Episode #244.  Terry Klein and Justin Trawick have never met, but that doesn’t keep Justin from inviting Terry into his apartment and jumping straight into a conversation about law, campaigns, and of course, songwriting.  Don’t miss a live performance from Terry near the end of the podcast.  For more information go to TheCircusLife.com.  

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 3:34pm PST

Episode #243.  Musician and part time amateur tuba player Jason Ager comes by Justin’s Arlington, VA apartment for a podcast about vinyl, Philly folk music, and terrible boxy cars.  Near the end of the podcast Jason performs a new song.  For more information go to TheCircusLife.com and JustinTrawick.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_243_-_Jason_Ager_-_11518_9.42_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #242.  Host Justin Trawick finds himself in Charlottesville, Virginia interviewing musician Lora Kelley from her child’s bunkbed. Conversation includes collegiate diving, the Americana Music Awards, and the balance of family life and music.  For more information on the show go to TheCicusLife.com and to find information on Justin’s concerts go to JustinTrawick.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_242_-_Lora_Kelley_-_103018_12.26_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #241.  After a week off, today we present Justin’s conversation with his Aunt Jacqui in her fifth wheel trailer during his visit to Truckee, California, a small mountain town near Lake Tahoe. Conversations include bacon, murder by bear, and taking care of our planet Earth.  Go to TheCircusLife.com for more information and check out Justin’s band at JustinTrawick.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_241_-_My_Aunt_Jacqui_-_102218_11.26_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #240. Justin joins Anthony, Jared, Izzy, and Brent from the DC band DuPont Brass for a podcast recorded live in the basement of an undisclosed DC charter school. The guys have a very open and honest conversation about music, life, style, and sound. Justin realizes quickly they’re not a brass band but something far more unique and different.  Songs featured are “Eclectic Soul (Can You Feel It)” and “Holiday”. Go to TheCircusLife.com for more information and share with your friends. 

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

Episode #239.  The sound of air conditioning is extremely noticeable in this week’s episode featuring North Carolina band Bombadil.  Recorded in the basement greenroom at The Songbyrd in Washington DC, Daniel, Stacy, and James talk about touring and always being on the search for a good tiki bar.  We play two songs from their album “Fences”: “What’s So Great About You” and “Fence”.  For more information go to TheCircusLife.com. 

Direct download: TCL_-_239_-_Bombadil_-_10118_11.24_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #238.  This week we present Eli Lev's performance from the July 14th, 2018 TCL Anniversary Show at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC.  Eli joins Justin for a short intro recorded in the back room of 49 West in Annapolis, Maryland.  Topics of conversation include dis tracks, favorite 9:30 Club shows, and fans getting tattoos of your lyrics.  For more information go to TheCircusLife.com. 


Episode #237.  This week Justin records from Georgetown Visitation, a private high school in DC where Stella and Dave from the band Kentucky Avenue practice.  The three talk about meeting Bob Dylan, eating pickles before shows, and “dad bands”.  Songs on the show in order include “Nothing Here is Mine” and “Salted Wounds”.  Go to TheCircusLife.com to see a YouTube video of a live performance of “Black Horse Riding”.  Thanks for listening and share this show with your friends! 

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

Episode #236.  Host Justin Trawick finds himself at Louisa Hall’s house in Alexandria, VA, where they make coffee and perform live on the show their new song “Oh Love”.  See them on stage together Thursday, September 20th at the Dupont Underground in Washington DC.  As always, go to TheCircusLife.com for all info and past episodes of TCL.  

Direct download: TCL_-_236_-_Louisa_Hall_-_91118_12.45_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #235.  Longtime friend Joshua Kirk drops by this week to help present Benjamin Carter, our second act from The Circus Life Podcast 5th Anniversary Concert at the 930 Club this past July 14th, 2018.  It’s always wonderful to sit down and talk music and food with Joshua Kirk.  Make sure to find him on YouTube.  As always, go to TheCircusLife.com for more information and tell your friends! 


Episode #234.  This week host Justin Trawick finds himself backstage in the green room with Letitia VanSant and The Young Novelists before they go on stage at Pearl Street Warehouse in DC. Favorite green rooms are discussed as well as Canadian healthcare and being roommates with band members.  For more information go to TheCircusLife.com.  


