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Lizard People: Comedy & Conspiracy Theories
One new world order! Two new world orders! HA HA HA! This week we've got funniest man in the world Jonny Svarzbein in the Lizard Lair, with a theory that will either ruin your childhood or make perfect sense. Jonny suspects that The Count, beloved Sesame Street character, is actually a vampire who's killing kids and is also a member of the... ahem... "cosmopolitan elites". Could the beloved kids show character be just another blood libel? Is Santa actually Christian? Who's actually watching shows on Tubi? And why won't you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street??
Jarrod Fairclough wears many hats: Tough Pigs honcho, Muppet Mindset founder, writer, podcaster and now... Kermitment guest. Jarrod joins the boys to chat about Don't Eat the Pictures, a Sesame Street special involving about 200% more ghosts and 10000% more demons than you'd expect! Check out Jarrod on Twitter for more info about hte millions of things he works on! Kermitment has a Patreon! Running a podcast is deceptively expensive work, so by becoming our Patron, you help us cover those costs and allow us to do funner, cooler stuff in the future! Find out more here! Visit our website to find a link to the Kermitment Patreon, logo pin and more fun stuff at http://Kermitment.com! If you can't get enough Kermitment, follow @KermitmentPod, where we'll tweet fun stuff and interact with our listeners! And you can follow each of us individually: Matt: @MatthewGaydos Sam: @im_sam_schultz
Jenny's moxie is like a snowball that keeps getting bigger! She adds a bit more moxie with every opportunity and experience she encounters. She has worked to improve the lives of others in ways that use her skills and talents while also getting out of her comfort zone and building her own capacities as well as those of the organizations and communities she serves. Having amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise, Jenny believes in sharing what she has learned with others to help them find their own version of moxie.Jenny is President of Berkshire Natural Resources Council, a county-wide land conservation organization in Western Massachusetts. Since joining the organization in 2018, Jenny has more than doubled the size of the staff to focus more broadly on strategic land conservation goals addressing climate resiliency, habitat protection, and public access; developed a new focus on farmland and ensuring farmers have access to affordable land; and worked to ensure that people from all backgrounds and abilities feel welcome and can enjoy and appreciate the Outdoors.In 2001, Jenny became the Executive Director at the North East Community Center based in Millerton, NY, and serving Eastern Dutchess County and nearby communities in Connecticut. She developed a small village-based organization into a county-wide leader in food security, youth development, and transportation.Before moving to Sharon, CT in 1998, she lived in New York City, where she spent nearly ten years at Creative Arts Workshops for Kids, a grassroots organization that provided holistic, long-term programs and care for homeless and formerly homeless children and their families in East Harlem. While there, Jenny raised funds, developed tutoring programs, conducted art workshops, mentored and trained volunteers, and eventually served as their Executive Director. In 1997 she moved to Sesame Workshop (creators of Sesame Street) where she developed parenting content for the website and helped design the user interface.Jenny's career began at the National Audubon Society in New York; she then became the assistant director of the Council on the Environment of New York City (now known as GrowNYC), where she supported their initiatives in office waste reduction, community gardens, environmental education, and the well-known Greenmarket.She has served on many nonprofit boards; written theater, dance, and film reviews for regional publications; and is an accomplished painter of landscapes, portraits, and other subjects. Her work has been exhibited in the Berkshires and the Northampton, MA area.This episode is sponsored by Elyse Harney Real Estate and North East Ford.
Pop Culture Preservation Society
Which Sesame Street skits have been living in your head for the past 50 or so years? Rubber Duckie? Mahna Mahna? Ladybug Picnic? Grover screaming “FAAAAAR?” There are SO many classic, memorable skits we'll never be able to get out of our brains — and we're not complaining! Join us as we count down YOUR Top 10 (or 14) favorites! Which shockingly appears low on the list? Which was the #1 most memorable? And which one prompted a debate about Ernie's nipples? Listen now to find out!Follow the PCPS on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube.Help the PCPS keep on truckin' by becoming a supporter on Patreon. Check out all the extra perks you get here.Want to pitch in for gas money and support the PCPS? Make a one-time donation here.Subscribe to the PCPS email newsletter, “The Weekly Reader” here.
Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis
The guys wonder if the Colts could make an offer for Lamar Jackson instead of drafting a QB with the 4th overall pick. The Raiders postpone Jimmy G's introductory presser leading some to believe they can make a better offer than the Jets for Aaron Rodgers. Plus, a Tournament version of Over/Under's.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sad news everyone. The legendary club and drag performer Jojo Baby, who for decades entertained people onstage and in every stage including everyday life with their makeup, costumes and puppets died from complications with cancer, they were 51. Today we repost one of our earlier shows from 2007 “JoJo Finds a Skull” when JoJo made the evening news upon finding a skull rolling in a boiling pot of water when shopping for mannequin parts in a strangers home they met on Craigslist. Coming of age in Chicago, JoJo was a big part of our scene in the nightclubs and the Radical Faeries. For many people of our generation JoJo was one of the first entertainers people met in the 90s and early 2000s when they first moved to town. Jojo is survived by his brother Jay Jay Arguellas and so many club performers, artists and drag queens he helped mentor and inspire. Jojo's own mentor was puppeteer and trans pioneer Greer Lankton, whose work with Andy Warhol laid the foundation for a lot of great art, including building the first Big Bird puppet for Sesame Street. Big Bird's mother was a trans woman, and JoJo Baby was Big Bird's sibling. Queer art is a huge part of everyone's DNA, and although they may be gone in body, JoJo's creations, creativity and love is still very much alive. Thank you JoJo for being a part of my life and all our lives. You live on in all of us. You live on in all of us. Please enjoy this encore presentation of Feast of Fun: “JoJo Baby Finds a Skull.” Thank you for all the glitter, glamour and guts. But most of all thank you for the fun and friendship. ❤️
