23 episodes

Welcome to Talking Sock, a One Orange Sock production.
 
Hosted by Pete Davidson, this interview series shines a spotlight on some of Australia's greatest puppeteers, puppet builders and practitioners. We talk sock about the business of puppetry in Australia and are putting Australian puppetry power on the proverbial podcasting map! Hourly interviews from names including Richard Bradshaw, Sue Wallace (Sydney Puppet Theatre/ ImagineArta) and Philip Millar (Formally Creature Technologies/ Puppetvision) give us and YOU a chance to ask our industries best - "Why puppets and how'd you get there?"
 
We've curated this series to appeal to the performers, the producers, the builders and the curious general public. Episodes focus on all forms and styles of puppetry as well as its applications in art, design, theatre, education and the wider world. There is truly something for everyone here at Talking Sock Podcast.
 
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Welcome to Talking Sock, a One Orange Sock production.
 
Hosted by Pete Davidson, this interview series shines a spotlight on some of Australia's greatest puppeteers, puppet builders and practitioners. We talk sock about the business of puppetry in Australia and are putting Australian puppetry power on the proverbial podcasting map! Hourly interviews from names including Richard Bradshaw, Sue Wallace (Sydney Puppet Theatre/ ImagineArta) and Philip Millar (Formally Creature Technologies/ Puppetvision) give us and YOU a chance to ask our industries best - "Why puppets and how'd you get there?"
 
We've curated this series to appeal to the performers, the producers, the builders and the curious general public. Episodes focus on all forms and styles of puppetry as well as its applications in art, design, theatre, education and the wider world. There is truly something for everyone here at Talking Sock Podcast.
 
Find notes for each episode on our website: www.oneorangesock.com
 
Follow our socials:
Instragram and Facebook @oneorangesockproductions
 
and on Twitter @talkingsockcast
 
Like what you are listening to? Please consider supporting our podcast on Patreon. Your support will help us transcribe the podcast for accessibility and will help sustain the show. You can offer your support here,
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/talking-sock.

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    Story Time with Richard Bradshaw

    Story Time with Richard Bradshaw

    Happy World Puppetry Day 2021!
    It's one year since Talking Sock was first released to the world.
    At the height of the pandemic, Australia had just gone into its first national lockdown. And there I was, oblivious to it all, just a little puppet guy trying to pump out four episodes of #puppetpodcastpower in a single day. Trying to make his independent journey in puppetry arts begin.
    I am so grateful for the response Talking Sock has received in the year since. During the pandemic, it's the thing that has kept me going. We've been placed on playlist by international puppetry legends, endorsed by Ronnie Burkett and have now been downloaded and tuned in to in over 38 countries. What a journey the past twelve months have been indeed, even though I barely left the house at all!
    This World Puppetry Day, I'm planning on spending more time actually enjoying (and facilitating) the festivities rather than hunching over the editing suite. But I didn't want to disappoint you. During this last season hiatus, I took a look back at my hard drive. It was full. Full of all this content I had recorded. I realised that so many of our beloved Australian puppetry artists had much more to tell you that I just couldn't fit into the season one edits. But there was one puppeteer in particular that I know I could listen to forever - and I know you could do.
    So, today, it's time to give the people what they want. It's just a short one, but it's more story time with the Australian shadow puppetry master, Richard Bradshaw.
    In this episode, Richard talks about his youth while living in the UK with a whole host of artists, creatives and celebrities of the Sydney modern arts scene.
    We're back! Have a great weekend of festivities!
    Pete
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    • 11 min
    A Good Yarn - Nancy Black

    A Good Yarn - Nancy Black

    Hailing from the USA but an Aussie through and through, Nancy Black has tread the boards as an actor, writer, dramaturg, educator producer and director for over 50 years. Nancy has been with Blackhole Theatre Company in Melbourne (Victoria) since 2001 when she directed 'Caravan' at short notice. Since then, she's taken Blackhole to new heights, with traveling shows and collaborations all over the world. Nancy has lead an extraordinary life not without its challenges, but she speaks with such grace and by gosh can she tell a story! In this episode, Nancy and I discuss 'Blind', a collaboration with renowned Brazilian artist Duda Paiva. We talk about her work with The Victorian Opera as well as the incredible number of projects that kept her occupied during the darkest times of the pandemic. As an experienced director of puppet theatre, I ask Nancy what she looks for in the puppeteers she works with and she elaborates on her process of directing through collaboration and the splicing of form and genre in her work.
    This is the final episode of our first season. We'll be back on World Puppetry 2021, with Season 2, Talking Sock International.
    Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out on the first episode when it lands!
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    And May The Art Form Live - Peter J Wilson

    And May The Art Form Live - Peter J Wilson

    Peter Wilson is a gentle soul with a giant career behind him. His delicate voice has been directing puppeteers since the 1970s and Peter has been heavily involved in some of Australia's earlier puppet theatre companies. Peter was a core member of Handspan Theatre (VIC) and artistic director of Skylark Puppet Theatre (ACT) in the 1990s. He worked on iconic productions such as The Hobbit and Lift Off before being puppetry director on spectaculars such as the King Kong, How To Tame Your Dragon and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Opening Ceremony's 'Nature' section. Peter's work is international, and he tells us of his projects all across Asia-Pacific while also reflecting on his training with Philippe Genty and his first interactions with Jim Henson.
    Join Peter and I in his home in Melbourne's beach side suburbs where we talk about his passion for puppetry education and his deep respect of the industry's history here in Australia.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Getting Feltfaced - Heath McIvor

    Getting Feltfaced - Heath McIvor

    Well, this one was a true honour and such a treat. In this special length 90 minute episode I talk with the man under the worlds most famous purple puppet - Heath McIvor. Heath has been a pioneer of the industry for over 15 years, seamlessly merging puppetry with stand up comedy and showing the world that puppets can be for adults too.
    This personal hero of mine and I talk about all things Randy from his origins, through to Sammy J and now on his daily Instagram show, Breakfast Songs. We find out how Heath has managed to make his and Randy's lives and stories completely separate and allow Randy to be an actor and comedian in his own right. Heath is an absolute work horse and has reached his audience across multiple platforms. When 190 of his shows were cancelled during the COVID19 pandemic, he took no time to find his presence online and has persevered with his incredibly big plans for the future.
    It is my great pleasure to invite you to join Heath and I now, here on Talking Sock.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Up To Snuff - Andy Freer

    Up To Snuff - Andy Freer

    Andy Freer is the Artistic Director of Snuff Puppets, a puppetry institution of Melbourne that was incorporated in 1992. Andy has been performing as a puppeteer for over thirty years, right back to his days growing up in Canberra before a whimsical stop off Melbourne in Melbourne after a particularly successful show in Adelaide became somewhat more permanent.
    In this episode, I discuss the origins of Snuff and it's creative point of difference. I ask about Andy's philosophy and the lessons he has learned as a puppeteer. We talk about his punk origins and the anarchic postmodern art movements of the 80's and 90's. We also discuss Snuff's work internationally and at home with the People's Puppet Project as well as Snuff's current fundraising campaign, Snuff Lovers. It's a jam packed episode.
    You can find Andy and the team at www.snuffpuppets.com
    Check it out and do consider contributing to his Snuff Lovers campaign to help artists survive the economic fallout from the COVID19 pandemic.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Pulling Strings - Leon Hendroff

    Pulling Strings - Leon Hendroff

    Hailing from WA, Leon Hendroff is a material mastermind. In his large scale work for various festivals including the annual Joondalup Festival and as a resident designer for Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Leon's work is renowned for its poetic beauty.
    In this episode, Leon and I discuss his signature works, String Duet and String Symphony, his work for Spare Parts and his family design studio. We also discuss his love of puppetry books in our regular segment, The Geek Out. Finally, we talk about his work restoring Peter Hartland's marionettes, and contributing to the legacy of Hartland's work.
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    • 55 min

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LauraBeanie

REALLY enjoyed the interview with Cam 💕 loved it! X

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Home Grown

It is great to hear a home grown podcast on puppetry. Here in Australia the puppet community is small, but as is often stated in this podcast, it is so welcoming. The puppeteers / builers throughout Australia are always willing to share knowledge and tips.
Peter interviews people really well. Great questions. And to hear voices of people I know is fantastic too.
A must listen to all aspiring puppeteer / builders.

justchaddles ,

A must-listen for puppet nerds!

One of my favourite things is listening to people talk passionately about their "thing", the thing that makes them happy, lights them up, and challenges them to grow. I've found that no matter how niche the topic, I always find myself leaning in to learn more. Such is the case with Talking Sock! I would say I have a very base-level understanding and curiosity with puppets, but the conversations Pete has with his guests are spectacular and engaging. Makes me wish a had a bunch of craft supplies to start playing with the idea of making my own puppets! Wonderful podcast, highly recommend it for anyone who is aetsy, creative, curious, or even technically-minded. New favourite!

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