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62 Frogtown Brewery
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December 11, 2017 09:36 PM PST
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On this episode we make a visit to Frogtown Brewery. Frogtown Brewery was founded just over 1 year ago by home brewers Adam Kestel, Mike Voss and business partner Gustavo Rojas. If you're a home brewer who's thought about taking it to the next level and opening a tasting room, or you just enjoy the art of craft beer brewing, then this episode is made specifically for you. We talk to Adam, Mike and Gus about how they took their hobby and turned it into a business.

As always, we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did bringing it to you. This podcast is a grass roots effort and does not survive without the help of our sponsors or our listeners. So if you'd like to help, go to desertoasisroom.com and click on the "Donate" button. Every donation, no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Tonga Hut. With locations in North Hollywood and Palm Springs, the Tonga Hut serves classic tiki cocktails in a classic tiki atmosphere. For more information go to TongaHut.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

61 The Drooling Bastards
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December 05, 2017 05:39 PM PST
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On this episode we record live from the Tiki Wonderland holiday art show at the Tonga Hut in North Hollywood. If you've been there then you've probably seen a wall full of decorated name plaques next to a fountain fondly named, "The Drooling Bastard" and the names on this wall belong to a drinking club called, "The Loyal Order of Drooling Bastards." To become a member of this club you have to pass the challenge of drinking all 78 cocktails in Jeff Berry's, "The Grog Log" and do it within a 12 month time span. Do that, and you get inducted into this special group. Today we talk to about a dozen Drooling Bastards to hear their stories about their journey to bastardization!

As always, we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did bringing it to you. This podcast is a grass roots effort and does not survive without the help of our sponsors or our listeners. So if you'd like to help, go to desertoasisroom.com and click on the "Donate" button. Every donation, no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Tonga Hut. With locations in North Hollywood and Palm Springs, the Tonga Hut serves classic tiki cocktails in a classic tiki atmosphere. For more information go to TongaHut.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

60 Blair Reynolds
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November 27, 2017 05:59 PM PST
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On this episode we chat with Blair Reynolds. Blair is the man behind BG Reynolds premium syrups. Blair tells us how he transitioned from working a corporate, IT job running a Helpdesk to making a living through entreprenuership, pursuing his passion in cocktails and mixology.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did bringing it you. This podcast is a grass roots effort and does not survive without the help of our sponsors or our listeners. So if you'd like to help, stop by DesertOasisRoom.com and click on the donate button. Every donation no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week.

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

59 Scott "Tikipop" Taylor and "Tiki Rob" Hawes
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November 20, 2017 07:23 PM PST
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Today we have a late night chat with Scott "Tikipop" Taylor and "Tiki Rob" Hawes. Well, it was more of a late night for me because of the time difference and on top of that, I was battling a cold, so I apologize for the gravelly voice! In any case, it was still fun chatting with these guys. If you don't already know, Scott and Rob are tiki mug makers from the Hawaiian Island of Maui. They tell us what it's like to live in Maui, how they found their way to the islands, how they got started making tiki mugs and more!

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did bringing it you. This podcast is a grass roots effort and does not survive without the help of our sponsors or our listeners. So if you'd like to help, stop by DesertOasisRoom.com and click on the donate button. Every donation no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week.

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

58 The Shameful Tiki Room
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November 13, 2017 07:05 PM PST
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Today we enjoy a couple of beers at Frogtown Brewery with Rod Moore and Brian Verch. Rod is the owner/founder of The Shameful Tiki Room with locations in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada; and Brian is known for his travel companion, "The Penguin." You might have seen the penguin or even been photographed with the penguin at various tiki or surf music events in the past. Rod and Brian also happen to be members of surf band, The Hang-ten Hangmen. Hear some funny stories about the penguin as well as how Rod went from owning a hockey supply store to running 2 tiki bars on each end of Canada.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did bringing it you. This podcast is a grass roots effort and does not survive without the help of our sponsors or our listeners. So if you'd like to help, stop by DesertOasisRoom.com and click on the donate button. Every donation no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week.

