Cover art for podcast OFFSHORE


41 EpisodesProduced by Honolulu Civil BeatWebsite

Offshore, from Honolulu Civil Beat, is a new immersive storytelling podcast about a Hawaii most tourists never see.

episodes iconAll Episodes

Offshore Postcard: The Queen’s Quarantine

November 14th, 2020


In 1881 — less than a week after King David Kalakaua left Hawaii for a yearlong tour around the world — a ship arrived in Honolulu carrying laborers …

S4 Episode 6: Homecoming

June 18th, 2020


How do you practice Hawaiian culture when you’re thousands of miles from Hawaii? And what happens when Hawaiians abroad finally get a chance to go …

S4 Episode 5: Leaving Home

June 11th, 2020


Nearly half of all Native Hawaiians now live outside of Hawaii. And while many have cited Hawaii’s high cost of living as the main reason for leaving, it’s really just a piece of a much larger story.

S4 Episode 4: On The Road

June 4th, 2020


After the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893, hundreds of disenfranchised Hawaiian musicians would journey to the continental U.S. in search …

S4 Episode 3: Hawaii’s Sons Of The Civil War

May 28th, 2020


Two decades after Hawaiians helped build a fort for John Sutter in California, another group of Hawaiians would find themselves stranded in …

S4 Episode 2: The Tribe

May 21st, 2020


This is the story of a group of Hawaiians who ended up in California more than 160 years ago — back when Hawaii was an independent nation. And how their descendents are still connected to the islands in unexpected ways.

S4 Episode 1: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

May 14th, 2020


Nearly half of all Native Hawaiians now live outside of Hawaii. It’s a staggering number that raises questions about what Hawaii will be like in coming years, and how Native Hawaiians will carry their islands with them …

Offshore: “Far From Home” — coming soon

May 10th, 2020


This season, Offshore is taking a deep dive into the Hawaiian diaspora. Join journalist Kuʻu Kauanoe, as she digs into what is driving Hawaiians from the islands today. And tells some amazing stories about Hawaiians who …

Offshore Postcard: Our Journey to the Last Wild Place

June 11th, 2019


Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument covers 583,000 square-miles of the Pacific — an area larger than all of America’s national parks combined.

But while millions of visitors flock to America’s national parks each …

S3 Episode 8: Family

May 31st, 2018


When we started reporting this season, we expected it to be a story about troubling adoptions that happened in the 1990s. But it quickly became clear …

S3 Episode 7: Reunions

May 25th, 2018


There’s an entire generation of Marshallese adoptees like London Lewis asking questions about who they are and where they come from. And there are plenty of parents searching for the children they gave up, too.

These …

S3 Episode 6: Majuro

May 21st, 2018


London Lewis had to get back to work in Florida, so we’re continuing the search on his behalf — journeying to the Marshall Islands to where his story began, to try and find his birth father and his siblings. And get a …

Chasing Leads

May 19th, 2018


We started reporting for this season of Offshore last June, but we’re still chasing down leads and new developments. It’s been a busy few weeks for us. Which means we’re going to be publishing Episode 6 on Monday, May …

S3 Episode 5: Not by Accident

May 11th, 2018


London Lewis’ biggest worry when he arrived in Springdale was how he would be received. Would other Marshallese people recognize him? Accept him?

It …

S3 Episode 4: An Unbreakable Bond

May 4th, 2018


In Springdale, London Lewis begins to experience Marshallese culture for the first time. He’s going to meet people he’s only read about in World War …

S3 Episode 3: Springdale

April 26th, 2018


More migrants from the Marshall Islands now live in Springdale, Arkansas, than any other place in the world. It’s a surprising choice for them, moving en masse to a small Midwest town that is about as different from …

S3 Episode 2: Missing History

April 20th, 2018


Susette Lewis was excited when she arrived in Honolulu in 1992. And like most new moms, nervous. Uncertain of what to expect. She didn’t know that …

S3 Episode 1: The Adoptions

April 13th, 2018


International adoptions were a rarity in the Marshall Islands until the mid-’90s. Then came an adoption boom of such intensity that the remote island nation suddenly had one of the highest per-capita adoption rates in …

Offshore: “The Blood Calls” — coming soon

March 30th, 2018


A young man on a quest to find his birth family. An adoption market that rocked an island nation. A culture in danger of disappearing — and the …

Offshore Postcard: A Nuclear Party

February 5th, 2018


Hawaii’s false nuclear alarm scare sends Offshore reporters on a trip back in time to 1962, when Hawaii had a very different kind of brush with nuclear weapons. Just a few months before the Cuban Missile Crisis, Hawaii …

