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Last update: 2015-08-24

Episode 90-Michael Grandinetti

2015-08-24 :: Talk For Two
Length: 34s

Michael Grandinetti chats with Matt about everything from his beginnings in magic to being one of the stars of Masters of Illusion. This riveting conversation includes Grandinetti’s thoughts about why magic is finding a resurgence on television, sans camera tricks. This truly is a fantastic discussion on the current state and bright future of the art of magic! Michael Grandinetti returns to the CW’s “Masters of Illusion” on September 4th, and can be found on “Don’t Blink!” on POP TV on September 10th, as well as October 1st, 15th, and 29th. Check your local listings for the magic shows coming to you! Talk For Two returns September 14th at www.talk4two.com…

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Episode 89-David Carr

2015-08-17 :: Talk For Two
Length: 21s

David Carr is a staple at the Vent Haven Convention as their stage manager for more than 20 years. David Joins Matt at the 2015 VHC to chat about how he (and his son) keeps things moving throughout the hectic 4-day event. Plus, David talks about going pro with his own ventriloquism.…

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Episode 88-John Byrd and Peter Dzubay

2015-08-10 :: Talk For Two
Length: 31s

From the Vent Haven Convention, Matt sits down with retired Army Vet John Byrd and young musical ventriloquist Peter Dzubay. Two awesome and talented gentlemen share their journey in ventriloquism.  …

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Episode 87-Williams & Ree Feat. Dana Williams

2015-08-04 :: Talk For Two
Length: 38s

Comedy team Bruce Williams and Terry Ree, AKA The Indian and the White Guy join Matt for one of the most riveting conversations on Talk For Two yet. Known for their ethnic humor, Williams & Ree talk about the ridiculousness lengths to which political correctness has been taken in this country. Plus, Williams and Ree run their own podcast called "Red, White & Slightly Blue". Their podcast producer, Grand Ole Opry member Dana Williams of the Grammy-Winning band Diamond Rio joins in to give his perspective on the state of entertainment today. Be warned though: In this conversation about writing politically incorrect comedy, everyone leads by example today on a truly "Red, White, & Slightly Blue" edition of Talk For Two!…

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Episode 86-Mike Palma

2015-08-03 :: Talk For Two
Length: 36s

Mike Palma sits down with Matt to talk with Matt about political correctness as comedy club ventriloquist. Other vents know Mike for his awesome figures that he makes under his “Ventriloquist Workshop” company name. Mike really is one of the true triple threats of ventriloquism: Great ventriloquist, great writer, and a great figure builder!…

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Episode 85-Lynn Trefzger-Joy

2015-07-27 :: Talk For Two
Length: 29s

Matt Bailey sits down with the hysterical Lynn Terfzger-Joy at the 2015 Vent Haven Convention. She shares her inspiring story from being a little kid interested in vent to a full-time performer. From Disney Cruise Lines to campuses and theaters across the country, Lynn's comedy crosses generations, providing belly laughs for all!…

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Episode 84-John Hardman

2015-07-20 :: Talk For Two
Length: 45s

Legendary Puppeteer, theme park producer, and all-around showman John Hardman joins Matt in a revealing conversation. You’ll hear about a decades-long, self-made career unlike any other. And the best part? He did it all without business cards! That’s just one of the many tales from the incredible life of John Hardman.…

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83-Bryan W. Simon (I’m No Dummy 2-Disc Set Preview!!)

2015-07-13 :: Talk For Two
Length: 44s

Filmmaker Bryan W. Simon joins Matt today to talk about the re-release of “I’m No Dummy” as a 2-disc set with bonus materials. Plus, they discuss the origins of the film, the very first feature-length documentary on vent. Bryan and his wife Marge will also be returning to Vent Haven this year for something very special, and he tells Matt about that right at the top of their interview! Fans of the greatest docuVENTary of all time do not want to miss this chat!   CLICK HERE to Sign Up for Vent Haven Chat…

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Episode 82-Mark Wade: Vent Haven 2015 Preview

