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Inside the Desert Oasis Room

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Entertaining conversations with artists, musicians, entertainers, historians and more in the tiki, cocktail, island, surf, lowbrow and alternative sub-cultures! Listen to our archive at desertoasisroom.com

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United States

Description:

Entertaining conversations with artists, musicians, entertainers, historians and more in the tiki, cocktail, island, surf, lowbrow and alternative sub-cultures! Listen to our archive at desertoasisroom.com

Language:

English

Contact:

9494138900


Episodes
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235 Mark Riddle (aka Marty Lush)

6/27/2024
On this episode, we chat with Mark Riddle. You might better know Mark under his stage pseudonym, Marty Lush! On this episode we chat about his musical background, his journey into exotica music and how he got started playing the vibes, his radio show and podcast The Quiet Village and his new album, Lahaina Sunset! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:01:00:34

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234 David Gambale

6/21/2024
On this episode, we chat with artist David Gambale. You might have seen David's work at Tiki Kon or other tiki events but his most prolific piece was the album cover for Licensed to Ill for the Beastie Boys. Learn about David's journey from art school through today and hear the fascinating story of how he got hired to paint the Licensed to Ill album cover and what became of the art after the album became one of hip-hop's most iconic releases! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:01:16:00

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233 Jayme Lynn Blaschke

5/25/2024
Today we chat with Jayme Lynn Blaschke! Jayme is a tiki enthusiast and YouTuber out of New Braunfels, Texas who makes instructional videos on lamp building, cocktails, tiki carving and more. We talk about how he got started in tiki and YouTube, his building and production process, and what's in store for his channel! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:00:58:11

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232 Bossanova Life

5/14/2024
Today we chat with Duke and Lola Bossanova of the YouTube Channel, Bossanova Life! If you've ever thought about getting started in content creation, this episode is for you! We talk about what it's like to start, develop and maintain a YouTube channel, our favorite fellow YouTubers, we share our experiences in content creation, as well as lessons we learned the hard way (over the years)! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:00:44:16

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231 Nick Petty (Echo Island Tiki)

4/23/2024
Today we chat with Nick Petty aka Echo Island Tiki and talk about building home tiki bars, our favorite defunct watering holes, thrifting vintage glassware and barware, his approach to cocktails, and much, much more! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:01:00:00

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230 Inland Empire Tiki Crew

4/14/2024
On this episode we record a podcast during our Inland Empire Home Tiki Bar Crawl right here Inside the Desert Oasis Room for the upcoming documentary film, Talking Tiki. Join us from an impromptu session with The River Kai, The Chi Chi Lounge, Artist Brad Ableson, Echo Island Tiki, the Deep Sea Divers and much, much more! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:00:48:02

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229 Fugu Lounge and Flashblend Tiki

3/29/2024
Today we chat with the team behind the Fugu Lounge. Our friends Steve and Dana of the Fugu Lounge talk about their use of EVA foam to create south seas inspired works of art that mimic raw, natural materials. Learn about their motivation for thinking outside the box to bring these unique and creative pieces to life! And joining us is our friend and Tiki-Ti regular, Flashblend Tiki, jumping in with his own variations of Tiki-Ti's tropical cocktails! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:01:17:34

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228 Robert Miller Jr

3/18/2024
Today we chat with tiki collector and craftsman, Robert Miller. Robert is the builder, owner and proprietor of The River Kai, a hidden, tropical paradise he built himself in the wilds of Riverside. We chat about what it took to build The River Kai, home tiki bar projects, home bartending and much, much more! On Social Media: @theriverkai Watch a walkthrough of The River Kai: https://youtu.be/ROkvI4CyEnw To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:01:04:25

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227 Victor Hernandez

2/14/2024
Today we chat with artist and carver Vic Hernandez at his art ranch in Pinion Hills, California! Vic is most notably known for his large, detailed tiki carvings, having carved the tikis and moldings in the recently remodeled Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach. Learn about his upbringing and background in art, his art inspirations, the future tiki bar projects he's working on, and how you too can get some of his amazing art! On Social Media: @_vics_art_ Watch the vlog we recorded: https://youtu.be/gEWvGP5x-lQ?si=Uk6qlTiQibjDEja7 To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:00:34:15

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226 Miss Spent Youth and Jessabelle Thunder

