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Last May, the latest podcasting effort from the Hawaii couple behind one of most successful podcasts devoted to the TV show “LOST” was launched. It’s a new daily pop culture show called “Popspotting” and it is available at their website.

Honolulu husband and wife, Ryan and Jen Ozawa, hosts of “The Transmission,” launched “Popspotting” on May 23, exactly one year after “LOST” left the airwaves. As my listeners may know, their “Lost” podcast was my inspiration for launching my own show for “Hawaii Five-0!” Ryan and Jen are friends who helped me with my podcast and I interviewed Ryan when I was in Honolulu last winter as part of my “Hawaiian Blogger Series.” Ryan told us then he was working on the new show and I’m excited to see it has finally launched! You can also subscribe to it on iTunes, of course!

An article on their website describes it, “…instead of devoting over an hour of conversation a week to a single show, “Popspotting” serves up a bite-sized chat every weekday, and covers movies, television, music, books, and much more.”

In their May 31st episode, #59 they chose to review “Hawaii Five-0,” the reboot of the classic cop show on CBS, and NBC’s “Chuck.”

As the description they wrote of this show describes, they “…harbor no illusions that “Five-0″ is a gripping, original cop show, and Jen only watches when she’s in the mood for its particular brand of melodrama. Scott Caan is the standout star, and his chemistry with both Alex O’Loughlin and Claire van der Boom makes for some great scenes. We only wish Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park had more interesting things to do. Still, we’re having fun, and we loved the first season finale.”

So to see how great they are as a podcasting team and their perspective on a show that’s shot in their back yards, check out the full podcast at their website!

 

Ryan

My third interview in the “Hawaiian Blogger Interview Series” was with Ryan Ozawa. Ryan works and lives in Oahu and is involved in just about every facet of media and technology you can think of.

He is best known as the creator and host with his wife, Jen, of possibly the most popular podcast on “Lost” called “The Transmission” which is how I got to know about him.  Last year, when the series ended, “The New York Times” profiled him in an article entitled, “Finding Themselves In Lost” which I highly recommend you read!

Ryan’s was the only “Lost” podcast broadcasting from the actual location where Lost was filmed on the island of Oahu. I thought that his audio episodes offered one of the most insightful looks at “Lost” and had the special bonus of his knowledge of where most of the scenes were filmed. For my blogger series, I was interested in Ryan’s point of view on the reboot of Hawaii Five-O, which he chose not to focus on in a dedicated podcast. Ryan was the first to encourage me to do my own podcast which is how the “Hawaii In Vermont” Podcast came into existence.

In this interview we talked about his former Lost Podcast, how he got his start podcasting, his opinions on the impact of tv filming on location in Hawaii, and how he and other locals view the two shows.
You can keep up with Ryan on his Hawaii blog, at HawaiiWebLog.com. To listen to Ryan’s own podcasts you can search on the Internet for “Popspotting“, his pop culture podcast or for more on “Lost”, you can search for “The Transmission” to find out when Ryan and Jen will be posting their next and probably last episode about the show. Also, don’t forget to be on the lookout for his witty preview articles of new Hawaii Five-0 episodes on the website NonstopHonolulu.com.
Again, stay tuned for the final Hawaiian blogger interview in this Special Edition of the “Hawaii In Vermont” podcast. It is with Wendie Burbridge, blogger for the Hawaii Star Advertiser’s Pulse website with her own Hawaii Five-0 blog entitled, “Five-0 Redux.”
Also, don’t miss our next regular episode of “Hawaii In Vermont” which will review the newest Hawaii Five-0 episode scheduled to air Monday, March 21st and entitled, “Na Me’e Laua Na Paio” (Heroes and Villains.) 

Thank you and Aloha!