Best or Worst Podcast Episode #76 Getting to Know Actor Earl Baylon

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on actor, gamer, and friend Earl Baylon. In this first episode of the week, we got to know him and talked about being Filipino in the entertainment industry, how he decided to be an actor, and much much much more.

Guest 

Earl Baylon is an Actor/Improviser/Voice Artist/Sometimes writer/producer based in Los Angeles, CA.

He was born many years ago in the lowlands of East Hollywood, soon after which he was kidnapped by his “parents,” who brought him to live in the mythical land of Long Beach, CA with their “family.” Earl yeeted off to UC, Irvine where he majored in Biological Sciences and did every possible other thing besides his schoolwork.

Earl is currently the Artistic Director of ROOM TO IMPROV, an Asian-American improv troupe serving the LA community… and beyond! You can hear him in the latest TOMB RAIDER video game trilogy including the most recent game in the franchise, SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER, and on PANGEEKERY, a weekly live video podcast streaming on Twitch. 

He currently serves as Associate Producer and actor on the feature film LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE.

In his “free time” Earl yells at plastic polyhedrals and grinds Mythic+ dungeons for the BiS Azerite gear. 

You can check out what Earl is up to on his website at https://earlbaylon.com/.

You can watch the whole episode here:

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– 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.

Midnight Watchers Episode #23 Black Christmas

We’re celebrating the holidays with our first midnight film of the month, Black Christmas. I think it’s safe to say we all LOVED the movie. Listen or watch the episode to hear why!

Movie Info:

As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters, including Jess (Olivia Hussey) and the often inebriated Barb (Margot Kidder), begin to receive anonymous, lascivious phone calls. Initially, Barb eggs the caller on, but stops when he responds threateningly. Soon, Barb’s friend Claire (Lynne Griffin) goes missing from the sorority house, and a local adolescent girl is murdered, leading the girls to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. But no one realizes just how near the culprit is.

You can watch the whole episode here:

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About Us

It’s almost midnight… are you ready to join the Midnight Watchers to talk about their favorite strange and scary movies? Every week Watchers Quentin Lee, Koji Steven Sakai, and Jennifer Field will discuss a different thriller or horror, from cult classics, to extreme cinema, to contemporary arthouse flicks.

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting host: Apple Podcast, SpotifyGoogle podcast, StitcherIHeart RadioTune In + AlexaPodchaserPodplayerDeezer, Listen Notes, and most recently Amazon Music.

Episode #75 Best or Worst Day with Retired Pastor & Podcaster Ken Fong

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on retired pastor and podcaster Ken Fong. In this second episode, we put him on the spot and asked him about the best OR worst day of their life. Ken’s moment was something that totally surprised us and was probably one of the most awkward moments we’ve ever heard. Check out the episode to find out what it was.

Guest

Rev. Dr. Ken Fong is the co-producer, host, and director of Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast, which launched in 2015 and has featured over 250 AAPI guests and garnered nearly 420,000 downloads worldwide. He retired from pastoring and teaching in 2017 after having been on the pastoral staff of Evergreen Baptist Church of LA since 1981 and administration/faculty with Fuller Theological Seminary. When Ken was senior pastor at EBCLA, he led extend equal worth and standing to Christians who are LGBTQ+. Ken previously served on the boards of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Westmont College, and the Asian American Drug Abuse Program, and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary.

You can listen to Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast here: http://asianamericapodcast.com/

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 guest sand 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 #43 Life Advice with Brian Tedeschi

This week Koji brought on his writer, musician, creative engineer, and father Brian Tedeschi for some life advice for his son. Brian talked about finding something that you are passionate about. Being okay with failure (and success), finding something you love, and about kindness.

Guest

Brian Tedeschi is a writer, song writer/sound engineer, screenwriter Communications Director, entrepreneur. He co-wrote the best-selling cozy mystery series: Antique Hunters, Witch Cat, Neighborhood Watch, Gem Hunter.  He currently resides in North Carolina.

You can watch the full episode here:

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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 #74 Getting to Know Retired Pastor & Podcaster Ken Fong

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on retired pastor and podcaster Ken Fong. In this first episode of the week, we got to know him and talked about his journey from biology to the church and the conversation with God that changed his life.

Guest 

Rev. Dr. Ken Fong is the co-producer, host, and director of Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast, which launched in 2015 and has featured over 250 AAPI guests and garnered nearly 420,000 downloads worldwide. He retired from pastoring and teaching in 2017 after having been on the pastoral staff of Evergreen Baptist Church of LA since 1981 and administration/faculty with Fuller Theological Seminary. When Ken was senior pastor at EBCLA, he led extend equal worth and standing to Christians who are LGBTQ+. Ken previously served on the boards of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Westmont College, and the Asian American Drug Abuse Program, and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary.

You can listen to Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast here: http://asianamericapodcast.com/

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.

Episode #73 Best or Worst Day with Filmmaker Asif Akbar

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought filmmaker Asif Akbar. In this first episode of the week, we got to know him and talked about his journey to becoming a filmmaker and some of his earliest memories.

Guest 

Our guest Asif Akbar is a writer, producer, director, and editor originally from Ohio and currently living in Last Vegas. You can see follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/asifakbar_filmmaker/

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 #42 Life Advice with Garrett Naiman

This week Koji brought on his homie for life Garrett Naiman for some life advice for his son. Garrett talked about integrity, the platinum rule, and more.  

Guest

Our guest Garrett Naiman is a college administrator and father that currently lives in Northern California

You can watch the full 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 #72 Getting to Know Filmmaker Asif Akbar

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought filmmaker Asif Akbar. In this first episode of the week, we got to know him and talked about his journey to becoming a filmmaker and some of his earliest memories.

Guest 

Our guest Asif Akbar is a writer, producer, director, and editor originally from Ohio and currently living in Last Vegas. You can see follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/asifakbar_filmmaker/

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.

Midnight Watchers Episode #22 Home Sweet Home

In honor of Thanksgiving, this week the Midnight Watchers looked at the 1981 Thanksgiving horror movie, Home Sweet Home. It’s clear that none of the Watchers liked it and we spent most of our time talking about what we didn’t like.

Movie Info:

An escaped mental patient steals a station wagon and makes his way to the Bradleys’ Thanksgiving celebration, where he plans to make them a little less thankful.

You can watch the whole episode here

Find Us Online

Website: https://midnightwatchers.buzzsprout.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midnight-Watchers-Pod-107784637545468/

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

About Us

It’s almost midnight… are you ready to join the Midnight Watchers to talk about their favorite strange and scary movies? Every week Watchers Quentin Lee, Koji Steven Sakai, and Jennifer Field will discuss a different thriller or horror, from cult classics, to extreme cinema, to contemporary arthouse flicks.

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting host: Apple Podcast, SpotifyGoogle podcast, StitcherIHeart RadioTune In + AlexaPodchaserPodplayerDeezer, Listen Notes, and most recently Amazon Music.

Best or Worst Podcast Bonus Thanksgiving Episode with Koji’s Son

This week the guys are taking the week off. But they didn’t want to leave you with nothing, so Koji recorded a quick Zoom episode with his son asking him about his best or worst of Thanksgiving and what he is grateful for.

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/ 

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