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A PBS Hawai‘i podcast that explores Hawaiʻi's local cultures, communities and relationships – that help shape our identity. PBS Hawaiʻi President and CEO Ron Mizutani hosts a weekly conversation with unique and colorful individuals from across the state. From rubbah slippahs to unsolved local mysteries, Ron and guests examine and shed light on the real deal of what makes Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi.

A PBS Hawai‘i podcast that explores Hawaiʻi's local cultures, communities and relationships – that help shape our identity. PBS Hawaiʻi President and CEO Ron Mizutani hosts a weekly conversation with unique and colorful individuals from across the state. From rubbah slippahs to unsolved local mysteries, Ron and guests examine and shed light on the real deal of what makes Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi.

Location:

United States

Description:

A PBS Hawai‘i podcast that explores Hawaiʻi's local cultures, communities and relationships – that help shape our identity. PBS Hawaiʻi President and CEO Ron Mizutani hosts a weekly conversation with unique and colorful individuals from across the state. From rubbah slippahs to unsolved local mysteries, Ron and guests examine and shed light on the real deal of what makes Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ala Moana Center (with Rodney Lee)

7/13/2022
Blogger Rodney Lee returns to the show to talk about the history of the largest open-air shopping center in the world.

Duration:00:17:13

Stolen Stuff Hawaii (with Michael Kitchens)

7/6/2022
Founder of Stolen Stuff Hawaii Michael Kitchens explains what motivated him to create the popular Facebook group, and how it has impacted both our community and law enforcement.

Duration:00:25:12

RE-LISTEN: Lava Sledding (with Pohaku Stone)

6/29/2022
We revisit our episode on the death-defying Hawaiian tradition of hōlua, or lava sledding with cultural practitioner and waterman Pohaku Stone.

Duration:00:15:39

A Crime of Jealous Rage (with Robbie Dingeman)

6/22/2022
On August 25, 1991, four people were killed in an act of jealous rage that spanned across O‘ahu. Award-winning journalist and author Robbie Dingeman returns to tell the story.

Duration:00:16:43

The Consolidated Theatres Hula Trailer (with Healiʻi Heine)

6/15/2022
Hula dancer Heali‘i Heine revisits her experience shooting the iconic Consolidated Theatres hula trailer.

Duration:00:23:40

It's Aloha Friday (with Kimo Kahoano)

6/8/2022
Kimo Kahoano tells the story behind Hawaiʻi’s pau hana anthem, “It’s Aloha Friday”.

Duration:00:17:03

RE-LISTEN: Is Kauaʻi a Storm Magnet? (with Olena Heu)

6/1/2022
Hurricane season is upon us once again. We revisit our October 2021 episode with Olena Heu, discussing the memories of Hurricane ‘Iniki in 1992.

Duration:00:22:39

Poke (with Reno Henriques)

5/25/2022
Reno Henriques, chef and owner of Fresh Catch, talks about his journey to opening his first restaurant and how he became friends with Food Network’s Guy Fieri.

Duration:00:20:12

High School Daze (with Andy Bumatai)

5/18/2022
Local comedy icon Andy Bumatai revisits his legendary TV special High School Daze.

Duration:00:20:16

Top 5 Most Haunted Schools on Oʻahu (with Lopaka Kapanui)

5/11/2022
Master storyteller Lopaka Kapanui reveals the top five most haunted schools on O‘ahu.

Duration:00:22:08

School Clothes (with Rodney Lee)

5/4/2022
Rodney Lee, author of the long-time nostalgia blog Midlife Crisis Hawaii, reminisces about growing up with school clothes and play clothes, back-to-school shopping, pencil fights and more.

Duration:00:15:53

May Day is Lei Day (with Kuana Torres Kahele)

4/27/2022
Nā Hōkū Hanohano-award-winning musician and master lei maker Kuana Torres Kahele returns to the PBS Hawai‘i studio to help us celebrate May Day.

Duration:00:25:00

Merrie Monarch (with Kimo Kahoano)

4/20/2022
Legendary voice Kimo Kahoano talks about the history of the Hilo festival, his experiences in co-hosting the event and how the hula tradition has endured through the pandemic.

Duration:00:17:13

Doubt Your Way To Success (with Cary Valentine)

4/13/2022

Duration:00:19:29

Shave Ice (with Remy Matsumoto)

4/6/2022
Remy Matsumoto of the iconic Matsumoto Shave Ice on O‘ahu’s North Shore stops by to talk about Hawai‘i’s famous frozen treat.

Duration:00:22:53

Lisa Au (with Robbie Dingeman)

3/30/2022
In 1982, 19-year-old Lisa Au was reported missing, her car and purse left unattended on the side of the highway near the old Kailua drive-in. Ten days later, her body was found. The case remains unsolved. Award-winning journalist and author Robbie Dingeman returns to the show to discuss the disappearance and death of Lisa Au.

Duration:00:15:59

Spam (with Scott Gamble)

3/23/2022
How did a canned meat from Minnesota become a staple of our local cuisine? We examine the popularity of Spam in Hawai‘i with Scott Gamble, Vice President of L.H. Gamble.

Duration:00:18:13

The History of the Aloha Shirt (with Kūhaʻo Zane)

3/16/2022
We look at how the aloha shirt came to embody the spirit of the Islands with Kūhaʻo Zane, creative director of Sig Zane Designs, and how the medium of design can transcend economic value to build a respect for our home and cultural perspectives.

Duration:00:26:02

The Power of the Shaka (with Andy Bumatai)

3/9/2022
It’s an expression of aloha recognized around the world. Legendary local comedian Andy Bumatai joins the show to explore the origins and the power of the shaka.

Duration:00:19:22

Pork Over the Pali (with Lopaka Kapanui)

3/2/2022
"Don't take pork over the Pali." If you grew up in the Islands, you likely heard this warning, but where did it come from? And what chilling consequences could you face if you do? Master storyteller Lopaka Kapanui returns to the show to explain.

Duration:00:16:44