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Under The Puppet

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Since 2017. Under The Puppet is a monthly show that is preserving puppetry through the personal stories of professional puppeteers. Guests 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 p… read more

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90 - What's Next? A Panel For The Future In Puppetry with Rachel Burson, Andrew A. Cano & Matthew Lish

December 1st, 2023

33:22 - On Saturday, July 22, 2023, I was honored to be asked to moderate What’s Next? A Panel for the Future in Puppetry at …

89 - Sam Kendall (The Mo Show, Rooming With Dino)

November 6th, 2023

46:48 - 

Sam Kendall is a puppeteer, writer and director who has been making puppet videos for the internet for over a decade. His show The Mo Show starring his puppet Mo Monster has shown that …

88 - Carol Sterling (Educational Puppeteer, UNIMA Past President, Fulbright Specialist)

October 2nd, 2023

1:20:32 - 

While I was at the 2023 National Puppetry Festival, I met Carol Sterling for the first time.  Within a minute of …

87 - Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry's Puppetzilla Puppet Slam

September 1st, 2023


For this episode of Under The Puppet, we’re doing something a little different.  We are headed out of the studio to conduct some interviews, sort of documentary style, with several of …

86 - Sid Krofft (The Unusual Artistry of Sid Krofft)

August 1st, 2023

1:03:50 - 

Sid Krofft is the grandfather of puppetry.  He picked up his puppet at a young age and was soon a sensation booking …

85 - Michael Oosterom (Earth to Ned, No, You Shut Up!, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell)

July 1st, 2023

1:05:04 - Michael Oosterom puppeteered Cornelius in The Jim Henson Company series Earth To Ned on Disney+.  He also played Rankle on the Netflix Series The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell. …

84 - Dustin Curtis (Trivia Puppet Company, Puppeteers of America) - Under The Puppet

June 1st, 2023

57:53 - 

Dustin Curtis is the puppeteer and founder of Trivia Puppet Company out of Seattle.  He is also the current president of the Puppeteers of America and the director of the 2023 National …

83 - Andy Breckman & Ken Freedman (Monk, WFMU's Seven Second Delay) - Under The Puppet

May 1st, 2023

26:32 - 

Andy Breckman is television and film writer who created the Emmy Award Winning television series Monk.  Ken Freedman is the station manager of WFMU, an independent free form radio …

82 - Chad Williams (WonderSpark Puppets) - Under The Puppet

April 1st, 2023

1:05:39 - 

Chad Williams is the Co-Artistic Director of  WonderSpark puppets.  He has written, directed and performed over 15 …

81 - Paul Lewis (Megan - M3gan, Sweet Tooth, Custard's World) - Under The Puppet

March 1st, 2023

57:59 - 

Paul Lewis is a puppeteer who was building puppets and molding creatures at an early age.  A trained opera singer …

80 - Mike Horner (What If Puppets, How To Snag A Sea Monster) - Under The Puppet

February 1st, 2023

1:00:28 - 

Mike Horner is the Director of Puppetry Arts at What If Puppets, a puppet company that creates innovate storytelling that captures children’s imaginations and inspires communities.  I …

79 - Alex & Olmsted (Milo the Magnificent, Marooned! A Space Comedy) - Under The Puppet

January 1st, 2023

1:26:39 - Alex & Olmsted is an internationally acclaimed puppet theater and filmmaking company than has been the recipient of two Jim Henson Foundation Grants.  They create puppet magic in many …

78 - Danny Joe LaBrecque (Danny Joe's Treehouse) - Under The Puppet

December 1st, 2022

1:03:12 - Danny Joe LaBrecque is the creator, puppeteer and host of Danny Joe’s Treehouse.  A show that invites families to come out and play with big thoughts, ideas, and feelings. I talk to …

77.5 - Puppeteers React to Lemonade by Kukla, Fran and Ollie  Featuring Drew Massey - Under the Puppet

November 16th, 2022

13:21 - I've asked some of my favorite puppeteers to bring in their favorite pieces of puppetry for us to react to! Look at …

77 - Shari Lewis & Lamb Chop: The Team That Changed Children's Television with Mallory Lewis - Under The Puppet

November 1st, 2022

36:22 - 

Mallory Lewis is the Emmy Award winning daughter of ventriloquist Shari Lewis and the current performer of Lamb Chop.  She’s also an author who along with Nat Segloff has just released a …

