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Metropolis On Air

Metropolis On Air is a weekly podcast from Tokyo, produced by Metropolis Magazine. In each episode we bring you interviews, advice for life in the city, Japanese language tips, and more. Plus our One-on-One shows offer full-length interviews.
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Jul 28, 2015

Baye McNeil. Koichi Nishigaki. In this episode of our weekly podcast, we’re joined Baye McNeil, also known as Locohama, author of two books about life in Japan—“Hi! My name is Loco and I am a Racist,” and “Loco in Yokohama”— and a writer for The Japan Times. We also sit down with Koichi Nishigaki of Crest Cafe to discuss his upcoming charity walkathon to support the children who are feeling ongoing effects of the Tokohoku disaster in conjunction with the NPO Apricot.


In addition to our two feature interviews, we have an Editors’ Summit in which we explore the many unusual flavors of Pepsi—and other drinks—that descend upon Japan. In audio Lingoist we show you how to make reservations, and we also make a few trips to Classifieds Corner.

This week’s segments were recorded at under the atrium at Tokyo Midtown and beside the pond at Hinokicho Park.

 

Host

C Bryan Jones

 

Guests

Baye McNeil and Koichi Nishigaki

 

Editorial Team

Martin Leroux and Momoko Mochizuki

 

Classifieds Corner

Davi Azevedo

 

Editor and Producer

C Bryan Jones

 

Sponsors

Moshi Moshi Nippon / Moshi Moshi Box

Bathing Line

ARC

VoiceBunny

 

Chapters

Interview: Baye McNeil (Locohama) (00:02:39)

Moshi Moshi Box (00:22:09)

Classifieds Corner (00:24:59)

Lingoist: Making Reservations (00:25:31)

Pocari, Calpis, and Unusual Pepsi (00:26:56)

Bathing Line (00:40:51)

Classifieds Corner (00:42:42)

Interview: Koichi Nishigaki (Apricot/Crest Cafe) (00:43:16)

ARC (00:55:46)

Classifieds Corner (00:58:07)

Closing (00:58:48)

 

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Jul 28, 2015

In this Metropolis One-on-One, host C Bryan Jones is joined by Baye McNeil, also known as Locohama, author of two books about life in Japan—“Hi! My name is Loco and I am a Racist,” and “Loco in Yokohama.” We discuss how he ended up in Japan, his experiences and writing, as well as the workshops he now teaches at Japanese universities, plans for the future, and more.

Host, Editor, and Producer

C Bryan Jones

 

Guest

Baye McNeil

 

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Jul 28, 2015

In this Metropolis One-on-One, host C Bryan Jones is joined by Mississippi-native LaTonya Whitaker, whose Taste the Love catering and cooking classes bring authentic Creole, Cajun, and Southern soul food to Tokyo.

 

Host, Editor, and Producer

C Bryan Jones

 

Guest

LaTonya Whitaker

 

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Jul 14, 2015

In this Metropolis One-on-One, host C Bryan Jones is joined by FOX Executive Producer Dan Smith to chat about the end of Backstage Pass, the launch of J Club TV, and more of his plans for the future. Dan also tells us how he first got his producing gig in Japan—a fascinating story that proves that persistence does pay off.

 

Host, Editor, and Producer

C Bryan Jones

 

Guest

Dan Smith

 

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Jul 14, 2015

Dan Smith. LaTonya Whitaker. In this episode of our weekly podcast, we’re joined by FOX Executive Producer Dan Smith to chat about the end of Backstage Pass, the launch of J Club TV, and more of his plans for the future. Dan also tells us how he first got his producing gig in Japan—a fascinating story that proves that persistence does pay off. We also sit down with Mississippi-native LaTonya Whitaker, whose Taste the Love catering and cooking classes bring authentic Creole, Cajun, and Southern soul food to Tokyo.


In addition to our two feature interviews, we have an Editors’ Summit in which we attempt to unravel the mystery of the tearful Afternoon Tea ads, an audio Lingoist that will help you avoid freezing in the office this summer, and a few trips to Classifieds Corner.

This week’s segments were recorded at the Tokyo American Club, under the atrium at Tokyo Midtown, and beside the pond at Hinokicho Park.

 

Host

C Bryan Jones

 

Guests

Dan Smith and LaTonya Whitaker

 

Editorial Team

Martin Leroux and Momoko Mochizuki

 

Classifieds Corner

Davi Azevedo

 

Editor and Producer

C Bryan Jones

 

Sponsors

Studio Sur

Yokohama Sparkling Twilight

AUDIO 2015

VoiceBunny

 

Chapters

Interview: Fox Executive Producer Dan Smith (00:02:38)

Classifieds Corner (00:28:49)

Studio Sur (00:29:11)

Editors’ Summit (00:30:29)

AUDIO 2015 (00:38:37)

Lingoist (00:40:08)

Classifieds Corner (00:41:48)

Interview: A Taste of Love’s LaTonya Whitaker (00:42:28)

Classifieds Corner (00:59:57)

Yokohama Sparkling Twilight (01:00:35)

Closing (01:01:56)

 

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Jul 4, 2015

We’re joined by Tetsuo Nakahara, organizer of Fukushima Kids Dolphin Camp, to talk about his experience with live dolphins as a swim instructor in Hawai’i, why he chose to create this camp, and how the program helps children affected by the Fukushima disaster find a brighter future.

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Jul 4, 2015

We’re joined by Shenan Brown of the Jawaiian group Def Tech to talk about how he and Micro first met, their early success, their breakup and reunion, and where the group is headed. We also talk about their new album, Howzit!? and upcoming tour dates, as well as Shen’s thoughts on music streaming and more.

Jul 4, 2015

In the inaugural episode of Metropolis Magazine’s new podcast, Metropolis On Air, host C Bryan Jones sits down with Def Tech’s Shenan Brown to talk about the group’s creative process, Hawaiian spirit, the music industry, and more. We’re also joined by Tetsuo Nakahara of Fukushima Kids Dolphin Camp, and we hit the streets in search of Tokyo’s best second-hand record shops. Plus, Japanese language tips in Lingoist, and more!

Be sure to check out the full-length interview with Shenan, which runs almost an hour and is available separately in our podcast feed. There’s also a longer version of our interview with Tetsuo in the feed as well.

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