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Puppet Parent Podcast by WonderSpark Puppets

33 EpisodesProduced by WonderSpark PuppetsWebsite

We're Parents.We're Puppeteers.We Podcast.​Every week we'll bring you into our crazy lives as performers + parents of two extremely different boys + NYC residents.​Join us every Sunday for live recordings on Facebook Live and YouTube.http://www.puppetparentpodcast.com

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PPP 33: Thanksgivings

November 30th, 2020

34:32

In this episode, we talk about Thanksgiving memories, decorating Christmas trees, plus: do puppeteers have weird faces?

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PPP 32: Jet Lagged Babies

November 27th, 2020

57:17

Z. and Chad show off new puppets, share special Puppet Showplace Theater memories, remember traveling to Finland and Thailand with little kids, and discuss morality in children's books.

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PPP 31: Hidden Cost

November 16th, 2020

56:45

In this episode Z. and Chad talk about mass media brainwashing, Pokemon Go for kids, and paying kids for school work.

Also: heads up, we learned the …

Puppet Parent Podcast 30: Election 2020

November 9th, 2020

57:35

Z. and Chad talk about puppet companies retiring due to COVID-19, our show intro speech and the 2020 election results!

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PPP 29: Doctor Dentist Vote

November 2nd, 2020

1:10:10

In this episode, Z. and Chad talk about Halloween 2020 activities and spooky memories, working election polls and driving to NYC for a day with a To …

PPP 28: First Birthday Fiasco

October 26th, 2020

1:09:14

In this episode we talk about 2020 puppet show problems, football traditions and foods, issues with reading old kids books and the story of one of …

PPP 27: Emotional Regulation

October 21st, 2020

51:18

Z. and Chad discuss their Halloween plans, a new Hanukkah puppet show in development and why Z loves The Voice.


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PPP 26: Moving Again

October 7th, 2020

1:22:46

In this episode Z. and Chad talk about moving again, Z's organizing and cleaning tips, a brief history of The Lion King, and Z's review of Disney's Bambi.

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PPP 25: Ghosts Doing Stand-Up

September 28th, 2020

1:29:06

In this episode, Z. and Chad talk about 4 months of living with another family, ghosts doing stand-up, the Mystery Spot, gym class trauma, and a …

PPP 24: To NYC and Back Again

September 21st, 2020

1:15:26

In this episode we'll talk about dining out in NYC past and present, Streaming school disagreements, and a White supremacist rally outside our door?

PPP 23: Birthday Adventure

September 11th, 2020

1:08:52

In this episode, Z. and Chad talk about a birthday ropes course adventure, poor John's moments of fear, how to stop misinformation, and Z's ultra …

PPP 22: Parental Intervention

September 1st, 2020

1:17:09

In this episode Z. and Chad talk about intimidating gyms, Z's birthday, a Labor Day transition, jobs representation in TV and film, and parental …

PPP 21: Past Z. VS Future Z.

August 24th, 2020

48:32

In this episode we talk about how Past Z sabotages Future Z, Chad battling depression and stress, and hoping for the best while planning for the worst. We also talk about Z.'s love of Cardi B. and how she once shot some …

PPP 20: ABC Cheese

August 17th, 2020

1:10:34

Z. and Chad talk A LOT about parenting this time, whether it's the merits of puzzles and board games, manual labor, which child is best, and whether …

PPP 19: Into the Garbage

August 3rd, 2020

51:08

Z. and Chad talk about going back to NYC, solving script hang-ups through storyboarding and staging, and how every village has something.

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PPP 18: Problem Child VS Golden Boy

July 26th, 2020

1:00:33

Z. and Chad talk about their kids' learning issues at home, Z's favorite vlog, the Polka Channel and spiralizing.

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PPP 17: Mommy Pandemic Brain

July 22nd, 2020

1:02:51

Z. and Chad talk about getting background checked by the government, how to break down scriptwriting (so it isn't so intimidating), Slapstick vs Mister Rogers, and Mommy Pandemic Brain.

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PPP 16: Lords and Ladies

July 12th, 2020

42:24

Z. and Chad talk about camping in the woods with their kids, scriptwriting, and being secret nobility in a micronation.

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PPP 15: Reality TV

July 6th, 2020

1:04:26

Stories from interviewing local people with a puppet, Z's secret favorite reality TV shows VS Chad's true stories of working on reality TV.

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PPP 14: How to Give Notes

June 29th, 2020

55:50

Z. and Chad do their best ventriloquism, talk about the Giant Fist workshop with Cedwan Hooks, how they're faring this week in the COVID-19 pandemic, …

PPP 13: Puppet Town

June 24th, 2020

1:09:21

Z. and Chad talk about: what's eating Z's garden, confronting actual racists, hitting 100 DIY workshops, and what's next for the Summer.


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PPP 12: Lenore from the Cheeky Chipmunk

June 16th, 2020

1:02:55

Special Guest Star Lenore Koppelman talks about how the global pandemic shut down her face and body painting business, and how she took this opportunity to transition into a brand new industry! Plus Z. and Chad talk …

PPP 11: A Whole New World

June 8th, 2020

1:16:34

Z. and Chad talk about moving to Western New York, their favorite hilarious religious programming, and how Black Lives Matter.


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PPP 10: Leaving NYC

May 25th, 2020

1:15:23

Z. and Chad talk about puppetry - a LOT! We discuss our favorite streaming puppet shows, what it's like to work inside a children's hospital in Manhattan, recent tech nightmares on Zoom, and why we are leaving NYC after …

PPP 09: Dungeons and Dating

May 18th, 2020

1:19:50

Z. and Chad talk A LOT about personal Dungeons & Dragons stories from growing up, their favorite late 90s websites, Interactive CD-ROMS, the fire that claimed the apartment in our neighborhood, and more!


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PPP 08: Mother's Day Distress

May 11th, 2020

1:22:37

Z. talks about a personal panic attack trying to get groceries the day before we stopped going out. Chad gives an inside look at "what went wrong" behind the scenes during the National Slamdemic performances.


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PPP 07: The Amazing Max

May 4th, 2020

1:48:30

Guest-starring The Amazing Max and his partner / producer Christine Cox.

Max and Christina talk about how magicians are dealing with COVID-19 and Max's special connection to magic in NYC. Both puppeteers and magicians …

PPP 06: The Deserving Place

April 27th, 2020

1:11:14

Chad reads a puppet journal from 10 years ago, Z talks about shopping for pants during a pandemic. Also: tips for creating a great show and stopping a bad show idea before it's too late.

PPP 05: Anxiety Panic

April 20th, 2020

1:08:47

Chad and Z. talk about family mental hygiene, kids bothering the neighbors, food anxiety and the politics of business loans. 


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PPP 04: Missing Passover

April 13th, 2020

1:20:22

Chad and Z. discuss their favorite movies to watch on airplanes, cultural appropriation relating to puppet shows in 2020, discussing gender …

PPP 03: Death and Taxes

April 6th, 2020

1:04:40

Who knew that homeschooling and working from home was so tiring? Also, Z drops an F-bomb and Chad talks about the end of the outbreak.  

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PPP 02: Quarantined Homeschoolers

March 31st, 2020

56:34

We've been locked inside for 16 days...with our KIDS! Aaaah!

The puppet business is now streaming online. The dishes are unending. Should we do our …

PPP 01: Puppeteer Parents

March 31st, 2020

46:16

Chad and Z from WonderSpark Puppets have two little boys and are currently homeschooling due to the COVID-19 outbreak. They also do live puppet shows …

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