Episode #74. Part 2: The New Years Show!  A continuation from Part 1's "Christmas Show", our New Years Show features original music in-studio from Louisa Hall, Dave Farah, Andres Gallego, and a new song from Justin.  Friends Dr. Jessica Taaffe and Victoria Battista come in studio to talk about dating the same guy at the same time.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_074.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Bonus Show #6.  The Circus Life Podcast was honored to recently broadcast live from the First Annual DC Music Scene Company Holiday Party.  Conceived by Derek Evry and Justin Trawick, the “Company Holiday Party” was thrown at Sauf Haus Bier Hall in DC as a way for DC Area musicians to be able to celebrate the holiday with their colleagues, aka “fellow musicians”.  Throughout the evening, Sean and Justin interviewed various party goers, many of which are TCL regulars.  This is a real, meaningful, and often hilarious episode and a true account of the DC Area Music Scene celebrating another year together.  From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!  For more episodes of The Circus Life go to www.thecircuslife.com and make sure to buy things online through our Amazon link on our website.  

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_LIVE_6_-_Sauf_Haus_2014-12-16.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #73. This holiday season we decide to do a two-part show. Part 1: The Christmas Show. We have a cast full of musicians in the Red Room singing holiday songs including Dave Farah, Victoria Vox, Louisa Hall, and Andres Gallego. We also have 13 year old music reviewer Joshua Kirk who is possibly the most impressive 13 year old we know.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_073.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 10:55pm PST

Episode #72.  On today's show we have country artist Shane Gamble along with Tori McKinney and the always out of control Nick Hardt.  Topics include Sir Christopher Lee's holiday metal song, Slayer saving a homeless kitten, buying Girl Scout cookies online, not having a Christmas tree as a single person, and Tori and Sean's night out on the town.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_072.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #71. On today's show we have songwriter Jamie McLean, former guitarist for The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and currently playing for Brett Dennen. Julia Fanning comes on the show as well as movie reviewer Sam Snow. Topics include henna tattoo parties, being the only white guy in an all African American band, and an incredibly awful story read by Justin about a stage mishap with a metal band.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_071.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, Podcast, Smarts -- posted at: 3:00am PST

Episode #70. Our Thanksgiving episode, Jacqueline Francis brings in chicken stuffing which happily gets stuffed in our faces as we talk with blues musician Jonny Grave and 13 year old music reviewer and YouTube celebrity Joshua Kirk. Sarah Petersen defends Raf's interest in inedible meats, Justin speaks with Joshua about his plans to open a restaurant, and Jonny explains his intense interest in walking everywhere.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_070.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, Podcast, Smarts -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #69.  On today’s show we have Memphis band “The Memphis Dawls” including Krista, Jana, Holly, Daniel, and Herschel.  The band is treated to gourmet doughnuts brought in from Christine and Greg of “District Doughnut” in DC.   Discussion includes a look back on People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man of the Year” series, the new “FlightCar” service at area airports, and Sean attempting to explain the recent comet happenings.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_069.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 12:30am PST

Episode #68. On today's show we are happy to have "The Feelin'" himself, Nicholas David, along with his guitarist Dylan Nau and sound tech Carl Sward.  We talk about Nicholas being a finalist on season three of NBC's "The Voice", playing accordion for his grandfather's funeral, and having dinner with Cee Lo Green. We get to know Carl's girlfriend and Dylan talks about a traumatic hair-spitting experience. Raf and Justin are currently on a watch list and Sean got his hair did.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_068.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Bonus Show #4: On August 29th, 2014, The Circus Life celebrated its 1 Year Anniversary!  We threw a special live show at Gypsy Sally's in DC to celebrate featuring some of our favorite bands that had previously been on the show including: Don Kim and his Famous Band, Victoria Vox, Justin Trawick and the Common Good, MUNDY, Derek Evry and his band of Misanthropes, Tiffany Thompson, Louisa Hall, and DJ Sam Snow. Please enjoy this special podcast featuring highlights from the evening. Thanks for supporting us throughout the entire past year and please help spread the word!  Sendwww.thecircuslife.com and make sure to buy all your Amazon items through the link on our website!

