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110_Saxon Sawai

6/9/2019
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Saxon is an actor and entrepreneur. We talk about bombing his first audition, shooting a Chinese action movie in Mexico, doing his mission in Japan, bringing kendama to the mass market in Hawaii, and he and Nolan share their experiences with anxiety.

Duration:01:39:15

109_Chris Lee

6/2/2019
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Chris was head of Columbia/TriStar and is the founder of UH’s Academy for Creative Media. We talk about his journey from making Super 8 movies with homemade explosions to surviving on free sauerkraut, to producing Jerry Maguire and his vision for Hawaii.

Duration:01:29:01

108_Annie & Curtis Kamiya

5/26/2019
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This is our favorite relationship talk ever. We get into rage naps, what to do when your partner is upset, and they share an amazing story about an epic fight on their around-the-world trip. Check out Annie & Curtis at Mango Season Music & Weddings! Mango Season Music Mango Season Weddings iTunes Spotify

Duration:02:49:08

#107: Thomas Yamaoka

5/19/2019
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Thomas is an artist. We talk about art school and he gives us a cool behind-the-scenes look at working on animated shows like Ben 10 and a new version of TMNT. Jamie messed up and deleted the beginning of the close where we thank Thomas, sorry Thomas! 🙁

Duration:01:51:20

106_Crystal Montrone

5/12/2019
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Crystal is a realtor and dance instructor, and former Miss Hawaii 2013. We talk about her pageant experience including being Miss Chinatown, working for Pepsi, meeting her husband on a blind date, and teaching dance in the age of Fortnite. Crystal’s Locations Hawaii site Prisma Dance

Duration:01:51:50

105_ Kathryn Ver Brugge

5/5/2019
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Kathryn is an Elite Cuddle Professional! We learn all about that and it’s fascinating! Other topics: growing up in New Mexico, hot air balloons, graduating with her mom, and our checkered cuddle past. At the end we debut a new section, What’s Poppin` 🙂 Email Kathryn at cuddleinparadise @ gmail.com and follow her on Instagram!

Duration:01:38:39

104_Walter Kinoshita

4/28/2019
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You’ll never guess how many DVDs Walter owns. We also talk about working at Blockbuster, aliens, marriage, laundry rules, Disney princes and princesses, and his take on Disney movies. Also, Nolan has never seen a Demi Moore movie. What???

Duration:01:44:30

103_Rachel Clark

4/21/2019
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Rachel is our business coach! We talk about how she helps business owners, how she became an entrepreneur, the E-Myth closet, her secret trip to Texas (sorry Rachel’s mom!), and her big upcoming race (Run, Rachel, Run!). Check out Rachel’s business coaching site – http://synergybusinesscoaching.com/

Duration:01:18:39

102_Kurt Stevens

4/14/2019
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Kurt is a photographer, and he was one of the photographers at our wedding “reception” (some of his pics below). We talk about how he ended up moving to Hawaii from Colorado, getting into photography and how he manages to take such amazing candid shots. Follow Kurt on IG – https://www.instagram.com/kurtstevensphotography/ Some of Kurt’s pics […]

Duration:00:42:05

101_Kristine Uyeno

4/7/2019
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Kristine is an anchor on KHON’s morning shows. We talk about her recent engagement, being a news reporter on the mainland, working the morning shift, and she asks us for advice on marriage (we’ve only been married for 1 year so not sure if it’s useful).

Duration:01:27:42

100_Jamie Hong Pt2

3/31/2019
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Our 2 awesome guest hosts, Kevin (Ep24) and Kyle (Ep1), came back for Ep 100! We talk briefly about aftermath of Jamie’s other episode, then get into the rest of her story – from the Bear Club to her many jobs. They also make her try lots of new snacks.

Duration:02:24:33

099_Will Yeh

3/24/2019
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This episode is SO FUN! Will shares how is family went from Taiwan to the US, his experience with bullying, going from Buddhism to becoming a Christian pre-pastor, and how the Ellen DeGeneres Show helped him come out to his family.

Duration:01:17:41

098_Cathy Tanaka & Kehau Ramirez

3/17/2019
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It’s a K5 Comedy Block reunion! (missing Elroy Ruiz) Cathy is now a standup comedian and Kehau does improv comedy. We talk about the differences between standup and improv, learning from Andy Bumatai, comedy in Hawaii and going after goals.

Duration:01:33:53

#097: Eileen Abe

3/10/2019
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Eileen is an animal communicator. We talk about how she learned to communicate with animals, what our pets want us to know, how animal communicators help our pets with things like moving, classes she offers, AND we find the solution to Nolan’s bird issue! Eileen’s website Email Eileen at eileen@animalcommunicatorshawaii.com or call (808) 551-7271 and leave a message

Duration:01:08:26

096_Sara & Jordan Savusa

3/3/2019
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Jordan and Sara are performers. We talk about their experiences working in sketch comedy and theater in Chicago, the comedy audition process, always being ready to do your 5 minutes, and making the decision to live on the mainland to follow their dreams. Follow Sara on twitter and instagram Follow Jordan on instagram Watch Sara […]

Duration:01:32:56

095_Jon Yamasato

2/24/2019
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Jon is a Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning musician, former lead singer of Pure Heart and one of the creators of HI*Sessions. We talk about his career in music, real estate, podcasts, parenting, fishing, and what the future holds. Follow Jon on facebook and instagram for upcoming gigs Subscribe to HI*Sessions on YouTube Support HI*Sessions on […]

Duration:01:33:38

094_James Sereno

2/18/2019
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James is a producer/director and the owner of Kinetic Productions. We talk about his dog Latte, filmmaking as a team sport, goal setting and Disneyland, and the super inspiring story of how he got into USC film school after 5 tries.

Duration:01:38:44

094_Jamie Hong

2/10/2019
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*Warning: This episode deals with adult topics. Jamie makes the uncomfortable yet incredibly brave decision to open up about being a survivor of child abuse. She shares what she remembers, how it affected her, and where she’s at now in her life. This interview was difficult for both of us and you’ll hear that in […]

Duration:01:23:39

092_Lisa Maruyama

2/3/2019
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Lisa is the President and CEO of the Hawai‘i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations. We talk about adopting her dog at the Humane Society, how 50 is the new 40, women’s soccer, and her many empty nest/mid-life crisis ideas.

Duration:01:10:13

091_Allan Okubo

1/27/2019
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Allan is an attorney and actor. We talk about how the Vietnam War and Governor Ariyoshi affected the direction of his life, his time on a Navy carrier, working on the original Hawaii Five-0, Magnum PI and Jake and the Fatman, and how he got into theater.

Duration:01:20:36