2015-07-07 :: Talk For Two
Length: 20s

Vent Haven Executive Director Mark Wade appears to give his annual update on the ConVENTion. Included: Corrected times for the Jeff Dunham Lecture and what exactly happened with the hotels this year. If you have any lingering questions about Vent Haven, take a listen! We are a week away from the most exciting eVENT of the year!!…

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Episode 81-Lance Burton

2015-07-06 :: Talk For Two
Length: 44s

FISM World Champion and Las Vegas magician Lance Burton sits down with Matt to talk about his legendary life inshow business With a career that spanned over 30 years and 15,000 shows, he speaks candidly about what he’s learned over that time. Now in retirement, he’s taken to writing, acting, and directing his own feature length film, “Billy Topit: Master Magician.” With behind-the-scenes info on the film and indispensible show business advice, Lance Burton and Matt Bailey have one of the most compelling conversations on Talk For Two to date. www.billytopit.com for more!…

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Episode 80-Neale Bacon

2015-06-29
Length: 35s

Neale Bacon joins Matt to discuss his new book, "KinderVoices: Ventriloquism for Daycares and Pre-Schools." This book is a must-have for any vent looking to work for toddlers. Neale chats with Matt about the secret's he's learned performing in this market and has made him "Canada's Favourite Family Ventriloquist."…

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Episode 79-Steve Hall

2015-06-23
Length: 39s

Puppeteer and musician Steve Hall joins Matt for a very special episode about his amazing life in show business. Hall is best known as the creator of Nashville Now’s Shotgun Red. Little Red sat “nose-to-nose” with host Ralph Emery for many years. As a result of the appeal of one character, Hall has met or worked with almost any country music star you could imagine. He’s also helmed his own show with Shotgun Red Band for almost 6,000 performances on the General Jackson. Currently touring fairs and festivals, Steve sat down with Matt to share some of the most captivating Show Business stories ever told on Talk For Two! CLICK HERE to Subscribe in iTunes CLICK HERE to Watch the EXTENDED Video Episode…

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Episode 78-David Turner

2015-06-22
Length: 21s

Returning from Nashville, TN, as Talk For Two, Matt Bailey welcomes singing ventriloquist David Turner! Turner is an incredibly gifted ventriloquist and figure maker.Recorded in Turner's beautiful home, Matt finds out what makes this truly unique entertainer tick. Along with building truly beautiful figures, David can sing like country music legends Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. And that's a good thing because they appear in his act! CLICK HERE for the Extended Video Episode CLICK HERE to Subscribe in iTunes Our 2-Day Nashville Event continues tomorrow with Steve Hall & Shotgun Red  …

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Episode 77-Jon Macks

2015-06-09
Length: 35s

7x Emmy-Nominated “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” writer Jon Macks joins Matt on the Season Finale and final episode under the title of Ventriloquism Weekly! Macks, author of the new book Monologue: What Makes America Laugh Before Bed, has written comedy for Leno, as well as numerous celebrities and award shows his over 22-year career. You’ll hear fantastic stories and get great advice from the man Chris Rock calls, “One of the greatest comedy writers of all time.” Click Here to Buy Jon's New Book! Ventriloquism Weekly will return June 22nd, 2015 as Talk For Two. Same Show. New Name. Tons More Fun!  …

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Episode 76-Steve Hewlett

2015-06-09
Length: 32s

Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Hewlett joins Matt for an awesome conversation about ventriloquism. Steve speaks of his early passion for the art. Hewlett also discusses the awesome things opportunities and people he has encountered during a career that began when he was just 22.…

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Episode 75-Joe Selph

2015-06-09
Length: 35s

Incredibly talented Marionette performer and puppeteer Joe Selph joins Matt to share his journey. After working for the Muppets for several years, Selph eventually teamed up with legendary Marionette builder and performer Rene. After discussing his own interesting life, Joe shares stories from a career performing with someone so many the Maestro.…

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Episode 74-Mark Daniel

2015-06-09
Length: 47s

Magical Storyteller Mark Daniel finally sits down for a one-on-one conversation! Listeners will know Mark from his appearances to preview KAX with Steve Axtell each year. But this time he's flying solo to share his story with all of us. From how the library inspired him to get into magic to KIDabra's beginnings, Mark Daniel's story will make you say, "WOW!"…

