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#42: Paula Fuga Musical Guest

She's just performed with Jack Johnson at Aloha Stadium opening up for the Eagles and she's about to play two shows at the Blue Note Hawaii. The surprising reason she really wanted to play ukulele, her first internship at a radio station, and we hear a previously unreleased world premiere of a new song off her upcoming album! Ben from the Hideout at the Laylow mixes up cockerspaniels!


#41: All Time Low Jack Barakat

Flash's bestie Jack Barakat from All Time Low joins us for this special Tuesday edition of the Maleko & Flash podcast! Jack talks tour tales, why Hawaii is so dope, and what's with girls throwing bras on stage at him. Things really fall off the rails when Keena (Pint N Jigger) starts making vodka drinks swiftly!


#40 Thanksgiving Special

Maleko & Flash cover all things Thanksgiving with Pili Group Exec Chef Mark Noguchi and liquor experts Keli'i Heen of Youngs Market & Jen Akrill of Sky Waikiki. Where & how to cook a turkey & all the sides, what sides should that be, what about dessert, OMG the pairings, what to bring as a guest, we cover it all, even thoughts on the kids table.


#39: Musical Guest Dirty Heads

We're live from the iHeartRadio Music Hall with the Dirty Heads. About two dozen lucky fans get up close and personal with the band and MnF in this special intimate episode. Enjoy!


#38: Stuntman & MMA Promoter T. Jay

Longtime Five-0 Stuntman T. Jay talks taking a fall, throwing a punch, and landing on your head in this exclusive behind the scenes look into the world of the Stuntman. Now also working on the new Magnum PI reboot, even longer time MMA promoter, the 1st ever to bring MMA to Hawaii, now promoting the Bellator fights at the Blaisdell in December, T Jay sizes up Maleko & Flash and more in this very revealing episode. Plus Fergie (pronounced Fur-Jee) and James make unbelievable drinks - which...


#37: Musical Guest Citizen Cope

Get ready for a bonus track! Musical Guest Citizen Cope joins us for our first ever podcast recorded in front of a live studio audience. The Maleko and Flash Podcast host Citizen Cope in the Hawaiian Financial Federal Credit Union iHeartRadio Music Hall. Enjoy this relaxed Q&A followed by an incredible acoustic set. If you want more, be sure to catch him at Blue Note Hawaii this weekend (10/27-10/28)


#36: Mysteries of Hawaii Storyteller Lopaka Kapanui

Hawai'i has way more paranormal vibes & mana than most places as we take a deep dive into Hawaiian ghost stories, the Night Marchers, Lady in White, Morgan's Corner, Pele & all your favorite childhood urban legends(?) with the original Hawaiian Ghost Storyteller Lopaka of Mysteries of Hawai'i. Plus how to come up with easy Halloween costumes, hair & makeup with Renee & Sabrina from Sanctuary Salon. The Queen Kapiolani Hotel just reopened & we enjoy cocktails from their newest outlets with...


#35: Bartender Justin Park

This week we nerd out on cocktails with master mixologist (but don't ever call him that) Justin Park. The Bar Leather Apron owner is a multi world cocktail champion holding titles for Don The Beachcomber's Worlds Best Mai Tai (3x), Bombay Sapphire/GQ's Most Inspired Bartender, and the only winner ever crowned in the Bacardi Iron Bartender Competition (Flash thinks this is a big deal, since he invented it) - plus too many other titles here to mention. Find out why his cocktails win every...


#34: Gubernatorial Candidate Andria Tupola (R)

What alternate universe is this!? Maleko & Flash pretend to get serious with our first political guest ever! Andria Tupola, admittedly the first politician to reply to Flash's texts and emails gets the honor of breaking the boys into the world of politics. Why does a music teacher go into politics in the first place? Does she know her Twitter Password? Why Republican? Why now? What's her position on LGBTQ rights? Plus her thoughts on Brett Kavanaugh, social media in politics, medical...


#33: HIFF Executive Director Beckie Stocchetti

Hawaii International Film Festival Executive Director Beckie Stocchetti stops in to share stories about last year's Special Guest Thor Ragnorak Director/Actor Taika Waititi, her favorite movies of all time, how many movies she watches in a year, how to submit your film to HIFF, hints about what movies & celeb guests will be at this year's festival, what makes HIFF unique compared to other festivals, why documentaries are so hot right now, guilty pleasure movies & more. Plus HIFF super fan &...


