Hanging Out With Nolan Hong


Nolan Hong (Hawaii emcee, actor, entrepreneur) invites his friends to talk story for this weekly podcast. Its like going to pau hana and eavesdropping on the next table. BYOB.


  • August 15, 2020

    August 15, 2020

    16/08/2020 Duración: 18min

    We talk Iron Man 3 and how the storyline of the Tony Stark character hiding behind his armor and dealing with anxiety and insecurity remind me of my dealings with the same thing. Although my armor is my stage persona.

  • August 14, 2020

    August 14, 2020

    15/08/2020 Duración: 34min

    It’s FRIDAY! We talk about follow through and my tendency to quit before I fail, dealing with self-doubt and the fear that even comes with success. We also get into some real talk about giving yourself credit without being considered arrogant and how I’ve been dealing with the loss of my dog earlier this year. […]

  • #156: Aleeka Morgan

    #156: Aleeka Morgan

    15/08/2020 Duración: 02h03s

    Aleeka is a development manager with the American Cancer Society. She shares how she ended up in Hawaii, how she deals with fears, writing a book with her husband, her experience with race issues, fake news, having difficult conversations, Black Lives Matter, health equity & racial equity. The Vog by Aleeka & William Morgan Solitaire […]

  • August 13, 2020

    August 13, 2020

    13/08/2020 Duración: 38min

    Talking gangsta rap lyrics, laughing at my own jokes, vegan cheese and my receding hairline

  • August 12, 2020

    August 12, 2020

    13/08/2020 Duración: 33min

    I ate something that makes me deathly ill and I did it willingly because I’m Chinese and I am conditioned not to waste food…. Did I get sick live??? Watch to find out!

  • August 11, 2020

    August 11, 2020

    12/08/2020 Duración: 45min

    Dealing with grief has been quite a confusing and frustrating journey. Tonight I share with you how I’m learning that grief shows itself in many different ways and what my experience today was like that really shook me.

  • August 10, 2020

    August 10, 2020

    11/08/2020 Duración: 46min

    Talking sex ed in school and the sex ed program I was a part of over ten years ago. I even bust out a performance of one of my old monologues from the play! Did I remember all the lines? Was it as cringey and awkward as it sounds? You’ll have to watch to find […]

  • August 9, 2020

    August 9, 2020

    10/08/2020 Duración: 33min

    Today we talk about the lessons I learned after celebrating my best friend’s birthday yesterday while he battles brain cancer. Knowing that it’s ok to acknowledge and embrace all emotions, both positive and negative as they help keep you balanced.

  • August 8, 2020

    August 8, 2020

    08/08/2020 Duración: 50min

    I’m going to be going live daily on youtube, facebook and instagram, and posting the audio version here on our regular podcast feed! These episodes will be titled with just a date, so you can easily tell them apart from our regular interview episodes

  • #155: Our Pandemic Update

    #155: Our Pandemic Update

    08/08/2020 Duración: 29min

    Holy smokes 2020. It’s just us today with an update as to how we’re doing 5 months into quarantine, anxiety being around people, and what it’s like to go to a funeral during the pandemic.

  • #154: Jeff Nash

    #154: Jeff Nash

    24/07/2020 Duración: 02h11min

    Jeff is Executive Director of Habilitat. He shares about growing up in Texas when busing started, his experience with addiction and treatment programs, approaching substance use as a symptom instead of the problem, and his take on the war on drugs. Stronger Together Habilitat episode Habilitat website For this Stronger Together segment, Joan Naguwa, Executive […]

  • #153: John Bryan

    #153: John Bryan

    11/07/2020 Duración: 02h01min

    JB is Casting Director at Universal Studios Japan. We talk about how he ended up in Japan, growing up in Hawaii, his job looking for talent around the world, how the pandemic has been in Osaka, celery juice, Costco in Japan, his dogs, pythons and a log cabin in the woods!

  • #152: Iwalani Ho’omanawanuiikana’auao Apo

    #152: Iwalani Ho’omanawanuiikana’auao Apo

    22/06/2020 Duración: 01h32min

    Ho’o is a musician and performer. She shares about realizing she was trans, coming out to her family and her church, learning to be comfortable with who she is, stereotypes and life in quarantine.

  • #151: Moses Goods

    #151: Moses Goods

    14/06/2020 Duración: 01h13min

    Moses is an actor and storyteller. He shares about growing up half-Black, half-Hawaiian on Maui, and his perspective on what is happening now following the killing of George Floyd. We also talk about his career as an artist, following his dreams, and his upcoming projects. Follow Moses on Facebook and Instagram.

  • 150_Jacce  Hawaii Civil Unions

    150_Jacce & Hawaii Civil Unions

    05/06/2020 Duración: 01h24min

    It’s our first episode of Pride Month 2020

  • #149: Kelly Hu

    #149: Kelly Hu

    29/05/2020 Duración: 02h03min

    It’s KELLY HU!!! She shares about her first acting gig on Growing Pains, moving to LA, learning the craft of acting, her amazing dog Mushu & her work with nonprofits. She’s freaking fantastic and an inspiration to pursue everything fearlessly! #BOFOHawaii – http://buyonefeedone.com/ David Bowie quote – https://youtu.be/7HqTQyQ6wc0

  • #148: Another Break

    #148: Another Break

    11/05/2020 Duración: 34min

    We’re taking another break from the podcast. We plan to be back, please get on our list for updates, https://bit.ly/3cmORDi and go to our website for videos we already shot, https://nolanhong.com/ (SHOWS tab). Please take care & we hope to be back soon! For this week’s #StrongerTogether nonprofit spotlight, we spoke with Dr. Jill Omori, […]

  • #147: Patrick Makuakāne

    #147: Patrick Makuakāne

    04/05/2020 Duración: 02h15min

    Patrick is kumu hula of Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu in San Francisco. We talk about bringing his hālau and Keali‘i Reichel to Burning Man, what his dad did for him, teaching hula at San Quinten State Prison and the community created in a hālau. For this week’s #StrongerTogether nonprofit spotlight, we spoke with […]

  • #146: Viet Vo

    #146: Viet Vo

    27/04/2020 Duración: 01h46min

    Viet is an actor living in New York City. We talk about life in NYC at this point of the COVID crisis, leaving Hawaii to go to the Manhattan School of Music, and his experiences with Nolan at KCC and their beloved teacher & mentor Lina Doo. For this week’s nonprofit spotlight, we spoke with […]

  • #145: Shawn Hallum

    #145: Shawn Hallum

    20/04/2020 Duración: 01h50min

    Shawn is a life coach based in Wailuku. We talk about how a timeshare brought him to Hawaii, finding love on a cruise ship, driving the monorail at Disney World, and what he does as a life coach. He also shares tips on dealing with fear and anxiety. For this week’s nonprofit spotlight, we spoke […]

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