Show #237 – February 17, 2013

In Podcast by Steve Swanson

We delve into the musical catalog of Joe Raposo this week (okay we actually only scratch the surface, given the vast body of work Raposo generated), with the help of listener and MuppetCast newsman Jon Soble.

Muppet Trivia this week is about the great Frank Oz, whose father Michael was, in fact, the Telephone Pole.

In Muppetology we discuss the Jim Henson Company Archives, which in either New York or L.A., would make for a fun afternoon of digging around, wouldn’t it!

Sesame Street’s own Abby Cadabby and Dr. Jeanette Betancourt talked with HuffPost Live this week about divorce and its effects on children. Sesame Workshop has an online toolkit, “Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce“, which offers assistance to both parents and children.

Sesame Street is, by the time of this posting, over 1 billion overall views on YouTube! Congratulations!

Here’s the link to the official Amazon listing for the upcoming Fraggle Rock book “Down at Fraggle Rock: Treasures from the Jim Henson Archives“. The book is due out in September 2013.

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Have a great week!


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Steve is a lifelong Muppet fan. He is the owner of FanPress, a media company specializing in telling inspiring stories in fandom. He is also a musician, songwriter, and teacher. Currently his favorite instrument is the ukulele. As such, he recently launched UcanUke, a music coaching website, where students of all ages and skill levels can learn in personalized online lessons.
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