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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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.

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

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 PDT

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 PDT

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. 

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

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 PDT

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.

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

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 PDT

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!

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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 3:15pm PDT

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.

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

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 PDT

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 PDT

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. 
 
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Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 8:41pm PDT

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. 

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

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.

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

Episode #126.  Today we have singer Edy Blu along with her pianist Gena Photiadis.  Washington Post travel writer Andrea Sachs comes by for a visit as well as a final segment with Tori McKinney. Topics include the new support dog program by United Airlines, traveling, Asheville NC, and Justin still being under the weather.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website ‪www.thecircuslife.com‬.  We have a new sponsor, ‪http://acorn-financial.com‬.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ‪ToriRocksRealEstate.com‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_126.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 7:19pm PDT

Live at The State Theatre - 2015-11-20

Episode #125. On today's podcast, Sean and Justin present their most recent live show from The State Theatre in Falls Church, VA from November 20th, 2015 featuring Dear Creek, The NRIs, and Justin Trawick and the Common Good.  They open with a segment presenting the State show, talking about the recent Kennedy Center Sinatra tribute, and Sean's interest in moving abroad. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website ‪www.thecircuslife.com‬.  We have a new sponsor, ‪http://acorn-financial.com‬.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ‪ToriRocksRealEstate.com‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_125.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

Episode #124. Live show on 12/20 at Galaxy Hut in Arlington VA! Today Keelan Donovan joins the show to talk about serving Gene Simmons of KISS room service and to sing us songs about the month of October.  Dr. Lisa Marsico Wright of Del Ray Animal Hospital helps Justin in a discussion about what dog he should rescue, preferably one that doesn't end in "oodle". Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_124.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

Episode #123. Live show at the Kennedy Center on 12/12/15! On today's show Elena Lacayo joins us in Studio D to sing us songs in Spanish and educated us on American geography and world volcanos. Sarah Petersen brings her dog Lola who rolls with her own hashtag: whateverlolawantsdc. Justin spills an entire cup of hot coffee on his lap during this podcast. Sean plays the soothing smooth jams of cat music, seriously, he does. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_123.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Episode #122.  Live show at the Kennedy Center December 12th!  Today Sean and Justin get together for a quick opening segment to talk about their recent Thanksgiving and present TCL's August 28th Two Year Anniversary Concert taping from the 930 Club in DC.  Hear live songs from Alex Vans and the Hideaway, Justin Trawick and the Common Good, The Deeply Concerned, Mundy, Jimi Haha, and Margot MacDonald.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_122.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

Episode #121.  Live show December 12th at the Kennedy Center!  On today’s episode Cash and Earle come on the show not only ready to sing but ready to feed us.  Lindsey Clark joins to help Justin tell the story of their recent White House trip and the story of Justin’s soon to be infamous thievery.  Topics include five mile foot longs, Booty Johnson, camouflage pants, and 12:30am text booty calls to married couples.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_121.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Episode #120. Live concert podcast at The State Theatre in Falls Church on 11/20/15!  On today's show we have musician Tom McBride and Miss Virginia 2015 Savannah Lane.  We try beer from of a "grunt" from Strageways Brewery in Richmond VA and Tom does his best to describe how it tastes.  Discussion includes Starbucks Cups, Real Housewives of Potomac, and hidden rooms in old pyramids.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_120.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Episode #119. Live show on 11/20/15 at the State Theatre in Falls Church.  On today's show, Zia Hassan comes on to sing us songs and tell us tales of his love for women ever since the age of five years old. Sarah Petersen is stepping out into the world as a new business owner and we discuss the possibility of her as an event planner killing the wedding planner for her own wedding next year in Italy. Topics of discussion include jet packs, Ben Carson, Route 66, Star Wars, and why dogs tilt their heads when you talk to them.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website ‪www.thecircuslife.com‬.  We have a new sponsor, ‪http://acorn-financial.com‬.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ‪ToriRocksRealEstate.com‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_119.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

118 - Jordan Sokel, Lindsay Williams

Episode #118.  Live show 11/20/15 at The State Theatre in Falls Church, Va.  Jordan Sokel comes on the show today to play music and talk about the vast diversity found in Annapolis MD. Lindsay Williams put down her saxophone to tell us about performing with "Avenue Q" and life in Hawaii. Sean is amazed by a list of weird quotes and statistics he found on the Internet.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website ‪www.thecircuslife.com‬.  We have a new sponsor, ‪http://acorn-financial.com‬.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ‪ToriRocksRealEstate.com‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_118.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

