E Komo Mai!

The Hawaii Association of Podcasting was created in 2005. It took a decade for the medium to mature and go mainstream enough to achieve “The Great Podcast Renaissance,” the dawn of “the golden age of podcasts.”

You won’t find many updates here. Like many organizations these days, you can find us on Facebook. Please join the Hawaii Association of Podcasters group and introduce yourselves. Let’s see where the next 15 years takes us!

Amplifying Island Voices Through the Hawaii Creators Podcast

The Hawaii Creators podcast is a new show that will be spotlighting the stories of talented creators across the Hawaiian Islands.

As part of the Hawaii Creators community, the Hawaii Creators podcast will be hosted by founders and veteran storytellers Peter Kay and Ryan Ozawa. In each episode, they’ll tallkstory with artists, performers, writers, musicians, and all kinds of talented creators from Hawaii to discuss their journeys and creative passions.
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Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Launches New Podcast

“Today, we are so excited to announce the newest addition to our communication channels, the “Voice of Business” Weekly Podcast, sponsored and produced by Chamber member, ALTRES and hosted by Jo McGarry.

The ‘Voice of Business’ Podcast provides a platform for local businesses to share their stories of success, as well as provide valuable insight into the business landscape in Hawaii. Episodes are hosted on the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s website, along with various podcast hosting platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcast. Each podcast episode will be between 15-20 minutes in length. Our hope is that the listenership can use this podcast as a way to connect with local business owners and hear their stories behind the balance sheets.

We are honored to have Jo McGarry serve as the host. She comes from a decades long background in media. Jo was the restaurant specialist at Honolulu Star Advertiser and the publisher of Gusto Magazine for ten years, and the former food columnist with MidWeek, with a readership of more than 300,000 loyal food fans weekly. Jo is also the Founder of MoJo. The Business of Food, Hawaii’s only full-service restaurant advisory company.

You can listen to the first couple of episodes here. Stay tuned for an exciting line-up of speakers as well as other communication channels coming your way!”

Sherry Menor-McNamara
President & CEO
Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Ten Years of Podcasting

If you're not listening to Flophouse, then you'll never learn what's so funny about A Talking Cat!?!

Check out “Ten Years in Your Ears,” an extraordinary series of articles from Slate marking ten years of podcasting.

Podcasting is an overnight success after years of work. Not 35 years; only a single decade has passed since this Guardian story used the new term podcasting. The medium was briefly the hot new Internet star (Word of the Year 2005!) and was then quickly eclipsed by YouTube, social media, Farmville, and a thousand other new new things. Now we’re told podcasting is back, a resurgence complete with a flurry of press attention, new companies jumping into the space, and that precious commodity the Internet bestows and rescinds in mysterious ways—buzz.

PodCamp Hawaii

PodCamp Hawaii is coming, October 24-25, 2008. Whether you are new to blogging and podcasting or an expert, you will discover a rich world of warm, friendly, smart people and will be able to network with some of the internet’s most forward thinkers.

Remember though, this is an UnConference! That means the sessions are all free and anyone can speak. There is no top-down style, and there is just as much going on “in the hallways” as in the sessions. Be prepared for incredible learning, dialog, and networking as hobbyists, professionals, educators, musicians, ad execs, gov’t agencies and nonprofits all come together to learn, share, show, and tell.

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Beach Walks With Rox Wins 3 Vloggies

Beach Walks with Rox wins 3 Vloggies in San Francisco

The first annual Vloggie Awards Sponsored by Pod Tech were held in San Francisco on November 4th and Hawaii’s very own Beach Walks With Rox took home 3 awards.

Beach Walks received a Judge’s Choice for Best Inspirational/Spiritual videoblog. The general public was also able to vote via the Vloggies website and awarded a People’s Choice award also for Best Inspirational/Spiritual as well as Best Entertainment (Non Fiction) award.

Roxanne of Beach Walks With Rox was on hand at the ceremony to receive the awards and in keeping with the videoblogging lifestyle shot one of her daily shows before and after the show.

A full list of the Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice award winners are also available.

HAP Meetup Aug. 26

Local podcasters, would-be podcasters, and podcast fans are invited to join the Hawaii Association of Podcasters at a friendly pot-luck gathering on Saturday, Aug. 26. It will be hosted by HAP co-founder Bob Lew in Kalani Valley (just past Kahala Mall heading east), from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1591 Kalaniuka Place. Join the mailing list to introduce yourself, let us know you’re coming, and what you’re bringing!

New Podcasts

  • Hawaii Political Watch — Hawaii Political Watch is a weekly look at the political scene in Hawaii with Art Harris, founder of Hawaii Election Watch.
  • LavaNet `Ohana Podcasts — Podcasts by LavaNet and friends. Staff biographies, Tech Tips, and Gamers’ Roundtable.
  • The Golf Club Radio Show — The Golf Club Radio Show is devoted to every part of the game of golf, and airs Statewide in Hawaii every Saturday morning. Hosted and produced by Danielle Tucker.

Eric Rice Returns

Eric Rice — podcaster, videoblogger, longtime voxmedia evangelist and co-founder of HipCast — is in Hawaii and visisted with HAP members last night. On hand were Todd Cochrane, Vernon Brown, Eric Timmer, and Ryan Ozawa. Talk swirled around citizen media, Second Life, and a million other things, capped with a visit to the Ala Moana Apple Store. Todd, who has earned a bit of a reputation of an Apple critic, was spotted walking out with a brand new MacBook Pro.