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.


  • #176: Totally Random

    03/05/2021 Duración: 49min

    Just us, airing out some marital issues! We talk about our recent pseudo car accident, clarifying shampoo, work from home life, LEDA, why Jamie’s a good listener (and a stalker), and why Nolan thought Jamie was an old lady.

  • #175: Wayne Chan

    26/04/2021 Duración: 01h24min

    Wayne is an entrepreneur and co-creator of RaceWorz, one of the most unique and popular car shows in California. After college at UH, he moved to California to work at a little start-up called YAHOO (we get to hear some cool stories about the rockstar lifestyle that came with working inside the tech boom). After […]

  • #174: Jodi Bright Stein

    13/04/2021 Duración: 01h18min

    Jodi is a recently retired teacher and the daughter of the late Ron Bright, a local icon in Hawaii performing arts and education. She shares great stories about her dad and family and her passion for teaching. We also talked about the nonprofit in her father’s memory, “I’m a Bright Kid Foundation” and how it’s […]

  • #173: Ally Tamayose

    05/04/2021 Duración: 01h01min

    At the age of 12, Ally was diagnosed with a form of bone cancer. Since then, she has been sharing her journey in hopes of inspiring others. But of course, there’s more to Ally than her diagnosis. We got to talk her about her experiences and perspectives as a teen growing up in Hawaii and […]

  • #172: From PI to HI: Maria Quidez Glidden

    29/03/2021 Duración: 01h16min

    We had a special listener request for an episode dedicated to the Filipino culture. So Maria, an immigrant from the Philippines who moved to Hawaii as a child but spent her summers in the Philippines, is here to share her family stories, her culture, and why every Filipino family has a giant wooden spoon and […]

  • #171: Mom & Daughter Erica Lincoln and Haley Fleming

    22/03/2021 Duración: 01h06min

    Haley was 2019 Miss Hawai’i Teen America & she’s the current Royal International Miss Pacific Island Teen 2021, and her mom Erica is owner of Gymboree Play and Music. They gave us a very real look into the mother-daughter relationship from both perspectives. We talked about their different experiences with bullying and how their relationship […]

  • #170: Local Actor Cy Mirasol

    15/03/2021 Duración: 01h36min

    Cy is a local actor whom you may recognize from several local commercials (including a series of spots with Nolan). We hear about his crazy story of deciding to move from Hawaii to LA in 6 days to take a job with Disney’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Plus some other great stories of his experiences […]

  • #169: Miss Hawaii USA 2016 Chelsea Hardin

    08/03/2021 Duración: 01h06min

    Chelsea is a model and fitness coach. We talked about going from self-admitted tomboy to pageant queen, and how injuries and other setbacks took her off the path towards her goals, but she worked on her mindset to recognize other opportunities to keep moving forward. Chelsea’s website Chelsea on instagram

  • #168: Ann Yoshida

    28/02/2021 Duración: 01h14min

    Ann is an American paracanoeist who competes in international-level events. She’s a World Champion in outrigger canoe and adaptive surfing, and is a Paralympian in the sprint kayak. Along with being a championship athlete, she’s an occupational therapist. In 2000, Ann was paralysed from the chest down due to an accident in Utah when a […]

  • #167: Alan Wong

    22/02/2021 Duración: 57min

    Alan is known for his culinary mastery and his world famous restaurants, but in this interview we get to experience his storytelling and the life philosophies that made him the success that he is. We talk about how he makes the best of what is available to him, not only in the kitchen but in […]

  • #166: Breana Grosz

    15/02/2021 Duración: 01h07min

    Breana is not only the general manager of International Market Place in Waikiki, she’s also one of the youngest to ever hold that position in the company. While we talk about her journey to where she is today, she also schools me on camping (and GLAMPING), growing up in Michigan, how a snow-loving person like […]

  • #165: We’re moving!

    09/02/2021 Duración: 56min

    Just us this week! We get into the rough road of real estate that we’ve been on for almost a year now, why it was so devastating for Jamie every time we lost out on a bid, how we got through it, and how manifesting worked out with the home we’re moving into right at […]

  • #164: Jenny Leonard

    02/02/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    Jenny is an artist out of London, England who specializes in live art sketching and murals. She explains what Live Sketching is and her process in how she does it. Jenny is not only a talented artist but full of humor and great stories. A truly delightful episode! Follow Jenny on Instagram Jenny’s website

  • #163: Pua Pakele & Cabot

    25/01/2021 Duración: 01h18min

    Pua is a creative entrepreneur who became one of the OGs of the Hawaii podcast game when she co-created the “Best Life Ever” podcast back in 2015. She went from business coach to business owner when she opened Pualena Digital Design last year. We talk about life lessons and how the many twists and turns […]

  • #162: Alice Inoue on 2021

    17/01/2021 Duración: 01h35min

    Life guidance expert Alice Inoue joins us for a record-setting 3rd time! We talk about the year that was 2020 and how life is all about balance. She shares some mindsets to improve your life and how to navigate 2021. She also explains astrology, dispelling misconceptions and how it all works. Info on her 2021 […]

  • #161: Solomon Enos

    11/01/2021 Duración: 01h34min

    Solomon is a Native Hawaiian artist, illustrator and visionary. He shares his experiences, learnings and inspirations that shape his philosophies on how we can heal our islands, our nation and our world. Plus, you’ve heard of the “golden rule”. Well Solomon shares the “platinum rule” and it’s

  • #160: Pandemic Catch Up

    04/01/2021 Duración: 01h22min

    It’s been a rough 5 months. We talk about why it’s been so hard for Nolan to get back to recording. We didn’t remember if we talked about losing Chad on the podcast so apologies if this is repetitive… We also talk about positive stuff with the kids and step-dad life, and the turning point […]

  • #159: Elizabeth Sneed

    28/12/2020 Duración: 01h48min

    Elizabeth is a body positive surfer who is using her social media to expand the image of the surfer girl to include women of all shapes and sizes. We talk about how she survived being lost at sea in the Gulf of Mexico as a teen, how she overcame her fear of the ocean thru […]

  • #158: Queena Tahi

    31/08/2020 Duración: 01h45min

    Queena is a messaging mentor, coach, entrepreneur and podcaster. We talk about building a business, fear of failure, dealing with childhood trauma in our relationships, her 14 years in Rhode Island and her business ventures. (This was recorded in March 2020, follow Queena on instagram and facebook to see what she’s up to now that […]

  • 157_Pono Ontiveros

    24/08/2020 Duración: 02h12s

    Pono is our neighbor, and he joined us back in March to pay tribute to Gloria Takaoka, the most wonderful lady who took care of our whole neighborhood. Aunty Gloria was one-of-a-kind, and Pono’s friendship with her should be the premise for a sitcom. From newspaper clippings taped to his door, to pinwheels from Daiso, […]

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