Happy Spooky Wednesday, folks! This week is like Sesame Street, full of storytelling and learning about numbers. Well, Sesame Street if the stories involved hauntings and mocking paranormal celebrities, and the numbers were considered unlucky. Kala is telling us about a haunted guitar that went for sale on Reverb 5 years ago. The seller spins a yarn so fantastical and verbose that it caught the eye of the one and only Zak Bagans. You can just imagine how well that went over with us. But is it just a tale or is the instrument actually haunted by the devil-worshiping teen who owned it? And Brittany tells us about the number 13 and why so many people think it's unlucky. Is it biblical? Mythological? Real? We aren't sure, but there are definitely a lot of bad things people associate with this number. So much so that they have a word for the fear of it. A word we can not pronounce. Buckle up for an episode full of big words, big laughs, and lots of questionable stories! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/leftofskeptic/support
Our Home Base Staff Pick this week is "The Service of Sesame Street – Featuring Rocio Galarza." You'll first hear from Home Base's Family Outreach Coordinator, military spouse and military daughter Betsy Hart. Betsy was in this original episode in April 2021, and talked about the time when her kids were really little, how Sesame Workshop for Military Families was a saving grace for them and for the whole family during all their deployments and transitions. Rocio Galarza is Vice President of US Social Impact at Sesame Workshop, and she and Dr. Ron talk about Sesame's partnerships with the military community, DoD, and content experts, and how they create the energy behind those beloved "service-monsters" and their own military families. Thank you, Betsy Hart, and to your whole family for the service you've provided for many years and that continue to provide for the patients and families at Home Base. Thank you to Rocio Galarza our guest and Brit Edwards, at Sesame Steet for Military Families.Many thanks to Chuck Clough - editing and interviewing for Home Base Staff Picks, Justin Scheinert - photos and socials, Army Veteran Kelly Field – Communications, Steve Monaco Marketing, and Phebe Garver, coordination and consultation. We will connect back in 2 weeks for more Home Base Staff Picks, remember this is Military Appreciation Month, thank you all who have served and all the families who serve with you. We are back with new conversations and stories in April, so please subscribe or follow, tell a friend about us. For more about the military family programs and team, and all things Home Base please go to www.homebase.org_____If you are your loved one is experiencing any emotional, mental health struggles, you are not alone and please contact Home Base at (617) 724-5202, or visit www.homebase.org.Theme music for Home Base Nation: "Rolling the tree" by The Butler FrogsFollow Home Base on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedInThe Home Base Nation Team is Steve Monaco, Army Veteran Kelly Field, Phebe Garver, Justin Scheinert, Chuck Clough, with COO Michael Allard, Brigadier General Jack Hammond, and Peter Smyth.Producer and Host: Dr. Ron HirschbergAssistant Producer, Editor and corresponded (Home Base Staff Picks): Chuck CloughChairman, Home Base Media Lab: Peter SmythTo Donate to Home Base where every dollar goes to the care of veterans and military families that is cost to them, go to: www.homebase.org/donate.Home Base Nation is the official podcast of Home Base Program for Veterans and Military Families, a partnership of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Red Sox Foundation. To learn more and connect with us at Home Base Nation: www.homebase.org/podcastThe views expressed by guests to the Home Base Nation podcast are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by guests are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Home Base, the Red Sox Foundation or any of its officials.
In the GM Web3 podcast episode on March 14, 2023, several interesting topics were discussed. First, the recent CPI and core inflation numbers were reported, and the market responded positively as they were in line with expectations and lower than last month. The FOMC meeting on the 21st was identified as the next big macro event.Next, the podcast touched on the cryptocurrency market, which was up by about 10%, with Bitcoin and Ethereum both sitting at all-time highs and outperforming most alts. NFT marketplace volumes were lower than usual, with BLUR dominating the majority of trading volume.The podcast also discussed the Cookie Monster and the rest of the Sesame Street gang hitting the blockchain, as well as a job posting by Pokemon for someone with a deep understanding of web3 and connections to investors. Instagram's decision to stop supporting NFTs was noted as a negative development from the stages perspective. Finally, Rug Radio announced their partnership with Sorare, a fantasy sports platform that raised $600 million in funding. Rug Radio will have a new vertical focusing on sports, with Buster scher leading the charge. The Buster Show, which has been running for four years, has featured guests ranging from Tom Brady to marine biologists, but sports will always be a focus.GM Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The co-hosts weigh in on the standout moments from the 95th Academy Awards where the film 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' took home seven Oscars! Plus, we honor the first Black female puppeteer on Sesame Street, Megan Piphus Peace, for Women's History Month. See her journey to her historic residency on the children's program and the co-hosts meet her character, 6-year-old Gabrielle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pop Culture Preservation Society
EPISODE 110 — The Sunny Days of Sesame Street How do you get to Sesame Street? With us! Join us as we celebrate and honor the sunny days of Sesame Street — OUR Sesame Street — the OG!! We're remembering those first years and all the things that have been living RENT FREE in our heads for decades: All the humans we loved (including TWO Gordons!) … the muppets … the kids … and the songs. And NEXT WEEK we'll be ranking the top 10 sketches as determined by our listeners. It's a two-week Sesame Street-palozza love-fest that will sweep all your clouds away!Follow PCPS on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTubeSupport the PCPS by becoming a patron on Patreon. Check out all the perks you get here.Help the PCPS keep on truckin' by making a donation here.Sign up for the PCPS email newsletter, “The Weekly Reader” here.