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_LIVE_4_-_Gypsy_Sallys_2014-08-29.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 11:15pm PST

Episode #67. We are happy to have Mary Amons on the show today, cast member of "The Real Housewives of DC".  Songwriter Tiffany Thompson and drummer/vodka czar Mike Smirnoff perform live and Denver transplant Matthew Veatch comes in representing our new sponsor, Acorn Financial. Topics include dirt on "The Real Housewives of DC", Jose Canseco accidentally shooting off his middle finger, and Robin Thicke and Pharrell losing round one to The Marvin Gaye Family in court.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_067.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Bonus Show #3: The Circus Life LIVE - 7/25/2014 - IOTA.  For our third installment of “The Circus Life LIVE” recorded on July 25th, 2014, Sean and Justin invited DC funk band “Ten Feet Tall” and Kevin de Souza of “Uptown Boys Choir” to perform at IOTA Club & Cafe in Arlington VA along with “Justin Trawick and the Common Good”.  It was a killer night of music and this live podcast showcases highlights from the evening.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_LIVE_3_-_IOTA_2014-07-25.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 10:48am PST

Episode #66. Sean tells an amazing story about being sent to Alaska as a 13 year old by his mom as retribution for being late home from a Rush concert. On today's show we have Dr. Jessica Taaffe and musician Matthew Berry of band Classified Frequency. Topics include the new KFC Double Down burger, walking onto airplanes with no tickets and dead hearts being used in heart transplant surgery.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_066.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #67. We are happy to have Mary Amons on the show today, cast member of "The Real Housewives of DC".  Songwriter Tiffany Thompson and drummer/vodka czar Mike Smirnoff perform live and Denver transplant Matthew Veatch comes in representing our new sponsor, Acorn Financial. Topics include dirt on "The Real Housewives of DC", Jose Canseco accidentally shooting off his middle finger, and Robin Thicke and Pharrell losing round one to The Marvin Gaye Family in court.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Category:Comedy, Music, Podcast -- posted at: 1:12pm PST

Episode #65.  On today's show we have band Blueheart Revival, DC area rock band debuting their new record on November 1st. We also have Tori McKinney and members of her staff on the show as well as contributor Sam Snow.  Topics include things to not do during a zombie apocalypse, HBO providing a new cable-less subscription service, and ridding your house of unwanted vermin via peppermint as told to us by Bobby Thompson, lead singer of Blueheart Revival.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_065.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 1:00am PST

064 - Lauren Calve, Nick Hardt

Episode #64. On today's show we have Lauren Calve, former field hockey player turned gritty americana blues musician. Nick Hardt from OnTap Magazine comes on the show as well and causes various levels of pandemonium.  Topics include going to jail for a week, the government's plan for the "zombie apocalypse", Ebola vs Bono, Kia cars with whiskey, remembering Nokia phones, and having port wine poured into your mouth by the singer of Gogol Bordello. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_064.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 1:00am PST

063 - CaShandra J, Earle, Raf Suanes

Episode #63. Buy your tickets now for "The Circus Life Festival" on October 19th at Quattro Goomba's Winery featuring 6 bands including headliner The Pietasters!  Tickets on our website and Facebook. On today's show we have Cash and Earle, a married couple who come in and perform their awesome style of R&B and beat boxing. Discussion includes "bro, brah, and bruh", growing up in Miami, and secret societies. Rafael Suanes helps tell a story about Justin almost getting killed at the Redskins game.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_063.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 10:12pm PST

