Kyle (Ep 1) and Kevin (Ep 24) interview Nolan about his complicated history with swearing, we hear Carrot Girl: A Story of Redemption, Nolan shares something he never told anyone, and the last hour is therapy. It’s a crazy long one, but we hope you enjoy! The Kyle-zilla pic won’t upload to this site, so you […]
It’s Nolan’s mom! She shares stories of growing up the only girl with four brothers, her adventures in the Air Force, living in Alabama and Taiwan, and raising Nolan as a single parent while working in the family restaurant.
Tony is a professional reseller, making more now than he did when he had a full-time job. He shares how that works and how he jumped into this entrepreneurial life as a new father. We also talk about his background teaching dance and doing choreography.
Charles Kupahu Timtim is possibly the most interesting man in Hawaii. He spent his early years in Maine, setting lobsters free in the parking lot, then moved to Papakolea, and became one of the founding members of CHANT, working with Mackey Feary and Kealiʻi Reichel.
Heather is the Director of Behavioral Health at Helping Hands Hawaii. We talk about moving from Chicago to Arizona to Kalihi, tattoos, Myspace, and her career in therapy and case management. Nolan ends with the most real outro ever. Jamie refuses to edit.
Paul is Jamie’s baby cousin, who had a baby and opened a chiropractic practice with his fiancé Kate two months ago. They specialize in correcting posture, which affects everything about the body from migraines to allergies (they explain in the episode). More about Paul and Kate’s business, Foundation Spine and Posture: Facebook Instagram Website
Dr. Jill is the Director of Predoctoral Education at the UH med school. We talk about dating in intermediate school, the possibility of a zombie apocalypse, how she ended up becoming a doctor and teaching at the med school, and her work with the homeless. Click to donate to Hawaii H.O.M.E. Project, the organization founded by […]
He’s the associate editor of Frolic and co-founder of Slug Media. We talk about how he found his way to doing social media strategy and guerrilla marketing, his food review videos, and he also brought a tasty treat from Tokyo for Jamie to try! Thomas’ blog Bites of Chinatown Walking Tour Fat Kid Friday hits […]
The Hoku Award winner talks about getting bullied, growing up in Missouri and Hawaii, how winning a pageant made her never want to enter another one, and what happened to her Hokus. Go to benandmaila.com to see Ben and Maila’s calendar of upcoming events. Ben and Maila on Facebook Maila on Instagram Ben and Maila […]
The owner of Honolulu Kitchen talks about figuring out how to make his famous deep fried manapua, growing up working at his family’s noodle factory, doing magic tricks as a teppanyaki chef, and the amazing things his wife, a shaman, has foretold for him. Honolulu Kitchen on Instagram Frolic review Yelp
Nolan & past guest Matt Chong talk about attending a Hollywood red carpet movie premiere, how they each got into comics, Marvel vs DC, and their attempt to buy light-up sneakers. Apologies for the road noise, they recorded on the drive from LA to Vegas.
This was one of our most inspirational conversations. Tanna, owner of Eden in Love, and Alyssa, Eden’s creative director, talk about business, how they approach relationships and life, and fashion (specifically, Jamie’s fashion problems).
10-year-old Kai is our most entertaining guest yet! We discuss food, candy, what he wants to be when he grows up (including but not limited to boxer, food reviewer and veterinarian), and we find out why he actually LIKES to clean the toilet.
The sports broadcaster talks about growing up with “Pops” Jim Leahey, crazy stories from when he first started announcing, including the time he thought he’d get fired for cussing on live radio, and the one performance he wishes he could take back. “Let’s Talk Sports With Kanoa Leahey” Kanoa on Twitter
Paul Kim is a musician/singer from the Bay area. We talk about his ties to Hawaii, competing on American Idol, how he started out as a rapper in high school, getting his first record deal with a label in Korea, and meeting Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men. Paul’s YouTube channel
Dr. Kealani Cook is a history professor at UH West Oahu and one of Jamie’s oldest friends. We talk about his job at the UH press, how he got his PhD, why history should be the study of power, and his book, “Return to Kahiki: Native Hawaiians in Oceania.” A suipi guide (the card game) Kea’s […]
Grant Sumile is an architect and Jamie’s middle brother. We get his view on Nolan’s proposal to Jamie, how went from academic probation at UH to becoming a partner at an architecture firm, and we get a quick history of breakdancing in Hawaii. Projects by Grant and Darin’s company, ADM Retail Planning & Architecture
It’s the directors roundtable with Ryan Kawamoto of Kinetic Productions, and Brad Watanabe of Berad Studio. We talk scrappy filmmaking, marketing in the digital age and building community. Fyi, there’s a kanikapila next door so that’s the music you hear. Ryan’s links Ryan’s IMDB Kinetic Productions Sample of Ryan’s work Brad’s links Website Hawaii Shoots […]
Roslyn Catracchia is a composer, lyricist & musical director. We talk about her adventures in cooking, why she was wandering Waikiki sobbing after a gig, and her new project with Kealiʻi Reichel and Stephen Schwartz, who wrote GODSPELL, PIPPIN & WICKED.
Grant Kimura is a marketing consultant. He shares how he went from taking naps at UH Campus Center between jobs to throwing red carpet events in LA. The 2nd half is a lot of geek talk (i.e. Star Wars vs Star Trek) – you’ve been warned.