117 - Shelly Peiken, Tori McKinney (and company)

Episode #117. Live show at The State Theatre 11/20/15! On today's show we have songwriter Shelly Peiken who performs two great songs she co-wrote: "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks and "Almost Doesn't Count" by Brandy. Today's podcast is taped live at Tori McKinney's house with her entire staff including Patty's mom. Shelly talks about her new book "Confessions of a Serial Songwriter", her beginnings in the songwriting world, and what she's doing now on Capitol Hill to help protect songwriters.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website ‪www.thecircuslife.com‬.  We have a new sponsor, ‪http://acorn-financial.com‬.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ‪ToriRocksRealEstate.com‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_117.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

116 - Nardo Lilly, Alex Vans, Steve Katrivanos

Episode #116. Live show 11/20/15 at The State Theatre!  Nardo Lilly, aka, Annie Nardolilli, comes on the show today to speak about her music, her job, and her religion. Steve Katrivanos of New District Brewing brings beer and tells us the story of brews in Arlington VA. Alexander Vans debuts a new song written for the man, the legend: Bernie Sanders.  Sean does "Science Corner" and Justin has a really hard time with Steve's last name. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website ‪www.thecircuslife.com‬.  We have a new sponsor, ‪http://acorn-financial.com‬.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ‪ToriRocksRealEstate.com‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_116.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

115 - Secret Someones

Episode #115.  Live show November 20th at the State Theatre in Falls Church!  Secret Someones come on the show today including Bess Rogers, Hannah Winkler, Lelia Broussard, and Zach Jones. They sing two songs and tell us the history of the band and expand on how the NYC music scene is such a tight community. Topics of conversation include Donald Trump, 216k people being born today, and Sean's new job with The Moth.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website ‪www.thecircuslife.com‬.  We have a new sponsor, ‪http://acorn-financial.com‬.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ‪ToriRocksRealEstate.com‬, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_115.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Episode #114. Musician Gingerwolf, aka, Thomas Beall, comes on the show today direct from his parents house in Annapolis MD. Sam Snow breaks computers for a living now and Tori McKinney's daughter is on a watch list. Topics of conversion include old TV show reboots, baseballs and windshields, stalkers and nicknames, and deportation. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_114.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

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

Episode #113. On today's show we have Jody Porter, guitarist for Fountains of Wayne. Paul Pfau from NBC's The Voice stops by as well as singer Julia Fanning. Last by not least Matt Baker of Action Music sits in. Topics include being nice gets you far in life, the Pope, and taxidermy. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_113.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:54am PDT

112 - Nayan Bhula, Jacqueline Francis

Episode #112. Justin tells the story of the viral video he's currently a part of on Facebook.  The NRIs lead singer Nayan Bhula comes on the show to talk about being a non resident Indian, having 3,000 people at his wedding, and meeting Ian Mackaye of Fugazi and Minor Threat. Jacqueline Francis makes food for the crew and Sean and Justin do their weekly news segment and realize they're not visiting England any time soon.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_112.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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

Episode #111. On today's show, Justin forgets Todd Wright's last name in the most awkward way possible. Mauricio Valle and Biff Biffareti from BMorFit1 teach Justin how to do a handstand, and Jenny Langer takes photos to be used against him in years to come.  Topics include: forgetting stuff on top of cars, new human species, the Kennedy Center skate park, and writing for Celine Dion.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_111.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Episode #110. Jason Masi is in the studio today performing two songs. Comedian Jamel Johnson stops by to talk about his girlfriend and Angelica Kalasz takes time off work to tell us about Detroit living. Topics include fashionable sweat pants, sharing pints of ice cream in questionable neighborhoods, and tricking your parents by changing their text shortcuts.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_110.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

109 - Jahnel Daliya, Ben Carter
Episode #109. Our guests today include musician Jahnel Daliya and entrepreneur and co-creator of "Manage Your Damn Money" Ben Carter. Sean and Justin recap their show at the 930 Club last week. Topics include the fake death of James Earl Jones, Ben's mancrush for Drake, Jahnel almost getting eaten by wild dogs, and Justin doing a backflip on his skateboard.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 
Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_109.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