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Episode 73-Darren Carr

2015-06-09
Length: 40s

Ventriloquist and Australia’s Got Talent Alum Darren Carr chats with Matt about his performing ventriloquism professionally Down-Under. You’ll find out what makes Darren one of the busiest entertainers in Australia and why exactly the Got Talent franchise pursued him to participate!  …

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Episode 72-Niels Duinker

2015-06-09
Length: 29s

World-renowned juggler Niels Duinker joins Matt for an incredibly interesting conversation. Duinker, from the Netherlands, has accomplished much in his young life, including achieving 3 Guinness World Records. You'll hear a story of a passion from a young age that skyrocketed this entertainer to accomplish his dreams!…

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Episode 71-David Strassman

2015-06-09
Length: 36s

One of the most inventive minds in ventriloquism, David Strassman, joins Matt for an amazing and eye-opening conversation. Included: When Strassman started using his "puppetronics" system. You'll also find out why exactly this American performer prefers his fame to stay Down-Under.…

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Episode 70-Steve Kilgore

2015-06-09
Length: 32s

Nashville resident and son of legendary song writer Merle Kilgore, Steve Kilgore joins Matt in one of VW's most diverse conversations yet. From Steve's passion for figure making to growing up on the Grand Ole Opry stage, it's all here!…

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Episode 69-Sylvia Fletcher

2015-06-09
Length: 32s

One of the hardest-working fair performers sits down with Matt. Sylvia Fletcher performs more than 400 shows a year at fairs, festivals, and theaters across the country. She shares her creativity, spirit, and inspiring story with all of us in a can’t-miss conversation.…

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Episode 68-Adam DeFilippi

2015-06-09
Length: 25s

Adam DeFilippi joins Matt to discuss how his budding career in film was directly influenced by his start in ventriloquism. Or was it how his start in ventriloquism was directly influenced by film? Take a listen!…

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Episode 67-Lachlan Werner

2015-06-09
Length: 18s

Incredibly articulate 15 year-old Lachlan Werner rounds out these 3 weeks of interviews with the under-18 set! You'll be blown away as Werner talks with passion and depth about ventriloquism and what he wants to do with this art form.…

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Episode 66-Jared McLain

2015-06-09
Length: 14s

It is a short but awesome episode today as we talk with budding ventriloquist Jared McLain. Learn how 14-year old Jared got started, and where he wants to go with Ventriloquism The future our art is certainly is bright!…

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Episode 65-Langston Hatch

2015-06-09
Length: 17s

16 year-old ventriloquist Langston Hatch from Columbus, Ohio joins Matt to officially kick off a few weeks of youth ventriloquists on the program. Hear how Langston started performing, and how long he was practicing his vent technique before performing. His answer (and maturity) may just surprise you!  …

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Episode 64-Diana Rockwell

2015-06-09
Length: 18s

Diana Rockwell sits down with Matt in a lively conversation about everything from her school assembly shows to her unique way of thinking about Ventriloquism as an art. To see the video referenced in this talk, click here…

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Episode 63-Jeremy Lepak

2015-06-09
Length: 19s

19 Year-Old Jeremy Lepak from Duluth, MN joins Matt for a lively conversation. Included is Jeremy's journey to finding a passion for performing through ventriloquism.…

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Episode 62-An Evening With Willie Tyler

2015-06-09
Length: 46s

Matt Bailey hosts "An Evening with Willie Tyler" LIVE at the Kidabra-Axtell KAX Conference in Oxnard, California. This Live Interview Event highlights the Motown legend's career and provides viewers with an up close and personal look at Willie Tyler (and Lester!) Click Here for the FILMED VERSION of the Live Event!  …

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Episode 61-The Making of “Jay Johnson: The Two And Only” Film

