Best Ukulele podcasts (Updated April 2018; image)
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UKE BOX is the all-ukulele radio show and music podcast. Each week, there's a new all-ukulele playlist on a theme or a spotlight on a ukulele artist. UKE BOX is all ukulele all the time; Wednesdays at 5pm on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with host Lester Alfonso (and co-host Georgia May.)
 
We’re a talk show devoted to the Happiest Instrument on Earth: the ukulele! Come join us for insightful conversations about the ukulele, lots of laughter, and much more!
 
Podcast by Andrew Kitakis
 
A podcast about playing, learning, and teaching ukulele.
 
Change Your World 4 Strings at a Time
 
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UKE BOX 113 — Unscripted (original broadcast date: December 2, 2015) “Winging it” on the all ukulele radio show; host Lester Alfonso launches into a spontaneous private unscripted concert on a dare. PLAYLIST 1. Leonard Cohen — I’m Your Man (live) by Lester Alfonso 2. Alt-J — Breezeblocks (live) by Lester Alfonso 3. Nahko – Aloha Ke Akua (live) ...…
 
UKE BOX 81 – Ralph Shaw (original broadcast date: December 3, 2014) A spotlight on the King of the Ukulele — Ralph Shaw. PLAYLIST 1. Every Night About This Time 2. Cocktails for Two 3. Skylark 4. Lullaby of the Leaves 5. Electricity 6. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) 7. The Burglar 8. Busy Line 9. Ukulele Lady 10. Everything is Free 11. La ...…
 
This episode I’m sharing a few of my favorite ukulele players to give you some inspiration. They all have a big presence on Instagram and I highly recommend checking them out on that platform. As you may know, I love hearing and discovering the uke in many different scenarios. All of these players do what I think is a great job at exploring wha ...…
 
UKE BOX 15 – Amanda Palmer (original broadcast date: January 30, 2013) Amanda Palmer and her magic ukulele in this all ukulele playlist. PLAYLIST *[Please note: some songs use expletives in their lyrics.]* 1. Radiohead – Creep (live in Prague) by Amanda Palmer 2. Amanda Palmer talks… Radiohead and Ukuleles. 3. Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees by ...…
 
UKE BOX 84 – A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… (original broadcast date: January 21, 2015) A STAR WARS mix with movie themes from Al Wood on the all ukulele radio show hosted by Uke Skywalker. PLAYLIST 1. The Cantina by Charles Luarita 2. Star Wars Main Theme solo ukulele by Colin Tribe 3. John Williams – Duel of the Fates by SpindleSh ...…
 
UKE BOX 134 – My Dog Has Fleas (original broadcast date: July 6, 2016) An all ukulele playlist featuring Ukulele Funk and Richard Garvey. PLAYLIST 1. Whatchu Know by Ukulele Funk 2. Ukulele Funk by Ukulele Funk 3. Get Your Life Back by Ukulele Funk 4. Gear Ratio by Ukulele Funk 5. Comfortable by Ukulele Funk 7. Head on Belly by Ukulele Funk 8. ...…
 
Guests: Aaron Keim, Phil Doleman, Mary Agnes Krell, Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug BrownWelcome 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, ...…
 
UKE BOX 130 – Mixtape for Mom (original broadcast date: May 18, 2016) “Hi Mom, I’ve never made a mixtape for you. Mother’s Day came up recently but I did not get a chance to send you what I wanted to send you. I thought I would make you mixtape today while broadcasting it live for radio instead…” PLAYLIST 1. In My Life by Bette Middler with Jak ...…
 
I’m back with another episode about practice and other ways to improve as a musician! I talk about listening to a diverse collection of music. Here is the Great ukulele songs playlist on Spotify. Bandcamp! Oddisee is a Brooklyn-based hip-hop artist. You can hear his music here. The Lone Bellow isn’t exactly country, but alt-country or Brooklyn ...…
 
Guests: Andy Andrews, Gerald RossHosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug BrownIn 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, a ...…
 
Guests: Victoria Vox, Lucy LaforgeHosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug BrownIt’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 aro ...…
 