From Pencils to Pixels: The Animation Celebration Podcast
To celebrate the show's first anniversary, Scott and Michael open their e-mail inbox to discuss requests about different animation topics from listeners. The requests include animation featured on “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company,” non-holiday TV shows and specials from the Rankin/Bass Studio, and stop-motion animation. Join in for this eclectic episode of animation favorites! Find more From Pencils to Pixels: The Animation Celebration Podcast at: www.rf4rm.com Follow the show on Twitter: @pencil2pixel Follow the hosts on social media: Scott on Twitter: @scotthopkins76 Michael on Twitter: @mlyonsfl I Michael's website: www.wordsfromlyons.com Rate, review, & subscribe to From Pencils to Pixels on Apple podcasts I Google Play I Stitcher
On episode 2 of Volume 5, Greg is joined by the amazingly talented multihyphenate JAKE HUFFMAN!!!Connecticut born and bred artist Jake Huffman creates a euphoric realm of indie pop rock, bringing his anthemic energy to a global audience. As lead vocalist and drummer, the multi-instrumentalist was previously known for his time in the viral alt rock band, McLovins. Having taken the time to rediscover who he is as a solo artist, Huffman returns with a complete arsenal of new music, all of which has been entirely written, performed and produced by Jake himself. His latest single “Martyr” was written, recorded and produced at the world renowned PowerStation New England Studio and forms a cohesive ode to his upcoming EP. With compelling discourses, the track explores a commentary about dying on a hill, as he explains, “The lyrics aren't about what I personally believe. Everywhere I look people are spouting their beliefs while contradicting themselves in the same breath. The world has become so polarizing and I wanted this song to encapsulate that energy.” With the perfect punch of redemption, his musicality comes to life. Huffman's anthemic vocal energy rises atop crashing choruses, soaring melodies and the alt-rock infused rhythms he's been known to possess. With broadening soundscapes and truly impeccable capability, it's Huffman's hope that listeners will take what they need from the song, as he explores a journey into creativity. Accompanied by a sound that pulls deep from his rock roots and reaches far into what can only be described as the sound of the 20's, his latest single consolidates his status as an exceptional talent. Huffman's latest project is an amalgamation of his musical influences and vast heritage of experience. At the age of 14, Huffman and his band McLovins posted on YouTube a cover of Phish's “You Enjoy Myself” from his parents basement in Connecticut. Overnight the video went viral and sparked a rabid following of fans around the world. Since then, he has shared the stage with Blink-182, Foster The People, BB King and The Flaming Lips. Huffman has garnered humbling praise from the likes of the Rolling Stone, US Weekly, NPR and legendary XPN Radio Programming Director and DJ Bruce Warren, as well as also having caught the attention of Emmy, Grammy and Tony award-winning producer and composer Bill Sherman (Hamilton, In The Heights, Sesame Street) and Glee producer Michael Novick. Meanwhile on television, the musician has left an imprint as a composer and lyricist for Sesame Street, writing dozens of songs for artists like Ed Sheeran and Leon Bridges. With plenty more on the horizon, it looks like 2023 will be an explosive year for Jake Huffman.CONNECT WITH JAKE HUFFMANWebsite - Instagram - YouTubeSUPPORT THIS SHOW
On this episode of AGELESS, Jayna is joined by Florence Ann Romano. She is a personal growth strategist, author, philanthropist, and businesswoman. She is the Vice President of Business Strategy for Yakkety Yak, a full service content marketing agency. Florence Ann is a proud member of the board of directors at the Children's Research Fund as well as Female Strong. She is also a founding member of Sesame Street's Leadership Council. After spending more than fifteen years as a childcare provider, during which she was known as the Windy City Nanny, Florence Ann is the authority on childcare and family support in this new millennium, and has had more than five hundred media appearances discussing those topics. Born and raised just outside of Chicago, Florence Ann shows us that, not only is the saying, “It takes a village” true, but also how important the need for community is.Her new book, Build Your Village: A Guide to Finding Joy and Community in Every Stage of Life was just released nationwide and is available wherever books are sold.Follow Florence Ann here:https://florenceannromano.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/florenceann.romanoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlorenceARomanoFollow Jayna Rylee for BTS here:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayna_rylee/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jayna.ryleeTikTok: @jaynaryleeYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@jaynarylee
Did you know that the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 96% of all the world's oceans? Anna Dibble joins Nancy to talk about her environmental advocacy as an artist and what Gulf of Maine EcoArts is doing to shine a light on the impacts of climate change. Public relations plays a key role in helping spread the word about art exhibits, including the Gulf of Maine EcoArts' latest collaboration with Maine Maritime Museum, an exhibit called “SeaChange: Darkness & Light in the Gulf of Maine.” Listen to this episode to find out what role PR plays and learn more about the SeaChange exhibit. 2:47 – Anna explains how growing up around nature led her to her career and helped her realize how there is a disconnect between most people and the natural world. 4:38 – Anna talks about the inspiration behind the SeaChange exhibit at Maine Maritime Museum. 10:15 – Anna describes what she hopes will come out of the SeaChange exhibit. 14:26 – Anna shares how PR is important for all the different aspects of SeaChange, whether the exhibit is being covered from an environmental or artistic perspective. 17:10 – Anna explains how PR can help promote art exhibits. 18:55 – Anna talks about working with interns to create the SeaChange exhibit. 21:52 – Anna shares one of her favorite books and some environmental authors that have impacted her work. Quote "I've had to do a lot of publicity for myself and for the arts, it's extremely important because the arts in our culture are almost put in this separate category. It's too bad they're not more part of the culture the way they are in Europe and Canada and even Mexico. They are separated so publicity is extremely important, I think. Otherwise, word of mouth isn't enough. We need the press." – Anna Dibble, founding director of Gulf of Maine EcoArts Links: Listen to Amanda Pleau's episode of The PR Maven® Podcast. Colin Woodard's Gulf of Maine series: https://www.pressherald.com/2020/09/07/mayday-gulf-maine-distress-six-part-series-from-colin-woodard/ Bigelow Lab: https://www.bigelow.org/ Maine Maritime Museum: https://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/ Conservation Law Foundation: https://www.clf.org/ Commentary: Art Can Help Us Understand the Gulf of Maine's Warming Problem: https://www.pressherald.com/2023/02/06/commentary-art-can-help-us-understand-the-gulf-of-maines-warming-problem/ Intertidal: Maine Maritime Museum Exhibit Features Underwater Mountain Range: https://www.pressherald.com/2023/02/09/intertidal-maine-maritime-museum-exhibit-features-underwater-mountain-range/ Where Art and Science Intersect: https://news.colby.edu/story/where-art-and-science-intersect/ Maine College of Art & Design: https://www.meca.edu/ Saint Joseph's College of Maine: https://www.sjcme.edu/ Maryland Institute College of Art: https://www.mica.edu/ “Cloud Cuckoo Land” by Anthony Doerr: https://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Cuckoo-Land-Anthony-Doerr/dp/1982168439 Gretel Ehrlich: https://www.amazon.com/Books-Gretel-Ehrlich/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AGretel+Ehrlich Barry Lopez: https://www.amazon.com/Barry-Lopez-Books/s?k=Barry+Lopez&rh=n%3A283155 Paul Kingsnorth: https://www.paulkingsnorth.net/books About the guest: Anna Dibble is a visual artist, project designer and curator. She has shown her work in galleries and museums in the northeastern United States since 1971. Between 2018 and 2023, she founded and directed a project-based initiative, and produced two collaborative large-scale, year-long sculpture and environmental exhibitions. In the past, she worked in the animation industry in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York at Disney, Sesame Street and Electric Company, Marvel and Hanna Barbara. Looking to connect: Instagram: @anna.dibble Website: www.gulfofmaineecoarts.org Personal website: www.annadibble.com
