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Episode 22 - ReUp843

Sittin on 22! Josh and Ryan talk about immigration, have a bible study with Jeff Sesisons, discuss Anita Hofschneider's great civil beat article about why Honolulu's rents are too damn high, and contemplate our automated future. Then at 28:20, we're joined by South Carolina rapper ReUp843 for our first ever artist interview! We chat about his musical influences and what drives him to succeed, sample his fire new track, and ask the question on everyone's mind: what's Tekashi69 like in real...


Episode 21 - Sad Goodbyes and a Pleasant Hello

This week we're talking about: (1) the sad loss of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade; (2) Trump-Kim Singapore Summit; (3) why Josh is so salty about the Warriors greatness; (4) who can do a better version of Matisyahu's "One Day"; and tell you who you should pull for during this year's World Cup! Then, at 16:54 we sit down with Kim Coco Iwamoto, the trailblazin', policy makin' candidate running to be Hawaii's next Lieutenant Governor. We talk about affordable housing, education, and (we...


Episode 20 - Let's Go 'Bows!

The Sports Episode! This previously recorded chat with friends of the show and ravenous UH Sports Fans Peter Boylan and Danny Cup Choy goes beyond the boundaries of traditional sports talk. Of course we start out talking about the role that UH Athletics has played in our lives and in Hawaii's culture -- but, we get into deeper issues, like adequate funding for public schools, the cultural dynamics of why Hawaii's students are pushed to mainland schools, and even pose some solutions. Also,...


Episode 19 - City Council Chair Ernie Martin

19! We talk to Honolulu City Council Chair Ernie Martin about the hot issues on Oahu, including his controversial proposal for an island-wide homeless sit/lie ban and the ongoing saga behind the rail project. We also discuss his race for Congress and his thoughts on Trump's Washington, how growing up in public housing influenced his politics, and his of The Great Santini and Earth, Wind, and Fire. His restaurant recs are Mr. Oji-san and Assaggio's. Have a listen, subscribe, share, and get...


Episode 18 - There's Something About Mary (Wagner)

Episode 18! Topics this week include how Kaniela Ing could have paid for Josh to go to the Champions League final in Kiev with the money he hid from the campaign spending comission; why it would be a bad idea to design schools with just one entrance and exit; what most Americans don't seem to grasp about Israel and Palestine ; Big Island Mayor Harry Kim did a racism; the famous Waikiki Beach Boys getting pushed out by the Bain Capital of ocean recreation; ALL NEW BIKILEAKS!; plus, an...


Episode 17 - Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 with Rep. Colleen Hanabusa! We joined the Congresswoman at the opening of her campaign headquarters in Kalihi, where we dug deep into the race for the governorship and got her thoughts on disaster recovery on Kauai and the Big Island, the future of TMT and Pohakuloa Training Area, higher education, and much more. Plus: another round of listener questions, evaluating her twitter skills, and her least favorite member of Trump's cabinet! Please listen, share, and REVIEW us wherever you...


Episode 16 - Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa (Part 1 of 2)

Back in early April, we sat down with Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, who represents Hawaii's First Congressional District (Honolulu and the 'burbs), and is also running to unseat Hawaii Governor David Ige in August's Democratic Primary. We met the Congresswoman in her Honolulu office, where we talked about Senator Daniel Akaka's legacy, our fracturing national politics in DC, North Korea and missile defense, homelessness, #MeToo, 'Ōlelo Hawaii, legalizing marijuana, and much more (We also...


Episode 15 - The Lawfather

15! Meek Mill is free, but we're talking about Kanye West instead. Plus, Paul Ryan fired a Catholic priest for caring about poor people? We also have a Mea Culpa Mailbag and a REALLY spicy Bikileak! Our guest is the incomparable Ken Lawson, Co-Director of the Hawai‘i Innocence Project and Associate Faculty Specialist at the William S. Richardson Law School, where he teaches Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Professional Responsibility, Evidence. We discuss criminal justice and police...


Episode 14 - Mo Money, Less Problems

Episode 14! We're talking about the horrific flooding on the island of Kaua'i (shoutout Uncle Bernard Carvalho, who's doing a great job running the clean up effort). We also talk about how Jesus was probably a lot blacker than Franklin Graham lets on, Ted Cruz's impeccable record of integrity, yet another rich white family restricting Hawaiians ability to sustain themselves from their own land on Molokai, and we even have a homegrown Bikileak! Then, at 18:47, we sit down with Nate Hix of...


Episode 13 - Lawyers, Guns, and Michael

Episode the Thirteenth! Josh and Ryan discuss the unfathomable stupidity of letting Donald Trump lead us into war, the continuously fracturing Middle East (#MissionAccomplished!), and Paul Ryan's congressional career coming to an end with all the grandiosity of a wet fart. We also pay further tribute to Senator Daniel Akaka and take a swing at solving the controversy surrounding HNL airport's new name. Plus, there's a new entrant in the Hawaii Congressional District 1 race, and John...


