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Below The Frame with Matt Vogel
107 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
EP#21: Kirk Thatcher/Injury Corner (Alice Dinnean)/Not Puppets (Julianne Buescher)
On this episode of Below The Frame with Matt Vogel, we are talking with designer, writer, director, Kirk Thatcher! Kirk talks about his childhood, Leonard Nimoy and Star Trek, Jim Henson and The Muppets, and so much more! Plus, we’ll be debuting a new segment on the show today and asking a Puppeteer about NOT Puppets.
97 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
EP#20: Joey Mazzarino/"Tall Shoes"/Not Puppets (John Kennedy)
On this episode of Below the Frame, Matt talks with one of his best friends, Muppet Performer Joey Mazzarino (Murray Monster) about his time at Sesame Street, his writing speed, and the band they were in together, The Mighty Weaklings. We'll also ask John Kennedy something about NOT puppets! This week's episode of Below the Frame is brought to you by Tall Shoes.
92 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
EP#19: Louise Gold/Jerry Stories (Bill Barretta)/"I'll See You in My Dreams"
On the Season 2 Premiere of Below the Frame, Matt talks with legendary Muppet Performer Louise Gold (Annie Sue) about how she got from acting on stage to puppeteering on The Muppet Show, the recent Netflix show Dark Crystal: Age of the Resistance, and more! Plus, Bill Barretta shares a Jerry Story and we hear Jerry sing "I'll See You in My Dreams".
83 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Carmen Osbahr/Jerry Stories (Stephanie D'Abruzzo)/"Go Softly"
On this repeat episode of Below the Frame, Matt talks with Sesame Street Muppet Performer Carmen Osbahr (Rosita, Ovejita) about her journey from Mexico all the way to Sesame Street. Matt also talks about friend and mentor, the late Jerry Nelson (The Count, Floyd Pepper, Robin, Herry Monster), Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Prairie Dawn) shares her memory of Jerry, and reads one of his stories. Matt also shares a song of Jerry's that you've never heard.
83 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Julianne Buescher/"Spatial Awareness"/Not Puppets (Jennifer Barnhart)
On this repeat episode of Below the Frame, Matt talks with Muppet Performer Julianne Buescher (Yolanda, Beverly Plume). They talk about her life as an introvert, moving to Hollywood and being an improvisor at Second City, and working on shows like Dinosaurs, Sesame Street, The Muppets and so much more! We’ll also learn about "Spatial Awareness" in puppetry and ask Jennifer Barnhart a question about NOT puppets!
113 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
The Sesame Street Mentees/"Yes, And..."/Not Puppets (John Kennedy)
On this repeat episode of Below the Frame with Matt Vogel, we talk to the members of the Sesame Street Mentorship Program (Tau Bennett, Austin Costello, Chris Thomas Hayes, Haley Jenkins, Kathy Kim, Spencer Lott, Megan Piphus). Get to know the Mentees, what they've learned being a part of the program, and what they think you need to know to be a Sesame Street Muppet Performer. We also learn about improvisation in puppetry and ask Sesame Street Muppet Performer John Kennedy (Mumford) a question about NOT puppets.
103 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Ryan Dillon/Jerry Stories (John Kennedy)/"Alligators"
On this repeat episode of Below the Frame, Matt talks with Emmy Award winning Sesame Street Muppet Performer Ryan Dillon (Elmo, Don Music, Lefty the Salesman) about puppetry at an early age, going away from Sesame Street, and the famous red monster he plays. Plus, Sesame Street Muppet Performer John Kennedy shares his memory and reads a story written by Jerry Nelson. We also hear a great version of Jerry's song, "Alligators".Ryan Dillon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boomryandillonRyan Dillon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryandillonmuppeteerThe Idiot Club on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dillongaleidiots
118 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph/Jerry Stories (Carmen Osbahr)/"Stompin' on the East Side"
On this repeat episode of Below the Frame, Matt sits down with Sesame Street Muppet Performer Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby). They talk about Carol Burnett, Muppets Tonight, and how resilience is part of her life's journey. Carmen Osbahr (Rosita) shares her memory of late Muppet Performer Jerry Nelson and reads one of his stories. Plus, we hear Mr. Nelson performing one of his very own Jerry Stories.Leslie's Website: https://www.lesliecarrara-rudolph.com
88 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Bill Barretta/"Good Lip Sync"/Not Puppets (Carmen Osbahr)
On this repeat episode of Below the Frame, Matt chats—and laughs—with Muppet Performer Bill Barretta (Pepe the King Prawn, Bobo, Swedish Chef, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth) discussing working at Sesame Place, meeting Jim Henson, and his experience on Dinosaurs. We also talk about the importance of “good lip sync” in puppetry with Peter Linz (Ernie, Walter) and ask Carmen Osbahr (Rosita) a question about NOT puppets.Barretta Brothers Website: https://www.thebarrettabrothers.comTwitter: twitter.com/billbarretta
67 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Fran Brill/Jerry Stories (Martin P. Robinson)/"Bumble Bees"
On this repeat episode of Below the Frame, Matt gets to talk with Sesame Street Muppet Performer Fran Brill! We talk about her life as an actress, her first meeting with Jim Henson, and, of course, Prairie Dawn! Plus, Sesame StreetMuppet Performer Martin P. Robinson shares a memory and reads a "Jerry Story" and we listen to another song by the great Muppet Performer Jerry Nelson.
