S1E3 | Michael O'Keeffe
He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people
- Maori proverb
I doubt we'll ever have another Olympic Goalkeeper from the New Zealand Soccer Team on the show but John clearly uses the opportunity to flex his Kiwi accent. Truth is, John and Michael O'Keeffe have been good friends since college. Michael produced the documentary about John Kelly that we mentioned last episode. John and Michael discuss the emotions of filming the documentary - it was less than a year after John Kelly passed. We close with a conversation of the link between sports and mental illness. Random talk on swimming from New Zealand to Australia.
0:46 "Get Down"
2:28 Kiwi Accent
6:00 How do you remember a young John Tessitore?
15:35 "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die."
21:00 "The Top Two Inches"
23:00 A goalkeeper's psych.
25:00 Mental health and sport is a problem.
32:50 Don't be afraid to break the barrier.
36:00 A legacy succeeds you.
37:00 "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
39:10 Can you swim from New Zealand to Australia?
40:10 An ode to New Zealand...the Haka
Nas - Get Down (Instrumental)
Haka performed by the New Zealand Rugby Team
Aviici - Fade into Darkness