Comedy InvAsian 2.0 Seeks AAPIA Comedians

Comedy InvAsian 2.0 announced this week its coming back for a second season of more laughs from Asian American and Pacific Islander comedians.

Originally debutting on Hulu in 2018, producers Koji Stevan Sakai (Little Nalu Pictures), Victor Elizalde (Viva Pictures) and Quentin Lee (Margin Films) will reteam for Season 2 with each comedian doing a 30 minute set per episode.

“Having co-created Comedy InvAsian, I’m looking forward to making some much needed laughter with a fresh round of AAPI comedians,” said Quentin Lee who co-created Comedy InvAsian along with directing and producing comedy specials such as Brash Girls ClubBrash Boys Club, Kim McVicar’s Please Notice Me and exec-producing Canadian comedian Ed Hill’s special Candy and Smiley.

The crew is now seeking talented comedians to submit clips of their past work and a short letter of interest to be on the program. You must prepare a 25-30 minutes of never published original material. It cannot be something already posted online or rehashed).

“With the news of a hate crime against Asians and Asian Americans seemingly every day now, it’s important that shows like Comedy InvAsian 2.0 exist. The more people can see people like me or my son on television, the more they’ll understand that we’re just like them — with the same fears, hopes, and aspirations,” said Koji Steven Sakai of Little Nalu Pictures.

Audition material can be submitted on the show’s website.

Guy Code Episode #56 with Tara Cloud Clark

Host Koji Steven Sakai talks to his friend and mother Tara Cloud Clark. Tara talked about the importance of setting boundaries, being an English Major, and more. Listen to the whole episode to hear all of Tara’s advice.

Also, since this podcast has become monthly (instead of weekly), the episodes are now being edited and mixed! Hope you enjoy the new and improved audio!

Guest

Tara Cloud Clark is hard-working, organized, and enthusiastic to tackle new challenges. Her background includes project management, grant management, event management, corporate communications, grant writing, and web content development. She has worked in multiple sectors including design, manufacturing, nonprofit, and education. Her goal is to improve efficiencies and complete the task in order to make her clients/employers successful. To find out more about Tara go to her website at https://www.taracloudclark.com/. And be sure to follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/taracloudclark/

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About Us

Koji wanted to impart all of his “wisdom” to his son. But of course, his son already thinks he knows more than me. So instead of trying to tell him now and having it go in one ear and out the other, he decided to record them here with the hopes that maybe… just maybe… when he’s ready he’ll listen to his advice in the future and not make the same stupid mistakes he did. He’ll also bring on guests to impart their advice as well.  Koji has no doubt their advice will be better than his.

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The Unofficial Official Story Episode #2: What IS the story of the Mothman? with Guest Comedian Kristin Key

This month the Unofficial Official Story team brought on their very first guest, comedian Kristin Key, to help them examine the alleged 1966 Mothman sightings in West Virginia. The team asks: what IS the story of the Mothman? Listen to the episode to find out the “official” story. 

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Website: http://unofficialofficialstory.com/ 

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/theunofficialofficialstorypod/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheUnofOfStory

ABOUT US

Aliens? Bigfoot? Slender Man? QAnon? The grassy knoll? The Zodiac Killer? We’ve heard all the stories and hypotheses trying to explain the unexplainable before, but what’s really going on? Join comedian Dwayne Perkins, writer Koji Steven Sakai, actress Jennifer Field, and their guests as they sift through the facts… and the fiction… to come up with the “official” story.

LINKS & RESEARCH

Our team of researchers do most of its “research” on the Internet, so take our “facts” for what they are. With that in mind, much of our information we got for this episode was gleaned from the following sources:

https://www.southernliving.com/culture/the-Mothman-legend-west-virginia

https://www.legendarycryptids.com/misignwa-legend.php

https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Mothman

In addition, we all watched the documentary, Mothman Point Pleasant by Lyle Blackburn on Amazon Prime, https://www.amazon.com/Mothman-Point-Pleasant-Lyle-Blackburn/dp/B0718X896G 

CREDITS

The sound effects and music was obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com with additional music by WorldTaur.

Hosts: Jennifer Field, Dwayne Perkins, and Koji Steven Sakai

Produced by Koji Steven Sakai

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Best or Worst Podcast Episode 100 Best or Worst Day with Writer David Murray

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought David Wilson. In this second episode of the week, we asked him about his best or worst moment. Here’s a hint: It had to do with motorcycles and a primordial forest.

Guest

David Murray heads the global Professional Speechwriters Association and comments daily on communication issues on his popular blog “Writing Boots.” He is an award-winning journalist and is editor and publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day, one of the world’s longest continuously published magazines. He is the author of Raised By Mad Men, a memoir about his advertising parents, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Tell My Sons: A Father’s Last Letters.

The son of two writers, Murray grew up in Hudson, Ohio, and studied English at Kent State University before moving to Chicago to make his own writing life. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Cristie Bosch, and daughter, Scout Murray.