76.5 - Puppeteers React to Feed Me from Little Shop of Horrors featuring Drew Massey - Under the Puppet

October 15th, 2022

14:26 - I've asked some of my favorite puppeteers to bring in their favorite pieces of puppetry for us to look at these …

76 - Jim Henson’s Sam and Friends with Craig Shemin - Under The Puppet

September 24th, 2022

1:01:34 - 

Sam & Friends - The Story of Jim Henson’s First Television Show is a brand new book by Craig Shemin that explores, in depth, the history of Sam & Friends, the first TV Show that …

75 - Kurt Hunter (Penguin In My Pocket, Sock Puppet Serenade) - Under The Puppet

September 1st, 2022

1:02:49 - 

Kurt Hunter built his first marionette at age 12.  Ever since he’s made marionettes his passion creating several shows he’s performed all over the United States with his company Kurt …

74 - Donkey Hodie with Ellen Doherty and Haley Jenkins - Under The Puppet

August 1st, 2022

46:31 - 

The TV Show Donkey Hodie from Fred Rogers productions expands on characters created by Mr. Rogers and empowers viewers to dream big and overcome obstacles.  Chief Creative Officer for …

73 - Brodrick Jones (Jigsaw, UBU FAUST, War Sheep) - Under The Puppet

July 1st, 2022

1:12:26 - 

Brodrick Jones or Jonesy, is a puppeteer and creator whose wildly inventive puppet pieces are filled with his hilarious sense of humor.  From his webseries Jigsaw to his one man show UBU …

72 - Kristin Charney (Ratched, The Muppets, Frances) - Under The Puppet

June 1st, 2022

1:21:22 - 

Kristin Charney has puppeteered for television, movies and in commercials. She’s worked for The Muppets, Cartoon …

71 - Troy Murphy (All Felt No Filter) - Under The Puppet

May 1st, 2022

58:52 -  All Felt No Filter is a puppet company that creates personalized custom puppet videos for people all over the world.  Puppeteer Troy Murphy is the mastermind behind All Felt No Filter …

70 - Jamie Donmoyer (Johnny and the Sprites, Sesame Street) - Under The Puppet

April 1st, 2022

1:04:29 -  Jamie Donmoyer played the role of Francesca Frog on the show Johnny and The Sprites.  She’s also puppeteered on …

69 - Kevin Menegus (Fratello Marionettes) - Under The Puppet

March 1st, 2022

1:04:05 - Kevin Menegus is a puppeteer and the owner of the Fratello Marionettes, a puppet company that has been producing timeless marionette shows since 1989.  He’s also the co-author of the …

68 - Drew Allison (Grey Seal Puppets, The Adventures of Elmo In Grouchland) - Under The Puppet

February 1st, 2022

1:00:09 - Drew Allison is the creator and owner of Grey Seal Puppets, a puppet company that specializes in live puppet shows (many of which have received UNIMA Citations), on camera puppetry and …

67 - Laura Bacon (Patsy May, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Dark Crystal) - Under The Puppet

January 1st, 2022

57:46 - Laura Bacon is the creator and puppeteer of Patsy May who went all the way to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent.  …

66 - Greg Ballora (Spider-Man 2, Ratched, Team America) - Under The Puppet

December 1st, 2021

1:07:51 - Greg Ballora is a puppeteer and builder who has had an incredible career in the business starting out working on projects such as Timmy the Tooth, Muppets Tonight, and Spider-Man 2 …

65 - The Barbarian and the Troll with Drew Massey, Peggy Etra & Nicolette Santino - Under The Puppet

November 1st, 2021

1:06:22 - The Barbarian and the Troll is a comedic puppet television series that began airing on Nickelodeon in April of 2021. …

64 - Antubert Johnson (The Live Test Show, Aniform Puppets) - Under The Puppet

October 1st, 2021

53:10 - Antubert Johnson saw an Aniform puppet on TV when he was a kid and made it his life goal to figure out how to build one. This episode I talk to Antubert about the history of the Aniform …

63 - Colleen Smith (The Barbarian and the Troll, Earth To Ned, No You Shut Up)

September 1st, 2021

1:11:20 - Colleen Smith puppeteered Brendar the Barbarian on the Nickelodeon show The Barbarian and the Troll.  She also …

