1. It's Time to Light The Lights with Muppet Historian Craig Shemin Jeff Dwoskin 51:28

Dive into the enchanting world of Muppets with Craig Shemin, the renowned Muppet historian, as he unveils the captivating behind-the-scenes tales of Jim Henson’s groundbreaking television debut in his book “Sam and Friends: The Story of Jim Henson’s First Television Show.”


My guest, Craig Shemin, and I discuss:

  • Craig’s book: “Sam and Friends: The Story of Jim Henson’s First Television Show”
  • Craig’s role as President of The Jim Henson Legacy
  • Writing the award-winning: “Muppet CD-ROM: Muppets Inside” for Windows95
  • Landing an internship with Jim Henson that paved the way for a Muppet-filled life
  • Craig’s involvement with the Muppet Studio in Orlando, Florida
  • Meeting Jim Henson for the very first time
  • Jane Henson’s invaluable contributions to the Muppets
  • A behind the scene’s look at Sam and Friends
  • The origins of Rowlf the Dog – Rowlf’s rise to fame on the Jimmy Dean Show
  • And much more Muppet goodness!


You’re going to love my conversation with Craig Shemin


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I'm a tech entrepreneur, podcaster, and professional stand-up comedian. I started my journey in the tech industry back in 1997 when I founded my own website development company, which was one of the pioneering companies in the country at the time. While working in technology, my comedic talents couldn't be contained, and I eventually took to the stage as a stand-up comedian.

My passion for comedy led me to create Hashtag Roundup (@hashtagroundup on Twitter), a platform that has contributed to over 8000 top 10 USA trends on Twitter. With the growth of social media, particularly Instagram, I founded Stampede Social, a company aimed at helping creators drive traffic to their content without relying solely on a link in their bio.