Mickey, Hannah, and Ryan are taking pomes to the street, Sesame Street that is. Join us as we become fuzzy loveable monsters, wonder, what if, and try, and deal with the number and letter of the day.Follow along with this episode's games at: http://latenightpomes.com/episodes/52-sesame-street/Support Late Night Pomes at patreon.com/latenightpomesradio.Send us your pomes to email@example.com.Follow Late Night Pomes on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Late Night Pomes is brought to you by Deep Overstock, https://deepoverstock.com.Intro/outro: "Night Owl" by Broke For Free, used under Creative Commons License 3.0.Interlude music: "Go to the Picnic" by Loyalty Freak Music, in the public domain. Get bonus episodes on our Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Live From Detroit: The Jeff Dwoskin Show
Discover the inspiring journey of Patricia Rae, from mastering English by watching Sesame Street to starring in All Rise. Explore her struggles with typecasting, adoption of method acting, and the power of Reiki healing. My guest, Patricia Rae, and I discuss: Learn how Patricia Rae mastered English by watching Sesame Street! Sesame Street's importance to children whose first language is not English. Representation matters! The role of Sesame Street and The Electric Company in showcasing diversity on TV. From typecasting to triumph: How Patricia pushed herself beyond limitations in High School and beyond. Discover Patricia's method acting techniques (and Patricia explains this approach to us in detail) The power of Reiki healing: a personal journey with Patricia Rae. Miami Vice: The role that helped Patricia Rae and set her back at the same time. Breaking into commercials, landing guest roles on America's Most Wanted and Law and Order. Recurring roles on shows that were soon canceled: Patricia's story with Chuck and New York News with Mary Tyler Moore. From victim roles to role models: Patricia's journey towards better onscreen character representation. I Love Lucy and Carol Burnett: How watching TV sparked Patricia's desire to act. Starring roles in Maria Full of Grace and The Big Wedding with Robert DeNiro, Diane Keaton, and Robin Williams. All Rise! The role of a lifetime for Patricia Rae. Why having a support system is crucial for success. and SO MUCH MORE! You're going to love my conversation with Patricia Rae Twitter Instagram IMDB SPONSOR: Morgan and Morgan: For more information go to https://ForThePeople.com/CLASSIC Follow Jeff Dwoskin: Jeff Dwoskin on Twitter The Jeff Dwoskin Show podcast on Twitter Podcast website Podcast on Instagram Yes, the show used to be called Live from Detroit: The Jeff Dwoskin Show Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Muppets in Moscow is Natasha Lance Rogoff's account of launching a Russian version of the American tv series Sesame Street. If a single announcer supplies the dialogue dubbing when a foreign film is shown in Russia where do you find the technical skills you need? Should you feature exclusively ethnically Russian actors or include nationalities from former Soviet republics? What puppets from Russian folklore might be suitable and what kind of education for children are you trying to achieve? Anne McElvoy asks Natasha about how she found the answers to these questions and how that period of Russian TV differs from the media landscape there today. Plus New Generation Thinker Victoria Donovan looks at punk protest and films such as Little Vera (1988); Lucy Weir traces the ways in which art and music responded to the era of Perestroika and beyond; and, Tamar Koplatadze explores how literature from across the former republics of the USSR is beginning to process the Soviet past. Producer: Ruth Watts
Muppet Fan Podcasts with ToughPigs.com
In our final interview for Season 2, Joe pulls out the big guns and surprises Jarrod with none other than the legendary Frank Oz! Frank needs no introduction, but let's give him one anyway. Frank was the original performer of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and Sam on The Muppet Show, as well as Bert, Grover and Cookie Monster on Sesame Street. He directed The Muppets Take Manhattan, before going on to direct films like Bowfinger and Death At A Funeral. A few years ago he released the incredible documentary Muppet Guys Talking, where he teamed up with Jerry Nelson and previous To Introduce Our Guest Star guests Fran Brill, Bill Barretta and Dave Goelz! Listen as we discuss Frank's ideas for The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made, teaming up with Dave Goelz for voice overs and drinking with Joan Rivers. Plus Muppets From Space wasn't great, Jarrod's getting surgery, and Frank thinks we're terrible at our jobs.
Actor and writer Allan McLeod (You're the Worst), returns to discuss the gothic chiller INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater and Antonio Banderas. This 1994 adaptation of author Anne Rice's bestselling novel spans centuries in the lives of elegant bloodsuckers from late 18th century New Orleans to mid-90s San Francisco. Neil Jordan directed an all-star cast lead by the then-surprise choice of Cruise as the flamboyantly evil vampire, Lestat. Despite some high profile protestations over its dark themes, the film was a box office hit upon release, and has secured its spot as a piece of '90s horror iconography. But viewed today, is INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE still have some bite or does it simply... suck? Much is at stake as we check the pulse of this film, plus ask our recurring question "Would You Parent Like That?", and follow some fun diversions into Sesame Street, the Mandela effect, Craig Healy, Vampirina, Oprah Winfrey, and much, much more! INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE is currently available to stream on HBO Max.
Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast, “in the morning, in the evening…ain't we got Funt?”* That's right, it's an encore episode with Bill Funt, son of Allen Funt. We speak to Bill about growing up the son of perhaps THE pioneer of reality television whose Candid Camera TV show was a major hit on American television for decades and was just one of the versions in a long line of Candid incarnations which spanned radio, cable TV and film as well. We spoke to Bill about everything from a legitimate air hijacking to Cuba he was a part of as a toddler as well as his dads beginnings in radio in the military which launched the idea for Candid Microphone, Candid Camera, Candid Candid Camera and (ahem) What Do You Say To A Naked Lady. More on that later. We also spoke to Bill about his songwriting aunt who got him on the set of Sesame Street, his mother Marilyn Funt, whose book Are You Anybody? was a precursor of sorts to this podcast and his dad's love of The Beatles. Not. There's a lot to unpack here including Bill's ribbing of hist Josh Mills' imitations, his own career as a musician and stints working on classic television that was not Candid Camera. Take a listen, to this encore episode of the Rarified Heir Podcast. Everyone has a story.
David Harrington on 50 years of making music with The Kronos Quartet, receiving an overdue apology and his love for Sesame Street. Plus, actor and comedian Rakhee Morzaria (Run The Burbs) (37:21) on her comedy, the tension of being both a writer and actor on the same show, and what she thinks Tom should say to internet trolls.
John & Tammy in the Morning on KSON
Sesame Street" posted a clip of Lizzo hanging out with Elmo, and playing a cookie flute. Unfortunately it wasn't long until THIS Sesame Street character showed up and ATE the Cookie flute. What Sesame Street character eats cookies?