2015-06-09
Length: 44s

On the Winter Season Finale of Ventriloquism Weekly, Tony Award-Winner Jay Johnson returns to the program with filmmaker Bryan W. Simon. The pair take Matt and listeners for a behind-the-scenes look at what went into filming Johnson's Tony-winning show. Bryan and Jay give unprecedented access to everything about this brand new movie. Today's episode is a can't-miss exclusive! The long-awaited film of Jay Johnson: The Two and Only was widely released on DVD and Hulu on December 16th, 2014, one day after this episode originally aired.…

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Episode 60-Matt Checks In

2015-06-09
Length: 7s

Today, Matt checks in with listeners and lays out the rest of the season, plus looks ahead to what's in store for Ventriloquism Weekly in 2015. This episode originally aired in December 2014.  …

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Episode 59-Kax 2015 Preview

2015-06-09
Length: 35s

Steve Axtell and Mark Daniel return to the program where they announced the game-changing 2014 KAX conference. In what has become tradition, they speak with Matt about what everyone could expect from the 2015 Kidabra/Axtell joint conference for family entertainers! This episode originally aired in the Fall of 2014…

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Episode 58-Phil Nichols

2015-06-09
Length: 43s

Phil Nichols talks with Matt about his incredible life in Show Business. Phil has gone from ventriloquism to special effects make-up and creature building. He's seen and done it all and is ready to share his incredible story with Ventriloquism Weekly.…

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Episode 57-Carla Rhodes

2015-06-09
Length: 33s

As the most-requested performer for the program, Carla Rhodes joins Matt as the show's 50th guest! Carla and Matt met in-person for a conversation ranging from the creativity to the psychology of the ventriloquist. A truly inspired discussion with the "Rock n Roll Ventriloquist!!…

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Episode 56-Tom Mullica

2015-06-09
Length: 30s

Legendary magician and Red Skelton tribute artist Tom Mullica sits down with Matt. This is one of those rare episodes with blunt honesty that is surely not to be missed. Mr. Mullica is bound to spark conversation among fellow performers about the true state of entertainment today.…

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Episode 55-Mark Merchant

2015-06-09
Length: 36s

Cruise ship ventriloquist joins Matt for a conversation about the benefits to performing (clean) for adults. Merchant also provides some wonderful insights into being a working act on the high seas!…

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Episode 54-Michael Night

2015-06-09
Length: 36s

Magician/Hypnotist/Ventriloquist Michael Night shares a truly touching journey in show business with a refreshing honesty and candor. This is a can't-miss interview!…

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Episode 52-David Weyrick

2015-06-09
Length: 41s

Pastor David Weyrick shares his journey from a kid with a dream, bullied into putting the puppet away, to an adult with a passion to pursue that dream once again. An inspiring story for all!…

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Episode 51-Meghan Casey

2015-06-09
Length: 26s

Meghan Casey joins Matt for a very enveloping discussion about balancing tons of Library shows with a Psychology major at Colorado State University. Plus, find out how Meghan plans to use her passion for children's entertainment, ventriloquism and psychology post-graduation. A can't-miss interview with one of Ventriloquism's most promising young minds!…

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Episode 50-Scott Land

2015-06-09
Length: 26s

Renowned Marionette performer and builder Scott Land joins Matt for a candid discussion on puppetry and entertainment. The advice and stories dispensed by the "Team America: World Police" puppet captain are not to be missed.…

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Episode 49-Hannah Leskosky

2015-06-09
Length: 26s

Vent Haven Open Mic fan-favorite Hannah Leskosky joins Matt for a wonderful conversation on creativity in ventriloquism. Leskosky brings a fresh perspective as one of the most original budding ventriloquists today.…

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Episode 53-The Action Bros

2015-06-09
Length: 35s

Craig Sergent and Lew Newton join Matt as the first-ever performing duo on Ventriloquism Weekly! Newton, a silent mime and ventriloquist, teams up with Sergent, the magician and only “talking half” of their act. A one-of-a-kind interview about playing characters onstage, combine many arts, and what it’s like to only speak through ventriloquism in performance. You do not want to miss what The Action Bros. (Johnny Action and Max Action) have to say!…

