Fraggle Shrugged

Fraggle Shrugged

2019 | English, Podcast, Video

Currently: Thus Spoke He-Man — a seven part miniseries of absurd radio theater. New episodes every Friday.

Afterwards: Season 2 of Fraggle Shrugged.


In Fraggle Shrugged, Henrik Viking and Sigfred Nielsen read through Atlas Shrugged, the classic and very long libertarian mystery novel from 1957 by Ayn Rand. They also watch Fraggle Rock, a Jim Henson Muppet TV show from the 80s.

Chapter by chapter, and episode by episode, they delve into the two works to unspool the weird and interesting details and discover the deep, hidden connections between the two that they are absolutely convinced are there. Which of the two will end up providing the more insightful and coherent philosophical musings? (Spoiler: not Atlas Shrugged…)

So follow along on this strange and amusing journey into endless descriptions of wooden characters maniacally discussing railroad infrastructure, and cheerful muppets gleefully dancing around the agony of existence. And don’t worry – reading the 1000+ pages novel is not required…