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URL  henson.com/podcast
Active  August 11, 2006 - present
Type  official podcast
Creator  The Jim Henson Company

The Jim Henson Company's Henson.com podcast is an audio podcast that features interviews and short pieces on Henson Company projects. The podcast is created and run by the Jim Henson Company. The podcast launched in August 2006 and is hosted by Grant Baciocco.


Episodes

2006

Episode Official Show Description Link
Labyrinth 20th Anniversary Screening - Part 1
August 11, 2006
In this episode we have exclusive interviews recorded on July 20, 2006 at the 20th Anniversary Screening of Labyrinth at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills. This episode features interviews with Mira Velimorivic, Gates McFadden and Karen Prell. listen
Labyrinth 20th Anniversary Screening - Part 2
August 18, 2006
In this episode we have Part 2 of exclusive interviews recorded on July 20, 2006 at the 20th Anniversary Screening of Labyrinth at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills. This episode we talk with Toby Froud, Wendy Froud, Brian Froud and Dave Goelz. listen
Fraggle Rock Season 2 On DVD Interviews!
September 15, 2006
To celebrate the release of Fraggle Rock - Complete Season 2 on DVD, we talk briefly with Dave Goelz and Karen Prell about their thoughts on the show. listen
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2007

Episode Official Show Description Link
The Skrumps!
January 10, 2007
A behind the scenes look at the latest addition to The Jim Henson Company family, The Skrumps! In this episode, we talk with Skrumps creator John Chandler, the head of Children's Programming Halle Stanford and Skrumps puppeteer Victor Yerrid. listen
Puppet Up - Uncensored!
January 29, 2007
We take a look at the unpredictable and often very provocative world of the Jim Henson Puppet Up! - Uncensored Puppet Improv Troupe. Interviews with Puppet Up Director Patrick Bristow as well as several of the Puppet Up Performers. listen
Jim Henson Designs
May 14, 2007
In this episode we interview Michael Polis, Colleen Nuskey and Mel Horan to get the inside scoop on Jim Henson Designs, the exciting new design oriented merchandise inspired by Jim Henson's sketches. listen
Peter Brooke Interview - Part 1
June 1, 2007
This episode is part one of our interview with Peter Brooke, Creative Supervisor of Jim Henson's Creature Shop. We discuss his career and what lead him to the position he now holds. listen
Peter Brooke Interview - Part 2
June 5, 2007
In this episode, we continue our discussion with Jim Henson Creature Shop Creative Supervisor, Peter Brooke. We talk about the design process, computers vs. Animatronics and more. listen
Karen Falk Interview - Part 1
July 3, 2007
This episode is part one of our interview with Karen Falk, The Jim Henson Company archivist. . listen
Karen Falk Interview - Part 2
July 16, 2007
Part two of our interview with Karen Falk, The Jim Henson Company archivist. We discuss the Jim Henson Archives as well as the Jim Henson Legacyproject. listen
Puppet Up At Comic Con 2007!
July 30, 2007
Live audio from the Jim Henson Company's Panel at Comic Con International. Featuring Brian Henson, Julianne Buescher, Patrick Bristow and special guest, Ben Browder from Farscape. Tix for Puppet Up In Hollywood on sale at www.PuppetUp.com. . listen
The Skrumps At Comic Con 2007!
August 13, 2007
Live audio from the Jim Henson Company's Panel at Comic-Con International. Featuring Halle Stanford, Lisa Henson, John Chandler, Craig Bartlett, Brian Henson and special guest Raisins Skrump discussing the new Henson project: The Skrumps! . listen
Farscape At Comic Con 2007!
September 4, 2007
We present more audio from Comic Con 2007. Listen as Brian Henson and Craig Engler discuss the latest developments on the upcoming Farscape Webisodes. listen
Q and A from Comic Con 2007
September 10, 2007
We present more audio from Comic-Con 2007. Listen as Co-CEOs Brian Henson and Lisa Henson, The Skrumps creator John Chandler, Head of Children's Television Halle Stanford, Puppet Up! - Uncensored Creative Director Patrick Bristow and puppeteer Julianne Buescher answer questions from the audience. listen
A Day in the Life of a JHC Intern
September 24, 2007
In this episode we sit down with some of the hardest working folks on the lot: The Jim Henson Company Interns. Find out what it takes to be an intern with The Jim Henson Company and what a day in the life of an intern is like. listen
Jim Henson's Fantastic World
October 8, 2007
This episode features excerpts from a panel discussion that took place on September 7, 2007 at the Arkansas Arts Center in celebration of Jim Henson's Fantastic World. Moderator Eileen Turan lead the panel featuring special guests: Bonnie Erickson, Arthur Novell, Craig Shemin, Karen Falk, Deborah Macanic and Jane Henson. listen
Tinseltown
October 28, 2007
The new Henson Alternative show Tinseltown will debut on the Logo Network on Friday, November 2 at 10PM as part of Alien Boot Camp. To celebrate the debut of the show, the Henson.com podcast sat down with one of the show's stars, Bobby Vegan, for an exclusive interview. listen
Legends of the Dark Crystal Manga
November 6, 2007
In this episode we sit down with TokyoPop's Tim Beedle who is the editor in charge of the Legends of the Dark Crystal and Return to Labyrinth mangas. Listen in as Tim gives us the inside scoop on these new comic book style expansions to the beloved Henson properties. listen
Jim Henson Company Merchandise
November 20, 2007
In this episode we help with your holiday shopping as we take a look at all the new Jim Henson Company products that are available at stores and online retailers. listen
Dave Goelz on Emmet Otter
December 3, 2007
In this episode we speak with Dave Goelz about the heartwarming holiday film, Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas, the Jim Henson Company classic that celebrates it's 30th Anniversary this year. listen
S.U.D.S.
December 19, 2007
In this episode of the Henson.com Podcast we get an exclusive sneak peek behind the scenes of the new Henson Alternative production S.U.D.S., or Simian Undercover Detective Squad, which will premiere on Film.com. We speak with producers-directors Perry Sachs and Deb Loftis as well as stars Paul Rugg and Zand Broumand. listen

