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From one-on-one interviews (Mint Talks) to a variety of programming, Mint Talks features wide topics with honest, sometimes funny, but alway interesting perspective. So tune-in and join the conversation minting out of Guam!

67 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Drinky-Drinky Time! Episode #6

December 2nd, 2022


The Wine Episode!

Featured on this show:

Napa Valley “QUILT” Chardonnay

Napa Valley “QUILT” Cabernet Sauvignon

Belle Glos Pinot Noir

The band is back — err sort of. Kim, …

This Is Sports! Episode #26

November 16th, 2022


S2/E6 - Show 26

The man, the myth, the legend — Bob "The Gator" Coldeen joins the TIS boys in-studio for a special edition of the show.

The gang …

This Is Sports! Episode #25

November 9th, 2022


SE2 / E5 Show 25

Ben "White Cheddar" Ferguson joins the TIS boys in the Minty Sports Studio for this long-ass, but quite enjoyable episode!

Studio Notes:

Originally recorded October 6, 2022

--- This episode is …

Mint Talks #28 Simon Sanchez

November 5th, 2022


We have in the Minty Fresh Studio, the wise and profound Simon Sanchez!
The former Guam senator, and candidate for Lt. Governor joins us to discuss …

Mint Talks #27 Governor Lou Leon Guerrero

October 27th, 2022


Guam's 9th duly elected governor, Lourdes "Lou" Leon Guerrero joins us in the Minty Fresh Studio to speak candidly about herself, her administration …

Mint Talks #26 Norman Analista

October 4th, 2022


My good friend and FASHIONISTA — Norm Analista stopped by the Minty Fresh Studio to share his journey as lifelong marketer and how he has reinvented himself as a fashion designer, entrepreneur and social media …

Mint Talks #25 Willam "Ray" Gibson

September 30th, 2022


The one and only Ray Gibson stopped by to chat about life, family and politics (just a little) ... and Johnny Depp (skip to 11:35 mins to jump over …

Mono-Mint - Episode #4 Go Vote Guam!

September 30th, 2022


It's September 30th 2022 and that means it's International Podcast Day! Yay. In recognition of the power of podcasts, we explore the upcoming Guam General Election (2022).
Whether you're PRO-Republican, or PRO-Democrat …

Mint Talks #24 Dr. Robert “Bob” Hildreth

September 22nd, 2022


I welcome my friend Dr. Bob of Guam Pet Hospital to the Minty Fresh Studio to talk tequila, cigars, pets and life's quirky twists and turns!
Dr. Bob owns and operates his own pet hospital on Guam and can be reached at …

This Is Sports! Episode #24

September 13th, 2022


S2.E4 - Show 24 "JT is Baseball Thor!"

The boys are back and at it again!

This episode - they go all-in on the MLB and make their first week's prediction for the NFL!

LIV vs. PGA, local sports and more!

Studio Notes: …

This Is Sports! Episode #23

September 6th, 2022


The TIS gang gets a late start, but finishes strong! In-studio guest Brad "The Maker" Kloppenberg joins us and slays with his deep knowledge of all things sports! It's a fun and informative show with lots of drinking …

This Is Sports! Episode #22

September 6th, 2022


The TIS boys are back for their second season with this all-new show!
This episode is dedicated to Vin Scully and the Doctor’s pop - Mr. Jesus Rabago. …

This Is Sports! Episode #21 - Season 2 Opening Day!

September 6th, 2022


Season 2, episode 1 (show #21) has dropped!

Guest Chris "Nelly" Nelson of Marianas Trekking, joins the TIS gang for some recap on the Mini-Pacific Games in Saipan, plus all things sports.

Studio Notes:

Originally …

This Is Sports! Episode #20 - Season 1 Finale!

July 14th, 2022


They said it couldn't be done - and yet here we are... our 20th SHOW!

Late post (sorry), we were celebrating too hard and forgot to upload the show!

This Is Sports! Episode #19

June 11th, 2022


The prelude to the BIG show is here! Episode #19!

The gang is almost back. The Doctor is still on his sabbatical.

The guys talk shop on the LIV circuit that's taking aim at the PGA. Make their MLB All-Star selections. …

Mint Talks #23 Kiblas Soaladaob & McMichael Mutok Jr.

June 10th, 2022


The Minty Fresh Studio welcomes two very special guest from our neighboring island - the great Republic of Palau.

