Needless Things Podcast 71 – Dragon Con 2015: The Puppetry Track

August 30th, 2015

2015 Dragon Con coverage continues on the Needless Things Podcast! In this week’s episode, Phantom talks to his co-host, Mr. Beau Brown, who also happens to be the director of the Puppetry Track!

The Puppetry Track celebrates puppetry in pop culture and brings the magic of live puppetry to con goers! Featuring special guests Caroll Spinney who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street”, and Steve Whitmire, puppeteer for Kermit the Frog! Other Guests include Cheryl Henson, Henson Archivist Karen Falk, “Sesame Street” performers Tyler Bunch and Pam Arciero, and puppeteer for Abby Cadabby Leslie Carrara-Rudolph.

Listen in as Phantom and Beau talk about what will be happening in the world of puppeteering at Dragon Con this year! Plus – a special interview with Monsterama's Anthony Taylor about this year's Blood Drive!

Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

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Today's episode is sponsored by Underoos, The Underwear That's Still Fun to Wear! Listen in to find out how you can win a pair in the size and style of your choice!


Needless Things Podcast Episode 25: Tim Clarke

June 9th, 2014
Join Phantom Troublemaker and Mr. Beau Brown as we talk with Tim Clarke!

Tim worked with Kermit Love and for Jim Henson as a puppet builder and designer on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. He worked on The Dark Crystal and Fraggle Rock, and is the man that built Uncle Traveling Matt. Tim also had a huge hand in the toy industry in the 80s, as he was the creator of both the Sectaurs and Boglins toy lines – two of the most original and notable lines of an amazing era of toys.

In this episode Tim regales us with stories of puppet and toy design and fills us in on what he’s up to now – still designing truly unique creations and even re-launching the Boglins! Listen now and enjoy!
After you finish the episode, you MUST go and check out Tim's Instagram feed TIMCLARKETOYS. It features his work on all of his projects, including prototypes and the design process. You can also find pictures of his unbelievable TOTIMS line. These are some of the coolest looking designer toys I've seen. If I weren't such a cheap bastard I'd buy some.
Also be sure to check out the TOTIMS website, where you can find even more awesome imagry.
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