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Since 2017. Under The Puppet is a monthly show that talks to working puppeteers about the art and business of puppetry. Guests will 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).

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Since 2017. Under The Puppet is a monthly show that talks to working puppeteers about the art and business of puppetry. Guests will 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).

    Jim Henson’s Sam and Friends with Craig Shemin

    Jim Henson’s Sam and Friends with Craig Shemin

    http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - 
    Sam & Friends - The Story of Jim Henson’s First Television Show is a brand new book by Craig Shemin that explores, in depth, the history of Sam & Friends, the first TV Show that Jim and Jane Henson created for local television in Washington DC. I talk to Craig Shemin about the book and the history of Sam & Friends as well as his role as President of The Jim Henson Legacy, his work writing for The Jim Henson Company and even his puppetry career on this episode of Under The Puppet.
     

    For more Craig’s new book on Sam and Friends, visit - https://www.samandfriendsbook.com

    Plus, hear more of my conversation with Craig Shemin exclusively on the free Under The Puppet app for iOS & Android!
    IOS - https://apple.co/2WZ4uZg
    ANDROID - https://bit.ly/2RwcFev
    Also, this month you can win a one of a kind handmade puppet by David Stephens!  Listen to find out how to enter.

    Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!
    Connect with Craig Shemin:
    Website - https://www.craigshemin.com
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/craigshemin
    Instagram - https://instagram.com/craig.shemin
    IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0791445/
    Discussed on the show:
    Coming Soon.
    Connect with the Show:
    http://www.instagram.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
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    ©2022 Saturday Morning Media - http://www.saturdaymorningmedia.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Kurt Hunter (Penguin In My Pocket, Sock Puppet Serenade)

    Kurt Hunter (Penguin In My Pocket, Sock Puppet Serenade)

    http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - 
    Kurt Hunter built his first marionette at age 12.  Ever since he’s made marionettes his passion creating several shows he’s performed all over the United States with his company Kurt Hunter Marionettes.  In addition to teaching and performing at National Puppetry Festivals, he is now on the artistic staff of the O’Neill Puppetry conference.  I talk to Kurt about his puppetry journey on this episode of Under The Puppet.
    Plus, hear more of my conversation with Kurt Hunter exclusively on the free Under The Puppet app for iOS & Android!
    IOS - https://apple.co/2WZ4uZg
    ANDROID - https://bit.ly/2RwcFev
    Also, this month you can win a official Jim Henson Company Hat!  Listen to find out how to enter.
    Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!
    Connect with Kurt Hunter:
    Website - https://www.huntermarionettes.com
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/huntermarionettes/
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd0koWRlgeAv7WFv4GEwvPw
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/huntermarionettes
    DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
    Tony Urbano - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2020/09/utp-51/
    Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts - https://www.foapom.com
    Bob Hope - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Hope
    Puppeteers of America - https://www.puppeteers.org
    Washington University - https://wustl.edu
    Nebraska Wesleyan University - https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu
    Penguin in my Pocket - https://youtu.be/AdHaTHdTUPE
    Bob Kramer's Marionettes - https://kramersmarionnettes.com
    St. Louis Guild of Puppetry - https://www.facebook.com/PuppetGuildStL/
    Puppets, Kids, and Christian Education How to Use Puppets in Your Christian Education Program - https://www.amazon.com/Puppets-Kids-Christian-Education-Program/dp/0806664096/ref=sr_1_1?
    crid=16LYEFAWV1DKL&keywords=kurt+hunter+puppet+book&qid=1661799284&sprefix=kurt+hunter+puppet+boo%2Caps%2C104&sr=8-1
    Albrecht Roser - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrecht_Roser
    Bread and Puppet - https://breadandpuppet.org
    Heart of the Beast - https://hobt.org
    George Latshaw - https://wepa.unima.org/en/george-latshaw/
    Tony Sarg - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Sarg
    Bil Baird - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil_Baird
    Shari Lewis - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shari_Lewis
    Sock Puppet Serenade - https://www.huntermarionettes.com/performances/
    UNIMA-USA - https://www.unima-usa.org
    Phillip Huber - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2018/06/utp-17/
    O'Neil Puppetry Conference - https://www.theoneill.org/pup
    Puppet Fest Midwest - https://www.puppetfestival.org
    Jim Henson Foundation - https://www.hensonfoundation.org
    Paul Mesner - https://www.mesnerpuppets.org
    Clown Shirt - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2zSO5PFmVM
    Paper Marionette Experiment - https://youtu.be/XbMp-8DWJSY
    Open Eye Figure Theater - https://www.openeyetheatre.org
    Gordon Smuder - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2019/10/utp-33/
    Bernd Ogrodnik - https://worldsofpuppets.com
    Steven Widerman - https://twitter.com/stevenwiderman
    Marty Robinson - https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Martin_P._Robinson
    Alice Gottschalk - https://sites.bu.edu/womenandmasks/alice-gottschalk/
    Pam Arciero - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pam_Arciero
    Jim Rose - https://ysnews.com/news/2021/02/james-p-rose (Obituary)
    Tyler Bunch - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2017/03/utp-001/
    Leslie Carrara-Rudolph - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2018/01/utp-11/
    University of Connecticut - https://drama.uconn.edu/programs/puppet-arts/
    CONNECT WITH THE SHOW
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    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!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    74 - Donkey Hodie with Ellen Doherty and Haley Jenkins - Under The Puppet