62 - Joey Mazzarino (Sesame Street, Donkey Hodie, Muppets)

August 1st, 2021

56:50 - Joey Mazzarino started as a puppeteer on Sesame Street in 1989.  He’d go on to perform characters such as Murray Monster, Stinky the Stinkweed and Horatio the Elephant.  He joined Sesame …

61 - Dave Chapman (Dark Crystal, Star Wars, Otis the Aardvark)

July 1st, 2021

1:18:54 - Dave Chapman wrote a letter to Jim Henson when he was 11.  8 or so years later he was puppeteering on his first professional gig, Muppets Treasure Island.  Since then he puppeteered Otis …

60 - Michelle Zamora (Waffles & Mochi, A Black Lady Sketch Show, Viva La Puppet)

June 1st, 2021

48:00 - Michelle Zamora puppeteers Waffles on the hit Netflix series Waffles + Mochi.  She’s performed and built puppets for TV shows including A Black Lady Sketch Show on HBO, for Theater where …

59 - Gord Robertson (Zoboomafoo, Fraggle Rock, The Jim Henson Hour)

May 1st, 2021

1:13:00 - Gord Robertson was the puppeteer of Zoboomafoo, the talking Lemur from the television show of the same name.  He also played Bill, the psychopathic ventriloquist dummy on the tv show …

58 - Mike Quinn (Muppets, Dark Crystal, Star Wars)

April 1st, 2021

1:30:28 - Mike Quinn’s first professional puppetry gig was working for Jim Henson on The Great Muppet Caper.  His second job was working on The Dark Crystal.  Since then he’s puppeteered on a ton …

57 - Noreen Young (Under the Umbrella Tree, Hi Diddle Day)

March 1st, 2021

1:02:11 - Noreen Young is an incredibly influential puppeteer, puppet builder and producer who has been working in the business for decades.  She had a hand in creating several iconic Canadian TV …

56 - Jim Napolitano (Nappy’s Puppets, Walking Dead World Beyond, Weinerville)

February 1st, 2021

1:16:47 - Jim Napolitano is the creator of Nappy’s Puppets.  He’s known throughout the US as one of the leading shadow puppetry …

55 - Willie Tyler (Laugh-In, Motorcity Revue, Hello Dummy)

January 1st, 2021

35:54 - Willie Tyler is a ventriloquist who, along with his partner Lester, has been making a living in show business since the 1960s when he was hired as the MC for Motown’s Motorcity Review.  …

54 - John Kennedy (Sesame Street, Jack's Big Music Show, Dinosaurs)

December 1st, 2020

1:39:11 - John Kennedy is a puppeteer on Sesame Street where he plays Mumford the Magician.  His other credits include work on

53 - Nina Keogh (Today's Special, Mr. Dressup, The Santa Clause)

November 1st, 2020

1:03:46 - Nina Keogh puppeteered the rhyming Muffy Mouse on the show Today’s Special.  Her other puppetry credits include work on the iconic Canadian kids shows, The Friendly Giant and Mr. Dressup

52 - Kevin Clash (Muppets, Sesame Street, Dark Crystal, Earth To Ned)

October 1st, 2020

1:34:21 - Kevin Clash made Sesame Street’s Elmo the global phenomenon he is today.  He worked with The Muppets starring as Clifford, who went on to host Muppets Tonight.  He puppeteered and voiced …

51 - Tony Urbano (Flight of the Navigator, Short Circuit, Dusty's Treehouse)

September 1st, 2020

1:37:03 - Tony Urbano is a puppeteer who was trained by and worked with master puppeteers such as Ralph Chessé and Bil and Cora Baird. Tony turned down a job offer from Jim Henson to focus on …

50 - Matt Vogel (Sesame Street, The Muppets)

July 31st, 2020

1:01:54 - Matt Vogel is a principal Muppet performer who took over the roles of Sesame Street’s Big Bird and The Count as well …

49 - Vent Haven Museum with curator Lisa Sweasy

July 15th, 2020

31:43 - The Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky is the world’s only museum dedicated to the art of ventriloquism. I speak with Vent Haven’s curator Lisa Sweasy about the museum and it’s …

48 - Jay Johnson (Soap, The Two And Only)

