Welcome to another Locally Sourced! Today I’m talking to Ashleigh, a local fashion designer. She talks about how a creative eye as a kid became a new entrepreneurial venture. If you have a passion project you want to have spotlighted on the show, make sure to send a message to HazMatt@alt1059.com. Let’s go!
This time out, Haz-Matt is talking with Kate from Rogue Wave Toys. Kate has designed a set of beach toys that are colorful, fun, and highly functional along with being compostable and sustainable! Her inspiration began on the east coast, but really picked up energy while living here in Hawaii. Now, she's taken it from an idea, to a fully functional product that has the potential to replace many forms of plastic. It's a fun talk about following an entrepreneurial path and not realizing successes until you see how far you've come. Make sure to check out roguewavetoys.com for all the details!
Long-time friend of the show and funnyman Paul Ogata stops by to talk The Aloha Comedy Festival, Star Wars, Marvel, getting hit in the nuts with a rake, prostitutes, and viking funerals. The usual. We just drop into a conversation and then the interview kicks in. It was great to have Paul back on the mic and make sure you hit up alohacomedyfestival.com to grab tickets to his - and all of the amazing - shows!
Haz-Matt is joined by Jasmine Bautista and Tiffany Yamauchi this time to get a perspective on comedy from two ladies who are based right here in Honolulu. Where did they start, where are they going, and what does all this have to do with the fanfic writings of a daydreamer? Find out here! Be sure to visit alohacomedyfestival.com for details and tickets!
Born in New York with comedy birthed in Houston, Andrew Youngblood and Zahid Dewji have a unique take on how they relate to an audience and bringing the laughs no matter what. WARNING: there are some swears in this one, it has a tendency to happen when you get comedians on a roll. Be sure to visit alohacomedyfestival.com for details and tickets!
Tai Fu Panda and Will C join Haz-Matt to talk about their experiences in the military and how they use laughter to travel and help their brothers and sisters in the service. Comedy and the military have taken them all over the world, and they've got some hilarious stories to share about their adventures. Be sure to visit alohacomedyfestival.com for details and tickets!
Haz-Matt welcomes the Aloha Comedy Festival Takeover by talking with Jose Dynamite and Patrick Tyrrell, the organizers of the festival going from February 27th to the 29th. They go into how they each got into both performing and producing shows and give us an overall guide to navigating this first-of-its-kind festival here in Honolulu. Be sure to visit alohacomedyfestival.com for details and tickets!
Aloha! It's time again for an Amazing! Comic Con Aloha takeover of The AM Mayhem. This time around, our first conversation is with Sam Campos. He's forged a DIY path for comic book creators in Hawaii as the creator of Pineapple Man and now he's helping creators bring their books to the convention. He's brought a couple of his students from his Kaaawasaki Art Lab, known as The Left Handed Dragons. All three of these talents have new issues debuting at the convention this year, so be sure to stop by their booth to check them out!
Aloha! Thanks for tuning in to another episode of Locally Sourced. Many of the people we talk to art creative types - artists and performers, but they all find themselves needing something extra to take their hobby to the next level. They need to be entrepreneurs. It's in that spirit we're talking to Aga and Ursula from emPOW-HER, a group dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs kick start or level up their side hustle or main business venture. Give a listen if you're looking for a new way to approach applying your passion to a business world.
On this Locally Sourced we've got Chad from Crappy Kids. You've probably seen his adorable smiling poops (can't believe I just wrote that) on shirts, stickers, and more over the past 10 years of the brand. He and Haz-Matt talk about the brand's origin; how it shows off his fandom, humor, and philosophies; and how all of that lives on social media. Up-and-coming marketers and influencers should definitely take notes. Thanks for listening!