108 - Jenn Bostic, Tiffany Thompson

Episode #108.  Live show August 28th at the 930 Club in DC!!! Today musicians Jenn Bostic and Tiffany Thompson come on the show to play songs for Sean and Justin. Topics of conversation include touring in Germany, jealous significant others, animal sanctuaries, the L.A. finger point move, tropical Minnesota, and nicknames. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_108.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

107 - Jimi Haha, Angela Charles

Episode #107. Our first remote podcast, today's show is taped from Jimi Haha's house in Annapolis, MD. Jimi is the lead singer of the national band Jimmies Chicken shack and a musical hero for both Justin and Sean. Angela Charles joins the guys and topics include Jimi's new solo record, Portland Maine and Oregon, vegan cheese, free booze, selling twenty guitars, and breakups.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_107.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

106 - Stephen Dawson, Sarah Petersen, Raf Suanes

Episode #106. Stephen Dawson (of the band Virginia Coalition) comes on the show to promote his new band "The Deeply Concerned," performing at the 930 Club in DC for "The Circus Life Two Year Anniversary Show" on August 28, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at www.930.com. Sarah Peterson gets engaged and Rafael Suanes travels to Wisconsin. Topics include resting bitch face, fishing competitions, Italian weddings, and white boy disease.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_106.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

105 - Ted Garber, Barbara Gracewood

Episode #105. Ted Garber and his 19 month old daughter Sydney come on the show to cry, play a song live, cry, and do billionaire accents. Barbara Gracewood plays a track from her new record while Rusty Foster defends Hampden-Sydney and bow ties from Ben Tufts. Conversation includes fatherhood, the recent Maine diner crying baby story, and interpretive dance.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_105.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

104 - The Davison Duo

Episode #104. The Davison Duo comes on today to perform two songs and talk about being a band as 14 and 17 year old siblings. Ben Tufts has a manbun (“mun”) and promotes his "Ben Tufts and Friends" show at Jammin Java on August 22nd. Topics include: salmon in the car, sign language, singing the national anthem, Google cars, and old sayings from the 1800's like "Lally-cooler" and "Shoddyocracy". Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_104.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 10:26pm PDT

103 - Angela Charles, Margot MacDonald

Episode #103. On today's show we have musician Angela Charles as well as amateur Icelandic rock climber Margot MacDonald. Topics of conversation include fanny packs, cat bujazzeling, DC weed competitions, thrift stores, and Paul Rudd.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_103.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Episode #102.  Today we have Sara Curtin on the show, performing two songs from her upcoming record “Michigan Lilium.  Nick Hardt from OnTap Magazine comes back and tells us about falling out of a car at 40 miles per hour.  Discussion includes near death experiences, rompers, recording albums secretly at Apple Stores, and how the world almost came to an end last week.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_102.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Episode #101.   Live show on July 13th at Galaxy Hut in Arlington VA.  On today's show we couldn't get the Jonas Brothers, so we got the next best thing: The Yeonas Brothers! Paul, Dimitri, and their father Dino Yeonas come in with longtime friend and TCL sponsor Tori McKinney to talk about vegan mayonnaise, aliens on earth, Girl Scouts, Greece, and Tori's daughter. Patty Cigna entices the group with her recipe for pudding shots.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_101.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

100 - 19th Street Band, Nick Hardt

Episode #100!!!  Live show July 13th at Galaxy Hut in Arlington VA!!!  On today's celebratory 100th episode Nick Hardt of On Tap Magazine comes on the show ready to offend as many people as possible. DC string band "The 19th Street Band" plays two songs and talks about the Blarney Stone, growing up the son of a televangelist, and debuts a song from their upcoming record. Sean and Justin do week three of their news segment "This Week in History" which includes a poignant 10 point review from Sean and a story about a hot gorilla from Justin.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_100.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:29am PDT

Episode #99. Ernie Halter makes it on our show today to sing baby-making tunes and discuss his thoughts on old school R’n’B songs, Nashville, and Spotify. Justin doesn't know what “Velvet Divo” [sic] is, and Sean is dumbfounded. Raf still loves meat and Mary Lankford drops by to confirm that she is in fact dating a vampire.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_099.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 10:48pm PDT

Episode number #97. On today's show we have future Berklee student Claire Flynt on the show where we talk about her upcoming Prom. The band Congo Sanchez comes on the show to perform a song and talk about boutineers, flobees, and dallas hair (hair doll). Mary Amons gives Claire some prom advice and Flex and Jeff of Congo Sanchez call Claire's prom date for a freestyle beat box session about his chosen attire. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_097.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 1:30am PDT

