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Rants and raves about politics, culture, and sports from Hawaii and around the world. Hosted by Josh Michaels and Ryan Little. We'll fix it in post.

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    • 4.6, 44 Ratings

Rants and raves about politics, culture, and sports from Hawaii and around the world. Hosted by Josh Michaels and Ryan Little. We'll fix it in post.

    Episode 93 - 2020 Primary Recommendations!

    Episode 93 - 2020 Primary Recommendations!

    By popular demand, we give to you, our 2020 Primary Recommendations! We've been getting inundated with DMs and texts from listeners wanting to know who they should vote for. We can't tell you who to vote for, but we can tell you who *we're* likely voting for. So, that's what we do. We give our final thoughts on the OHA races, the Honolulu mayoral race, the Honolulu prosecutor's race, our local races (District 20, State House; and District 5, City Council), as well as a few that we can't vote for (shout outs to: Alan Akao, Adrian Tam, Patrick Branco, and Makana Paris). If you've got friends and family who want to know which way to go, share this episode with them! Then, stick around, because we put our banter/catch-up segment after the break! Like, tag, share, and thanks for listening!

    • 59 min
    Episode 92 - Colleen Hanabusa is back!

    Episode 92 - Colleen Hanabusa is back!

    92! Ryan and Josh hop on the phone to reunite with long-time friend of the show Colleen Hanabusa, who has decided to get back into the arena and run to be the next mayor of Honolulu!

    We find out about her plans for rail, homelessness, and police reform; go behind the scenes of Hawaii News Now's "The Job Interview" (we don't like to give our competitors free PR, but we'll make an exception); and discuss the one book Colleen thinks we should all be reading right now.

    All this and more, on the newest episode of your favorite esoteric co-hosted Hawaii-focused political podcast!

    • 47 min
    Episode 91 - Becky with the Good Plans

    Episode 91 - Becky with the Good Plans

    🎶We had a call with Becky with the good plans 🎶

    This episode we get to know Becky Gardner! A self-described wonk who's never met a problem she couldn't tackle, Becky's running for state rep in Hawaii's 20th congressional district -- which just so happens to be the district that your two favorite podcast hosts (not Joe Rogan and Ben Shapiro) call home!

    We talk with Becky about her story, how she got to Hawaii, and when she knew it was time to run for office. After talking with her, we think you'll agree that she'd make the people of the Tenacious 20th *very* proud.

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    • 50 min
    Episode 90 - A man, a plan, Mr. Adrian Tam

    Episode 90 - A man, a plan, Mr. Adrian Tam

    90! Ryan and Josh dial-up friend of the show Adrian Tam, who has decided to throw his hat into the ring and run to represent Waikiki-Ala Moana in the Hawaii State House!

    Hear about Adrian's vision for the densest urban district in our islands -- part tourist paradise, part concrete jungle -- and see how he fares at everyone's favorite new Blue Hawaii Podcast game: "Proud Boy, or Nazi?!"

    Check it out and stay tuned for more .... we'll be back next week with a State House contender from Kaimuki and a friend of the show who is running for Mayor! xoxoxo

    • 34 min
    Episode 89 - Patrick Branco, International Man of Mystery (or, "Carmen PatDiBranco")

    Episode 89 - Patrick Branco, International Man of Mystery (or, "Carmen PatDiBranco")

    89 and feelin' fine! Josh and Ryan welcome Patrick Branco to the show, a Kailua boy and former US State Department diplomat who is back home and running for office for the first time. Hear about his tours of duty in Pakistan, Colombia, and (Trump voice) VENEZUELA!!!!!! -- as well as why he thinks he's the best candidate to represent District 50 in the Hawaii State House. District 50 covers Kailua and Kaneohe Bay -- if you listened to Episode 87 with Alan and Kaui, Patrick is sandwiched right in between them, so listen to this episode and complete your virtual political tour of Oahu's Windward Side!

    Check it out and stay tuned for....you guessed it: more great content!

    • 39 min
    Episode 88 - Keith Amemiya, Candidate for Honolulu Mayor

    Episode 88 - Keith Amemiya, Candidate for Honolulu Mayor

    It wouldn’t be an election season unless we interviewed all the good ones! This episode we interview Keith Amemiya, a leading candidate to be the next Mayor of Honolulu. You probably know Keith as the friendly smiling face on all those banners around town, or maybe you know him as the guy that single-handedly saved high school sports in Hawaii; but soon you’ll know him for giving the best answers possible to all the hardest questions we could think to ask. Seriously, you’re gonna love this guy. Whether it's rail, minimum wage, affordable housing, or mental health services for Oahu's homeless community, Keith Amemiya knocks it out of the park. Listen to the episode, then like, tag, and share!

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Woof755 ,

Catching up

I just found this pod via @HawaiiDelilah and I appreciate your interviews with our 2020 candidates. Interview more!! Best wishes guys.

Hdhddh ,

Entertainingly informative

If you’re looking for a podcast to keep you up on what’s going on in the world, but that will still keep you interested and make you laugh, THIS IS IT!!

BoomBoomSalmon ,

Two haoles

Two haoles being haoles. I cant relate at all but that doesnt mean you won’t. All I gotta say is that theyre so Haole, they dont even know theyre haole. Watch out scrubs, meet me at sandys if you guys like step.

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