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The History Hour
Racist raids, protests and a political assassination

The History Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 51:20


A collection of Witness History episodes, presented by Max Pearson. We look at how racism led to raids in the 1970s and protests in the 1980s in New Zealand, and the assassination of Pim Fortyn. In New Zealand in the 1970s, dawn raids targeted Polynesian migrants who had overstayed their work permits. In response, the community formed a resistance group, the Polynesian Panthers, in June 1971. Professor Niki Alsford of Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Central Lancashire in England, describes the importance of the apology by the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden was to Pacific Islanders in 2021. It's been 20 years since one of the most controversial politicians in Europe was assassinated just days before a general election. We hear from a TV reporter who was one of the first people on the scene after Pim Fortuyn was shot. (Photo: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden at a service to apologise to Pacific Islanders. Credit: Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

DVC Newscast by My DVC Points
N096 Proposed 2023 DVC Dues, New DVC Dessert Party and Fireworks Cruise, and Soarin’ Behind the Scenes Tour Returns

DVC Newscast by My DVC Points

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 23:31


Pete, Sue, and Jen discuss the proposed Disney Vacation Club dues for 2023, which are up between 4-8% for most resorts. Additionally, Disney Vacation Club has announced two new firework events for members - Enchantment at the Top and Enchantment Fireworks Cruise! The Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Soarin' Around the World at EPCOT will also begin to be offered to members beginning December 6th. N096 Season 8 of the My DVC Points Podcast was brought to you by: DVC Resale Market - Industry Leader in DVC Resales DVC Rental Store - DVC Point Rentals Monera Financial - Exclusively Financing DVC Contracts Patreon supporters in the My DVC Points VIP Producer Club. Proposed 2023 Dues Disney Vacation Club revealed the proposed annual dues for 2023. Dues increased between 4-8% at most resorts, with operating costs as the primary driver. While these annual dues are preliminary, they are expected to be formally approved by the Disney Vacation Club Board of Directors during the Condo Association Meeting on December 8, 2022. Resort2023 Proposed Dues Per Point2022 Dues Per PointIncrease %Animal Kingdom Villas$8.8099$8.23656.96%Aulani$9.1424$8.67395.40%Aulani (Subsidized)$6.8727$6.52055.40%Bay Lake Tower$7.4255$7.08264.84%Beach Club Villas$8.1655$7.53628.35%BoardWalk Villas$8.5309$8.08025.58%Boulder Ridge$8.5110$8.14694.47%Copper Creek Villas$7.9203$7.60204.19%Grand Californian$8.0409$7.48247.46%Grand Floridian$7.3332$7.00774.64%Hilton Head$10.7305$10.07076.55%Old Key West$9.3570$8.80636.25%Polynesian$7.9475$7.38597.60%Riviera$8.5049$8.38401.44%Saratoga Springs$7.8622$7.32877.28%Vero Beach (Subsidized)$10.1298$9.41007.65%Vero Beach$12.8503$11.94057.62% Source: DVCNews.com Dessert Party added to Top of the World Lounge Beginning November 18th, Top of the World Lounge - A Villains Lair is introducing Enchantment at the Top Dessert Party. Scheduled for Friday nights, the event features a buffet of dessert items, alcoholic beverages and reserved seating for the nightly fireworks presentation for a fee of $89.00 per adult and $49.00 per child age 3-9. Check-in begins 90 minutes prior to the scheduled Magic Kingdom fireworks. Enchantment at the Top replaces the Wicked Wind Down event on Friday nights. Wicked Wind Down will continue to be presented Saturday through Thursday nights. Both events can be reserved 60 days in advance by calling Disney Vacation Club Member Services. Source: DVCNews.com, Disney Vacation Club Website Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Soarin' Around the World returns Beginning Tuesday, December 6th, the complimentary Soarin' Around the World behind the scenes tour resumes. The tour, which is held from 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM, starts with learning about the original vision of the Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow (EPCOT). Walt's vision focused on bringing people from all backgrounds and cultures together to work towards a brighter future. After discovering the cultural connection of the Soarin' adventure and the technology behind it, the tour will end with a VIP ride on the attraction. The total party size of each tour is five (Member plus 4) and guests must be at least 16 years of age. Some blockout dates may apply. Eligible Members with access to Membership Extras can call Member Services book this tour. Source: Disney Vacation Club Website Disney Enchantment member fireworks cruise returns April 27 Beginning on April 27th, Members can enjoy amazing views of the fabulous Magic Kingdom fireworks from a special cruise. This magical experience includes: A champagne toast and an individual sweet and savory treat box The Disney Enchantment nighttime spectacular, which lights up the sky over Cinderella Castle in a brilliant pyrotechnic display choreographed to music and sounds from classic Disney films. Weather and schedule permitting, a close-up view of the Electrical Water Pageant, where barges covered with colorful lights form fanciful animals and patriotic stars and stripes. This is not a private experience and each event can accommodate up to several parties. The cruise includes 2 boats, with 10 passengers per boat. The cruise will be offered on Wednesday evenings and will depart 1 hour prior to the fireworks from the Boat Nook at Disney's Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Pricing is $85 per person, plus tax. Eligible members can call Member Services to book. Source: Disney Vacation Club website My DVC Points is an awesome community of DVC members. Our positive, respectful, and authentic conversations about Disney Vacation Club are designed to help people make informed and educated decisions about what's best for their families. Please join us to continue the conversations on our Facebook Group and YouTube channel. It takes an awesome community of DVC members to produce our content. We're always recruiting people to help research, produce, edit, or join our shows to share their stories. Thus far, we've had over 225 DVC members on our shows. If our content has been a blessing to your family, please consider supporting our show through our VIP Producer's Club at Patreon.com and join us for the Patreon After-Party from our live shows. Facebook admins and moderators of the My DVC Points Community Group: Sandy Symianick, Gina Grotsky, Shannon Ford, Caleb Allison, and Mary Anne Tracy. "Take Flight" music by Martinrowberry1 on Pond5.

Witness History
Polynesian Panthers

Witness History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 8:59


In the early 1970s, New Zealand's government cracked down on Polynesian migrants who had overstayed their work permits. They carried out what became known as the Dawn Raids, when police raided Polynesian households in the early hours of the morning looking for overstayers. The Polynesian community felt targeted and formed a resistance group, the Polynesian Panthers, in June 1971. Ben Henderson spoke to founding member, Melani Anae. (Music credit: Thou We Are - Unity Pacific) (Photo: Protestors. Credit: Getty Images)

Be Our Guest WDW Podcast
Disney's Polynesian Villas, VIP Tours, Driving When Flight Canceled, Genie+, More - BOGP 2185

Be Our Guest WDW Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 43:51


Happy Monday, everyone! Today we head right across the river to Edwardsville, Illinois to speak with Listener Diana (who is a college friend of Rikki's!) about her trip to Disney's Polynesian Villas with extended family this past spring. Hear about how the trip got off to a rough start when their flight was canceled - WHILE THEY WERE AT THE AIRPORT - so they drove down to Walt Disney World instead! We also discuss her thoughts on the Polynesian Villas, having a VIP Tour Guide, using Genie Plus, great meals at places like Cinderella's Royal Table, Chef Mickeys, Topolino's Terrace, Beaches & Cream, Sci-Fi Dine Inn, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

WRESTLING SOUP
HOMELESS TONI STORM? or WHAT UCEY MEANS (Wrestling Soup 11/5/22)

WRESTLING SOUP

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 49:49


- Kevin Castle & Mish recap AEW Rampage - Mike Tyson was out of place on announcing- Toni Storm was homeless? Uhmm- Kev gives his thoughts on Jeff Jarrett in AEW - Colt Cabana could be used to make a molehill into a mountain- Smackdown recap- Sonya Deville edging the busflip? - some NXT talents let go over the week - Nattie has creepy fans - Shayna and Ronda belong together - Kev gives his predictions on Crown Jewel 22- Learning what "Ucey" means in Polynesian.Support Wrestling Soup on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wrestlingsoupSOCIAL CHANNELS ʕ̡̢̡ʘ̅͟͜͡ʘ̲̅ʔ̢̡̢Twitter: https://twitter.com/WrestlingSoupInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/wrestlingsoup/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WrestlingSoup/Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/wrestlingsoup

Disney at Work Podcast
1971 Walt Disney World Polynesian Hotel Cast Member Handbook

Disney at Work Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 41:08


This is the last of our 50th anniversary series on the Walt Disney World Resort and the Cast Member Handbooks created in 1971. We have covered the entire Magic Kingdom, and Disney's Contemporary Resort, and now we look at the final gem of Walt Disney World's opening, Disney's Polynesian Resort. We'll look at how the resort was presented originally. We'll take a look at the original shops, restaurants and recreational facilities that were part of this sprawling resort. This handbook offers insights that we don't seem to have from any other source. Those insights were shared with new Disney Cast Members, most of whom had never not only never seen a Disney theme park but had never been to a Disney resort–because there wasn't one. If you yearn for the Walt Disney World of yesteryear, or you want to know what this hotel were like back in the early days of Walt Disney World, this is your podcast, as we finalize this series on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World.

Overheard at National Geographic
Wayfinding Through the Human Genome

Overheard at National Geographic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 33:56


National Geographic Explorer Keolu Fox grew up hearing stories about his ancestors, Polynesian navigators, and the men who in the late 1970s led the first Hōkūleʻa voyage to Tahiti. As the first Native Hawaiian with a Ph.D. in genomic sciences, Fox tells us how genetic data can help reveal powerful narratives about the history of Indigenous people and their achievements, and empower communities to use data to improve public health and preserve their culture. For more information on this episode, visit natgeo.com/overheard. Want more? Less than one percent of genome studies include Indigenous people. Watch Keolu Fox's Ted Talk on why genetic research needs to be more diverse.  Also, check out his essay in Scientific American on what genomic research could potentially reveal about the history and accomplishments of Indigenous people.  Also explore:  If you are working on an idea that promotes Indigenous futurism and environmental health, Keolu is collaborating with Footprint Coalition Science Engine to encourage people to apply for grants to help execute their projects.  For subscribers:  Read about how the Polynesian Voyaging Society is trying to keep the art of Polynesian wayfinding alive by sailing around the world on traditional voyaging canoes—and you can also get to know the Hōkūleʻa's first female captain, National Geographic Explorer Lehua Kamalu.  If you like what you hear and want to support more content like this, please consider a National Geographic subscription. Go to natgeo.com/exploremore to subscribe today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Voyagers Podcast
Episode 28: Branscombe Richmond talks Hollywood Life

The Voyagers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 49:29


You can check out Branscombe's impressive list of projects at his IMDB page. And for fun, here's a link to the trailer for the wonderful Netflix film, Finding 'OHana. 

