DUANE BADA – October 13, 2017
The first Podcast since our return features guest Duane Bada. Listen along as he talks about growing up in the Philippines, his move to Los Angeles, the work that goes into facilitating VTEC Club, the power of community, and how he ended up with his own tire shop here in Southern California.
I guess you could call it a comeback – October 11, 2017
Well, well, well. Here we are again some 2 years later. Not a week has gone by since our last cast that we haven’t had requests to bring it back. I’m traveling a lot less now and have found a way to fit these back into the schedule. Looking forward to chatting again! Stay tuned for more to come. The Narita Exchange is back.
Benson and Nadine Hsu – November 10, 2015
We’re back! Learn a little about the origins of drifting in the US and Southern California area with Benson and Nadine Hsu. We discuss what drifting was like nearly 20 years ago, how the industry in the US differs, and changes in the sport over the past two decades.
Yasutaka shimomukai – July 14, 2015
We catch Yasutaka in the middle of his trip to America to ask him a few questions about his life. Translated by Yuta, Yasu and I discuss the similarities and differences between life in Osaka and California, his future after departing Tactical Art, as well as how we still don’t fully understand the full spectrum of what ‘Kanjo’ really is. Come along with us on the first Japanese interview on the cast.
Joey Lee – June 24, 2015
They say travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer; I’d say between Joey and I we’re pretty rich. Listen in as we discuss where Joey’s travels have taken him in the past few months, where he got the idea to begin The Chronicles, and the benefits of working in a family owned Chinese restaurant as a kid.
Hey Yuta! Instagram Q&A – June 22, 2015
Join Yuta and I over a glass of Choya Umeshu on an impromptu question and answer session. We answer questions your asked on Instagram as best and as comedic as we can. Long standing fans will know that this is the next reiteration of the somewhat failed ‘Hey Yuta’ series.
Park Baker – May 27, 2015
Listen to the radio waves flow across the Pacific as we take Episode 6 to Tokyo. The man behind High Top Fade, Park Baker, let’s us in on why he ended up living in Japan, where his love for Kyusha styling stems from, the build of his Honda Life and what his fascination with Showa Era culture is all about.
Justin Yoo – May 15, 2015
Hang out with NDF Team driver Justin and I this evening while we discuss Justin’s future in driving, his run-ins with the police, how he compares himself to his peers, and share a laugh as he takes a stab at the relationships in my personal life.
Amir Bentatou – April 25, 2015
Come join Amir and I for a Sunday morning cup of coffee as we compare the US Time Attack culture to that of Japan’s. Get an update on Amir’s current venture in the US competition and his plans for attacking Japan in the third installment of The Narita Exchange.
Kristian Wong – April 15, 2015
Listen in on our chat with SP Engineering’s lead tuner Kristian Wong as he recollects his past in Hong Kong, Lone Pine, moving about Southern California, and about how cars have effected his life.
Yuta Akaishi – April 9, 2015
Join Yuta and I on the first installment of The Narita Exchange as we discuss growing up in both Japan and California, how life for Yuta has centered around cars since 14, and how his upbringing is linked to the goals he has today.