062 - Rachel Levitin, Chris Rafetto, Lauren Jaslow
Episode #62.  Justin tells a tale of his recent "Identity Theft" experience.  We have longtime TCL contributor Rachel Levitin in the studio, but this time she's the musical guest. She debuts her new single "Secret's Safe", talks about growing up on Chicago, and the recent 18 inning Nationals game. Chris Rafetto, of band Honor By August, is challenged to complete a Rubix's Cube in under 2 minutes. Tune in to see if he wins. We play another spirited round of "Show and Tell". Lastly, Lauren Jaslow of SnarkyStudios drops by. Buy your tickets today for The Circus Life Festival at The Winery at Bull Run on October 19th! Tickets available at www.wineryatbullrun.comOur show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.
Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_062.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 9:49pm PST

061 - Angela Sheik, Jim Ebert, LeLe Rose

Episode #61!  Today’s show features musicians and award winning looper Angela Sheik along with LeLe Rose and producer Jim Ebert.  Discussion includes Justin getting into a fight at the Dewey Beach Music Conference, Joshua Bell’s return to the DC metro, and a spooky performance of “Happy Birthday” by Angela Sheik on theremin for Sean’s birthday.  Buy your tickets today for The Circus Life Festival at The Winery at Bull Run on October 19th! Tickets available at www.wineryatbullrun.com. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_061.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:00am PST

060 - Todd Carey, Jessica Taaffe, Rachel Levitin

Episode #60. Don't forget to buy tickets to The Circus Life Festival on October 19th at The Winery at Bull Run featuring national headliner The Pietasters! Tickets at www.wineryatbullrun.com. On today's show we are happy to have Todd Carey in Studio D along with scientist Dr. Jessica Taaffe and Rachel Levitin. Discussion includes a near miss road rage incident with Justin and Todd, hazmat suits, Congress keeping every tweet ever tweeted, and Nintendo. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_060.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 11:36pm PST

059 - The Cowards Choir, John Ed Auer, Sarah Petersen, Jay Burden

Episode #59.  Getting excited for “The Circus Life Festival” on October 19th at The Winery at Bull Run featuring national headliner The Pietasters!  Buy your tickets today at www.wineryatbullrun.com.  On today’s show, Andy and Adam of band “The Cowards Choir” come back on the show, a year later, now promoting their new EP “Cool Currency”.  Marine Captain John Ed Auer talks about playing fiddle with Lady Antebellum and leading the US Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon.  Jay “Burden” Hutchinson stops by and we welcome Sarah Petersen back, highly enamored with Adam’s socks.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_059.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:51pm PST

058 - Jacqueline Francis, Don Kim, Rafael Suanes

Episode #58. Tickets are on sale now for "The Circus Life Festival" on October 19th at The Winery at Bull Run featuring national headliner "The Pietasters"! Buy tickets at www.wineryatbullrun.com. On today's show we are happy to have Jacqueline Francis back this time as the musical guest. She comes bearing lasagne and pound cake. Don Kim and Rafael Suanes heard about the food and come by. Topics include the Chinese miner found underground after 17 years, top 10 stolen cars, Joan Rivers, and CVS going tobacco-less.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_058.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Bonus Show #2: The Circus Life LIVE - 5/14/2014 - The Hamilton

Bonus Show #2. For our second live show, "The Circus Life LIVE" took over The Hamilton in downtown Washington DC on May 14, 2014. The show featured four bands and artists including Louisa Hall, The Beanstalk Library, Justin Trawick and the Common Good, and The Morrison Brothers Band. Here are highlights from the evening. Hope to see you on October 19th for "The Circus Life Festival" at The Winery at Bull Run in Centreville, VA!