Ceremony Circle
Ancient Esoteric Fern Medicine: Codes of Consciousness & Emotional Maturity with Ke'oni Hanalei

Ceremony Circle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 76:55 Very Popular


I'm not exaggerating when I say this is truly one of my all time favorite episodes— I encourage you to make some space and really dig into this episode! Today we are taking you on an ancient esoteric—honoring Hawaiian voyage to immerse in the sacred wisdom teachings of these islands and its peoples with Ke'oni: the founder of Pōhala, esoteric Hawaiian botanical medicine. Ke'oni is a descendant of the Mū people, the inhabitants of Northwestern Hawaiian islands before the migration of the Polynesians. Ke'oni comes from a long line of medicine holders, makers, and mystics. A vast majority of what he knows regarding plant medicine and distillation comes from this direct lineage! His grandmother and female elders taught him the trade of plant extraction, and most of the methods he resources and medicine making remains loyal to these practices. Medicinals, including the oils, tinctures, hydrosols, and essences are gathered and honored in ceremony and thus extracted in small batches over a period of time—loyal to distinct moon phases, which place a botanicals specific house of power.  Ke'oni is one of just a handful of people in the world with this ancient knowledge. I've been blown away by these esoteric botanicals, and just knew we had to have him on the podcast. Top 5 Things You'll Learn from This Episode: How working with ferns helps us and how they're the rarest living being in two particular ways We learned what sorcerer's wood is How one oil that Ke'oni creates transported me to other worlds instantly Why working with hibiscus flower is important, especially now  How to open your communication lines with nature He gives beautiful examples of how you can speak to and receive answers from our plant and flower friends, details his long lineage of Hawaiian mystics and Kahunas, his wild awakening story and the very, very unique place that had happened. Make sure to join us in our closing Ceremony Circle practice: Ke'oni guides a brief, but potent Hawaiian ritual called Kulaki, which is the ancient Mū greeting. Find more from me on IG at @IAMALYSONCHARLES or alysoncharles.com. Find out more about Pohala at https://www.pohala.net/ (pohala.net)—use code CEREMONYCIRCLE for a discount! This episode was made possible by Wholy Mama. ​​Visit http://alysoncharles.com/wholymama (alysoncharles.com/wholymama) to be a part of the online program for ultimate guide to conscious pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Rarified Heir Podcast
Rarified Heir Podcast #101: Ron DeFore (Don DeFore)

Rarified Heir Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 85:38


Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast, we are talking to Ron DeFore, son of actor Don DeFore and singer Marion Holmes. Ron came to us via a previous guest, Peter Ackerman so there is a true classic television connection. Don DeFore is best known for his roles as “Throny” in The Adventures of Ozzy and Harriet as well as Mr. B on Hazel. What we didn't know when we were connected was that Don DeFore is the stuff of legend to Disneyland fans the world over. Why? Because Don owned the only restaurant in Disneyland history that featured a celebrity's name on it. For five years, at the inception of Disneyland, you could chow down on home fixings at the Don DeFore's Silver Banjo Barbeque restaurant in Frontierland. What's more is that son Ron wrote a book that discusses that chapter in his life (and more) entitled Growing Up in Disneyland. And that's literally too. Because when Walt gave the restaurant to his father, the DeFore's bought a house in Anaheim and spent summers, weekends and holidays at Disneyland. A 10 year old's dream if ever there was one. We also talk to Ron about his mother, who while little known today, made one song very, very famous. Of course Josh picks the wrong song but you'll hear all about it on the podcast. What's more we discuss, President & actor Ronald Reagan, Captain Disco, ‘The Flying DJ”, John Lennon, The Odd Couple, long-lost Polynesian restaurant favorite Kelbo's, more stories about SAG and how Don DeFore was instrumental in getting the Emmy Awards televised for the first time ever as the President of the Television Academy and much more. So set your internal clocks back a little bit for this episode of the Rarified Heir Podcast. Everyone has a story.

The Scarface Tubby Show
EP. 97 - Occupation Hazardous

The Scarface Tubby Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 76:33


In this episode, Tubby and Booster are joined by Bigg Redd (Chris Morisa), Rambo & Bubbs, who educate them on Polynesian culture and music as they eat some amazing Polynesian dishes and listen to "Occupation Hazardous" (aka Occupation Hazzard) by legendary Samoan rap collective, Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.

Geekin' On WDW Podcast | A Family Friendly Community of Walt Disney World Fans | Travel tips on resorts, food, touring and fu
Over 45 Favorite Unique Foods In Disney World With Our Expert Geek Roundtable – Ep. 481

Geekin' On WDW Podcast | A Family Friendly Community of Walt Disney World Fans | Travel tips on resorts, food, touring and fu

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 51:34


On episode 481, I've got a roundtable chat with 7 of my friends from the Geekin' family including Samantha Kuhn, Andy Hoffman, Chris Futrell, Daniel Ginger, Wendy Fox, Jeff Kessler and Travis Detrick.   This will be the first part of 2 episodes and this week we review our Top 5 favorite food, drink or snack that is unique to its location.   Like the pork nachos we all love from Captain Cooks at the Polynesian. Featuring: Samantha Kuhn, Andy Hoffman, Chris Futrell, Daniel Ginger, Wendy Fox, Jeff Kessler, Travis Detrick, Favorite food or snack unique to it's location at Disney World Reach Momma and Auntie Judy for trip planning – TravelinTiaras@gmail.com Contribute to the show at www.patreon.com/geekinonwdw Show tshirts available at our Teepublic store Email me at curt.stone@GeekinOnWDW.com

Mythlok - The Home of Mythology
Kaupe : The Hawaiian Werewolf

Mythlok - The Home of Mythology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 5:31


In Hawaiian mythology, the malevolent spirit known as Kaupe is known to call out to people at night to scare them into committing suicide. According to legend, he once ruled the Nu'uanu Valley and devoured people on both Oahu and Maui. When he went back to Hawaii, he abducted the son of a high chief and brought him back to Oahu so that he could be sacrificed.After they reached Oahu, the High chief learned about a Kahuna who taught him about incantations and a prayer he could use against Kaupe, who was chasing them. At the heiau in Lihue, the father saved his son, and when Kaupe chased them with the latter repeating the prayer, causing the pair to run faster. As Kaupe chased them, the father and his son hid behind a rock. On reaching Hawaii, the father and son killed Kaupe. The spirit of Kaupe continues to linger on Oahu.The mythological creature is described as an enormous man with large claws and a muscular build. It has tribal tattoos all over its body, and its sharp teeth are used to scare potential attackers and prey. Its sharp teeth are also used to bite the flesh of its prey.Read more at https://mythlok.com/kaupe/

Simplifying The Magic
Battle of the Resorts: Monorail Resorts

Simplifying The Magic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 33:45


On today's episode we are starting a new series on the Disney resorts, where we battle them out based on location. Today's episode focuses on the monorail resorts.

Movies We Dig
Extremely Strained and Incredibly Forced – Moana (2016) and the Aeneid (19 BCE), with Ayelet Haimson Lushkov

Movies We Dig

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 72:25


Dig into the firstest episode of our new special segment, Extremely Strained and Incredibly Force, where we seek out and/or create connections between ancient and modern popular media. Debuting this new project is super special three-peat guest, Ayelet Haimson Lushkov, and her question: "Is Moana the Aeneid?" Sailing into unknown horizons, we chart a new course looking at these two works - one a 1st c. BCE Latin poem, the other a 2016 animated Disney film base don Polynesian myth - and their sea-sailing, destiny-guided heroes. Join us as we consider the nature of reception and its limits (is Hamilton the Aeneid?), tales of displacement and homecoming, the figure of the hero and, of course, the coconut (the roots and the leaves!) "

Wilde On
Season 4 - Episode 21: Shelly Benson

Wilde On

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 38:13


Come hang with (Bomb) Shelly Benson, an up-and-coming wrestler who can hula like a pro and cut your hair like a boss. We talk dating, tattoos and astrology, with a little Polynesian dance thrown in to keep things moving. Thanks for watching and please subscribe and give us a thumbs-up. We are thankful for every one of them! Aloha! -TW Shelly Benson: Instagram: @shellybenson TikTok: @mershell03 Twitter: @thebombshelly Taylor Wilde: Wilde On T-shirts: www.prowrestlingtees.com/taylorwilde Twitter, IG & FB: @realtaylorwilde Tiktok: @thetaylorwilde Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/ogtaylorwilde Additional Music: “Let's Get Wilde” by Samantha Smith/Written by Andrew Moore & Rochelle Douris; ©2021 Wilde On. “Mezhdunami - Drive (No Copyright Music)” by @Copyright Free Music

Postcards From Nowhere
Impossible Journeys, Polynesian Navigation and BRT Wildlife Sanctuary

Postcards From Nowhere

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 8:51


The island of Satwal in the Pacific Ocean is incredibly small - Just 1 square kilometre and supports a population of 500. And yet, it is home to Mau Piailug, a man who holds the secrets of the some of the most long distance travellers of the world. Travellers who for thousands of years, have traversed vast oceans without any navigational aids. But what does it have to do with the BRT Wildlife Sanctury in Karnataka, India, which is about 7800 kms away from Satwal. This week, we travel from the islands of French Polynesia to the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary and discover the secrets of some of the world's greatest long-distance travellers, which include not just humans, but another species on our planet. Tune in, and discover the life lessons they hold for us.Till then Check out the other episodes of "Ireland Untravelled"Lost Treasures, Dynamite and the Irish Nation : https://ivm.today/3okwxm5Gaelic and the stunning decline of the Irish Language : https://ivm.today/3zmhE9iTrinity Long Room and the Soul of the Irish Nation : https://ivm.today/3PnZkSEU2, Body Snatching and the Irish Way of Death : https://ivm.today/3IQ6fl3Bombay, Paris and the improbable victory for LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland : https://ivm.today/3AJLa9BIrish roads that go nowhere, Houses no one lives in : https://ivm.today/3PGG95XTitanic, Mosul and the Global shame of Western Museums : https://ivm.today/3R9uBceThree Irish Women, Emigration and India's National Anthem : https://ivm.today/3KfZdqzYou can check previous episodes of 'Podcasts from Nowhere' on IVM Podcasts websitehttps://ivm.today/3xuayw9You can reach out to our host Utsav on Instagram: @whywetravel42(https://www.instagram.com/whywetravel42)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

