OokTown - The Ukulele Podcast-logo

OokTown - The Ukulele Podcast

Music Talk >

An Ukulele Podcast where we discuss all things Ukulele and beyond.

An Ukulele Podcast where we discuss all things Ukulele and beyond.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

An Ukulele Podcast where we discuss all things Ukulele and beyond.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 73: Anti-Dirty Dancing

12/5/2018
More
Guests: Lucy Laforge, Victoria Vox Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown The season of Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful, and so it’s with deep gratitude that I welcome back Lucy Laforge fresh off her tour of Europe, along with Victoria Vox, ukulele artist and mouth trumpeter extraordinaire. We celebrate Grrl Power, talk about what it’s like being a female ukulele artist, explore the ins and outs of getting onto the Ukulele Festival Circuit, and much more. Shoutouts: • Renée for becoming...

Duration:01:34:17

Ep. 72: Sending It Home In Your Underwear

10/26/2018
More
Guests: Mike Hind, Ben Hassenger Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown The Fall is bringing the cold air down from Canada into Lansing, home of returning guest Ben Hassenger. We’re also bringing in the warmth from Bermuda with first time guest Mike Hind. You’ll get a sneak peak at what it was like at Wonderstruck, get some tips on performing, building a better ukulele club, and so much more. Become a Patron of the Podcast! Visit www.patreon.com/ooktown Shoutouts: • Cynthia, Michelle and Jody -...

Duration:01:51:57

Ep. 71: Emotional Support Ukulele

9/12/2018
More
Guests: Ben from "Ukulele Roadtrips," Gerald Ross Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown The Autumnal Equinox has come and gone, and as the year flies by our theme for this episode is appropriately about traveling. And who better to bring on the show than Ben from “Ukulele Roadtrips,” and our regular guest Gerald Ross. Both of these Road Warriors share stories with Doug and me as we explore how to travel with an ukulele. Shoutouts: * Jodie and her Paddle and Strum classes:...

Duration:01:50:51

Ep. 70: Now She's In Your Kitchen

9/12/2018
More
Guests: Danielle Anderson, Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown As the Summer winds down, we’re still all about The FUN of talking ukulele with folks like Danielle, Erin, and Jeff, AKA Danielle Ate The Sandwich, and Victor and Penny. It’s all kinds of talk about wrassling, Wonderstruck, UkeFest 2.0, busking, and lots, lots more! Become a Patron of the Podcast! Visit www.patreon.com/ooktown Video of episode: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=gtZbDpww23E...

Duration:01:37:52

Ep. 69: First Bass and Pickups

8/14/2018
More
Guests: Heidi Swedberg, John “The Ukulele Teacher” Adkins, Andy Andrews Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown (maybe) We have a hot one for you on this summer day, with Andy Andrews and the Volcano, John “The Ukulele Teacher” Adkins, Heidi and Daniel, plus my co-host Doug Brown who took time out from Bass fishing to join the Podcast. This episode we discuss bridging the partisan divide with ukulele playing, revisit the ukulele bass, talk about gear to record ukulele videos, and much more!...

Duration:01:29:44

Ep. 68: In A Ziploc Bag

6/17/2018
More
Guests: Zoë Bestel, Abe Deshotel Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown The dog days of summer are upon us, and to be the heat we’ve got some cool guests on the show like Zoe Bestel and Ukulele Abe, along with my co-host Doug Brown. This time out we go off the rails right away exploring hot dog buns, appropriate cosplay accessories, and lots and lots of ukulele, including physicality when performing, Kala bass ukuleles, and much more. Shoutouts: * Shoutout to Andy Andrews - great to hear from...

Duration:01:25:03

Ep. 67: Crockpot

6/2/2018
More
Guests: Gerald Ross, Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, Marcy Marxer, Cathy Fink, Ben Hassenger Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Broadcasting from Daniel’s Hall at Swallow Hill Music, we bring you the OokTown Podcast recorded in front of a live audience during the 11th Annual Denver Ukulele Festival, with plenty of returning guests, new guests, and a surprise (but not really) guest appearance from the Mighty Uke Day Festival! Shoutout to: * Andy Andrews and PUKA - we wish everyone there safe...

Duration:00:34:11

Ep. 66: Ukulele Jedi

4/26/2018
More
Guests: Ben Hassenger, Victoria Vox Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown It's our 7th anniversary Podcast, and it’s just like starting over again. So watch us stumble through our first LIVE Podcast - and, yes, I said “watch us” because you can view our first LIVESTREAM broadcast on YouTube with returning guests Victoria Vox and Ben Hassenger, along with my co-host Doug Brown, as we reflect back on our seven years of Podcasting. PLUS, watch a Victoria sing a cut from her “Colorful Heart”...

Duration:01:20:11

Ep. 65: Go See Robots Fighting Monsters

4/1/2018
More
Guests: Aaron Keim, Phil Doleman, Mary Agnes Krell, Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Welcome to Springtime in the Rockies! We muscled through the winter, survived the change to daylight savings time, and we’re here with returning guests Aaron Keim, Phil Doleman, and Mary Agnes Krell to talk about ukulele strings for busking, beginner workshops, Guh-nuf 2018, and so much more! So stay right here… for the OokTown Podcast. This is the OokTown Podcast, Episode 65, recorded March 25, 2018. “Go...

Duration:01:16:38

Ep. 64: Bacharach To Back On Track

3/1/2018
More
Guests: Andy Andrews, Gerald Ross Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown In the bleak mid-Winter, my co-host Doug Brown and i bring you ukulele joy with returning guests Andy Andrews and Gerald Ross. We get to talk about Burt Bacharach songs, Andy Andrews first Ukulele Festival, the evolving Ukulele Workshop instructor, ukulele amps, Warren Buffett, and much more! Shoutouts: Don Thorne: Opening song is "Gilligan's Island" and "Hidden" Dennis Hicks: Good job on wanting to practice and play...