You can find more information about his latest book, An Effort to Understand, here: https://writing-boots.com/an-effort-to-understand/.

You can watch the whole episode here:

Find Us Online 

– Website: http://www.bestorworstpod.com/ 

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BestWorstDayOfYourLIfePodcast/ 

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBestOrWorst1 

– Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bestorworstdaypod/ 

About Us 

Our society is so focused on celebrity, we sometimes forget that “regular” people lead interesting lives too! Best or worst moment of your life? Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma are here to let your story out. We put people on the spot. What are you going to hear? It could be funny, it could be poignant, it could be sad… you’ll know when we know.

Best or Worst is a twice-weekly podcast. On Tuesdays, we get to know our guests and on Thursdays, we find out their best or worst moment.

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting host: iTunesGoogle PodcastsStitcherSpotifyTuneiniHeart RadioPodcast AddictPodchaserDeezer, Listen Notes,  and most recently Amazon Music.

Guy Code Episode #55 Life Advice with Mom Dyana Liu

Host Koji Steven Sakai talks to his friend and the mother of two boys, Dyana Liu. Dyana gave great advice about traveling, reaching out to new students, boys wearing dresses, and more. Of course, Koji talks about Brazilian jiujitsu (as usual… it should be a Guy Code drinking game). Listen to the whole episode to hear all of Dyana’s wisdom.

Guest

Dyana Liu is an actor and a mom who currently resides in Los Angeles.

You can watch the whole episode here:

Find Us Online

Website: https://guycodepod.buzzsprout.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuyCodePod

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/guycodpod/

About Us

Koji wanted to impart all of his “wisdom” to his son. But of course, his son already thinks he knows more than me. So instead of trying to tell him now and having it go in one ear and out the other, he decided to record them here with the hopes that maybe… just maybe… when he’s ready he’ll listen to his advice in the future and not make the same stupid mistakes he did. He’ll also bring on guests to impart their advice as well.  Koji has no doubt their advice will be better than his.

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting host: Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, Tune In RadioiHeart RadioStitcher, Podcast Addict, and most recently Amazon Music.

Best or Worst Podcast Episode 99 Getting to know Writer David Murray

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on writer David Murray. In this first episode, we got to know David and found out about his journey to becoming a writer and his favorite speech of all time. We also got into a discussion about democracy and race.

PS: We say it’s episode 98…but it’s really 99. But who’s counting?

Guest

David Murray heads the global Professional Speechwriters Association and comments daily on communication issues on his popular blog “Writing Boots.” He is an award-winning journalist and is editor and publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day, one of the world’s longest continuously published magazines. He is the author of Raised By Mad Men, a memoir about his advertising parents, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Tell My Sons: A Father’s Last Letters.

The son of two writers, Murray grew up in Hudson, Ohio, and studied English at Kent State University before moving to Chicago to make his own writing life. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Cristie Bosch, and daughter, Scout Murray.

You can find more information about his latest book, An Effort to Understand, here: https://writing-boots.com/an-effort-to-understand/.

You can watch the whole episode here

Find Us Online 

– Website: http://www.bestorworstpod.com/ 

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BestWorstDayOfYourLIfePodcast/ 

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBestOrWorst1 

– Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bestorworstdaypod/ 

About Us 

Our society is so focused on celebrity, we sometimes forget that “regular” people lead interesting lives too! Best or worst moment of your life? Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma are here to let your story out. We put people on the spot. What are you going to hear? It could be funny, it could be poignant, it could be sad… you’ll know when we know.

Best or Worst is a twice-weekly podcast. On Tuesdays, we get to know our guests and on Thursdays, we find out their best or worst moment.

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting host: iTunesGoogle PodcastsStitcherSpotifyTuneiniHeart RadioPodcast AddictPodchaserDeezer, Listen Notes,  and most recently Amazon Music.

The UnOfficial Official Story Podcast Episode #1: Did President Dwight D Eisenhower Meet with Nordic Aliens?

The UnOfficial Official Story team looks at the alleged 1954 meeting between President Dwight D Eisenhower and Nordic-looking aliens. Did Eisenhower really meet with aliens, or is there a different explanation for what REALLY happened? Listen to the episode to find out the “official” story.

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FIND US ONLINE

Website: http://unofficialofficialstory.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUnOfficialOfficialStoryPodcast

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/theunofficialofficialstorypod/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheUnofficialO3

ABOUT US

Aliens? Bigfoot? Slender Man? QAnon? The grassy knoll? The Zodiac Killer? We’ve heard all the stories and hypotheses trying to explain the unexplainable before, but what’s really going on? Join comedian Dwayne Perkins, writer Koji Steven Sakai, actress Jennifer Field, and their guests as they sift through the facts… and the fiction… to come up with the “official” story.

