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Fun conversations with artists, musicians, entertainers, historians and more in the tiki, cocktail, island, surf, lowbrow and alternative sub-cultures! Listen to our archive at desertoasisroom.com

Inside the Desert Oasis Room Adrian Eustaquio

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 59 Ratings

Fun conversations with artists, musicians, entertainers, historians and more in the tiki, cocktail, island, surf, lowbrow and alternative sub-cultures! Listen to our archive at desertoasisroom.com

    191 Odd Rodney (from Arizona Tiki Oasis 2021)

    191 Odd Rodney (from Arizona Tiki Oasis 2021)

    Our adventure from Tiki Oasis continues at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona as we welcome lowbrow and tiki artist Odd Rodney. On this episode, recorded from the grounds of Arizona Tiki Oasis, we chat with Rodney about his lowbrow background, his philosophy in art, what inspires him creatively and so much more!
    To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpopTo listen to our archive, go to: http://polynesianpop.podbean.com
    This episode is sponsored by Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

    • 57 min
    190 Live from Tiki Oasis Arizona 2021

    190 Live from Tiki Oasis Arizona 2021

    Join us from the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona from the Tiki AZ booth at Tiki Oasis! On this episode we chat with our friends Ross "Tiki Boss" Aliotti, Tom "Big Toe" Laura, the one and only Fabio and from the island of Maui, the talented mug makers, Scott "Tikipop" Taylor and Rob "Tikirob" Hawes!
    To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpopTo listen to our archive, go to: http://polynesianpop.podbean.com
    This episode is sponsored by Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

    • 57 min
    189 Mike Buhen Jr and Greg Bansuelo

    189 Mike Buhen Jr and Greg Bansuelo

    Today we are joined by the boys from the Tiki-Ti! Bartender and co-owner Mike Buhen Jr and bartender Greg Bansuelo stop by the Desert Oasis Room to mix drinks, make cocktail videos and record this episode of the podcast. As a long time patron and regular of the Tiki-Ti, I hit the guys with questions that most others have never asked before to bring you uncommonly known facts and tidbits from their colorful backgrounds. For example, did you know that Ray Buhen's wife is the reason the Tiki-Ti opened in the first place? She is also the reason they stopped serving beer decades ago! And did you know that Greg's father was one of the old school Filipino mixologists that worked alongside Ray at all the same iconic tiki and tropical themed bars like The Luau, The China Trader, The Seven Seas and more! And if you'd like to make sure you don't miss any of the cocktail tutorials they recorded with us Inside the Desert Oasis Room, subscribe to our YouTube channel now at youtube.com/polynesianpop
    Watch the cocktail tutorials we made with Mike and Greg at our YouTube channel. We'll be loading them up one at a time over the next couple of weeks. Subscribe to the channel now so you don't miss any of them! https://www.youtube.com/polynesianpop
    This episode is sponsored by Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Steadfast Pomade, Tiki-Ti and Skull & Crown Trading Co. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

    • 54 min
    188 McBiff, Rick Miller and Dan Watson

    188 McBiff, Rick Miller and Dan Watson

    Today we chat with the Gentlemen of Leisure! The artist McBiff, Rick Miller and Dan Watson! On this belated St Paddy's episode, we chat about our respective roots, the history and legacy every person leaves for future generations, and other thought provoking, emotionally stimulating topics!
    To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpopTo listen to our archive, go to http://polynesianpop.podbean.com
    This episode is sponsored by Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Steadfast Pomade, Tiki-Ti and Skull & Crown Trading Co. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    187 David Badgerow

    187 David Badgerow

    Today we chat with David Badgerow! David is an animator, mixologist and Drooling Bastard who dropped by the Desert Oasis Room to do a video swapcast with us for our respective YouTube channels and while he was here, we decided to turn the mics on and record the session you are about to hear now!
    To watch the video we, click here:https://youtu.be/CqDT6bsNwoM
    To follow our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/polynesianpopTo listen to our archive, go to http://polynesianpop.podbean.com
    This episode is sponsored by Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club, Steadfast Pomade, Tiki-Ti and Skull & Crown Trading Co. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

    • 1 hr 34 min
    186 Bob Van Oosting and Leroy Schmaltz REWIND from 01-2017

    186 Bob Van Oosting and Leroy Schmaltz REWIND from 01-2017

    On this first episode of 2021 we go back in time to this exact week 4 years ago when we chatted with Bob Van Oosting and Leroy Schmaltz, founders of the world famous Oceanic Arts in Whittier, California. Considering that Covid has affected so many small businesses over the past year, I thought I'd reload this episode to not only give them a boost but to also revisit their amazing journey to becoming the world's premier supplier and builder of some of the most legendary tropical, nautical and island inspired themed builds from yesteryear!
    Social Media: @oceanicarts56On the Web: www.oceanicarts.net

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Ressaw2011 ,

Larry king of tiki

This is the best tiki podcast and gets in depth interviews with all the interesting personalities in the tiki and Polynesian pop world. Very entertaining.

Berrytiki ,

Fantastic show

As a retail district manager, I am constantly driving in my car and this show is a lifesaver! Adrian is so down to Earth and easy going that I almost feel like I want to hug him like a friend if I were to meet him! Whether he is talking about Tiki, his kids, his cat, his favorite hamburger joint, whatever- he is able to make conversation interesting again. Love this podcast!

Kevin Crossman ,

Become a tiki insider

Some episodes are straightforward interviews (such as the Jeff Berry episode), others are more "hangout with friends". Production values are much better after about episode 15. Very interesting stories and gets tiki fans all the inside info they are looking for.

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