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Episode 34 - Where There's a Wills, There's a Way

The boys are back in town -- we've got a great show for you and an even better guest! We're talking with Aaron Wills, a local attorney and two-time NCAA champion with the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Aaron shares his inspiring story of perseverance -- from the gridiron in Lincoln, to surviving law school as a single dad, to hanging his own shingle in Honolulu. We also talk about the nascent college football season and some big local and national stories off the field -- including the killing of...


Episode 33 - Toilet Paper USA

33! Ryan is on his way back from the mainland, so Josh is flying solo into the new year. After recapping the outstanding event that friend of the show Dr. Akiemi Glenn and the Popolo Project put on at the Honolulu Museum of Art, featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates and two excellent films, Josh examines Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's troubling views on Native Hawaiian rights (shoutout to Mazie Hirono and Civil Beat's Nick Grube), a new twist in Honolulu's biggest law enforcement corruption...


Episode 32 - Blue Hawaii Spousecast and Southern Story II

32! We have two unique treats for you in this episode. First, Ryan is on the mainland, but Josh got his wife to join him for another edition of Blue Hawaii Spousecast! He and Antoinette talk about some of the week's biggest news, including Hawaii football smashing Navy, the wild governor's race shaping up in Florida, ISIS coming to Oahu, John McCain's complicated legacy, and Serena Williams' clashes with sexism. Plus, we yell at Chuck Schumer in Yiddish. Then, at 21:35, Ryan sits down with...


Episode 31 - Southern Stories Pt. 1

In this episode, we start by recapping Hawaii's Little League World Series Win(!) before getting into the destruction and disappointment of Hurricane Lane. Then, at 11:15, we hop into the first of our 2 part series called Southern Stories. Back in May, Ryan went South to see his family and friends and was privileged to sit down with his friend Tony Davison. They're similar in a lot of ways. They're both Christians, they both love football, and they both love performing in theatrical...


Episode 30.5 - Hurricane Lane Special Coverage

We have an emergency alert broadcast for you from #HURRICANELANE STORMWATCH HQ (a.k.a. The Basement)! Hear about our last-minute hurricane preparations and how Josh may have become the newest Hawaii weather correspondent for Russian State Television. Plus, thanks to the impromptu 4-day weekend, Josh's wife, Antoinette Lilley, joins us for The Blue Hawaii Spousecast! We talk all the latest local and national political news and drama. (Disclaimer: Her views do not represent the views of the...


Episode 30 - Election Recap Part 2 with TUFF GONG

Dirty 30! Dear friend of the show and man-in-the-know Alan "Tuff Gong" Akao joins us to complete our post-primary breakdown, focusing on Congressional Districts 1 and 2 and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Alan also shares his thoughts on Admissions Day, how to fix Hawaii's political disengagement, and the debate over what (or who) counts as a "real progressive." Plus: a new plan for forever war in Afghanistan, huckster scoundrel Dinesh D'Souza convinces the stupidest people in America that...


Episode 29 - Election Recap Part 1 and #BlackAugust with Dr. Akiemi Glenn

We're back! After a quick news recap (Aloha Poke Co, Charlottesville 2: Electric Nazi Boogaloo, and #SpaceForce), we give you the first part of our Primary Election breakdown! At 14:12, we talk about Governor David Ige holding off Rep. Colleen Hanabusa to get re-elected, Josh Green's carpenter $$$ putting him over the top (and his stand-up comedy debut at the Democrat unity breakfast), and what to expect in the November showdown between David Ige and Andria Tupola (hint:...


Path to the Primary - Clayton Hee

Path to the Primary 4! Back in mid-June,we went up to interview Clayton Hee (on his sustainable, working family farm!) We talk about his decision to seek his old Senate seat instead (which stretches from the east side of Kaneohe around Oahu's famous North Shore), his experience fighting for civil rights, the environment, and fair wages, and how we can find new sources of income by legalizing cannabis and instituting a multistate lottery. Plus, he and @Ryan hash it out over the future of...


Path to the Primary - Tommy Waters

Path to the Primary Episode 3! We hit the road to visit Tommy Waters, an attorney and former state rep running for City Council District 4, which stretches from Ala Moana to Hawaii Kai (spoiler alert: that's Ryan's district!) We talk about his time at the William S. Richardson School of Law -- the "Harvard of the Pacific" --, his passion for public service and the environment, how he got bloody knuckles on the campaign trail, and what prompted him to seek a rematch against the incumbent (he...