Mythlok - The Home of Mythology
Lono : The God of Agriculture

Mythlok - The Home of Mythology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 5:56


One of the most common stories in Hawaiian folklore is about Lono, who was a fertility and music god who came to Earth to marry Laka. In traditional planting and agricultural traditions, he was regarded as a food and rain god. He was one of the four gods that existed before the world was made, alongside Kane, Kanaloa, and Kane's twin brother. During the annual festival of the Makahiki, which was held from October through February, war and unnecessary work were kapu (forbidden).The winter storms that frequently hit the islands of Hawaii are often associated with Lono. In terms of Hawaiian weather, the storms that bring rain to certain areas are referred to as Lono-makua, which literally means "Lono the Provider." During the various ceremonies held during the Makahiki, the luakini, which was a temple dedicated to Ku, was dedicated to the strict kapus.Following the separation of Papa and Rangi, Lono used a net to catch the moon and sun and send them into orbit. When it came to creating humans, he gave his brother Ku the fertile soil to nourish their bodies. Kane then used his brother's body to breathe life into the humans.Lono loved to surf and rainbow, which is how he met Kaikilani. Their relationship was intense, and he would frequently be jealous of her. He also believed that she was unfaithful once, so he would often strike her down using his divine powers.

Steamy Stories Podcast
Lost in Eros Book III: The Return, part 3By BradentonLarry for...