Episode #233. On today’s episode of The Circus Life, Alex Vans and Floris Boere of the band “Bad Business” join Justin at his dining room table to talk about "yacht rock”, biking in the Netherlands, and prisoner’s dilemma in New York City.  We also play two Bad Business songs: “Day Job Guys” and “Turn it On”.  For more information go to TheCircusLife.com. 

Direct download: TCL_-_233_-_Bad_Business_-_81918_6.47_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #232.  On this week’s podcast, Justin presents the first act from The Circus Life 5th Anniversary Concert held at the 930 Club on July 14th, 2018.  Enjoy this live performance from the show opener, Nardo Lilly.  Helping Justin with the show intro is author and business coach Lauren LeMunyan.  For more information on the podcast go to TheCircusLife.com. 


Episode #231.  On today’s podcast Justin performs a brand new song live on the show called “A Picture of Us”.  Only hours before cooking dinner for his girlfriend and parents who are already on the way over to his apartment, Justin talks about opening for ukulele legend Jake Shimabukuro with Louisa Hall over the weekend and cooking within Weight Watchers guidelines.  Check out TheCircusLife.com for all podcast related info.  

Direct download: TCL_-_231_-_Justin_Trawick_-_8618_11.20_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #230.  Today’s episode is a goodbye to Justin’s friend Rachel Pletts, who is leaving for San Francisco in September.  The show photo for this episode is from 2014 when Rachel and Justin played in NYC together.  Along with classical guitarist Alex Barnett, topics include a little Jesus, a little drugs, and a lot of San Francisco.  If you don’t want to hear these three talk for an hour, skip to the end to listen to Alex play a beautiful instrumental song on his guitar.  Make sure to go to TheCircusLife.com for all past episodes and don’t forget to share this podcast with your friends.  


Episode #229.  On today’s podcast drummer Ben Tufts invites Justin to Claude Moore Park in Loudoun County, Virginia, the 300 acre park where Ben grew up during his early childhood.  Recorded inside Frogshackle Cabin, a tiny log cabin built in the 1700’s, Ben and Justin talk about fishing, politics, vinyl, and history.  Go to TheCircusLife.com for more information on past podcasts from The Circus Life and make sure to subscribe for free on iTunes.  

Direct download: TCL_-_229_-_Ben_Tufts_-_72318_6.42_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #228.  Rapper Flex Mathews join’s Justin for lunch where they talk about skateboarding, the Warped Tour, and being a part of a community.  Lauren LeMunyan joins the guys (it’s her apartment) and spends most of the podcast keeping Rico Suave off the guest.  Go to TheCircusLife.com for all podcast related information and don’t forget to donate via Patreon.  

Direct download: TCL_-_228_-_Flex_Mathews_-_71718_1.01_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #227.  On today’s podcast Justin sits down with Sara Niemietz in the lobby of The W Hotel next to the White House for a conversation about Postmodern Jukebox, presidential bowling, the American Civil War, and oddly named handbags.  Note: Justin is more nervous than normal, probably because he’s really excited to talk to Sara.  Breath.  Check out The Circus Life Podcast 5th Annual Anniversary Concert at the 930 Club in DC on July 14th.  www.TheCircuslife.com.

Direct download: TCL_-_227_-_Sara_Niemietz_-_7918_11.39_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #226.  Having only met less than 24 hours earlier, host Justin Trawick and musician Benjamin Carter get together for a podcast episode about soccer in the Cayman Islands, marriage, and life in Lakeland, Florida.  Benjamin performs two songs during the show and will be playing with his band for The Circus Life Podcast 5th Annual Anniversary Concert on July 14th at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC.  Get your tickets now!  For all other info go to TheCircusLife.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_226_-_Benjamin_Carter_-_7318_12.51_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #225.  After two hundred and twenty-four episodes, host Justin Trawick takes a moment to thank everyone for listening to TCL over the past five years.  Justin performs a three songs live during the show and talks about his recent blue couch purchase as well as his borderline unhealthy obsession with hats.  Don’t forget to buy your tickets for The Circus Life 5th Anniversary Concert at the 930 Club in DC on July 14th.  For all info about TCL, go to TheCircusLife.com.

