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58 minutes | May 23, 2022
Episode 55 JAY KAWAKAMI ( Tantriq hawaii )
This week ATBpod welcomes local club and concert promoter Jay Kawakami from Tantriq Hawai'i. On this episode Jay and Thaddeus talk about promotion clubs in Hawaii over the years, how things have changed in the night life industry and being a father while working in the business. The two also talk about what Jay has been doing since the pandemic as well as Jays side hustle of flipping homes and starting a home renovation consulting company PSOHawaii. Lastly Jay talks about his plans for the future as well as a tells a crazy story about how he lost an artist in a jet skying incident. http://atbpod.com/
59 minutes | May 16, 2022
Episode 54 ERIC YAMASHITA (Every Day Better)
This week ATBpod.com welcomes former body building competitor, fitness trainer and owner of Every Day Better. On this episode Eric talks to Thaddeus about his come up in the local body building and national circuit, becoming a personal trainer and the start of Every day better. Eric explains his concept for the movement as well as his love for giving, inspiring and showing aloha thru his brand every day better. Lastly the two talk about what Erics plans for the future and how he wants to touch people with the Every Day Better movement. http://atbpod.com
61 minutes | May 9, 2022
Catching up with ( Showtime ) KAUI CAZIMERO
This week on ATBpod.com we catch up with one of our former guest (Showtime) Kaui Cazimero. On this episode Kaui tells Thaddeus what she has been up to over the past year since our first episode together aired. She explains everything she has done over the year, from building her website, being showcased on pop up Makeke, and taking her cooking and health to the next level. She also talks about the love she has for her family, being a parent this day and age, as well as her two new additions to the family. Lastly Kaui, tells us what she has planed for the future in her electrician carrier as well as her cooking show and brand. It was fun to catch up with Kaui and was impressed with all she has done in a years time.
82 minutes | May 3, 2022
Q & A with Hanson Nguyen ( level H, Level V, Hawaii Events Unlimited)
This week ATBpod.com welcomes back for a question and answer session Hanson Nguyen from Level H. Through social media we asked everyone to submit questions for Hanson and Thaddeus to answer on the show. We got a lot of questions sent in and tried to answer as many as we could. Hanson also explained to our listeners his life changing Easter weekend in LA. This was a lot of fun to record and we hope you enjoy it.
53 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
Catching Up with Ikaika Reppuhn (irep detail supply)
This week on ATBpod we catch with former guest Ikaika Reppuhn, Ikaika tells Thaddeus about opening his brand new detail supply super store in Kaneohe. He explains how he had the idea to open his new store, why he chose his home town, and what kind of products he carries. Lastly Ikaika talks about his grand opening, the aloha from the community and his employees and what the future holds for his company. It was awesome to catch up with Ikaika and to hear about everything he has done since being on the show last year.
66 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
Chatting with TJ ( On the Corner of Tj and Hooker Podcast, Tj's Country Kitchen
This week on ATBpod.com Thaddeus has a chat session with local podcaster and owner of Tj's Country Kitchen, Tj Roberts. Together they chat about how Tj changed his life during the pandemic, becoming a better person and living a healthier lifestyle. Tj also explains how he started Tj's country kitchen a local soul comfort food brand as well as his podcast, On the Corner of Tj and Hooker. Lastly the two talk about being a father of daughters who are recently becoming pre teen.
59 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
Episode 53 PUNAHELE SORIANO ( Local UFC Middleweight)
This week ATBpod.com welcomes UFC middleweight, local boy Punahele Soriano. On this episode Puna talks to Thaddeus about growing up in the North Shore, wrestling in the mainland, and how he got started in MMA. The two also talk about his first amateur MMA fight, relocating for his training, and getting signed to the UFC. Puna tells us about his team and where he trains. Lastly he shares which fighter he would like to meet.
96 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
Q & A with CHRIS MEHEULA ( Defend Hawaii / aGn)
This week ATBpod welcomes back Defend Hawaii's Chris Meheula for a one on one question and answer session. Through social media we asked the public to submit questions for both Chris and I to answer. We got a bunch of crazy questions ranging from our personal life, as well as our experiences from their friendship and working together. Recording this was a lot of and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we had recording it.
57 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
Episode 52 BRYAN LEE (Daydream)
Welcome back to another episode of atbpod.com, on this episode we welcome experience creator and CEO of DaydreamEX Bryan Lee. On this podcast Bryan talks to Thaddeus about his start in the nightlife/promoter industry here in Hawaii under Hanson of Level H. He explains how he later took a chance and moved to Vegas and became one of the most successful promoter in one of the biggest party cities in the world. Lastly the two talk about how Bryan left promoting to start his own experience company Daydream, and tells us a crazy story from a event in Vegas.
72 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Episode 51 SAM CHOY ( Award winning Chef and TV personally )
This week ATBpod.com welcomes world renouned Chef and Tv personality Sam Choy. On this episode Chef Sam Choy talks to Thaddeus about his humble beginnings, growing up in Laie, and the impact his parents had early on in his life and career. Chef Sam Choy also talks about his time on the Food Network shows Chopped and Iron Chef. Lastly the two talk about how Sam became "The Godfather of Poke" and the celebrities he is met and cooked for.
90 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
Episode 50 RICK ROCK (Rick Rock Productions)
This week ATBpod.com welcomes one of Hawai'i's iconic nightlife industry promoters- Rick Rock of Rick Rock Productions. On this episode Thaddeus and Rick talk about the how Rick moved from the Bay Area to Hawai'i, and how he got his start in island nightlife promotions. The two also talk about a few different events and clubs Rick promoted at as well as the status of nightlife in Hawai'i currently. Lastly Rick explains a few of his craziest and experiences at his events.
