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Celebrating the Muppets, Sesame Street, and Jim Henson with a series of podcasts presented by ToughPigs.com!

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Celebrating the Muppets, Sesame Street, and Jim Henson with a series of podcasts presented by ToughPigs.com!

    ToughPigs at 20 Episode #9 - Matthew Soberman

    ToughPigs at 20 Episode #9 - Matthew Soberman

    It's time for another episode of the podcast where we talk about ourselves! And also Muppets! Longtime ToughPigs writer Matthew Soberman regales us with stories of how he joined the team, our annual April Fools Day gags, and our epic Sesame Street: 50 in 50 review series!

    Select articles mentioned in this episode:

    - Fred vs. Buster: The 2012 Muppet Stakes

    - Sesame Street: 50 in 50

    - Doctor Who Week: The Muppet Companions

    - Muppet News From the Future: October 21st, 2015

    Click here to find all of Matthew's ToughPigs articles.  You can follow Matthew on Twitter @matthewsoberman.

    Find us at “Muppet Fan Podcasts with ToughPigs.com” on your favorite podcast catchers, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify!

    Hosted and Edited by Joe Hennes
    Guest Matthew Soberman
    Theme Music by Staci Rosen
    Logo Art by Chris Smigliano

    • 43 min
    ToughPigs at 20 Episode #8: Julia Gaskill

    ToughPigs at 20 Episode #8: Julia Gaskill

    ToughPigs' 20th anniversary celebration continues as we chat with the great Julia Gaskill!  Julia is renowned amidst the ToughPigs office as our resident Gonzo expert, for her spot-on feminist commentaries, and for her brilliant slam poetry.

    Select articles mentioned in this episode:

    - An Open Letter to Jim Henson from Kermit the Frog (slam poem)

    - Steve's Hair: The Journey of a Muppeteer's Head of Hair

    - The Need to Do Better

    - Fixing the Muppets' Female Representation Problems in 3 Easy Steps

    - Frog Kissin' (podcast)

    Click here to find all of Julia's ToughPigs articles.  You can follow Julia on Twitter @geekgirlgrownup and on Instagram @geekgirlgrownup.

    Find us at “Muppet Fan Podcasts with ToughPigs.com” on your favorite podcast catchers, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify!

    Hosted and Edited by Joe Hennes
    Guest Julia Gaskill
    Theme Music by Staci Rosen
    Logo Art by Chris Smigliano

    • 34 min
    ToughPigs at 20 Episode #7: Matt Wilkie

    ToughPigs at 20 Episode #7: Matt Wilkie

    Today we're talking with another classic ToughPigs writer - Matt Wilkie!  Matt tells us about all the cool stuff he's gotten to see and do as ToughPigs' LA correspondent, including Comic Cons, promotional events, and red carpets.  Also that time we secretly touched an original Jim Henson puppet.



    Select articles mentioned in this episode:




    Bert (Ernie) & Ernie (Bert)
    Muppetationalism
    What the Heck is Manhattan Melodies?



    Click here to find all of Matt's ToughPigs articles. You can follow Matt on Twitter @WritingWilkie and at WritingWilkie.com.



    Find us at “Muppet Fan Podcasts with ToughPigs.com” on your favorite podcast catchers, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify!



    Hosted and Edited by Joe Hennes

    Guest Matt Wilkie

    Theme Music by Staci Rosen

    Logo Art by Chris Smigliano

    • 39 min
    ToughPigs at 20 Episode #6: Ryan Dosier

    ToughPigs at 20 Episode #6: Ryan Dosier

    In a surprising turn of events, we're chatting with a talented writer who was NOT a member of the ToughPigs team! Ryan Dosier created The Muppet Mindset in 2009, focusing on Muppet commentaries, interviews, and more.  We're sharing stories about what it's like to run a Muppet fan site, attending the Muppets Most Wanted red carpet premiere, and Ryan's current job running the social media accounts for the Muppets.

    You can follow Ryan on Twitter @RyanDosier.

    Find us at “Muppet Fan Podcasts with ToughPigs.com” on your favorite podcast catchers, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify!

    Hosted and Edited by Joe Hennes
    Guest Ryan Dosier
    Theme Music by Staci Rosen
    Logo Art by Chris Smigliano

    • 42 min
    ToughPigs at 20 Episode #5: Anthony Strand

    ToughPigs at 20 Episode #5: Anthony Strand

    Anthony Strand has been one of the best friends of ToughPigs.com since its earliest days.  Today, he's one of our longest-running writers, having authored over 100 articles and co-host of the Movin' Right Along podcast.  We're chatting with him about his love of the Muppets, his history with ToughPigs, and his impressive memory of all things vintage pop culture!

    You can read all of Anthony's articles here, and you can follow him on Letterboxd at ZeppoMarxist.

    Select articles mentioned in this episode:


    ToughPigs: November 9, 1970
    Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: The Gingerbread Men
    An Open Letter to Bill Prady
    ToughPigs Elections
    The Great Muppet Casting Call
    Very Special Henson Specials
    Counterpoint: Muppet Beach Party is Terrible

    Find us at “Muppet Fan Podcasts with ToughPigs.com” on your favorite podcast catchers, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify!

    Hosted and Edited by Joe Hennes
    Guest Anthony Strand
    Theme Music by Staci Rosen
    Logo Art by Chris Smigliano

    • 54 min
    ToughPigs at 20 Episode #4: Ryan Roe

    ToughPigs at 20 Episode #4: Ryan Roe

    Over ToughPigs' 20 years in existence, Ryan Roe has served as co-owner for 15 of them.  In that time, Ryan has written over a thousand articles, hosted hundreds of podcasts, interviewed Muppet visionaries, and generally helped keep the lights on.  And now we're chatting with him all about his time running the greatest Muppet fan site in the history of Muppet fan sites!

    You can read all of Ryan's articles here, follow him on Twitter @MeRyanRoe, and on Letterboxd at MoviesAreNeat.

    Select articles mentioned in this episode:


    Stop Being Wrong
    Interview with Caroll Spinney
    Movin' Right Along podcast series
    Muppets Most Wanted: The Lost Commentary

    Find us at “Muppet Fan Podcasts with ToughPigs.com” on your favorite podcast catchers, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify!

    Hosted and Edited by Joe Hennes
    Guest Ryan Roe
    Theme Music by Staci Rosen
    Logo Art by Chris Smigliano

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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The newest episode always jumps to the top of my queue. I’ve always been a big Muppets fan, but this podcast has allowed it to reach to a whole new level! I love how the conversation always seems so effortless.

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