Hapa Happy Hour (podcasts)
A lively discussion and celebration of the mixed heritage experience.

Categories

podcasts
blogs

Archives

2017
January

2016
November
October
June

2015
June
March

2014
November
August
January

2013
December
April

2012
August
February

2011
December
November
July
June
April

2009
December
September
June
April
February
January

2008
December
November
October
September
August
July
June

July 2017
S M T W T F S
     
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

Syndication

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

Coming of Age (episode 25)

Happy December! We close out the year, looking ahead and divulging what's next for the Happy Hapas in 2012! First, a discussion on Quinceanera and coming of age traditions. Rena is directing a play about Quinceanera in 2012! Then, Lisa discusses her new one-woman show about being a Third Culture Kid! We're "coming of age" in 2012!

Did you have a "coming of age" ritual or custom in your family? Share it with us at hapahappyhour@gmail.com!

Wishing you and yours and wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year! With love, Rena, Lisa, and Hiwa

Direct download: Episode_25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:51am UTC