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Episode 48-Paul Zerdin

2015-06-09
Length: 32s

Superstar British funny-man Paul Zerdin joins Matt for a discussion on everything from his beginnings in Ventriloquism to what we can all do to freshen up our acts. Anyone interested in getting the world to take a positive view of ventriloquists cannot miss this conversation!…

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Episode 47-Christopher Ortiz

2015-06-09
Length: 19s

18 Year-Old ventriloquist Christopher Ortiz joins Matt for a discussion ranging from the Vent Haven Convention to being a college-bound ventriloquist! Originally Aired Summer 2014…

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Episode 46-John Wayne Peel

2015-06-09
Length: 20s

Matt talks with Cartoonist, comedian, and ventriloquist John Wayne Peel on an insightful edition of VW!…

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Episode 45-2014 Vent Haven ConVENTion Wrap Up

2015-06-09
Length: 11s

Matt is without a guest today as he looks back at the 2014 Vent Haven ConVENTion and explains technical difficulties regarding Ventriloquism Weekly.  …

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Episode 44-Live at the Vent Haven ConVENTion 2014

2015-06-09
Length: 50s

The Title says it all! Matt Bailey brings his unique curiosity and distinct interviewing style to the Vent Haven ConVENTion stage! Take a listen to this interview with two masters of Ventriloquism! We promise you will feel like you were there!!!…

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Episode 43-Chris Donahoe

2015-06-09
Length: 22s

The friendships formed at Vent Haven are just as important as the lectures attended. Hospitality Committee member Chris Donahoe joins Matt once again this year to talk about all the great things you can expect while socializing at the ConVENTion! Originally aired prior to Vent Haven 2014.  …

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Episode 42-Sammy King

2015-06-09
Length: 31s

Living legend Sammy King joins Matt to share the history behind his over half a century in show business. King shares insights learned over tens of thousands of performances all over the world. He even divulges the benefits to working a set act and what we all can learn from his famous 12 minutes with Francisco the Mexican Parrot.  …

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Episode 41-The Gehman Family

2015-06-09
Length: 39s

This week, Matt speaks with 3 generations of a ventriloquist family! Evelyn Adam is the matriarch of these Pennsylvania ventriloquists that include Evelyn's daughter Marian, and Marian's daughter Jenny. While Evelyn is retired, Marian and Jenny both perform part-time as hobbyists. Listen to find out what our art form means to this incredible family of performers.  …

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Episode 40-Nate Puppets

2015-06-09
Length: 19s

Cleveland, OH street ventriloquist Nate Puppets joins Matt for an eye-opening conversation about the life of a double-talking busker. Plus, Nate talks about his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity performing Baby Bear at the 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!…

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Episode 39-Ken Groves

2015-06-09
Length: 35s

Incredibly talented corporate ventriloquist Ken Groves joins Matt for the season premiere of Ventriloquism Weekly. Groves speaks with Matt about everything from his journey in ventriloquism to what makes great comedy writing. This interview with one of the best is not to be missed.…

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Episode 37-Annie Banannie & Buster Balloon

2015-06-09
Length: 40s

We mix it up this week as Matt talks to Buster Balloon and Annie Banannie-stage names of the Caldwells-about the art of entertaining with balloons! Hear this couple speak passionately about what drives them to innovate in this unique field. Plus, you'll understand how balloon twisters and ventriloquists aren't so different!  …

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Episode 38-Russ Lewis

2015-06-09
Length: 41s

Russ Lewis, a living legend of ventriloquism, joins Matt on the Season 2 finale of Ventriloquism Weekly. Mr. Lewis speaks candidly about his rags to riches upbringing. He also touches on his days performing on television shows from Mike Douglas to Ed Sullivan. Known for his character Brooklyn Birch, Russ talks about the evolution of one character throughout a decorated career. You'll find yourself hanging on to every word spoken by this master storyteller as he weaves tales for just for this community of entertainers that leave even your humble host speechless. Originally Aired May 2014.…

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Episode 36-Rob Condas Hosts Tom Crowl

