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Stateside Extra: Detroit Puppet Slam

A Black man and a white man hold up two handheld puppets as they face the camera
April Van Buren
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Michigan Radio
Puppet artists Oliver Pookrum and Jason Hicks show off characters from their show Reality Revolution: The Kids Vote. "There is a whole psychology that I'd like to understand more because...puppets are magical and non-threatening. You know, like Oscar the Grouch, who's grouchy all the time, is very beloved and never in trouble."

Detroit Puppet Slam is this weekend. And it's what you think... it's about puppets! But there's so much to explore behind this theatrical art form. This first Stateside Extra is bit of podcast candy for your weekend. Enjoy!

Read more about the Puppet Slam here.

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