Category Archives: Great Big Beautiful Podcast

GBBP 179: Kate Micucci

GBBP 179: Kate Micucci

On this episode, we chat with Kate Micucci about ‘DuckTales,’ how she auditioned to be a duck, stepping into the role made famous by Russi Taylor, how she parlayed a childhood dream to be a toy designer into an acting career, her musical career with Garfunkel and Oates, and why the world NEEDS a Webby/Velma team-up show. Read More

GBBP 178: Jay Chattaway

GBBP 178: Jay Chattaway

On this episode, we talk to Jay Chattaway about his early musical career with the U.S. Navy Band, scoring documentaries and National Geographic specials, coming into Star Trek three seasons in, the massive creative restrictions he had to work within, source music and the ability to break out of the Trek mold, differences among the shows, “The Inner Light,” and so much more. Read More

GBBP 176: R.W. Alley

GBBP 176: R.W. Alley

You may not know Bob Alley’s name, but you know his work. I guarantee it. Working under the name R.W. Alley, he’s been the sole illustrator of Paddington Bear (in all formats, on both sides of the Atlantic) for 20 years! Not many people are privileged enough in their careers to be the sole caretaker of a national icon, but Alley assumes the role with perfect grace and kindness. Read More

GBBP 169: Archivist of the United States David Ferriero

GBBP 169: Archivist of the United States David Ferriero

On this episode, we talk to the Archivist of the United States about his mission to further the principles of Open Government, how the National Archives is free from the swinging pendulum of partisan politics, collaboration with the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institution, the value of a liberal arts education, and the merits of Wikipedia! Read More