Episode #126.  Today we have singer Edy Blu along with her pianist Gena Photiadis.  Washington Post travel writer Andrea Sachs comes by for a visit as well as a final segment with Tori McKinney. Topics include the new support dog program by United Airlines, traveling, Asheville NC, and Justin still being under the weather.  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_-_126.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 7:19pm PDT

Live at The State Theatre - 2015-11-20

Episode #125. On today's podcast, Sean and Justin present their most recent live show from The State Theatre in Falls Church, VA from November 20th, 2015 featuring Dear Creek, The NRIs, and Justin Trawick and the Common Good.  They open with a segment presenting the State show, talking about the recent Kennedy Center Sinatra tribute, and Sean's interest in moving abroad. 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_-_125.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

Episode #124. Live show on 12/20 at Galaxy Hut in Arlington VA! Today Keelan Donovan joins the show to talk about serving Gene Simmons of KISS room service and to sing us songs about the month of October.  Dr. Lisa Marsico Wright of Del Ray Animal Hospital helps Justin in a discussion about what dog he should rescue, preferably one that doesn't end in "oodle". 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.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

Episode #123. Live show at the Kennedy Center on 12/12/15! On today's show Elena Lacayo joins us in Studio D to sing us songs in Spanish and educated us on American geography and world volcanos. Sarah Petersen brings her dog Lola who rolls with her own hashtag: whateverlolawantsdc. Justin spills an entire cup of hot coffee on his lap during this podcast. Sean plays the soothing smooth jams of cat music, seriously, he does. 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_-_123.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Episode #122.  Live show at the Kennedy Center December 12th!  Today Sean and Justin get together for a quick opening segment to talk about their recent Thanksgiving and present TCL's August 28th Two Year Anniversary Concert taping from the 930 Club in DC.  Hear live songs from Alex Vans and the Hideaway, Justin Trawick and the Common Good, The Deeply Concerned, Mundy, Jimi Haha, and Margot MacDonald.  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.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

Episode #121.  Live show December 12th at the Kennedy Center!  On today’s episode Cash and Earle come on the show not only ready to sing but ready to feed us.  Lindsey Clark joins to help Justin tell the story of their recent White House trip and the story of Justin’s soon to be infamous thievery.  Topics include five mile foot longs, Booty Johnson, camouflage pants, and 12:30am text booty calls to married couples.  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.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Episode #120. Live concert podcast at The State Theatre in Falls Church on 11/20/15!  On today's show we have musician Tom McBride and Miss Virginia 2015 Savannah Lane.  We try beer from of a "grunt" from Strageways Brewery in Richmond VA and Tom does his best to describe how it tastes.  Discussion includes Starbucks Cups, Real Housewives of Potomac, and hidden rooms in old pyramids.  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

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Episode #119. Live show on 11/20/15 at the State Theatre in Falls Church.  On today's show, Zia Hassan comes on to sing us songs and tell us tales of his love for women ever since the age of five years old. Sarah Petersen is stepping out into the world as a new business owner and we discuss the possibility of her as an event planner killing the wedding planner for her own wedding next year in Italy. Topics of discussion include jet packs, Ben Carson, Route 66, Star Wars, and why dogs tilt their heads when you talk to them.  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_-_119.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

118 - Jordan Sokel, Lindsay Williams

Episode #118.  Live show 11/20/15 at The State Theatre in Falls Church, Va.  Jordan Sokel comes on the show today to play music and talk about the vast diversity found in Annapolis MD. Lindsay Williams put down her saxophone to tell us about performing with "Avenue Q" and life in Hawaii. Sean is amazed by a list of weird quotes and statistics he found on the Internet.  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_-_118.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

117 - Shelly Peiken, Tori McKinney (and company)