Direct download: TCL_-_225_-_Justin_Trawick_-_62618_12.35_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #224.  Justin sits down for dinner with Kate Moran at her home in Del Ray Alexandria, VA for a conversation about volunteering in Puerto Rico, running a successful children's band, and the joy's of bubbly water.  Don't forget to buy your tickets for The Circus Life Podcast 5th Anniversary Concert on July 14th at the 930 Club.  For info go to TheCircusLife.com. 

Direct download: TCL_-_224_-_Kate_Moran_-_61818_6.10_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #223.  On today’s podcast, musician Eli Lev meets up with Justin at The Wharf in DC to talk about white underwear, Navajo humor, British lesbian rugby weddings, and of course, music.  Go to TheCircusLife.com to download a free live recording from Eli Lev and buy your tickets now for July 14th’s live show at the 930 Club in DC! 

Direct download: TCL_-_223_-_Eli_Lev_-_6418_5.33_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #222.  Having not seen each other for eighteen years, Justin sits down with high school friend Alexandra Moody who recently came out as being both a medium and an empath.  Recorded in Asheville, NC on the porch of his rented Airbnb, Justin and Alex talk about ghosts, depression, and the correct way to say pillow and milk.  For past episodes and the link to our Patreon page go to TheCircusLife.com.  Don’t forget to buy your tickets for The Circus Life Podcast 5th Annual Anniversary Concert at the 930 Club on July 14th!  For Justin’s tour dates go to JustinTrawick.com. 

Direct download: TCL_-_222_-_Alexandra_Moody_-_6318_10.03_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #221.  Justin and Lauren meet with musician and former NPR journalist Bryan Russo early in the morning at Abi’s Diner in Berlin, MD down the street from Ocean City.  It’s a crowded restaurant so excuse the room noise as we continue to do these guerrilla style podcasts.  Don’t forget to get your tickets for The Circus Life 5th Anniversary Concert at the 930 Club in DC on July 14th.  For all things TCL, go to TheCircusLife.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_221_-_Bryan_Russo_-_52918_12.06_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #220.  The Circus Life 5th Anniversary Concert at the 930 Club in DC is July 14th.  Get your tickets now!  On today’s show Justin visits the One Love Massive office in DC and speaks with founder Molly Ruland.  Molly is extremely open and insightful making this episode one not to miss.  Lauren LeMunyan helps keep Justin on tracks and puts her life coaching skills to good use once or twice.  Support the show by contributing to our Patreon fund which can be accessed at TheCircusLife.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_220_-_One_Love_Massive_-_52118_8.54_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #218.  The Circus Life Podcast 5th Anniversary Concert is July 14th at the 930 Club in DC including Justin Trawick and The Common Good, Bumper Jacksons, and more TBA.  On today’s podcast Justin sits down with Jeff “Junior” Bryce to talk about touring Italy with the “Temptations”, depth charts, and MyRoyaltyGuy.com.  Don’t forget to support The Circus Life Podcast on Patreon which you can click through from TheCircusLife.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_218_-_Junior_Bryce_-_5118_12.29_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #214. Steve and Annie of the family band “The Sidleys” join Sean and Justin in the Red Room today to perform some live songs and talk about the world of playing in a family band. Bill Grella, a ramp man for United Airlines, drops by to talk about following Guy Fieri around the country visiting over 600 restaurant locations from the TV show "Diners, Drive-In's, and Dives".  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like t-shirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_214.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 6:55pm PST

Episode #213.