2/7/2024
Today we chat with burlesque performers Miss Spent Youth and Jessabelle Thunder! Both of which, will be performing at this year's Hollywood Burlesque Festival! Get to know them on a deeper level as we play a round-robin game of questions along with a special guest cameo by our friend Gustavo Rojas of Frogtown Brewery! And get all the details for the upcoming Hollywood Burlesque Festival as we play this game! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:01:00:15

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225 Talking Tiki Film Crew

1/19/2024
Today we chat with Asali Echols, Casey Beck, Chris Wooten and Alex Nisnevich, the team behind the upcoming documentary film, "Talking Tiki!" Learn about what's in store with this exciting film, what they've learned about the tiki subculture on this journey, how it's changed who they and hear some behind the scenes info about when this film gets released! On the web: www.talkingtikifilm.com @talkingtikifilm To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:00:50:47

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224 Bryan Inman

1/5/2024
Today we chat with Bryan Inman. You might know Bryan by his pseudonym, The Rum Champion, a rum enthusiast and educator who runs The Rum Curious Club, a monthly meetup where he hosts rum tastings at various bars across Southern California! On this episode, we share our very candid and sometimes controversial opinions on rum, cocktails, spirits snobbery and more! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:01:03:17

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223 Jeremy Floyd and Alex Lamb

12/20/2023
Today we chat with Jeremy Floyd and Alex Lamb. Jeremy is the voice, producer and historian behind Distinguished Spirits a channel that deep-dives into classic and obscure cocktails, and Alex is the co-director of The Donn of Tiki, a documentary about the Godfather of Tiki, Ernest Gannt aka Don the Beachcomber! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:01:10:05

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222 Chad Yoho

12/5/2023
On this episode we chat with Chad Yoho! Chad is Southern California face of Kuleana Rumworks, makers of world class spirits from estate-grown heirloom sugarcane on the big island of Hawaii. Learn about Chad's path to Kuleana from working hospitality in Northern California to working summers in Maui and finding his way back to the mainland! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:00:54:03

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221 David & Jessica Badgerow of ”Cocktail Fridays”

9/27/2023
Today we welcome our friend David Badgerow for a return visit Inside the Desert Oasis Room, and with a cameo by his partner Jess! David is the host and producer of the fun and always entertaining "Cocktail Fridays" channel on YouTube so on this episode, we naturally chat about all things rum and cocktails! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:01:07:25

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220 Justin Peterson

8/11/2023
On this episode we chat with Justin Peterson, Art Director of 23 Restaurants. Recorded on location from Tiki Oasis in San Diego, we sit down with Justin to recap our sold out Don the Beachcomber panel for those that couldn't attend. Get all the details of the upcoming Don the Beachcomber brand of restaurants from its upcoming locations to its future plans! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:00:31:33

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219 Kent Thompson and Boris Hamilton

7/7/2023
On this episode we chat with Kent Thompson! Kent has influenced and created cocktails for some of the best spots in the LA area, including Tasting Kitchen, Grain, Here's Looking at You and currently runs the bar program at Isla in Santa Monica. And joining us for this session is our old friend Boris Hamilton, a fan-favorite of the show and our first ever guest on the podcast! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:01:16:34

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218 Ken and Heather Pleasant

4/24/2023
On this episode we are joined by Ken & Heather Pleasant. Heather is the granddaughter of the famous furniture manufacturer William Westenhaver of Witco fame and Ken, her husband, was trained by Wil himself and has been manufacturing and restoring furniture and art in that same style for the last 2 decades. We chat about all things Witco, including the history, legacy and future of the business and even give you tips on how to authenticate that Witco piece you stumble upon! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:01:18:33

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217 Brandon & Kim Grilc (The Kazan Room)

4/3/2023
Today we join our friends Brandon & Kim Grilc, owners of The Kazan Room, Kobe Japan's first and only tiki bar! Hear what brought them from Portland, Oregon to Kobe, Japan and what it took to open their bar, what the cocktail scene is like, the differences in culture, palates and ingredients, and where you can see and possibly sample more from the Kazan Room right here in the United States! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:01:08:01

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216 Marie King

3/4/2023
On this episode we chat with Marie King! Join us as we learn about her ecclectic background, her start as a hostess at Jolly Roger to the moment where she almost left hospitality altogether to join the medical industry and the full circle story to her becoming the new Director of Beverage for the upcoming launch of the iconic, Don the Beachcomber brand and their new chain of restaurants! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop For exclusive content subscribe to our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/polynesianpop

Duration:01:09:10