2008

Episode Official Show Description Link
The 2007 Jim Henson Honors
January 14, 2008
In this episode we take a look at the recipiants of The 2007 Jim Henson Honors. We also interview the CEO of Etsy.com Robert Kalin about his company's win of the 2007 Jim Henson Community Honor. Also in this episode Nicole Goldman answers some listener mail about Power of the Dark Crystal. listen
JHC Launches on iTunes
January 28, 2008
The Jim Henson Company is proud to announce the availability of Season One of Fraggle Rock and Season One of Farscape on the iTunes Store! In this episode of the podcast we talk to Jim Henson President Peter Schube and Head of Marketing and Publicity Nicole Goldman about this exciting announcement. listen
Unstable Fables - 3 Pigs And A Baby!
February 11, 2008
In this episode we learn about the first Unstable Fables release 3 Pigs And A Baby. We talk to Craig Bartlett, Joe Purdy and Lisa Henson about this hilarious new film. listen
The Jim Henson Company Lot Tour!
February 26, 2008
In this episode, the Henson.com podcast takes an exclusive private tour around The Jim Henson Company's lot. Senior Vice President of Administration Joe Henderson gives some amazing insight and trivia about the lot, its history and its current use. part 1
part 2
Meet Sam Plenty
March 10, 2008
'A Sci-Fi Western Comedy Action Show With Singing!' only scratches the surface when describing the brand new series found at www.samplenty.com The Sam Plenty Cavalcade of Action Show Plus Singing is featured in this episode of the podcast with an exclusive interview with the show's director Sanso Pontapuntaquenia and the whole cast including everybody's favorite singing cowboy, Sam Plenty. listen
Sid The Science Kid!
March 24, 2008
Your thirst for information about the world around you will be quenched when Sid the Science Kid debuts on PBS Kids this fall! In this episode of the Podcast, Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley Zweig, answered all of the questions we had about the production. listen
Julie Zobel Interview
April 7, 2008
In this episode we have an exclusive interview with Julie Zobel who is the Head of Fabrication of Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Julie gives us a in-depth look into what life in the Creature Shop is like and talks about her history with the Company. listen
Farscape Comics from BOOM! Studios
April 21, 2008
In this episode we have an exclusive interview with BOOM! Studios editor Matt Gagnon who discusses the new "Farscape" comic book series. listen
John Criswell Interview
May 5, 2008
In this episode we have an exclusive interview with John Criswell, the Animatronics Supervisor for Jim Henson's Creature Shop. listen
Fraggle Rock Movie - Ahmet Zappa
May 20, 2008
In this episode we get more information about the upcoming Fraggle Rock Motion Picture by talking to Executive Producer Ahmet Zappa. listen
Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas On Stage!
June 2, 2008
In this episode we talk with Tim McDonald, the CEO of iTheatrics, who along with The Jim Henson Company will be bringing the world of Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas to the stage in a new musical. listen
Puppet Up! - Uncensored Live
June 16, 2008
This episode, we speak with the Puppet Up! - Uncensored creative director and host Patrick Bristow as well as Puppet Up troupe members and puppet builders Sean Johnson and Patrick Johnson about the current run of Puppet Up at the Avalon Hollywood. We also answer some fan e-mail about the premiere of our new preschool series Frances. listen
Sid and the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio
June 30, 2008
In this episode we get the low down on the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, the proprietary puppetry system currently being used on "Sid The Science Kid" that lets our talented performers puppeteer characters in real time. We talk to Drew Massey and Misty Rosas who, together, help bring Sid to life using this amazing technique! listen
