Ep. 91 4/23/19 Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada


This week’s show, brought to you by our beloved Central Pacific Time (s/o to Lei and Roger!) features the shark story of your dreams by Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada plus the music he’s chosen to go with his work!


Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada is a tiny part of a beautiful beloved community that fights every day for breath, for ea, for connection, for sovereignty. He is sometimes called tree, bear, Morris, hoa, Uncle Jacket, and more. He is also sometimes an academic (publishing on comics, Bluebeard, translation, and life writing, all in the context of Hawaiʻi and ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi), editor (Hūlili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Wellbeing, and co-editor with Aiko Yamashiro of the special issue of Marvels and Tales “Rooted in Wonder: Tales of Indigenous Activism and Community Organizing”), translator, blogger (hehiale.wordpress.com), poet (The Offing, American Quarterly), writer of dorky sci-fi and speculative fiction stories set in Hawai‘i (Black Marks on the White Page, Pacific Monsters, Hawaiʻi Review), photographer, and/or videographer. What he mostly does is cook too much food and surf with his mother and a crew of fierce activist poet wahine who tease (and teach) him mercilessly.


This show features Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada’s short story “All My Relations,” which was published in Pacific Monsters (Fox Spirit Books).

  1. How to Steal a Canoe – Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
  2. LIT: First section of “All My Relations”
  3. Baby Shark – Pinkfong
  4. Chemistry – Falz ft Simi
  5. LIT: Second section of “All My Relations”
  6. Creation – Izik
  7. Wash Over Me – TEEKS
  8. LIT: Final section of “All My Relations”
  9. Shark Attack – Wailing Souls
  10. Lorena Bobbitt – Aaradhna
  11. Feeling Good as Hell – Lizzo

Additional Intrigue


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