The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy
Ed and Ron are honored to welcome Natasha Lance Rogoff to The Soul of Enterprise. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, the timing appeared perfect to bring Sesame Street to millions of children living in the former Soviet Union. With the Muppets envisioned as ideal ambassadors of Western idealistic values, no one anticipated just how challenging and dangerous this would prove to be. In Muppets in Moscow, Natasha Lance Rogoff brings the story to life. Lance Rogoff, a young American television producer fluent in Russian, was chosen to lead a crew of hundreds of American and Russian artists, producers, educators, writers, and puppeteers to create the Russian adaptation. During the production, against the backdrop of bombings and the assassination of her Russian broadcast partners, Lance Rogoff and the team remained determined to bring laughter, learning, and a new way of seeing the world to children in Russia. In her book, she illuminates how cultural clashes colored nearly every aspect of the production, from the show's educational framework to scriptwriting to the new Russian Muppets themselves, often pitting Sesame Street's Western values against nearly four centuries of Russian thought. In spite of the challenges, the show would go on to become a major hit, airing for over a decade. Muppets in Moscow explores post-Soviet societal tensions that continue to thwart the Russian people's efforts to create a better future for their country. More than just a story of a children's show, it provides a valuable perspective of Russia's people, their culture, and their complicated relationship with the West that remains more relevant than ever today.
In this week's episode of the Casual Friday Podcast, the guys dive into Jay's conversation with his new best friend: Chat GPT.SocialsPatreon - https://www.patreon.com/casualfricastTwitter - https://twitter.com/casualfricastInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/casualfricast/Web - https://casualfricast.com
Muppet Fan Podcasts with ToughPigs.com
Today Jarrod surprises Joe with comedian, actor and massive Muppet fan Bobby Moynihan! Bobby has had an incredible career with nine seasons on Saturday Night Live and has worked on shows like DuckTales and 30 Rock, as well as films like Monsters University and Sisters. But us Muppet fans love him for his guest appearance on Sesame Street as the Quacker Duck Oates Man and for being the guest star for both The Muppets Take The Hollywood Bowl and The Muppets Take The O2 live shows! Listen as we discuss performing Happy Feet with Kermit, the props Bobby wishes he could have stolen, and the various times SNL parodied the Muppets. Plus Bobby doesn't want to sing, Paul Williams asks everyone to play golf, and Mel Brooks is at an airport.
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HOUR 3: Mike Renner, Pro football Focus Lead Draft Analyst joins the DA Show. Chris LoPresti is Sesame Street Stunned to a News. Why would the NFL drug test Watt?
Join us for an inspiring and insightful conversation with Myron Welik, veteran sales expert, entrepreneur, popular speaker, podcast host and author of The Jackhammer Effect: How to Break Down Doors and Make Business Deals Happen for People Who Believe They Can't. After losing his own multimillion-dollar business, he set forth on a journey to reinvent himself and help entrepreneurs of all ages overcome fear, take action, recognize and seize opportunities and realize their dreams. As someone who has brokered mega-deals and partnerships with major brands such as Heidi Klum and New Balance, the New England Patriots, Lacoste, Sesame Street and more, Myron has a wealth of knowledge to share.Thank you for listening. Please check out @lateboomers on Instagram and our website lateboomers.biz. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to watch it or listen to more of our episodes, you will find Late Boomers on your favorite podcast platform and on our new YouTube Late Boomers Podcast Channel. We hope we have inspired you and we look forward to your becoming a member of our Late Boomers family of subscribers.
It's one thing to get a vision from God. It's another thing to act on that vision when your current life doesn't look like the promise. I had the opportunity to sit down with K'la Inman to talk about faith. K'la is no stranger to speaking things into existence even when her present circumstances look nothing like what she is saying out of her mouth. She grabs onto the promises of God and moves on them. K'la Inman, who goes by the name K'la Model Maker has been in the entertainment industry for around 12 years. She has worked on nearly every type of set, including tv/film, commercial, and print. K'la started her company to help people just like her younger self learn exactly how to start in the industry. She wasted thousands of dollars on fake modeling agencies that would come to town promising to deliver her 'dream' and had nothing to show for it. Her passion is to expose the frauds, and light up the true path to a career in this industry and in doing so, she has landed her clients contracts with companies like Netflix, Nike, LG, Bye Bye Baby, Ford, Sesame Street, and so many more. In this episode, K'la and I discussed: How K'la got started helping parents land real modeling contracts for their kids When she came to know God for herself Her development of spiritual discipline to hear God clearly How K'la discovered the power of her words K'la's vision for her future What kept her going when her present circumstances didn't look like the vision Her purpose How K'la prevents her career and purpose from overshadowing her relationship with God and the time she spends with Him and much more! Check out the show notes for this episode here: https://pavielle.com/119 Want to ask a follow up question to the episode? Submit your question here anonymously: https://pavielle.com/ask Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts "I love Pavielle and The Purpose Collective Podcast."
If you think your job is tough, today's episode will leave you shocked. Baila Sebrow, producer and host of The Definitive Rap Show sat down with American TV producer Natasha Lance Rogoff to discuss her memoir, Muppets in Moscow: The Unexpected Crazy True Story of Making Sesame Street in Russia, which Rowman & Littlefield published recently. It chronicles Natasha's experience producing a Russian version of Sesame Street in post-Soviet Union Russia. In the process, Natasha, who is Jewish, and her colleagues faced the assassinations of their broadcast partners, a car bombing, and the takeover of the show's production office by Russian soldiers with AK47s. The book captures the occurrences of a disagreement creating a fun, educational children's television show against the violent backdrop of 1990s Moscow. It also relays the cultural clashes that threatened to derail Natasha's efforts to bring the Muppets and their idealistic values to millions of children across the former Soviet empire, including Ukraine. As one of the people on Natasha's team put it, “You are tasking us with developing this curriculum to help kids learn the skills they need for an open society, but how can we do it if we haven't lived in an open society?” The show is off the air now, but its legacy—the Ulitsa Sezam (Sesame Street) generation—remains. We see it in the Russians walking out of Russia because they oppose Putin's war and do not want to fight, and we see it on the Ukrainian side—the same age cohort, fighting for their freedom. Since its release, the book has been covered in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Vulture, and on MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” among others. Natasha Lance Rogoff is an award-winning American television producer, filmmaker, and journalist who has produced television news and documentaries in Russia, Ukraine, and the former Soviet Union for CBS, NBC, ABC, and PBS. Lance Rogoff executive produced Ulitsa Sezam, the Russian adaptation of Sesame Street, between 1993 and 1997. She also produced Plaza Sesamo in Mexico. In addition to her television work, Lance Rogoff has reported on Soviet underground culture as a documentary director and magazine and newspaper writer for major international media outlets. Today, Lance Rogoff produces content for television and digital platforms and is the CEO and founder of an ed-tech company. An associate fellow in Harvard University's Art, Film, and Visual Studies department, she divides her time between Cambridge, MA and New York City. Natasha talked about what she envisioned for this production before things went crazy, and why she chose to produce a Sesame Street type of show. Natasha described the most difficult part of this assignment, and the difficulties she faced working in Russia. She explained why this production of a Russian Sesame Street got so dangerous, and how a backer who was going to come in with a million dollars for the show was blown up in his car. The show concluded with Natasha's message of what she would most like people to understand about the Russian people and their country. *WATCH THIS INTERVIEW
