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For The Qultures
130 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Virtual Talanoa: Recovering from COVID-19 w/ Ama Tupu & Sipoga Simi feat. 'Alisi Tulua
Our guests, Ama & Sipoga (Simi), share their experiences about contracting COVID-19 and what recovery has been like for them. We also have community leader, 'Alisi, with us to speak about COVID-19 and the work being done to educate and empower the Pacific Islander community. Follow @pacificislandercovid19 on Instagram Watch via YouTube: https://youtu.be/u5KqBdHYQ5A
76 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Virtual Talanoa: Lez Start A Family w/ Nana & Nikki Soisoi-Scaglione
Nana & Nikki said, "Lez start a family, Lez Inseminate, and Lez go half on a baby!" We are rooting for y'all! Our guests, Filiaga (Nana) & Nikki, chop it up with us about queer love and acceptance, marriage, and starting a family. Watch via YouTube: https://youtu.be/fTupCmGEVfo
135 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Virtual Talanoa: Addressing Anti-Blackness In The Concrete Ocean w/ Teyonna Jarman and Will Fanene
Our guests, Teyonna and Will, join us to chop it up about navigating their Black and Sāmoan identities in their respective families and in the concrete ocean (Pacific Islander diaspora). The goal of our Virtual Talanoa (conversation) is to listen in love, listen in community, and listen in solidarity. #AllBlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatter Watch via YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/umIq8Yy0jfc Link to Twitter thread by Vatiseva @fjgoldylocks https://twitter.com/fjgoldylocks/status/1270219668335165441
53 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
FTQ Instagram Live: KEEPIN' IT 💯 w/ A DOUGH
Social distancing has pushed our creativity. We are introducing an extension of our podcast: KEEPIN' IT 💯asking our guests 100 spitfire questions. Our first guest is recording artist, A DOUGH, reppin for the East Side of San Jose 🦈. You can also watch the live https://youtu.be/yCIccX9OHzU TAP IN! TAP IN to our Instagram Live on Sundays @ 6PM PST.
91 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
For My Father's Kingdom w/ Vea, Saia, & Robert Mafile'o
For this special episode we are fortunate to have Vea, Saia, and Robert Mafile'o from the Documentary, My Father's Kingdom (2019), talanoa with us on the podcast. They are kicking off their U.S. Tour here in the Bay Area and will be making stops in Utah, Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawai'i. Tap in!!! SYNOPSIS For My Father's Kingdom follows Tongan pensioner Saia Mafile’o and his family as they are stretched to breaking point by the commitment and passion to God that has driven Saia’s life. This debut feature documentary offers a rich view of how contemporary secular families deal with the rigorous of devout Christian tithing, as well as a unique insight into traditional Tongan culture. Important links to follow, like, and share: Trailer: https://youtu.be/8hFtMMdvkzI Website: https://www.formyfatherskingdom.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/formyfatherskingdom/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/formyfatherskingdom/ @formyfatherskingdom Screening dates and times are subject to change. Please "Like" their Facebook page to stay updated with the screening schedule.
84 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
I'll Die Behind My Why w/ Mikias Alipate
Our homie, Mikias Alipate, returns to the podcast to chop it up before he goes on tour with Young LB and Moneybagg Yo. We chop it up about chasing goals, our whys, and what he's gotta do to prepare for a tour. Tap in with him on IG @ali.pate We premiere our new segment, TALANOA IS HEALING! Lastly, we introduce our new addition to the team, our lovely intern, Juicy. Welcome to team! Our house is growing.
88 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Fashion Brings Me Peace w/ Pretty Boy Pooks
Pretty Boy Pooks pulls up to chop it up with us about his passion for fashion, his 2hunnit clothing brand, and his pursuit of happiness. Tap in!
108 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
This Is Ten w/ Tenelle
Recording artist, Tenelle, pulled up on us to chop it up about her journey in music, new records she's dropping this year, and future projects she got coming soon. She gifted us with a sneak peek of some of her new music as well as her personal experiences that have shaped her to be the love and the light that she is. Tap in! THIS IS TEN! Stay connected and shop 10x10 https://www.tenellemusic.com https://www.10x10clothing.com/shop
24 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
Feature Episode: Queer Coco by Pele Vaimoso
Hey FTQ Fam! We're on a break this week and are featuring an episode highlighting our one of our fellow Pasifika Podcasters. Tap in w/ QUEER COCO hosted by Pele Vaimoso. This episode “My Complicated Relationship w/ Straight Men” explores Pele’s relationship with straight men and masculinity. Pele, a fellow Sāmoan queer podcaster says, "The idea of this podcast came about after I started sharing personal stories about my journey as a Young Queer Sāmoan person on my instagram. I received a lot of feedback from friends and family, some of whom I didn't expect to even engage in the conversations that I was having. Through my podcast, I hope to elaborate more on the stories I've told, share new ones and talk to others from community." Like and Follow @queercoco Subscribe to Queer Coco on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pejIzQjm8LYy7MivbiMi3
106 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
It All Makes Census w/ 'Alisi Tulua
The new decade marks the age old tradition of The Census, the population count that determines the distribution of political power and money from the federal government to our communities. 'Alisi Tulua pulls up to the podcast to drop some science on how the Census works, why it's important for our Pasifika communities, and why it is important for us to fill out our Census on April 1, 2020! For more information about The 2020 Census, tap in with: NHPI resources: www.countusin2020.org/nhpi Census Bureau: www.census.gov San Mateo County: https://cmo.smcgov.org/census-2020-san-mateo-county
144 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
God's Inclusive Love w/ Pastor Tautalaaso Faaleava
Lau susuga le faafeagaiga (Pastor) Tautalaaso (Tala) Faaleava sits down with us to talanoa about sexuality, culture, and religion. Pastor Tala's heart for God emphasizes the belief that God loves us all inclusively. Pastor asks us all to let God be our anchor and our rock. TAP IN!