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_LIVE_2_-_The_Hamilton_2014-05-14.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Episode #57. The Circus Life Festival is October 19th and we announce the lineup including the headlining band "The Pietasters"!  Our musical guest today is New Zealander Regan Perry and his brother Daniel. Discussion includes American accents, what exactly a Kiwi is (the bird, not the fruit), and basic geography of the east coast. Rachel Levitin and Justin get excited for the Lifetime "Saved By The Bell" movie (Sean does not) and Sam Snow discusses his love for the film "Guardians of the Galaxy".  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_057.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 8:00am PST

Episode #56. Justin opens the show explaining his recent run-in with Jerry Seinfeld. Baltimore band The Last Years comes on the podcast, fronted by longtime Baltimore/DC musician Niki Barr. Discussion includes encounters with police, working as a personal trainer, and bong competitions. Jim Ebert drops by to talk about Cancer Can Rock and TCL sponsor Tori McKinney let's Sean know that her daughter is moving to NYC.  A future show might be recorded from her dorm room. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_056.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, Podcast, Smarts -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #55.  On today's show we are happy to have Steve Lauri in studio, a member of the iconic 1960's band "The Hollies". We discuss getting his start on a US military base in Germany, joining The Hollies, and his lack of knowledge regarding the Vietnamese noodle soup Pho, explained by Ben Tufts.  James Main of Gypsy Sally's enjoys the pizza too much that's provided by Will Artley of Pizzaria Orso while comedian Katherine Jessup wishes there was a time when we could have seen Kayne West working at The Gap. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_055.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Come see our live “One Year Anniversary Show” at Gypsy Sally’s on August 29th in DC!  Tickets on sale now here: http://www.gypsysallys.com/event/649223-circus-life-live-one-year-washington/

Episode #54. Today’s show features Kevin de Souza, aka, “Uptown Boys Choir”, along with Natalie York and Raf Suanes.  Kevin has been a drop in on TCL several times over the last year and now we are featuring his musical moniker “Uptown Boys Choir” with two great in-studio performances and a lively discussion about gun wielding Tinder profiles, ebola, and photographing John Kerry.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_054.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:54am PST

Don't miss "The Circus Life LIVE" at Gypsy Sally's in DC on August 29th celebrating TCL's one year anniversary!  On today's show, Justin and Sean have the pleasure of sitting down Tim Jones of the band "Truth & Salvage Co." as well as singer/songwriter Zach Broocke, and Trish Angelo. Discussions include driving tractors for transpiration, Ray LaMontange's recent concert meltdown, biker bars, and homelessness. Trish Angelo discusses her charity Music 4 More and touches Zach's leg. A lot.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_053.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:30am PST

On today's show we celebrate our one year anniversary, Alex Vans drops in to play "Debra" by Beck, and Jason Brown performs his new song "The Goods".  Raf and Justin recap their recent trip to the casino in West Virginia where Raf turns Justin into a degenerate gambler. Louisa Hall discusses bowling in the White House and throwing her back out during a trampoline workout. 13 year old music reviewer Joshua Kirk reviews Neutral Milk Hotel and aligns himself with Jason Brown as a lover, not a hater. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_052.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:30am PST

On November 23rd, 2013, Sean and Justin debuted their first live concert podcast entitled "The Circus Live LIVE". The show was held at the Rock and Roll Hotel in DC and featured past TCL bands including The Cowards Choir, Black Masala, MH and his Orchestra, Justin Trawick and the Common Good, and The Sweater Set.  The entire show was recorded and has been cut down to showcase the highlights of the evening. Check www.thecircuslife.com for upcoming live shows!

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_LIVE_1_-_Rock_N_Roll_Hotel_11-23-2013.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:47pm PST

Episode #51. Burlesque performers Mourna Handful, Deanna Danger, and Wedji Tucheeks come on the show to talk about goblins, nipple coverings, and their show Lord of the Pasties. Andrew Tufano plays a few songs live and alarms the entire cast with two incredible Craigslist stories that will make you want to lock your kids up and throw away their smart phones. Scott and Will from funk band Ten Feet Tall drop by to talk about their upcoming performance at IOTA in Arlington VA as part of "The Circus Life LIVE" on July 25th.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_051.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