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If you think your job is tough, today's episode will leave you shocked .Baila Sebrow, producer and host of The Definitive Rap Show sat down with American TV producer Natasha Lance Rogoff to discuss her memoir, Muppets in Moscow: The Unexpected Crazy True Story of Making Sesame Street in Russia, which Rowman & Littlefield published recently. It chronicles Natasha's experience producing a Russian version of Sesame Street in post-Soviet Union Russia. In the process, Natasha, who is Jewish, and her colleagues faced the assassinations of their broadcast partners, a car bombing, and the takeover of the show's production office by Russian soldiers with AK47s. The book captures the occurrences of a disagreement creating a fun, educational children's television show against the violent backdrop of 1990s Moscow. It also relays the cultural clashes that threatened to derail Natasha's efforts to bring the Muppets and their idealistic values to millions of children across the former Soviet empire, including Ukraine. As one of the people on Natasha's team put it, “You are tasking us with developing this curriculum to help kids learn the skills they need for an open society, but how can we do it if we haven't lived in an open society?” The show is off the air now, but its legacy—the Ulitsa Sezam (Sesame Street) generation—remains. We see it in the Russians walking out of Russia because they oppose Putin's war and do not want to fight, and we see it on the Ukrainian side—the same age cohort, fighting for their freedom. Since its release, the book has been covered in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Vulture, and on MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” among others. Natasha Lance Rogoff is an award-winning American television producer, filmmaker, and journalist who has produced television news and documentaries in Russia, Ukraine, and the former Soviet Union for CBS, NBC, ABC, and PBS. Lance Rogoff executive produced Ulitsa Sezam, the Russian adaptation of Sesame Street, between 1993 and 1997. She also produced Plaza Sesamo in Mexico. In addition to her television work, Lance Rogoff has reported on Soviet underground culture as a documentary director and magazine and newspaper writer for major international media outlets. Today, Lance Rogoff produces content for television and digital platforms and is the CEO and founder of an ed-tech company. An associate fellow in Harvard University's Art, Film, and Visual Studies department, she divides her time between Cambridge, MA and New York City. Natasha talked about what she envisioned for this production before things went crazy, and why she chose to produce a Sesame Street type of show. Natasha described the most difficult part of this assignment, and the difficulties she faced working in Russia. She explained why this production of a Russian Sesame Street got so dangerous, and how a backer who was going to come in with a million dollars for the show was blown up in his car. The show concluded with Natasha's message of what she would most like people to understand about the Russian people and their country. *WATCH THIS INTERVIEW
Everyone deserves a community. We aren't supposed to have all the answers or know how to do everything on our own! How do we construct our village and allow people to help? It's hard to let love in, it requires patience and compassion my dad says. Building Your Village is about what communities actually mean! Florence Ann Romano and I met on her Windy Cindy Nanny web series when I was going through postpartum having had a preemie 7 weeks early. The series covered a wide range of guests and topics from single parents, to blended families, to widowed parents, and it helped her come up with the idea for her book! How do you find a good nanny? How are we parenting? How do you find your tribe and identify potential villagers? What questions should you be asking a caretaker? It's a self care journey in how we show up for people! Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. Florence Ann Romano (www.florenceann.com) is a village advocate, philanthropist, and author who has always had a special place in her heart for family and community. She worked as a childcare provider for over 15 years and believes the key to a family's success lies in focusing on what she calls THE TRIFECTA - parent, child, and caretaker working in unison toward common, family goals. Her latest book, Build Your Village: A Guide to Finding Joy and Community in Every Stage of Life, will be published by Beyond Words on February 21, 2023. Florence Ann also has been featured on over 500 national and local media outlets across the country, including ABC/CBS/ NBC and FOX TV affiliates, Home & Family, The Jenny McCarthy Show, SiriusXM, and more. Her loyal followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube have grown into a robust, engaged social media village of moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and childcare providers that grows larger every day. She is also currently a regular expert on over 10 different national TV affiliates across America! Born and raised just outside of Chicago, Florence Ann earned a degree in performance theatre at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She has served as President and Founder of a non-profit board dedicated to autism awareness and now serves on the Executive Board of the Children's Research Fund at Lurie's Children's Hospital and is a founding member of Sesame Street's Leadership Council. Connect with Reena https://youtube.com/c/BetterCallDaddy bettercalldaddy.com instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast twitter.com/reenareena My dad and I would love you to subscribe and drop us a review or feedback podchaser.com/bettercalldaddy ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy
It's an Encore episode! Elmo and Zoe are friends. Rocco and Zoe are friends. Rocco and Elmo are not friends because Elmo cannot be friends with a rock. At least according to Elmo. Elmo had it one day in 2004 and lost his cool on Sesame Street over Zoe saving the last cookie for Rocco to eat (because rocks don't have mouths and why are we explaining this, you get it, rocks are rocks). Elmo refused to apologize and thus began the great debate: can you be friends with someone who fundamentally disagrees with you on the nature of reality. Or the bigger debate: can you hurt a rock's feelings? This Sesame Street episode was aired in 2004 but went viral in 2022. What's up 18 years later that would make people want to share this clip millions of times over Twitter? Maybe - just maybe - millions of people have recently been through something and suddenly identify with Elmo's ranting about friends believing that reality is open to debate? Join us as we meander down the dark twisted alleyways of memory lane: children's TV, puppeteers, and getting the chance to live your dream only to watch it crumble like a cookie in a rock's mouth.
I am beyond delighted to chat with Makeda Mays Green, SVP, Digital and Cultural Insights at Nickelodeon for today's episode of #29DaysofMagic! We talk about her first job at Sesame Street, where she knew what she wanted and went after it. We talk about her first 12 years working for Sesame, and how she has gotten to working at Nickelodeon. Makeda talks about her lofty goals, some of the struggles she's gone through, how holding onto her purpose has kept her going on. We talk about how "No." is a sentence. We talk about how being purpose driven is so much more important than the what. Makeda shares about how important it is to shift your internal voice so that you can reframe and react to situations. "It is less about making a dollar, and more about making a difference, " - Makeda Mays Green Connect with her on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/makeda-mays-green-888a3242/ Nickelodeon: https://www.nick.com/ Partnered with the African American Film Critics Association for #29DaysofMagic 2023 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theaafca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aafca/?hl=en Website: aafca.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-reset-podcast/support
Brian and Lee talk with award-winning television producer Natasha Lance Rogoff about her book “Muppets in Moscow”. Find out the amazing true story how Sesame Street came to Russia. The post The Brian and Lee Show: Interview with Natasha Lance Rogoff appeared first on WWDB-AM.