July 1st, 2020

1:16:37 - Ventriloquist Jay Johnson became a household name starring on the sitcom Soap as ventriloquist Chuck Campbell.  He …

47 - Aquarium of the Pacific's Pacific Pals

June 15th, 2020

52:12 - For the past several years, The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California has embraced puppetry in the form …

46 - 2020 National Puppetry Conference with Ronnie Burkett

June 7th, 2020

24:38 - I talk to master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett, who is teaching a Master Class at the 2020 National Puppetry Conference, about his thoughts on the Conference and what those who tune in can …

45 - Cheryl Blaylock (Eureeka's Castle, The Muppets, Sesame Street)

June 1st, 2020

1:06:04 - Cheryl Blaylock puppeteered the character Eureeka on the hit Nickelodeon show Eureeka’s Castle.  Other credits include work on Sesame Street, Oobi, The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth and …

44 - Puppeteer Roundtable: Auditions with Donna Kimball and Allan Trautman

May 18th, 2020

57:36 - In this first Puppeteer Roundtable, I am joined by Donna Kimball (Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal Age of Resistance) and Allan Trautman (Muppets, Happytime Murders) to discuss the ins and outs …

43 - Mark Bryan Wilson (Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice, MuppetVision 3D)

May 1st, 2020

1:18:33 - Mark Bryan Wilson puppeteered Slimer in blockbuster film Ghostbusters.  His other credits include puppetry work on Beetlejuice, Hook, MuppetVision 3D and The Mr. Potato Head Show to name …

42 - The Puppets of Disney/Pixar's 'A Celebration of the Music of Coco'

April 10th, 2020

57:28 - In this episode I chat with Aran de la Peña of Pro Puppet Makers about how he constructed the giant puppets for Disney/Pixar's A Celebration of the Music of Coco!

Transcript of this …

41 - David Stephens (All Hands Productions, Sesame Street, SeeMore's Playhouse)

April 1st, 2020

1:19:14 - My guest this episode is David Stephens of All Hands Productions. David creates family friendly, one person puppets shows that tour all across the United States.  I talk to David all …

40 - Starting A Puppetry Guild with Katy Williams

March 15th, 2020

42:31 - My guest for this episode is puppeteer Katy Williams.  As you’ll hear, Katy has an incredible passion for puppetry and this passion lead her to found and be the first president of the new

39 - Olga Felgemacher & Craig Marin (Pinwheel, Shining Time Station, Flexitoon)

March 1st, 2020

1:32:22 - This episode my guests are Olga Felgemacher & Craig Marin, the creative minds behind Flexitoon.  Over the years they've worked on such shows as Pinwheel for Nickelodeon, Shining Time …

38 - Sid & Marty Krofft Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

February 15th, 2020

46:40 - On February 13, 2020, Sid & Marty Krofft received their, long overdue, star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  The …

37 - Raymond Carr (Splash & Bubbles, Lazytown, Walking With Dinosaurs)

February 1st, 2020

1:03:31 - My guest this episode is Raymond Carr.  Raymond has worked on many projects including The Jim Henson Company's Splash and Bubbles, Nickelodeon's Lazytown and more.  He has also produced …

36.5 - TV & Film Union Contracts with Kevin Carlson

January 24th, 2020

45:13 - In this episode, I sit down with Kevin Carlson to talk SAG/AFTRA Contracts and how they relate to puppeteers. Kevin …

36 - Marty Krofft (H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost, Mutt & Stuff)

January 1st, 2020

40:19 - This episode I sit down with one of the legends in the world of puppetry, Marty Krofft.  Along with his brother Sid, Marty is responsible for such shows as H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the …

35 - Jeghetto (Missy Elliott's WTF, The Voice)

December 1st, 2019

36:32 - Tarish Pipkins performs puppetry under the name Jeghetto. The creations that emerge from Jeghetto’s Workshop are incredibly unique and endlessly fascinating.  In this episode I sit down …

34 - Heath McIvor (Randy Feltface, Me & My Monsters)

November 1st, 2019

1:11:37 - Heath McIvor started puppeteering when he was 17 years old and he’s worked on everything from television shows such …

33 - Gordon Smuder, Michael Heagle & Jennifer Menken (Transylvania Television)

October 1st, 2019

51:30 - Transylvania Television, or TVTV, is a truly independent puppet television series.  In this episode I speak with the …