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022


Lost in Eros Book III: The Return, part 3By BradentonLarry for Literotica -  Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.Shelonda was next and explained that she had been Toshia's counterpart, picking up discarded towels from a different part of the Temple. “I was bending over all the time, and people kept squeezing my butt and playing with me. I liked it at first, but I got really horny very quickly. Fortunately, a guy stopped and started fucking me. I was really getting into it, and soon a bunch of guys and a woman were all over me.” Shelonda provided all the details requested, but by now it was clear that everyone was getting frisky enough that they would need to go find a room to enjoy or start playing right there in the banquet room.Fortunately, Nicole didn't have anything much different to report than the others. She had been assigned the job of masseuse's assistant: fetching miscellaneous supplies, helping guests off the table after they were thoroughly relaxed, assisting with making sure everyone had a happy ending, etc. Of course, she'd had a wonderful time, and seemed to have actually done less work than anyone else.Then they had to decide where to start their free exploration of the Temple of Venus & Aphrodite. “I have to admit,” Toshia volunteered, “that I'd like to see what an orgy that's been going on for seven years looks like.”“And I'd like to check out that ‘dark room' whatever that is,” Don added.“A bit of an orgy sounds good to me,” Amy said with a grin.Toshia took Don's hand as they headed for the door, and said, “Then we'll check out the dark room.”The main orgy room was easy to find. It took up almost the entire fourth floor. There were copious cushions scattered all over the floor, which had soft, luxurious carpeting anyway. Chairs, couches, loveseats, chaise lounges, day beds, and ottomans were abundantly available. Here and there steps led up or down to slightly different levels. Everywhere, though, there were naked bodies pleasuring each other.“Fun!” Amy declared. Everyone agreed with her and immediately started looking for places to join in. Amy took Victor by the big hand and led him into the orgy. From where she was Toshia saw Amy dropping to her knees in front of Victor, eagerly taking his big cock into her mouth.Toshia grabbed Don by the arm, pulled him in the direction of Amy and Victor, and pulled him with her down to the floor. The knelt facing each other as they kissed. Don's hands moved greedily over her back, finding their way down to her ass and squeezing it tightly. Toshia laughed happily as Don's mouth descended on her neck and her hand wrapped around his already stiff cock. Then Shelonda and Nicole joined them, one on either side, Shelonda on Toshia's right, and Nicole on her left. The two black girls proceeded to kiss and caress Don and Toshia everywhere they could reach. Shelonda's right hand slipped in between Toshia and Don and found its way down to Toshia's crotch. Soon Toshia felt fingers slipping up inside her and brushing over her clit. Don was still kissing, sucking and biting at her neck, Nicole was pinching her nipple, Don was squeezing her ass, and Shelonda was fucking her fingers in and out, pressing her hand against Toshia's clit, and Toshia… Then Toshia was coming hard, gasping, shaking and moaning between her friends.Those friends gently laid her down on the floor, and then Don was between her legs, slipping his hard cock up inside her ready pussy. Toshia smiled up at him and pulled him deeper into her best embrace. “Fuck me, love,” she said. “Fill me up with your cum.”Don leaned down and kissed her. It was just a peck at first, but became a long, passionate, fiery kiss as he moved in and out of her there among the other naked bodies. For a while it was just the two of them, alone on the edge of a sea of writhing, gasping, grunting people. They were part of the orgy that had gone on for seven years, but for now it was just the two of them making quiet intense love. Don gave her another sweet, slow orgasm before she felt him pressing more urgently into her. Then he was thrusting hard as he pumped and pumped his cum into her pussy just as she'd asked. He trembled in her arms and buried his face in her shoulder. Toshia held him close to her and caressed his back and held his head to her. They lay like that for several long, sweet moments sharing their loving intimacy.Then, they became aware of their surroundings. First there were the now familiar sounds of Shelonda and Nicole enjoying themselves fully, and then there were the hands that were moving over their bodies. Toshia felt a hand slipping up along the length of her leg and another that brushed against her hand where it lay on Don's back.Don raised his head to look around, only to have a young woman with straight brown hair and startling white teeth pull his head back so she could lean over his shoulder and give him a long, passionate kiss. When she finally let him go, Don laughed and said, “Well, it's nice to meet you too.”“Hi, I'm Brandi,” the woman grinned back at Don and then down at Toshia. “Mind if I cut in?”Neither Toshia nor Don were sure who she was asking, but when they didn't object, Brandi assumed they didn't mind, and said, “Great!” She then wormed her way in front of Don to lower her mouth to Toshia's. Suddenly Toshia was kissing this beautiful, aggressive new woman, whose hand was already moving across to cup Toshia's tit firmly. Toshia found herself reaching up to hold Brandi's head in place so she would keep kissing her. As Don pulled away, Toshia murmured her disappointment but continued to kiss Brandi. She was happy to feel Brandi's fingers moving down over her belly and then slipping between Toshia's legs where they found Don and Toshia's mingled juices spilling out. Without hesitating, Brandi pushed her fingers and a healthy helping of those juices up into Toshia, who arched her back and moaned into her new lover's mouth.Toshia was still lying on her back, with Brandi kneeling over her almost perpendicularly to Toshia's left, kissing her Toshia and reaching down to finger Toshia's pussy. This left Toshia's right breast exposed, and someone got his or her mouth in there and fastened upon Toshia's erect nipple. As this mysterious new mouth sucked and pulled on Toshia's tit, Toshia felt this person, who she was now sure was a woman, caressing her ass, and then sliding her hand around to join Brandi's in playing with her. Two more fingers pushed up into Toshia's pussy, and Toshia began to moan around Brandi's tongue. When those second two fingers pulled out of her Brandi worked a third of her fingers into Toshia, and then the mystery woman pushed her slippery two fingers slowly up Toshia's ass. This pushed Toshia over the edge, and she began to shake and cry out with an intense, long orgasm.Brandi finally broke their kiss and Toshia realized from the gentle swaying of the girl over her that Brandi had been getting fucked from behind almost all the time she had been fingering Toshia. Toshia smiled back up at the pretty woman's face and noticed that she also had beautiful full breasts, and Toshia couldn't resist reaching out with her left hand to catch one of Brandi's tits in her hand. Then, she looked down to see the lovely, dusky hued woman or Iranian or Indian descent who was still fingering Toshia's ass. Toshia grinned at this woman, who smiled back. Toshia began to work her body around clockwise, taking a moment to carefully throw her right leg over the dark-eyed beauty, and being careful not to dislodge those probing fingers, until she was able to scoot under Brandi's body to play with those beautiful firm tits of hers. The beautiful brown woman fingering her ass moved in between Toshia's legs and began to lick and suck at her pussy and clit, while Brandi lowered herself so Toshia could get her mouth on Brandi's nipples, one at a time. All while someone steadily fucked Brandi.Toshia could tell from the way Brandi was moving over her that the man behind her was fucking her harder and harder, and then knew he was coming inside her. When Brandi began to shift and threatened to pull away, Toshia reached up to grab her waist and pulled her closer. Brandi got the hint, smiled down at Toshia and carefully moved into position with her pussy over Toshia's mouth. With her hands still on Brandi's hips, Toshia pulled the pretty woman down until she could get her tongue up inside Brandi's cum-filled pussy. Toshia drank down the thick, sweet jizz and promptly began to lick at Brandi's clit. Meanwhile, the woman licking Toshia's clit and fingering her ass had pushed her thumb up into Toshia's pussy, and was flexing her wrist so that Toshia's pussy and ass were being steadily fucked by her digits. Soon Toshia's back was arching up off the carpet as she came long and hard between the two women. She didn't stop licking at Brandi, though, and was soon also rewarded with feeling the pretty woman sitting on her face trembling and shaking as Toshia brought her off.This seemed to be the signal for their little threesome to dissolve. As soon as she caught her breath, Brandi carefully got off Toshia's face and without another word moved off to find fun elsewhere. Toshia also felt the woman between her legs pulling away, but Toshia sat up and caught the woman's head in her hands and pulled her up toward her. They met with a long, playful kiss, mingling the tastes of Toshia's and Brandi's pussies as well as traces of Don's cum and that of whoever had fucked Brandi.“I'm Toshia,” she said as she leaned back, pulling the other woman back and over her.“I'm Nadja,” said the other woman with a smile. Her fingers and thumb slipped out of Toshia's ass and pussy, but she immediately pushed her fingers up into Toshia's wet and grasping pussy, pressing the heel of her hand against Toshia's clit, as she lay down on top of Toshia and continued to kiss her.Toshia moved her hands over Nadja's petite frame, over her back and down to her tight little ass. She was unsurprised to feel a man's hands also exploring Nadja's backside. Then, whoever the man was, his hands moved up to Nadja's narrow waist and pulled her up a bit. Nadja stopped kissing long enough to say, “I believe I'm about to be violated.”“Mind if I watch?” Toshia grinned.“As long as you do it while you kiss me,” Nadja said, lowering her mouth to Toshia's again.Sure enough, Nadja's motions on top of Toshia indicated that she was being slowly and steadily fucked. Toshia worked her left hand up between them until she could feel the hard cock sliding in and out of Nadja's pussy, and then began to stroke Nadja's clit with her fingers. Nadja kept working her fingers in and out of Toshia pussy while kissing Toshia and being fucked from behind. Toshia found the whole scene incredibly erotic, particularly as Nadja began to come without taking her mouth off Toshia's. The tiny woman moaned and trembled between Toshia and the man behind her without pausing in her passionate kissing and fingering.Toshia thought she might come again, but the man fucking Nadja beat her to it. Nadja murmured approval into Toshia's mouth, and Toshia felt warm cum on her fingers. As the man pulled out of Nadja, spilling more cum over Toshia's hand, Nadja looked down at Toshia and said, “Now that was delightful.”Toshia grinned and said, “I'm not done with you, yet. Sit on my face.”“If you insist,” Nadja laughed. With almost startling enthusiasm, she pulled her fingers from Toshia and crawled up until she was kneeling over Toshia's face.Holding the tiny girl's ass in her hands, Toshia pulled her down to her mouth, where she began to lick up the man's cum and then to lavish her oral attention on Nadja's hard clit. Nadja pressed down on Toshia's mouth, and leaned back a bit, squeezing her small tits tightly. As Toshia sucked on Nadja's clit and then went back to tonguing it firmly, she thought, This must be what people really mean when they talk about Heaven.As Don pulled away to let the new girl, Brandi, get acquainted with Toshia, he decided to have a look around to see what everyone else was up to. He carefully stood up and took a couple of steps to get out of the actual orgy.He spotted Amy on her back, her head on a good-sized pillow. Straddling her chest with his hands on her head and his cock sliding in and out of her mouth and throat was a trim East Asian guy with his black hair buzzed almost down to his scalp. Amy's legs were parted and ready for someone to get between them. Nearby, Victor was standing over an athletic white guy with short, curly reddish hair, who was sitting facing the same way as Victor and who was sucking on Victor's big cock and fondling his balls, all while Victor flexed his knees, pushing that schlong of his in and out of the other fellow's mouth.Don noticed that an adorable woman was now joining in on Brandi and Toshia's little session, and that a man had begun to fuck Brandi from behind. Near this scene, Shelonda had secured the services of a tall, fit black guy with short hair, who seemed as young as the Nymphets to Don. The young man was sitting on the floor, leaning back on his arms and with his knees slightly bent. Shelonda was sitting on his cock, leaning back, supporting herself with her arms and riding up and down on the cock inside her. Meanwhile, an athletic woman, with large tits, long legs, a tight ass and long straight black hair, had her mouth on one of Shelonda's tits and seemed to have a hand down playing with Shelonda's clit.Before he could locate Nicole, Don felt a warm hand slide up his arm and then squeeze his shoulder. He turned to look into the face of a very pretty woman, who he would guess to be Chinese. She had short black hair, an impishly coy expression and surprisingly blue eyes. Before Don could ask her name or even properly appreciate her slender frame and long legs, this beauty smiled and sank to her knees in front of him. She stroked his cock with her long fingers and kissed the head before sucking it into her mouth. Don gently reached down to caress her hair and watched as she began to bob her head up and down on his quickly hardening shaft.Looking up from this perfect vision for a moment, Don spotted Nicole. The petite young woman was on her back, basically in a missionary position, a muscular white guy with long, curly, brown hair fucking her steadily. However, Nicole's legs were extended out straight, in a V aimed at the ceiling, and there was a tall, caramel skinned woman with a spectacular ass and long, wavy black hair with a bit of gray in it sitting on Nicole's face. In front of this second woman, making out with her, was an athletic Polynesian-looking woman with large breasts and long, wild hair who was in turn sitting on someone's face.By now the mysterious woman in front of him was sucking Don's cock with enthusiasm, and he was again rock hard. He noticed that Toshia was moving around to get under Brandi's body, while the other woman kept her hand between Toshia's legs. Don realized there was too much going on in this huge sex-filled room, and he would simply have to focus his attention. He didn't have to deliberate long to decide where to direct that focus first.Pushing her gently back from his sex, Don bent down, took the Asian woman's face in his hands and kissed her. She responded warmly. After taking the time to really enjoy the sensations of kissing a new and very friendly woman, he said, “I'm Don.”“And I'm Liu,” she smiled.“I'm very pleased to meet you, Liu,” Don smiled. “Now, why don't we lie down so I can give as good as I'm getting?”“That sounds wonderful,” Liu grinned and backed away a bit to let Don lie down on his back. She wasted no time then in getting into position over him. Don felt her mouth on his prick again, as he reached up to pull Liu down so he could get his mouth and tongue on her moist, delicious sex. He ran his tongue from her clit up along between her lips, tasting her sweet pussy. She was short enough that his arms were behind her legs, so Don had to lean up a bit to get his mouth on her, but it also meant that he could easily use his hands to caress her ass and spread her cheeks a bit as he pushed his long, strong tongue up inside her. He was aware of her mouth and hands on his cock and balls, but Don concentrated on what he was doing. When he began to focus on her clit, sucking and licking on it, he pushed two fingers up into her pussy. Apparently Liu loved this because she promptly pushed back on Don. He obliged her by pushing his fingers deeper, and then adding a third finger, fucking them in and out of her as he continued to tongue her clit. Soon Don was working his fingers in and out of Liu vigorously and she was shaking and gasping on top of him as a long orgasm wracked her slender body.As she came down, Don slipped his fingers out of her vagina and gave her clit and pussy lips tender kisses. He felt Liu sighing happily, and then she decided to change positions. She pushed herself up so that she was kneeling over him, and quickly moved down, so that she was straddling his pelvis. Don basically lay back and watched as Liu took his rigid cock, wet with her saliva, in her hand, raised it until it was pointing straight up, and then pushed the fat head into her tiny pussy. He reached up and held on to her hips as she slowly sank down on him. Don found himself admiring the muscles of her back as Liu began to move on him. He caressed her lovely ass as she rode slowly up and down on his cock. Once she was comfortable with him in her, Liu began, very slowly, to lean forward, pushing Don's cock “down” further than it was used to. It was uncomfortable at first, and a bit painful for a moment at times, but Liu eventually worked herself down so that her feet were up by Don's shoulders, she was supporting herself with her hands between his legs, and she was leaning low while she worked her body back and forth getting Don's hard shaft to move inside her pussy in an unusual and delightful way. Don was able to squeeze and caress her ass as she rode him. He slowly pushed his thumb into her exposed asshole which made Liu cry out happily.Don was so intent on fucking Liu that he was actually surprised when Amy's face appeared over his. He barely had time to notice that the pretty blonde's face was, as was so often the case, covered with pearly cum before she was kissing him deeply. Don found himself laughing as he returned Amy's enthusiastic, playful, and rather sloppy kiss. When she finally pulled away, Amy said, “Who's your friend, Professor?”“Liu,” he grinned as he wiped his face with his forearm. “Why don't you introduce yourself?”“Good idea!”Looking down over Liu's backside as she continued to writhe back on his cock and thumb, Don watched Amy kneel down in front of Liu and just lean forward and kiss the pretty Chinese girl.Then, as if he'd followed Amy, or been carried along in her sexual wake, Victor came over and knelt down by Amy, who noticed him right away. Don could tell there were introductions made and a brief discussion, but since it all took place down near his feet he couldn't make out any of the details. He later found out that what happened next was all Amy's idea. With Amy's help, Liu pushed herself up, relieving the interesting downward pressure on Don's cock. With a brief, luminous smile over her slender shoulder at him, Liu slowly pushed herself up off Don's thick shaft. Amy's hand wrapped around Don and kept him pointing straight up for Liu. The two girls quickly positioned woman and cock so that Liu could lower herself slowly so that Don pushed up into her exquisitely tight, hot ass.“Oh, that feels so good!” Don heard Liu say.“It sure does!” he agreed as he slipped his hands around her thin waist.Liu leaned back then, and Amy coaxed Don to bring his legs together. Don helped support Liu as Victor straddled Don's legs and pushed his big cock down so the fat head could press against Liu's waiting pussy. Don felt Liu tense as Victor slowly eased his thick organ into her.Amy leaned over Victor's shoulder with a grin and said, “How's that feel, Liu?”“So good!” was the answer.Don felt Liu shuddering as Victor kept filling her with that large prick of his. Liu wrapped her long legs around Victor's hips and her arms around his neck, while Don supported her from below and Victor began to fuck in and out of her, simultaneously working her up and down on Don's cock.It was now Shelonda's turn to make an appearance. She crawled up next to Don, kissed him on the cheek and said, “That looks like fun.”“It is!” he grinned. “I hope you've been having a good time.”“Of course I have,” she smiled. “I can't help but notice you're not really doing any work here, Don.”He laughed and said, “What did you have in mind?”She gave him another quick kiss, this time on the lips, and then promptly moved around to back in and kneel over his face. With practiced ease, Shelonda lowered her pussy down to Don's face. He happily and greedily began to lap at her sweet pussy and clit, careless of the fact that at least one man had obviously come inside her before now. Don focused on giving Shelonda the tongue lashing she so richly deserved while also enjoying the sensations of having his cock inside the tight embrace of Liu's ass while Victor gave her pussy a vigorous fucking. The first one to come was Liu; Don felt her ass clenching on him as she shook and trembled in his grasp. Victor was next; feeling the big cock inside Liu swelling and pumping cum into her pussy was an interesting feeling for Don. By this time, a man had come up in front of Shelonda as she knelt over Don and she was giving him a nice, deep blowjob, but this didn't keep her from having a long, loud orgasm as Don turned his head a bit from side to side and tongued her clit firmly.Shelonda was still squatting over Don's mouth and well on her way to another orgasm, when Victor slowly pulled out of Liu's pussy. A small flood of warm fluid ran down over Don's balls. Don couldn't see what was going on down there, but in only a moment his legs were nudged apart and he felt an undeniably feminine tongue licking and sucking the cum from him and Liu. After several delicious moments, the mouth shifted from Don to Liu.Don was vaguely aware that Shelonda had managed to coax an orgasm from the man in front of her, and then Don succeeded in making her come again with his tongue. As Shelonda carefully extricated herself from the little foursome that had Don and Liu as the nucleus, Liu began to come again, crying out and shaking. Don let her fall back on him as she whimpered with delight.Don had assumed that the woman who had been licking Liu was Amy, so he was surprised to see a new woman kneeling between their legs. This was a beautiful, middle aged black woman with gray eyes and a lovely bald head. She smiled at both Liu and Don and then started to stand up, but Liu stopped her.“Don't go. I need a little break and I can tell Don here isn't ready to stop playing just yet,” Liu said.“Well, OK then,” said the other woman with a warm smile and the barest hint of a Southern accent.Liu managed to gently pull herself off Don's hard cock and then twisted around to kiss him goodbye before crawling out of the action.Soon Don was looking down into the beautiful bald woman's smiling face as he steadily fucked in and out of her pussy. Her pelvis was rolled back and her legs were up, resting on Don's thighs which were spread out. One of her hands squeezed and pinched at her breast while the other reached down to stroke her clit. Don was leaning forward on his outstretched arms.“I really should get your name,” Don said.“I don't see why,” she laughed. “Now shush; I'm about to come.”Don kept going without coming through three more encounters. Liu caught up with him as a cute little blonde, who had just rode him to three intense orgasms as he knelt holding her in his arms, kissed him goodbye and crawled off to find another lover or two. Liu bent down and kissed him, saying, “You don't ever stop, do you?”“Why stop?” he grinned back. “Are you ready for more?”“Uh-hum,” she said. “Do you want me all to yourself or find some more playmates?”As Don pondered this dilemma, he caught sight of Toshia for the first time in about an hour. Off to the side of the orgy, a tall, fit white guy with short brown hair was laying on his back and his head on a thick pillow. His legs were spread so Toshia could lie on her belly between them and, supporting herself on his thighs, give him what looked like an intense blowjob. Her feet were up in the air, which Don thought was just adorable. Don stood up and said, “I definitely want to get you to myself, but let's go play with those two for now.”Hand-in-hand, they crossed to Toshia and the object of her oral attentions. Don gestured Liu to the man on his back, and he knelt down by Toshia and the man's legs. He ran his hand over Toshia's back, and, as he reached her ass, he leaned down and whispered in her ear, “There you are. I hope you've been a very naughty girl.”She took her mouth off what Don now realized was a surprisingly long cock, swallowed, took a breath and said, “I certainly have. We weren't supposed to be keeping count were we?”Don laughed, squeezed her ass, and said, “No, but I want details later.”“Of course! Jimmy here is about as good at eating me out as you are,” Toshia smiled. “I wanted to return the favor.”“Well, don't let me stop you,” Don said. He noticed that Liu, who had started off with kissing Jimmy deeply, was now moving around so she could sit on his face, facing away from Don and Toshia. Don went back to watching Toshia sucking Jimmy's long prick. He was amazed at how good she had gotten at deep-throating. She was quite intent, and seeing her concentrate like that with a nice hard cock sliding in and out of her mouth was amazingly erotic to Don. He thought about going around to stand in front of Liu, but his cock, which had been straining and hard since he had come inside her earlier, wanted more of Toshia. Don moved his hand so his fingers slipped into the crack of her butt. Sure enough, he found slippery wetness all along between her cheeks. He toyed with her anus, and she parted her legs to let him move lower, until this fingers slipped between her lips and into her pussy. Don continued to watch her going down on Jimmy as he pushed his fingers up inside her messy pussy and then his thumb into her ass. Toshia murmured her approval, but kept bobbing her head up and down on Jimmy's cock.Don expected Jimmy to come, and come hard, in short order, but it was Liu who came first. She gasped and shook for a long, intense orgasm and then sagged to the side.“Wow,” Don said, “he is good.”“Told ya,” Toshia said, looking up from the stiff, wet cock in front of her. “Is she a friend of yours?”“Yes!” Don smiled. “Liu, this is Toshia, and Toshia, this is Liu. And, I take it you're Jimmy; I'm Don.”To be continued..By BradentonLarry for Literotica