OK, try to picture this. Here's a group of maybe 100 teenagers in a seminar for two hours, sitting on concrete the whole time, taking notes the whole time, and asking for more when the seminar is dismissed. You say, "Whoa! What planet were you on?" It was in Haiti when I was there a few years ago, teaching in a workshop in the gymnasium. Now, the only place to sit was in the balcony, and in the balcony of that gym it was all concrete. They told me to take two hours. Wow! I said, "Oh, I could talk here all the time!" I could probably figure out something to say for two hours, and I did. Believe it or not, I was the first one finished! I know that's pretty hard for you to believe that I finished first, but I really did. Give me two hours and I can. Well, they quickly ran to the next seminar to get some more. Now, I returned to America, and you know you'd better be done in 20 minutes here or you'll be talking to yourself. Unless, of course, you're funny enough to be like a Christian comedian or something. Let's not be too rough on our teenagers though; they happen to have a disease that afflicts the whole American church. And it is a disease that produces spiritual wimps. I'm Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about "Entertainment Faith." Our word for today from the Word of God follows the feeding of the 5,000, where it says in John 6:14, "After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, 'Surely this is the prophet who was to come into the world.'" Well, they chased Him all the way across the lake of Galilee, and when they found Him on the other side of the lake, it says they asked Him, "'Rabbi, when did you get here?' Jesus answered, 'I tell you the truth, you're looking for me not because you saw miraculous signs, but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.'" In verse 30 they asked Him, "What miraculous sign will You give that we may see it and believe You? What will you do?" Finally, after Jesus begins to talk to them about the shedding of blood and a cross, in verse 66 it says, "From this time many of His disciples turned back and no longer followed Him." Now, here's a crowd, and they're ready to follow Jesus as long as there was a good show: miracles, excited crowds, cheers, surprises, songs, good feelings. But as soon as it got serious or demanding, as soon as it cost something, they checked out - the first known case of entertainitis. Yep, interest in spiritual input as long as it's easy to take. I didn't realize how shallow our faith here is until I met Christians in other countries. They know how to pray powerfully, extensively. They're hungry, not for jokes and stories. They want solid, biblical teaching. They're interested in the substance of Christianity, not the style of the speaker. And while we're having socials, they're having revivals. While we accept mediocrity, they're expecting miracles. Now, we're a product of a media culture; kind of a Sesame Street, Internet pop-up approach that changes the subject every 60 seconds. But compared to believers in the rest of the world, they have a Sesame Street faith. The first step toward the cure of entertainitis is to recognize the disease and to want a cure. We need to begin to re-train our hearts to look for the truth in a message, not the entertainment value; to look for the Bible in a song, not the beat; to quit expecting speakers to do all the work for us; to pack the auditorium for a sermon, not just for a concert or a special event; to understand this is a war, not a picnic. Most important, we need to commit ourselves to the spiritual discipline of a personal Bible study, just plain ol' time with Jesus that starts your day every day. That is the anchor of an authentic Christian life. Maybe it's time we say, "Lord, I'm tired of being so deep into my shallow, entertaining faith. I want to get rid of this disease of shallowness, or entertainitis." Remember what happened to the people who had it first? They eventually abandoned Jesus.
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Anais and Mirabelle Lee talk "The Babysitters Club", the new Disney show "Saturdays", making playlists for their characters, and share some truly fun audition stories! About Anais and Mirabelle: Anais and Mirabelle Lee are actresses, models, and dancers, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2007. They began modeling at three years old working for brands including Target, Toys'R'Us, Disney, Saks Fifth Avenue, Converse, and many more. At five years old, they started their acting career by sharing the role of ‘Janie' in the crime thriller feature film Blood Ties directed by Guillaume Canet. Since their film debut, they have had roles in major network TV shows from Veep, The Following, Madam Secretary, Mozart in the Jungle, The Blacklist, B-Positive and Sydney to the Max, to name a few. Anais and Mirabelle won an Iced-out Mic competing on Nickelodeon's Lip Sync Battle Shorties and danced with Big Bird and friends on the Sesame Street float in the Macy's Thanks Giving Day parade. You may have seen them on a segment of Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, The Steven Colbert Show or Live with Kelly and Ryan and sharing a lead role in The Weeknd's music video Die for You. More recently, after Anais' role in the feature film The Sun is Also a Star, she brought to life the iconic role of Jessi Ramsey in Netflix's The Baby-Sitters Club, which won two Emmys; while also a recurring guest star as Steph Green in the popular Netflix show The Upshaws. Mirabelle, after an emotional guest starring role in Fox's 9-1-1, and a critically acclaimed performance in AMC Shudder's horror movie Slapface, will soon be seen recurring in Disney's new show Saturdays in the role of Sonia. Mirabelle also voices three characters in the Emmy nominated Apple TV+ animated series “El Deafo”. Always busy, when not filming you might have seen them walking the catwalk in New York fashion week for Levi's, Jordan, Converse and Hurley, or on the cover or inside pages of magazines, but as hard as they work, they always take time to study, to dance and work on their writing skills in hopes of becoming screenwriters. Passionate about community and giving, Anais and Mirabelle created the Beatrice Martin Foundation to promote literacy in underserved communities. With over 1,000,000 followers, Anais and Mirabelle can be followed on their social media pages: Instagram (@anaismirabelle), TikTok (@anaismirabelle), Anais Lee (@anaislee_) and Mirabelle Lee (@mirabellelee). Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anaismirabelle/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/anaislee_/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/mirabellelee/?hl=en TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@anaismirabelle?lang=en Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/anaismirabelle Follow the show on social media! Instagram: https://instagram.com/thanksforcominginpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tfci_podcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/thanksforcominginpodcast/ Patreon: patreon.com/thanksforcomingin YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXj8Rb1bEmhufSBFSCyp4JQ Theme Music by Andrew Skrabutenas Producers: Jillian Clare & Susan Bernhardt Channel: Realm For more information, go to thanksforcominginpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to February 16th, 2023 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate shaking the tree and rescuing a grouch. 80% of the world's almonds come from California. As of 2020, the state was harvesting 3.1 billion pounds of the nuts annually. Unlike other nuts, almonds aren't picked. Instead, the trees are shaken so that the almond fruit falls to the ground. Yes, almond fruit. What we call an almond is technically the pit of a fruit. As for shaking, there are special machines for this called—well, shakers. They clamp onto each almond tree and begin to shake until all the fruit are off. After harvesting, the pits are removed, and viola! Almonds. On National Almond Day, celebrate with a handful of this healthy and delicious snack and be glad you don't have to shake the tree yourself. One of the world's more loveable grouches is Oscar from Sesame Street. Everyone in the neighborhood does their best to bring Oscar around. Even though he stays in his stinky trash can mood, once in a while we see him have a heart. Jim Henson based this character on a grumpy waiter he encountered in a restaurant called Oscar's Salt of The Sea. Caroll Spinney performed Oscar's voice based on a cranky New York taxi driver. We all meet a grouch at some point in life and there's one trick that works more often than not: doing something nice. On National Do A Grouch A Favor Day try this method with your favorite grouch. Just don't let them know which day you are celebrating. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're excited about this special Valentine's Day edition of our podcast, as we've brought on an amazing couple who is a part of our Beauty In Battle Marriage Mentorship program. Tanner and Brittany Hoyt are former college athletes who got married, lived the dream life for almost five years, then moved away for business while having kids at the same time. They moved from Easy Street to Sesame Street and found themselves trying to hold on to their ever-increasing chaotic life. But they figured out how to manage it all and grow closer at the same time. Tune in to hear their story and the practical things they've done to strengthen their relationship while managing a hectic schedule. Also, we're excited to announce the release of our free 5-Day Marriage Challenge. This challenge will give you five keys to strengthen your connection in marriage and will help you understand your spouse in a brand new way. Lots of people are joining, so click HERE to join the fun!