Kiblas Saoladaob, Director of the …

This Is Sports! Episode #18

June 3rd, 2022


"The Brain" Jon Cramer is back in the studio after taking a two week break and is joined by returning guest host "Mr. Safety" Mike Mafnas. "The Coach" Chris Shepherd and "The Captain" Kaz Endo complete the 4 man roster …

Drinky-Drinky Time! Episode #5

May 22nd, 2022


It's been awhile but the gang is back!

Welcome to our annual CINCO DE LAYO episode ... our much delayed Cinco De Mayo show!

Mike Crisostimo from ST Corp. joins Jun, Marv and Kaz in the Minty Fresh Studio to talk about …

This Is Sports! Episode # 17

May 22nd, 2022


Join the Coach (Chris Shepherd) and Captain (Kaz Endo) on this episode of TIS! — Umbee.
The Brain (Jon Cramer) and Doctor (Mike Rabago) take the week off, leaving all the nonsense to the likes of the coach and captain …

This Is Sports! Episode #16

May 2nd, 2022


Join the Coach, Brain and Captain with guest host Mike Mafnas sitting in for the "Doc" for episode #16.

In this episode we cover the latest news with our unique take of what's happening in the MLB, NBA and heck, even …

Drinky-Drinky Time! Episode #4

April 22nd, 2022


The vibrant and sweet Kim Gogue joins the DDT squad in the Minty Fresh Studio for an all-new episode 3!

Kim is the Marketing Director of Island …

This Is Sports! Episode #15

April 22nd, 2022


Welcome back for episode #15!

The guys give multi-billionaire Elon Musk alternative ideas on how to spend his $50B — he should buy sports teams …

This Is Sports! Episode #14

April 19th, 2022


How do you pay tribute to a friend, brother and mentor? 
We're sure there's plenty of ways to honor someone — but for us four knuckleheads, it's …

This Is Sports! Episode #13

April 10th, 2022


Welcome friends to episode #13 - you lucky devils!

The guys cover the results of the NCAA Mens and Womens college basketball finals as KU goes on to …

Mint Talks #22 with Dr. Rajkaran Sachdej M.D.

April 6th, 2022


Dr. Raj Sachdej joins us at the Minty Fresh Studio to discuss mental health and his project on Guam. The good doctor is currently doing his residency …

This Is Sports! Episode #12

April 3rd, 2022


It's getting down to FINAL FOUR! What's the predictions and how close will the guys be with their team choices?!

The gang talk about the SLAP felt around the world, plus actual sports stuff.

Will Tiger play in the …

This Is Sports! Episode #11

March 29th, 2022


Surprise, surprise the KING is back.

Well, technically - it's the "captain". The Captain is back from his 10-day hiatus and the show is back from its first-ever one week break. The guys are back to discuss March …

This Is Sports! Episode #10

March 14th, 2022


The boys ring in the big "10" show and dance duo as the "Brain" and "Coach" take the microphone together while the Captain and Doctor play hooky! 

The guys discuss local, national and international sports with their …

This Is Sports! Episode #9

March 10th, 2022


Dukey is back to the Minty Fresh studio to make a second guest appearance, while the Brain and Coach dance duo on the podcast while both the Captain and the Doctor are away on assignment.
It's MARCH - so the guys talk …

Drinky-Drinky Time! Episode #3

March 1st, 2022


Join the mixology session with Juntender, Marv and Kaz on their bi-weekly podcast where they showcase select alcohol brands and share Jun's …

This Is Sports! Episode #8

February 27th, 2022


In the studio is special guest Dukey (Bob Shepherd)! 
Check out this historic father & son episode with the usual suspects as they talk life, sports and everything in-between.
Grab a drink and chillax - This IS …

This is Sports! Episode #7

February 23rd, 2022


Nao Mike is back in the studio after his assignment in Colorado — the gang is back for another episode of This IS Sports — Ummmbrreee!
The boys …

Drinky-Drinky Time! Episode #2

February 19th, 2022


Your favorite happy hour gang of Marv, Jun-Jun and Kaz are back to taste and share some cocktail goodies with you. For this episode, the DDT pays tribute to the unsung heroes - our DD's (no, not double D's!!) - our …

This is Sports! Episode #6

February 13th, 2022


Karl "The Truth" Pangelinen joins the TIS gang in the Minty Fresh Studio to fill-in for "The Doc" while he is off to Denver to watch the Nuggets game and spend some quality Space Force time with fellow aliens.