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

57 Jochen Hirschfeld
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November 06, 2017 11:22 PM PST
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Today we sit down for a smoke with Jochen Hirschfeld. Jochen is a filmmaker, photographer and world traveler and is the producer/director of the DVD of Tiki. I met Jochen about 15 years ago and we immediately became fast friends. In this episode we share travel stories, chat about how he stumbled into Tiki, his motivation for creating the DVD of Tiki, his future projects and more! To see more of his work, check him out on Instagram @livingroompictures or stop by his website at DVDofTiki.com.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did bringing it you. This podcast is a grass roots effort and does not survive without the help of our sponsors or our listeners. So if you'd like to help, stop by DesertOasisRoom.com and click on the donate button. Every donation no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week.

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

56 The Halloween Episode 2017
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October 30, 2017 07:25 PM PDT
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Welcome to the Halloween Episode! For this episode, I've compiled a couple of haunted stories by some of our previous guests. Some of them never heard on previous episodes because I was saving them just for this one. I kick off the episode with a couple stories of my own followed by one from Johnnie Velour. The second segment is a pair of stories by Johnny Barajas and Steve "The Madman" Huffman. For the third segment, we hear stories from Michele Del Rey and Judy Luck and lastly, we wrap things up with stories by Michael Uhlenkott and Mike Hanttula. Turn the lights out... here we go....

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade, Tiki-Ti and Tiki J's Lamps & Shades. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

55 The 1 Year Anniversary Show
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October 23, 2017 05:18 PM PDT
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On this episode we celebrate our 1 year anniversary! That's right, 1 year ago this week, I launched my first episode of Inside the Desert Oasis Room, recorded with Boris Hamilton, Daren Ford and Jamie Lutz. I had no topic, no format and no agenda and no experience in podcasting other than as a listener. Fast forward to today and we have over 50 episodes published with many more on the horizon and even bigger things in store for the next year.

I want to start by thanking our sponsors, past and present, who've supported us and helped keep our show on the air. To Marty Step for sponsoring our first set of equipment, thank you. To Lost on 111 in La Quinta, Ca for being our first paid sponsor on the show, thank you for having faith in me to make that investment. To previous sponsors who along the way found value in investing and keeping our show on the air, Big Toe, Careless Navigator, Bamboo Ben, Tiki Diablo, Rory Snyder & The Reef, Tiki Bosko, Tiki Oasis, Tiki Tony and Johnnie Velour, thank you. And last but not least at all, a huge Mahalo to my long term sponsors, the Tiki-Ti, Steadfast Pomade, The Royal Hawaiian and of course, Tanduay Rum who've always had my back from the day we started our partnership.

We've enjoyed the company and experiences of about 100 different guests on the show this past year, and I couldn't be more grateful for each and every one of them for taking the time to sit down, share their time, stories and wisdom. Thank you for just being part of this journey. Thank you also to our listeners for without you, the show wouldn't be where it is today. Thank you for listening week after week and thank you for being there when the show needed it most! Thank you to Ran Mosessco of the Sand Devils for our awesome theme music and thank you to Mo Herms for doing our sexy voice intro.

And of course, I would be remiss if I didn't thank Boris Hamilton, Daren Ford and Jamie Lutz for being my guinea pigs and agreeing to record that first episode with me, 1 year ago. Thank you guys for taking that leap with me and thanks for coming back to do it all again for our 1 year anniversary show! This was a fun episode to record and I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we did bringing it to you. Here they are again, just like the first time - with no topic, no format and no agenda! Boris Hamilton, Daren Ford and Jamie Lutz.

54 Henrik Van Ryzin (aka VanTiki)
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October 16, 2017 04:31 PM PDT
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On this episode we speak with mug maker Henrik Van Ryzin, also known as VanTiki. Henrik was born and raised on the Hawaiian island of Oahu and about a year ago relocated from the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean to the colder climes of the Pacific Northwest in Oregon. He shares stories about his early struggles in the art industry, how he got into tiki mug making, what it was like running the number 1 AirBNB in Hawaii, why he left the islands and more!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

53 The Rumpus Room
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October 09, 2017 09:32 PM PDT
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On this episode we make a visit to The Rumpus Room. The Rumpus Room is the home tiki space of artist Kirby Fleming. It's the home base from which, almost a decade ago, Kirby & his wife Polly hosted a weekly party that continued for several years, on schedule, without missing a week. Cocktails were created by Kelly "Hiphipahula" Reilly with the assistance of Tom Morgan, who also join this podcast to share stories about this window of time in LA tiki history and how the Rumpus Room and it's patrons contributed to the rebirth of the Tonga Hut, the Drooling Bastard program and more!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

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