    74 - Donkey Hodie with Ellen Doherty and Haley Jenkins - Under The Puppet

    http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - 
    The TV Show Donkey Hodie from Fred Rogers productions expands on characters created by Mr. Rogers and empowers viewers to dream big and overcome obstacles.  Chief Creative Officer for Fred Rogers Productions and Executive producer of the show Ellen Doherty and Donkey Hodie Puppeteer Haley Jenkins join me for an exclusive look at Donkey Hodie on this episode of Under The Puppet.
    Plus, hear more of my conversation with Ellen and Haley  exclusively on the free Under The Puppet app for iOS & Android!
    IOS - https://apple.co/2WZ4uZg
    ANDROID - https://bit.ly/2RwcFev
    Also, this month you can win a
    $50 Gift Card to PuppetPelts.com!  Listen to find out how to enter.
    Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!
    CONNECT WITH DONKEY HODIE, ELLEN & HALEY:
    Website - https://pbskids.org/donkeyhodie/
    Ellen's IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0230566/
    Haley's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/haleynjenkins
    DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
    Donkey Hodie - https://pbskids.org/donkeyhodie/
    Fred Rogers Productions - https://www.fredrogers.org
    Reading Rainbow - https://www.readingrainbow.org
    Larry Lancit - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0484295/
    Cecily Truett - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0874135/
    Twila Liggett - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0509913/
    Lancit Media - http://www.lancitdigitalmedia.com
    The Muppet Show - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Muppet_Show
    Schoolhouse Rock - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoolhouse_Rock!
    Boston College - https://www.bc.edu
    PBS - https://www.pbs.org
    Adam Rudman - https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Adam_Rudman
    David Rudman - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Rudman
    Cyberchase - https://pbskids.org/cyberchase/
    Paul Siefken - https://www.fredrogers.org/our-people/
    Spiffy Pictures - https://www.spiffypictures.com
    Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - https://pbskids.org/daniel/
    Don Quixote - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Quixote
    Mr. Rogers Neighborhood - https://www.misterrogers.org
    Lamb Chop’s Play-Along - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamb_Chop%27s_Play-Along
    Sesame Street- https://www.sesamestreet.org
    Alice Dinnean - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2019/01/utp-24/
    Joey Mazzarino - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2021/08/utp-62/
    Stephanie D'Abruzzo - https://www.stephaniedabruzzo.com
    Mel Campbell - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13167503/
    Peter Linz - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Linz
    Paul McGinnis - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1186970/
    Matt Vogel - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2020/07/utp-50/
    CONNECT WITH THE SHOW
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    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!
    ©2022 Saturday Morning Media - http://www.saturdaymorningmedia.com

    • 46 min
    73 - Brodrick Jones (Jigsaw, UBU FAUST, War Sheep) - Under The Puppet