52 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
Episode 49 COLBY HIRANO ( Co owner of Hawaii Candy Factory)
On this episode ATBpod.com welcomes Colby Hirano co owner of one of our sponsors Hawaii candy factory. On this episode Colby and Thaddeus talk about how Colby is a OBJ fan and is excited for the Super bowl, how the pandemic spawned their candy company start up with a bunch of friends. The two also talk about how his company is expanding as well as what the goals and future are for Hawaii Candy Factory. Lastly they talk about the different flavors and concoctions HCF is coming out with and what are their all time favorite candies are. Hawaiicandyfactory.com
55 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Episode 48 JULIE CHU ( Former Miss Hawaii USA)
On this episode ATBpod.com welcomes former (Miss Hawaii USA) Julie Chu. On this episode Thaddeus and Julie talk about competing in pageants state wide and nationally, teaching elmentry, and writing her very own children book. They also talk about how Julie left teaching to pursue working in the jewelry industry as well as real estate and how it has taken her on a new career path. Lastly the two talk about what preconceived notions people have about Julie before they meet her and how she has been using her platform to create awareness and prevention of Dating violence thru educational programs. wsohawaii.org
78 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Episode 47 MARTIN " The Spartan " DAY (Pro MMA fighter)
On this episode ATBpod.com welcomes UFC veteran and Hawai’i pro MMA fighter Martin "the Spartan" Day. On this episode Martin and Thaddeus talk about Martin humble beginnings and how he got started in martial arts, and his early Tae Kwon Do days. They also talk about how he evolved into a full time MMA fighter, his experiences being a UFC fighter, and one of his craziest weight cuts. Lastly the two talk about how Martin enjoys teaching kids and his future dreams for martial arts in Hawai’i. Martin also explains his greatest moment in his career and how it has effected his life.
82 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
Episode 46 JAMES MANE (Local comedian)
On our first episode of the new year, ATBpod.com welcomes local comedian James Mane. On this episode James and Thaddeus talk about James’s career as a coach for a local high school football team, and the experiences he has had having his daughter on the team as a place kicker. The two also talk about how he got started in comedy, how he became a comedian, and the future of comedy here in Hawai'i for himself, and for other local comedians. Lastly James shares how he was on an Adult Swim TV show, opening up for Dave Chappelle in Maui, and his favorite comedy specials of all time.
70 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
Episode 45 ARIA PARK "Thaddeus's daughter" (Christmas Episode)
For the last episode of the year ATBpod.com welcomes Aria Park ( Thaddeus’s daughter) for our 2nd annual Christmas episode. On this episode father and daughter talk about the changes of going from elementary to middle school, how school is going now and the new poppit trend. They also talk about Arias love for anime and drawing, Santa, elf on the shelf, and what Aria wants for Christmas. Lastly Aria and Thaddeus discuss what their goals are for 2022! On behalf of the Above the Bridge podcast we want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!! See you all back here in 2022, ABOVE THE BRIDGE!
68 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Episode 44 KOA PAGAOA (Tattoo Artist)
This week ATBpod.com welcomes local boy tattoo artist KOA PAGAOA " tattoos by Koa". On this episode Thaddeus and Koa talk about Koas move to AZ, how he got started in tattooing, the process of being an apprentice, They also talk about growing up in Kaneohe, his family and adapting to the mainland ways. Koa also explains his tattoo style and how he is always learning and improving. Lastly the two talk about what the future holds for Koa in tattooing and apparel, and a funny story about the craziest tattoo he ever did.
78 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
Episode 43 KWON "don k won" local night club and wedding MC
This week ATBpod.com welcomes local night club and wedding MC Kwon " don k won". On this episode Kwon talks to Thaddeus about where he grew up, how he got started in the nightlife industry as a bouncer and how he later become a host and MC. They also talk about how Kwon become the resident MC for the Artist Groove Network promotion company and how he got started being an MC for weddings. Lastly the two bring up a memorable night that took place at one of the NYE events AgN threw at Oceans night club.
58 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Episode 42 JAYBRIO " The Hit Man" PE BENITO (professional boxer)
This week ATBpod.com welcomes professional boxer Jaybrio " The Hit Man" Pe Benito, who has a 2-0 record with 2 KO’s. On this episode Jay talks to Thaddeus about his humble beginnings starting out as a boxer when he was a young kid. Jay shares how his dad motivated him to never quit, and his experience competing in the local and national amateur circuit, eventually becoming a pro. The two also talk about Jay’s sacrifice to chase his dream of being a two time world champion, the love he has for his family, and how he inspires his children to chase their dreams by leading by example. Lastly Jay, Thaddeus and BBJ share who their all time top three favorite fighters are.
74 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Episode 41 WESLEY "Cabbage" CORREIRA (Hawaii MMA Legend & UFC vet)
This week ATBpod.com welcomes Hawaii MMA legend and UFC vet Wesley " Cabbage" Correira. On this episode. Cabbage talks to Thaddeus about how he got his nickname, the start of his MMA career, and getting into the worlds top fighting origination the UFC. The two also talk about how a riot started in the UFC's octagon after one of Wesley's fights, and his love for toy collecting. Lastly Cabbage talks about opening a new gym on the big island for women and children self defense.
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