Getting Felt Up - A Puppetry Podcast

Dan & Nate talk shop with puppet people. An in depth look at building, performing, writing, creating, and developing puppetry productions.

The Podcasts

Dan and Nate call up some old friends who share their tales of spooky puppets! 

Hear the fear from Mark Gale, David Bizzaro and Michael Schupbach! Experience creepy tales from Haley Jenkins, Stacey Winegarten, and Ryan Dillon! 

Hope you enjoy these terrifying tales! 

Direct download: GFU-Halloween15.mp3
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48. Sox News

Nate is joined live in studio by the creative and talented team behind Sox News! Listen in as we chat with TV's Frank, Pam Arciero, Sam Gold, and Christina Hurtado-Pierson about what is like to create with something that can so easily be lost in the dryer. This incredibly funny sock filled satire is taking festivals by storm! 

Check out Sox News on Facebook!

Direct download: GFU-20Sox20News.mp3
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47. Leslie Carrara-Rudolph Pt. 3

The keeper of Lolly finishes up with more great stories and laughs all around.

Direct download: GFU-Laslie20pt.3.mp3
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As the boys continue their chat with the talented and lovely Leslie, they are joined by her Husband, the equally talented Paul Rudolph!

They chat about how much fun musical fun you can have while working with the Muppets and Sesame! 

Direct download: GFU-Leslie3APaul20Pt.2.mp3
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The Boys get a chance to sit down and talk to the wonderfully talented Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby - Sesame Street)! We talked for a record 4 hours and had to dice up the great conversation into a few parts! So enjoy part number 1 where Abby says hello to Dan's daughter, and we talk about everything but puppets... but don't worry... we get there!

Direct download: GFU20-20Leslie20Pt.1.mp3
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Daniel and Nate chat about the first episode of the new Muppet Show, "Pig Girl's Don't Cry". 

Watch it on HULU!

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Direct download: GFU-Muppets20ep.1.mp3
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43. Matt & Nora Brooks Fundraiser BACKSTAGE!

Dan (and occasionally Nate) sit backstage during the final dress rehearsal of the Matt & Nora Brooks Fundraiser event held in NYC to benefit long time puppet builders and puppeteers Matt & Nora Brooks who lost everything in the firey NYC explosion earlier this year. Listen as we chat to the many talented folks who donated their time and money to help repair the lives of two awesome people! 

Many special guests in this episode (both past & future) including: 

  • Noel MacNeal
  • James Wojtal
  • Michael Schupbach
  • Spencer Lott
  • David Bizzaro
  • Eric Wright
  • Brendan Malafronte
  • Emily DeCola

Share that puppeteer love & Donate to Matt & Nora's Go Fund Me Page 

Special thanks to the Puppet Kitchen for sharing the space to make this magical night happen!

Direct download: GFU-Matt202620Nora.mp3
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42. Ryan Dillon

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Mr Ryan Dillon finally joins the boys for his own episode and we catch up on his rise to puppet pro. Hear the stories of his journey to becoming the second youngest cast member of Sesame Streeet ever and meet one of our favorite Dillion pals, Karen Beige. 

Visit Ryan on Muppetwiki!

Direct download: GFU-Ryan20Dillon.mp3
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41. Trace Beaulieu

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Take a trip to the Satellite of Love to visit the one and only Trace Beaulieu! We talk about his journey from creepy dummy puppets and trade show robotics to his iconic role as Crow T. Robot and more! You can now catch Trace in his latest venture into Mad Scientistry in the new web series - Vermin! 

Check out and support Trace Beaulieu's latest project - VERMIN KICKSTARTER!

Learn more about the creative team behind Vermin - The Puppet Forge

Follow Trace on Twitter - @TraceBeaulieu

Trace Beaulieu's IMDB

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Direct download: GFU-Trace.mp3
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Dan and Nate chat about the latest puppet news and have some laughs!


Direct download: GFU20-20D26N20ketchup.mp3
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