2015-06-09
Length: 15s

Former guest Rob Condas steps in for Matt this week to interview Tom Crowl. Crowl has been working on special projects with the Vent Haven museum: Archiving video conversations with other ventriloquists. Hear about that massive effort and more today on a special edition of Ventriloquism Weekly!…

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Episode 35-Mark Wade

2015-06-09
Length: 27s

Mark Wade talks with Matt about what everyone can expect from the 2014 Vent Haven ConVENTion in Hebron, Kentucky.…

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Episode 34-Marty Hahne

2015-06-09
Length: 25s

Magician Marty Hahne sits down with Matt to talk about what he learned about the power of one social media post to affect change. Hahne recently made headlines by becoming the poster child (or poster child's entertainer) for the Government's excessive regulation on animals used in performances. Listen and hear events that changed his life and Government policy. A must-listen for any entertainer.…

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Episode 33-Andrew Ready

2015-06-09
Length: 34s

Andrew Ready from Adelaide, Australia joins Matt for an eye-opening conversation about being a children's ventriloquist Down Under. The two talk about everything from the rarity of our art form in Australia to the crossover success of the country's most popular export, The Wiggles. This is a can't-miss conversation about the international reaches of our art!…

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Episode 32-Lori Bruner and Trish Dunn

2015-06-09
Length: 21s

Lori Bruner and Trish Dunn join Matt in person! From Kentucky and North Carolina respectively, you'll hear how two wonderful journeys in ventriloquism linked these lovely ladies together to become "BFFs in Ventriloquism"!…

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Episode 31-Chuck Lyons

2015-06-09
Length: 22s

Funeral Director Chuck Lyons joins Matt for a talk about what his profession taught him about why bringing joy to children and families is so important. Chuck's insight are a must for gaining a perspective on what entertainment truly means.…

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Episode 30-April Brucker

2015-06-09
Length: 23s

Our first female guest, April Brucker, invited Matt into her home for a lively discussion on all thing vent. o April's journey in this art form has included controversial appearances on "My Strange Addiction" and "Rachel Ray", getting to know the REAL April Brucker is a treat.…

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Episode 29-Terry Fator

2015-06-09
Length: 34s

Simon Cowell calls him one of the "most talented people on the planet." Las Vegas headliner Terry Fator returns to Ventriloquism Weekly to talk with host Matt Bailey about everything from his creative process to what it feels like to be celebrating 5 incredible years at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Fator is one of the nicest guys in show business and truly enjoyed getting to talk about this great art form. This is a must for all fans!  …

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Episode 28-Vinnie Ewart Returns

2015-06-09
Length: 24s

Ventriloquism Weekly's first ever guest returns! Vinnie Ewart came back to talk about and promote his benefit show for The Wounded Warrior Project at the Bayway Arts Center in East Islip, which took place March 8th, 2014. Plus, much more with Vinnie Ewart!    …

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Episode 27-John Kimmons

2015-06-09
Length: 20s

Ventriloquism Weekly welcomes our first guest from another continent! Children's Entertainer World Champion and British ventriloquist John Kimmons joins Matt for a discussion ranging in everything from his interest in entertaining children to coming to ventriloquism later than most.…

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Episode 26-An Evening with Jay Johnson

2015-06-09
Length: 49s

Join Matt Bailey live on stage with Tony Award-Winner Jay Johnson at the KAX Kidabara Midyear conference in Oxnard, California. In this extended episode, the pair discusses everything from the hit television series "Soap", Johnson's Tony win, to what exactly makes a great mentor. Whether you're listening to it for the first time or reliving the KAX experience, this once-in-a-lifetime conversation is not to be missed. Matt Bailey is introduced and briefly interviewed by KAX co-creator and Axtell Expressions owner Steve Axtell. See the Broken Badges clip here Special Thanks for this Episode: Steve Axtell, Mark Daniel, Jay Johnson, Nathan J Roberts, Mark Truman, John Hardman…

