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Syndication

Recorded in December 2016, we are finally publishing June 2018 (mea culpa, says Hiwa). We have also been: writing a new show (Lisa), touring the world with Alien Citizen and making the DVD (Lisa), getting a doctorate (Rena), raising children (Rena and Hiwa). We apologize for the absence.

And we look forward to any comments or questions you may have! Please write us at hapahappyhour@gmail.com.

Mahalo, Hapa Happy Hour

Direct download: You_are_not_alonePresident_still_sucks_episode_35.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04am UTC

On the Eve of the Inauguration of the 45th President (episode 34)

The Hapas reflect on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and share their thoughts about President-elect Trump, the electoral college, and family members who may disagree. Thoughts or questions? Email us at: hapahappyhour@gmail.com.

Direct download: Episode_34.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:04am UTC

Hula, Family, Theatre (episode 33)

Join us for a discussion among 3 hapa women. Chicago, theatre, hula, adoption, solo show, and diverse casting are all discussed in this episode. We love hearing from you, please contact us with comments or questions at: HapaHappyHour@gmail.com. Aloha!

Direct download: Episode_33.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:09am UTC

Hapas in Theater (episode 32)

Tune in with Lisa, Hiwa, and Rena as we talk about Rena's dissertation on mixed-race, the history of hapas in theater, and our experiences auditioning for characters of color. We also dive into representations during the Olympics! We'd love to hear from you! Write to us at: hapahappyhour@gmail.com.

Direct download: Episode_32.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:47am UTC

Loving Day 2016

Tune in with Lisa and Hiwa as they discover technology and talk about race, Loving Day, films, and politics! And feel free to contact us through hapahappyhour@gmail.com. Happy Loving Day!

Direct download: Loving_Day_2016_episode_31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:24pm UTC

Re:Membering (our memories our stories), part 2 (episode 30)

The happy Hapas are back! 

Hello, dear listeners! We hope to bring you more content and new episodes this year! We have lots to talk about including Lisa's upcoming keynote performance in Cape Town, South Africa!

Here's the continuation of our last episode, where we discuss being in college on the Mainland, Hiwa's performance in Steel Magnolias, and the our heartfelt connections between Alaska and Hawaii. Enjoy! (Recorded in August 2013.)

Feel free to drop us a line at hapahappyhour@gmail.com. Thank you for being a part of the Ohana! 

-Rena, Lisa, and Hiwa

Direct download: Episode_30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:12pm UTC

Re:Membering (our memories our stories) (episode 29)

The ladies talk about Lisa's succesful one woman show: ALIEN CITIZEN: An Earth Odyssey! Recorded last year (July 2013). 

Please contact us at: hapahappyhour@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you ;-)

Thank you for your support!

(Photo by Jen May Photography)

Direct download: Episode_29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16pm UTC

Writing Love on a Bottle of Water (episode 28)

Season's Greetings!! In this episode, the ladies of Hapa Happy Hour recount various events of 2013 and weigh in on some items of note, including the responses to this year's multiethnic Cheerios commercial! Feel free to email us your thoughts at hapahappyhour@gmail.com.

As always, wishing you the happiest of holidays! See you in 2014! 

Love,

Lisa, Hiwa, & Rena

Direct download: Episode_28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:47pm UTC

Re:Connecting (episode 27)

Published, graduated and Mom'd.  The three ladies of Hapa Happy Hour return to discuss the micros in their lives in the hopes of connecting with yours.  As always questions and comments are welcome: hapahappyhour@gmail.com

Direct download: Episode_27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:08pm UTC

Which box do you check?  (episode 26)

The ladies of Hapa Happy Hour discuss an article that talks about what box you would check to get in to college, since race matters in admissions in America today.  Please listen and join in by sending us your comments to hapahappyhour@gmail.com.  We value our listeners and would love to hear from you.  Kung hee fat choy!

Direct download: ep_26.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19am UTC