Paul Zaloom from Garden City, NY


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Paul Zaloom (Beakman from Beakman's World) joins us this week to talk honestly about his hometown of Garden City, how he got into the puppetry arts, where he hung out in the hip Hempstead district, and what it was like growing up in a big family. Paul Zaloom takes us through the backstory of Beakman's World, tells the story of his encounter with Robert Kennedy, and shares his memories of Soupy Sales and a Superman attack during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. PLUS: Did Beakman really read the letters from viewers?



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00:00:00 Intro
00:02:25 Soupy Sales Influenced Beakman
00:05:30 Growing Up With A Big Family
00:07:57 Was Garden City Friendly To Artists?
00:08:31 Running Into Robert Kennedy
00:08:52 Buckley County Day School
00:13:23 Roosevelt Field/Macy's Day Parade
00:15:05 Hempstead/Swede's Record Shop
00:16:39 Thrifting In Hempstead
00:17:08 Doing Theater for Edward Albee
00:22:17 Putting on Different Characters/Bread and Puppet Theater
00:26:27 Hometown Trivia
00:28:34 Streann Studio Ad
00:30:13 Garden City Hotel and Catherderal Avenue
00:31:49 Jones Beach State Park
00:32:47 Beakman's World
00:48:07 Hometown Hot Takes
00:53:59 Outro

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