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Episode 25-2014 KAX Wrap-Up

2015-06-09
Length: 19s

Matt Bailey is guest-less today as he recaps his experience at the first ever Kidabra Midyear KAX Conference in Oxnard, CA. The events took place January 30th-Februay 1st, 2014. Hear all the highlights from the great West Coast Kidabra adventure!…

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Episode 24-Taylor Mason

2015-06-09
Length: 31s

Season two of Ventriloquism Weekly begins with Star Search winner Taylor Mason! Mason joins host Matt Bailey for a conversation about the creation of his unique brand of comedy, ventriloquism, and music, including how he found his funny. That and so much more in a one-of-a-kind interview with a one-of-a-kind talent.…

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Episode 23-Steve Petra

2015-06-09
Length: 28s

After over 20 episodes of great conversation, Season 1 of Ventriloquism Weekly officially came to a close in December of 2013 with this can't-miss Christmas special with guest Steve Petra. Petra is known as one of the most creative entertainers in ventriloquism, adding staging and props to create one-of-a-kind school shows. Check out Matt's interview with Steve Petra, plus more surprises on the first Season Finale of Ventriloquism Weekly!  …

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Episode 22-Mike Bent

2015-06-09
Length: 36s

Magician Mike Bent sits down with Matt over Skype in a discussion with topics ranging from his Comedy Writing class at Emerson University to adding a certain lip-controlled art form to his act.…

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Episode 21-Keith Suranna

2015-06-09
Length: 25s

Dr. Keith Suranna joins Matt to talk about the ventriloquism club he started at the middle school where he is a teacher. Dr. Suranna not only brings with him insight into the club, but how he sees art and education combining to create a great learning experience!…

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Episode 20-Bob Baker

2015-06-09
Length: 27s

America's Funniest Gastroenterologist, Dr. Bob Baker joins Matt for a discussion about the unique double life of being a doctor-ventriloquist.…

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Episode 19-Matt Checks In

2015-06-09
Length: 10s

With no guest this week, Matt takes to the microphone to check in on the listeners of VW. Stay tuned for more great guests in the very near future! But for now, let Matt know what kind of guests and topics you'd like from the show.…

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Episode 18-David Crone

2015-06-09
Length: 32s

Ventriloquist and former corporate executive David Crone joins Matt for an in-depth discussion on the struggles and triumphs of going from working for a one-time Fortune 500 company to performing full time. If you're thinking of going full-time with your show, this is a must listen!  …

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Episode 17-Mark Wade

2015-06-09
Length: 36s

Kidshow Vent, friend and mentor to many, and now Maher Studios owner, Mark Wade joins Matt for a wonderful discussion on his life, career, and performing for children!…

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Episode 16-Tom Crowl

2015-06-09
Length: 37s

Renowned Corporate entertainer Tom Crowl joins host Matt Bailey in a gripping discussion about comedy and the corporate world. Tom is also the purveyor of learn-ventriloquism.com and talks about the modern-day educational course he offers to ventriloquists.…

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Episode 15-Neale Bacon

2015-06-09
Length: 37s

Ventriloquism Weekly was proud to welcome our very first International guest, Neale Bacon, in October of 2013. Join Neale and Matt for an enthralling discussion about performing family-friendly vent in Canada. That and so much more with Canada's Favourite Family Ventriloquist!…

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Episode 14-Nigel “Docta Gel” Dunkley

2015-06-09
Length: 19s

Mere weeks before going viral with the video shown below, Nigel "Dicta Gel" Dunkley joined Matt to talk about performing on the Subway. They met up in front of Matt's school, and he even got to meet the soon-to-be famous Cindy Hot Chocolate! YouTube Extra with Cindy Docta Gel's Viral Video…

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Episode 13-Pete Michaels: Conclusion

2015-06-09
Length: 34s

The conclusion of our eye-opening interview with Pete Michaels.  …

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Episode 12-Pete Michaels

2015-06-09
Length: 33s

In Part 1 of an hour-long interview, New York ventriloquist Pete Michaels speaks candidly about his career and thoughts on this art form. Pete is open and honest with Matt in an interview no one should miss!  …