Episode #95. On today's show we're honored to have the band Yarn in the studio, who play live and debut one of the tracks off their upcoming record. Jenny Langer of Moonshine Society drops by with treats and discusses playing gigs at nudist colonies.  Other topics of conversation include Justin having coffee with the married couple that owns Tylenol, tiny boats, speaking French and Polish, and spending the night in Jamaican prison.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_095.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Episode #94. On today's show we have Faith Alice of Crunkcakes, distributing alcoholic cupcakes to today's lineup.  Band "Dear Creek" with Kate and Alex play two songs and Nick Hardt of OnTap Magazine mans the $8 effect machine that Justin purchased while shopping for Mother's Day gifts. Topics  include Paul Ryan, Johnny Depp's dogs, and anatidaephobia.  Live show at Galaxy Hut on Juuuuuly 13th in Arlington VA.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_094.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 6:33am PDT

Episode #93. Author Hannah Papp comes on the show to discuss her newly released book "The Mystical Backpacker" which came out on 5/5/15 on Simon & Schuster.  Musician Ken Francis Wenzel performs two songs along with pedal steel player Bobby Birdsong.  Justin poses a question to the group on the usage of the phrase "The Girl", we discuss reincarnation and speaking of which, the rapping Grandma in "The Wedding Singer" has died.  Champaign, Illinois is nowhere near Chicago.  Sean presents another segment of "Science Corner" and proves that we should all sleep naked.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by www.growthgroup.comToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  

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

Episode #92.  We get some true international music today on our show. Brazilian musicians Pablo Fagundes, Gigi McLaughlin, and Valerio Xavier come on the show to play some "choro" music, discuss Brazilian food, and reminisce on visiting nude beaches with Eli Staples, also in studio. Eli and Justin perform a small "If Shakespeare Texted" playlet brought to you by the Washington Post.  Goat's can now be rented on Amazon to graze your yard and the singer of the song "Louie Louie", Jack Ely, has unfortunately passed away at 71.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by www.growthgroup.comToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.  

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

Episode #91. On today's show we have Daniel, James, and Nick of the North Carolina band "Bombadil". 14 year old YouTube star Joshua Kirk helps facilitate the interview with Justin because Joshua is a huge fan of the band. Alex Vans comes on the show to do his Jeff Goldbloom and David Bowie impression and talk about his new single "Vilocirapture" on iTunes and Amazon. Justin talks about Falls Church being the highest consumer of alcohol in the country and "Science" rears it's ugly head again for another segment of "Science Corner with Sean Russell".  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

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

Episode #90. Duo "Cordell" comes in the studio consisting of Ryan McMichael and Grace Sinaga. Jacqueline Francis brings in cheddar cornbread and talks about her new 9 year old dog "Hopkins". Ryan and Grace talk about how they met doing karaoke. Grace is a great sport speaking with Justin and it should be known that she definitely is not a "tapeworm model". Sean lost his wallet.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by www.growthgroup.comToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

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

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

Episode #88. On today's show we have Philly based musician Jason Ager, Kristen Long of Black Masala, and Taylor McCarty of the advertising company Good Chap. In addition to playing two of his own songs, Jason breaks out his tuba and and backs up Justin on a song called "White Trash Dream". Topics of conversation include a criminal loose in Falls Church, Monsanto and arsenic in food, and crazy Philadelphia sports fans.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

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

Episode #87. On today's show we have Kevin Eubanks, former band leader for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Paul Pfau, TCL friend and season 8 contestant on NBC's "The Voice". Kevin talks about learning his first instrument as a kid because of a girl and performs a song entirely improvised just for TCL. Paul gives us the behind-the- scenes run down on how "The Voice" works and talks about befriending David Crosby at an LA pool. Sarah Petersen and Jenny Langer do the first segment with Justin and Sean and discuss free cookies at Harris Teeter and a woman ruining Justin's laptop by flipping a table.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

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

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

Episode #85.  Today, we are honored to have lap steel musician and songwriter Rocco Deluca and his tour companion Old Man on the show.  We discuss splitting lanes on choppers and crotch rockets, time spent in Mexican prison, and working with famed producer Daniel Lanois. We also get some great opinions from Sean and Rocco on the Robin Thicke/Pharrell loss to the Marvin Gaye family.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

