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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

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

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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

208 Noa Laporga (Live from Frogtown Brewery)

8/12/2022
Today we come to you live from Frogtown Brewery, and chat with our friend Noa Laporga. Noa, along with his partner Angelina, are the founders of Skull & Crown Trading Company on the island of Oahu. They also produce and run the largest event in all of Hawaii, known as Haunted Plantation. Learn about what it took to open Skull & Crown and hear stories about Haunted Plantation and what we are partnering on for a mainland event coming this Halloween season! To follow our adventures, subscribe...

Duration:00:27:35

207 Stefan Immke

4/21/2022
Today we chat with Stefan Immke, Executive Producer of Squeezed Up - Tales of Polynesian Pop and Kustom Kulture! Squeezed Up documents an unforgettable road trip across Southern California, combining Hot Rodding, Polynesian Pop, Tiki Culture, and Kustom Kulture! On this episode, Stefan talks about traditional hot-rodding, rattlesnake breeding, tiki in Europe and more! On social media: @stefan_immke @squeezedupmovie On the Web: http://www.squeezed-up.com To follow our adventures, subscribe to...

Duration:01:20:56

206 Sam Schwall of The Deep Sea Divers

4/7/2022
Today we chat with Sam Schwall, founding member of the Hawaiian musical trio, The Deep Sea Divers! Hear about Sam's start in Tiki, how he formed his band, his musical influences and, listen to tracks from their live performance at the legendary Mai Kai! 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:01:02:18

205 The Donn of Tiki & Frogtown Brewery Collab

3/17/2022
Today we chat with our friends Alex Lamb and Gustavo Rojas! You might know Alex as co-director of the upcoming documentary film, "The Donn of Tiki," a biographical story of the life of Donn Beach aka Don the Beachcomber. And joining us is our friend Gustavo, partner of our favorite brewery in LA, Frogtown Brewery! On this episode we chat about the origins of Frogtown Brewery, our recent Don the Beachcomber inspired beer collaboration, how we approached and made the beer and what's in store...

Duration:00:56:30

204 Joseph Corzo

2/15/2022
On this episode we chat with actor, comedian Joe Corzo! You might know Joe from Acceleration, Burning Little Lies, Antidote or NCIS, or maybe you've caught one of his stand up comedy acts. Joe talks to us about his journey from Northern California to Southern California to pursue his dream of making it in Hollywood, how he survived production droughts during the pandemic and his cheat code to success! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel:...

Duration:00:57:36

203 The Trademark Brewing Dream Team

12/27/2021
Today we chat with the crew from Trademark Brewing! Owner and founder Sterling Steffen and brewers Valerie Adee and Danny Jimenez join us to chat about the origins of Trademark Brewing, their backgrounds in beer and hospitality, what goes into the creation and production of their products and the inside scoop on how we collaborated on the Mango Smash beer we just recently launched together! On social media: @trademarkbrewing @trademarkbrew On the web: http://www.trademarkbrewing.com To...

Duration:00:47:02

202 Ed Hamilton

12/18/2021
Today we are joined by Ed Hamilton! Ed is an author, importer and world reknowned authority on the spirit of rum. He's also the founder of the Ministry of Rum and the Hamilton brand of fine rums, made in distilleries all over the Caribbean. Learn about how he went from being a mechanical engineer making actuators for airplanes to becoming one of the world's foremost experts on island spirits, his collaboration with Jeff Berry, the Florida Rum Society and more! This episodes starts with Ed's...

Duration:01:53:15

201 ”Mount Rushmore” with The Tiki Boss

11/30/2021
On this episode we chat with Ross the "Tiki Boss" Aliotti about our "Mount Rushmores!" What do we mean by Mount Rushmore? It's our Top 4 lists, basically Top 3 + 1 extra! Find out what our Mount Rushmore is in horror movies, cocktails, food choices, comedians and more! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop To listen to our archive, go to: http://polynesianpop.podbean.com

Duration:00:57:40

200 Sylvia Flores (Chichironiz)

10/18/2021
For episode 200 we come to you LIVE from Tiki Caliente in Palm Springs, California to chat with our dear friend Sylvia Flores! Sylvia is a California native who found her way to Honolulu, Hawaii and tells us about her eclectic background, her transition from the mainland to the islands, and as a burlesque dancer, talks about her alter ego "Chichironiz" and what took her down the path of pursuing the classic art of burlesque performance! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube...

Duration:00:47:20

199 Esteban Ricardo De Luna

9/21/2021
Today we chat with Esteban Ricardo De Luna! Esteban is a former chef, craft cocktail bartender and mixologist, and the newest face behind the bar at the World Famous Tiki-Ti in Los Angeles, California! Learn about Esteban's background and how he found his way to making Ray's Mistakes, Uga Boogas, Puka Punches and more! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop To listen to our archive, go to: http://polynesianpop.podbean.com

Duration:00:37:43

198 Adam Demerath

8/17/2021
Today we chat with Adam Demerath! Adam is a premier craft cocktail bartender and mixologist from New York City! On this episode, we chat about his upbringing right here in the Inland Empire of Southern California, his background in theater, how he found his way to New York and learn about his philosophies on craft cocktailing and mixology! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop To listen to our archive, go to:...

