A playful Polynesian podcast to promote other podcasts, people, personalities, poetry, random thoughts and ideas. Ultimately, it’s something I wanted to do to honor my dad since he loved to talk and so I named this pod after him ‘The FT’ Podcast. I love you dad!
On the week's podcast I congratulate the graduates of 2020, and also shoutouts to the dads for Father's Day and basically shoutout to anybody celebrating anything during this last month since the last podcast. I go back to last year again just detailing some of the moments I last had with the FT as during this time last year my mom and I were taking care of him at home and this was the last month the FT was with us at home as he would be hospitalized for the remainder of his time with us. The interview for this week is with the Tufele brothers also out of the Las Vegas area and it was a good time just getting to know them better and also seeing all the amazing things they are building with their podcast, youtube channel, brand and lots more to come. You can find them on IG @tufblockpodcast and the Tufele brothers @tufele_ and @monikkz_
On this week's episode I reflect on taking care of The FT during his final days as I look back at this point one year ago when he became paralyzed. But through all that I also look at all the things Im thankful for during that time.
Interview this week is with the Savages from Isle 7 The Podcast. Had a great time speaking with them and learning about their podcast journey. One of my favorite things about the Savages that I didnt get to talk about on the podcast is their resiliency and strength they have with all the things they've been through which is is detailed on their podcast. Going through struggles can make you stronger and the power of positivity goes a long way. You can find them on Youtube or where you listen to podcasts and also on social media.
IG: @Isle_7_ThePodcast, @Savgeisland, @Liti_Savage
FB: Isle 7 the Podcast
And yes I double checked the spelling on all of those.
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On episode 11 I get a chance to interview the Big Uce Radio Familia and ask them about why such a long hiatus from podcasting, and we also get to dive in to them talking about what kind of podcast they are, we talk about previous episodes, a little sports talk and also what motivates them to continue this project. Happy 40th birthday shoutout to @r.g.eazy on IG, AKA our sponsor, (thank you) and also Happy Mothers Day weekend as I reflect on the last months of the FT's life in the intro, going back a year ago from this recording.
On this episode I interview Jeff Crisologo 1/2 of the Keto Island Boyz podcast, who currently resides in Seattle, Washington and who's family is from the Phillipine Islands. On this episode I had Jeff fill in to catch up on things outside of what he usually discusses on his podcast. You can find him at @Jeffboy206 and @ketoislandboyz on Twitter, IG and Tiktok. ketoislandboyz.com
This podcast is also being released on what would be the namesake of this podcast's 71st birthday if he was still with us. Thank you to all those that follow along on this podcast journey. And if you're new to this podcast, thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy.
Still in a pandemic, however, had the pleasure of interviewing @2BrownishGirls (IG) this week, @Talica_T (twitter) and @ludacribs (twitter) as we discuss their podcast and growing up in Australia and what it means to be a West Sydney Princess.
Also checkout @spv.rrow on IG and her musical skills.
On this episode, I have a lovely conversation with 3 Tongan sisters who decided to start a podcast as be sisters, to spend time, get to know each other on a deeper level, and also improve their own lives and thoughts in the process. They share a love for K-Pop that inspires all of them in different ways but also brings them together. Listen in on this great conversation with these wonderful young Tongan women who happen to have a podcast, Brown Girls Therapy. You cand find them on Instagram as @3tongans if you have any questions or would like to contact them directly.
Episode 7, since its the main thing thats currently happening in the world upon publication, I briefly talk about COVID-19 and a quick story about The FT and then you guys get an interview with Johnny Valenz from The Johnny Valenz Show. I finally have my first guest from the LGBTQ Polynesian podcast community on the show. Its a super long episode, and I ask a ton of questions, and we tell a lot of random stories, thank you if you make it all the way through.
You can find Johnny on Instagram @TokoUso and on Twitter @Johnny_Valenz
On this episode of The FT Podcast, I get the pleasure of interviewing 2 amazing ladies that have a podcast that is thousands of miles apart yet they make it work with the beauty of the internet. These 2 Tongan sisters who were born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand by way of Auckland Girls Grammar, talk about why they started their podcast journey, their upbringing, their passions and other random things. Please forgive the audio as I record with my old iPhone, people were calling during our interview I had to edit some bits together. The coordination also took a few weeks as we were trying to coordinate 3 schedules with 3 different time zones. I am very honored to have Ofa and Tracy on this episode. You can find them on instagram at @BeautifullyPolynesian (Ofa) and @TracyLesieli (Tracy). Also if you are in the Auckland area, Beautifully Polynesian is always looking for Polynesian women to photograph that are not typical model types, so dont think you are too big or too dark, please reach out to Ofa by messaging her on Instagram or Facebook by the same name.
On this episode I get to have a candid conversation with my sister Tima as we talk about her podcast Tima Talks. We talk about a variety of subjects like family history, where she grew up, how she started following her passion of talking with people and podcasting and other random subjects like movies and tv shows.
On this episode I interview my long lost brother DJ Hen and his wife Tala from the Growin Samoan podcast. Its quite uncanny how much I have in common with this couple and the fact that the Western Washington Polynesian community is so big yet so small when it comes to meeting people for the first time yet you know all the same people. Growin Samoan's podcast is about growin on so many different levels, growin as an individual, as a couple, as a family, in life, financially, as a community in so many ways and Im honored to have any guests on my show and I'm honored to have these 2 on focusing on financial wellness, something that are community can really use. To be quite frank, financial education is something everyone can use, but to have a mission to help those that may be struggling with this, is something that is very commendable and I'm glad that we have their podcast to help us all.
In this episode we have a special guest of the podcast Law Fetui aka @UceSkywalker of the Focus on the Road podcast. We talk about why we enjoy doing podcasts, how to stop fights, dieting and his upcoming performance at the Showbox Market in downtown Seattle on March 6th, 2020.
On this week's Episode we have our first guests ever on The FT Podcast and that is........ Koko Alaisa which is run by the dynamic duo, an amazing couple, that don't always agree, but is hilarious to listen to Theo and Kel!
These guys are based out of NZ formerly NY but formerly before that NZ and then all over the world before that. And they cover everything from climate change, family relationships to heavy subjects like sexual assault. Check them out when you get a chance wherever you listen to podcasts, Koko Alaisa.