Duration:01:38:24

Ep. 63: My New Year's Resolution is 1080p

2/1/2018
More
Guests: Victoria Vox, Lucy Laforge Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown It’s the start of a New Year, and my co-host Doug Brown and I welcomed back Victoria Vox and Lucy Laforge to the show. We got the scoop ont their new CD and Kickstarter project, discussed putting albums onto vinyl records, plus song production techniques, and you gotta stick around to hear Victoria’s story about how she met the Thin White Duke. Shoutouts: * Roger Funke from Fort Collins for contacting about his custom...

Duration:01:28:16

Ep. 62: I Know Enya

12/27/2017
More
Guests: Jon Howard, Chris Russell Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown We made it through another year of Podcasting, and we KNOW there'll be lots of new ukuleles for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or just because it's the Winter Solstice. So this episode is dedicated to ukulele technology and all manner of gadgets for the ukulele. You will not believe how much fun we can have talking tech with first time guest Jon Howard, plus Doug Brown and Chris Russell! Jon Howard: * The Ukulele App:...

Duration:01:39:06

Ep. 61: FEMA Was Called

11/30/2017
More
Guests: Ben Hassenger, Cynthia Kinnunen Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown The Thanksgiving season snuck up on me, and it gave me pause to be thankful to have a couple of friends back on the show from the upper regions of North America. We welcome Cynthia Kinnunen from Guelph, Canada, and Ben Hassenger from Lansing, Michigan, on the show again to talk about their recent ukulele festivals, try to figure out the “Why” of these festivals, and the healing power of the ukulele. Ben Hassenger:...

Duration:01:26:51

Ep. 60: L.R. Bigs or Bags

11/2/2017
More
Guests: Hope Dunbar, Nipper Lewis Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Crisp October air brings with it the Fall, as we bring back some old friends: Hope Dunbar of the Star Belle Trio and our guest at the infamous lost Podcast from the Denver Ukulele Festival; plus Nipper Lewis, one of the co-hosts of the long-running Ukecast. We talk about blending ukulele with other instruments on a song, using effects pedals, and how we might use ukuleles to keep teenagers engaged in life. Hope Dunbar:...

Duration:01:24:48

Ep. 59: Accordion to Who?

9/29/2017
More
Guests: Greg Olwell, Chris Russell Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown I survived the Great Eclipse of 2017! And now that fall is right around the corner, we’re gonna blow out the summer with a show to take on the Recorder controversy once again, with music technologist and teacher Chris Russell. And after saying “Ukulele Magazine” three times on our show, we finally get Greg Olwell, editor of Ukulele Magazine on the Podcast to join in the conversation. Shoutouts to: Abe Deshotel Podcast #2:...

Duration:02:00:28

Ep. 58: In The Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!-bour

8/30/2017
More
Host: Stuart Yoshida Guests: Cynthia Kinnunen, Chris Kennison It’s the day before the Great Eclipse 2017, and with me on the show today is newly minted Ukulele Podcaster Abe Deshotel, plus regular guest Andy Andrews of PUKA, along with my co-host Doug Brown. We have a full docket starting with talking about Abe’s Ukulele Podcast, the origins of some of the first ukulele festivals, and 20th anniversary of the death of Bruddah Iz, plus much, much more. It’s all coming up next… on the OokTown...

Duration:02:12:45

Ep. 57: Pocket Lint

7/31/2017
More
Host: Stuart Yoshida Guests: Cynthia Kinnunen, Chris Kennison It’s the middle of July, and I’ve got some hot topics to talk about with my amazing panel of guests. Returning to the show are Cynthia Kinnunen from Guelph, Canada, along with Chris Kennison, a regular on this show and now with the Rhythm Cats Band in Mesa, Arizona. We go deep to talk about letting go of old beliefs about playing ukulele, and then all the things we love about grassroots music festivals. Shoutouts: Abe Deshotel:...

Duration:01:44:10

Ep. 56: Don’t Flush The Toilet With Your Feet

7/1/2017
More
Guests: John “The Ukulele Teacher,” Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling (aka Victor and Penny) Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown I have plenty of shoutouts this month (see below), PLUS a NEW guest, John “The ukulele teacher,” returning guests and newlyweds Erin and Jeff, along with my co-host Doug Brown. We talk about whether it’s better to just make music versus be a good musician; the amazing power of the ukulele to connect people together in a joyful way; ukulele trends; and much more!...

Duration:01:36:18

Ep. 55: Was There Any Purell Around?

5/28/2017
More
Guests: Greg and Jere Canote, Aaron Keim, Aldrine Guerrero, John Nash, Chris McGarry Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Continuing on with Ukulele Festival month, I help celebrate the 10th Annual Denver Ukulele Festival with my guests Greg and Jere Canote, Aaron Keim, Aldrine Guerrero, John Nash, and Chris McGarry, along with my co-host Doug Brown. We share our favorite Ukulele Festival stories, stay away from time travel questions, and talk about finding our own unique identity. So join me...

Duration:01:02:21

Ep. 54: Inspecting Hedges

5/25/2017
More
Guests: Astraluna, The Hedge Inspectors, Mary Agnes Krell, We Tigers, Victoria Vox Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown I’ve got a Podcast LIVE from the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival over in Jolly Old England, and YES, it’s recorded in a NOISY Pub, but that’s what makes it AUTHENTIC. So hang in there, because it’s well worth hearing what Astraluna, The Hedge Inspectors, We Tigers, Victoria Vox, and Mary Agnes Krell have to say as we talk about GNUF, ukulele podcasts, and cool projects the...

Duration:01:31:49