050 - Erin and the Wildfire, Sam Snow, Jacqueline Francis, Christian Hunt

Episode #50.  Charlottesville, VA band “Erin & The Wildfire” drops by to not play banjo, but to argue over who cooks better, and speaks about the Charlottesville music scene, which is most notably the start and home of The Dave Mathews Band.  Christian Hunt of the Capital City Showcase wears his infamous red suit during the program and talks about his upcoming involvement with the Capital Fringe Festival.  Finally, Jacqueline Francis, aka “Pie Lady”, brings in “Mexican Hot Chocolate” cookies and reflects on her recent totaling of her car thanks to a texting 17 year old.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_050.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:55am PST

Episode #49. Musician Don Kim plays songs from his upcoming record and weighs in on public nakedness based on a recent arrest in Arlington. Louisa Hall and Rachel Levitin reflect on their "The Voice" audition and breaking down the day and the people they met.  Neal Humphrey comes on the show to tell us about Flashband, a new live music program here in DC.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_049.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #48.  We open the show with how to conceal your alcohol this summer on the beach.  Today's podcast features music by DC reggae band Lucky Dub fronted by world traveler Gordon Daniels.  Vlad and Luciano of Lucky Dub decide whether their hometown countries of Brazil or Russia have better looking women and Luciano tells a sad story about love in Thailand.  Movie reviewer Sam Snow loses the attention of Sarah Petersen when he reviews the Lego Movie, Blue Ruin, Godzilla, Captain America, and The Raid II. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you byToriRocksRealEstate.comGrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_048.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:12am PST

Episode #47. On today's show Justin and Sean review their 930 Club show the night before. We are happy to have Derek Evry on to talk about the release of his new record with his band "Derek Evry and his band of Misanthropes".  13 year old celebrity music reviewer Joshua Kirk reviews the new Beck record and does a Buzzfeed music nerd quiz with Justin.  Lindsey Clark talks theatre and Ben Tufts looks more homeless than ever.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.comGrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_047.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm PST

Episode #46.  See you this Saturday, June 21st, at the 930 Club in DC for "The 9 Songwriter Series" sponsored by "The Circus Life! On today's show musician Chris Ayer comes on the show to talk about his recent VH1 reality show competition experience, bullying, and the art of writing breakup songs when you're happily seeing someone.  Sara Curtin and Becca Steinhoff discuss with Justin season two of "Orange is the New Black" and the plight of dating a fellow comedian.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_046.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 10:08pm PST

Episode 45. The Cookie Show!  We are happy to have Andy Zipf back in the studio along with Dean Fields, Eliot Bronson, and Jason Myles Goss whom together make up the supergroup "The Parlor Sessions".  They sing and we discuss what not to say to musicians, favorite cities to live in, and not trusting people with AOL emails. We also welcome back Jacqueline Francis who brings in three types of freshly baked cookies!  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_045.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:27pm PST

Episode #44. On today's show, friend of TCL Mundy comes on the show but this time as the musical guest, aka, MUNDY, including guitarist Erik and backup singer Tré. Along with Don Kim and Raf, we talk about $54 Starbucks drinks, top 20 cheater names ("Sean" was one of them) and a story from Justin about a fan/artist relationship gone incredibly wrong. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_044.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Episode #43: On today's show musician Ben Seidl, aka "Roemer", comes on the podcast to talk about living in Germany, being uncool in high school with Justin, and running down his future wife, Jasmin, on the street in Berlin.  Accompanied by Sarah Petersen and Raf Suanes, Justin talks about wearing other guy's shirts and recaps with Sean the recent The Circus Life LIVE show and Sean's alcohol induced amnesia.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_043.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 9:24pm PST

Episode #42.  On today’s show we discover a website devoted to “clown dating”.  Musician David Glaser comes on to talk about growing up in Baltimore, being left at home by his jet setting girlfriend, and performs a couple great songs live in studio.  Chef Eric Fleischer brings in delicious samples from his new catering business, Eric Fleischer Catering, which is thankfully not eaten by Lola, Sarah Petersen’s new adopted puppy.  Finally, TCL historian Greg Hindsley and his wife Meredyth bring Irish beer and talk to Justin about his recent trip to Ireland with his mom.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