This show …

Mint Talks #21 with Dr. Luan Nguyen M.D.

February 10th, 2022


The good doctor Luan Nguyen, M.D. joins Kaz in the Minty Fresh medical studio to discuss life, health and medical advances to help us live longer, happier lives. Dr. Nguyen humanizes health care treatment with a …

Drinky-Drinky Time! Pilot episode #1

February 8th, 2022


Welcome to the new series we call Drinky-Drinky Time! 
In our pilot show, we join Marivel Anderson, Jun "Jun Tender" Piolo, and Kaz your minty host as …

This is Sports! Episode #5

February 6th, 2022


The guys discuss NFL playoffs, NBA and other sports topics. Surprise guest callers and expanded discussions on coaching and sports team bandwaggoners! You know who you are!
So grab a chair and get comfy - crack open that …

Mint Talks #20 with Frank Camacho

February 4th, 2022


Frank the Crank Camacho enters the Minty Fresh cage to talk fight, life and fatherhood. The Marianas’s very own UFC fighter and secret-not-so-secret …

Mint Talks #19 with Boris Hertslet

January 31st, 2022


Boris Hertslet, PMBA, Program Manager, (Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center or PTAC), School of Business & Public Administration, …

This is Sports! Episode #4

January 30th, 2022


The TiS team welcomes the "doctor" Mike Rabago into the Minty Studio to discuss 'coaching' and other trending topics. The energy level is high and loud, so loud someone took a nap during the session. Get comfy, pour …

This is Sports! Episode #3

January 22nd, 2022


Omicron has hit the Minty Fresh studio and made it not so fresh! 

Join the TiS gang for another fun episode as the boys talk NFL playoffs, Lakers whoas and how COVID is affecting local sports.

The "Doctor" Mike Rabago …

This is Sports! Episode #2

January 14th, 2022


The Brain (Jon Cramer), The Coach (Chris Shepherd) and The Captain (Kaz Endo) are back in the Minty Fresh Stajeeeoh for a second episode of THIS IS SPORTS! On this episode the three knuckleheads discuss the final week …

This is Sports! - Pilot Episode

January 9th, 2022


Minty Fresh Studios presents an all-new sports podcast series featuring hosts, Jon Cramer, Chris Shepherd and Kaz Endo. Join the guys each week as they riff on all things sports – and possibly other topics that they …

Mint Talks #18 with Dr. Tom Pool

January 5th, 2022


Guam Department of Agriculture's Territorial Veterinarian of 16 years, Dr. Tom Pool, joins us in the Minty Fresh studio to discuss animal control, …

Mint Talks #17 with Richard Chou

May 14th, 2021


Former Guam resident, Richard Chou joins Kaz in the Minty Fresh studio via ZOOM. The former VP of Talent at Bellator, and now the VP of North America for Wimp 2 Warrior, opens up about life, fatherhood and his amazing …

Mint Talks #16 with Karl Pangelinan

May 3rd, 2021


The former General Manager of the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and current Business Development Director at American President Line (APL), Karl Pangelinan visits us at the Minty Fresh Studios to drop some sports trash …

Mint Talks #15 with Logan Reyes

April 9th, 2021


They say some things get better with age. If we are talking about bourbon and this recording from last year November (2020), then we wholeheartedly …

Mono-Mint #3 - Give Kudos When Kudos Is Due

February 26th, 2021


02/26/2021 - Episode #3 of the special-edition monologue series on Mint Talks. Kaz reflects on social media mobs and how you can't post a compliment …

Valentine's Day 2021 - Bonus Track!

February 12th, 2021


Kaz & Kelli discuss proper Valentine's Day etiquette. 


A bonus track special release to accompany Read A F*cking Book episode 3.

Recorded 02.12.2021.

