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 54m. Bisher sind 60 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 4 Wochen erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts

episode 52: Kevin Clash (Muppets, Sesame Street, Dark Crystal)

Kevin Clash made Sesame Street’s Elmo the global phenomenon he is today.  He worked with The Muppets starring as Clifford, who went on to host Muppets Tonight.  He puppeteered and voiced Master Splinter in the 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.



episode 51: Tony Urbano (Flight of the Navigator, Short Circuit, Dusty's Treehouse)

Tony Urbano is a puppeteer who was trained by and worked with master puppeteers such as Ralph Chessé and Bil and Cora Baird. Tony turned down a job offer from Jim Henson to focus on building his own career, a career that included hundreds of commercials



episode 50: Matt Vogel (Sesame Street, The Muppets)

Matt Vogel is a principal Muppet performer who took over the roles of Sesame Street’s Big Bird and The Count as well as the most recognizable puppet in the world, Kermit the Frog.


 2020-07-31  1h1m

episode 43: Vent Haven Museum with curator Lisa Sweasy

The Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky is the world’s only museum dedicated to the art of ventriloquism. I speak with Vent Haven’s curator Lisa Sweasy about the museum and it’s unique collection in this episode of Under The Puppet.


 2020-07-15  31m

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.


 2020-07-01  1h16m

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.


 2020-06-15  52m

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