A brief historical and cultural recap of Hawaii, for travelers and non-travelers who want to learn more about this incredible place. Support the podcast on PATREON. Thank you so much!
I always try to look into the history and culture of a place before I go there. There are many travel bloggers and podcasts who tell us where to go and what to eat and what to do. And I love using those resources! But what about the context, the history, the backstory? I know that when I know a bit of history, I ask better questions to locals, I understand my surroundings better, and I feel far more connected to the place and its people. This is why I began the Know Before You Go episodes.
*Corrections:Despite best efforts, I mispronounced some words in this episode and want to correct them here—most I did not pronounce the glottal stop that comes with the apostrophe: Kaho’olawe = Kah-ho-oh-la-vay; Moloka’i = Mo-lo-ka-ee; Lana’i = La-na-ee; ukulele = oo-koo-lay-lay; song=Mele; chant=oli pronounced oh-lee; Kalākaua = ka-lā-cow-ah (emphasis on lā); Liliʻuokalani=Lee-Lee-ooh-oh-ka-la-nee. My apologies.
Sources used in making this episode. Special thanks for Rachel Cox for her assistance in research for this episode, the McQuiveys for insights, and Kailea for help with pronunciation.
Did you forget your world history, and now feel lost when world topics come up in current events? Designed for busy people who forgot—or never learned it in the first place—and need a quick refresh, Wiser World takes world history and makes it approachable and concise.
Here we explore different regions of the world, giving you the foundational facts and context you need to think historically when considering current events, travel, and global topics.
Episodes are published monthly (1 or 2 episodes a month).
- 101 Episodes are deeper dives into the last 100-ish years of history in a country.
- Know Before You Go Episodes are brief history/culture lessons on travel destination countries.
- The rest are short episodes on various topics, such as holidays, historical moments, religion, etc.