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Our society is so focused on celebrity, we sometimes forget that “regular” people lead interesting lives too! Best or worst moment of your life? Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma are here to let your story out. We put people on the spot. What are you going to hear? It could be funny, it could be poignant, it could be sad… you’ll know when we know.Best or Worst is a twice-weekly podcast. On Tuesdays, we get to know our guest and on Thursdays, we find out their best or worst moment.

Our society is so focused on celebrity, we sometimes forget that “regular” people lead interesting lives too! Best or worst moment of your life? Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma are here to let your story out. We put people on the spot. What are you going to hear? It could be funny, it could be poignant, it could be sad… you’ll know when we know.Best or Worst is a twice-weekly podcast. On Tuesdays, we get to know our guest and on Thursdays, we find out their best or worst moment.

Location:

United States

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Our society is so focused on celebrity, we sometimes forget that “regular” people lead interesting lives too! Best or worst moment of your life? Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma are here to let your story out. We put people on the spot. What are you going to hear? It could be funny, it could be poignant, it could be sad… you’ll know when we know.Best or Worst is a twice-weekly podcast. On Tuesdays, we get to know our guest and on Thursdays, we find out their best or worst moment.

Language:

English

Contact:

6268250184


Episodes

Episode 100 Best or Worst Day with Writer David Murray

4/8/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought David Wilson. In this second episode of the week, we asked him about his best or worst moment. Here’s a hint: It had to do with motorcycles and a primordial forest. Guest David Murray heads the global Professional Speechwriters Association and comments daily on communication issues on his popular blog “Writing Boots.” He is an award-winning journalist and is editor and publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day, one of the world’s...

Duration:00:22:34

Episode 99 Getting to know Writer David Murray

4/6/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on writer David Murray. In this first episode, we got to know David and found out about his journey to becoming a writer and his favorite speech of all time. We also got into a discussion about democracy and race. PS: We say it’s episode 98…but it’s really 99. But who’s counting? Guest David Murray heads the global Professional Speechwriters Association and comments daily on communication issues on his popular blog “Writing...

Duration:00:21:09

Episode #98 Getting to Know Sandra Wilson

3/18/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought Sandra Wilson. In this second episode of the week, we asked her about her best or worst moment. Here’s a hint: As I’m sure you can guess, it had something to do with “Sixties Scoop” program, the mass removal of Aboriginal Canadian children from their families into the child welfare system. For more information about the Sixties Scoop program, go to:...

Duration:00:16:42

Little Nalu Pictures Presents: The UnOfficial Official Podcast

3/17/2021
Check out host Koji Steven Sakai's newest podcast. Be sure to subscribe! In this teaser episode, the UnOfficial Official Story team looks at the 1892 vampire scare in Rhode Island. Was Mercy Brown a psychic vampire, or is there a different explanation for what REALLY happened? Listen to the episode to find out the "official" story. FIND US ONLINE Website: http://unofficialofficialstory.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUnOfficialOfficialStoryPodcast Instagram:...

Duration:00:18:23

Episode #97 Getting to Know Sandra Wilson

3/16/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on Sandra Wilson. In this first episode, we got to know Sandra, who spoke about the “Sixties Scoop” program, the mass removal of Aboriginal Canadian children from their families into the child welfare system, which she was unknowingly apart of. For more information about the Sixties Scoop program, go to:...

Duration:00:19:15

Episode #96 Best or Worst Day with Sports Psychologist Stefan Shakiba

3/11/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought sports psychologist Stefan Shakiba. In this second episode, we put him on the spot and asked him about the best OR worst day of his life. Stefan’s moment included getting his heart broken. Guest Stefan Shakiba’s blend of experience in sports and as a Licensed Psychotherapist are unique in today’s field of sports psychology. His clients include athletes in Major League Baseball, the National Football League, Major League Soccer,...

Duration:00:27:59

Episode #95 Getting to Know Sports Psychologist Stefan Shakiba

3/9/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought sports psychologist Stefan Shakiba. In this first episode, we got to know Stefan and got some tips on how to be a good sports parent and more. Guest Stefan Shakiba’s blend of experience in sports and as a Licensed Psychotherapist are unique in today’s field of sports psychology. His clients include athletes in Major League Baseball, the National Football League, Major League Soccer, Professional Tennis, Olympic Sports, and...

Duration:00:24:14

Episode #94 Best or Worst Day with Filmmaker Tamara Ruppart

3/4/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on filmmaker Tamara Ruppart. In this second episode, we put her on the spot and asked her about the best OR worst day of her life. Tamara’s moment included a flakey chef and a fainting family member. Guest Tamara Ruppart has worked as a director, producer and actor in both theater and film. Film/TV directing credits include the documentary Rising Soul, the Japanese-language film short Path of Dreams, and Season 1 of The Kool...

Duration:00:15:58

Episode #93 Getting to Know Filmmaker Tamara Ruppart

3/2/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on filmmaker Tamara Ruppart. In this first episode of the week, we got to know Tamara and found out about her first film, her time teaching in Japan, and most importantly we learned all about Japanese “Love” Motels. Guest Tamara Ruppart has worked as a director, producer and actor in both theater and film. Film/TV directing credits include the documentary Rising Soul, the Japanese-language film short Path of Dreams, and Season...

