Business, Editorial, Podcasting, Radio trainings

PRX and Honolulu Civil Beat wanted to do something new for the Aloha State and America — create a sophisticated, complex, highly produced podcast of national relevance.

They asked me to come on and create, executive produce and produce their new show, Offshore.

The first season was a masterpiece of a true crime show that wrapped issues of racism, Hawaiian nationalism, colonial history and police violence against minorities within a strong, investigative narrative.

After training their lead reporter and producer, I took a back seat for season 2 — a six episode story arc about a controversial land use issue on the Big Island.

The show was the biggest hit Hawaii had (and has) seen. Over 3 million downloads over two seasons.