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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 puppetry and Bunraku . Hosted by puppeteer Grant Baciocco (The Jim Henson Company, Mystery Science Theatre 3000).

Under The Puppet Saturday Morning Media

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    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

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 puppetry and Bunraku . Hosted by puppeteer Grant Baciocco (The Jim Henson Company, Mystery Science Theatre 3000).

    Alex Evans (Bob Baker Marionette Theater)

    Alex Evans (Bob Baker Marionette Theater)

    http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - 
    Alex Evans is the Co-Executive Director and Head Puppeteer of The Historic Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles.  Since the 1960’s The Bob Baker Marionette Theater has been entertaining audiences throughout Southern California. I talk to Alex Evans about his puppetry career, his role at the theater and a bit about the history of Bob Baker and the theater on this episode, the first episode of the eighth year of Under The Puppet.
    Plus, hear more of my conversation with Alex Evans exclusively on the free Under The Puppet app for iOS & Android!
    IOS - https://apple.co/2WZ4uZg
    ANDROID - https://bit.ly/2RwcFev
    Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!
    Connect with Alex Evans & the Bob Baker Marionette Theater:
    Website - https://www.bobbakermarionettetheater.com
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuE9sYSJJYVubfaKvjpwwdA
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bobbakermarionettes/
    TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@bobbakermarionettes
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BobBakerMarionetteTheater/
    Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Baker_Marionette_Theater
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/bbmtofficial
    Discussed on the show:
    Bob Baker Day - https://bobbakerday.com
    Adopt-A-Puppet - https://www.bobbakermarionettetheater.com/adoptapuppet
    Name A Chair & Spoon - https://www.bobbakermarionettetheater.com/puppet-parlor-fundraiser
    Photos by Carlo Alberto Orecchia & Lisa Whiteman. 
    Connect with the Show:
    http://www.instagram.com/underthepuppet
    https://www.facebook.com/underthepuppet
    http://www.twitter.com/underthepuppet

    Connect with Grant:
    http://www.MrGrant.com
    http://www.twitter.com/toasterboy
    https://instagram.com/throwingtoasters/
    Art by Parker Jacobs
    Music by Dan Ring
    Edited by Stephen Staver
    Help us make more shows like this one.  Become a patron of Saturday Morning Media and get cool rewards!  Visit www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia for info!
    ©2024 Saturday Morning Media - http://www.saturdaymorningmedia.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Glorious Ladies of Puppetry with Donna Kimball and Colleen Smith

    Glorious Ladies of Puppetry with Donna Kimball and Colleen Smith

    http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - 
    Puppeteers Donna Kimball and Colleen Smith are the creators, directors, and producers of  GLOP - The Glorious Ladies of Puppetry.  Donna and Colleen, along with puppeteer Alice Dinnean, created GLOP to promote the many incredible Lady Puppeteers, Puppeteers of Color and Non-Binary and Trans puppeteers there are around the world.  I sat down with Donna and Colleen to talk about the history of GLOP, the two seasons of the show they’ve produced, the live show spin off and much more on this episode of Under The Puppet.
    Plus, hear more of my conversation with Donna Kimball and Colleen Smith exclusively on the free Under The Puppet app for iOS & Android!
    IOS - https://apple.co/2WZ4uZg
    ANDROID - https://bit.ly/2RwcFev
    Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!
    Connect with :
    Website - https://glop.us
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/glopstagram/
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@glop-gloriousladiesofpuppe9485
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GLOPgloriousladiesofpuppetry
    Connect with the Show:
    http://www.instagram.com/underthepuppet
    https://www.facebook.com/underthepuppet
    http://www.twitter.com/underthepuppet

    Connect with Grant:
    http://www.MrGrant.com
    http://www.twitter.com/toasterboy
    https://instagram.com/throwingtoasters/
    Art by Parker Jacobs
    Music by Dan Ring
    Edited by Stephen Staver
    Help us make more shows like this one.  Become a patron of Saturday Morning Media and get cool rewards!  Visit www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia for info!
    ©2024 Saturday Morning Media - http://www.saturdaymorningmedia.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Alison Mork (Pee Wee's Playhouse, Sesame Street, The Muppets)

    Alison Mork (Pee Wee's Playhouse, Sesame Street, The Muppets)

    http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - 
    Alison Mork played Chairry on the legendary TV Show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse where she also performed Magic Screen, Chicky Baby, Chandelier and more.  She has also puppeteered on Sesame Street, The  Muppets, Crank Yankers and Team America World Police.  I sit down with Alison Mork to talk about all this and more on this episode of Under The Puppet.
    Plus, hear more of my conversation with Alison Mork exclusively on the free Under The Puppet app for iOS & Android!
    IOS - https://apple.co/2WZ4uZg
    ANDROID - https://bit.ly/2RwcFev
    Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!
    Connect with Alison Mork:
    IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0605817/
    Muppet Wiki - https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Alison_Mork
    Connect with the Show:
    http://www.instagram.com/underthepuppet
    https://www.facebook.com/underthepuppet
    http://www.twitter.com/underthepuppet

    Connect with Grant:
    http://www.MrGrant.com
    http://www.twitter.com/toasterboy
    https://instagram.com/throwingtoasters/
    Art by Parker Jacobs
    Music by Dan Ring
    Edited by Stephen Staver
    Help us make more shows like this one.  Become a patron of Saturday Morning Media and get cool rewards!  Visit www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia for info!
    ©2024 Saturday Morning Media - http://www.saturdaymorningmedia.com
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    90 - What's Next? A Panel For The Future In Puppetry with Rachel Burson, Andrew A. Cano & Matthew Lish