LINKS & RESEARCH

Our team of researchers do most of its “research” on the Internet, so take our “facts” for what they are. With that in mind, much of our information we got for this episode was gleaned from these two articles:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/2004/02/19/ike-and-the-alien-ambassadors/4698e544-1dc8-4573-8b8d-2b48d2a6305e/ and https://www.nps.gov/eise/learn/news/ike-blog-nov-dec-2011.htm

CREDITS

The sound effects and music was obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com with additional music by WorldTaur.

Hosts: Jennifer Field, Dwayne Perkins, and Koji Steven Sakai

Produced by Koji Steven Sakai

Episode #98 Best or Worst Day with Sandra Wilson

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on Sandra Wilson. In this first episode, we got to know Sandra, who spoke about the “Sixties Scoop” program, the mass removal of Aboriginal Canadian children from their families into the child welfare system, which she was unknowingly apart of.

For more information about the Sixties Scoop program, go to: https://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/sixties_scoop/?fbclid=IwAR2gIHT0Z0QfPxvSUeMRkK4a4BacM9y11FjYxD5P4NEd5jh97SRE-OOyRfo

Guest

Sandra Wilson is a Canadian citizen who spent time in Africa with her adopted parents who worked for the Canadian high commission. Sandra is in the process of discovering the history behind hers and her two sister’s adoption in Canada. She is sixties scoop survivor.

You can watch the whole episode here:

Find Us Online 

– Website: http://www.bestorworstpod.com/ 

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BestWorstDayOfYourLIfePodcast/ 

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBestOrWorst1 

– Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bestorworstdaypod/ 

About Us 

Our society is so focused on celebrity, we sometimes forget that “regular” people lead interesting lives too! Best or worst moment of your life? Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma are here to let your story out. We put people on the spot. What are you going to hear? It could be funny, it could be poignant, it could be sad… you’ll know when we know.

Best or Worst is a twice-weekly podcast. On Tuesdays, we get to know our guests and on Thursdays, we find out their best or worst moment.

NEW PODCAST: The UnOfficial Official Story Podcast — Teaser Episode

In this teaser episode, the UnOfficial Official Story team looks at the 1892 vampire scare in Rhode Island. Was Mercy Brown a psychic vampire, or is there a different explanation for what REALLY happened? Listen to the episode to find out the “official” story.

FIND US ONLINE

Website: http://unofficialofficialstory.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUnOfficialOfficialStoryPodcast

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/theunofficialofficialstorypod/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheUnofficialO3

ABOUT US

Aliens? Bigfoot? Slender Man? QAnon? The grassy knoll? The Zodiac Killer? We’ve heard all the stories and hypotheses trying to explain the unexplainable before, but what’s really going on? Join comedian Dwayne Perkins, writer Koji Steven Sakai, actress Jennifer Field, and their guests as they sift through the facts… and the fiction… to come up with the “official” story.

LINKS & RESEARCH

Our team of researchers do most of its “research” on the Internet, so take our “facts” for what they are. With that in mind, much of our information we got for this episode was gleamed from these two articles:  https://www.history.com/news/the-last-american-vampire and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercy_Brown_vampire_incident.

CREDITS

The sound effects and music was obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com with additional music by WorldTaur.

Hosts: Jennifer Field, Dwayne Perkins, and Koji Steven Sakai

Produced by Koji Steven Sakai

Best or Worst Pod Episode #97 Getting to Know Sandra Wilson

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on Sandra Wilson. In this first episode, we got to know Sandra, who spoke about the “Sixties Scoop” program, the mass removal of Aboriginal Canadian children from their families into the child welfare system, which she was unknowingly apart of.

For more information about the Sixties Scoop program, go to: https://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/sixties_scoop/?fbclid=IwAR2gIHT0Z0QfPxvSUeMRkK4a4BacM9y11FjYxD5P4NEd5jh97SRE-OOyRfo

Guest

Sandra Wilson is a Canadian citizen who spent time in Africa with her adopted parents who worked for the Canadian high commission. Sandra is in the process of discovering the history behind hers and her two sister’s adoption in Canada. She is sixties scoop survivor.

You can watch the full episode here:

Find Us Online 

– Website: http://www.bestorworstpod.com/ 

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BestWorstDayOfYourLIfePodcast/ 

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBestOrWorst1 

– Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bestorworstdaypod/ 

About Us 

Our society is so focused on celebrity, we sometimes forget that “regular” people lead interesting lives too! Best or worst moment of your life? Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma are here to let your story out. We put people on the spot. What are you going to hear? It could be funny, it could be poignant, it could be sad… you’ll know when we know.

Best or Worst is a twice-weekly podcast. On Tuesdays, we get to know our guests and on Thursdays, we find out their best or worst moment.

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting host: iTunesGoogle PodcastsStitcherSpotifyTuneiniHeart RadioPodcast AddictPodchaserDeezer, Listen Notes,  and most recently Amazon Music.