We present to you today Part 2 of our 6 part series from our 4th Anniversary Concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC, August 12th, 2017. Today's set comes from "Two Ton Twig", the second band to hit the stage that evening. Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_213.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #212. For the next two weeks, we are presenting Parts 1 and 2 of our 4th Anniversary Concert recorded live at the 9:30 Club August 12th, 2017. Today's show we will be playing "Soldiers of Suburbia" and their energetic opening set. Next week we will present Part 2 featuring "Two Ton Twig". Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Llife_-_212.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 9:47pm PST

Episode 211: We tape today just an hour before the Game of Thrones season 7 finale. Louisa Hall and Justin perform their song "Train Station", written when they were stranded in Naples, Italy last year on the way home from a destination wedding. Lauren LeMunyan helps facilitate a short Game of Thrones quiz. Let us know what you thought of the season finale! Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.
Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_211.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #210. Today, Evan Sheres and Jonah Belser from the band "Rock Creek Kings" join Justin and Sean in the Red Room for a show about castles, tie dye, and the French language. Business and life coach Lauren LeMunyan administers a quiz specially crafted for the band about famous royalty. Justin and Sean recap their recent 9:30 Club 4th Anniversary Concert. Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like t-shirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_210.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #209. Former Broadway actress turned musician Emma Rowley joins Sean and Justin in the Red Room to perform a few songs live and talk about her t-shirt choices and exploits with John Stamos. Yes, THAT John Stamos. Justin facilities a quiz specially made for Emma based on her last name, and Sean is excited about the new Tesla.  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like t-shirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_209.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 7:14am PST

Episode #208. Comedian Martin Amini joins the guys to talk about the competitive nature of ice cream sales. New Zealander Emma G sings two songs and shows Justin and Sean the tattoo she got earlier in the day at the Smithsonian in DC.  Don't forget to mark your calendars on August 11th for The Circus Life 4th Anniversary Concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC. Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like t-shirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_208.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 11:28am PST

Episode #207. Cellist and singer/songwriter Carol Anne Bosco joins Justin and Sean in the Red Room today for some cello infused songs about breakups and conversation about Pokémon.  Voiceover actor Jamie McGonnigal is scared of driving and gets recognized regularly in Costco.  Don't forget to mark your calendars on August 11th for The Circus Life 4th Anniversary Concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC. Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_207.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 9:10pm PST

Episode #206.  Former landscaper turned musician Matt Duke joins the guys along with Bill and Cheryl Bunce from Buncearoo Presents.  Justin quizzes Matt on his boxing knowledge and Bill and Cheryl talk about their new web series "Live Music Society" which can be found at LiveMusicSociety.org.  Don't forget to mark your calendars on August 11th for The Circus Life 4th Anniversary Concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC. Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like t-shirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_206.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #205.  Musician Annie Stokes joins Justin and a Sean for podcast about marriage proposals, WWF, and standing sections on airplanes.  Mark your calendars now for The Circus Life Podcast 4th Anniversary Concert on August 11th at the 930 Club in Washington DC with Soldiers of Suburbia, Oh He Dead, Justin Trawick and The Common Good, and Party Like Its.  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_205.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #204. Today, songwriter Teddy Chipouras joins Justin and Sean to play some well-crafted breakup songs (poor Gwyneth).  Davis Gestiehr is on his way to becoming the new lead singer for the band Green Day (only partially kidding). Lindsey Clark comes out of retirement to join the guys.  Sean Russell is familiar with musical chickens.  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like live in-studio videos, bonus audio recordings, t-shirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_204.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #203.  Punk band "Soldiers of Suburbia" come by today to play some acoustic punk in the Red Room.  The band, including Tyler, Izzy, and Collin, talk about their extreme interest in all things nerf and how they formed as a band. World Wildlife Fund representative Kelly Brasseau joins the guys to discuss Panda Nation and talk to us more about Earth Hour.  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_203.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #202.  Today we have musician Mary-eL on the show as well as Cathy DiToro, band leader for Party Like It's.  Conversation includes stage shoe choices, cooking at home, and the DMV.  Make sure to buy your tickets now for The Circus Life Podcast 4th Annual Anniversary Concert at the 9:30 Club on August 11th featuring Party Like It's, Justin Trawick and The Common Good, and more bands to be announced soon.  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_202.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #201.  Newly made full time musician Alex Parez joins the guys for songs about monkey's and low low voices. Radio icon Mary Cliff and sound engineer Sean Gotkin stop by as well to talk about how they got started in the industry.  Justin's pants are short on one side. Evasive driving maneuvers.  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.
Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_201.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #200. Today is our 200th episode!  Singer/songwriter and violinist Emily Randle joins the guys along with her guitarist Matvei Sigalov where they play live and talk about throwing grenades in boot camp.  Lauren facilitates a quiz entitled "Fiddle Me That" to Emily and Matvei (who also plays violin).  Sean loves "Twin Peaks" and you should too.  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_200.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 12:30am PST