Episode 12 - Oklahoma RINOs and Hawaii DINOs

Dirty Dozen! We have another unique treat for you in this episode. Did you know that Oklahoma is home to the most successful socialist movement in the history of the United States? We talk to Richardson alum and Okie native Christiaan Mitchell, Chair of the Washington County (OK) Democratic Party, about the situation on the ground during the Teachers' Strike, how trickle-down economics keeps failing middle America, and what it's like trying to recruit and organize democrats in the reddest...


Episode 11 - The Pakeha Pod

Kia Ora! We're back from a quick Easter/Passover/Spring Equinox vacation, and we have another special episode for you. Ryan got to tag along on his wife's business trip to New Zealand, and he brought his microphone with him! He tells us about his trip to Hobbiton, exploring caves full of glow worms, and the poignancy of the Auckland War Memorial. Plus, you can hear him talk story with three New Zealanders from very different backgrounds: a French expat tells Ryan how he ended up halfway...


Episode 10 - A Visit to Pu'uhonua o Wai'anae

Perfect 10! Ryan is out of town this week, but we have a special treat for you! On Sunday, March 4th, Josh, Ryan, and friend of the show (and fan favorite) Ashleigh Loa visited the houseless persons camp at Pu'uhonua O Wai'anae -- just three days before the State announced its initial plan to sweep the camp and evict its residents. We went into the studio on March 13 with (we thought) hours of tape -- including a heartfelt conversation with Aunty Twinkle Borge, the leader of the camp, that...


Episode 9 - Brexit and Rexit

Number 9, number 9! In our St. Patrick's Day episode, we look back at another crazy week, including the walkout against gun violence, Governor Ige cancelling the sweep at Puuhonua o Waianae, Secretary Ryan Zinke embarassing himself in front of Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, Conor Lamb's surprise victory in Pennsylvania,Trump appointing "The James Naismith of Torture" to run the CIA, and Senate Democrats selling us out to Wall Street. And after we serve you this week's spicy and...


Episode 8 - Goodbye Lenin, Aloha Nadine!

#8! Josh and Ryan discuss the week that was, including the spectacle of AIPAC and the Army's accidental mailift to Waimanalo Elementary. Then, in News in 9, we discuss the State's planned sweep of the camp at Pu'uhonua o Waianae, Rep. Kaniela' Ing's stand over #MeToo and the Daniel K. Inouye international airport, Trump's potential trip to Pyongyang, and the rise of Roy Moore 2.0 (a.k.a. Chris McDaniel) in the Mississippi Senate race. We also share a brand new super secret BIKILEAK! Then,...


Episode 6 - Mucci Gang

We got your 6! The guys geek out about their newest high-profile Twitter follower -- a certain charismatic Italian-American communications expert -- and discuss their favorite moments from the NBA All-Star Game, the right-wing backlash to the Parkland kids, the parade of horribles known as "CPAC," and the first shots fired in Hawaii's Congressional District 1 race. They also take a mailbag question about why college in America is so damn expensive, and share a listener's (terrifying) story...


Episode 4 - Homelessness in Paradise

Josh and Ryan report on the Pacific Rim Cup and recent developments in US soccer, reflect on their favorite Super Bowl moments, and discuss Trump's plans for a military parade and the Honolulu Police Department's bad news week. Then, we're joined by Ashleigh Loa, Housing Coordinator at Family Promise of Hawaii, to talk about her organization's work, some common misconceptions about homelessness, and the importance of "Housing First." Finally, we do some shoutouts, Ryan puts his southern...


Episode 3 -The J is for Jabroni

Third time's the charm! Josh and Ryan talk about the silliness of the Nunes memo, laud Arizona state lawmaker Eric Descheenie's self-restraint, and examine some recent stats on the rise of white nationalism. Then, our good friend Alan Akao drops by to discuss the latest reporting on Hawaii politics and share his thoughts on the controversy over Hawaiian language in the courts. Plus, we travel back in time to 2006 to yell at Time Magazine.


Episode 2 - Legalize It

We're back! We discuss the State of the Union, the scandal at Michigan State, the "fallout" (heyoo!) from Hawaii's nuclear false alarm, and the unholy marriage between Donald Trump and the religious right. Then, at 35:52, Chris Garth and Garrett Halydier of the Hawaii Dispensary Alliance join us to talk about the future of medical and legal cannabis in Hawaii and Jeff Sessions' attempt to re-start the War on Drugs. Finally, at 1:12:24, we bid aloha to Rumours Nightclub, shout out Migos'...


Episode 1 - The End of the World

In our debut episode, Josh Michaels and Ryan Little share their experiences during last weekend’s ballistic missile false alarm, dissect Hawaii Public Radio’s profile of a fun little group called the “Hawaii Proud Boys,” and relive the day that Tua Tagovailoa became a household name (with a little help from Nick Saban’s blood magic). Get in on the ground floor – it can literally only get better from here!