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

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

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English


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Ep. 70: Now She's In Your Kitchen

9/12/2018
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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
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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
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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
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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

4/27/2018
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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
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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
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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! Andy Andres: * UkeFestWest Performers 2004 Lyle Ritz Bill Tapia Ian Whitcomb Jim Belloff Joel Eckhaus John King James Hill Tom...

Duration:01:38:24

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

2/1/2018
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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
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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
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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
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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. 49: Judicious Reverb

12/23/2016
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Host: Stuart Yoshida Guests: John Nash, Danielle Anderson Brrrr! It’s darn-right cold here in Colorado as we get frosty from the arctic winds. So pull out your ukulele and get warmed up for our guests John Nash and Danielle Ate The Sandwich, as we talk about dealing with the SLOG of difficult ukulele sand traps; Baby Boomer versus Gen-X versus Millennials. PLUS special performances by John and Danielle, and a whole lot more. John Nash: Tickets to show:...

Duration:01:58:28

Ep. 46: Zipper Check

9/22/2016
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Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Guests: Jim Beloff, Gerald Ross On the show we have one of the pioneers of the modern ukulele movement, Jim Beloff of Flea Market Music. Plus, Gerald Ross gets ready to celebrate his retirement - don’t worry he’ll still be playing lots of ukulele! And along with my co-host Doug Brown, we talk about performing, technology, workshops and a whole lot more! Subscribe on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ooktown-the-ukulele-podcast/id436722774 RSS...

Duration:02:00:37

Ep. 45: Put On Shoes and Socks

8/28/2016
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Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Guests: Victor & Penny Get ready for another OokTown Podcast as we welcome back Jeff and Erin to the show, AKA Victor and Penny. We’ll talk about what it means to be mentored and how to be a mentor; why Chuck Close says “inspiration is for amateurs”; and learning to stop before ‘Just Enough’ becomes ‘Way Too Much’. Become a Patron of the Podcast! Visit www.patreon.com/ooktown Andy Andrews: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-andrews-5ba55431 Doug Brown:...

Duration:01:27:44

Ep. 44: Entertainable Goals

7/25/2016
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Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Guests: Andy Andrews As the weather heats up, our first official Podcast of summer features some hot topics on overcoming your ukulele obstacles, designing our fantasy ukulele cruise, and exploring why video ukulele lessons are still popular. Become a Patron of the Podcast! Visit www.patreon.com/ooktown Andy Andrews: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-andrews-5ba55431 Doug Brown: http://den-uke.com/ http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/eve/5625290508.html Drop...

Duration:01:29:07

Ep. 43: Banana Sandwich

6/20/2016
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Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Guests: Marlow Teichman, Ben Hassenger We welcome newcomer Marlowe Teichman on the show, along with Ben Hassenger, Michigan’s Ambassador of Ukulele, and we talk about the “personalities” of festivals versus camps; the Call To Be Creative, what that means, and how we can to exercise our creativity; and best practices for transporting your precious ukulele on a trip. Subscribe on iTunes:...

Duration:01:44:20

Ep. 42: An Oboe Festival

5/17/2016
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Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Guests: James Hill, Daniel Ho, Paul Hemmings, Gaku Takanashi, John Nash, Hanna Ackerman, Chris McGarry It’s our annual Denver Ukulele Festival Podcast! On our esteemed panel was James Hill, Daniel Ho, Paul Hemmings, Gaku Takanashi, John Nash, Chris McGarry, Hanna Ackerman. We had amazing conversations and talked about what to do when you plateau, controlling your creative works, and leaving an ukulele legacy. Subscribe on iTunes:...

Duration:00:55:00

Ep. 41: Ukulele Outbreak

4/29/2016
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Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Guests: EP Davis, Aaron Keim, Andy Andrews It’s our FIFTH ANNIVERSARY Podcast! Yup, we’ve been talking about all things Ukulele since 2011, and we have a ton ‘o fun on this show talking about ukulele trends with my co-host Doug Brown, with guests EP Davis, Aaron Keim, Andy Andrews, special guest commentary from Taryn Arnold of Patreon, and a message from Victor and Penny. Subscribe on iTunes:...

Duration:01:40:40

Ep. 40: Hiding In My Jacket

3/31/2016
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Host: Stuart Yoshida Guests: Lucy Laforge, Ben Hassenger A big “Happy Spring” to everyone, and with it comes a huge dose of Hay fever for me. On the show is Lucy Laforge of Lucy and La Mer, and Ben Hassenger, the self-proclaimed Ambassador of Ukulele from Michigan. Come and listen as I sniffle and sneeze my way through our conversation on renewing your interest in the ukulele. You’re gonna find something that’s just what you need to get inspired! Drop me a line at info@ooktown.com with...

Duration:01:41:40

Ep. 39: Full Body Cavity Search

2/29/2016
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Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Guest: John Nash Aloha and Happy February! In this episode we discuss what to bring to your ukulele gig, jam session, or club get together. Big “Mahalo” to Barry Maz for the article he wrote on this topic! On the show is John Nash of ukuleleinspired.com who just moved to the Denver area and now is an ukulele instructor at Swallow Hill Music, along with my co-host Doug Brown. Drop me a line at info@ooktown.com with your comments and questions, or follow me...

Duration:01:52:23