 
Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_042.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:43am PST

041 - Aaron Crawford & the Bad Cards, Adam Shatarsky, Tori McKinney

Episode #41.  This Friday is “The Circus Life LIVE” at The Hamilton LIVE in DC!  Buy your tickets today!  On today’s show Aaron Crawford and the Badcards come in to play a few songs from their upcoming record and tell us some horrendously awesome/awful tour stories.  Marine Adam Shatarsky speaks about walking across the United States for his organization “The Wounded Walk” which went from unknown obscurity to national recognition between the start of the end of the 3,000 mile walk from California to DC.  New Orleans’ sweetheart Tori McKinney drops by as well.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_041.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 8:03pm PST

Episode #40.  Tickets on sale now for The Circus Life LIVE at The Hamilton in DC May 16th.  On today's show, Louisa Hall quizzes Sean on his hatred for people.  Musician and longtime friend Ted Garber makes it in the Red Room to speak about his recent family developments, parenthood, his love of New Orleans, and terms like "hat tricks". Justin laughs more on this show then any other episode previous, especially when Sean skillfully translates metaphorical hockey terminology.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_040.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:58pm PST

039 - Olivia Mancini, Joe Morra, Michael Romatowski

Episode #39.  Clear your schedules: May 16th is the next “The Circus Life LIVE” concert event at The Hamilton LIVE in DC!  On today’s podcast, Boomerangfund.org founder Joe Morra comes on TCL to discuss his roll as the Duke “Blue Devil” mascot, acting in “Days of our Lives”, and his new musical project “The Better Man” done with writing partner Michael Romatowski, also in attendance.  It should be noted that Michael is the personal trainer for all former United States Presidents and four out of the five Backstreet Boys.  Olivia Mancini plays a few songs and discusses her upcoming European tour.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_039.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 10:18pm PST

Episode #38.  Mark your calendars: May 16th is the next “The Circus Life LIVE” concert event at The Hamilton LIVE in DC!  On today’s show, freelance writer and author Kayleigh Kulp comes on TCL to talk about her new book “Booze for Babes” and she brings in various types of whiskey for the group to try.  Justin has a really hard time saying “booze”, which is ill-timed since the rest of the panel includes musicians Heather Mae and Rachel Joy Pletts as well as a return visit from actress Casey Gill.  Finally, Kevin de Souza drops by to drink whiskey and tell us a story about sleeping in his car on the side of the road.  Note: This episode contains a lot of frantic talking and emotional outbursts.  Blame it on the whiskey.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

 
Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_038.mp3
Category:Whiskey -- posted at: 10:06pm PST

037 - Robbie Schaefer, Kate Moran, Corrine Trawick, Rafael Suanes

Episode #37.  Bring you mom to podcast day!  Songwriter Robbie Schaefer of Eddie From Ohio and One Voice comes on TCL to discuss wine, soccer, living overseas, and the story behind the name “Eddie From Ohio”.  Sean discusses the top 8 beers to avoid which sparks a conversation between Raf and Justin’s mom about she and Justin’s upcoming trip to Ireland.  Justin discusses seeing seeing the Broadway musicals "The Bridges of Madison County" and “Once” last week and not enjoying stories about infidelity.  Kate Moran drops by to play the role as the “female voice of reason”. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_037.mp3
Category:Music, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #36: The Pie Episode! We invite Jacqueline Francis, amateur pie enthusiast, to present us with three pies: apple, chicken pot pie, and cheesecake (Yeah, we know that's not a pie. Deal with it.) TCL contributor, MUNDY, also presents her home cooked pumpkin pie to the group. And of course, nothing goes better with pie than hip hop, which is provided by DC rapper, Laelo, backed up by Paul Pfau on guitar and Justin on cajon. Lastly, Sarah Petersen returns with something to wash it all down: whiskey. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com,GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_036.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #35. Musician Levi Stephens comes on the show to entertain us while we eat pizza, provided by Will Artley of Pizzeria Orzo. Nathan Cristler, long time friend of Justin, drops by to talk about his new venture, the Addverb Bottle Company, and schools us on copyright and patent law. Sarah Petersen, event planner and manager of the Ulysses Room, tells us a hilarious story about working with WWII veterans, complete with elderly voice reenactments and impressions. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website. This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.comGrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 
 
Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_035.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #34. Sarah and Blaine of the Americana duo "Pretty Gritty" come on the show to talk about moving to Portland, being each other's wingman, and they play a few songs live from their record "The River EP". Stage actor Casey Gill tells us about the New York auditioning process and helps Justin make homemade guacamole for the show. Tori McKinney of Rock Star Realty drops by and this time there is no mention of her daughter, which is due to extreme personal restraint by both Sean and Justin.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_034.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 9:16pm PST

Episode #33. Musician on tour Jesse Thomas comes on the show to discuss growing up in Kentucky, living in LA, being on a Starbucks download card while working at Trader Joes, and competitive fast pitch softball. She plays two songs, one of which is a debut performance.  Greggory Hammond and Andres Gallego talk about volunteering for the organization "Guitars Not Guns", working with at-risk-youth, and their personal experience growing up in at-risk conditions spanning from drugs, to prison, to survival training, to giving back.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_033.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 8:09pm PST

032 - The Beanstalk Library

Episode #32. Our guest today is band The Beanstalk Library, fronted by TCL regular and amateur saxophonist Ryan Walker.  Discussion includes heckling at shows, car alarms from hell, and the rise and fall of the Washington Bullets led by keyboardist Joel. A spirited round of "Show & Tell" is played where guitarist Brian Pagels brandishes a rusty saw he uses for protection while bassist David goes the more literary route.  Adam Neubauer loves his wallet and Erin Ryan has two first names. Justin and Sean discuss recent behind the scenes drama.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_032.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:23am PST

031 - Justin Jones, Carlie Steiner, Donna and Rosy Khalife

Episode #031. "Shark Tank" contestants Donna and Rosy Khalife come on the show to talk about their company "Surprise Ride" and their recent behind the scenes experience on TV's "Shark Tank". Musician Justin Jones of The Deadmen performs two songs and wrestles his four year old Georgia while helping Justin (Trawick) explain the difference between Northern Virginia and the rest of Virginia.  Walking to the mailbox in one's underwear is mentioned. Carlie Steiner from TeaTimeDC comes on the show and falls in love with Justin Jones.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_031.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 12:30am PST

Episode #30.  Three great guests come in Studio D and talk to Justin and Sean including Snuffy Walden (composer for the music on “The Wonder Years”, “West Wing”, “Sports Night”, “Nashville”), Leroy Miller (former member of Smashmouth and song placements on “Scrubs”, “Driven”, “Alias”) and Sara Niemietz (broadway actress, season two “Glee” cast member, supporting actress on “Akleelah and The Bee”).  Snuffy talks about his musical start in strip clubs, Leroy reflects on his cross country bike trip at 12 years old in the Boy Scouts, and Sara talks about her upcoming single with blues legend Keb' Mo’.  Finally, 13 year old music reviewer Joshua Kirk reviews the Old 97’s record “Wreck Your Life”.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_030.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:00am PST

029 - Bobby Thompson, Jeffrey Platts, Marlene Hall

#29.  Our new website is up!  Check it out at www.thecircuslife.com.  Jeffrey Platts, a dating and life coach, comes on the show to analyze Justin and Raf's relationship status and facilitate an eye gazing game between Justin and Marlene Hall. Sean and Marlene don't see eye to eye on practices pertaining to dog fostering. Finally, Bobby Thompson of the bands Blueheart Revival and Mud Rey comes on and plays some songs on electric and lap steel guitars.  Justin grills Bobby on his cuffed jeans.  Our show is brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_029.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:00am PST