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Episode 11-Rob Condas

2015-06-09
Length: 20s

High Schooler Rob Condas shares with us how his passion for ventriloquism and theatre blend into a love for the entertainment arts. Check out some behind the scenes stuff here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOf0kPbN1zk&feature=youtu.be…

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Episode 10-Jay Johnson

2015-06-09
Length: 41s

Jay Johnson talks with Matt about his unique journey in Ventriloquism. From sit-com star to winning a Tony Award for his Broadway show, Jay Johnson's career is unlike any other in the field. Fitting for our New York City debut from September 2013, enjoy this conversation with Tony Award winner Jay Johnson!…

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Episode 9-Live from Branson, Missouri

2015-06-09
Length: 38s

Today, two of ventriloquism's most original thinkers join Matt in person at the former Hamner Barber Theater in Branson, Missouri. Jim Barber is a musical ventriloquist who headlined in Branson for 10 years. Since this interview in August 2013, he is semi-retired from performing to become more active in Branson politics. Barber is making sure Branson stays the entertainment destination it has always been for generations to come! Now appearing at the Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach, SC Todd Oliver has real-life talking dogs. At the time of this interview he headlined with his canines in his own comedy and music show at the New Americana Theatre in Branson. Both men have had several national television appearances under their belt and are acclaimed for their creativity in our art. Enjoy our first in-person roundtable on location!  …

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Episode 8-Jeffrey Golc

2015-06-09
Length: 20s

Jeffrey Golc is a talented 14 year-old figure maker. He talks with Matt about this often overlooked side of ventriloquism.…

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Episode 7-Steve Axtell

2015-06-08
Length: 24s

Character creator extraordinaire Steve Axtell joins Matt for a conversation about starting a small business that blossomed into one of the most well-known puppet and entertainment service companies in existence.…

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Episode 6-Terry Fator

2015-06-08
Length: 38s

"If you're good, people will pay to see you."-Terry Fator Ventriloquism Weekly is honored to welcome Terry Fator to the program. We are proud to offer an episode with over a half an hour of conversation with one of the most talented people on the planet. Terry speaks candidly with Matt about his life in ventriloquism, his unique road to success, and where he sees the art form headed.…

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Episode 5-Jack Williams

2015-06-08
Length: 25s

16 Year-Old Jack Williams joins the show as our youth correspondent. Today he discusses, among other things, the youth performances at the 2013 Vent Haven ConVENTion.…

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Episode 4-Dirk Golden

2015-06-08
Length: 20s

Known for his YouTube videos on the "dirkthevent" channel, Dirk Golden joins Matt in a post-2013 Vent Haven ConVENTion chat. If you were unable to make it (or just want to relive the events) this is the episode for you! More ConVENTion videos and ventriloquism resources are available on Dirk Golden's YouTube channel, dirkthevent.  …

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Episode 3-Chris Donahoe

2015-06-08
Length: 20s

Pittsburgh Ventriloquist and Convention Hospitality team member Chris Donahoe talks with Matt about  prior to the 2013 Vent Haven ConVENTion, which took place Wednesday July 17, 2013 at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Marriott. Plus, find out how a talking traffic cone and the Vent Haven Museum have in common! To interact with us, email: talkfortwocast@gmail.com…

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Episode 2-Vinnie Ewart

2015-06-08
Length: 21s

NYPD Officer and Ventriloquist Vinnie Ewart Joins Matt as the first-ever guest on Ventriloquism Weekly! A Fantastic performer, brave officer, and amazing human being. Listen for more!…

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Episode 1-The Original Episode

2015-06-05
Length: 14s

Talk For Two began as Ventriloquism Weekly on July 1st, 2013. Here for the first time in more than a year, the ORIGINAL episode returns. You'll get to hear what Matt's early vision of this show was. Then, for the 76 episodes to follow, you'll see just how far the podcast reached before its name change to Talk For Two officially arrives with Episode 78 on June 22nd, 2015. This is just the beginning-All 77 original Ventriloquism Weekly episodes are back to stay! Follow the next 76 blog posts for all the great interviews that made Matt Bailey's talk show the "#1 Performing Arts Podcast"…

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