This month I was honored with a chance to interview Jim Beloff. The background music for this episode is Jim’s own ukulele concerto “Uke Can’t Be Serious.” You can hear the full version of it, including a live version, here. You can find his music, books, and just plain awesome website for all things ukulele at Flea Market Music. Here are a few ...…
 
Guests: Jon Howard, Chris RussellHosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug BrownWe 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 believ ...…
 
Hey everyone! It’s been a long time, but I’m back. This time I’m talking about practice, teaching, great new ukes, and some ideas for musicians to check out. Here‘s an article/video about effective practice by NPR and TED-Ed. The metronome app I use when I practice is Tempo. The Ukulele App is another nice app for practice/learning ukulele. You ...…
 
UKE BOX 131 – La Familia de Ukeleles (original broadcast date: May 25, 2016) A spotlight on the amazing Argentinian band La Familia de Ukeleles who combine ukulele with other instruments like autoharp, banjo, steel guitar, violin, accordion, stand up bass, with sultry wine-soaked voices in their own distinctly beautiful way; they tell the early ...…
 
Guests: Ben Hassenger, Cynthia KinnunenHosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug BrownThe 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 ...…
 
UKE BOX 101 – Ukulele All Stars (original broadcast date: July 01, 2015) A star-studded playlist on the all ‎ukulele radio show. PLAYLIST 1. Mrs. Robinson by Jake Shimabukuro 2. She’s Still Got It by James Hill 3. Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough by U900 4. Blue Red and Grey by The Who 5. Soon Forget by Pearl Jam 6. Mama’s Lullaby by Victoria Vox ...…
 
UKE BOX 116 – Tribute to David Bowie (original broadcast date: January 13, 2016) An all ukulele tribute to David Bowie on the all ukulele radio show. PLAYLIST 1. Space Oddity performed by Suits and Ukes 2. Let’s Dance performed by Wish Coin Music 3. China Girl (ukulele and bass) performed by logophile 4. Ashes to Ashes performed by The United K ...…
 
UKE BOX 95 – Ukulele Dreaming (original broadcast date: April 15, 2015) Ukulele Dreaming is a playlist full of dreams on the all ukulele radio show. PLAYLIST 1. All I Do Is Dream Of You, cover by Dave Tyndall 2. Everly Brothers – All I Have to Do is Dream (live) by Lester Alfonso with Georgia May 3. The Impossible Dream (live) by Lester Alfonso ...…
 
UKE BOX 129 – The Ambient Ukulele (original broadcast date: April 13, 2016) “The Ambient Ukulele” is a new playlist for studying or relaxing. PLAYLIST 1. Ukulele by Revelation – 2. Lee Rosevere – The Ambient Ukulele 3. Ancient-like Music played on Ukulele by Cosmic Eden 4. Ukulele Chill Out (30 minutes) Album Ambient Amplifications by Revelatio ...…
 
UKE BOX 122 – Lukulele Slim (original broadcast date: February 24, 2016) LUKULELE SLIM, folk music from Portland, Oregon by Lucas Dix of Jellyfish Brigade. Highlights from the album “We’ve all Got Baggage By Now.” 1. The Universe Doesn’t Care (That’s Okay) 2. Elsewhere 3. Wait Around for You 4. That Side of Me ft. Loud Hound 5. Lucky 6. The Eff ...…
 
UKE BOX 125 – Ukulele Moon (original broadcast date: March 23, 2016) An all ukulele playlist with songs with “moon” in the title by James Hill, The Hound + The Fox, Cliff Edwards, Ian Whitcomb, Ralph Shaw, Johnny Marvin, Lyle Ritz, Taimane, and more. PLAYLIST 1. No Moon At All by Lyle Ritz 2. The Moon Song (from Her) by The Hound + The Fox 3. I ...…
 
UKE BOX 120 – Elof and Wamberg (original broadcast date: Feb. 10, 2016) A spotlight on the Dynamic Danish Duo Elof and Wamberg who combine ukulele and stand-up bass in their own distinctly beautiful way. PLAYLIST 1. Intro 2. Byen Sover 3. Brudestykker 4. Verden 5. Maneskin 6. Vrbrud 7. Huset 8. Tappa 9. Hørsholmsgade 10. Erindring 11. Menuet UK ...…
 
