Author: JD Hansel

Muppet Fans Talking #1 – “Audrey Hepburn’s Dead”

Muppet Hub is proud to introduce its newest podcast series: “Muppet Fans Talking (with JD & Steve)”! This show combines some of the best of Muppet Hub’s work from the past few years, mixing news and reviews and borrowing from

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The Muppet Newsflash Podcast #4 – “Encouraging Bad Behavior”

Hey gang, J. D. here.  I was trying to take a vacation from the Muppet fan world and Henson news for the spring, but Jarrod and Steve pulled me back in.  In this episode, we discuss Julie’s Greenroom, Muppet Guys Talking, and

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Muppet Anxieties #1: The Frank Oz Doc

I woke up today to find that I apparently called Steve in a panic last night.  Somehow, fortunately, the mics were rolling!  Here’s what happened…. Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:00 — 11.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android |

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E85 – 11PC – A Review of 2016 and 11PC

In the first episode of this podcast for 2017, we review everything that happened in 2016! Also, it’s our FIFTH ANNIVERSARY!  Hooray! Thanks to Steve Swanson and Jarrod Fairclough for joining me for this episode! You can contact me at

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E84 – 11PC – “Stupid Turkey”

Haul out the holly!  It’s our Muppetational Holiday Special! This episode is filled with great Muppet Christmas music, and it serves as a tribute to one of the greatest Muppet productions of all time, A Muppet Family Christmas.  Enjoy! You can

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From the Archives: Storytelling in the Darwinian Tournament

In February of this year, I put together an essay on the mechanics of tournaments like the Muppet Madness Tournament, analyzing the project that Steve and I were seriously engrossed in at the time from a theoretical perspective.  What follows

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From the Archives: LTM #13 Outtakes

Hi everybody, J. D. Hansel here. Not too long after I posted the “Lost ‘Let’s Talk Muppets’ Recordings” back in July, it was pointed out to me that there were still some outtakes from LTM that had yet to be

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E83 – 11PC

In this episode, we celebrate harmony, and that means listening to some songs and sketches that remind us of Jim Henson’s creed for his followers, and have some fun along the way. You can contact me at, follow me at and, and

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The Muppet Newsflash Podcast #3 – “Mr. Noodle Has a Poodle”

Yes, that’s right, we’ve rebooted “The Muppet Newsflash Podcast” again!  Hooray! In this show, we’ll cover all of the latest stories in the Muppet world, including: the Street Gang documentary, the Muppets’ new stuff in Disney World, the Muppet Babies reboot, and

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E82 – 11PC – The Meaning of Labyrinth

This week, we celebrate Labyrinth! Click here to watch Muppet Hub’s Labyrinth unboxing video, and then click here to buy a copy of the film. Click here to purchase the book Jim Henson and Philosophy. You can contact me at, follow me

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