Show #266 – October 11, 2015

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Jim Henson and PhilosophyLots of people stopping by the show this week! Rich and Sarah from Skywalking Through Neverland start their trick-or-treating early. At the end of our conversation, I gave them a special item for a contest that you can enter on their podcast.

The Great MuppetCast Review Contest

It’s The Great MuppetCast Review Contest! Leave a review for the show in iTunes, and you are automatically entered into this month-long contest. The prize winner (selected at random) will win a custom piece of artwork from artist Chaunine Joy, of the Muppet character of their choice! Leave your review today!

Chaunine even pops in to say a quick hello from Utah!

Jim Henson and Philosophy

Tim Dale and Joseph Foy return to the show to talk Muppets. Tim and Joe are the authors of Jim Henson and Philosophy: Imagination and the Magic of Mayhem. We discuss Muppets of the past and present, and dissect the new TV show from an academic perspective.

And of course, we take an audio tour through the latest episode of ABC’s The Muppets, looking at the third episode, “Bear Left, Then Bear Write.”

Show Links

An article written by Brandon Ambrosino, referenced by Joe Foy in the episode.

Buy your copy of “Jim Henson and Philosophy” from Amazon.

Tom Stewart (the maker of Puppet Steve) and his website Puppeteers Unite.

Thanks for listening!

As always, you can email with any comments or questions about the Muppets, The MuppetCast, or anything else. Tweet me @muppetcast, and check out The MuppetCast Facebook page. And make sure to subscribe to The MuppetCast in iTunes!

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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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