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Episode #65 Best or Worst Day with Dalmar James

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on Dalmar James. In this second episode, we put him on the spot and asked him about the best OR worst day of their life. His moment was about a call from his mother.    

This week we’re asking our listeners to tell one friend about the show and tell them why you enjoy listening to the Best or Worst Pod.

Our Guest

Dalmar James is in business development and currently lives in Denver, Colorado. You can follow his company at https://www.instagram.com/bullishrecordings/

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 #37 Life Advice with Pilar Diaz

This week Koji brought on friend Pilar Diaz for some life advice for his son. Pilar talked about the importance of not shrinking into places you’ve outgrown and other really great advice—including, asking the question, what would a white man do?

Guest

Pilar Diaz is a nonprofit professional with two decades of experience working with community-based organizations in Southern California. Her roles have included grantmaking, fund development, corporate partnerships, program implementation, and community organizing.

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 Episode #64 Getting to Know Dalmar James

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on Dalmar James. In this first episode of the week, we got to know him and talked about his work as a business development guy and also got into a discussion on the greatest rapper and hip hop producer of all time.

Help us improve this show and take this short – very short – quiz (https://tinyurl.com/bestorworstquiz) . We’ll choose ten random winners to receive a free copy of Koji’s graphic novel 442.

Guest 

Our guest Dalmar James is in business development and currently lives in Denver, Colorado. You can follow his company at https://www.instagram.com/bullishrecordings/

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 #20 Satan’s Little Helper

In honor of the Christmas for horror fans (aka: also known as Halloween) this week the Midnight Watchers watched the 2004 horror film Satan’s Little Helper. Watcher Jennifer didn’t enjoy this movie, Koji had some issues with the parenting, and Quentin didn’t think it was great but didn’t hate it either.

Movie Info:

On the afternoon of Halloween, Douglas Whooly (Alexander Brickel) dons his costume in expectation of a fun-filled night. But, when he hears that his beloved sister, Jenna (Katheryn Winnick), has found herself a boyfriend, he throws a tantrum and flees the house. Douglas befriends a man in a devil costume and helps him decorate his lawn with fake corpses. Unfortunately for Douglas and his family, the corpses — much like the murders that will punctuate the evening to come — are all too real.

You can watch Satan’s Little Helper on YouTube

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.

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Episode #63 Best or Worst Day with Comedian/Writer TK Kelly

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on comedian and writer TK Kelly. In this second episode, we put him on the spot and asked him  about the best OR worst day of their life. Lucky for us, he gave us two moments. Can you guess whether we asked him for his best or worst moment?    

This week we’re asking our listeners to tell one friend about the show and tell them why you enjoy listening to the Best or Worst Pod.

Guest 

Our guest TK Kelly is a comedian, writer and unfortunately a Knicks fan. Follow him on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tkkellycomedy/) or go to his website at https://www.tkkelly.com/

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.

Guy Code Episode #36 Life Advice with Jeremy Walker

This week Koji brought on actor and father Jeremy Walker for some of his life advice for his son. Jeremy talked about the importance of moms, being authentic, and more. They even got into a spirited conversation about raising a child of color.

Guest

Our guest this week is Jeremy Walker who is an and currently lives in Southern California. You can follow Jeremy on Instagram at [https://www.instagram.com/jwalkerscene/] or visit his website at [https://jeremystevenwalker.com/]

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 Podcasts.

Best or Worst Pod Episode #62 Getting to Know Comedian/Writer TK Kelly


This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on comedian and writer TK Kelly. In this first episode of the week, we got to know him and talked about his work on Tosh, how he got started in comedy, and how he and his family are handling the COVID apocalypse.

Please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bestorworstpod)

Guest 

Our guest TK Kelly is a comedian, writer and unfortunately a Knicks fan. Follow him on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tkkellycomedy/) or go to his website at https://www.tkkelly.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 #61 Best or Worst Day with Alison Leslie Gold and Darrin Elliot

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on authors Alison Leslie Gold and Darin Elliot. In this second episode, we put them on the spot and asked them about the best OR worst day of her life. This week we got the best of both worlds because we asked one of them for their best and one of them for their worst!   

Join our show by calling our voicemail ‪(626) 427-7436 and telling us your best or worst moment.

Guest 

Our guest Alison Leslie gold is an author of many fiction and non-fiction books, most notably, Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family. She currently resides in NYC. To see what she’s done or to see what she’s working on, please visit her website at [http://www.alisonlesliegold.com]. Our other guest Darin Elliot is a writer and constant wanderer. He has the middle school book series Elephant in the Room. Follow his Amazon writer’s page at [https://www.amazon.com/Darin-Elliott/e/B06XDDML55%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share]

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, and Listen Notes.

Guy Code Episode #35 Money Advice with Koji’s Son

This week Koji brought on a special guest—his son—so he can give advice directly. This week’s subject was money—Koji gave gems like don’t open credit cards, don’t loan money to friends, his favorite, marry rich, and  a few more!

This week we’re asking our listeners to tell one friend about the show and tell them why you enjoy listening to the Guy Code Podcast

Guest

Takao is in third grade and lives in Southern California.Find Us Online

You Can Watch the Full Episode here:

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, and Podcast Addict.

Best or Worst Pod Episode #60 Getting to Know Alison Leslie Gold and Darrin Elliot

This week Hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on authors Alison Leslie Gold and Darin Elliot. In this first episode of the week, we got to know both of them and talked about how they got started in writing, the project they worked on together, and of course Koji had to ask them his annoying philosophical question.

Help us improve this show and take this short – very short – quiz (https://tinyurl.com/bestorworstquiz) . We’ll choose ten random winners to receive a free copy of Koji’s graphic novel 442.

Guest 

Our guest Alison Leslie gold is an author of many fiction and non-fiction books, most notably, Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family. She currently resides in NYC. To see what she’s done or to see what she’s working on, please visit her website at [http://www.alisonlesliegold.com]. Our other guest Darin Elliot is a writer and constant wanderer. He has the middle school book series Elephant in the Room. Follow his Amazon writer’s page at [https://www.amazon.com/Darin-Elliott/e/B06XDDML55%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share]

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, and Listen Notes.