Episode #199. Chantilly High School graduate Lexie Hayden drops by the Red Room today to sing songs from her new record and tell us about the 7 lights out in her car.  Lexie admits she was in fact named after a vehicle so Justin reads car facts including places where it's legal to have flame throwers attached to cars.  Apparently sleeping on your stomach is bad for you but does in fact elevate snoring. Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_199.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 2:50pm PST

 
Episode #198. On today's show we welcome musician Hayley Fahey, who debuts a new song live and has an uncanny skill for guessing baby names from 2016.  Nick Hardt returns to the show after a 92 week hiatus with trivia questions and beer. Justin brings back the news segment including a story about the recent hacking of a monitor screen at DC's Union Station.  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.
Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_198.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #197.  Pianist and songwriter Avi Wisnia visits the Red Room today for a show about samba beats, Brazil, and the nether regions of New Jersey.  Music journalist Theresa C. Sanchez gets the guys thinking about ghosts and explains how she just t-boned a car in DC.  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_197.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #196. From Richmond, VA we have Landon Elliott on the show today singing songs from his new album "The Wildflowers EP".  Jenny Langer from Moonshine Society and Eastcoast Entertainment joins the guys to help facilitate another segment of "What is Sean drinking" and participate in a quiz about flowers and trees in honor of Jenny and Landon's clothing choices.  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Handsome Hound's Claire Daviss and Cuchulain Kelly join the guys to talk about 9th century warriors and vinyl records. Life and business coach Lauren LeMunyan facilitates two quizzes in honor of the band.  Justin's show open is the worst, and Sean loves it.  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studio

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_194.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #193. Today we change it up with some jazz and go-go from The JoGo Project. Band leader and saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed joins the guys along with Mike Burney, Samuel Prather, and Isabel De Leon. It's a show about Chuck Brown, being sick on cruise ships, and swag bags.  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.
Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_193.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #191. Today Geoff and Jon from the band Of Tomorrow join Justin and Sean for a podcast about tanks, pranks, and yoga pants.  Lauren LeMunyan Uber's over after her soccer game to talk about the history of April Fool's Day and facilitate another rousing game of "What The Hell Is Sean Drinking?"  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like tshirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_191.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 9:11pm PST

Episode #190. Singer/songwriter and ukulele enthusiast Victoria Vox joins the guys today for a show about eloping, quarter-life crises, and Justin's failure to speak any other language, much less English.  YouTuber Zach Morris sits in to discuss how in just under a year he got over 200k subscribers to his YouTube channel based in Colombia, South America. Freelance journalist Theresa C. Sanchez talks about her time at The Boston Globe, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Larry King Live all within her 20's before leaving it all behind to go to join the Peach Corps in Africa.  Support us on Patreon.com/TheCircusLife and receive things in return like t-shirts, concert tickets, and mix tapes.  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, www.acorn-financial.com as well as Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_190.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 7:31am PST

Episode #188. Multi Grammy award winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer join Justin and Sean in the Red Room today for a show about Pete Seeger, banjos, and clown college.  The ladies perform two songs live and tell some amazing stories about touring in Canada in their twenties, working on a truck assembly line for General Motors, and recording over forty-five albums between the two of 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.  This podcast is also brought to you by, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_188.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

Episode #187.  Thrown a minor curveball by our scheduled artist that overslept, co-host Justin Trawick plays two new songs with the help of Ace Ono guitarist Zach Cutler.  Zach is an engaging guest and talks about his recent tour in Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia as well as being the musical director for the famous 1960's vocal group "The 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 ‪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 #186. Andrew and Evan from the band FeelFree join Justin and Sean for some great live songs and an elementary school style trombone lesson. Kelly Brasseau from the World Wildlife Fund drops by to talk about Earth Hour and plays a game of Two Truths and a Lie: Animal Edition.  Justin's podcast hosting skills haven't improved in 186 episodes and Sean knows it. In animal news, lemurs now have facial recognition software. 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_-_186.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