Duration:01:14:58

197 Greg Bansuelo

8/10/2021
Today we chat with Greg Bansuelo, bartender at the world famous Tiki-Ti! Greg comes from a long line of mixologists, including his uncle Lou Cruz, owner of The Outrigger as well as his father John "JB" Bansuelo, who bartended alongside Ray Buhen at all the old school polynesian bars like the China Trader, Seven Seas and the Luau. Learn what life was like for these old school Filipino bartenders and what was contained in their personal recipe books, the coveted "black books!" Joining us on...

Duration:00:52:51

196 Harry Yee Tribute with the Kontigo Collective

7/12/2021
Join the Kontigo Collective, Gregorio, Anna, Trader Sampson, Phoenix Ablaze and myself, chat about the history and contributions of Harry Yee from the Hawaiian Village! Harry Yee was a pioneer in tropical cocktails including the creation of the Blue Hawaii, Tapa Punch, Tropical Itch and Hawaiian Eye. And, he was the first bartender to garnish cocktails with umbrellas, lanterns and orchids! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop To...

Duration:00:58:20

195 Summers in Hawaii (Chris and Lis Summers)

6/29/2021
Today we chat with Chris and Lis Summers! Chris and Lis are recent former residents of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. How many of you have dreamt of picking up your current life and moving it to Hawaii? Well, Chris and Lis did just that when they left California for a new life in Hawaii. After a couple years living as island locals, they're back in California and in this episode, they tell us all about the ups, downs and everything in between (including the Covid pandemic) from this life...

Duration:01:15:16

194 Dottie Deville and Matt Koken of Til Two Club

6/4/2021
On this episode we make our way down to San Diego, California to chat with Dottie Deville and Matt Koken, owners of the legendary Til Two Club! Hear the story about how they landed this legendary San Diego landmark, what they've learned about it's history since they've acquired it, what's in store for it's future and if you enjoy some good ghost stories, find out who's haunting the bar! To watch the video we made for our YouTube channel, click here: https://youtu.be/-NY5027YzK0 To follow...

Duration:00:49:35

193 Garret Richard

5/25/2021
Today we chat with Garret Richard! Garret is a craft cocktail bartender and mixologist who is on the forefront of the modern day craft cocktail movement. Hear about Garret's background, how he went from radio production to mixology, his philosophy on cocktailing and learn some useful tips on how to make your cocktails better! To watch the video we made for our YouTube channel, click here: https://youtu.be/QFQVQxbOkrM To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel:...

Duration:00:49:10

192 Alex Lamb and Max Well from The Donn of Tiki

5/18/2021
Today we chat with Alex Lamb and Max Well from Surf Monkey Films about their latest project The Donn of Tiki, a documentary about the Godfather of Tiki, Donn Beach aka Don the Beachcomber! Learn about their backgrounds, how they decided to create a documentary about Donn Beach, what they've learned along the way and what the future of their project holds. And exclusive to this podcast, Alex and Max share an audio recording of Donn Beach himself! Hear him tell a funny story about one of his...

Duration:00:58:11

191 Odd Rodney (from Arizona Tiki Oasis 2021)

5/4/2021
Our adventure from Tiki Oasis continues at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona as we welcome lowbrow and tiki artist Odd Rodney. On this episode, recorded from the grounds of Arizona Tiki Oasis, we chat with Rodney about his lowbrow background, his philosophy in art, what inspires him creatively and so much more! To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop To listen to our archive, go to: http://polynesianpop.podbean.com This...

Duration:00:53:39

190 Live from Tiki Oasis Arizona 2021

4/27/2021
Join us from the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona from the Tiki AZ booth at Tiki Oasis! On this episode we chat with our friends Ross "Tiki Boss" Aliotti, Tom "Big Toe" Laura, the one and only Fabio and from the island of Maui, the talented mug makers, Scott "Tikipop" Taylor and Rob "Tikirob" Hawes! Watch our field trip outing video here: https://youtu.be/OL9DHihCa38 To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop To listen to our...

Duration:00:52:09

189 Mike Buhen Jr and Greg Bansuelo

3/30/2021
Today we are joined by the boys from the Tiki-Ti! Bartender and co-owner Mike Buhen Jr and bartender Greg Bansuelo stop by the Desert Oasis Room to mix drinks, make cocktail videos and record this episode of the podcast. As a long time patron and regular of the Tiki-Ti, I hit the guys with questions that most others have never asked before to bring you uncommonly known facts and tidbits from their colorful backgrounds. For example, did you know that Ray Buhen's wife is the reason the Tiki-Ti...

Duration:00:53:40