Episode 551. Ringling Brothers Memories

”Since the 146-year-old institution folded up its tents back in May, Reed Martin (pictured) reminisces about his days touring with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Featuring lost livelihoods, evolving tentpoles, the wild contrast between onstage and offstage antics, outdated economic models, the demise of Clown College and the rise (and possible Read more…

Episode 499. On Political Correctness

”James Finn Garner is the author of the classic satire Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, its various companion volumes, and the Rex Koko Private Clown series of comic mysteries, and he talks about the values of political correctness in both life and art. Featuring the evolution of inclusion, linguistic kerfuffles, the dangers of Read more…

Episode 461. Juggling For Jesus

”Before he was an actor, director, master carpenter, and Jeff Award-winning rigger, Isaac Schoepp (top left) performed as a juggler with the Fitz Family Ministries, touring the country with a company made up of his father, his mother, and his siblings. Isaac talks about how he and his family managed to Read more…

Episode 101. Clown College Reunion

”Since it’s election week in America, let’s talk to clowns! RSC actors Reed Martin and Matt Croke, veteran clowns and alumni of Ringling Brothers Clown College, attend the school’s 40th reunion and catch up on old gags. Featuring lessons learned, what to do if they’re laughing at you not with Read more…