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Koji wanted to impart all of his "wisdom" to his son. But of course, his son already thinks he knows more than me. So instead of trying to tell him now and having it go in one ear and out the other, he decided to record them here with the hopes that maybe... just maybe... when he's ready he'll listen to his advice in the future and not make the same stupid mistakes he did. He'll also bring on guests to impart their advice as well. Koji has no doubt their advice will be better than his.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 30 min

Host Koji Steven Sakai talks to professor, writer, curator, DJ, and father Oliver Wang. Oliver came on the show via Zoom and gave Koji’s son some great life advice—such as being intellectually curious, the importance of travel, and more! Check out the episode and be sure to subscribe!  

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Oliver Wang is a professor of sociology at CSU-Long Beach. He is the creator of the audioblog, Soul-Sides.com, author of Legions of Boom: Filip...

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Host Koji Steven Sakai talks to filmmaker and educator Michael Sloman. Michael gave Koji’s son five great pieces of life advice that included such diverse topics as not saying “should,” putting family first, and how to treat others. 

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Michael Sloman lives in Upstate New York with his family. He is a filmmaker and educator. Keep up with his latest work at the Facebook page for his latest film, Our Harlem, https://www.facebook.com...

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Host Koji Steven Sakai talks to actor Roji Oyama. We got to know Roji’s life as a shin-issei, her time in the SF counter culture, her travels, and how he got to where he is. He also gave his five pieces of advice for Koji’s son which included being open to all people, questioning authority, and more.

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A native of Tokyo, Japan, Roji Oyama immigrated to the US in 1958. Raised in a bicultural, bilingual family, the San Francisco re...

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Host Koji Steven Sakai talks to actor, mom, and podcast partner Jennifer Field. Jenifer talks about the importance of confidence, tradition, and dancing! 

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An actress, host, and former Miss Asian America, Jennifer Field is a California native.  She currently plays the maniacal Dr. Ruby in the Peabody and Emmy Award winning sci-fi series, Artificial, on Twitch.  Next up, she recurs in FX's CIA drama The Old Man starring Jeff ...

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Host Koji Steven Sakai talks to his son’s baseball coach Angel S Ramirez for some life (baseball) advice. Angel talks about giving 100 percent—even when people aren’t watching—taking care of what you can, girls, and more!

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Angel S Ramirez is a youth baseball coach. You can check out his camps or follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/therealdad_coach/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DadCoachTrainer  

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January 20, 2021 5 min

This week Koji was on solo duty and it’s probably a good thing because this topic is something that makes him super uncomfortable. This week he gave his son 11 pieces of advice around sex. Our favorite was his first… to masturbate regularly. Check out the whole episode (which is super short) to find out the other ten! 

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This week Koji brought on actor Jennifer Yun or some life advice for his son. Jennifer talked about the importance of grit, listening to different music, and the importance of learning. We also spent time at the end talking about picking the right traveling partner.

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Jennifer Yun is an actor and producer. She is known for her roles in Silk Road (2021), Lovecraft Country (2020) and Messiah (2020). You can follow Jennifer on Insta...

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This week Koji brought on actor Kelvin Han Yee for some life advice for his son. Kelvin talked about the importance of making beds, metaphors, grief and loss, love, and so much more. One of our longest and (in our humble opinion) one of our best episodes. 

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Kelvin Han Yee is an actor. He currently lives in Southern California. You can see his work at https://www.kelvinhanyee.com/

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With Christmas week upon us, Koji was on his own this episode. He shared some of his favorite holiday rules for his son. 

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Koji wanted to impart all of his "wisdom" to his son. But of course, his son already thinks he knows more than me. So instead of trying to tell him no...

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 This week Koji brought on actor Junko Goda for some life advice for his son. Junko talked about the importance of martial arts, volunteering, kindness, and more.

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Junko Goda is an actor, interpreter, and consultant. You can check out her work over on her website at http://junkogoda.com/.

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This week Koji brought on his writer, musician, creative engineer, and father Brian Tedeschi for some life advice for his son. Brian talked about finding something that you are passionate about. Being okay with failure (and success), finding something you love, and about kindness.

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Brian Tedeschi is a writer, song writer/sound engineer, screenwriter Communications Director, entrepreneur. He co-wrote the best-selling cozy mystery...

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This week Koji brought on his homie for life Garrett Naiman for some life advice for his son. Garrett talked about integrity, the platinum rule, and more.  

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Our guest Garrett Naiman is a college administrator and father that currently lives in Northern California

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This week Koji brought on actor Morley Nelson for some life advice for his son. Morley talked about how he became an actor, his background as a police officer, and we even got into fighting. Of course, Koji spoke about BJJ. (There should be a drinking game for every time Koji mentions BJJ). 

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Our guest Morley Nelson is an actor and father. You can follow Morley at https://www.instagram.com/morley_nelson/.

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This week Koji brought on editor and journalist Dino-Ray Ramos for some life advice for his son. Dino gave some great advice, but our favorite has to be what NOT to eat when you’re at a buffet. Listen to the episode to see what his advice was.

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Dino-Ray Ramos is an editor/writer with over 20 years of experience covering film, television, and pop culture. He currently resides in Southern California. You can follow him on Instagra...

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This week Koji brought on actor, producer, and father Brian Yang for some life advice for his son. Brian talked about hustle, being flexible, LeBron James, the Lakers championship, and Andrew Yang!

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Brian Yang is an actor and producer. As an actor, he has appeared on may television shows, including Hawaii 5-0. As a producer, he has produced Quentin Lee’s “The People I’ve Slept With” as well as the critically acclaimed documentar...

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This week Koji brought on writer and producer Jake Wachtel for some life advice for his son. Jake talked about the importance of being present, taking risks, and they got into a conversation about the importance of adventures!  

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Jake Wachtel has been producing, writing and directing for television, film and new media for over a decade. An award-winning international journalist and producer, Jake began his career as a news produ...

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October 27, 2020 36 min

This week Koji brought on friend Pilar Diaz for some life advice for his son. Pilar talked about the importance of not shrinking into places you’ve outgrown and other really great advice—including, asking the question, what would a white man do? 

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Pilar Diaz is a nonprofit professional with two decades of experience working with community-based organizations in Southern California. Her roles have included grantmaking, fund devel...

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This week Koji brought on actor and father Jeremy Walker for some of his life advice for his son. Jeremy talked about the importance of moms, being authentic, and more. They even got into a spirited conversation about raising a child of color.

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Our guest this week is Jeremy Walker who is an and currently lives in Southern California. You can follow Jeremy on Instagram at [https://www.instagram.com/jwalkerscene/] or visit his web...

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October 13, 2020 11 min

This week Koji brought on a special guest—his son—so he can give advice directly. This week’s subject was money—Koji gave gems like don’t open credit cards, don’t loan money to friends, his favorite, marry rich, and  a few more! 

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Takao is in third grade and lives in Southern California.Find Us On...

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This week Koji brought on comedian Paul PK Kim for some of his life advice for his son. PK talked about doing something you love, the importance of practice and martial arts, and respecting your parents. They even talked some basketball and BJJ. 

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Our guest this week is Paul PK Kim who is a comedian and currently lives in Southern California. You can follow PK on Instagram at [https://www.instagram.com/pkcomedy] or visit his web...

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