo of him wearing a Bulldogs jersey, he goes into detail about his Panthers debut week, he sheds some light on his upbringing in Mount Druitt, his new venture with mate Jarome Luai with UNIVERSE 7, and opens up to Sauce about the passing of his younger sister.

All this plus your favourite segments SHOEGRAB's gifting, "What's in the Sauce?" and “Mystery Question” (from previous guest Reni Maitua).


Pasifika Podcasts For Your Listening Pleasure!

Who’s not doing a podcast?

For easy listening while doing the feau’s, stuck in traffic, pretending to work or on the dlow at loku, podcasts take minimal resources to make and have been the great equaliser for many young indigenous voices wanting to be heard.   

As the podcast world continues to bomb your feed by the day, we’ve sifted through Pasifika content to point to some that are worth stopping the scroll for. Among the millions of podcast shows that exist in the ether, these are a few shows led by Pasifika creatives that might just be your new faves!

Click on photo to listen! ⏯️

Two Brownish Girls

Cribbs and Talica deliver 5 full seasons of all things ‘Brown Girls’ from culture, identity, family and queerness, to Pasifika creatives, domestic violence issues, climate change in the Pacific and so many more.

The range throughout this series is vast reaching and topics are discussed unapologetically. What’s refreshing about this channel is the nature of the conversations led by Cribbs and Talica (hailing from Samoa + Fiji).…more


The Platinum Gold Voice - Lomez Brown on MANDATE Podcast

Check out the convo with the humble, perceptive and highly talented, Lomez Brown on the Mandate Podcast, as he shares his journey through music, family, love and his unique faith experiences.


Spencer Leniu on Let's Trot Podcast

'Let's Trot' Podcast's Sauce sits down with ex Panthers enforcer Spencer Leniu to chat about his new chapter at the Sydney Roosters, that water bottle incident with new team mate Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, pre-season dramas, and Spencer answers the mystery question from Nathan Cleary.

All this and more!


Stephen Crichton on Let's Trot Podcast

3 time NRL Premiership winner Stephen Crichton joins Sauce on the 'Let's Trot' podcast to talk about his transition to the Canterbury Bulldogs from Penrith Panthers, iconic grand final tries and intercepts, the AREA, his Samoan heritage and the importance of family in his journey, and he goes deep to answer Billy Dib’s mystery question.

AND BONUS: Hear Critta field media questions at his first press conference since joining the Blue and White squad🏉


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on Trevor Noah's 'What Now?' Podcast

In the series premiere of South African comedian Trevor Noah's new podcast, Trevor is joined by Seiuli Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson — "The People's Champion" in the wrestling world, one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, and a bonafide Girl Dad.

Trevor and Dwayne get real — discussing everything from Dwayne's troubled youth and his lifelong struggles with depression, to Dwayne listening, understanding and responding to public feedback surrounding the launch of his fund following the Maui fires and whether he'd ever consider running for President of the United States.


Jordan Mailata on New Heights Podcast | Journey From Rugby to NFL, Jalen Hurts Dynamic and Greatest Australians

In this episode of the New Heights Podcast, the Kelce brothers are joined by Jason’s teammate, Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jordan Mailata to talk about the new Eagles Christmas album and the guys also revisit a not-dumb question about rugby players in the NFL.

Jordan shares more about his path from Rugby League to the NFL, including his first exposure to the NFL, how he chose his position, how NFL scouts found him, and where he first started training to play football.

Travis and Jason then ask Jordan about the lead-up to his NFL Draft experience, how he felt when he was selected by the Eagles in the seventh round, and who he spoke to first within the organization. Jordan also talks about the culture shock that happened upon his move from Australia to Philadelphia, his first days with the Eagles, and his “Welcome to the NFL” moment. Jason and Jordan get into the 2023 Eagles team, highlighting their roles in the “Brotherly Shove” play and Jordan’s dynamic with quarterback Jalen Hurts.

Lastly, Jordan gives his Mt.…more


Coco Talanoa with The Voice USA contestant DeAngelo Talakai aka Talakai

Tongan/Samoan singer DeAngelo Talakai (artist name Talakai) had gone viral online after John Legend turned for his blind audition on The Voice and discovered he bears a striking resemblance to him.

We catch up with the talented singer to chat about his experience on The Voice so far, where he got his start in singing, musical inspirations, re-discovering his Pacific heritage after growing up in foster care and much more.

Unfortunately Talakai didn't make it through after the Battle Rounds (you can watch his battle with Caleb Sasser in the video below) but we're looking forward to new music from Talakai and seeing what the future holds for him.

Interviewer - Penina Momoiseā

Editor - Sefa Taouma 

Thank you Talakai

Public Interest Journalism funded by NZ on Air 


Unspoken Authentic Conversations - Sione Faumuina and Manu Vatuvei

In this powerful interview, former NZ Warriors and Kiwis rugby league player Sione Faumuina has an open and honest conversation with his former teammate, league legend Manu Vatuvei in an @Unspoken-NZ exclusive.