The Cynics on Disney (CODP)

Amanda drags Bobby to her favorite resort for drinks and food. Has his stance on the Polynesian softened?

Island Beat
Ukulele virtuoso Taimane explores Polynesian roots through new music

Island Beat

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 16:43


Ukulele virtuoso and composer Taimane Gardner has a new album out that's four years in the making.  Her latest album, "Hawaiki," explores her Polynesian heritage and pays tribute to her mother, who passed away in 2018. While listening to the album, you'll hear Samoan lyrics, Tahitian ukulele, Samoan fire knife drumming and more.  In the latest episode of Island Beat, Billy V catches up with Taimane to talk about  how a trip to Samoa led to the creation of her new album. She also dishes on everything she's been up to, from touring the world to creating her own signature ukulele.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mythlok - The Home of Mythology
Kane : The Creator God

Mythlok - The Home of Mythology

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 5:24


In Hawaiian mythology, Kane is regarded as the highest of the deities along with Lono, Kanaloa, and Ku. Although he is closely associated with Kanaloa, he was also worshipped as the ancestor of commoners and chiefs. He is the creator and gives life to the elements, and no human sacrifice was required in his worship.Kane is often depicted as a rare, a tall conical stone often sufficed for altars. The tikis that represent Kane is quite distinct from the ones that are associated with the other major gods as the headdress is unique in the way it sits on his head. The grimace or fearsome look on his face is in line with the usual depiction of all gods.Read more at https://mythlok.com/kane/

Weekend Warrior with Dr. Robert Klapper

Troy Palamalu's Polynesian hair and heritage.

Enchanted Ears Podcast: Anything & Everything Disney
Why You Should Book the Polynesian for Your Next Disney Trip

Enchanted Ears Podcast: Anything & Everything Disney

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 24:19


Hello and welcome to the Enchanted Ears Podcast, where we discuss anything and everything Disney. Before we jump into the main topic, it's time for a little Disney News! The new store Eurdora's Chic Boutique is open in New Orleans Square with lots of Princess and the Frog merch.  The new Hulk in nanotech suit meet and greet started this past week already in Avengers Campus in Disneyland in California.  Tokyo Disney will be celebrating their 40th anniversary and the first promo art was released. Next year there will be a new parade as well! The Polynesian is one of Disney World's oldest hotels. This week, we get down and dirty on why you maybe should or maybe shouldn't stay there on your next trip.  As always, thank you so much for listening! Don't forget to check us out on Facebook and Youtube or submit a question/topic for us to discuss on a future episode or support us on Patreon. Have a magical week!

WP-Tonic Show A WordPress Podcast
#729 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS With Sam Fonoimoana of Data Join

WP-Tonic Show A WordPress Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 33:46


How To Sell WordPress or SaaS Products or Services B2B Markets Integrate Your Marketing Tech Stack, Without Code Sam Fonoimoana started his career in Finance (FP&A) and transitioned into Marketing Analytics, helping companies such as Adobe, DOMO, and Ancestry.com. He also taught Marketing Analytics at BYU Hawaii in beautiful Laie, HI. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of Datajoin – a B2B marketing analytics company that is the go-to solution for connecting first-party data across the MarTech stack through their proprietary “Micro Integrations.” Their customers include Cisco, ARM, Adobe, and Equifax. Sam, the first VC-backed tech Founder and CEO of Polynesian descent in Utah has closed a seed round led by Sepio Capital. Sam and his wife Sabrina never have a dull moment with their children. They have 3 beautiful daughters and 4 wonderful sons. All 4 of their sons have been diagnosed with autism. When Sam is not at his computer, he can be found with his family at the park, rec center, restaurant, or on a road trip! Sam received his MBA in Finance from Brigham Young University. #729: WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS With Sam Fonoimoana of Data Join Main Question of The Interview #1 - Sam, can you give the audience some background info connected to you and how you get involved in tech? #2 - Can you give us the starter story behind Data Join? #3 - What have been a couple of the biggest challenges you have faced in the development of Data Join? #4 - What are some of the most effective ways you have found connected to marketing Data Join? #5 - If you go back to a time machine at the beginning of Data Join, what advice would you give yourself? #6 - Are there any books, websites, or online recourses that have helped you in your own business development that you like to share with the tribe? https://www.datajoin.com/

Nordic on Tap
Heyerdahl and the Scientific Community

Nordic on Tap

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 42:19


The celebrated hero who sailed the Kon-Tiki across the Pacific, wrote several best-selling books, who inspired a whole generation of archeologists is one of Norway's most celebrated heroes.  But Heyerdahl's ideas about Polynesian migration (among others) were not embraced by the scientific community and we set off to understand why. Was Heyerdahl a "fringe scientist"?  Join us as we interview Polynesian archeologist Dr. Matthew Spriggs and examine what Jo Ann Van Tilburg wrote about Heyerdahl.  It's a lesson on how we gain knowledge through scientific evidence.

OMN Presents: The One Mic Podcast

Shoutout the Samoan and Polynesian folk --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sleep and Relax ASMR
Deep in the Polynesian Cave

Sleep and Relax ASMR

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 30:49


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RNZ: Saturday Morning
Solomon Enos: envisioning a futuristic para-Polynesian society

RNZ: Saturday Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 26:29


Hawaiian artist, illustrator and self-described 'possibilist' Solomon Enos evokes Pacific science fiction and fantasy for his art created in his series across different media Polyfantastica. 

RNZ: Saturday Morning
Solomon Enos: envisioning a futuristic para-Polynesian society

RNZ: Saturday Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 26:29


Hawaiian artist, illustrator and self-described 'possibilist' Solomon Enos evokes Pacific science fiction and fantasy for his art created in his series across different media Polyfantastica. The works manifest a timeline spanning 40,000 years, providing the parallel universe of a para-Polynesian society which overcomes death, destruction and war, and connects all human consciousness while retaining individual identity. Graphite works by Enos are currently on display at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt as part of Wheturangitia/Made As Stars until 19 February. More details here.