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

    http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - On Saturday, July 22, 2023, I was honored to be asked to moderate What’s Next? A Panel for the Future in Puppetry at the National Puppetry Festival.  I sat down with puppeteers Rachel Burson, Andrew A. Cano and Matthew Lish to talk about their careers in puppetry and where they see the art form going in the future.  I’m happy to share that audio with you on this episode of Under The Puppet.
    Download the free Under The Puppet app for iOS & Android!
    IOS - https://apple.co/2WZ4uZg
    ANDROID - https://bit.ly/2RwcFev
    Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!
    Connect with Rachel Burson, Andrew A. Cano & Matthew Lish:
    Rachel Burson - https://www.instagram.com/rachelmadestudio/
    Andrew A. Cano - https://www.instagram.com/andrewacano/
    Matthew Lish - https://www.instagram.com/phineasjuggler/
    Discussed on the show:
    Puppeteers of America - https://www.puppeteers.org/
    National Puppetry Festival - https://www.puppeteers.org/national-puppetry-festival
    Connect with the Show:
    http://www.instagram.com/underthepuppet
    https://www.facebook.com/underthepuppet
    http://www.twitter.com/underthepuppet

    Connect with Grant:
    http://www.MrGrant.com
    http://www.twitter.com/toasterboy
    https://instagram.com/throwingtoasters/
    Art by Parker Jacobs
    Music by Dan Ring
    Edited by Stephen Staver
    Help us make more shows like this one.  Become a patron of Saturday Morning Media and get cool rewards!  Visit www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia for info!
    ©2023 Saturday Morning Media - http://www.saturdaymorningmedia.com

    • 33 min
    Sam Kendall (The Mo Show, Rooming With Dino)

    Sam Kendall (The Mo Show, Rooming With Dino)

    http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - 
    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 Sam is a master at writing, directing and performing puppetry for the web. I sit down to talk to Sam about The Mo Show, his new series Rooming with Dino and much more on this episode of Under The Puppet.
    Plus, hear more of my conversation with Sam Kendall exclusively on the free Under The Puppet app for iOS & Android!
    IOS - https://apple.co/2WZ4uZg
    ANDROID - https://bit.ly/2RwcFev
    Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!
    Connect with Sam Kendall:
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/themoshowproductions
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sokpuppets

     
    Discussed on the show:
    Mo Monster takes NYCC 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW7GIv4ua4
    The Puppet Detective - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6O3lkuOGL4&t=7s
    Rooming with Dino - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kUhX3hCfAQ
    Mo and Bill are Salesman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJDPybC0OhE
    One Bed One Bath - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HE_j3emOMM
    Boyish Charms - https://brotherearthcollaborative.org/boyish-charms/
    Feel Your Best Self - https://feelyourbestself.collaboration.uconn.edu/

    Connect with the Show:
    http://www.instagram.com/underthepuppet
    https://www.facebook.com/underthepuppet
    http://www.twitter.com/underthepuppet

    Connect with Grant:
    http://www.MrGrant.com
    http://www.twitter.com/toasterboy
    https://instagram.com/throwingtoasters/
    Art by Parker Jacobs
    Music by Dan Ring
    Edited by Stephen Staver
    Help us make more shows like this one.  Become a patron of Saturday Morning Media and get cool rewards!  Visit www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia for info!
    ©2023 Saturday Morning Media - http://www.saturdaymorningmedia.com

    • 46 min
    Carol Sterling (Educational Puppeteer, UNIMA Past President, Fulbright Specialist)

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

    http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - 
    While I was at the 2023 National Puppetry Festival, I met Carol Sterling for the first time.  Within a minute of speaking with her, I knew I wanted to get her on the show.  Carol Sterling is an educational puppeteer who has taught puppetry in education around the world including as a Fulbright Specialist in Uganda and India and she was invited to the White House for her work in the arts.  She is also just about the biggest champion of the puppetry arts that I’ve ever met.  It was my pleasure to sit down and chat with Carol Sterling for this episode of Under The Puppet.
    Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!
    Connect with Carol Sterling:
    Website - https://www.carolsterling.net/
    Public Relations Handout - https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/underthepuppet/UTP_88_PRIdeas.pdf
    Educational Puppeteer Resources - https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/underthepuppet/UTP_88_EPResourseList.pdf
    Mentioned on the show:
    Puppetry in Theatre and Arts Education: Head, Hands and Heart by Johanna Smith - https://a.co/d/iEZIaOI
    Connect with the Show:
    http://www.instagram.com/underthepuppet
    https://www.facebook.com/underthepuppet
    http://www.twitter.com/underthepuppet

    Connect with Grant:
    http://www.MrGrant.com
    http://www.twitter.com/toasterboy
    https://instagram.com/throwingtoasters/
    Art by Parker Jacobs
    Music by Dan Ring
    Edited by Stephen Staver
    Help us make more shows like this one.  Become a patron of Saturday Morning Media and get cool rewards!  Visit www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia for info!
    ©2023 Saturday Morning Media - http://www.saturdaymorningmedia.com
     

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

SweetieRetroGirl ,

Great puppetry podcast!!

I love listening to this podcast so much & hearing those great interviews from professionals in the puppetry business! Hands down to Grant for finding these amazing people & interviewing them on his show! Keep up the great work!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💯😊

Jhimesy ,

Aspiring Professional Puppeteers Need This

This is what I wish I could have found years ago. When I first began my journey to become a professional puppeteer I was thirsty for information and inspiration with no idea where to find it. If you’re in that same boat, here’s what you’re looking for!

PaulBarbarossa ,

Fun podcast

I love what you are doing! Keep up the great work

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