It’s becoming something of a tradition — adapting a Curious Nashville podcast episode into a live stage performance. With puppets.
In August, Nashville Public Radio debuted this story at its second annual Podcast Party performance at the Nashville Children’s Theater.
This year, reporter Tony Gonzalez teamed up with a local group of puppeteers to produce a live animated version of the episode “How One Man Created A Peace Sign Visible From The Sky.”
The episode answered this question asked by WPLN listener Kelsey Bridges:
There’s a giant peace sign, visible only from an aerial view, carved out of a wooded area near the airport. Who’s responsible for it?
At Podcast Party, Tony narrated the story and wove in sound from his field reporting and interviews while being accompanied by the puppet show.
Thanks to puppetry director Dana Samborski and puppeteers Maya Ahuja, Bica Heilman, Matt Laird, Midge Ordonez and Serena Yetter.
Watch the video below, and listen to the full episode here.