130 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
I Love Being A Dad w/ Tama Jah Bless
The D.I.L.F. himself, Tama Jah Bless, pulls up on the podcast to chop it up with us about his social media presence, how much he loves being a Dad, and what therapy has done for him. We announce a new segment we're trying out once a month called "TALANOA IS HEALING." Is there something you want to talanoa about to process, unpack, or get off your chest that you haven't felt comfortable sharing? We invite you to email us about it. Let us know what support you need or questions you may have regarding your situation. We may discuss it on the show and offer perspective, insight, or advice if applicable. We will protect your identity and respect your confidentiality. We understand the amount of courage and bravery it takes to be vulnerable so you can rest assure, we won't out you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
132 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
Maintaining Ancestral kNowledge & Autonomy (MANA) w/ Maile & Ruta
Maile & Ruta pull up to the podcast to try our version of Song Association, set intentions to pray for and send to Australia, educate and empower us about who doulas are, and inform us about their doula program for Pacific Islanders in San Francisco, Maintaining Ancestral kNowledge & Autonomy (MANA) Pasefika, which is part of SisterWeb, a San Francisco Community Doula Network. Tap in with Maile & Ruta: www.sisterweb.org/mana-pasefika Maile: email@example.com Ruta: firstname.lastname@example.org
128 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Tiki Culture Travesty w/ Sam Jimenez
Poppin' a bottle of bubbly as we enter our first episode of 2020 with our guest, Sam Jimenez, a bay area father, husband, bartender, and hospitality manager. We chop it about the travesty that is Tiki Culture. We get into the controversy about Saweetie's hula girl costume, Sammy J defending her, and how it relates to tiki culture that is rooted in colonialism.
142 minutes | Jan 1, 2020
Wayfinders: Only Us Stop Us w/ Jordan Fihaki
As 2019 and this whole ass decade closes out, Jordan Fihaki of the Wayfinders brand pulls up on us to reflect on the lessons learned from this decade, manifest intentions for the new decade, and put us on about his brand. "Thank you all so much for rocking with us this year! We hope you all will reflect on the lessons of the past decade and manifest your intentions for the new decade ahead." - Bexx Bumble & DBoy Tap in with Wayfinders https://www.fearlesswayfinders.com/ We mentioned this book, Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend: https://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-When-Take-Control-Your/dp/0310247454
132 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Representation Is My Why w/ Amanda of Afakasi Prints
We choppin' it up with Amanda Stowers of Afakasi Prints and why representation is the driving force of her business. Tap in with Afakasi Prints to see Amanda's work and cop her artwork: www.afakasiprints.com Also find her on IG @afakasiprints
118 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Too Much At Stake w/ Cazey Volks
Comin' outta Frisco, music artist Cazey Volks pulls up on us to chop it up about her new album, LIVING OUT MY DREAMS, dropping 12.12.19 - Be sure and cop that! Cazey chops it up about havin too much at stake not to grind and live out her dreams. Campaign that Cazey Volks y'all! Haters - Cazey Volks: https://youtu.be/y-EqcwIv2dg Before It All Started - Cazey Volks ft. AZ https://youtu.be/QaCOBClAZ-4 Somebody - Mico Cocky ft. Cazey Volks https://youtu.be/C05SPJ7HOv8 No. 2 - Cazey Volks: https://youtu.be/SSnNCReBmTI Anytime - Ayo Luciano ft. Cazey Volks: https://youtu.be/MSDD612STEM
131 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Level Up w/ Veronica Pome'e
Veronica Pome'e, the first Polynesian 🇹🇴 Sports Illustrated model, chops it up with us about her career, platform, and purpose. We unpack the layers of leveling up and what that means for us all entering a new decade, the roaring dubs.
119 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Making It In Hollywood w/ Keke Vasquez-Tamali'i
Hairstylist & make-up artist, barber, and manicurist, Keke Vasquez-Tamali'i, joins us on set of the podcast to chop it up about her career in the film & television industry and about her experiences working in Hollywood. Keke has worked on a myriad of film sets such as The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Talbot, 2019), Us (Peele, 2019), Sorry To Bother You (Riley, 2018), 13 Reasons Why (Yorkey, 2017), and All Day & A Night (Cole, 2020) to name a few.
119 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Nike OAK w/ SPULU
SPULU, ALL CAPS, is back again to chop it up about his experience working with Nike and designing his shoe, Nike OAK. "OAK is: Ohana. Advocacy. Knowledge. We search for the family that will embrace us exactly for who we are. In this journey, we end up fighting for a space to exist exactly as we are. With that knowledge, we share our truths. OAK is planting our feet into the shoes of those who wish to share the story others won't listen to and walking a mile in them." - SPULU https://www.nike.com/nikebyyou/community/drop/ho19/creator/spulunism If you like what you hear and the spirit of giving moves you to support, please donate to our podcast: paypal.me/forthequltures
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