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest …

Mint Talks #14 with Patrick Palomo

February 8th, 2021


Guam's national treasure, Patrick Palomo stopped by the Minty Studio for a chat. Patrick is universally known as Guam's iconic jazz pianist and songwriter and considered by his peers and fans alike as one of our …

Mint Talks #13 with Roque Martinez

November 5th, 2020


Affectionately admired as 'The Champ' by his fans, Guam MMA fighter Roque Martinez joins us in the Minty Fresh studio to share his thoughts on life, fighting and the legacy he wants to leave behind. Roque is a devoted …

Mint Talks #12 with Siska Hutapea

October 15th, 2020


Siska Hutapea (our first female guest), graces our Minty Fresh studio with her positive vibes, signature laughter, a bottle of Iwai whiskey, and brings the 411 on the local dirt! Real estate is her game, and she's the …

Mint Talks #11 with Troy Williams

October 6th, 2020


Waterman, entrepreneur and tequila master Troy Williams joins the Minty Fresh studio to share his life in Manila as an American citizen during a pandemic and offers his thoughts on Japanese whiskey, Porn Hub, local …

Mono-Mint #2 - Ecommerce 101

September 17th, 2020


09/17/2020 - Episode #2 of the special-edition monologue series on Mint Talks. In this episode, your Minty Fresh host provides some advice on how to …

Mint Talks #10 with Bob Kelley and Tom Petra

September 14th, 2020


Our first threesome! Bob Kelley Assistant Head of School at St. John's School joins us in the studio, and Tom Petra Technology Director at St. John's …

Mint Talks Limited Series - Read A F*CKING Book with Kelli Wedd #2

September 9th, 2020


Join our resident librarian and book nerd Kelli Wedd as she shares three new books she's been reading.  Listen carefully and brag at your next Zoom …

Mono-Mint #1 - Open Guam Again

September 4th, 2020


Welcome to the first episode of a new series at Mint Talks. The MONO-MINT is our version of a monologue. It allows us to ponder and opine on the news …

Mint Talks #9 with Chris Concepcion

August 28th, 2020


Miss traveling? So do we. I invited Chris Concepcion, former MVA Managing Director aka, CNMI's travel guru to join me in the Minty Fresh studio to talk about his favorite places to go. The man has traveled to over 35 …

Mint Talks #8 with Dr. Vince Akimoto M.D.

August 23rd, 2020


Dr. Vince Akimoto (MD), partner and physician of Guam Medical Center,  joins us in the Minty Fresh studio (via stream) to address the recent descent of Guam from Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCORE) 4 to 1 due to 105 …

Mint Talks #7 with Kevin Bautista

August 8th, 2020


Originally we booked this session and recorded it back in May 2020 during the peak of COVID-19 hysteria. Most of our early episodes minted were during the same period of time and I felt delaying the broadcast of this …

Mint Talks #6 with Angel Taveras

June 13th, 2020


For this episode I go all the way to the Dominican Republic and catch up with my brother and good friend, Angel Taveras. Angel heads his family business in DOM and also owns and operates the Hooters and Tony Roma's …

Mint Talks #5 with EJ Calvo

May 14th, 2020


Jedi Master and Head Coach of Guam Basketball / Guam Men's National Basketball drops in to catch us up on local hoops and shares some of his favorite memories building Guam's men's basketball program into a competitive …

Mint Talks #4 with Joaquin "Kin" Cook

May 13th, 2020


CEO and President of the Bank of Guam, co-partner at Crust restaurant and Rhino Linings Guam joins Mint Talks for a candid discussion on the challenges of operating a bank during COVID-19 and finding his groove as the …

Mint Talks Limited Series - Read A F*CKING Book with Kelli Wedd # 1

May 4th, 2020


We love to talk, but we also love to read. Well, at least Kelli the "librarian" does. Join us for a special limited edition series that we call, 'Read A F*CKING BOOK" with co-host Kelli Wedd. Check back month to month …

Mint Talks #3 with Paul Packbier

May 4th, 2020


Guam's only "Master Beekeeper",  Paul Packbier drops his big brains on all things related to bees and honey. The "Hamlet" master apiarist (and …

Mint Talks #2 with Shayne Villanueva

May 3rd, 2020


Shayne shares his thoughts on life in Saipan during COVID-19 and how things may shape up for a post-Coronavirus world. An honest and candid discussion about how entrepreneurs like himself are coping with the dead stop …

Mint Talks #1 with Lenny Fejeran

May 3rd, 2020


Lenny and his wife Pika have continued to be the trailblazers of Guam's independent restaurant business for the last 10 years.  Lenny discusses the F&B business during COVID-19 and beyond, and shares what he's …

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