Do you ever watch a kid reacting to life with joy and think, man, I wish I could still be moved like that. Some creators never lose their wonder in looking at the world. Some of those people become puppeteers. I talk with Leslie Carrara-Rudolph - AKA Sesame Street’s Abby Cadabby, who says that if you believe enough in your stuff, you suck people into your world.
We talk about Leslie's inspirations and mentors including Carol Burnett and the curtains sketch, Lisa Kron & Jeanine Tesori who got a Tony for Fun Home, Chuck McCann, Paula Pell and Parallel Lives, and Stephen Adly Guirgis.
We talk about fellow puppeteer and writer Liz Hara's Hearthside episode. And other things we recommend including the book Lies My Teacher Told Me and Ta-Nehisi Coates' The Case For Reparations among others in anti-racism work.
More from Leslie on Lolly's Instagram.
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