Guyon Espiner: Mastering The Art Of The Interview

Publish Date
Monday, 13 March 2023, 9:59AM

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Guyon Espiner. 

Guyon is one of New Zealand’s most highly respected journalists and has worked in print, radio and television for more than 20 years, as a reporter, political editor and anchor. 

He has reported on trade from China, on war from Afghanistan, on politics from Washington, and on climate change from Antarctica. 

He currently works at Radio New Zealand as an investigative journalist and has just released his new book THE DRINKING GAME – which looks at how big business, the media and politicians shape the way we drink. 

In this episode we talk about Guyon’s friendship and rivalry with Duncan Garner, what life is really like in the parliamentary press gallery, why he crossed the floor from TVNZ to TV3, the art of interviewing politicians, his best Winston Peters drinking story – and their most memorable interview and his new book and why he turned away from the booze. 

This was a cracking ep. Guyon is sharp, worldly and insightful and his experiences and stories from two decades in New Zealand journalism would rival anyone in the country. You’ll love this one. 

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