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.


  • #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 […]

  • #144: Fa’amata Fonoimoana Jr

    #144: Fa’amata Fonoimoana Jr

    13/04/2020 Duración: 01h54min

    Fa’amata is Nolan’s Samoan friend with a southern accent! He’s an Assistant Principal & father of 4 in Jonesboro, Georgia. We talk about growing up in Georgia, dealing with teenagers, getting recruited to play college football & his career-ending injury. For this week’s nonprofit spotlight, we spoke with Keith Kuboyama of Family Programs Hawaii.

  • #143: Melanie Lockyer

    #143: Melanie Lockyer

    06/04/2020 Duración: 02h15min

    Melanie is an associate director & casting director on Broadway. We talk about life in NYC when it’s the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic compared to during 9-11, understudying Lea Salonga in Miss Saigon & working in Vietnam as the pandemic spread. Kanu Hawaii’s volunteer database to get involved in virtual volunteering

  • #142: Cynthia Vance

    #142: Cynthia Vance

    30/03/2020 Duración: 01h40min

    It’s our 1st quarantine edition! Cynthia is a filmmaker living in LA. We talk about getting discovered for her fan videos, dealing with depression, coming out, working for Invicta Fighting Championships, and documenting two of Ronda Rousey’s fight camps. Cynthia’s YouTube channel Cynthia on Instagram

  • 141_Jacce Mikulanec

    141_Jacce Mikulanec

    23/03/2020 Duración: 02h37min

    Jacce is Pres. & Exec. Director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. We talk about getting chickens in the mail, growing up in Iowa, studying archaeology on Rapa Nui, working in politics, performing kabuki, and meeting President Obama twice! The site we were talking about in the end: https://popcm.me/kidsathome/

  • 140_Alice Inoue on COVID-19

    140_Alice Inoue on COVID-19

    16/03/2020 Duración: 01h32min

    Alice is back to help us understand how to manage our mindset during the coronavirus pandemic. We talk about countering worry, creating your reality, learning through challenges, being specific about good things & the benefit of taking a calming breath. Follow Alice on Facebook (The affirmation we tried to remember at the end of the […]

  • 139_Emily Latimer

    139_Emily Latimer

    09/03/2020 Duración: 01h46min

    Emily does public relations for small businesses and nonprofits that give back to the community. We talk about living in New Orleans & New Zealand, the behind-the-scenes at the United States Congress, and now starting her own business. Check out Emily’s business, Loihi Consulting

  • 138_Candy Suiso

    138_Candy Suiso

    02/03/2020 Duración: 01h34min

    Mrs. Suiso is the Exec Director of Searider Productions at Waianae High School. We talk about how the award-winning multi-media program evolved from a Spanish class, her hopes for the future of creative media in Hawaii & her family farm, Makaha Mangoes.

  • 137_Chad Sato

    137_Chad Sato

    24/02/2020 Duración: 02h27min

    Dr. Chad is a chiropractor & life facilitator, focusing on the mind-body connection. We talk about listening to your body, how the body remembers events like fear or trauma, how network care chiropractic helps heal the body and learning to heal yourself.

  • 136_Doc Rock

    136_Doc Rock

    17/02/2020 Duración: 02h02min

    Doc is a podcaster and owner of Etched Aloha. We talk about going from the East Coast to Waikiki, paramedic to radio jock; the value of wasted time, becoming an entrepreneur, and the miracle of the Instant Pot. Check out Doc’s podcast at https://solid.fm/ Doc’s youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/docrock808 Doc’s business: https://www.etchedaloha.com/

  • 135_Billy V

    135_Billy V

    10/02/2020 Duración: 02h31min

    Nolan meets his idol! Billy V is the voice of basically every event in Hawaii. We talk about how he met and married his wife, his love of Star Trek, and go behind the scenes of his amazing career in radio, TV and UH athletics.

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