Fraggle Rock Movie - Cory Edwards
July 14, 2008
In this episode we have an exclusive interview with writer/director Cory Edwards about some of the plans for the new Fraggle Rock feature film. listen
Fraggle Rock At Comic Con 2008!
July 22, 2008
In this episode we get the inside story on the Fraggle Rock sing-along at Comic Con 2008 which will feature a first ever live appearance by Red Fraggle! We speak with both Karen Prell and Dave Goelz, who will both be appearing at the event, to get their thoughts on this Comic Con event and on the 25th Anniversary of Fraggle Rock. listen
Red Fraggle LIVE At Comic-Con 2008
August 4, 2008
In this episode, take a front row seat and sing along with Red Fraggle as she makes her first ever live appearance at Comic-Con International 2008 as the Henson.com Podcast brings you exclusive audio from the event. listen
Frances: Interview with Alex Rockwell
August 20, 2008
In this episode we feature a special extended interview with Alex Rockwell, the producer and co-writer of the new show Frances. We talk to Alex about Frances and her long career with The Jim Henson Company that started with a job as Jim Henson's Creative Assistant. listen
Sid The Science Kid Premieres!
September 2, 2008
In this episode we celebrate the release of the new show Sid The Science Kid on PBS Kids. We get thoughts on the debut from Jim Henson Company Vice President of Marketing and Publicity, Nicole Goldman, head of Digital Production for Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Kerry Shea, KCET's Senior Vice President of New Media Jackie Kain and Sid The Science Kid co-executive producer and head writer Bradley Zweig. listen
The Fraggle Rock Complete Collection
September 17, 2008
In this episode we answer all your questions about the new Fraggle Rock Complete Collection DVD set that is in stores on November 4. We speak to Kristin Moss of Lionsgate to get the scoop on what fans can expect from the set and Norie Jones of HIT Entertainment about the beautiful poster that comes with the set. The centerpiece of this episode, however, is our lengthy interview with Fraggle Rock producer Larry Mirkin who also produced the special features for this DVD Collection. listen
Unstable Fables - Tortoise Vs. Hare
October 6, 2008
In this episode we find out about the brand new Direct To DVD Movie Unstable Fables Tortoise vs. Hare by talking one on one with the film's director Howard Baker. listen
The Jim Henson Company: Discoveries - The Blue Elephant!
October 20, 2008
In this episode we speak with The Jim Henson Company's co-CEO Lisa Henson about The Jim Henson Company: Discoveries banner and the first release under the new label The Blue Elephant. listen
Haunted Stories from the JHC Lot
October 29, 2008
In this very special Halloween episode of the Henson.com Podcast, we hear about the many rumors of the "hauntings" at the Jim Henson Company lot in Hollywood, CA. Our tour guide (from the cast of Puppet Up! - Uncensored) knows the lot inside and out gives a detailed account of the property's spooky history. part 1
part 2
Pajanimals!
November 17, 2008
In this episode we talk about Pajanimals, the new show from The Jim Henson Company and 4Kids Entertainment. We speak with creator Jeff Muncy and Pajanimals Executive producer Alex Rockwell to find out more about this charming new musical series for preschoolers currently airing on PBS Kids Sprout. listen
JHC: 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
December 1, 2008
The holiday shopping season has arrived! To help you with the Jim Henson Company fans on your list we take a look at all the new Jim Henson Company products that are available at stores and online retailers. listen
The Goldilocks & The Three Bears Show!
December 15, 2008
In this episode we talk to director Howard E. Baker about the latest installment in the Unstable Fables line The Goldilocks & The Three Bears Show! listen

