Plan a Trip to Hawaii with these Podcasts

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Creation Date July 13th, 2019
Updated Date Updated November 27th, 2020
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Here is a list of best podcasts for traveling to Hawaiʻi, Maui, Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, and other destinations in the Hawaiian Islands. This list is broken down into multiple sections: Hawaiʻi Tourism and Planning your Hawaiian Vacation; Soaking up Local Hawaiian Culture; and Kamaʻāina Living in Hawaiʻi.
  1. Hawaiʻi Tourism and Planning Your Hawaiian Vacation

  2. The Hawaii Vacation Connection is a one-of-a-kind podcast that is produced live every Monday, straight from a recording studio in Hawaii Kai, Oahu. Hosted by Hawaii Aloha Travel owner Bruce Fisher, the podcast touches on an array of Aloha state news topics and is dedicated to Hawaii’s guests. Whether you’re a first time visitor or repeat traveler, the Hawaii Vacation Connection keeps you in the loop and in the local know.
  3. Planning your dream Hawaii vacation starts right here with the Hawaii Travel Podcast!
  4. Hawaii’s Best provides travel tips and resources for your next visit to Hawaii. Through our blog and podcast, we provide resources, travel tips, and local, Hawaiian cultural insights to help prepare you for your Hawaii vacation so you can experience true Hawaii. We feature the stories and culture of Hawaii's best experiences, influencers, and businesses. Whether you're traveling to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island of Hawaii, or Lanai; let's explore Hawaii together! Hawaii’s Best is for anyone who loves to travel to Hawaii, wants to learn more about its culture, and travel responsibly. For more, visit us at to discover the Aloha State!
  5. Powered by HAWAII Magazine, the Have Aloha Will Travel podcast, hosted by editor Catherine Toth Fox and associate editor Kevin Allen, is all about Hawaii. Learn about the latest food trends, our experiences traveling around the Islands and more.
  6. Stand up paddle surfing (SUP) information, videos, pictures and discussion. Find stand up paddle surf equipment reviews, events, SUP surf pro interviews and more.
  7. This series includes information on lava, volcanoes, endangered species, and invasive species at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
  8. Video podcasts related to the natural and cultural aspects of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
  9. Vacation Mavens is a family travel podcast offering destination inspiration and travel tips for traveling with kids. Co-hosted by Family Travel bloggers, friends, and moms Kimberly Tate from Stuffed Suitcase and Tamara Gruber from We3Travel. Each week we chat about our recent travels and interview fellow parents and family travel experts about destinations or travel tips to provide the info you need to jumpstart family vacation planning and tips to get you out the door.
  10. Turkey Leg Talk (formerly known as the Ear To There Disney Podcast) has been bringing you the magic of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, the Disney Cruise Line, and the films of Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel since 2016. Listen and subscribe for Disney topics including vacation planning, trivia, celebrity interviews, resort reviews, and reports on Disney attractions, restaurants, and food. Hosted by Disney expert and former WDW cast member Phil Gramlich, this show is fun for all ages and will help fill that theme park void when you can’t be at a Disney destination!
  11. Celebrate your special day at one of the world's finest tropical resorts at its very best. Maui Weddings on a scenic crescent sand beach, create perfect moments for your Dream Hawaii Wedding in paradise.
  1. Soaking Up Local Hawaiian Culture

