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.


  • 044_Jill Omori - Hanging Out with Nolan Hong

    044_Jill Omori - Hanging Out with Nolan Hong

    05/03/2018 Duración: 01h19min

    Dr. Jill is the Director of Predoctoral Education at the UH med school. We talk about dating in intermediate school, the possibility of a zombie apocalypse, how she ended up becoming a doctor and teaching at the med school, and her work with the homeless. Click to donate to Hawaii H.O.M.E. Project, the organization founded by […]

  • 043_Thomas Obungen - Hanging Out with Nolan Hong

    043_Thomas Obungen - Hanging Out with Nolan Hong

    26/02/2018 Duración: 01h34min

    He’s the associate editor of Frolic and co-founder of Slug Media. We talk about how he found his way to doing social media strategy and guerrilla marketing, his food review videos, and he also brought a tasty treat from Tokyo for Jamie to try! Thomas’ blog Bites of Chinatown Walking Tour Fat Kid Friday hits […]

  • 042_Maila Gibson

    042_Maila Gibson

    19/02/2018 Duración: 01h39min

    The Hoku Award winner talks about getting bullied, growing up in Missouri and Hawaii, how winning a pageant made her never want to enter another one, and what happened to her Hokus. Go to benandmaila.com to see Ben and Maila’s calendar of upcoming events. Ben and Maila on Facebook Maila on Instagram Ben and Maila […]

  • 041_Steve Wong

    041_Steve Wong

    12/02/2018 Duración: 01h07min

    The owner of Honolulu Kitchen talks about figuring out how to make his famous deep fried manapua, growing up working at his family’s noodle factory, doing magic tricks as a teppanyaki chef, and the amazing things his wife, a shaman, has foretold for him. Honolulu Kitchen on Instagram Frolic review Yelp

  • 040_Road Trip

    040_Road Trip

    05/02/2018 Duración: 01h49min

    Nolan & past guest Matt Chong talk about attending a Hollywood red carpet movie premiere, how they each got into comics, Marvel vs DC, and their attempt to buy light-up sneakers. Apologies for the road noise, they recorded on the drive from LA to Vegas.

  • 039_Tanna Dang  Alyssa Nakao

    039_Tanna Dang & Alyssa Nakao

    29/01/2018 Duración: 01h33min

    This was one of our most inspirational conversations. Tanna, owner of Eden in Love, and Alyssa, Eden’s creative director, talk about business, how they approach relationships and life, and fashion (specifically, Jamie’s fashion problems).

  • 038_Kai Uncut

    038_Kai Uncut

    22/01/2018 Duración: 49min

    10-year-old Kai is our most entertaining guest yet! We discuss food, candy, what he wants to be when he grows up (including but not limited to boxer, food reviewer and veterinarian), and we find out why he actually LIKES to clean the toilet.

  • 037_Kanoa Leahey

    037_Kanoa Leahey

    15/01/2018 Duración: 01h25min

    The sports broadcaster talks about growing up with “Pops” Jim Leahey, crazy stories from when he first started announcing, including the time he thought he’d get fired for cussing on live radio, and the one performance he wishes he could take back. “Let’s Talk Sports With Kanoa Leahey” Kanoa on Twitter

  • 036_Paul Kim

    036_Paul Kim

    08/01/2018 Duración: 46min

    Paul Kim is a musician/singer from the Bay area. We talk about his ties to Hawaii, competing on American Idol, how he started out as a rapper in high school, getting his first record deal with a label in Korea, and meeting Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men. Paul’s YouTube channel

  • 035_Kealani Cook

    035_Kealani Cook

    01/01/2018 Duración: 01h31min

    Dr. Kealani Cook is a history professor at UH West Oahu and one of Jamie’s oldest friends. We talk about his job at the UH press, how he got his PhD, why history should be the study of power, and his book, “Return to Kahiki: Native Hawaiians in Oceania.” A suipi guide (the card game) Kea’s […]

  • 034_Grant Sumile

    034_Grant Sumile

    25/12/2017 Duración: 01h47min

    Grant Sumile is an architect and Jamie’s middle brother. We get his view on Nolan’s proposal to Jamie, how went from academic probation at UH to becoming a partner at an architecture firm, and we get a quick history of breakdancing in Hawaii. Projects by Grant and Darin’s company, ADM Retail Planning & Architecture

  • 033_Ryan Kawamoto  Brad Watanabe

    033_Ryan Kawamoto & Brad Watanabe

    18/12/2017 Duración: 02h59s

    It’s the directors roundtable with Ryan Kawamoto of Kinetic Productions, and Brad Watanabe of Berad Studio. We talk scrappy filmmaking, marketing in the digital age and building community. Fyi, there’s a kanikapila next door so that’s the music you hear. Ryan’s links Ryan’s IMDB Kinetic Productions Sample of Ryan’s work Brad’s links Website Hawaii Shoots […]

  • 032_Roslyn Catracchia

    032_Roslyn Catracchia

    11/12/2017 Duración: 01h44min

    Roslyn Catracchia is a composer, lyricist & musical director. We talk about her adventures in cooking, why she was wandering Waikiki sobbing after a gig, and her new project with Kealiʻi Reichel and Stephen Schwartz, who wrote GODSPELL, PIPPIN & WICKED.

  • 031_Grant Kimura

    031_Grant Kimura

    04/12/2017 Duración: 01h22min

    Grant Kimura is a marketing consultant. He shares how he went from taking naps at UH Campus Center between jobs to throwing red carpet events in LA. The 2nd half is a lot of geek talk (i.e. Star Wars vs Star Trek) – you’ve been warned.

  • 030_Mark Sumile

    030_Mark Sumile

    27/11/2017 Duración: 01h23min

    Mark Sumile is a retired Naval officer and Jamie’s eldest brother. We talk about how he went from barely finishing high school to graduating from the Naval Academy, leadership lessons he learned in the Navy, and why Jamie only eats Happy Meals.

  • 029_Debbie Nishimoto

    029_Debbie Nishimoto

    20/11/2017 Duración: 01h12min

    Debbie Nishimoto is a freelance makeup, hair & wardrobe stylist, and one of our favorite people. We talk about how she ended up in an unconventional career, dealing with the insecurities that come with freelancing, and tips for actors new to production.

  • 028_Michael Ng

    028_Michael Ng

    13/11/2017 Duración: 01h51min

    Michael Ng is an actor, director and high school drama teacher. We talk about his approach to writing and directing, how he recognizes and encourages talent in his students, how self-doubt affected his career, and getting his dream role in The King & I.

  • 027_Odeelo Dayondon

    027_Odeelo Dayondon

    06/11/2017 Duración: 01h42min

    Odeelo Dayondon is a triathlete and a marathon runner, and one of the most motivated people I know. He talks about qualifying for the Boston Marathon and setting a personal record at the Chicago Marathon. He also shares some crazy stories about race day.

  • 026_Dorian Nakamichi

    026_Dorian Nakamichi

    29/10/2017 Duración: 01h46min

    Dorian Nakamichi is a published author and world traveler. We talk about what it was like backpacking in New Zealand, Asia and Europe, and her experiences volunteering as a roo (as in kangaroo) nanny in Australia!

  • 025_Jen Kawamoto

    025_Jen Kawamoto

    23/10/2017 Duración: 01h12min

    Jen Kawamoto was an athletic trainer on the mainland before coming home and opening her acupuncture practice. We talk about how acupuncture works and what it can be used for, including pain management and cosmetic facial rejuvenation. Links: Jen’s business, Hawaii Sports Acupuncture Hawaii Sports Acupuncture facebook page Jen will be answering questions on our […]

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