185 - Casey Cavanagh, Andrea Sachs

Episode #185. Songwriter Casey Cavanagh joins us today in the studio to sing outlaw country songs and talk about adult sleep away camp. Washington Post travel writer Andrea Sachs drops in to discuss her love of penguins and how she is a licensed skipper due to her recent trip to the British Virgin Islands. Topics of conversation include solo traveling, the world's longest customer service phone call, and no tax on lodging in Argentina.  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_-_185.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

184 - Roberto Carmona, Lauren Hunt

Episode #184. Roberto Carmona joins the show today to play songs off his debut EP "The Other Left", coming out in March.  TCL frequenter Lauren Hunt returns to help Justin come up with a fake band to use for Roberto's new feature length film.  US news happens live during the show to everyone's dismay. Justin and Sean facilitate the world's worst spelling bee contest between Lauren and Roberto.  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_-_184.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

183 - Wytold, Lauren LeMunyan

Episode #183. Cellist Wytold joins us on the show today to perform a couple of love looping cello songs and tell us about life in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. Business and life coach Lauren LeMunyan helps facilitate facts about groundhogs and giant squids. Wytold used to sing, who knew?  Tattoos can be covered up and is our positive news for the day. Nobody can spell Punxsutawney. Nobody. 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_-_183.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

182 - Future Stuff, Andrew Tufano

#182. Today we have Gabe and Thea from the band "Future Stuff" on the show along with songwriter Andrew Tufano.  Andrew turns out to be just like what we expected - gloriously unpredictable. We hear songs from all of them and Sean and Justin do two small playlets based on annual texts from Andrew to strangers. Justin makes it on TV, discussion on the most comfortable couches ensues, and Future Stuff talks about how they have the opportunity to play four nights in Seattle with Los Lobos. 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_-_182.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

181 - Allison Shapira,  Joshua Kirk, Lindsey Clark

Episode #181. We've got a great show today with folk/opera singer Allison Shapira who not only sings on the show but also teaches the group how to breathe correctly. Lindsey Clark seems to actually know about opera which impresses both Justin and Allison. Sean Russell has a new sound effect for letting Justin know he's bored.  Joshua Kirk joins the group for a "Album of the Week" segment where we also talk about Yep Rock bands including Dressy Bessy, Jeremy and the Harlequins, and Eli "Paperboy" Reed as well as Modern Baseball.  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_-_181.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

180 - Andrew McKnight, Lauren LeMunyan

Episode #180. Today songwriter and storyteller Andrew McKnight comes by to sing songs with his guitar made of native wood. Life and business coach Lauren LeMunyan joins the group to help facilitate facts about Friday the 13th and help dispel the rumors about coaching.  Topics of conversation include $69 flights to Europe, Trump endorsing L.L. Bean, and performing music in people's homes.  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: 9:04pm PST

Episode #179.  On today's show Karen Jonas returns along with her guitarist Tim Bray. Tim is a Aikido master who has four cats and Karen and Justin are both afraid of critters.  Eighteen years later TCL has the same guests as "Loveline" which pleases Justin greatly.  Sean attempts to explain science to Justin and today and ends the show with another segment of "Today in History".  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_-_179.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

178 - Dan Fisk, Dave Mallen, Heather Aubrey Lloyd

Episode #178. Today songwriter Dan Fisk comes on the show to sing and play along with producer musician Dave Mallen as well as songwriter Heather Aubrey Lloyd.  Dan explains redneck life to Justin and Dave talks about his brand new recording studio Innovation Station Music.  Heather is a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. 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_-_178.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST

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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_177.mp3
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

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_176.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_174.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_173.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_172.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_171.mp3
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. 

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_169.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_LIVE_8_-_930_Club_2016-08-27.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_161.mp3
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. 

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_160.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_159.mp3
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. 

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_158.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_157.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_156.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_155.mp3
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

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_154.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_153.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_152.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_151.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_150.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_149.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_148.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_147.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_146.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_145.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_144.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_143.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_142.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_140.mp3
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.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_139.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PST



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