The Gametime Guru
Episode 265: Koloa Wolfgramm - One Legged All-Star Goes Against All Odds

The Gametime Guru

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 56:57


Koloa Wolfgramm was diagnosed with cancer at a young age which caused him to withstand multiple surgeries on his leg and go through many trials as a young child. While he overcame his bone cancer (which came at the age of 4), he still had many complications with his leg which ultimately led to him amputating that leg at the age of 13.  What came next however, is an inspiring story of NEVER letting it get the best of him. Today on the show, Koloa and I will discuss the adversity he faced growing up and how he was able to prepare his mind for everything he faced. He never allowed himself to look at himself as "disabled" or any sort of way other than "just like everyone else." This attitude catapulted him throughout the rest of his life!  You'll hear about how losing the leg actually allowed him to be free! Because from there he was able to improve. He was then able to compete in basketball (the sport he loved) where he played for Amp-1 and traveled to many places while competing at a very high level. Koloa was able to DUNK a basketball with ONE LEG! He also joined the Bobsled Team and competed at the highest level as well! We'll break that entire journey down as well.  Then you'll get to hear about how Koloa happened to be the first Polynesian graduate at Yale!! What an amazing accomplishment!  This is a story of inspiration! One you do NOT want to miss out on as you'll be filled with a spirit of gratitude and perspective! It's an episode that if you save to your device, you can go back on at different points and gain pointers from Koloa and implement them into your life to help you get through different points! It's an interview where you'll hear about dedication, perseverance, FAITH in his Lord and Savior, and consistent hard work!  I hope you all enjoy this conversation with Koloa Wolfgramm!  __________________ If you want to get healthy and enjoy a solid tasting protein bar (that doesn't taste like "astronaut food" (as my mother would say) then you need to get on with BUILT! You can get 10% off your order by using referral code: GTGSHANEL  So just head to https://builtbar.com?baapp=GTGSHANEL  today and get your order put in! It helps us both out ;)  __________________ The success and growth of this podcast is due in large part to the people who have shared, liked, listened, reviewed, and engaged with this show!  We continue to grow and it's all because of you! If you have an opportunity to share this podcast with your friends, family, co-workers, etc. please do!  You never know who is going to be impacted by the words of our guests! Thank you so much for your continued support!  __________________ When you follow me on Social Media, you're going to notice how my audiograms and Instagram Reels are created! These are all done through CANVA.  If you'd like to get your own Canva account, make sure to use code: partner.canva.com/GTGPod   It's a great resource for all content creators out there who are looking to make enjoyable content for your followers!   Check it out TODAY!!   __________________ Come follow The Gametime Guru on the various social media platforms! Facebook: The Gametime Guru Twitter: @thegametimeguru Instagram: @gametimeguru TikTok: @thegametimeguru

Be Our Guest WDW Podcast
Listener Questions - September 14, 2022 - BOGP 2154

Be Our Guest WDW Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 44:38 Very Popular


Mike and Pam are here today answering your awesome Listener Questions! Today's topics include tips for a solo traveler headed to Walt Disney World during the holiday season staying at the Polynesian who already has tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, where to eat with the family the night before the BOGP Cruise - Steakhouse 71 or Hoop de Doo Revue, how friends and family can get to the Finish Line on Marathon Sunday in January from Port Orleans French Quarter, a fun celebration for a 70th birthday party at Walt Disney World, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

DVC Newscast by My DVC Points
N090 Summary of D23 Announcements for DVC, WDW, and DCL, and more!

DVC Newscast by My DVC Points

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 36:30


Shannon and Pete discuss the announcements (or lack thereof) for Disney Vacation Club, Walt Disney World, and Disney Cruise Line from the D23 Expo. Disney Vacation Club also revealed a new booking tool through Interval International, replacing the Concierge Collection. Other news of the week include American Adventure at Epcot closing for refurbishment, extended evening hours added in December for Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Wicked Wind Down event extended for a second time. N090 Season 8 of the My DVC Points Podcast was brought to you by: DVC Resale Market - Industry Leader in DVC Resales DVC Rental Store - DVC Point Rentals Monera Financial - Exclusively Financing DVC Contracts Patreon supporters in the My DVC Points VIP Producer Club. D23 DVC, WDW, and DCL announcements Disney Vacation Club revealed a sample image of a studio for the upcoming refurbishment at Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. The Villas at Disneyland Hotel will open in 2023, while the new Polynesian expansion is slated to open in 2024. No new announcements for Walt Disney World in 2022 were made. In 2023, Walt Disney World will begin celebrating Disney's 100 years of Wonder. An updated Happily Every After fireworks show will return to Disney's Magic Kingdom, and TRON Lightcycle / Run will open in spring 2023. The Hatbox Ghost will also be coming to the Haunted Mansion. For Epcot, a replacement for Harmonious was announced to be coming, and Figment will begin to meet guests in late 2023. The Journey of Water, inspired by Moana, is projected to open in late 2023 as well. More details were also revealed for Tiana's Bayou Adventure, the replacement for Splash Mountain. The reimagined ride is expected to open in late 2024. For Disney Cruise Line, a new cruise ship Treasure was revealed based on the theme of adventure and is scheduled for delivery in 2024. Disney Cruise Line also shared a sneak peek at new details and concept art for Disney's second island destination in the Bahamas, located on the island of Eleuthera at a place called Lighthouse Point. The Disney Wonder was announced to be going to Australia and New Zealand for brand-new “Disney Magic at Sea” cruises beginning late October 2023. During the repositioning voyages between Honolulu and Sydney in October 2023 and February 2024, the Disney Wonder will offer the fleet's first-ever South Pacific itineraries with destinations like Fiji and Samoa. Bookings open to the public on Oct. 6, 2022. Source: D23 Expo, Disney Parks Blog - WDW, Disney Parks Blog - DCL DVC announces new way to travel with Interval International From Disney E-mail to members: “We're excited to share that Disney Vacation Club® is officially launching a new hotel-booking tool through Interval International®. This new option represents a dramatic expansion of vacation and exchange possibilities, adding even more power to eligible Members points and giving you more vacation options than ever before! Beginning on September 12th, this online self-service tool will curate a list of properties using a combination of points and cash. Hotel exchange features hundreds and hundreds of well-known hotels from trusted brands in sought-out cities across New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, London and many more! Members can even search available hotels by desired travel dates and destination, filter by brand, and calculate required vacation points. While the previously offered exchange accommodations through Concierge Collection will no longer be available, most of the luxury resorts that were part of the collection are offered within this new hotel exchange." Source: Disney Vacation Club email to Members American Adventure closing for refurbishment According to the latest refurbishment calendar, American Adventure at Epcot, an elaborate audio-animatronic show, will close on September 19th. A reopening date is not yet available, with the show remaining closed for the duration of the published calendar through November 6, 2022. Source: WDW Magic, Walt Disney World Website Extra Extended Hours scheduled in December at DHS Disney's Hollywood Studios has added extra extended evening hours on December 15th and 22nd, which are on Thursdays. These hours are in addition to the normal Epcot and Magic Kingdom extended evening hours. Rides scheduled to be open are listed as: Alien Swirling SaucersMickey & Minnie's Runaway RailwayMillennium Falcon: Smugglers RunRock ‘n' Roller Coaster Starring AerosmithSlinky Dog DashStar Tours – The Adventures ContinueStar Wars: Rise of the ResistanceToy Story Mania!The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ Source: Walt Disney World Website Wicked Wind Down Extended a Second Time Wicked Wind Down at Top of the World Lounge has been extended an additional month, from September 13th to October 12th. This event includes an appetizer, dessert and drink as well as reserved seating for fireworks for $55 each. Source: Disney Vacation Club Website My DVC Points is an awesome community of DVC members. Our positive, respectful, and authentic conversations about Disney Vacation Club are designed to help people make informed and educated decisions about what's best for their families. Please join us to continue the conversations on our Facebook Group, Discord Server, and YouTube channel. It takes an awesome community of DVC members to produce our content. We're always recruiting people to help research, produce, edit, or join our shows to share their stories. Thus far, we've had over 225 DVC members on our shows. If our content has been a blessing to your family, please consider supporting our show through our VIP Producer's Club at Patreon.com and join us for the Patreon After-Party from our live shows. Facebook admins and moderators of the My DVC Points Community Group: Sandy Symianick, Gina Grotsky, Shannon Ford, Caleb Allison, and Mary Anne Tracy. "Take Flight" music by Martinrowberry1 on Pond5.

Culture Cult Travel Show
Polynesia: Mai, The Polynesian Pocahontas

Culture Cult Travel Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 40:53


SEASON FINALE!  This is the story of Mai or Omai, a man out for revenge. He is a Polynesian man from the magical island of  Raiatea  and he traveled all the way to England to speak to the King of England with a message. He also has ties to the very infamous captain James Cook. He is a like a Polynesian Pocahontas his story is very much untold, and I am honored to share it!Tune in and find out!Find more about show notes, sources and travel tips from this episode on our instagram: @culturecultshowSend in your travel stories, corrections or comments to culturecultshow@gmail.comWant to Join the cult?  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culturecultshowSubscribe , Rate, and Review!  You know you want to.. Support the show

95bFM
Wednesday Morning Glory with Tuva'a

95bFM

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022


It's Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, and I use this as an excuse to talk about the interconnections of Polynesian culture, specifically between Maori and Samoan languages. My friend Balamohan Shingade also comes into the studio to talk about his work in Hindustani music as well as give us a live performance.