#32: Writer & Columnist John Berger

His weekly column On the Scene in the Sunday Star-Advertiser is a must read for the entertainment & hospitality scene. Hawaii’s pre-eminent entertainment & nightlife writer over the past 45 plus years, John Berger – a.k.a. the Man In Black. John talks enjoying Don Ho & the Alii's in their prime, his favorite entertainers ever, his local dream team band, the difference in the Hawai'i entertainment scene then & now, what he thought about Maleko when he watched him 'act', the Hawaiian Music...


#31: BAMP Project's Matty Boy

How come no one I know could buy tickets to Bruno Mars ? Why doesn't Beyonce ever come to Hawaii? Can I get free tickets to Bruno Mars? What's the secret to getting the best seats? What the craziest diva rockstar moment BAMP Project has ever had to deal with? Can I get a pair of tickets to Bruno Mars, please? Who decides which bands get booked? What's the best local band I should be buying tickets to see? Can you give us all free tickets to Bruno Mars? Plus Drunken escapades with Maleko,...


#30: Super CW, Christa Wittmier

Honolulu nightlife superstar, documentary filmmaker, DJ, television star, cancer survivor, there isn't a person who's met Christa that doesn't have a lasting impression of her. Super CW shares her incredible story from the moment she stepped foot in Hawaii to where she's going next in this intimate and raw conversation between old friends. Pretty Ricky of Chingu has a recipe for Ube Sochu and Nina Cucina has the hangover cure for when we've had too much!


#29: Le Diner en Blanc - Honolulu

Where is it at? No but seriously, where is it at this year? The founders of Le Diner en Blanc Honolulu discuss do's and dont's. Plus, Where is it at? Why would I pay to bring my own food, drinks, and chairs to dinner? Last minute tips for attendees: where to rent, where to buy clothes, and pro-tips to carry less and enjoy more. WHERE.IS.IT. Plus Mundo, bar manager for Stripsteak teaches everyone to swear in Spanish & also get everyone drunk.


#28: Musical Guest Danny Casler

National Product Lead Singer & founder of the Pacific Ink & Art Expo Danny Casler stops in for the world exclusive premiere of his new band's single! Plus he explains how the Expo became the largest tattoo expo in the country, 3rd largest in the world, tells the best hanging out with NSync story in the history of stories, Vans Warped Tour horror stories, why he founded the My Kailua social media profiles, his thoughts on Aloha Poke Bowl Company as a local haole & more. There's a lot of...


#27: Hotel Confidential with Kelly Sanders

Learn about the secret world of hotels with Alohilani Resort Kelly Sander's as he explains how to check in early, 'secret' hotel rooms, the craziest celeb requests and what's in and what's out for hotels in Waikiki. Plus meeting Flash at the infamous Skyline event, Steve Aoki pool parties and more. All while drinking his favorite beverage, tequila, served up by Swell Food & Beverage Supervisor Chico Varela


#26: Anthony Bourdain Round Table Tribute

A who's who of Hawaii's Food and Beverage community come in to discuss Anthony Bourdain's influence not only on the industry as a whole but Hawaii's food & cocktail cultural. Lanai Tabura filmed a segment of No Reservations with Bourdain in Kalihi, former Apartment3 owner Kelii Heen talks doing shots with Bourdain, Flash, and chef Mark Noguchi, and Pint n Jigger owner Dave Newman tells us what it's like to serve Bourdain. Also, suicide or conspiracy? All while being drinking delicious...


#25: Musical Guest Leilani Wolfgramm

A viral song leak was all it took for Hawai'i to discover Leilani Wolfgramm, but her story doesn't start there. She talks playing in and getting kicked out of her brother's reggae band, gigging for dollars, reading a room, and discovering home in Hawai'i. She describes the shock & awe of presenting with Boys II Men at the Island Music Awards, and she plays us a couple of impromptu jams (including a Bishop Briggs cover), and we are blown away. Plus Island 98.5's Big Koa drops in to see what a...


#24: Hawaii News Now Sunrise Anchor Grace Lee

Hawaii's #1 News Anchor drops by to put Maleko in his place, explain why her dog Sunny is more popular than her (or anyone), her rise to fame from Alabama(!), the secret to Howard Dicus success, why Maleko has a harder albeit shorter job than her, plus her drink of choice thanks to Herringbone getting everyone drunk.


#23: Cocktail Culture commentary by Keli'i Heen

Vice President of Young's Market, one of the largest liquor distributors in the state, and all around alcohol master Keli'i Heen stops by to talk about the massive rise in the craft beer culture, what's the hottest trends in alcohol, his favorite bars and restaurants in Hawai'i plus he makes our own Flash become the bartender of the day serving possibly the state's best cocktail.