Under The Puppet - Interviews with Puppeteers from The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Street, The Muppets and more!
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Under The Puppet is a monthly show that talks to working puppeteers about the art and business of puppetry. Guests will include puppeteers from The Muppets, Sesame Street, The Jim Henson Company and more. The show also covers other forms of puppetry such as marionettes, shadow puppetry and Bunraku . Hosted by puppeteer Grant Baciocco (The Jim Henson Company, Mystery Science Theatre 3000).
||CleanTwo Live Recordings in August 2018 - Under The Puppet PROMO #002||Join the fun at wo LIVE Under the Puppet recordings in August! August 11, in Seattle, WA! And August 31, at Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA! Tickets and info at underthepuppet.com/live||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKirk R. Thatcher (Muppets, Star Trek VI, Return of the Jedi) - Under The Puppet #18||This episode we have a bit of a different perspective on the art and business of puppetry as we interview writer, director and creator Kirk R. Thatcher.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteve Hall (Shotgun Red, Nashville Now, Hee Haw) - Under The Puppet #18||For 10 years, Shotgun Red served as the puppet co-host of Nashville Now. He also spent ten years on Hee Haw and hosted the first country music video program, Country Clips. This episode I chat with Steve Hall about his amazing career puppeteering Shot||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhillip Huber (Being John Malkovich, Oz the Great and Powerful, Muppets) - Under the Puppet #17||Phillip Huber is internationally known as an "artist with marionettes." He has performed in venues and on cruise ships all over the world and is critically acclaimed for his work in films such as Being John Malkovich and Oz the Great and Powerful.||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristine Papalexis (Muppets, Firefly, Men In Black, Amaterasu) - Under The Puppet #16||Christine Papalexis is a puppeteer, puppet designer, puppet and costume maker and an artist. She’s worked on many projects including The Muppets, Firefly, Spongebob Square Pants, Annabelle 2 and Men In Black II.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNina Conti (Family Tree, For Your Consideration, Live at the Apollo) - Under The Puppet #15||This episode I speak with ventriloquist Nina Conti. She starred in the HBO's Family Tree or the film For Your Consideration alongside her character Monkey. She's also performed her award winning shows to sold out crowds around the world.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMallory Lewis and Lamb Chop (daughter of Shari Lewis) - Under The Puppet||This episode we speak to Mallory Lewis, daughter of Shari Lewis, who took over performing the iconic character of Lamb Chop after her mother passed away.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPam Severns (Stan Against Evil, Amazon, MTV) - Under The Puppet||This month we speak with Pam Severns who has puppeteered for IFC, Amazon and MTV. She also performs regularly live with her vaudeville-style comedic puppetry. We talk about her journey into the world of puppetry, taking classes at the Puppet Show||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTim Blaney (Short Circuit, Men In Black, Mystery Science Theatre 3000)||This episode I speak with puppeteer and voiceover artist, Tim Blaney. Tim was Johnny 5 in the Short Circuit films and Frank the Pug in Men in Black. He's also worked for The Muppets, the Jim Henson Company and on Mystery Science Theatre 3000.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeslie Carrara-Rudolph (Sesame Street, Splash & Bubbles, Muppets Tonight) - Under The Puppet||Leslie Carrara-Rudolph's first big puppet job was working on Muppets Tonight alongside Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz and Kevin Clash to name a few. Currently she is Abby Caddabby on Sesame Street and Bubbles in the Jim Henson Company show Splas||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBruce Lanoil (The Muppets, Dinosaurs, Jim Henson Company) - Under The Puppet||This month I interview puppeteer Bruce Lanoil. We speak of his work with The Muppets where he worked alongside Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson and more. We also cover his work on the film Monkeybone, his first job in puppetry and his voiceover ca||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKevin Carlson (The Muppets, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Mr. Potato Head) - Under The Puppet||Kevin Carlson has puppeteers for The Muppets, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Mr. Potato Head and more! We talk about working on The Muppet Show Live, working next to Jim Henson, the time he filled in for Gonzo and more.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDan Milano (Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape, Robot Chicken) - Under The Puppet||This episode's interview is with Dan Milano who is the creator and puppeteer of Greg the Bunny and Warren the Ape.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAllan Trautman (Muppets, Jim Henson Company, Jungle Book) - Under The Puppet||Allan Trautman has had a tremendous puppetry career which includes work with The Muppets, The Jim Henson Company and in feature films such as The Jungle Book.||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBill Barretta (Muppets, Dinosaurs, Jim Henson Company) - Under The Puppet||Bill Barretta is the Muppet performer behind the characters of Pepe The King Prawn, Bobo the Bear and Johnny FIama. He also is the current performer for Rowlf the Dog, Swedish Checf and Dr. Teeth.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThom Fountain (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Muppets Tonight, Men In Black, Team America) - Under The Puppet||Thom Fountain was the puppeteer of Salem the Cat on Sabrina The Teenage Witch for seven seasons. He's an Emmy nominated performer who's also worked on Men In Black, Team America, Muppets Tonight and more.||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonna Kimball (Sid the Science Kid, Word Party, Mutt & Stuff, Splash & Bubbles) - Under The Puppet||Donna Kimball is a puppeteer who has worked on Splash & Bubbles, Sid the Science Kid, Word Party, Mutt & Stuff and Pajaminals. In this interview we discuss her firs puppet job, what things she always brings to the set and her favorite character she's p||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulianne Buescher (Muppets, Dinosaurs, Sesame Street, Sid The Science Kid) - Under The Puppet||On this episode we interview puppeteer Julianne Buescher who most recently played Yolanda the Rat and Denise on ABC's The Muppets.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrew Massey (Muppets, Mutt & Stuff, Greg The Bunny, Men In Black) - Under The Puppet||Drew Massey has puppeteered for such projects as Muppets From Space, Sid The Science Kid, Greg The Bunny, Men In Black, Mutt & Stuff and more.||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTyler Bunch (The Muppets, Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House) - Under The Puppet||In the inaugural episode of Under The Puppet I interview puppeteer Tyler Bunch who works on Sesame Street, The Muppets, Bear in the Bug Blue House and more.||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnder The Puppet - PROMO #001||A brand new monthly podcast from Saturday Morning Media! Professional puppeteers discuss the art and business of puppetry||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a wonderful podcast for puppeteers, puppet builders, and really any creative people that are looking to learn more about the creative life...
Great guests without the useless chatter that a lot of podcasts have. Grant knows how to ask questions and get out of the way, putting the focus on his guests and the wisdom that they want to share.
I highly recommend this one! :)
So happy I was introduced to this podcast. Not only is the talent on the the show remarkable, the host was also wonderful. Grant asks thoughtful questions with a relaxed attitude to bring out the really interesting stories and avoids useless chatter or going down boring rabbit holes. Professional, insightful, and great for puppeteers, puppet builders, and anyone who loves puppets.
A great podcast for all puppetry fans
Great for Muppet geeks like myself (or anyone who appreciates puppetry of all kinds). I am not a puppeteer myself but am still endlessly fascinated by all of the work that goes into making this artform. I also really liked Grant when he did the Henson Company's podcast so I was happy to discover he now has one of his own!