The Conversation
The Conversation: Remembering Queen Elizabeth II; Avian flu in marine animals

The Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 52:38


HPR's Ian Capps reflects on his memories of Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II; Local broadcaster Emme Tomimbang shares the life of polio survivor and former Hawaiʻi First Lady Beatrice Burns; NOAA discusses the risk of Hawaiʻi marine life contracting avian flu; and the leaders of a Polynesian agroforestry pilot project on the Big Island talk about akamai agriculture

The Plant Spirit Podcast
Pōhala and the Ancient Wisdom of Fern Medicine with Ke'oni Hanalei

The Plant Spirit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 33:08


#026 – What are the ancient teachings of primordial plants, and what messages of healing are they offering to us now? Join us for a very special Plant Spirit Podcast conversation with Culturalist and Alchemist Ke'oni Hanalei, who honors the ancient plant medicine lineage of his Maui grandmother (tūtū), Kau'ikeonalani, in his work and connection with plants. In this episode, Ke'oni offers profound insight into the ancient, timely wisdom of Pohala (to recover consciousness), and how plants can support this process. Recognizing that the vast majority of what he knows regarding plant medicine comes from his direct lineage where plants are gathered and honored in ceremony and in connection with the moon phases, Ke'oni shares about the protocols of plant medicine collaboration. He also shares about his experience and direct knowledge of Pua'aehuehu, which is Fern Medicine, or emotional intelligence. He offers messages and wisdom on the healing gifts of Ferns, including what they can tell us about coming into balance and homeostasis on the planet at this time. Ke'oni Hanalei is a descendant of the Mū people, the inhabitants of Papahānaumokuakea (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) before the migration of the Polynesians, through the lines of Kā'ō'u'ikalanikaleimaumau, Ololu on his maternal grandmothers line, and Mahat on his maternal grandfathers line. Ke'oni comes from a long line of healers, mystics, fisherman, navigators, and farmers embedded in ‘ike, or knowledge, and he is the founder of PōHALA Hawaiian Botanicals, based in Maui and Kaua'i in the Hawaiian islands. A vast majority of what Ke'oni knows regarding plant medicine and distillation comes from this direct lineage. His grandmother and female elders taught him the trade of plant extraction. Most of the methods he resources in medicine making remains loyal to these practices. Medicinals, including the oils, tinctures, hydrosols, and essences and essentials, are gathered and honored in ceremony and thus extracted in small batches over a period of time loyal to distinct moon phases which place a botanicals specific house of power. This is the old way and ensures a plant transfers its life-force (mana) into product form. Pua'aehuehu, Fern Medicine, or emotional intelligence, is one aspect of this ‘ike, and dominates what he expresses today. This is the legacy of his lineage. Fern Medicine is the awareness of the movement of emotions, and the release from control fixation. Ke'oni is also versed in ancient primal, meditative, and movement practices, such as ‘Ulu, which incite cellular memory, DNA activation, and the comprehension of familial and lineal wisdom through the reading of the nervous system and DNA. To connect with Ke'oni, please visit www.pohala.net and IG @pohala_hawaiian_botanicals For more info, please visit Sara's website: www.multidimensionalnature.com and IG @multidimensional.nature 

Culture Cult Travel Show
Polynesia: HMS Bounty & The Strange Island of Pitcairn

Culture Cult Travel Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 44:26


Last country of the season! Country #7 and today we are covering how ancient Polynesians found their islands and what happens when British sailors find paradise in the now French Polynesian islands. It's the infamous story of  HMS Bounty and how to lead to today's  strange island of Pitcairn!Tune in and find out!Find more about show notes, sources and travel tips from this episode on our instagram: @culturecultshowSend in your travel stories, corrections or comments to culturecultshow@gmail.comWant to Join the cult?  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culturecultshowSubscribe , Rate, and Review!  You know you want to..Support the show

Storytelling School
What The Ocean Can Teach Us About Storytelling

Storytelling School

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 29:32


I'm being recruited by colleges throughout the country as a high school softball pitcher. The NCAA rules say I can go on up to five paid recruiting trips. So I have to pick and choose - it's a tough decision! The first school has an incredible coach... but I'm not sure if it's really a great fit for me. The second school I visit has a really strong team (and skiing which I love almost as much as softball)... but it's very different from my SoCal roots. Then I get approached by the University of Hawaii. They don't really have a top five team, I know nobody there, and it's really far away from home. But hello! It's a paid trip to Hawaii! I've never been there, and I'm not about to turn down an opportunity to spend a weekend in the islands. So off I go, and when I step off the plane, the smell of the air just hits me. The ocean view from my hotel room takes my breath away! It's like nothing I've ever experienced before, and I make my decision then and there. I sign on the dotted line to play softball for the University of Hawaii. As it turns out, I'd end up spending almost eight years living in Hawaii. And it probably never would have happened without that magnetic ocean view that captivated me. My guest today has made a career of documenting and telling stories about the ocean and its challenges. Michael Hanrahan has such a love affair for the ocean that he's spent 25 years involved with documentary films about it, working as an underwater camera operator in it, and even writing a fictional book about it! If you're curious to know: What two elements at the center of storytelling develop trust between you and your audience? What critical role does research have in storytelling? And why is upsetting people not an effective path to inspiring them to act for change? Then tune in as Michael and I discuss stories of Japanese bottle-nosed dolphins in distress, shark fin shenanigans and other perils of a Polynesian fisherman (past and present), and how it all ties into one of the main purposes of storytelling! What you will learn in this episode: How to tell stories about the environment that'll drive people to act How to approach sensitive topics in your storytelling Why an emotional response isn't necessarily the last thing you want to leave your audience with Who is Michael? Michael Hanrahan displays a respect for the ocean and combines it with his desire to communicate the challenges it faces. He double-majored in marine science and motion picture film at the University of Miami and has been involved with ocean documentary films for the last 25 years. He spent the early part of his career traveling to every continent (except Antarctica) working as a lecturer and underwater camera operator for Jean-Michel Cousteau. Next, Michael went on to mentor with Mike deGruy, a legend in the underwater and natural history documentary world. Together, they developed a filming strategy for a Discovery Channel production of the first video footage of the giant squid. They were also involved in the production of a short film series for the National Science Foundation about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its environmental impacts in the Gulf of Mexico. A proposed film project in the works between them and James Cameron in 2011 was indefinitely suspended with the untimely death of deGruy in a helicopter accident in Australia. Currently, Michael is the author of the environmental thriller The Last Extinction. It tells the story of an ancient table discovered in the Amazon rainforest that reveals the truth of the relationship between humanity and nature. Links and Resources: The Cove on Tubi TV Earth Media Lab, LLC The Last Extinction Storytelling School Website @storytellingschool on Instagram @storytellingSchool on Facebook

DVC Newscast by My DVC Points
N089 New DVC Lounge coming to Disneyland and New DVC Direct Discounts on Sold-out Resorts

DVC Newscast by My DVC Points

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 27:58


Pete and Vicky discuss Disney Vacation Club's exciting announcement of a new Member Lounge coming to Disneyland Resort in 2023! Additionally, Disney Vacation Club has rolled out discounts on three sold-out resorts: Disney's Old Key West Resort, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort, and Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. N089 Season 8 of the My DVC Points Podcast was brought to you by: DVC Resale Market - Industry Leader in DVC Resales DVC Rental Store - DVC Point Rentals Monera Financial - Exclusively Financing DVC Contracts Patreon supporters in the My DVC Points VIP Producer Club. New DVC Member Lounge coming to Disneyland in 2023 Disney Vacation Club is developing its first Member Lounge at Disneyland Resort in California. The lounge will be called “Disney Vacation Club Star View Station” and is anticipated to open in the first half of 2023. The new lounge will be located in the heart of Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, in the space on the second floor of the Star Wars: Launch Bay building. The sleekly designed “space” will be home to a dedicated Disney Vacation Club Member Services team, as well as plenty of casual seating, complimentary Wi-Fi, device-charging stations and more. The new lounge will be open daily during scheduled hours to eligible* Disney Vacation Club Members with valid park tickets and reservations to Disneyland Park. Source: Disney Parks Blog Discounts on three older properties for direct purchase  DVC has reintroduced discounts for three older properties: Disney's Old Key West Resort, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort, and Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Old Key West and Saratoga Springs currently have a base price of $200 per point while Polynesian is set at $250 per point. The supply of points at these resorts is limited given their "sold out" status. Net prices for Old Key West and Saratoga are on par with Riviera while Polynesian is considerably higher than even Grand Floridian.  Sold-Out Resorts - New Member Pricing Discount 8/25 - 11/16PriceOKW / SSRPricePolynesian 150 - 174 points2198248175 - 199 points3197247200 - 249 points 7193243250 - 299 points8192242300 - 499 points12188238500 - 999 points141862361000+ points15185235 Disney Vacation Club previously revealed plans to build a new tower on the grounds of the Polynesian, but there is no word on whether or not current Polynesian owners will have 11-month booking rights to that new tower. Source: DVC News My DVC Points is an awesome community of DVC members. Our positive, respectful, and authentic conversations about Disney Vacation Club are designed to help people make informed and educated decisions about what's best for their families. Please join us to continue the conversations on our Facebook Group, Discord Server, and YouTube channel. It takes an awesome community of DVC members to produce our content. We're always recruiting people to help research, produce, edit, or join our shows to share their stories. Thus far, we've had over 225 DVC members on our shows. If our content has been a blessing to your family, please consider supporting our show through our VIP Producer's Club at Patreon.com and join us for the Patreon After-Party from our live shows. Facebook admins and moderators of the My DVC Points Community Group: Sandy Symianick, Gina Grotsky, Shannon Ford, Caleb Allison, and Mary Anne Tracy. "Take Flight" music by Martinrowberry1 on Pond5.

KALEO PHOENIX
Our Covenant with God - Emma Tautolo

KALEO PHOENIX

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 36:27


Recorded on September 4, 2022. In this episode, we have our dear friend and Kaleo board member, Emma Tautolo lead us through the gospel that we might create space to practice the ways of Jesus together as the multi-ethnic family of God. Emma has an incredible gift of preaching and teaching and we deeply value her voice and perspective as a Polynesian woman.

Global Grooves
Brief But Beautiful

Global Grooves

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 58:48


 The theme for episode 2 of season 2 is 'Brief But Beautiful.' Many artists face pressure to make their songs ‘radio friendly,' and one result of that is the homogenization of the length of songs. Songs you hear on the radio are right around a 3:30 average length. However, we are going to take a look at artists who ignore radio standards. Guest panelists Raychel and Koby join our host, Nick, for a discussion on songs that clock in under 2:30 (and some are even under 1:00). Our conversation takes us around the world with some very interesting stops along the way.Follow us on IG, Facebook, and YouTube @GlobalGroovesRadio, and visit our website GlobalGroovesRadio.com to sign up for our e-newsletter so that you can stay fully up-to-date with all of our big plans ahead! You can also check out our curated playlists (without the commentary) on Spotify.Global Grooves airs on the first Thursday of every month from 5:00-6:00pm PT on 99.1FM KLBP, airing from Loooong Beach, CA. Visit KLBP.org to stream the station from anywhere. Episodes are then released the following day as a podcast on all major podcast platforms.3:07Prá Onde Vai Você by Lô Borges (Brazil | South America)8:00Calibre by Lô Borges (Brazil | South America)11:47Fantasy by Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté (Mali | Africa)19:06Cracking by Crumb (USA | North America)28:54Prelude Opus 28 No. 1 in C major by Frédéric Chopin (performed by Martha Argerich) (Poland | Europe)34:58Paku Te La by Te Vaka (Samoa & other Polynesian islands | Oceania)42:24Everybody Wants to Love You by Japanese Breakfast (South Korea | Asia)54:31Panelist Picks

Rope Drop Radio: A Disney Travel Planning Podcast
RDR 328: Magic Kingdom area resorts

Rope Drop Radio: A Disney Travel Planning Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 42:48 Very Popular


Today we discuss the Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Polynesian, Wilderness Lodge, and the campgrounds at Fort Wildenress.  Basiclly if you want to stay near the Magic Kindgom, on of these resorts will be perfect.  We discuss dinning, pools, activities, and more. To book a trip visist www.touringplans.com/travel support the show www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio and leave a review!