    73 - Brodrick Jones (Jigsaw, UBU FAUST, War Sheep) - Under The Puppet

    http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - 
    Brodrick Jones or Jonesy, is a puppeteer and creator whose wildly inventive puppet pieces are filled with his hilarious sense of humor.  From his webseries Jigsaw to his one man show UBU FAUST that played in Edinburg to his standalone pieces that have been featured at the National Puppetry Conference, Jonesy is incredibly talented and prolific. I talk to Brodrick Jones about his puppetry career on this episode of Under The Puppet.
    Plus, hear more of my conversation with Brodrick Jones exclusively on the free Under The Puppet app for iOS & Android!
    IOS - https://apple.co/2WZ4uZg
    ANDROID - https://bit.ly/2RwcFev
    Also, this month you can win a copy of Punch and Judy A Short History with Original DIalogue by John Payne Collier!  Listen to find out how to enter.
    Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!
    CONNECT WITH BRODRICK JONES:
    Website - https://www.jigsawfanclub.com
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/jigsawjones
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/JigsawJones
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brodrickjones/
    DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
    O'Neil Puppetry Conference - https://www.theoneill.org/pup

    Sesame Street - https://www.sesamestreet.org

    The Great Space Coaster - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Space_Coaster

    Sid & Marty Krofft - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_and_Marty_Krofft

    Charles Schultz - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_M._Schulz

    Little Nemo - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Nemo

    Gasoline Alley - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasoline_Alley

    Peter Cook - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Cook

    Dudley Moore - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Moore

    Monty Python - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python

    Emmerson College - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerson_College

    Dick Van Dyke Show - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dick_Van_Dyke_Show

    Carol Burnett Show - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Carol_Burnett_Show

    Mary Tyler Moore Show - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mary_Tyler_Moore_Show

    Burns and Allen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_and_Allen

    Davis R. Robinson - https://www.bowdoin.edu/profiles/faculty/drobinso/index.html

    You Can't Take It With You - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Can%27t_Take_It_with_You_(film)

    Bringing Up Baby - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bringing_Up_Baby

    Howdy Doody - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howdy_Doody

    Jigsaw - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdEZ4LSyDs2YvHREmLqR60qIBvWr9NVVW

    Puppet Playlist - https://www.sinkingshipproductions.com/puppet-playlist

    Carole Simms D'agastino - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2431358/

    Jim Kroupa - https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Jim_Kroupa

    Tyler Bunch - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2017/03/utp-001/

    Jean Marie Keevins - https://www.jeanmarieny.com/home/aboutme

    Jen Barnhart - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1140783/

    War Sheep - https://youtu.be/TMUg-by1EHU

    Liz Hara - https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Liz_Hara

    Brad Shur - https://www.paperheartpuppets.com/about/

    Katie Mac - https://instagram.com/katiegoes?igshid=NmZiMzY2Mjc=

    UBU Faust - https://youtu.be/YGTHu70-FA8

    Dixon Place - http://dixonplace.org

    Madam Edgewise - https://www.knowsalltellsall.com

    Object Movement Puppetry Festival - https://www.centeratwestpark.org/object-movement

    Late Night Puppet Talk Show with Special Guest - https://www.twitch.tv/talkpuppet2me

    Pam Arciero - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pam_Arciero

    Gen Con - https://www.gencon.com

    Noel MacNeal - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_MacNeal

    Stacey Gordon - https://www.instagram.com/puppetpie

    CONNECT WITH THE SHOW
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    https://insta

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Kristin Charney (Ratched, The Muppets, Frances)

    Kristin Charney (Ratched, The Muppets, Frances)

    http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - 
    Kristin Charney has puppeteered for television, movies and in commercials. She’s worked for The Muppets, Cartoon Network, Netflix and more.  She played the title role in The Jim Henson Company production Frances and she’s also performed live puppetry in several theater productions.  I talk to Kristen Charney about her career on this episode of Under the Puppet.
    Plus, hear more of my conversation with Kristin Charney exclusively on the free Under The Puppet app for iOS & Android!
    IOS - https://apple.co/2WZ4uZg
    ANDROID - https://bit.ly/2RwcFev
    Also, this month you can win a copy of The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra!  Listen to find out how to enter.
    Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!
    CONNECT WITH :
    Instagram - https://instagram.com/kristinjcb
    IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2190740/
    DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
    Pelham Puppets - http://www.pelhampuppets.uk.com

