🎧 The Live Ukulele Podcast 🎧

A bi-monthly, feature-length ukulele podcast about the journey of learning music. Join me, Brad Bordessa, for interviews and insight rooted in the Hawaiian side of uke culture.

For a description and show links, click the “i” in the player.


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New episodes every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month!

Since its inception in August of 2020, The Live Ukulele Podcast has received almost 50k downloads across 50+ feature-length episodes.

I’ve had the privilege of talking story with some of the biggest names in the business: Herb Ohta, Jr., James Hill, Neal Chin, Victoria Vox, Jeff Peterson, John Atkins, Tobias Elof, and many more. The podcast has also showcased lesser known gems in the ukulele scene – especially my talented peers and friends from Hawaiʻi Island.

When I’m not chatting with someone else, I muse on the philosophy of learning and teaching ukulele with an emphasis on patience, grace, and bringing a humble perspective to your practice. We’re all on a journey and there’s no rush to be anywhere as long as you are enjoying yourself!

We’ll talk about:

  • Practicing
  • Performing
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Culture
  • History
  • Influences
  • Gear
The Live Ukulele Podcast was featured on Ukulele Underground’s top five podcast roundup!

What is a Podcast?

You can think of a podcast like a digital radio show. They can be about anything and created by anybody.

In my case, the audio medium is perfect for teaching ukulele and creates a space for me to speak to some of the more nuanced aspects of learning to play an instrument.

Each show is 30-90 minutes and covers a different topic or interview. If TABs and written instruction is one side of the coin, I like to think of my podcast as the other, focusing on the artsy, psychological side of things.