Path to the Primary - Ikaika Hussey

Path to the Primary Episode 2! We sat down in the basement with Ikaika Hussey, an activist, teacher, publisher, and social entrepreneur challenging for Honolulu City Council District 6. We talk with Ikaika about how his Hawaiian and Catholic upbringing shaped his progressive worldview, the importance of environmental stewardship for future generations, and the big issues facing our city -- and our society. Oh, and his restaurant recs are as classic Hawaii as it gets: Zippy's and Liliha...


Path to the Primary - Tyler Dos Santos-Tam

Path to the Primary Episode 1! We sit down with Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, who is running for the huge and diverse City Council District 6, which stretches from Aiea to Makiki. We sat down with Tyler waaaaaaaaaaaay back on June 4 -- sorry it took so long, we've been really busy! Hashtag MillennialProblems. Tyler is from the district, went to Punahou and Yale, and is now the President of the Hawaii Construction Alliance. He's also a member of Pacific Business News' prestigious 40 under 40(class of...


Episode 28 - Governor David Ige

This is another big one y'all... we sat down with Governor David Ige! Starting at 4:25, he tells us about growing up in Pearl City, his "real job" as an electrical engineer, and his unexpected foray into politics -- first representing Aiea and Pearl City, and now at Washington Place. We talk about the big issues facing Hawaii, like housing, cost of living, and the environment, and ask him some of your submitted questions: What happened on THAT day in January? Why did he veto a big recent...


Episode 27.75 - People to the Polls Special Episode

Special Episode! We meet with Will Caron and Nate Hix, co-organizers of "People to the Polls" to talk about their efforts to get out the vote for the midterm primaries. Nate and Will are throwing a free event at Ala Moana Beach Park, starting at 10:30, that features free food and drinks and culminates in a march to the Hawaii State Capitol to generate interest and support for voting. Listen to these two hilarious guys banter with your favorite haoles about news, culture, a Bikileak featuring...


Episode 27 - The Beth Episode Ever!

27! It's been a crazy week, so we've got a crazy episode for you. First, we're in the basement with our good friends Nate Hix and Will Caron, and they join us for a look at some news: homophobia in the US Women's national soccer team, the stinky in Helsinki, sassy boomers hating on millennials, Chik-Fil-A coming to Mililani, Doug Chin's newest campaign commercial, Brian Schatz's profile in NY Mag, and a smorgasbord of other Hawaii news. Plus, Josh has to apologize for his mom's angry texts...


Episode 26 - One Job Should Be Enough

The union makes us strong! After Ryan and Josh do the news thing, Paola Rodelas and Sarah Ramos from Local 5 join us at 15:00 to talk about the importance of labor organizing and their fight for workers' rights in Hawaii's hotel industry. You also get some pre-recorded World Cup predictions (we were halfway there) and all the best shoutouts and restaurant recs (namely Tim Tebow and Hy's Steakhouse). #SavePaliLanes #300BackPacks Our outro is Strawberry Moon by Izik. Check him (and this...


Episode 25 - A Sherry Good Podcast

25! We sit down for a great conversation with Sherry Alu Campagna, Commissioner on the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women and former Statewide Chair of the Women's March, to talk about her race to unseat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard in the August 11th Democratic Primary. We also discuss the importance of a good old-fashioned protest, the path forward for the Democratic Primary in the age of Trump, and her punk rock glory days (what machine does Paul Ryan think he's raging at?) And...


Episode 24 - An American Dream

Happy 4th of July! What does it mean to be an American? We're joined by our dear friend Shingai Masiya, immigration activist and DREAMer, who shares his incredible story. We discuss his journey from Zimbabwe to Hawaii (via Texas), his discovery that he was undocumented and the challenges that followed, what it meant to finally receive his DACA card, what life is like for the thousands of DACA recipients and Dreamers in Hawaii, and why we desperately need to fix our broken immigration system....


Episode 23.5 - Anthony And Alexandria (Monday Minisode)

We have a special Monday Minisode for you! We hopped on the mics to talk about a tumultuous week at the U.S. Supreme Court and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning victory in her congressional primary. Can we stop pretending the Supreme Court is anything but an arm of the GOP? Will the Democrats stop trying to win over mythical centrist swing voters that don't exist? We connect the dots and figure out how to respond. PS: Stay tuned for our special 4th of July episode coming later this week!


Episode 23 - You look SO rich

The Number 23! After a World Cupdate (Messi v. Ronaldo, Mexico's ascendancy, and Balkan beef in Serbia v. Switzerland), we get depressed by how much it feels like 1933 on the mainland and in Europe -- so we turn our attention to some local news: Kaniela Ing's huge fine for monetary malarkey, Mayor Kirk Caldwell's veto of a bill that might have pushed Uber and Lyft out of the city, and the slow-motion death match between Hawaii's (endangered) monk seals and its (millions of) feral cats. Then,...


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...