#028. Phillip Noss comes in Studio D to play songs off his new record and tell us about how his longtime girlfriend Frances told him to "%#$@ off" on the playground eleven years ago when they first met. Victoria Vox drops by and helps explain the use, overuse, and misuse of emoticons, which is a divisive topic for Sean and Justin.  Rafael Suanes somehow becomes the butt of all jokes and speaks about the upcoming debut of he and Justin's new video project "UnrehearsedDC".  Justin and Sean gear up for the release of the brand new TCL website.  Our show is brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_028.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:30pm PST

#27. DC brewery "DC Brau" comes on the show including cellarman David, lead brewer Chris, and lead canner and drummer for The Pietasters and The Shifters, Jason Budman. Musical guest Tom Goss, a one time candidate for priesthood, avoids the peer pressure of drinking with the rest of the guys while telling us about life in the Midwest and defining for us terms like "bears".  Datelab saga comes to a definitive close and Raf maintains his honor.  Today's program is brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: 027_-_The_Circus_Life.mp3
Category:Music, Beer -- posted at: 1:00am PST

026. Justin is a bit frazzled from just getting back from a week long Northeastern tour and tells a story about being pulled over for looking high. Duncan and Scotty of the band The Shifters talk to us about being white guys in a reggae band and we listen to two songs they recorded with Sean earlier in the day at Cue Recording Studios. Louisa Hall gives us a sneak peak at a new song and helps Justin decipher texts from girls. Finally, Carlie Steiner of Tea Time DC tells us about her new music and food endeavor while giving Justin the hardest time anyone has ever given him on the show.  Today's show is brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.comGrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: 026_-_The_Circus_LIfe.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 9:47pm PST

Episode #25.  Discussions of 'Flashdance", 100 year birthdays, and personal stylists at recent photo shoots make this another great episode of TCL.  Natalie York plays two songs and discusses her new album while Kate Moran and Kevin de Souza of the children's band Rainbow Rock make the whole cast do snake, owl, and mice noises.  Sean is the only one who knows who Justin wants to set on fire.  Lastly, Rachel Levitin of the DC blog "We Love DC" speaks about being vertically challenged and making it work to her advantage.  Our show is brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_Episode_025.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #24.  The bank robbers have been found and Justin Gormley explains how.  Melodime is our musical guest featuring Bradley, Sam, Tyler, and Jon. They play two songs and Sam and Tyler help piece together the last seven years of Bradley's dating life. Will Artley of Pizzaria Orso sends over ten pizzas for the show.  Justin Trawick tells Sean that after the taping he's going to see "Flashdance" for his 32nd birthday at the Kennedy Center.  Our show is brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_024.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, Podcast, Smarts -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #23 - Louisa Hall comes back on the show, this time as our musical guest.  She talkes about pole dancing and Alexis K tells the story about dating a guy she met in a Target parking lot.  Sam Snow wages war on kale while Justin tells Sean about how Match.com apologized for recently inviting him to 'Telluride Gay Ski Week.' Meanwhile, Sean hates his intern for breaking his Keurig coffee maker.  This podcast is brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studiios

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_023.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, Podcast, Smarts -- posted at: 10:07pm PST

022 - The Morrison Brothers

#22. Happy 2014!  The Morrison Brothers Band come into the Red Room for a podcast about New Years resolutions, theft, and inappropriate talk about Tori's daughter. Raf concludes the "DateLab Saga" and Justin talks about his neighbor walking around his neighborhood with a loaded gun. TCL twitter historian Greg Hindsley and his wife Meredyth perfect the fine art of talking as little as possible.  Our show is brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.comGrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_Episode_022.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am PST

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