Episode #117. Live show at The State Theatre 11/20/15! On today's show we have songwriter Shelly Peiken who performs two great songs she co-wrote: "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks and "Almost Doesn't Count" by Brandy. Today's podcast is taped live at Tori McKinney's house with her entire staff including Patty's mom. Shelly talks about her new book "Confessions of a Serial Songwriter", her beginnings in the songwriting world, and what she's doing now on Capitol Hill to help protect songwriters.  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_-_117.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

116 - Nardo Lilly, Alex Vans, Steve Katrivanos

Episode #116. Live show 11/20/15 at The State Theatre!  Nardo Lilly, aka, Annie Nardolilli, comes on the show today to speak about her music, her job, and her religion. Steve Katrivanos of New District Brewing brings beer and tells us the story of brews in Arlington VA. Alexander Vans debuts a new song written for the man, the legend: Bernie Sanders.  Sean does "Science Corner" and Justin has a really hard time with Steve's last name. 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

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

115 - Secret Someones

Episode #115.  Live show November 20th at the State Theatre in Falls Church!  Secret Someones come on the show today including Bess Rogers, Hannah Winkler, Lelia Broussard, and Zach Jones. They sing two songs and tell us the history of the band and expand on how the NYC music scene is such a tight community. Topics of conversation include Donald Trump, 216k people being born today, and Sean's new job with The Moth.  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.  

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Episode #114. Musician Gingerwolf, aka, Thomas Beall, comes on the show today direct from his parents house in Annapolis MD. Sam Snow breaks computers for a living now and Tori McKinney's daughter is on a watch list. Topics of conversion include old TV show reboots, baseballs and windshields, stalkers and nicknames, and deportation. 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_-_114.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

113 - Jody Porter, Julia Fanning, Matt Baker, Paul Pfau

Episode #113. On today's show we have Jody Porter, guitarist for Fountains of Wayne. Paul Pfau from NBC's The Voice stops by as well as singer Julia Fanning. Last by not least Matt Baker of Action Music sits in. Topics include being nice gets you far in life, the Pope, and taxidermy. 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_-_113.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:54am PDT

112 - Nayan Bhula, Jacqueline Francis

Episode #112. Justin tells the story of the viral video he's currently a part of on Facebook.  The NRIs lead singer Nayan Bhula comes on the show to talk about being a non resident Indian, having 3,000 people at his wedding, and meeting Ian Mackaye of Fugazi and Minor Threat. Jacqueline Francis makes food for the crew and Sean and Justin do their weekly news segment and realize they're not visiting England any time soon.  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_-_112.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

111 - Todd Wright, Jenny Poppen, Biff Biffareti, Maurico Valle

Episode #111. On today's show, Justin forgets Todd Wright's last name in the most awkward way possible. Mauricio Valle and Biff Biffareti from BMorFit1 teach Justin how to do a handstand, and Jenny Langer takes photos to be used against him in years to come.  Topics include: forgetting stuff on top of cars, new human species, the Kennedy Center skate park, and writing for Celine Dion.  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_-_111.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Episode #110. Jason Masi is in the studio today performing two songs. Comedian Jamel Johnson stops by to talk about his girlfriend and Angelica Kalasz takes time off work to tell us about Detroit living. Topics include fashionable sweat pants, sharing pints of ice cream in questionable neighborhoods, and tricking your parents by changing their text shortcuts.  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_-_110.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

109 - Jahnel Daliya, Ben Carter
Episode #109. Our guests today include musician Jahnel Daliya and entrepreneur and co-creator of "Manage Your Damn Money" Ben Carter. Sean and Justin recap their show at the 930 Club last week. Topics include the fake death of James Earl Jones, Ben's mancrush for Drake, Jahnel almost getting eaten by wild dogs, and Justin doing a backflip on his skateboard.  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_-_109.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

108 - Jenn Bostic, Tiffany Thompson

Episode #108.  Live show August 28th at the 930 Club in DC!!! Today musicians Jenn Bostic and Tiffany Thompson come on the show to play songs for Sean and Justin. Topics of conversation include touring in Germany, jealous significant others, animal sanctuaries, the L.A. finger point move, tropical Minnesota, and nicknames. 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_-_108.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