Duration:00:20:36

Episode #92 Best or Worst Day with Musician Ed Donnelly

2/25/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on musician Ed Donnelly. In this second episode, we put him on the spot and asked him about the best OR worst day of his life. His answer involved the best and the worst moment of his life. We don’t want to spoil it for you, but let’s just say that it involves Willie Nelson and a joint. Guest Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer, record producer and activist from South Pasadena, CA. He has worked with...

Duration:00:24:20

Episode #91 Getting to know Musician Ed Donnelly

2/23/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on musician Ed Donnelly. In this first episode of the week, we got to know Ed and found out about his musical origin story, his musical career, and more! Guest Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer, record producer and activist from South Pasadena, CA. He has worked with Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, Gladys Knight, Willie Nelson, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The...

Duration:00:19:29

Episode #90 Best or Worst Day with Writer & Entrepreneur Soneka Kamuhuza

2/11/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought writer, educator, and entrepreneur Soneka Kamuhuza. In this second episode, we put him on the spot and asked him about the best OR worst day of his life. His answer involved finding out what REALLY happened when his friends died. This story is CRAZY. You have to hear it Guest Soneka holds two decades worth of experience in the for-profit, post-secondary school arena. Whether training up impactful teachers and navigating team...

Duration:00:20:20

Episode #89 Getting to Know Writer & Educator Soneka Kamuhuza

2/9/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M.Martin Mapoma brought on writer, educator, and entrepreneur Soneka Kamuhuza. In this first episode of the week, we got to know Soneka and found out about his very interested and varied life. Guest Soneka holds two decades worth of experience in the for-profit, post-secondary school arena. Whether training up impactful teachers and navigating team dynamics or managing the classroom and intentionally engaging students for completion success, his...

Duration:00:16:58

Episode #88 Best or Worst Day with Filmmaker and entrepreneur Mitchel Dumlao

2/4/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on filmmaker and entrepreneur Mitchel Dumlao. In this second episode, we put him on the spot and asked him about the best OR worst day of his life. His answer involved a house in the middle of the desert. Guest Mitchel Dumalo is an Award-Winning Director, Content Creator, Teacher, Entrepreneur, and DJ. You can follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mitcheldumlao/. You can check out his free online training on...

Duration:00:18:49

Episode #87 Getting to Know Filmmaker and entrepreneur Mitchel Dumlao

2/2/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on filmmaker and entrepreneur Mitchel Dumlao. In this first episode of the week, we got to know Mitchel and found out what he’s working on his journey tog get to where he is. Guest Mitchel Dumalo is an Award-Winning Director, Content Creator, Teacher, Entrepreneur, and DJ. You can follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mitcheldumlao/. You can check out his free online training on video marketing at...

Duration:00:15:51

Episode #86 Best or Worst Day with Filmmaker Kipp Tribble

1/28/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on filmmaker Kipp Tribble. In this second episode, we put him on the spot and asked him about the best OR worst day of his life. His answer involved his first film and a trip to Los Angeles. Also, just a heads up, we call this episode #84 again, it’s really #86. Our apologies for any confusion. Guest Kipp Tribble is a prolific writer, producer, and director. Some of the more recent films include, The Stay (2020), Char Man...

Duration:00:20:41

Episode #85 Getting to Know Filmmaker Kipp Tribble

1/26/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on filmmaker Kipp Tribble. In this first episode of the week, we got to know him and found how he got his start in the film industry and much more. Also, just a heads up, we call this episode #84, it’s really #85. Our apologies for any confusion. Guest Kipp Tribble is a prolific writer, producer, and director. Some of the more recent films include, The Stay (2020), Char Man (2019) and Reboot Camp (2020). You can follow Kipp on...

Duration:00:17:52

Episode #84 Best or Worst Day with Actor Tim Chiou

1/21/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on actor Tim Chiou In this second episode, we put him on the spot and asked him about the best OR worst day of his life. His answer involved a UCLA NCAA tournament game and almost got him sent to jail. Guest Tim Chiou is a Taiwanese-American actor who has played a number of television and film roles. He most notably played the reoccurring role of the venture capitalist Ed Chen on Season 4 of HBO's Silicon Valley. You can follow...

Duration:00:26:11

Episode #83 Getting to Know Actor Tim Chiou

1/19/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on actor Tim Chiou. In this first episode of the week, we got to know him and found how he got into acting and the stresses of being an Asian American student trying to get good grades. Guest Tim Chiou is a Taiwanese-American actor who has played a number of television and film roles. He most notably played the reoccurring role of the venture capitalist Ed Chen on Season 4 of HBO's Silicon Valley. You can follow him on...

Duration:00:15:21

Episode #82 Best or Worst Day with Writer and Playwright G. Riley Mills

1/14/2021
This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on writer and playwright G. Riley Mills. In this second episode, we put him on the spot and asked him about the best OR worst day of their life. Gary’s best or worst was a great story about dreams and what happens when we get our hopes get up. Guest G. Riley Mills is the cofounder of Pinnacle Performance Company and co-author of The Pin Drop Principle (with David Lewis) and has taught effective communication to executives and...

Duration:00:32:14