  2. Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox features engaging, akamai, one-on-one conversations with some of the most intriguing people in Hawaiʻi. Leslie brings out personal stories revealing experiences and values molding the people who shape our community. Long Story Short is a production of PBS Hawaiʻi. Visit our website at
  3. Rants and raves about politics, culture, and sports from Hawaii and around the world. Hosted by Josh Michaels and Ryan Little. We'll fix it in post.
  4. Hawaii Narrative Project's mission is to document the lives of everyday people in Hawaii, collecting and archiving stories, cultural anecdotes and traditions, for the purpose of educating current and future generations of Hawaii's diverse culture. Disclosure & Discovery is a podcast where we take our favorite stories and put them into short form audio packages for your enjoyment.
  5. Hawaii Posts is an entertaining and informative show for tourist, locals expats and those dreaming of returning to the islands. Featuring Friday-to-Friday 7 Day Weather Surf and Events Forecasts for Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Lanai and Hawaii the Big Island. Followed up by a variety show of fun informative and sometimes intriguing entertainment. Hosted by Thomas E Gaupp a.k.a. Tom-e-stokes, the creator of 4Buckeyes and the critically acclaimed original surf podcast, Hawaii Surf Session Report. His positive midwestern sensibilities steeped in 20+ years of island life adds a fresh, stoked voice of aloha welcoming you back to the islands. If you are planning a trip to Hawaii and you want to know what the weather will be like or where the surf is at with a 7 day forecast. If you are looking for something to do outside of the tourist traps then this is show for you. We feature a 7 day events calendar with suggestions for festivals, concerts, plays and community events that give an opportunity to explore Hawaii for a more unique and memorable experience. offers more! Hawaii’s only news aggregator, show notes, comedy, Hawaiian Lore, Spooky Night Marchers tales, Food and Spirits recipes as well as a online shop with deals and discounts New shows released Fridays.
  6. Monthly videocasts from Kauai, Hawaii. Brought to you by Doug & Sandy McMaster in a land called Hanalei. Sunsets by the bay and aloha plenty from the beautiful garden island all backed by sweet Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele.
  7. Our RPCVHI group was first organized in the late 1980s. After more than a decade of informal activities, we became a registered non-profit organization in 2004. We are now a 501 c(3) non-profit organization. We are actively trying to reconnect to RPCVs living in Hawaii through our local RPCV group. Currently, our database maintains more than 600 RPCV contacts and our email list maintains more than 350 local contacts.
  8. Hawaii podcasters phone it in. On-the-spot reports, random reflections, rants, reviews, whenever and wherever the whim strikes, this is what you get when you answer the call.
  9. Aloha and Welcome to the Exotic Tiki Island Podcast with your host Tiki Brian. Join Tiki Brian as he travels to different areas of Exotic Tiki Island while playing vintage Hawaiian, Exotica and Island related music from his personal LP record collection. Get ready to transcend back to an island tropical world with swaying palm trees, cool gentle ocean breezes and golden sandy beaches. Plus there will be a few surprises along the way. So lay back in your hammock, take a sip of your favorite cocktail, relax and enjoy some wonderful vintage musical treasures with Tiki Brian.
  10. The Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center in Lāna‘i City was established in 2007, and is a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. Our programs seek to inspire people to be informed, thoughtful and active stewards of Lāna‘i's legacy landscape by preserving, interpreting and celebrating its natural history, Hawaiian traditions, diverse heritage and cultures, and ranching and plantation era histories.
  11. Hakai Magazine explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. This audio edition showcases readings of our long-form feature stories. New episodes are typically published Tuesdays.
  12. A weekly podcast featuring Hawaiian artists and halau performing off-island and around the world.
  13. Kauai Talk is your podcast dedicated to celebrating the Aloha of the Garden Island, Kauai in beautiful Hawaii. Hosted by Phil Ladden, who is blessed to be living on the island, this family friendly show covers vacation planning, news, reviews, history, and activities. Also featured are interviews of vacationers and residents about their favorite experiences, activities, and stories while on the island paradise. Enjoy the magic of Kauai - online! Most of all, we want to share what is called the Kuleana - responsibility and privilege one has being able to live on Kauai. Aloha!
  14. Island news and whatever else is happening on Kauai and around Hawaii or the planet Send questions
  15. Taking a break from the stress of life to re-energize your soul
  16. The Aloha Broha podcast, part of the Green Leaf Check network. Hosted by Joncozy, Kwalified, and Science Ben, come listen in as they talk about underground culture in Hawaii, from music to comedy, technology to art. And mind altering substances. Sometimes. Water your earholes, it's Aloha, Broha, a Green Leaf Check network podcast.
  17. The Aloha Podcast Network delivers the best variety of Hawaiian podcasts with Aloha.
  1. Kamaʻāīna: Living Local in Hawaiʻi

  2. "Living the dream in the Aloha State"
  3. Podcast/Vodcast/Blog/News - Sharing Aloha With The World - Hawaii Vacations, News, Views, Travel Tips, Events, Music and Culture Through Online Radio Blogging ハワイブログ
  4. Meet special guests in conversation over cocktails with Maleko and Flash. Explore the best of Hawaii with celebrity surprises, incredible musical performances, and hot trends with Experts. Everything is better with a drink, so Hawaii’s best bartenders teach you how to make their signature cocktails. Support this podcast:
  5. Two bruhddas just trying to bring the community some interesting veiws on whats really going on Hawai'i nei! Along with what we call Comedy and hopefully you do to, coming to you LOUD from Maui!
  6. Join G Money, Prof. Barry, Phormat, Gannon, Alika, Aron, and Todd as they host Hawaii's premiere NERD culture podcast coming to you from the beautiful island of Maui. From movies to games to TV all are discussed only on the NERDWatch.
  7. Welcome to Xeno Podcast, where members of the BYU-Hawaii RWC team talk about stories, society, and identity with professors and students from BYUH. Thanks for learning by listening!
  8. A Podcast featuring a wife and mom boss who is sharing her life's adventures. This is a place where you can chat about all things Hawaii and Maui, beauty, life, love, motherhood, inspiration and everything in between. Support this podcast:
  9. Husband and wife general aviation pilots living on Maui sharing their love of aviation, adventure and life.
  10. Aloha! Hawaii Health Freedom is hosted by to individuals, Braddah Nathan and Malina B who are passionate about helping people see that there is a BETTER WAY. So many are needlessly suffering with chronic illnesses and we have a second opinion for you: there is HOPE! Your body was designed to have ABUNDANT HEALTH, it wants to default to health but you need the raw materials to achieve health. We are all deficient no matter how well we try to eat because the minerals just aren't in the soils...even when we do eat organic. So, our intention is to enlighten and empower you by having expert guests on each week who can speak to different facets of health and wellness. We are committed to spreading the message of Dr. Joel Wallach founder of Youngevity who makes appearances on our show monthly. Our show is LIVE each week at 7am Hawaii/ 9am PST/ Noon EST. You are welcome to call in to 808-296-3474 to speak with us or our guests. Aloha!
  11. The iSpeak Hawaiian podcast is for Hawaiians, local businesses including the local broadcast and recording industries and for anyone who is truly interested in the Hawaiian culture and its mother tongue, ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language. ʻŌlelo Ala Nuʻukia (Mission) To use the medium of podcasting to reach a worldwide audience providing a strong introductory foundation into the language, to help boost confidence and self-esteem ultimately fostering cultural pride and identity, to help raise awareness and sensitivity by ensuring proper usage of the language creating economic viability, and to support the building of a critical mass of at least 100,000 speakers, which is key in order for the language to successfully pass from one generation to the next. Hoʻohana ʻia ka ʻōlelo aloha i haku ʻia e Holo H.

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