Debbie Nishimoto is a freelance makeup, hair & wardrobe stylist, and one of our favorite people. We talk about how she ended up in an unconventional career, dealing with the insecurities that come with freelancing, and tips for actors new to production.
Michael Ng is an actor, director and high school drama teacher. We talk about his approach to writing and directing, how he recognizes and encourages talent in his students, how self-doubt affected his career, and getting his dream role in The King & I.
Odeelo Dayondon is a triathlete and a marathon runner, and one of the most motivated people I know. He talks about qualifying for the Boston Marathon and setting a personal record at the Chicago Marathon. He also shares some crazy stories about race day.
Dorian Nakamichi is a published author and world traveler. We talk about what it was like backpacking in New Zealand, Asia and Europe, and her experiences volunteering as a roo (as in kangaroo) nanny in Australia!
Jen Kawamoto was an athletic trainer on the mainland before coming home and opening her acupuncture practice. We talk about how acupuncture works and what it can be used for, including pain management and cosmetic facial rejuvenation. Links: Jen’s business, Hawaii Sports Acupuncture Hawaii Sports Acupuncture facebook page Jen will be answering questions on our […]
Kevin Yamada is an actor. We talk about how he got thru 100+ auditions in NYC before he got cast as host of a children’s show on PBS, what it was like to act with the late great Robin Williams, and he shares some tips for up-and-coming actors. “Nut Job” scene from Old Dogs
Lopaka Kapanui is back to kick off the Halloween season with more scary stories. He also answers listener questions and gives the scoops on the tours he has going on this month. Go to Lopaka’s website to book a tour: https://mysteries-of-hawaii.com/october-2017/ If you go, please post on our facebook and let us know how it is!
Matt Pablo is a performer, but he started out as a super shy kid. We talk about his mom and brother forced him into his first audition, how he started working with Don Ho at age 12, and his current job as a cast member at Disney World.
Kathleen Stuart is a singer and actor from Kaneohe, now living and working in New York City. She’s back to reprise her role as Anna in “The King and I” presented by I’m A Bright Kid Foundation. We talk about following your dreams and Captain America. Get your tickets to “The King and I” before […]
Devon Nekoba is a co-host of the 94.7 KUMU Rise and Drive morning show. We talk about how a broken amulet and paperclip got him hooked on acting, his most embarrassing celebrity interview, and why he almost got beat up in elementary school.
Matt Chong is the KING of TV game shows! Hear how he got on The Price is Right and Celebrity Name Game, go behind the scenes and find out if Mario Lopez really is that handsome in person. Matt and Emily also share their engagement story, it’s fantastic.
Rob DeMello is the sports director at KHON2. He shares how he went from struggling in high school to getting a full-ride at HPU. We talk about co-parenting, UFC in Hawaii, and Nolan reminds another guest about another embarrassing story. LINKS Rob’s reporting at KHON Facebook Twitter Instagram
Jen Lieu is a marketing specialist, but we talk about growing up with a strict Chinese tiger mom. Imagine having to recite the multiplication table if you want to eat dinner. That was Jen’s life. And kind of Nolan’s too. Hilarity ensues. Enjoy!
Jake Shimabukuro is an ukulele virtuoso, formerly of the band Pure Heart. He talks about how wanting a gig at a restaurant led to the creation of Pure Heart’s historic Hoku Award winning album, the breakup of the band, and their upcoming reunion concert. Check out our facebook page for videos of Jake playing at […]
Part 2 with Chris West, former MMA fighter turned referee/coach. In this episode, we talk about cornering Chris “The Crippler” Leben in the UFC, dogs, and his wife’s career as a dolphin trainer. Check out the episode page for Part 1 of our interview with Chris for more pics.
Chris West is a former MMA fighter turned referee/coach. We talk about the time he got to spend the evening sitting next to Iron Mike Tyson, what ended his college football career, how he got into MMA and his fight with a K-1 kickboxing top contender.
Dave “Chinaman” Yeung is a former MMA champion in Hawaii, turned coach. We talk about his Kamen Rider collection, growing up in Kukui Gardens, old school Chinese Kempo training, and his touching tales of his beloved Jackson’s chameleons.
Annie Ushiroda was (podcast producer) Jamie’s son’s first-grade teacher. We talk about bullying, self-esteem, how she reaches different types of kids, and how what works with first-graders can work with anybody. Some of the pics she emailed to Wessy’s dad and me during the year: