28 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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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

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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    Let's All Eat Cake - Ronnie Burkett

    Let's All Eat Cake - Ronnie Burkett

    In the darkest point of Toronto's lockdown, Ronnie Burkett made an instagram post about the day when we would all be together again. As Melbourne and Toronto emerge from these dark times, it finally feels like the right time to release this episode.
    It's also my birthday. So "let's all eat cake."
    In this two hour special I speak with Ronnie from 'Puppetland' about how he constructs his plays and orchestrates his audiences, as they become participants in his immersive work - Forget Me Not.
    We discuss the health of puppetry in Australia and abroad, and discuss the ubiquity of the muppet whether it has an impact on other forms of the craft.
    Ronnie is a delight to speak with and a true master of the craft. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed the conversation.
    Thanks for listening, to Talking Sock.
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    One Of The Gang - Marilyn Agrelo

    One Of The Gang - Marilyn Agrelo

    STREET GANG: How We Got To Sesame Street releases in Australia in select cinema's and on digital on February 2nd 2022.
    To celebrate, we've collaborated with UNIMA Oz and NIXCO to bring you a special interview with the documentary's Director, Marilyn Agrelo.
    Marilyn is a director in her own right, with credits including Sesame Street episode segments since Season 48, and Mad Hot Ballroom.
    This interview includes segments and trailer clips from the film and I ask Marilyn how she found the emotional centre and the story of these incredible adults as they pioneered the new frontier of making television for children that was educational
    Thanks for listening, to Talking Sock.
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    • 30 min
    Stargazing for Sputnik - Sarah Kriegler

    Stargazing for Sputnik - Sarah Kriegler

    Lemony S Puppet Theatre is the whimsical invention of dynamic duo Sarah Kriegler and Jacob Williams.
    Over the course of her career, Sarah has cultivated a career as a dancer, puppeteer, writer, director, mentor, festival producer - you name it!
    But what strikes me most about Sarah is her passion for storytelling and her love of the world's canine companions.
    In this episode, we discuss the recent 2020 Melbourne Festival of Puppetry. We unpack Lemony S' new venture as a training ground for new puppetry artists with their inception of The Lemony S Puppet Lab. And I talk to Sarah about her writing theatre for all ages and how a single image can transform into the beautifully nuanced work Lemony S creates.
    This interview was recorded on Wednesday 8th December, 2021.
    Thanks for listening, to Talking Sock.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Dream To Play - Jacob Williams

    Dream To Play - Jacob Williams

    Lemony S Puppet Theatre is the whimsical invention of dynamic duo Sarah Kriegler and Jacob Williams.
    Last episode, we spoke to Sarah about how she has cultivated a career as a dancer, puppeteer, writer, director, mentor and festival producer. This week, we speak with Jacob. Jacob's done just about everything as a puppet director.
    In this episode, we discuss the ABC Production of Beep + Mort, KONG on Broadway, Blueback, Judy and Punch and a host of other career highlights for Jacob. I ask Jacob about his protocols and principles for making puppet theatre and about what a puppeteer needs to succeed as a far as a director is concerned.
    This interview was recorded on Wednesday 8th December, 2021.
    Thanks for listening, to Talking Sock.
    Join the conversation on our socials
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    @oneorangesockproductions (Instagram)
    Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to help us bring more home grown creative content. Your support will help us make this podcast more accessible in creating Transcripts and will help us be able to sustain this cast!
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Piecing Together Practice - Larissa Deak

    Piecing Together Practice - Larissa Deak

    Larissa Deak (she/her) is an interdisciplinary teaching artist with a practice that stretches from stilt walking to 2D animated "crankies". Lara is on Jaggera country in Brisbane (Meanjin) and fosters community through her theatre practice. In this episode, we discuss being an artist and a mother as well Lara's work on The Wiggles, Create Annerley, and how she pieces together a practice that encapsulates her art based day job as it intersects with her community building and devised work.
    Lara is our first artist speaking to us from Queensland and serves with Alex on UNIMA Australia's Committee.
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    You can find Larissa Deak @sneakiestdeak on Instagram.
    You can also donate to the UNIMA Free of Strings Fund to support artists in Ukraine: https://unima.give.asia/campaign/unima-free-of-strings-fund#/
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    • 59 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Inspired content ,

Best Aussie puppet podcast!

Love the content and the people involved. Highly recommend!

MummaPod ,

LauraBeanie

REALLY enjoyed the interview with Cam 💕 loved it! X

Hen3 the Red Nosed Monster ,

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.

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