Offshore, from Honolulu Civil Beat, is a new immersive storytelling podcast about a Hawaii most tourists never see. In Season 1, “A Killing in Waikiki,” Offshore investigates the violent deaths of two young Native Hawaiians — one in 1932, the other in 2011. The 10-episode series explores issues of race, federal power and policing in America’s most diverse state. If Hawaii can’t figure it out, what hope is there for the rest of America? The answer might surprise you.
S4 Episode 6: Homecoming
How do you practice Hawaiian culture when you’re thousands of miles from Hawaii? And what happens when Hawaiians abroad finally get a chance to go home?
S4 Episode 5: Leaving Home
Nearly half of all Native Hawaiians now live outside of Hawaii. And while many have cited Hawaii’s high cost of living as the main reason for leaving, it’s really just a piece of a much larger story.
S4 Episode 4: On The Road
After the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893, hundreds of disenfranchised Hawaiian musicians would journey to the continental U.S. in search of fame, fortune, or just a chance to make a decent living. Some would die in poverty and obscurity. Others would change American music forever.
S4 Episode 3: Hawaii’s Sons Of The Civil War
Two decades after Hawaiians helped build a fort for John Sutter in California, another group of Hawaiians would find themselves stranded in Massachusetts. And take up arms in America’s bloodiest war.
S4 Episode 2: The Tribe
In the mid-1800s, hundreds of Hawaiians lived in what is now Canada and California. In 1847, Hawaiians made up 10 percent of San Francisco’s tiny but growing population.
S4 Episode 1: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Nearly half of all Native Hawaiians now live outside of Hawaii. It’s a staggering number that raises questions about what Hawaii will be like in coming years, and how Native Hawaiians will carry their islands with them to far flung places.
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Brilliant First Season!
I just finished the first season. Well produced, well written and brilliant narration. Compelling, engaging and addictive. Addressing larger questions of race, class and community while following one criminal case.
Nicely discerned local cultural dynamics. Globally relevant. Well told.
Eye opening podcast about Hawaii and racial tensions that are extremely relevant today.