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51 Ross MacDonald

We talk with Ross MacDonald, the paper prop maker behind some of your favorite onscreen books, newspapers, and court documents. We discuss his work on The Plot Against America, Boardwalk Empire, and Parks and Rec,... Read More
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50 Our Fiftieth Episode

Ashley and Eric celebrate the 50th episode of this podcast by answering prop questions submitted by their listeners. Find out what props they regret, what they keep in stock, and just how much Ashley spent... Read More
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49 Seán McArdle and Hero Props

Seán returns this week to talk about his prop fabrication company, Hero Props. He has cut a Volkswagen in half for Tommy Hilfiger, designed cornstarch rifles for Les Mis, and performed on stage at Minnesota... Read More
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48 Seán McArdle, Master of Effects

Seán McArdle has worked at the Public Theater, the Guthrie, Actors Theatre of Louisville, CTG, the Abbey, and many more. His blood effects have been seen on Broadway while other effects built by him have... Read More
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47 Eimer Murphy and Irish Props

We continue our conversation with Eimer to learn all about working in Ireland and how a career in props differs from one in the US. Would you believe that the assistant stage manager takes care... Read More
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45 Karin Rabe and Hurricane Harvey

After Hurricane Harvey put the Alley Theatre’s 83,000 hand props underwater, Karin Rabe joined up with the Texas Heritage Responders to see what could be salvaged. Read More
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44 Karin Rabe at the Alley

This week we bring on Karin Rabe to talk about theater in Texas. Karin is the prop master at the Alley Theater and the vice commissioner of props for USITT. Read More
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43 Best Episode Sofa

Ashley and Eric talk about picking couches and other furniture, and all the problems that arise. Read More

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