UKE BOX 121 – Highlights from The White Album (original broadcast date: February 17, 2016) Highlights from THE WHITE ALBUM by The Beatles Complete On Ukulele. PLAYLIST 1. Dear Prudence by Cecily Pearce 2. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da by Victor Spinetti 3. Wild Honey Pie by Tae and Pat 4. Happiness is a Warm Gun by Dave Foster 5. I’m So Tire by Scott Alex ...…
 
UKE BOX 126 – Ukuleles in the Sun (original broadcast date: March 30, 2016) A playlist with ukulele covers of songs by Soundgarden, Jacques Brel, Katrina and the Waves, The Beatles, and more. PLAYLIST 1. Soak Up the Sun by The Smooth Day Sessions 2. George Harrison – Here Comes the Sun by thetzb 3. Sun King by Sonya Hensley (The Beatles Complet ...…
 
UKE BOX 94 – George Harrison (original broadcast date: April 08, 2015) An all ukulele tribute to the inimitable George Harrison on UKE BOX the all ‎ukulele radio show. PLAYLIST 1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro 2. Here Comes the Sun – Ukulele by thetzb 3. Give Me Love by austinacaracol 4. Something by Austin ACMusic7 5. Betwee ...…
 
UKE BOX 110 – Murder Plays a Ukulele (original broadcast date: October 21, 2015) Today it’s a killer playlist — murder ballads and “ukulele noir” on UKE BOX the all ‎ukulele radio show. PLAYLIST 1. Alfred Hitchcock theme by Sawlon 2. Arrogant Worms — Carrot Juice is Murder by Uke in the Heart of Texas 3. Down in the Willow Garden aka Rose Conne ...…
 
UKE BOX 93 – Tiny Tim (original broadcast date: April 1, 2015) A Uke Box tribute to Tiny Tim – April Fool, American singer, and ukulele icon. PLAYLIST 1. Living in the Sunlight 2. The Other Side (Tiny Tim performance art) 3. Tiny Tim in (the film) The Factory (1963) 4. Earth Angel 5. Tiny Tim on the Ed Sullivan (Dec. 1, 1968) 6. Tiny Tim’s Wedd ...…
 
UKE BOX 133 – Rockabilly (Ukulele) (original broadcast date: June 15, 2016) Ukulele covers of rockabilly classics on today’s playlist and a spotlight on rockabilly legend and ukulele virtuoso singer/songwriter Ron Hargrave who co-wrote High School Confidential with Jerry Lee Lewis. An all ukulele playlist to celebrate this integral part to the ...…
 
UKE BOX 132 – Ukebox (the band) (original broadcast date: June 8, 2016) A spotlight on Ukebox – the all ukulele band from Liverpool, UK! They just released a double album of ‎ukulele covers this year. Looking like an all ukulele version of The Beatles – this 5-person ensemble takes the ukulele to new frontiers. Selections from their self-titled ...…
 
UKE BOX 135 – Ron Hargrave (original broadcast date: July 13, 2016) A spotlight on Ron Hargrave. He wrote High School Confidential with Jerry Lee Lewis and acted in Abbott and Costello films but this 80+ year-old ukulele virtuoso is still playing his chosen instrument to impromptu crowds in Ventura, California and releasing new records! PLAYLIS ...…
 
UKE BOX 136 – Peterborough Summer Mix (original broadcast date: July 20, 2016) “Peterborough Summer Mix” is a playlist inspired by the people I met on the streets of Peterborough during the Peterborough Pulse open street festival. PLAYLIST 1. Summer Vibe by Walk Off the Earth 2. Mrs. Robinson by Jake Shimabukuro 3. Over the Rainbow by Israel Ka ...…
 
Guests: Hope Dunbar, Nipper LewisHosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug BrownCrisp 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 ...…
 
