http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – 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 performed her award winning shows to sold out crowds around the world.  In this interview I talk to Nina about her start in ventriloquism, how she developed her…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – 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 the challenges in taking over performing such an iconic character, performing all around the world, winning the first ever ‘Mother-Daughter Emmy Award and more.…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – 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 Showplace Theatre in Boston, going to the National Puppetry Conference and more.  After the interview I talk…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – 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.  Tim and I talk about his beginnings, working with the legendary…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – 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 Splash & Bubbles.  In this interview we talk to Leslie about her puppetry work including…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – 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 career.  After the interview, I talk about two fun books…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – 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 filled in for Gonzo and more.  After the interview, I talk about The Jim Henson Foundation which you can check out at…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – 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 the show The Letter People, auditioning for projects and making the transition to director of Sid The Science Kid for The Jim…

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http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – 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.  In this interview we talk about his first job, his thoughts on creating characters and stepping into legendary ones,…

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Happy Birthday America! ┬áTo celebrate the Fourth of July, we take in the grand spectacle that is The American Adventure. ┬áLearn a little history of this attraction and then settle in and enjoy. Binaural audio recorded on May 20, 2016, front row, middle seat. Mentioned on the show: Backstage Disney: The American Adventure https://youtu.be/kjEuamApA58 Martin’s…

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