107 - Jimi Haha, Angela Charles

Episode #107. Our first remote podcast, today's show is taped from Jimi Haha's house in Annapolis, MD. Jimi is the lead singer of the national band Jimmies Chicken shack and a musical hero for both Justin and Sean. Angela Charles joins the guys and topics include Jimi's new solo record, Portland Maine and Oregon, vegan cheese, free booze, selling twenty guitars, and breakups.  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_-_107.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

106 - Stephen Dawson, Sarah Petersen, Raf Suanes

Episode #106. Stephen Dawson (of the band Virginia Coalition) comes on the show to promote his new band "The Deeply Concerned," performing at the 930 Club in DC for "The Circus Life Two Year Anniversary Show" on August 28, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at www.930.com. Sarah Peterson gets engaged and Rafael Suanes travels to Wisconsin. Topics include resting bitch face, fishing competitions, Italian weddings, and white boy disease.  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_-_106.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

105 - Ted Garber, Barbara Gracewood

Episode #105. Ted Garber and his 19 month old daughter Sydney come on the show to cry, play a song live, cry, and do billionaire accents. Barbara Gracewood plays a track from her new record while Rusty Foster defends Hampden-Sydney and bow ties from Ben Tufts. Conversation includes fatherhood, the recent Maine diner crying baby story, and interpretive dance.  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_-_105.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

104 - The Davison Duo

Episode #104. The Davison Duo comes on today to perform two songs and talk about being a band as 14 and 17 year old siblings. Ben Tufts has a manbun (“mun”) and promotes his "Ben Tufts and Friends" show at Jammin Java on August 22nd. Topics include: salmon in the car, sign language, singing the national anthem, Google cars, and old sayings from the 1800's like "Lally-cooler" and "Shoddyocracy". 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_-_104.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 10:26pm PDT

103 - Angela Charles, Margot MacDonald

Episode #103. On today's show we have musician Angela Charles as well as amateur Icelandic rock climber Margot MacDonald. Topics of conversation include fanny packs, cat bujazzeling, DC weed competitions, thrift stores, and Paul Rudd.  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_-_103.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Episode #102.  Today we have Sara Curtin on the show, performing two songs from her upcoming record “Michigan Lilium.  Nick Hardt from OnTap Magazine comes back and tells us about falling out of a car at 40 miles per hour.  Discussion includes near death experiences, rompers, recording albums secretly at Apple Stores, and how the world almost came to an end last week.  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_-_102.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Episode #101.   Live show on July 13th at Galaxy Hut in Arlington VA.  On today's show we couldn't get the Jonas Brothers, so we got the next best thing: The Yeonas Brothers! Paul, Dimitri, and their father Dino Yeonas come in with longtime friend and TCL sponsor Tori McKinney to talk about vegan mayonnaise, aliens on earth, Girl Scouts, Greece, and Tori's daughter. Patty Cigna entices the group with her recipe for pudding shots.  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_-_101.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

100 - 19th Street Band, Nick Hardt

Episode #100!!!  Live show July 13th at Galaxy Hut in Arlington VA!!!  On today's celebratory 100th episode Nick Hardt of On Tap Magazine comes on the show ready to offend as many people as possible. DC string band "The 19th Street Band" plays two songs and talks about the Blarney Stone, growing up the son of a televangelist, and debuts a song from their upcoming record. Sean and Justin do week three of their news segment "This Week in History" which includes a poignant 10 point review from Sean and a story about a hot gorilla from 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 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_-_100.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:29am PDT

Episode #99. Ernie Halter makes it on our show today to sing baby-making tunes and discuss his thoughts on old school R’n’B songs, Nashville, and Spotify. Justin doesn't know what “Velvet Divo” [sic] is, and Sean is dumbfounded. Raf still loves meat and Mary Lankford drops by to confirm that she is in fact dating a vampire.  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_-_099.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 10:48pm PDT

Episode #98. Musician and fellow "Notebook" fan Danielle Ate the Sandwich comes on the show to talk about her upcoming music on an HBO film, her general lack of friends, and Justin's recent experience watching "The Notebook". Louisa Hall is back on Tinder and talks about her new Tinder friend. Raf "Double Meat" Suanes is tight with Tony Blair and Sean likes tropical fish.  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_-_098.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, -- posted at: 10:52pm PDT

Episode number #97. On today's show we have future Berklee student Claire Flynt on the show where we talk about her upcoming Prom. The band Congo Sanchez comes on the show to perform a song and talk about boutineers, flobees, and dallas hair (hair doll). Mary Amons gives Claire some prom advice and Flex and Jeff of Congo Sanchez call Claire's prom date for a freestyle beat box session about his chosen attire. 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_-_097.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:30am PDT

Episode #96.  On today's show we have musician Luke Brindley on who is part owner of DC music venue Jammin Java. His new record comes out today and we discuss his time working in NYC, Bruce Springsteen ripping off his song titles, and chocolate croissants. Cathy DiToro also joins for a lengthy and enlightening discussion on her recent tour in Japan including a horrifying exposé on Japanese Internet cafes.  Come see our live shows on July 13th and August 22nd at Galaxy Hut and Gypsy Sallys.  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_-_096.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Podcast -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

Episode #95. On today's show we're honored to have the band Yarn in the studio, who play live and debut one of the tracks off their upcoming record. Jenny Langer of Moonshine Society drops by with treats and discusses playing gigs at nudist colonies.  Other topics of conversation include Justin having coffee with the married couple that owns Tylenol, tiny boats, speaking French and Polish, and spending the night in Jamaican prison.  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_-_095.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Episode #94. On today's show we have Faith Alice of Crunkcakes, distributing alcoholic cupcakes to today's lineup.  Band "Dear Creek" with Kate and Alex play two songs and Nick Hardt of OnTap Magazine mans the $8 effect machine that Justin purchased while shopping for Mother's Day gifts. Topics  include Paul Ryan, Johnny Depp's dogs, and anatidaephobia.  Live show at Galaxy Hut on Juuuuuly 13th in Arlington VA.  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_-_094.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 6:33am PDT

Episode #93. Author Hannah Papp comes on the show to discuss her newly released book "The Mystical Backpacker" which came out on 5/5/15 on Simon & Schuster.  Musician Ken Francis Wenzel performs two songs along with pedal steel player Bobby Birdsong.  Justin poses a question to the group on the usage of the phrase "The Girl", we discuss reincarnation and speaking of which, the rapping Grandma in "The Wedding Singer" has died.  Champaign, Illinois is nowhere near Chicago.  Sean presents another segment of "Science Corner" and proves that we should all sleep naked.  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 www.growthgroup.comToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_093.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

Episode #92.  We get some true international music today on our show. Brazilian musicians Pablo Fagundes, Gigi McLaughlin, and Valerio Xavier come on the show to play some "choro" music, discuss Brazilian food, and reminisce on visiting nude beaches with Eli Staples, also in studio. Eli and Justin perform a small "If Shakespeare Texted" playlet brought to you by the Washington Post.  Goat's can now be rented on Amazon to graze your yard and the singer of the song "Louie Louie", Jack Ely, has unfortunately passed away at 71.  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 www.growthgroup.comToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_092.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