Car bombings, assassinations and a military takeover: these are just some of the things American TV producer Natasha Lance Rogoff and her team faced when trying to bring The Muppets to the former USSR in the 1990s.After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russia that emerged was a chaotic, sometimes violent free-for-all for western investors and oligarchs, swooping in to buy up businesses, natural resources and really anything they could. For regular Russians, they had to navigate a new, more free society and Natasha, a fluent speaker with experience in Russian TV, was drafted in to introduce The Muppets as the ambassadors to show children how to do that.An exercise in trying to introduce western values but also establish international relations with a former enemy, almost every aspect of the Russian Sesame Street- Uliza Sezam - was coloured by cultural clashes. Both nationalities had to learn to work together and better understand one another. What was created was a wholly Russian show, with new characters founded in traditional folklore and music informed by Russia's rich cultural history. The show was a huge success, beloved by children across the entire USSR and ran for 10 years into Putin's reign of power.Natasha joins Dan to tell this extraordinary story as they delve into the societal pressures faced by Russia after the Soviet Union and its relationship with the west which is still so relevant today.Her new book is called ‘Muppets in Moscow.'Archive of Sesame Street and Uliza Sezam courtesy of Sesame Workshop.Produced by Mariana Des Forges and mixed by Dougal Patmore.If you'd like to learn more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad-free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit - subscribe to History Hit today!Download the History Hit app from the Google Play store.Download the History Hit app from the Apple Store. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This person died in 2014 at age 86. She was a Tony-nominated stage actress, and a calypso dancer for a period of time.. In 2011 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was a college professor and a ubiquitous presence on the lecture circuit, and also made several appearances on Sesame Street. Throughout her writing, she explored the concepts of personal identity and resilience through the multifaceted lens of race, sex, family, community and the collective past. In 1969 she published her landmark book, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”. Today's dead celebrity is Maya Angelou. Famous & Gravy is created and co-hosted by Amit Kapoor and Michael Osborne. This episode was produced by Jacob Weiss. For updates on the show, please sign up for our newsletter at famousandgravy.com. Also, enjoy our mobile quiz game at deadoraliveapp.com If you enjoyed this episode, you may also like Episode 31 “The Greatest” (Muhammad Ali), Episode 26 “Wild Thing” (Maurice Sendak) and Episode 12 “Emblem of Dignify” (Nelson Mandela). Transcript of this episode New York Times Obituary for Maya Angelou Famous & Gravy official website Famous & Gravy on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn Dead or Alive Quiz Game Maya Angelou memorial page on Wake Forest University site Maya Angelou's poem at the 1993 inauguration Black Women of Amhert College podcast Tracy Morgan's impersonation of Angelou's Hallmark Cards on SNL Maya Angelou for Froot Loops on SNL performed by David Alan Grier Maya Angelou's Life in Photos in the New Yorker “And I Still Rise” Documentary on Maya Angelou “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” book at Half Price Books HPB.com
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A beloved woman in a posh Connecticut town goes out for a jog, same as she does every day. Along that route is an immense estate owned by the puppeteer, Caroll Spinney, who played the iconic “Big Bird” and “Oscar the Grouch” characters on Sesame Street. After failing to return, police searching for the woman find a literal blood trail leading directly to Big Bird's estate … and an immaculate Chinese pagoda on the property. Soon, all eyes are following that bird—and yet neither he - nor the woman - are anywhere to be found. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Between 1993 and 1997 Natasha Lance Rogoff, award-winning television producer and filmmaker, was the executive producer of Ulitsa Sezam, the Russian adaptation of Sesame Street. She joins us on Intelligence Squared to tell the extraordinary story of her determination to bring entertainment and democratic values to Russian children amid a backdrop of bombings, assassinations and a military pressure. Drawing on her new book, Muppets in Moscow, she shares her unique perspective of Russia's people, their culture and their complicated relationship with the West. Hosting this discussion is Carl Miller, Research Director at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tank, Demos. ... Did you know that Intelligence Squared offers way more than podcasts? We've just launched a new online streaming platform Intelligence Squared+ and we'd love you to give it a go. It's packed with more than 20 years' worth of video debates and conversations on the world's hottest topics. Tune in to live events, ask your questions or watch back on-demand totally ad-free with hours of discussion to dive into for just £14.99 a month. Visit intelligencesquaredplus.com to start watching today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ukraine hails the announcements of the tanks as a turning point, while Russia says they are a provocation. Also: Lebanon's top prosecutor lays charges against the judge who is investigating the 2020 Beirut port explosion, and the Sesame Street co-creator Lloyd Morrisett dies aged 93.
Podcast co-host Ted Newguy joins Scott to talk about his false crime podcast Murder Was Wrote, Sesame Street, and waterpark buffets. Then, dancer Stormy Kirkland stops by to talk about being a valet dancer. Plus, concerned citizen Ricky Johnson returns to talk about how he got out of his time loop.