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Episode 508: Nerdist Podcast
Brian Henson
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Nerdist Podcast: Brian Henson

Brian Henson and Chris sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the heyday of The Muppet Show, and the show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!

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  1. Chelsea says:

    This podcast brought a memory of when I was a child watching “Sesame Street” and my mom telling me that Jim Henson has a child a little older than me. Immediately I became SO envious of Brian. I’m so happy that he chose to keep his father’s creation alive.

  2. Spatula Dave says:

    Great episode. I love the reality show on SyFy too, which is weird to say because I don’t enjoy reality TV or much of was SyFy shows. I was really hoping we’d get to hear Brian do the sign-off at the end as Hoggle from Labyrinth.

  3. tomK says:

    This episode is “LITrelly” amazing.

  4. Colossus Prime says:

    The problem with interviewing/talking to a guy like Brian Henson is you want to ask so many questions about his dad. Chris, I think you did an amazing job of finding a balance to cast more of a spotlight and less of a shadow on Brian for all the amazing things he’s done since Jim’s passing.

  5. Katie says:

    This kind of podcast is why I started listening- Chris gets some of the most interesting things out of his guests, and they seem to feel so comfortable that the anecdotes just pour out of them. I love hearing about the olden days of certain industries, getting a chance to get into people like Jim Henson’s brianspace and getting a glimpse of their thought process. It just makes you appreciate the finished works all the more. Now my workday will be filled with searching for obscure Henson Co works. Keep ’em coming guys!

  6. Admiral Kent says:

    Awesome episode…Had no idea Brian Henson was married to Sloane! I would open the door for her anytime.

  7. Lucy says:

    I met Brian at Muppetfest in 2001! Love Henson, love Nerdist. This is a great podcast with lots of Henson-y goodness!
    (Hey Brian, how about another Muppetfest?)

  8. Neil Vince says:

    Loved this Podcast. Loads of great anecdotes from Brian Henson about his Dad and the Company.

  9. Jessica says:

    Holy shit! I am such a huge Henson nerd. You have no idea how happy this made me. Thank you, thank you!

  10. Alexandr says:

    Please tell me you talked about Farscape. Farscape was the best.

  11. luckymustard says:

    I haven’t listened yet, but I want to know what that hand is in the picture.

  12. Amazing discussion. Learnt so many NEW things! Thanks for the great Podcast.

  13. Joe Bridges says:

    Looks like a combo of his dad & Robert Englund..