Let’s Talk Sports with Kanoa Leahey & Jordan Helle
Episode 75: Kurt Suzuki

Episode 75: Kurt Suzuki

July 16, 2021

Maui native and veteran MLB catcher Kurt Suzuki joins the show to share what it's like to be the primary catcher for Angels teammate Shohei Ohtani as well as his thoughts on how the game has changed over his 15 years in the Bigs. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan discuss such obligatory sports topics as "the Giannis Finals block vs the Lebron Finals block" and "is Conor McGregor still must-see TV". They also talk about their favorite MLB Draft storyline and close the show, as always, with their "Best and Worst". 

Episode 74: Kevin Wong

Episode 74: Kevin Wong

July 8, 2021

Kanoa and Jordan welcome Kevin Wong to the show. Wong, considered volleyball royalty in the islands, is preparing to once again serve as commentator for NBC's olympic coverage of the Beach Volleyball event. He also discusses the evolution of his Spike and Serve volleyball club. In addition, the fellas share their thoughts on the NBA Finals, the NIL era in college sports, and as always, their "Best and Worst".

Episode 73: Remembering Robert Kekaula

Episode 73: Remembering Robert Kekaula

June 24, 2021

KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello joins the show to share his feelings about the sudden passing of friend and mentor Robert Kekaula, for whom both Rob and Kanoa once worked under at KITV. The fellas ditch the standard show format to talk openly and honestly about their relationship and memories of the Hawaii icon.

Episode 72: Jhenna Gabriel

Episode 72: Jhenna Gabriel

June 17, 2021

Texas Longhorns setter and Maryknoll school alum Jhenna Gabriel serves as the guest on this week's show. She shares her experiences leading the Longhorns women's volleyball team to the national championship match and carrying on the Gabriel name with her cousin Dillon, the high profile QB at UCF. Plus, the Kanoa and Jordan introduce new intern/producer Kenna Tanouye, who pitches in as the guys discuss everything from the University of Hawaii Baseball coaching search, the "sticky" situation in MLB, the proposed 12-team format in the College Football Playoff, KD's legendary game and whether Tua's five interceptions in training camp is a big deal or not. As always, they end the show with their "Best and Worst"

Episode 71: WTF (With The Fellas)

Episode 71: WTF (With The Fellas)

June 4, 2021

The WTF edition of the podcast welcomes our pals Billy Hull and Brian McInnis to get into the topics of: Mike Trapasso parting ways with the University of Hawaii baseball program after 20 years; UH losing top men's hoops assistant Chris Gerlufsen to a similar position at San Francisco; Coach K announcing his impending retirement; Lebron getting bounced in the NBA playoffs; tennis star Naomi Osaka and the role of the media. And as always we end the show with a fiery edition of our "Best and Worst".

Episode 70: Davone Bess

Episode 70: Davone Bess

May 28, 2021

Former University of Hawaii and NFL receiver Davone Bess joins the show for a remarkably candid interview about his challenges with mental health, his reaction to the death of Colt Brennan and his future aspirations to break into coaching. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan run through the topics of one of the the worst plays in MLB history, Tua Tagovailoa's eyebrow-raising admission, Phil Mickelson's historic victory at the PGA Championship, the Brooks Keopka-Bryson DeChambeau feud, fan behavior at NBA playoff games, and the Clippers getting pushed around by Luka Doncic. And as always, the fellas end the show with their "Best and Worst", which includes a tribute to the late Fred Guzman, an influential figure in Maui sports.

Episode 69: Fo’ Real or Fo’ Fake with Micah Banton

Episode 69: Fo’ Real or Fo’ Fake with Micah Banton

May 21, 2021

Kanoa and Jordan react to the recent Kwame Brown social media assault and talk about the dramatic play-in game between the Warriors and Lakers and why Lebron is such a polarizing figure. They then give their opinions of the latest renderings of the retrofitted on-campus football facility at the University of Hawaii, as well as the 2021 Rainbow Warrior baseball season before welcoming Kapolei baseball coach Micah Banton to the show to play Fo' Real or Fo' Fake and discuss the make shift Oahu championship tournament being put on by American Legion. As always the guys close things out with their "Best and Worst".

Episode 68: Charlie Wade

Episode 68: Charlie Wade

May 13, 2021

Kanoa and Jordan run through the gamut of emotions on this episode. First they share their thoughts and reaction to the news of Colt Brennan's untimely passing and reflect on the former University of Hawaii quarterback's profound impact. The fellas then welcome UH men's volleyball head coach Charlie Wade to the show to talk about winning a national championship and the ensuing celebration. They end the show, as always, with their Best and Worst.

Episode 67: Dustin Demeter

Episode 67: Dustin Demeter

May 7, 2021

Dustin Demeter, the red hot hitter for the University of Hawaii baseball teams joins the show to discuss his national and conference player of the week recognition, and how his approach to the game has evolved over time. Plus he shares his memories of the epic childhood whiffle ball games played in his yard. Prior to Dustin jumping on, Kanoa and Jordan break down the UH men's volleyball team advancing to the national championship match, and where Rado Parapunov will ultimately rank among the greatest Rainbow Warriors of all time. Plus, what the addition of Texas transfer Kamaka Hepa could mean for the 'Bows hoops program while the rumor of the return of point guard Drew Buggs does NOT come to fruition. The guys also discuss the increase in MLB no-hitters, their reaction to the NFL draft and their "Best and Worst".

Episode 66: Curtis Murayama

Episode 66: Curtis Murayama

April 22, 2021

NFL Draft Analyst and Honolulu Star Advertiser sports editor Curtis Murayama joins the podcast to provide his prognostications on the upcoming draft and which quarterback he hopes his 49ers don't pick. Plus...Kanoa and Jordan share their thoughts on the reaction to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdicts, the head-scratching RPI ratings in collegiate men's volleyball, the Super League idea that got squashed in international soccer, and Steph Curry's crazy hot streak. As always, the guys close the show with their "Best and Worst".

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