32 - Trace Beaulieu (Mystery Science Theater 3000)

September 1st, 2019

1:00:40 - Trace Beaulieu is a founding cast member of the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 where he originated the …

31 - Ronnie Le Drew (Zippy, Labyrinth, Muppet Christmas Carol)

August 1st, 2019

1:48:19 - This episode my guest is Ronnie Le Drew. He's worked in puppetry for over 50 years, starting as a teen at The Little Angel Theatre in London. He went on to work in theatre, television and …

30.5 - O'Neill National Puppetry Conference with Allan Trautman

July 24th, 2019

52:45 - In this Under The Puppet App Exclusive episode, Allan Trautman returns to discuss his first trip to the Eugene O'Neill National Puppetry Conference.  We talk about the project Allan …

Under The Puppet Live With Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theater at the National Puppetry Festival!

July 9th, 2019


Under The Puppet – LIVE at the 2019 National Puppetry Festival with Special Guest Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theatre 3000

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30 - Kathy Mullen (Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal, The Muppet Show)

July 1st, 2019

1:12:05 - This episode my guest is Kathy Mullen.  Kathy worked on The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie, puppeteered Yoda in Empire …

GIVEAWAY! Win An Autographed Cookie Monster Funko Pop from Under The Puppet!

June 12th, 2019

0:45 - To celebrate the release of the Under the Puppet app for iOS and Android, Under The Puppet is giving away A Cookie Monster Funko Pop autographed by Cookie Monster and Sesame Street …

29 - Jamie Shannon (Mr. Meaty, Nanalan, Big and Small)

June 1st, 2019

51:42 - This month I welcome Jamie Shannon to the show.  He is the creator of Mr. Meaty, Nanalan, The Grogs and more. We talk about his beginnings, his work with Nickelodeon, his puppet short …

Wayland Flowers (Madame, Solid Gold, Hollywood Squares) - Under The Puppet Short #01

May 20th, 2019

2:44 - This is the first in a series of short episodes spotlighting puppeteers who have been mentioned on the show but are no longer with us. This episode we focus on Wayland Flowers, known best …

28 - John Lovelady (Muppets, The Great Space Coaster)

May 1st, 2019

1:06:57 - This episode I sit down with puppeteer John Lovelady.  John was chosen by Jim Henson to be a Muppeteer and received …

27 - Randal J. Metz (Storybook Puppet Theater at Children's Fairyland)

April 1st, 2019

1:00:11 - This episode my guest is Randal J. Metz, the Director of the Storybook Puppet Theater at Children's Fairyland, the longest, continually operating, puppet theater in the United States.  I …

26 - Art Gruenberger (Puppet Art Theater Company)

March 1st, 2019

51:23 - Welcome to Season 3 of Under The Puppet!  This episode I talk with Art Gruenberger who is the founder of the Puppet Art Theater Company. A company that makes six figures a year performing …

25 - John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Sesame Street, Splash & Bubbles)

February 1st, 2019

59:34 - John Tartaglia worked on Sesame Street when he was just 16 years old.  He went on to star in Avenue Q which earned …

24 - Alice Dinnean (Muppets, Sesame Street, Dark Crystal)

January 1st, 2019

58:14 - Alice Dinnean has puppeteered on TV and film with The Muppets, Sesame Street, and The Jim Henson Company to name just a few. In this interview, we talk about her beginnings as a …

23 - Paul Fusco (ALF, Dumbo's Circus, Space Cats)

December 1st, 2018

56:27 - Paul Fusco is the creator and puppeteer of one of the most recognizable puppets in the world, ALF.  In this …

22 - Sam Koji Hale & Mallory O'Meara (Yamasong: March of the Hollows)

November 1st, 2018

54:17 - Recorded live during the DragonCon Puppetry Track in Atlanta, this is a great panel discussion about puppet filmmaking with creator and puppeteer Sam Koji Hale and producer Mallory …

21 - Annett Mateo (Seattle Children's Theatre, Puppetlandia, Cotton Gin)

October 1st, 2018

1:02:58 - Recorded live at Felt-A-Con in Seattle, Washington, this is a wonderful interview with puppeteer and builder Annett …

20 - Michael Paul Ziegfeld (Sesame Street, Jim Henson Company, America’s Got Talent)

