33 episodes

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.

OFFSHORE Honolulu Civil Beat

    • Places & Travel

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.

    Offshore Postcard: Our Journey to the Last Wild Place

    Offshore Postcard: Our Journey to the Last Wild Place

    The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands is one of the most remote places on Earth. Now, it’s threatened by climate change, pollution and politics.

    • 24 min
    S3 Episode 8: Family

    S3 Episode 8: Family

    When we started reporting this season, we expected it to be a story about troubling adoptions that happened in the 1990s. But it quickly became clear that issues with Marshallese adoptions were never fully resolved, they simply moved. To new counties. States. Adoption agencies. So we’ve continued chasing leads while producing this season. In this […]

    • 34 min
    S3 Episode 7: Reunions

    S3 Episode 7: Reunions

    There’s an entire generation of Marshallese adoptees like London Lewis asking questions about who they are and where they come from. And there are plenty of parents searching for the children they gave up, too.

    These reunions aren’t always easy. Many families have been separated for years by not only distance, but also language and culture. Finding their way back to each other is a complicated journey that can lead to places no one expects. But right now, our biggest challenge with London’s family is helping a reunion happen at all.

    • 31 min
    S3 Episode 6: Majuro

    S3 Episode 6: Majuro

    London Lewis had to get back to work in Florida, so we’re continuing the search on his behalf — journeying to the Marshall Islands to where his story began, to try and find his birth father and his siblings. And get a sense of why women are still being recruited to leave the Marshall Islands […]

    • 27 min
    Chasing Leads

    Chasing Leads

    We started reporting for this season of Offshore last June, but we’re still chasing down leads and new developments. It’s been a busy few weeks for us. Which means we’re going to be publishing Episode 6 on Monday, May 18. In the meantime, we wanted to share a poem with you by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. She’s […]

    • 3 min
    S3 Episode 5: Not by Accident

    S3 Episode 5: Not by Accident

    London Lewis’ biggest worry when he arrived in Springdale was how he would be received. Would other Marshallese people recognize him? Accept him? It didn’t take long for him to form instant connections with people who want him to know that he not only belongs in the Marshallese community but he is needed in the Marshallese community. But acceptance and belonging are not the same thing. London is just at the beginning of a long and complicated journey to figure out where he fits into the Marshallese diaspora. And Springdale is about to get him a lot closer to solving one of the biggest questions about his past.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

Delila808 ,

Hawaiidaho

I moved from Oahu to Idaho. I love listening to the civil beat crew and hearing very well articulated and interesting stories of my home.

Packer2020 ,

Bingeworthy

Loved every episode! Too bad the show got canceled and no new seasons are coming out. iSad 😢

meganlikesrocks ,

Thoughtful reporting

A really interesting, thoughtful, empathetic and thorough podcast. I’ve learned a lot listening, and especially appreciate that the podcast provides a platform to elevate and spotlight the voices and interests of Hawaiians themselves.

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