Yoshi Didn't Podcast

After some small talk, Aiko Tanaka, Rick Hall and I jumped into the meat of our conversation about Ms Ikumi Yoshimatsu, the first Japanese woman to win the Miss International title - and her ordeals after she refused to signed with a mob-connected talent agency in Japan. Watch her brave public speech at the link below. We also spoke of the importance of “gai-atsu” (foreign pressure) and briefly discussed Jake Adelstein's Japan Times piece. I sincerely urge all of you to join the petition to fight and punish stalkers in Japan.

Here's Jake Adelstein's article about Ms. Yoshimatsu and her stalker problem:


I hope you will sign and support Ms Ikumi Yoshimatsu's petition!


Please follow Rick Hall @toestubber, and Aiko Tanaka @aikotanaka.

The heroes...

Ikumi Yoshimatsu, Norio Nishikawa (lawyer) and Jake Adelstein at her press conference; please watch:


Direct download: Ep_66.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Denmark never ceases to amaze me. Their incredible hospitality, a great sense of humor and the humane pragmatism to deal with the terrible problems of drug addiction. I just love Denmark! So much so that, even though I am not known for my passion for music, I found myself blown away by the wild musical output of Nicholas Kvaran aka Nick Coldhands! (My friend Unnar Theodorsson was kind enough to introduce us.) Nick is an old school hip-hop DJ and producer. Earlier in his career, he was heavily involved with the musical group, Den Gale Pose (abbreviated DGP). They performed all over Denmark, and later reinvented themselves as Madness 4 Real in Los Angeles in the early ’90s. This is where the young Nicholas Kvaran was dubbed Nick Coldhands by the legendary Easy E! Please have a listen to the ever-talented Nick as he recollects those fascinating times.

Here's some translated info on The Gale Pose and Nick's colleagues:



And Nick’s Facebook page is here:

Direct download: Episode_65.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

This week we are delighted to feature Ms. Charlotte Steggz! She is a blogger, translator, standup comedienne and kawaii cat-lover. Originally from the UK, she lived and studied in Japan; young Charlotte was intrigued by Japanese culture, and this fascination exposed her to many adventures through her knack for learning languages. So much so that, after deciding to exit the Land of the Rising Sun following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami disaster, she moved to Frankfurt, Germany and became a translator for videogame behemoth Nintendo!

Charlotte's blog (currently exploring the enchantment of Germany): 

Charlotte's Twitter:

I'm hoping she continues to write and perform as a storyteller. I'm not quite sure how to word it, but I think Charlotte can contribute a lot with her joy, laughter and understanding. Anyhoo, gambatte ne, Charlotte-chan! (*^_^*)

Direct download: episode_64.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:47am PDT

Fun-loving sex kitten Proxy Paige is back again! This time we talked about Proxy's experiences with her friend Dave's website,gloryholeswallow.com, and discussed other colorful characters in the adult business. Enjoy!

Support Proxy's project:

Proxy's tumbler:

Proxy's twitter:

Also checkout http://gloryholeswallow.com.

Gloryhole Swallow's twitter account: @RealGHSwallow

Direct download: Episode_63.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 6:15am PDT