September 1st, 2018

57:56 - This episode, my guest is Michael Paul Ziegfeld who has puppeteered for Sesame Street, The Jim Henson Company and …

Two Live Recordings in August 2018 - Under The Puppet PROMO #002

August 8th, 2018

1:10 - Join the fun at two LIVE Under the Puppet recordings in August 2018! The first is August 11, in Seattle, WA! The second is August 31, at Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA! Tickets and info at

19 - Kirk R. Thatcher (Muppets, Star Trek VI, Return of the Jedi)

August 1st, 2018

1:03:17 - 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.  Kirk has fantastic stories about …

18 - Steve Hall (Shotgun Red, Nashville Now, Hee Haw)

July 1st, 2018

54:17 - 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 …

17 - Phillip Huber (Being John Malkovich, Oz the Great and Powerful, Muppets)

June 1st, 2018

1:12:40 - 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 …

16 - Christine Papalexis (Muppets, Firefly, Men In Black, Amaterasu)

May 1st, 2018

52:20 - 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, …

15 - Nina Conti (Family Tree, For Your Consideration, Live at the Apollo)

April 4th, 2018

28:40 - This episode I speak with ventriloquist Nina Conti.  She was in HBO's Family Tree and the Christopher Guest film For Your Consideration alongside her character Monkey.  She's also …

14 - Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop (daughter of Shari Lewis)

April 1st, 2018

46:38 - 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.  In this interview we talk about …

13 - Pam Severns (Stan Against Evil, Amazon, MTV)

March 1st, 2018

45:55 - This month we speak with Pam Severns who has puppeteered for IFC, Amazon and MTV.  She also performs regularly live …

12 - Tim Blaney (Short Circuit, Men In Black, Mystery Science Theatre 3000)

February 1st, 2018

54:37 - 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, …

11 - Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Sesame Street, Splash & Bubbles, Muppets Tonight)

January 1st, 2018

1:04:12 - Leslie Carrara-Rudolph's first big puppet job was working on Muppets Tonight alongside Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave …

10 - Bruce Lanoil (The Muppets, Dinosaurs, Jim Henson Company)

December 1st, 2017

56:57 - 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 …

9 - Kevin Carlson (The Muppets, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Mr. Potato Head)

November 1st, 2017

45:39 - Kevin Carlson has puppeteered for The Muppets, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Mr. Potato Head and more!  We talk about working on The Muppet Show: On Tour, working next to Jim Henson, the time he …

8 - Dan Milano (Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape, Robot Chicken)

October 1st, 2017

1:00:14 - This episode's interview is with Dan Milano who is the creator and puppeteer of Greg the Bunny and Warren the Ape.  I talk to Dan about the influence of Jim Henson on his work, creating …

7 - Allan Trautman (Muppets, Jim Henson Company, Jungle Book)

September 1st, 2017

56:24 - 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.  We talk about his start on …

6 - Bill Barretta (Muppets, Dinosaurs, Happytime Murders)

August 1st, 2017

50:17 - 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 …

5 - Thom Fountain (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Muppets Tonight, Men In Black, Team America)

July 1st, 2017

49:24 - 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, …

4 - Donna Kimball (Sid the Science Kid, Dark Crystal, Mutt & Stuff, Splash & Bubbles)

June 1st, 2017

31:38 - Donna Kimball is a puppeteer who has worked on Sid the Science Kid, Word Party, Mutt & Stuff and Pajaminals.  In this interview we discuss her firs puppet job, what things she always …

3 - Julianne Buescher (Muppets, Dinosaurs, Sesame Street, Sid The Science Kid)

May 1st, 2017

31:39 - On this episode we interview puppeteer Julianne Buescher who most recently played Yolanda the Rat and Denise on ABC's …

2 - Drew Massey (Muppets, Mutt & Stuff, Greg The Bunny, Men In Black)

April 1st, 2017

41:28 - 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.  We talk bad auditions, playing a …

1 - Tyler Bunch (The Muppets, Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House)

March 7th, 2017

40:28 - Welcome to the inaugural episode of Under The Puppet!  In this episode I interview puppeteer Tyler Bunch who works on Sesame Street, The Muppets, Bear in the Bug Blue House and more. …

Under The Puppet - PROMO #001

March 1st, 2017


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 …

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  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
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Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
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Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
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Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens