177 - Karl Straub, Louisa Hall, Greg Hindsley, Paul Pfau

Episode #177. Our end of year show, we have a room full of friends to send off 2016 who are all here through different means - Louisa Hall takes off work, Paul Pfau leaves his family, Greg Hindsley takes a detour from errands, and Karl Straub's students are on vacation.  It's a somber show because it's a somber year and we all look to 2017 for a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you all for listening to The Circus Life over the last year - and the three years we've been posting - and we hope to continue providing you great to mediocre content and music for many years to come. As always, 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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

176 - Mike Scoglio, Debra Alfarone, Josh Silverman

Episode #176. Justin is more nervous than normal today because today we have a real broadcaster on the show. Debra Alfarone, Weekend Anchor and reporter for CBS WUSA in DC, joins us today along with her dog Murray and boyfriend Josh Silverman. Mike Scoglio comes on to play some songs and read the notes he made about Debra as instructed by Justin. Topics include sneaking dogs into shopping malls, parking your car in NYC, and the art of storytelling.  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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. car

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

Episode #175. We have a full house of musicians today including Sam Burchfield, Wrenn, and Sugar Dirt and Sand.  Topics of conversation include Mike spending a lot of time in the woods, Wrenn definitely not liking some of Sam's ex girlfriend songs, and Justin's first world Diesel jeans problems. Count the one liners from Sean.  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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

174 - Scott Slay, Taylor Gerber, Lindsey Clark

Episode #174. Today songwriter and former mandolin child heartthrob Scott Slay comes on the show to talk playing with his idols and and taking off his clothes at gigs. Upright bassist Taylor Gerber lives alone.  Lindsey Clark is looking for work. Justin is momentarily banned from Facebook and tells a very lackluster story about it. Everyone on the podcast is getting a cape. Sean laughs at Justin's jokes.  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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PST

173 - Karla Chisholm, Sam Snow, Peyton Sherwood

Episode #173.  Singer and pianist Karla Chisholm joins us today in the Red Room to sing songs and talk about breakups.  Restauranteur and bartender Peyton Sherwood drops by with his dog Andy to let us know about his new bar and beer garden The Midlands and discuss his love for the theatre. Sam Snow and Justin both have seen the new science fiction movie "Arrival" and attempt to discuss it without any spoilers.  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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PST

172 - Kyle Lacy, Cash Jane, Jessica Taaffe

Episode #172. Fresh off the bus from NYC, Kyle Lacy comes in the studio today to perform a few songs and talk about bed bugs.  Dr. Jessica Taaffe hurts herself dancing, Cash Jane is left lonely and alone for 24 hours, and Sean has extensive experience in mechanical bull riding.  Justin obtains a "new" bed and is looking for people to sleep on it.  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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PST

171 - Vim & Vigor

Episode #171. Gabby, Adam, and PJ from the band "Vim & Vigor" are in the studio today playing songs and telling stories of bedroom runways, celebrity stalkings, and fanboy drive-bys. Sean and Justin play another rousing installment of "What The F is Sean Drinking", one day in the future to be sponsored by Starbucks.  During "On This Day in History" it is discovered that PJ knows everything about Canada. 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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am PST

170 - Cecily, Zach Cutler

Episode #170. Cecily joins us today with guitarist Zach Cutler to play some songs and talk DC music culture. Don't miss "Cecily Salutes DC" at the Atlas Theater on 12/3/16. Justin finds his noisemaker and must be stopped. Topics of conversation include Starbucks and the war on Christmas, the way our parents yelled at us, and another rousing segment "What's Sean Drinking?!"  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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am PST

169 - Roosevelt Dime, Lindsey Clark

Episode #169. Verbose minotaur band Roosevelt Dime joins us today for songs, the singularity, and dramatic recitings of their own lyrics. Lindsey Clark stops by fresh off her epic glacier walk in Iceland to tell us about swimming in a blue naturally heated lagoon and add the always necessary "female voice of reason" to this male dominated podcast episode. Topics of conversation include Donald Trump selling wine by the spoonful for $150 dollars at his new DC hotel. Seriously. Yes, that's not a typo. Yes, it's real. 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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am PST

Episode #168. Kingsley Flood's Naseem Khuri drops by today to sing songs from his new record "Another Other" and talks handyman craft. Tori McKinney rolls deep with Patty and Caitlin to talk about rusted out cars and Caitlin's husband Greg's inability to change a toilet and all things plumbing. Justin can change a tire but chooses not to and Sean saves equipment before band members.  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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #167. Today Pretty Gritty triumphantly returns to perform two songs after an almost three year absence from DC. Voice of America radio journalist Mayra Prata Fernandes joins the group to school Justin on how to pronounce her name in Portuguese. Topics of conversation include killer clown sightings, Darty Vader playing the bagpipes on a bicycle, and Bob Dylan being missing.  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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #166. We're honored to have DC radio DJ royalty Mary Cliff on today's show as well as musician Brandon Hardesty of the band Bumpin Uglies. Brandon sings some songs and reflects back on his days waiting tables and breaking down in Florida. Mary Cliff talks all things radio and her vast interest in baseball. Topics include meeting the Beatles, members supported radios stations, and Halloween costumes. 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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Episode #165. Back from vacation, Sean and Justin welcome band "Milo in the Doldrums" on the show including Rob, Richard, and Reese. Jet lagged Sarah Petersen Rizzi makes an appearance and Rafael Suanes takes time out of his busy schedule to drop by. Topics of conversation include ramen being the new prison currency and acid strips.  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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Bonus Episode #8. Today we are presenting an abbreviated version of our 3rd Anniversary Show at the 9:30 Club in DC recorded on August 27th, 2016. Sean and Justin take eleven minutes to discuss their thoughts from the evening. Sean has picked two songs from each artist as well as the intros. It was an amazing show and we can't wait for you to hear all the great music from the night.  Enjoy and see you next week for Episode #165.

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

Episode #164. Today Patty Reese comes on the show to perform and brings with her friend Dick Bangham.  We launch into Dick's success on TV's "Wheel of Fortune" years ago. Patty tells us about about her very first song to playing in the band "One Night Stand".  One of our "history" centered shows, we spend lots of time discussing iconic radio stations like WHFS and WAMU and how they shaped the local music listening community in the DC area. Discussion of dating age gaps brings us to saying a lot of facts that might not actually be facts soon to be figured out by Greg Hindsley.  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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Episode #163.  This week Ashleigh Chevalier comes into Studio D to talk organic food, walking barefoot, and art.  Speaking of art, Bob Dylan now makes fancy gates, joking is illegal in North Korea, and the world is going crazy about the new iPhone 7, especially the shiny black one!  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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Episode #162. An episode of two firsts, we have 7 piece band and theater troop "PigPen Theatre Company" on today's show. They are so large that we actually split the show in half and talk to each half separate which proves to be hilarious. The first half includes Ben, Dan, and Alex as well a friend of the show Claire Flynt. The final half includes Arya, Matt, Ryan, and Curtis. Topics of conversation include whiskey rivers, Daft Punk covers, binge watching CNN, dad impressions, magic, and aliens.  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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

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

161 - Owen Danoff, Sarah Pertersen

Episode #161. Today Owen Danoff from NBC's The Voice joins us for a show about Star Wars obsession and the rockstar privileges of working with a personal stylist. Sarah Petersen loves Disney movies so much that she sings a few bars of "A Whole New World" from the movie Aladdin. Sean swears actor Jeff Daniels created "The Office" while Justin plays proof that he shouldn't be allowed to watch other people's dogs.  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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:46am PST

Episode #160. Louisa Hall comes back on the show to sing about coffee and boyfriends and let Justin know that Italian balconies are more important than two beds. Martin Amini explains his family's long standing feud with rival ice cream truck proprietors and MC'ing Ethiopian weddings. Jamie McGonnigal swings by to talk about doing voice-overs for Pokemon movies and and his slight disinterest in all things Trump. Make sure to come see The Circus Life 3rd Anniversary Concert at the 9:30 Club on August 27th. 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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

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

159 - Skribe, Jahnel Daliya, Thomas Beall

Episode #159. Skribe (Aaron Yealdhall) performs on the show today backed up by Gingerwolf (Thomas Beall). Jahnel Daliya sits in and helps facilitate another gripping game of "WTF is Sean Drinking?!"  Aaron does a Baltimore accent to the dismay of Thomas and we learn that bass players are not to be trusted on stage during shows.  Justin does like Maryland we promise and Sean enjoys enhanced peanut brittle apparently.  Make sure to come see The Circus Life 3rd Anniversary Concert at the 9:30 Club on August 27th. 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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

158 - Angelica Garcia, Ali Thibodeau

Episode #158. Richmond, Virginia's Angelica Garcia comes on the show today to sing about Devils and Loretta Lynn. Ali Thibodeau drops by for some vocal accompaniment and talks about her vast interest in granola and Shania Twain. The ladies bring "Show and Tell" during the final segment.  Don't call girls "Dude" if you're on a date.  Anyone want to be mayor of Fairfax because there might be an opening.  Make sure to come see The Circus Life 3rd Anniversary Concert at the 9:30 Club on August 27th. 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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

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

157 - Jessie Marie, Christian Hunt

Episode #157. Crownsville's own Jessie Marie from Amber North come into the studio today to tell us about her love for birds and quitting things. Christian Hunt from the Capital City Showcase helps facilitate a game with Sean called "Guess Your Roast".  Note: Any moments of silence during the show should be interpreted as Jessie giving Justin dirty looks.  Sean gets all sciencey and there's a new presidential musical instrument in town.  Make sure to come see The Circus Life 3rd Anniversary Concert at the 9:30 Club on August 27th. 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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

156 - Second City - Justin Trawick

Episode #156. Chicago's vey own "Second City" touring company comes on the show today including Sayjal Joshi, Ryan Asher, and Tyler Davis. Currently performing "Second City's Almost Accurate Guide to America" at the Kennedy Center, Sayjal, Ryan, and Tyler talk about the life of improv comedians, dealing with people named Phil, power leaps, Ryan being confused for a guy daily, and Sayjal's "grandma" alter ego. Justin performs two songs and debuts his new single "This is Love".   Make sure to come see The Circus Life 3rd Anniversary Concert at the 9:30 Club on August 27th. 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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

155 Barry Louis Polisar, Caroline Taylor

Episode #155. Children's musician and songwriter Barry Louis Polisar, whose song "All I Want Is You" famously plays during the opening credits of the movie "Juno", comes on the show to talk about putting your fingers up your nose and sustainable farming. Caroline Taylor of the Montgomery Countryside Alliance drops by to talk about the "Field and Fiddle Festival" coming up on July 23rd in Dickerson, Md.  Buy your tickets now for The Circus Life Podcast Third Anniversary Show on August 27th at the 9:30 Club!   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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

154 - Two Ton Twig, Keelan Donovan

Episode #154. Today Two Ton Twig limps onto the show to play some songs and explain all their bodily injuries. Keelan Donovan represents the Northeastern portion of the United States with his Boston and Maine impressions. We are happy to announce three bands playing for our 3rd Anniversary Show at the 9:30 Club on August 27th: The Duskwhales, Justin Trawick and The Common Good, and Owen Danoff from NBC's The Voice. 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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios

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

Episode #153. Today's Jesse Herdman from “Accidental Seabirds” comes by on his way to Annapolis to drop some New Jersey knowledge on us and play some songs.  Justina Johnson does not enjoy bugs and Joshua Kirk does an album review for Radiohead. 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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

152 - Enter The Haggis, Jessica Taaffe

Episode #152. Celtic rock band Enter the Haggis is on the show today including Mark, Brian, Trevor, and Craig. Bruce the drummer is sleeping. Fans Patty and Ginny join us, exclaiming their love for the band as well as Dr. Jessica Taaffe.  We talk a lot about renaissance fairs and Craig does a bunch of accents. Brian does not in fact live in Canada.  One day they will come back and play bagpipes on the show - we don't know how this didn't happen this 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.  This podcast is also brought to you by, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

151 - Tabi Bonney, Flex Mathews, Ayeshah Abuelhiga

Episode #151. Today hip hop artist and DC's own Tabi Bonney comes on the show to perform two songs and debut the world premier of his upcoming single entitled "Faded".  Ayeshah Abuelhiga from Mason Dixie Biscuit Company comes on with food and we talk about her upcoming "Biscuit Jam" food and music festival on August 6th in DC.  Flex Mathews drops by and delivers the best interview question to Tabi of the whole podcast in the last five minutes.  Topics include farming coffee, baby carrots, science, and really hard names to pronounce. 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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Episode #150.  Today Emily Henry comes on the show to debut her debut record "Matchsticks" and play two songs live from the record.  Derek Evry and Stella Sklar join and help Justin tell "stranger danger" stories.  Topics of conversation include YouTube culture, simulation theory, and a quick game on how many songs Derek Evry has written.  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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

149 - Julia Fanning, Eli Staples, Greg Hindsley

Episode #149. Today Julia Fanning comes on the show promoting her new record and performing two songs with Eli Staples on piano. Greg Hindsley drops by fresh off his recent music video filming. Topics of conversation include a quiz on Alaska, crowd sourcing pool access, softball, and things you learn the hard way. 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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

148 - Pat Sommers, Ian Ray, Hannah Papp

Episode #148. Today Pat Sommers along with his guitarist Ian Ray come on the show to debut songs and discuss what it's like growing up in the same New York City neighborhood as the members of the band KISS.  Author Hannah Papp drops by to talk book tours, meditation, and helps Justin fumble through the theme song of TV show "Greatest American Hero". An amazing discussion occurs regarding Pat's autistic son Kellen and his experience as a parent learning how to connect with his son through the music of Queen.  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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:33am PST

Episode #147.  Taylor Carson comes on the show today and does two and a half songs and explains to Justin his interest in unwashed self molded jeans. Katherine Riddle drops by and discusses steaming and closes the show with some a cappella singing for the group. Topics of conversation include Justin turning his bathroom into a rain forest and Taylor assisting his wife with her squats. 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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Episode #146. On today's episode band "Oh He Dead" comes on to sing and talk about the lyrical killing of all past exes. James Main of Sehkraft Brewing drops by with the newly brewed "Good-To-Go" session IPA now available at Sehkraft. Make sure to buy tickets for our 3rd Anniversary Show at the 9:30 Club on August 27th in Washington 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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am PST

145 - Gina Sobel, Matt Baker, Jim Ebert

Episode #145. Charlottesville based musician Gina Sobel comes on today not only to play her songs but also to educate us about the bass flute which she whole heartedly plays during a "black metal" song. Matt Baker from Action Music drops by as well at producer Jim Ebert of Cancer Can Rock. For the first time we take listener questions and encourage listeners to send in their questions for future episodes. Conversation includes rollerblades, worst gigs ever, and Ted Cruz knocking out his wife of live TV. 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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

144 - Adrian + Meredith Krygowski, Christian Hunt, Ken Francis Wenzel, Katie Nowinski

Episode #144.  Our 3rd Anniversary Show is at the 9:30 Club in DC 8/27/16!  On today's show old friend Adrian Krygowski comes on with his wife Meredith to play some songs. Christian Hunt from The Capital City Showcase does some Shakespeare for the group. Ken Francis Wenzel drops by to help the group explain to Justin the game of hockey including fighting strategy. Katie Nowinski also comes by and uses large words that Justin doesn't know. Sean knows a lot about hockey. 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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 4:30am PST

143 - The Cowards Choir, Raf Suanes, Tamara Ellis

Episode #143.  Come see The Circus Life LIVE at the 930 Club on August 27th for our 3 Year Anniversary Show! On today's podcast we welcome back Andy Zipf of The Cowards Choir who plays songs from his upcoming record "Name the Fear". Rafael Suanes drops by to talk about Snaptrotter.com and Tamara Ellis plays the role of FVOR.  Topics of conversation include Johnny Depp's video apology to Australia, Donald Trump confusing 9/11 with a convenience store, and Raf's new pet project CDP.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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Episode #142. Today Rachael Sage along with violinist Kelly Halloran joins us for some songs and Jewish impressions. Alexe Lawrence from Keystothecucina.com drops by with some homemade food to try and Udit Banerjea tells the group about his recent two day stint as a contestant on Jeopardy and how he's now famous with the fifty and older crowd. 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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am PST

Episode #141. Today's show starts with opera and ends with rock and roll.  Lindsay Williams and CJ David join us for the first segment to talk about The Shakespeare Opera Theatre and CJ belts out some opera and one liners from the two performances coming up. Brian, Seth, and Chris from The Duskwhales then join Justin and Sean for a conversations about stalking rock stars in upstate New York and borrowing their parents cars for touring.  The Duskwhales successfully get booked for The Circus Life 3rd Anniversary Show at the 9:30 Club on August 27th live on the air.  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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_141.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #140. Today we are featuring a brand new band, "The Loving Paupers", made up by Jorge, Curt, Tarko, Kelly, and Dan. Conversation is heavily based around reggae music of which Justin knows clearly very little about. It should also be noted that Justin and Curt develop a unique relationship throughout this podcast and at no point should anything said be taken seriously at all. Cathy DiToro drops by to talk Geocaching which hopefully will result in Sean and Justin submitting something near Cue Recording Studios.  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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Episode #139. Ali Thibodeau drives up from Richmond VA to play some songs and talk about her experience with Shrek. Ginny Hill from The Perfectionists tells us about her experience with "Mohammed the Uber Driver". Sam Snow brings the nerd quota on the show. A call is made to Charlottesville cab driver "Johnny On the Spot" and he talks about his monkeys.  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, http://acorn-financial.com, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

On today's show we have Eric Scott in studio with us. Eric talks about discovering bass, growing up in DC, and traveling soon to the island of Saint John to enjoy the weather and play music. Jenny Langer Poppen stops by and helps Justin tell his story about recently putting on a suit and going to DC court to try to get out of a parking ticket. 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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_138.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

137 - Raul Del Moral, Tori McKinney

Episode #137.  Live show August 27th at the 9:30 Club in DC!  From Barcelona, today's musical guest is Raul Del Moral otherwise known as Whitebeard. Tori McKinney drops by and gets directed by Raul on where to go in Barcelona. Tori is taken aback by the 12am start time of most Spanish partiers.  Discussion includes the painful yet lucrative career of writing songs about your exes, rooting out Trump fans on your Facebook page, and waterboarding your significant others.  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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_137.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Freestyle, Podcast, Smarts -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #136. Tony Lucca, closeted political pundit, is on the show today talking about his experience in The Mickey Mouse Club, The Voice, and now his solo music career.  Paul Pfau, also from The Voice, drops by as well as Jenny Poppen, aka "Black Betty", who discusses her upcoming show with "Tower of Power/Excitement".  Topics of discussion include touring with NSYNC, Nag Champa, and Cuba. 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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Episode #135.  Today we have a car full of musicians stop in including Alex Wong, Megan Slankard, and Korby Lenker.  The trio sing songs and discuss dogs, Willie Nelson, and being a contestant on TLC’s “What Not To Wear”.  DC producer of “The Moth” Mojdeh Rezaeipour stops by to talk about The Moth Story Slam that happens at the Howard Theatre every month 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, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_135.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

134 - Bradley Rhodes, Lauren Hunt, Pat Hester

Episode #134. Today Bradley James Rhodes of the band Melodime makes it into Studio D to play acoustic and regale the room with touring stories including Gavin Degraw biting it on the Rock Boat. Pat Hester explores his longtime interest in professional wrestling and Lauren Hunt likes soccer. Justin relieves Sean's duties over at Science Corner while Sean expertly cuts out many things that Justin says that can't be said on the show due to legal reasons.  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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Episode #133. We had a normal show scheduled for today and then we got an unplanned blizzard.  So instead we are taking the opportunity to rebroadcast our special live show from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.  Sean opens the podcast today from his snowed in apartment and intros the December 12th Frank Sinatra 100th Birthday Show at the Kennedy Center featuring LATO, Stephen Dawson and Karl Straub, Black Betty and Joe Poppen, and Alex Vans and the Hideaway.  Please enjoy this special show and see you next week!

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_133.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 3:15pm PST

132 - Rorie, Marisol Slater, Cash and Earle

Episode #132. For the upcoming Valentine's Day weekend, Marisol Slater from The Chocolate House in DC comes on the show with chocolate for us to taste. Taste testers include Cash and Earle as well as today's musical guest Rorie. Topics of conversation include 3rd degree black belt chocolatiers, Quentin Tarantino's destruction of a Martin guitar from the 1870's, and the science behind resting bitch 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.  This podcast is also brought to you by, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_132.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #131. Steve Poltz and Grant Lee Phillips are on the show today singing and telling stories. It should be noted that Steve acquires at least three degrees during the taping of this show while Grant Lee clearly is in need of a mythical El Chapo action figure. The gentlemen discuss writing songs with Jewel, being a recurring character on "Gilmore Girls", and their favorite places to eat on the road. Dr. Jessica Taaffee drops by and has a great conversation with Steve and Grant Lee at the very end of the show about the Zika Virus. 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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Episode #130. On today's show Fredericksburg VA based band Wylder comes on to sing songs, tell us their drinking habits, and surprise Justin with the news that he and the lead singer went to the same high school (a decade apart). Professional booze slinger Carlie Steiner sits in to talk about her 9 month retreat from society and discusses her new private bartending business Stir Bartending Company. Raf's brother Santiago Suanes drops by to talk about being the lead tailor at the San Francisco Opera.  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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Episode #129. Today we have 3/4's of the band Eddie From Ohio on the show including Michael Clem, Robbie Schaefer, and Eddie Hartness. Mary Amons also returns to talk about following bands like Train and the Oak Ridge Boys around on their tours. The EFO gentleman tell a lot of great band stories and we play a spirited game of "What would you do then vs now". 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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 
 
Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_129.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 8:41pm PST

Episode #128. In light of the recent 9:30 Club "World's Fair" 35th anniversary event, Karim Karefa, Community Relations Liaison for the 9:30 Club, comes on the show to tell stories about the club and recap their club-turned-museum weekend.  Band Moonshine Society joins us to sing the blues and talk about their time in China as an American house band for three months. Topics of conversation include the famous Beastie Boys pizza story as told my Karim who was there that night on June 17th, 2004 and the recent death of David Bowie. 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, http://acorn-financial.com‪‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_128.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 12:30am PST

Episode #127.  It's 2016 and this is the first show of the New Year!  On the show today we have jazz musician Mark G. Meadows as well as Julia Fanning and Rafael Suanes. Topics include life in 1915, fifteen hundred ladybugs, Qatar, not remembering anything you learned from college, the polar ice caps melting, and spaghetti squash.  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 brought to you by ‪ToriRocksRealEstate.com‬, RCS Photography, Acorn Financial, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_127.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

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