2009

Episode Official Show Description Link
Dinosaur Train!
January 13, 2009
Hop aboard the Dinosaur Train as we talk to Craig Bartlett, creator of this exciting new show from the Jim Henson Company and PBS Kids that debuts this fall! listen
The 2008 Jim Henson Honors
January 27, 2009
In this episode we talk about the annual Jim Henson Honors with The Jim Henson Company's head of marketing and publicity Nicole Goldman, who gives us some insight on how the honorees are chosen. We then speak with Patty Dees, the founder of the Center for Puppetry Arts' Distance Learning Program, the recipient of the 2008 Jim Henson Community Honor. listen
Sid's Dog Philbert
February 10, 2009
In this episode we answer a question from our mailbag as we take a look at how Sid the Science Kid's dog Philbert was brought to life using a puppeteer, a very talented dog actor and the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio. For all the details we talk to Jim Henson Creature Shop's Head of Digital Production Karry Shea, Motion Capture producer of Motion Analysis Studios Bo Wright and pupeteer Bruce Lanoil. Listen
Michael Oosterom interview
Febuary 27, 2009
In this episode we have an exclusive interview with the Production Manager of Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Michael Oosterom. We talk about his daily work in the Creature Shop as well as his work with the Puppet Up! Listen
JHC's Consumer Product Division
Febuary 9, 2009
In this episode we get the scoop on the new Consumer Products Division in an exclusive interview with the new Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Products Melissa Segal and the Director of Product Development Jim Formanek. Listen
Farscape Anniversary Exclusive
March 17, 2009
Celebrate 10 years of Farscape with a limited edition t-shirt that will only be for sale for 24 hours on www.Henson.com! The sale starts at 12:00 AM EST on March 19, 2009 and will only continue for 24 hours! Make plans to get your limited edition Farscape 10th anniversary T-shirt today! Listen
New Media Division
March 23, 2009
In this episode we get the scoop on the creation of the New Media Division of the Jim Henson Company. We speak with Allyson Smith, the new Vice President of New Media, to find out some of the routes the Jim Henson Company plans to explore in the world of New Media. Listen
Halle Stanford Talks about the Doozers
April 7, 2009
There's a brand new television series in development by The Jim Henson Company and DECODE Entertainment called The Doozers (series). In this episode we talk to The Jim Henson Company's Executive Vice President of Children's Entertainment Halle Stanford to find out what's in store for the little green creatures from Fraggle Rock in this new show. Listen
Interview With Alan Wollenstein
April 21, 2009
In this episode we speak with the Senior Systems Administrator for Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Alan Wollenstein. We talk about his work on "Sid the Science Kid" as well as the unique connection he has with the Jim Henson Company's lot. Listen
Sid The Science Kid News!
May 5, 2009
In this episode we have your one stop shop for the latest news in the world of Sid The Science Kid. We talk to Allyson Smith, The Jim Henson Company's Vice President of New Media, about the free Sid Mother's Day ringtone that is available as well as the new soundtrack available exclusively at Amazon.com. Then we speak with The Jim Henson Company's Vice President of Marketing and Publicity, Nicole Goldman about the new episodes of Sid The Science Kid that will be airing on PBS Kids! Listen
Meet The String Doll Gang!
May 18, 2009
In this episode we learn about The Jim Henson Company's new consumer products banner called The HUB and its offering The String Doll Gang. We speak with The String Doll Gang's creator Kristin Daniels as well as The Jim Henson Company's Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Products, Melissa Segal. Listen

External links

  • Official site
  • HensonPodcast on Twitter

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