Episode #91. On today's show we have Daniel, James, and Nick of the North Carolina band "Bombadil". 14 year old YouTube star Joshua Kirk helps facilitate the interview with Justin because Joshua is a huge fan of the band. Alex Vans comes on the show to do his Jeff Goldbloom and David Bowie impression and talk about his new single "Vilocirapture" on iTunes and Amazon. Justin talks about Falls Church being the highest consumer of alcohol in the country and "Science" rears it's ugly head again for another segment of "Science Corner with Sean Russell".  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 www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_091.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Episode #90. Duo "Cordell" comes in the studio consisting of Ryan McMichael and Grace Sinaga. Jacqueline Francis brings in cheddar cornbread and talks about her new 9 year old dog "Hopkins". Ryan and Grace talk about how they met doing karaoke. Grace is a great sport speaking with Justin and it should be known that she definitely is not a "tapeworm model". Sean lost his wallet.  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 www.growthgroup.comToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_090.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 10:29pm PDT

Episode #89.  Today we've got Kuf Knotz and his band including Black Mel, Gavi, Adam, and Ry. We discuss Adam's love life, being friends with G Love and opening for The Roots, and having to learn about baseball in order to be on a World Series Phillies theme song.  Victoria Battista helps us understand the unfortunate problems in Indiana and Alexis Kimbrough is reminded yet again that she went on a date with a guy she met in a Walmart parking 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.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_089.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:38am PDT

Episode #88. On today's show we have Philly based musician Jason Ager, Kristen Long of Black Masala, and Taylor McCarty of the advertising company Good Chap. In addition to playing two of his own songs, Jason breaks out his tuba and and backs up Justin on a song called "White Trash Dream". Topics of conversation include a criminal loose in Falls Church, Monsanto and arsenic in food, and crazy Philadelphia sports fans.  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 www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_088.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

Episode #87. On today's show we have Kevin Eubanks, former band leader for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Paul Pfau, TCL friend and season 8 contestant on NBC's "The Voice". Kevin talks about learning his first instrument as a kid because of a girl and performs a song entirely improvised just for TCL. Paul gives us the behind-the- scenes run down on how "The Voice" works and talks about befriending David Crosby at an LA pool. Sarah Petersen and Jenny Langer do the first segment with Justin and Sean and discuss free cookies at Harris Teeter and a woman ruining Justin's laptop by flipping a table.  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 www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_087.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Episode #86.  This is an important podcast for musicians in need of free health care provided by MusicCares and the Grammys!  Children’s band “Rainbow Rock” joins us in the Red Room including Kate Moran aka "The Rainbow Lady", Derek Evry aka "Guitarmony Gus", Lynn Rovelli aka "Princess Fiddlesticks”, and Matthew Berry aka "Bassious Berry”.  Wendi Cherry from The Recording Academy DC Chapter as well as sponsor and longtime friend of the show Tori McKinney also are in attendance.  Topics include the social effects of weird hair colors, tiny NYC apartments, and a sudden impromptu stellar sing-a-long of “You Are My Sunshine”.  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 www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  Oh, and Kevin de Souza aka "Captain Toe Tappin” comes in too.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_086.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

Episode #85.  Today, we are honored to have lap steel musician and songwriter Rocco Deluca and his tour companion Old Man on the show.  We discuss splitting lanes on choppers and crotch rockets, time spent in Mexican prison, and working with famed producer Daniel Lanois. We also get some great opinions from Sean and Rocco on the Robin Thicke/Pharrell loss to the Marvin Gaye family.  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 www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_085.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

084 - Karen Jonas, Julia Fanning, Ryan Burke, Benjamin Colin Farrington Daniels

Episode #84. On today's show was have musician Karen Jonas who talks about her love for beards and Dwight Yoakam. Benjamin Colin Farrington Daniels speaks about being the former world record holder for Super Mario Brothers 3. Justin blames Ryan for feeding him the largest brownie Sunday ever conceived and Julia Fanning loves her stick. Science also is our guest and what a guest he is.  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 www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_084.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Episode #83. Today's show features musician Sam Burchfield and his bunk mate Zach Wells as well as musician Brittany Jean. Topics of conversation include cameras in bathrooms, JNCO jeans coming back, American Idol inside dirt, jumping jack offs, and an article about Washington DC being voted the top music lovers city in the country.  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 www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_083.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