110 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Peter Linz/"Live Hands"/Not Puppets (Fran Brill)
On this repeat episode of Below the Frame, Matt sits down with Sesame Street and Disney Muppet Performer, Peter Linz (Walter, Ernie, Herry Monster, Link Hogthrob, Joe the Legal Weasel) and learns about his dedication to learning monitor technique, having an audition for Sesame Street in New York while needing to be at rehearsals in Atlanta! We also learn about "live hands" in puppetry (thanks to a special google-eyed guest), and Matt asks Fran Brill (Prairie Dawn) a question about NOT puppets!Peter's Website: http://www.peterlinz.com/Contact.htmlTwitter: https://twitter.com/peterlinzmuppetInstagram: instagram.com/peter.linzBeyond The Sock: https://beyondthesock.com
18 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
REWIND #7: "Finally a Finale!" (Mar. 22, 2017)
On this week’s Below The Frame REWIND, we go back to Mar. 22, 2017 and the Season 1 Finale of Below The Frame called “Finally a Finale”. Listen wherever you get your podcasts. Everyone’s exhausted during the show.
23 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
REWIND #6: "Snow Day!" (Feb. 9, 2017)
On this week’s Below The Frame REWIND, we go back to Feb. 9, 2017 and a “Snow Day” episode of Below The Frame. Swag, swag, and more swag!
22 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
REWIND #5: "Two Spinneys No Waiting" (Feb. 2, 2017)
On this week’s Below The Frame REWIND, we go back to Feb. 2, 2017 and a special episode of Below The Frame featuring Caroll & Debi Spinney titled “Two Spinneys No Waiting”!
30 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
REWIND #4: "Office Spaced" (Jan. 19, 2017)
On this week’s Below The Frame REWIND, we go back to Jan. 19, 2017 and a special “Office Spaced” episode of Below The Frame from the offices of Sesame Workshop in New York City. Louis Mitchell draws Cookie Monster, we talk to the Head Writer, see archival treats, and more!
18 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
REWIND #3: "[Insert Your Holiday] Spirit" (December 8, 2016)
On this week’s Below The Frame REWIND, we go back to Dec. 8, 2016 and a very holiday episode of Below The Frame called "[Insert Your Holiday] Spirit". Prairie at the parade, lip synching with Peter Linz, a Christmas medley, and more!
15 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
REWIND #2: "Biondo Belief!" (Nov. 17, 2016)
On this week’s Below The Frame REWIND, we go back to Nov. 17, 2016 and the very first official live episode of Below The Frame titled “Biondo Belief!”. Two-Headed Monster, a question about NOT puppets, Frank Biondo and more!
33 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
BONUS: "Kermit the Frog on Masked Singer"
On this surprise bonus episode of Below The Frame, join Matt Vogel along with ToughPigs.com's Joe Hennes, as they talk all about Kermit the Frog's big reveal on the Season Five Premiere of Masked Singer. You can listen to the episode here on Below The Frame OR watch the interview on ToughPigs.com.
18 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
REWIND #1: "Pilot" (Nov. 3, 2016)
On our first Below The Frame REWIND, we go back to Nov. 3, 2016 and and episode of Below The Frame we’re calling: “Pilot”. Wandering around the hall, goofing off in the green room, Dum-Dums and more!
113 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
EP#18: Eric Jacobson/"Good Eye Focus"/Not Puppets (Ryan Dillon)
On the Season One finale of Below The Frame with Matt Vogel, we hear from Muppet Performer Eric Jacobson (Miss Piggy, Grover, Fozzie, Bert, Animal) about what made him realize that he needed to work for The Muppets, what he learned from Frank Oz, and of course, we’ll talk about the many characters he plays. We also learn about "Good Eye Focus" and ask Sesame Street Muppet Performer Ryan Dillon (Elmo) a question about NOT puppets!
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