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Episode 37 - Your Plutocracy at Work

On Episode 37, we get right to it: this was a rough week for America, but things look a bit brighter on the other -- or should we say "under" -- side of the world. We're of course talking Kavanaugh, we're of course talking the decline of the American republic, but, we're also tempering our national depression with a bit of cheery news from Josh and Antoinette in New Zealand! They talk about what a fantastic country the 'ole N-Z is, how New Zealand navigates tough cultural issues, and why...


Episode 36 - A Tale of Two Joshes

This week, we start off by getting to know a new Josh -- Josh Cox, our producer and partner at the Pod. Ryan and (new) Josh talk about Josh's life, what things are like where he lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and even about Josh's podcast "This Was A Mistake." Then, they jump into the news by talking all things Kavanaugh. They move from there into the 99%+ rejection rate of Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness applications, and then quickly about HART's 'rapid' need to 'transit' $44...


Episode 35 - Hey There, (Hawaii) Delilah

Goin' live with 35! This episode finds the guys talking about the things you're always supposed to talk about: politics and religion! At 3:20, they chat about whether racial reconciliation and Christianity are divorceable or inextricably linked. At 8:12, they dive into James C. Cobb's interview with Gregory Rodriguez of ZocaloPublic Square about why America has been so reluctant to own the South. At 21:39, local news starts, with a quick-hitter on the opportunity for a Hawaii Constitutional...


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 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 in...


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,...