Episode #82. On today's show we have duo Atoka Chase featuring Maya and Jared who talk to us about the business of dating someone you do business with and roof jumping. Jenny Poppen of Moonshine Society talks about the difference between pinup models and porn and comedian Jamel Johnson knows a lot about that subject. Justin raps and Sean ends the show with a great audio Easter egg.  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 www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_082.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Episode #81. On today's show we have banjoist Chelsea McBee in studio along with baker/entrepreneur Kate Sornik of Kate Bakes protein bars. Nick Hardt comes by to celebrate his birthday and tell us about meeting 50 Cent. Justin and Raf reflect on their 36 hour harrowing drive to Upstate New York and Sean discusses his attendance at a ritual killing.  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 www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_081.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

080 - Eric Brace & Karl Straub, Cathy DiToro, Derek Evry

Episode #80. On today's show we have one of Justin's heroes, Eric Brace of Last Train Home, along with intern coordinator and musician Karl Straub.  Cathy DiToro shows up in faux fur and pours mimosas and Derek Every reads sensually from Cosmo magazine. Topics include suits made by Manuel, teaching the term "to Gherm", and Fabio killing a goose with his face. 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 www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_080.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

079 - Michael Clem, Mary Amons, Jason Budman, Ryan Brady

Episode #79. Justin survived skiing in Canada and lives to talk about almost killing a lady and sliding off the mountain together. Michael Clem drops by to sing a few songs and do his best trombone impression. Mary Amons of the Real Housewives of DC has a spirited conversation about fresh eggs with Jason Budman of DC Brau along with fellow DC Brau employee Ryan Brady, a former lawyer who now chooses to be poor. Sean is amazed by how little Justin talks in this episode. Sean also hates talking about eggs.  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_-_079.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 6:23am PDT

Episode #78. On today's show, Justin reflects on turning 33, figuring out his life, and finding out he's about to be inadvertently part of Whistler Pride Week. Rana Mansour plays Wurlitzer and sings in Farsi. Will Durgin of Atlas Brew Works brings in beer and Jacqueline Francis bakes cupcakes for the group. Ben Seidl of Roemer Collective drops by via Berlin and show historian Greg Hindsley does a special presentation on "January 22nd", Justin's birthday. The key to a long life is discovered to be the ability to avoid men. Serial is discussed and still we are left wondering.  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_-_078.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:30am PDT

Episode #77. Admittedly one of our more out of control shows, today we are in Studio D with Peyton Sherwood and Trent Allen of Kangaroo Boxing Club as well as musician Eli Staples and female voice of reason Julia Fanning. Conversation includes Rick Springfield's current trial for attacking a fan with his butt, Eli Staples and Justin Trawick: A Love Story, and a spirited game of Cards Against Humanity.  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_-_077.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Episode #76.  Remember the musician that sold his soul to the devil to play guitar in the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou"?  Today we are honored to have Grammy winner Chris Thomas King on the show, musician and actor from movies like "O Brother Where Art Thou" and "Ray". Along with his bassist Danny Infante and drummer Jeff Mills, we talk about touring in Thailand, beignets in New Orleans, acting with Steven Seagal, and being the go to songwriter for Sylvester Stallone.  We also spend a segment with Ben and Erin Russell, Sean's brother and sister-in-law, where Justin pulls back the "True Hollywood Story" onion of the pained, emotional upbringing of TCL co-host Sean Russell.  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_-_076.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Episode #75. Welcome to 2015! On today's show we have Nick Hardt of OnTap Magazine back in studio, as well as Lindsey Clark of Pamela's Punch, musician Jim Shirey, and Rafael Suanes.  Topics include an interesting problem for women concerning Yoga pants, Screech gets arrested, cougar life, and a celebration of 25,000 downloads of TCL! 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_-_075.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

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