Retroist Podcast – Episode 158 – Hawaii Five-O

On this week’s show we talk about the long running police procedural drama, Hawaii Five-O. I start off by talking about my early exposure to the show and why I have returned to it as I have gotten older. Then I talk about the people in front of and behind the camera, the theme song, ratings and much much more. I am joined again by Vic Sage who does another great “Why Should I know this Person”. This week, Vic tells you why you should know the very talented, James MacArthur. metagirl returns to the show with the Retroist Top 5 episodes of Hawaii Five-O. We also have a new segment this week, the Zerbinator tells us all about the theme song from the show in his segment “Sounds Retro”.

Music on the show was provided by Peachy (the James MacArthur of Wales), if you have musical needs, why not contact Peachy at peachy@retroist.com. And “like” him on his Facebook Page.

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3 thoughts on “Retroist Podcast – Episode 158 – Hawaii Five-O

  1. Great episode, I used to love watching this after school with my dad. Nice to hear the Zerbinator, I am looking forward to future music segments from him. The coolest thing I found out about the Hawaii Five-O music (just in the last few weeks) is that the CBS special bumper music was edited together from music cues from an episode of Hawaii Five-O! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-zi3texPEE

  2. Thanks Ferg – It’s great to be heard! That style of music is hard to emulate nowadays. Musicians who didn’t grow up in that era can hardly duplicate that type of visual sound (if that makes sense) in music as they did with H5O and that bumper you posted. I think it also has to do with the equipment used to record those tunes back then.

  3. Todd says:

    Great webcast! I just discovered it. I must say as a long time Five-O fan,…I really enjoyed the episode. I wish more time could have been spent talking about the faithful Chin Ho played by Kam Fong Chun. Talk about an amazingly difficult road to stardom on Five-O, Chun had to be the strongest man on the show to still be able to press on after what he went through in his life.

    Pulled from Wiki: “Chun’s life was filled with tragedies. His father had an affair, which led to his parents’ divorce and the splitting of the family. The two eldest children went with their father and the younger five, including 7-year-old Chun, lived with their mother. The affair also led to Chun’s father being forced out of the family business by his paternal grandfather, which left the family in poverty.[1] Chun watched a brother burn to death as he was painting the family home and someone lit a match. On June 8, 1944, Chun lost his family in a freak air disaster that devastated their home in Honolulu. Two B-24 bombers collided over the Chun residence, killing wife Esther, four-year-old daughter Marilyn and two-year-old son Donald.

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