    Sesame Street - https://www.sesamestreet.org

    Bob Baker Marionette Theater - http://www.bobbakermarionettetheater.com

    Michael Earl - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Earl_(puppeteer)

    Lisa Sturz - https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Lisa_Sturz

    Christine Papalexis - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2018/05/utp-16/

    Greg Ballora - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2021/12/utp-66/

    David Barrington-Holt - https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/David_Barrington-Holt

    Michelan Sisti - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelan_Sisti

    Bruce Lanoil - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2017/12/utp-010/

    Alice Dinnean - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2019/01/utp-24/

    Ronnie Burkett - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2020/06/utp-46/

    O'Neil Puppetry Conference - https://www.theoneill.org/pup

    Tony Urbano - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2020/09/utp-51/

    Leslie Carrara-Rudolph - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2018/01/utp-11/

    Donna Kimball - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2017/06/utp-004/

    Julianne Beuscher - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2017/05/utp-003/

    Carla Rudy - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0749032/

    The Crayon Box - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crayon_Box

    The Chiodo Brothers- http://chiodobros.com

    Pat Brymer - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/pat-brymer-dead-gopher-puppeteer-caddyshack-was-70-1298620/

    Norman Tempia - https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Norman_Tempia

    James Murray - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Murray_(puppeteer)

    Phil Baron - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Baron

    Lost On Earth - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_on_Earth

    Kevin Carlson - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2017/11/utp-009/

    Terri Hardin - https://www.instagram.com/terrihardinlegend

    Drew Massey - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2017/04/utp-002/

    Sandey Grinn - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0342464/

    Robin Walsh - http://www.realitysplayground.com/Home.html

    Frances - https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Frances

    Karen Prell - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Prell

    Good Morning Today - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Morning_Today

    Ratched - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratched_(TV_series)

    Rick Lazzarini - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0493989/

    Adrian Rose Leonard - http://www.yoadrianrose.com

    Tim Blaney - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2018/02/utp-012/

    Duff's Happy Fun Bake Time - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duff%27s_Happy_Fun_Bake_Time

    Andrea Detwiler - https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Andrea_Detwiler

    Mr. World - https://www.ispot.tv/topic/character/ohL/mr-world

    Toben Seymour - http://tessafilms.com/seymour/

    Carol Binion - https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Carol_Binion

    Bernd Ogrodnik - https://worldsofpuppets.com

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Troy Murphy (All Felt No Filter)

    Troy Murphy (All Felt No Filter)

    http://www.UnderThePuppet.com -  All Felt No Filter is a puppet company that creates personalized custom puppet videos for people all over the world.  Puppeteer Troy Murphy is the mastermind behind All Felt No Filter and in 2020, he was able to quit his job and work on puppets full time.  I talk to Troy Murphy about All Felt No Filter, his other puppet projects and more on this episode of Under The Puppet.
    Plus, hear more of my conversation with Troy Murphy exclusively on the free Under The Puppet app for iOS & Android!
    IOS - https://apple.co/2WZ4uZg
    ANDROID - https://bit.ly/2RwcFev
    Also, this month you can win a personalized puppet video courtesy of All Felt No Filter!  Listen to find out how to enter.
    Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons!
    Connect with Troy:
    Website - https://allfeltnofilter.com
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/allfeltnofilter
    TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@allfeltpuppets
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/allfeltnofilter/
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLi8EcpBZ2AAd2VTjSJBuOQ
    DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
    Sesame Street - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesame_Street
    Cameo - https://www.cameo.com/allfeltnofilter
    Noel MacNeal - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_MacNeal
    Jimmy Kimmel Live! - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Kimmel_Live!
    CONNECT WITH THE SHOW
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    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!
    ©2022 Saturday Morning Media - http://www.saturdaymorningmedia.com

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Shuzuluza ,

Enjoyable and Informative for Professionals and Fans

I love Grant Baciocco's enthusiasm for the subject of pupeteering and and respect he obviously has for his interview subjects. He takes puppeteering seriously, but also clearly revels in it. I've learned a great deal about several puppeteers whom I was unfamiliar with before listening, as these artists are usually not highlighted otherwise. Thanks, Grant!

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!

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