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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. 58: In The Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!-bour

8/30/2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


OokTown Interview: Lorraine Bow

5/21/2017
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Guest: Lorraine Bow Host: Stuart Yoshida E komo mai! Welcome to the OokTown Interview, a special edition of my Podcast where I have a one-on-one conversation with my guest. And this time around, I’ve got Lorraine Bow, founder of Ukulele Wednesdays in London and the owner of her own Ukulele School called “Learn to Uke.” We talk about how and why she started Ukulele Wednesdays 10 years ago, ideas for starting your own Ukulele Podcast, and lots more. Links: Podcasters’ Studio:...

Duration: 00:52:55


Ep. 53: Egg-Zactly!

4/23/2017
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Guest: EP Davis Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Can you hear it? It’s the call of the wild ukulele that wants to be captured and brought home to be tamed and made part of your ukulele collection. That’s right, we’ve got EP Davis here to talk about the Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome - what it means, and how to begin. Plus, there’s a bunch of shoutouts to ukulele groups, ideas for starting your own ukulele Podcast, and part 4 of the Subversive Ukulele. Support the Podcast on Patreon:...

Duration: 01:58:07


Ep. 52: Open Carry Ukuklele

3/23/2017
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Guests: Ben Hassenger, Heidi Swedberg, Daniel Ward Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown As spring rolls into the Rocky Mountains, we welcome back returning guests Ben Hassenger, Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward. And we’ve packed a lot into this show as we bid “Aloha” to Lyle Ritz, discuss how to be an “ukulele achiever,” and continue onto part 3 of the “subversive ukulele.” Stuart’s new ukulele funk single, “Men in Black” featuring Danielle Ate The Sandwich:...

Duration: 01:55:34


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


Ep. 37: I Give Good Google

12/27/2015
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Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Guests: Heidi Swedberg, Daniel Ward, Andy Andrews We made it! This is the FINAL OokTown Podcast of 2015, and it’s an Ukulele Educators Roundtable. We’ll be discussing how teaching people to play the ukulele can bring joy and community into children’s and adults’ lives. Our esteemed panel consists of Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward of Sukey Jump Music, Andy Andrews of the Puna Ukulele & Kanikapila Association (aka PUKA), and Doug Brown of the Denver Ukulele...

Duration: 00:42:32


Ep. 36: The "Depends" Model

11/22/2015
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Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Guests: Phil Doleman, Victoria Vox, Gerald Ross, EP Davis We’ve got a full panel of DIY musicians with Phil Doleman, Victoria Vox, Gerald Ross, EP Davis, and co-host Doug Brown. On the show we explore life as an independent musician. Plus, we discuss what it means to form an ukulele tribe, and to start it all off we answer a question from Canadian listener J.L. Gaudet. Support the OokTown Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ooktown Subscribe on...

Duration: 01:28:04


Ep. 35: Mr. Montgomery Plinkerty

10/18/2015
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Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Guest: Zoë Bestel On the show today is singer-songwriter Zoë Bestel coming to us all the way from Scotland, plus we have co-host Doug Brown, President…. We get the scoop on the ukulele scene in Scotland, ukuleles as instruments of Peace, and friends and enemies of the ukulele. Zoë Bestel: http://zoebestel.co.uk/ Her debut Album: http://zoebestel.co.uk/product/slatm/ Doug Brown: http://www.den-uke.com/ Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes:...

Duration: 01:29:42

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