Under The Puppet

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).


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 53m. Bisher sind 56 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 4 Wochen erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts

episode 43: Jay Johnson (Soap, The Two And Only)

Ventriloquist Jay Johnson became a household name starring on the sitcom Soap as ventriloquist Chuck Campbell.  He later went on to win a Tony Award for his Broadway show The Two And Only.



episode 47: Aquarium of the Pacific's Pacific Pals

I sit down with The Aquarium of the Pacific's Creative Arts in Science Supervisor Luke Richmond and Creative Arts in Science Education Coordinator and puppeteer Sarah Berman to talk about the Aquarium's use of puppetry in this episode of Under The Puppet.



episode 46: 2020 National Puppet Conference with Ronnie Burkett

I talk to master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett, who is teaching a Master Class at the 2020 National Puppetry Conference, about his thoughts on the Conference and what those who tune in can expect!


 2020-06-07  24m

episode 45: Cheryl Blaylock (Eureeka's Castle, The Muppets, Sesame Street)

Cheryl Blaylock puppeteered the character Eureeka on the hit Nickelodeon show Eureeka’s Castle.  Other credits include work on Sesame Street, Oobi, The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth and several projects with The Muppets.


 2020-06-01  1h6m

episode 44: Puppeteer Roundtable: Auditions with Donna Kimball and Allan Trautman

In this first Puppeteer Roundtable, I am joined by Donna Kimball (Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal Age of Resistance) and Allan Trautman (Muppets, Happytime Murders) to discuss the ins and outs of auditions and how puppeteers can take the best advantage of th


 2020-05-18  57m

episode 43: Mark Bryan Wilson (Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice, MuppetVision 3D)

Mark Bryan Wilson puppeteered Slimer in blockbuster film Ghostbusters.  His other credits include puppetry work on Beetlejuice, Hook, MuppetVision 3D and The Mr. Potato Head Show to name just a few.


 2020-05-01  1h18m

episode 42: The Puppets of Disney/Pixar's 'A Celebration of the Music of Coco' with Pro Puppet Makers

In this episode I chat with Aran de la Peña of Pro Puppet Makers about how he constructed the giant puppets for Disney/Pixar's A Celebration of the Music of Coco!


 2020-04-10  57m

episode 41: David Stephens (All Hands Productions, Sesame Street, SeeMore's Playhouse)

My guest this episode is David Stephens of All Hands Productions. David creates family friendly, one person puppets shows that tour all across the United States.  I talk to David all about his career including his stint on Sesame Street!


 2020-04-01  1h19m

episode 40: Starting A Puppetry Guild with Katy Williams

Let’s say you are a puppeteer who lives in an area where there is no Puppetry Guild. What do you do? Well, if you’re puppeteer Katy Williams you start one! Stay tuned as I talk to Katy Williams about why and how she founded the Rocky Mountain Puppe


 2020-03-15  42m

episode 39: Olga Felgemacher & Craig Marin (Pinwheel, Shining Time Station, Flexitoon)

This episode my guests are Olga Felgemacher & Craig Marin, the creative minds behind Flexitoon.  Over the years they've worked on such shows as Pinwheel for Nickelodeon, Shining Time Station for PBS and many more.


 2020-03-01  1h32m