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

Episode #84. On today's show was have musician Karen Jonas who talks about her love for beards and Dwight Yoakam. Benjamin Colin Farrington Daniels speaks about being the former world record holder for Super Mario Brothers 3. Justin blames Ryan for feeding him the largest brownie Sunday ever conceived and Julia Fanning loves her stick. Science also is our guest and what a guest he is.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Episode #83. Today's show features musician Sam Burchfield and his bunk mate Zach Wells as well as musician Brittany Jean. Topics of conversation include cameras in bathrooms, JNCO jeans coming back, American Idol inside dirt, jumping jack offs, and an article about Washington DC being voted the top music lovers city in the country.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Episode #82. On today's show we have duo Atoka Chase featuring Maya and Jared who talk to us about the business of dating someone you do business with and roof jumping. Jenny Poppen of Moonshine Society talks about the difference between pinup models and porn and comedian Jamel Johnson knows a lot about that subject. Justin raps and Sean ends the show with a great audio Easter egg.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

Episode #81. On today's show we have banjoist Chelsea McBee in studio along with baker/entrepreneur Kate Sornik of Kate Bakes protein bars. Nick Hardt comes by to celebrate his birthday and tell us about meeting 50 Cent. Justin and Raf reflect on their 36 hour harrowing drive to Upstate New York and Sean discusses his attendance at a ritual killing.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

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

Episode #80. On today's show we have one of Justin's heroes, Eric Brace of Last Train Home, along with intern coordinator and musician Karl Straub.  Cathy DiToro shows up in faux fur and pours mimosas and Derek Every reads sensually from Cosmo magazine. Topics include suits made by Manuel, teaching the term "to Gherm", and Fabio killing a goose with his face. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by www.growthgroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

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

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

Episode #79. Justin survived skiing in Canada and lives to talk about almost killing a lady and sliding off the mountain together. Michael Clem drops by to sing a few songs and do his best trombone impression. Mary Amons of the Real Housewives of DC has a spirited conversation about fresh eggs with Jason Budman of DC Brau along with fellow DC Brau employee Ryan Brady, a former lawyer who now chooses to be poor. Sean is amazed by how little Justin talks in this episode. Sean also hates talking about eggs.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_079.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 6:23am PDT

Episode #78. On today's show, Justin reflects on turning 33, figuring out his life, and finding out he's about to be inadvertently part of Whistler Pride Week. Rana Mansour plays Wurlitzer and sings in Farsi. Will Durgin of Atlas Brew Works brings in beer and Jacqueline Francis bakes cupcakes for the group. Ben Seidl of Roemer Collective drops by via Berlin and show historian Greg Hindsley does a special presentation on "January 22nd", Justin's birthday. The key to a long life is discovered to be the ability to avoid men. Serial is discussed and still we are left wondering.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_078.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:30am PDT

Episode #77. Admittedly one of our more out of control shows, today we are in Studio D with Peyton Sherwood and Trent Allen of Kangaroo Boxing Club as well as musician Eli Staples and female voice of reason Julia Fanning. Conversation includes Rick Springfield's current trial for attacking a fan with his butt, Eli Staples and Justin Trawick: A Love Story, and a spirited game of Cards Against Humanity.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_077.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Episode #76.  Remember the musician that sold his soul to the devil to play guitar in the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou"?  Today we are honored to have Grammy winner Chris Thomas King on the show, musician and actor from movies like "O Brother Where Art Thou" and "Ray". Along with his bassist Danny Infante and drummer Jeff Mills, we talk about touring in Thailand, beignets in New Orleans, acting with Steven Seagal, and being the go to songwriter for Sylvester Stallone.  We also spend a segment with Ben and Erin Russell, Sean's brother and sister-in-law, where Justin pulls back the "True Hollywood Story" onion of the pained, emotional upbringing of TCL co-host Sean Russell.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_LIfe_-_076.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Episode #75. Welcome to 2015! On today's show we have Nick Hardt of OnTap Magazine back in studio, as well as Lindsey Clark of Pamela's Punch, musician Jim Shirey, and Rafael Suanes.  Topics include an interesting problem for women concerning Yoga pants, Screech gets arrested, cougar life, and a celebration of 25,000 downloads of TCL! Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  We have a new sponsor, http://acorn-financial.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Direct download: The_Circus_Life_-_075.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

060 - Todd Carey, Jessica Taaffe, Rachel Levitin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

039 - Olivia Mancini, Joe Morra, Michael Romatowski

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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