UKE BOX 137 – Ukuleles in Song (original broadcast date: July 27, 2016) “Ukuleles in Song” is a playlist of songs that mention ukuleles in their lyrics… PLAYLIST 1. My Ukelele by George Formby 2. Crazy in Love by Ukebox 3. I Like Ukuleles by Joe Brown 4. Got a Ukelele by Loudon Wainwright III 5. Ukulele Funk by Ukulele Funk 6. Run Away and Join ...…
 
UKE BOX 138 – A Life That’s Good (original broadcast date: August 3, 2016) “A Life That’s Good” with tracks by Ben Rouse, Vance Joy, Loudon Wainwright III, Jimmy Denis, Ukulele Hiro, Al Wood, and more. PLAYLIST 1. Ben Rouse ukulele – Led Zeppelin Immigrant Song for Solo Ukulele 2. Ben Rouse ukulele – A Life That’s Good 3. Ben Rouse ukulele – Ba ...…
 
UKE BOX 139 – Jim Beloff (original broadcast date: August 10, 2016) A spotlight on ukulele crooner Jim Beloff. PLAYLIST 1. Blues on a Ukulele by Jim Beloff 2. For the Love of Uke by Jim Beloff 3. Charles Ives by Jim Beloff 4. Lucy and Fred by Jim Beloff 5. Big in Japan by Jim Beloff 6. Aging Gratefully by by Jim Beloff 7. At the Magic Laundroma ...…
 
UKE BOX 140 – The Surrealist Uke (original broadcast date: August 17, 2016) It’s an all ukulele playlist featuring the experimental jazz and world sounds of U.K.E., Paul Hemmings, and more… PLAYLIST 1. The Zone by U.K.E. (from Next Step 2) 2. Spanish Vacation by U.K.E. 3. Careful by Paul Hemmings (from The Blues and the Abstract Uke) 4. Goodbye ...…
 
Podcast 23 - Kilin Reece On The History Of Hawaii And Stringed Instruments by Andrew Kitakis
 
Guests: Greg Olwell, Chris RussellHosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug BrownI 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 o ...…
 
Back with Zach and Joel to chat it up on mostly uke related topics.
 
Back in July I got a chance to sit down with James Hill and talk to him about the ukulele. We talked about teaching our own kids the uke, the future of the ukulele, and how to get started as an ukulele teacher. You can check out James Hill at https://jameshillmusic.com http://jhui.org and https://www.theukuleleway.com You can learn more about m ...…
 
Host: Stuart YoshidaGuests: Cynthia Kinnunen, Chris KennisonIt’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 s ...…
 
Here’s the first episode of my ukulele podcast! It’s mostly just me rambling on about the ukulele. I introduce myself and cover a few topics from new instruments and just starting out as an ukulele teacher. My goal with this project is to learn more about the ukulele and share that knowledge with you. Of course that means having lot of fun. As ...…
 
Host: Stuart YoshidaGuests: Cynthia Kinnunen, Chris KennisonIt’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 ...…
 
Guests: John “The Ukulele Teacher,” Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling (aka Victor and Penny)Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug BrownI 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 m ...…
 
Some tinkering on the back porch working through a few progressions – some admittedly better than others. But this is how I learn and how I find the sounds that I may choose to use in pieces later. The cars passing by in Marina del Rey were kind enough to make an occasional horn contribution to the performance – it adds an unexpected layer to t ...…
 
Guests: Greg and Jere Canote, Aaron Keim, Aldrine Guerrero, John Nash, Chris McGarryHosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug BrownContinuing 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 ...…
 
Guests: Astraluna, The Hedge Inspectors, Mary Agnes Krell, We Tigers, Victoria VoxHosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug BrownI’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 ...…
 
This episode starts out with what I would imagine you might hear at a picnic by a lake in the middle of summer and then progresses on from there. I’m sure everyone has a different uke definition of what a summer picnic sounds like to them, but this seemed right for me. Musing a bit about the copyright restrictions as to when a progression of ch ...…
 
Guest: Lorraine BowHost: Stuart YoshidaE 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 s ...…
 
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