Offshore Postcard: Confronting Faith

December 28th, 2017


Sex abuse within the Catholic church is a well-known issue on the mainland, but this is the first time Guam has had to come to grips with it. And …

Offshore Postcard: The Tiki Bar

November 5th, 2017


Tiki bars became wildly popular in the United States after World War II, and were at the height of their popularity when Hawaii became the 50th state …

S2 Episode 6: Creation

May 19th, 2017


In the final episode of Season Two, Offshore goes back to the beginning to search for answers to the conflict on Mauna Kea. Not the beginning of …

S2 Episode 5: The Other Mountains

May 4th, 2017


The story of Mauna Kea starts on an island in the Pacific — but it doesn’t end there. There are other sacred mountains. Sacred plains. Sacred forests. Today, the fights over all these places are becoming linked in ways …

S2 Episode 4: Who’s to say?

April 24th, 2017


Is there an inherent conflict between Western science and indigenous culture? A difference in world views that makes communication between the two …

S2 Episode 3: The Astronomers

April 6th, 2017


Why do astronomers feel a giant new telescope on top of Mauna Kea is so important? What will Hawaii — and the scientific community — stand to lose if the telescope isn’t built?

S2 Episode 2: The Protectors

March 23rd, 2017


What is it about Mauna Kea that makes it so sacred to Hawaiians? So precious that people have pledged their lives, their liberty, to blocking further development on its summit?

S2 Episode 1: Mauna Kea

March 9th, 2017


Atop one of the world’s most sacred mountains, a battle over science, culture — and the future of Hawaii.

Offshore: “The Sacred Mountain” — coming soon

March 4th, 2017


The story of Mauna Kea is a story about science and culture, yes. But it’s also about land and power. About who gets to say what’s sacred and what’s …

S1 Episode 11: The Gift Shop

December 29th, 2016


The Offshore team heads to the Big Island to gather material for Season Two, and author Lois-Ann Yamanaka gives us a humorous glimpse at working class life in Hawaii.

S1 Episode 10: Embracing Differences

December 15th, 2016


Is there something that Hawaii can teach the mainland? Something people of all races have learned from living together in such an isolated place? In …

S1 Episode 9: Answers

December 8th, 2016


Five years, two trials, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees have failed to resolve Special Agent Christopher Deedy’s case. That hasn’t …

S1 Episode 8: Never the Same

December 1st, 2016


In even the most high profile criminal cases, there comes a point where the world moves on. But for the families of both the victims and the shooters, nothing is ever really normal again. Not even decades later.

S1 Episode 7: Defense of Life

November 24th, 2016


After jurors deadlock in Special Agent Christopher Deedy’s first trial, the family of Kollin Elderts calls for a new prosecutor to be put on the …

S1 Episode 6: Agent on Trial

November 17th, 2016


Special Agent Christopher Deedy’s first murder trial begins in 2013. The stakes in the case were high. For Deedy but also for local prosecutors, who take an all-or-nothing approach to the case — placing all their chips …

S1 Episode 5: The White Menace

November 10th, 2016


After a hung jury in the rape trial of five local Hawaiians, the family of the alleged victim looked for vengeance. They got it — by committing one of the most explosive crimes in Hawaiian history.

S1 Episode 4: A Sinister Past

November 3rd, 2016


A privileged socialite. A Native Hawaiian wrongfully accused of rape. A ruling elite that favors whites. So begins the Massie Case. A story from 1932 …

S1 Episode 3: The White Minority

October 27th, 2016


Hawaii is the only state where whites have always been in the minority. There is this idea that people in Hawaii are racist against white people, that they hate the federal government. So, with a huge diplomatic summit …

S1 Episode 2: Two Lives Collide

October 20th, 2016


Christopher Deedy and Kollin Elderts had never met before Nov. 5, 2011, when a 3-minute brawl ended with Elderts dead and Deedy in handcuffs. How did …

S1 Episode 1: The Death of Kollin Elderts

October 13th, 2016


Reporter Jessica Terrell introduces the deadly events of Nov. 5, 2011 when federal security agent Christopher Deedy shot Hawaiian Kollin Elderts to …

Offshore: “A Killing in Waikiki” — coming soon

October 3rd, 2016


Offshore, from Honolulu Civil Beat & PRX, tells true stories from Hawaii. Season 1, “A Killing in Waikiki,” tells the complex racial and identity …

Loading ...

Listen to OFFSHORE


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens