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The ‘Iolani School Podcast features conversations with a wide variety of people associated with the K-12 college preparatory school based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, that was founded in 1863.

Hosted by John Tamanaha '87, the school's Director of Interactive Media, the podcast will often make you feel like a fly on the wall of the Faculty Lounge.

Kings Kalohelani is the podcast's audio engineer.


Dr. Carey Inouye '66

AP Physics Teacher


Mrs. Risa Beer

Film Production Teacher

Mr. Erik Yamamoto '99

Associate Dean of Students


Mr. Manny Dayao '97

Performing Arts Department Head

Mr. Andrew Park '22

Boarding Student & Valedictorian

Mrs. Sue Lee

College Counseling Office Secretary

Mrs. Lisa-Anne Tsuruda & Mr. Ryan Tsuruda '22

Upper School Teacher & Senior Proconsul

Mrs. Melanie Pfingsten

Dean of Lower School


Dr. Michael LaGory

‘Iolani School AP English Teacher

Mr. John Vierra '21

Son of ‘Iolani and Valedictorian

Mr. Kevin Wada

‘Iolani School Sodexo General Manager

Mrs. Lisa Lee Simon '88

‘Iolani Lower School Dance Teacher


Mr. Michael Fricano

‘Iolani Lower School Design & Technology Teacher

Mrs. Kathe Nose-Warner '82

‘Iolani Lower School Science Teacher

Mr. Minh Ngo '21

‘Iolani School Boarding Student

Mr. Gabriel Yanagihara

‘Iolani School iDepartment Teacher

Mr. Jeffrey Hackler '71

Retired ‘Iolani School History Teacher

Mr. Benny Agbayani

‘Iolani School Softball Head Coach


Rev. Tim Morehouse

‘Iolani Upper School Chaplain

Mrs. Allison Blankenship '02

‘Iolani School Director of External Education Programs

Miss Taylor Venenciano '19

2019 United States Presidential Scholar

Mr. Dean Shimamoto '94

Former ‘Iolani School Boys Basketball Head Coach

Mr. Nate Chinen '94

2019 Harold Keables Chair of English Holder


Mrs. Holly Chung

‘Iolani School Mixed Media Art Teacher

Ms. Ernette Au

‘Iolani School AP Psychology Teacher

Mr. Chris Shimabukuro '85

‘Iolani School Director of Legacy Giving

Mr. Wendell Look '78

‘Iolani School Co-Athletic Director & Head Football Coach

Mr. Stevie Roberts

‘Iolani School Painting Foreman