Theme Park Thursday with Dillo's Diz
S4E55: WHAT IF THE MAGICBAND+ COULD...

Theme Park Thursday with Dillo's Diz

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 61:39


On this episde, Jen and Frank discuss some Walt Disney World odds and ends! Grand Floridian stays, Jen's Beaches & Cream dilemma, Disney Springs, and the MagicBand+ query. DillosDizResort.com - Patreon Memberships Available Beginning at $1! Dillo's Diz. 55 Gerard St. #987. Huntington, NY 11743 Affiliate Links Theme composed by Matt Harvey. Intro and Outro performed by Lindsay Zaroogian. The @DillosDiz Fact Checker IS Mel Dale. Feedspot's Top 25 Siblings Podcasts You Must Follow AND Top 90 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow. ONE STOP SHOP ALL THE @DillosDiz LINKS! Order your copy of Amy Ratcliffe's latest offerings, Star Wars Battles that Changed the Galaxy, The Art of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge and A Kid's Guide to Fandom. DIllo's Diz Resort Guests: Theme Park Rob, Schmelty, The Cretin's Guild, Nathaniel Hardy, Dr. Val of #FigmentsInTime, The Disney Bucket List Family, Lee Taylor, Shannon Bohn, Justin Creutzinger, Allison Quinn, Michael Matande, Ryan Alexander, Lexi Andrea, Adam Elmers, Adventures with Stephers Question or Comment? We LOVE interacting with listeners! FOLLOW Dillo's Diz on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/dillosdiz FOLLOW Dillo's Diz on INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/dillosdiz/ SUBSCRIBE to Dillo's Diz on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/dillosdiz LIKE Dillo's Diz on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DillosDiz/ Check out Blogs, Archives, and Throwbacks at DillosDiz.com. E-Mail Dillo's Diz at DillosDiz@gmail.com

The Daily Good
Episode 612: Jaguar populations make a comeback in Argentina, an odd fact about sleeping ducks, Paris continues to promote bikes over cars, the Polynesian delights of Portland’s Hale Pele, Count Basie and His Orchestra swing in 1960, and more…

The Daily Good

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 17:19


Good News: Conservation efforts in Argentina have led to the birth of at least two baby Jaguar cubs recently! Link HERE. The Good Word: More great life advice on individualism, from Count Basie! Good To Know: A pretty fun fact about sleeping ducks. Good News: Paris is offering up to 4,000 Euros for people to […]

Rope Drop Radio: A Disney Travel Planning Podcast
RDR 327: Derek's Daddy Daughter Walt Disney World Trip Report

Rope Drop Radio: A Disney Travel Planning Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 48:04 Very Popular


Derek had some one on one quality time with 10 year old daughter Olivia at Walt Disney World.  Hear all bout their trip, from new dinning, staying at the Polynesian, Guardians review, Genie plus strategies, crowd levels, and more Book your trip today by visisting www.TouringPlans.com/travel and click the Rope Drop Radio tap leave a review and follow us @RopeDropRadio support the show and hear all about Derek's epic trip travel fails at www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio  

Cougar Sports with Ben Criddle (BYU)
8-10-22 - Hour 1 - Who's going to be the next great Polynesian head coach?

Cougar Sports with Ben Criddle (BYU)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 45:36


WildFed Podcast — Hunt Fish Forage Food
The KavaCast, Foraging Honolulu with Nat Bletter, PhD — WildFed Podcast #144

WildFed Podcast — Hunt Fish Forage Food

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 88:10


Welcome to today's episode with Nat Bletter, PhD, which we're jokingly calling “episode 1 of the KavaCast”, since Nat, an ethnobotanist, prepared kava kava, or what the Hawaiians call 'awa for Daniel and Grant just prior to recording. Kava is the root of Piper methysticum, a member of the black pepper family, with mildly intoxicating properties that have been used deep into antiquity by Polynesian people throughout the South Pacific. Since it's often used to facilitate conversations, meetings, and negotiations, as well as to celebrate gatherings, we decided it would be a great beverage to consume while we discuss the plants of Hawaii. Daniel and Grant are now back in Maine after 2 weeks of filming on the Hawaiian Islands. We were there making two episodes for our upcoming Season 3 of the WildFed TV show. The first few days we spent on Oahu, and our remaining time was spent on Molokai. You'll hear all about our 10 days on Molokai in next week's show, but today's episode was recorded after a day of foraging with our guest Nat, both in his food forest garden, and out in a valley on the edges of Honolulu. The Hawaiian Islands are of course incredible to visit, and as a wild-food enthusiast, they offer a very unique perspective, given that most of the edible species there are not truly native to the islands, but rather were brought by the Polynesian Voyagers who first settled the archipelago. They came on double-hulled canoes and brought with them a suite of domesticated and semi-domesticated animals and plants, including pigs, dogs, and chickens, as well as plants like breadfruit, taro, kava, kukui nut, banana, coconut, mountain apple, turmeric, and sweet potato — just to name a few. Being so isolated, and having no native mammals save a single bat species and a native seal, it's questionable whether it would have even been possible for Native Hawaiians to have thrived on these islands without these species they were traveling with. In addition to the original plants and animals that came with those Polynesian voyagers, today there are many more animals and plants that have been brought from outside and are now essentially naturalized to the island chain. This makes it easy for foragers to focus on non-natives, since they're abundant and harvesting them takes the pressure off the native species who are often threatened by new introductions. Of course, the climate of the Hawaiian islands is also ideal for tropical fruit horticulture, so many species of exotic fruits are grown there today — such as cacao, which Nat grows and uses to produce his award-winning bars, including some made exclusively with Hawaiian-grown cacao beans. Or Mamey Sapote, which I'd describe as tasting like the filling of a pumpkin pie, just better. Or jackfruit, which tastes like juicy fruit gum. Or Macadamia nut, or pineapple, or mango… we could go on. Our time in Hawaii had a big impact on us, and true to WildFed form, we didn't just get to see these beautiful islands, or hear the sounds of the birds and the waves, or smell the tropical air, or feel the sand between our toes, we got to taste these islands too. That's a big part of what we do with this project, bringing that 5th sense into our experience of a place. From the fruits and vegetables, to the animals, algaes, and even sea salts, we imbibed the place. Making a little bit of ourselves out of one of the planet's most special and unique locations. There's so much more we want to say about Hawaii, but we'll save some of that for next week, when we'll go a layer deeper. For now, let's enjoy a coconut shell of Kava with Nat Bletter, and learn a bit about the botany and ethnobotany of the Hawaiian islands. View full show notes, including links to resources from this episode here: https://www.wild-fed.com/podcast/144

Strong Sense of Place
Hawaii: Bring a Bottle of Gin for Pele

Strong Sense of Place

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 63:02 Very Popular


With palm trees galore, more than 100 beaches (plus more than 100 volcanoes!), Hawaii's islands are a playground in paradise. But there's a lot more to love about the 50th state than its splash-worthy waters and lush hiking trails. Settled by sea-faring Polynesians in the 4th century, the islands meld the cultures of native Hawaiians, American mainlanders, and Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and Chinese immigrants. All of which is shorthand for 'fascinating people, delicious food, and irresistible music.' A visit to Hawaii pretty much requires you to swim and paddle around in the Pacific. You can also trek on volcanoes, stroll through the rainforest, learn to surf, meet the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (honu) and the Hawaiian Monk Seal (llio holo I ka uaua), dance the hula, and pay tribute to the mighty Pele, goddess of fire. In this episode, we marvel at the Polynesian settlers, learn about a forbidden island, sway to Hawaiian music, and enjoy a virtual luau on the beach. Then we recommend five books that transported us to Hawaii. Here are the books we discuss in the show: Shark Dialogues by Kiana Davenport Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell Micro by Michael Crichton & Richard Preston The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey This is Paradise: Stories by Kristiana Kahakauwila As always, you can follow us at: Our web site at Strong Sense of Place Patreon Twitter  Instagram Facebook YouTube  

Capture The Magic - Disney World Podcast | Disney World Travel Podcast | Disney World News & Rumors Podcast
Trip Tales Ep 54 - Sarah C.'s Polynesian Disney World Trip

Capture The Magic - Disney World Podcast | Disney World Travel Podcast | Disney World News & Rumors Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 204:09 Very Popular


In this episode, Sarah C. shares about her long Disney World summer vacation, adults only. She stayed The Polynesian, experienced the Mandara Spa at Grand Floridian, and experienced the Magic Kingdom fireworks on a private fireworks cruise.Latest CTM Apparel Shirt ReleaseYou can get CTM shirts at ctmshirts.com!1901 Candle Co is LIVE!Visit 1901candleco.com for sign up for the email list!Subscribe To The Show & Leave Us A ReviewApple Podcasts - Click HereStitcher - Click HereSpotify - Click HereGoogle Podcasts - Click HereAmazon Podcasts - Click HereFollow Us on Social MediaCTM Facebook Community: @capthemagicInstagram: @capthemagicTikTok: @capturethemagicTwitter: @capthemagicVisit Us OnlineSubscribe to our YouTube Channel!Capturethemagicpodcast.com - Listen to our weekly podcast!Ctmuniversal.com – find the latest episodes!Join Club 32! Our private group with access to exclusive livestreams, podcasts, and MORE! Visit ctmvip.comOur SponsorsZip A Dee Doo Dah Travel - visit travelwithzip.com to see how they can help you have the vacation of a lifetime!Expedition Roasters - visit ctmexpedition.com to get 15% off you order, no code needed!MEDterra CBD - visit medterracbd.com to save 20% off of your order use code "CTM20"!Kingdom Strollers - visit kingdomstrollers.com to save up to 50% off theme park stroller rental prices