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Articles & Podcasts of Note (Week of 08/10/2020)


Every Friday I highlight the most interesting or entertaining items from my media diet of the past week.


Articles:

Podcasts:

This week, bored with my regular podcast subscriptions, I opted to hunt down podcast episodes on topics related to Hawaii (a place where I spent the first 18 years of my life and always enjoy visiting in-person or via books and stories).

  • Endless Thread: The Most Interesting Man in the World (wbur.org): King David Kalakaua brought modernity to Hawaii and revived old traditions. Unfortunately, his reign also precipitated the downfall of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
  • Futility Closet: The Ni’ihau Incident (futilitycloset.com): After the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese pilot crash lands on a remote Hawaiian Island setting off a dramatic week-long encounter between the pilot and islanders.
  • Hawaii’s Legend of the Menehune (iheart.com): A mythological race of tiny people who are expert builders may have roots in real world events.
  • Noble Blood: Until We Meet Again (noblebloodtales): The story of Hawaii’s last monarch: Queen Lili’uokalani and the coup d’etat that ensued when she attempted constitutional reforms.
  • Offshore Podcast: Far from Home (offshorepodcast.org): Season 4 of this Hawaiian issues podcast looks at the Native Hawaiian diaspora (past and present) including a fascinating account of Hawaiians who fought in the Civil War.


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