Episode #219.  Today's podcast is recorded from President Lincoln's Cottage four miles north of the White House in Washington DC.  Justin speaks with Director Erin Carlson Mast about Lincoln, the history of his home away from home, and the upcoming Bourbon and Bluegrass event on May 19th and 20th with Justin's band headlining on the 20th. The Circus Life 5th Annual Anniversary Concert will be on July 14th at the 930 Club featuring The Bumper Jacksons, Louisa Hall, Justin Trawick and The Common Good, and more to be announced.  Support The Circus Life on Patreon by clicking the link at TheCircusLife.com.

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Episode #216.  After a six month hiatus, The Circus Life Podcast is back.  Host Justin Trawick talks about the slightly amended format and departure of co-host and friend Sean Russell.  Sitting outside of the Kenmore Inn in Fredericksburg, VA, Justin speaks candidly with mandolin phenom Jack Dunlap.  Topics of conversation includes apprenticing with Danny Knicely, have a family of musicians but no family band, and Justin definitely not being a “tech guy”.  Mark your calendars: The Circus Life 5th Anniversary Concert is July 14th at the 930 Club, lineup to be announced soon.  Visit www.thecircuslife.com and www.justintrawick.com as well as https://www.blueroommusicstudio.com/herndon-music-studio/ to book recording time with Sean Russell.  

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Episode #195.  On today's show comedian Shelley Kim joins the guys as well as musician Tejas Singh.  Shelley talks about her fake social media accounts including Mike Pence's Pinterest page. Tejas brings some real talk to the show about honesty as well as appeasing Justin with his Indian accent impressions.  Shelley and Tejas both don't understand Justin's inability to eat hot food. Sean recaps the climate march. 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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Episode #47. On today's show Justin and Sean review their 930 Club show the night before. We are happy to have Derek Evry on to talk about the release of his new record with his band "Derek Evry and his band of Misanthropes".  13 year old celebrity music reviewer Joshua Kirk reviews the new Beck record and does a Buzzfeed music nerd quiz with Justin.  Lindsey Clark talks theatre and Ben Tufts looks more homeless than ever.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com.  This podcast is also brought to you by ToriRocksRealEstate.comGrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

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

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Episode #20.  'Twas the night before Christmas and this is TCL's First Annual Christmas Episode. We've got an array of musicians in the studio telling stories and singing holiday songs including Don Kim, Tiffany Thompson, Paul Pfau, Jon Blashford, and Kevin de Souza.  The cast all speaks with our videographer Raf, who is fresh from a successful Washington Post "Datelab" excursion. Our show is brought to you by our PayPal account; feel free to send us donations to help pay our bills at thecircuslifepodcast@gmail.com. Also by ToriRocksRealEstate.com, GrowthGroup.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

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015.  Justin and his band members Josh Himmelsbach and Jean Finstad are the fifth and final band to come on TCL and perform in preparation for "The Circus Life LIVE" show this weekend on November 23rd at the Rock and Roll Hotel in DC.  Alexis from Growth Group speaks about talking her way out of a traffic ticket, Sam Snow debuts a new pop culture segment, and Alex Vans is tired of The Walking Dead.  Sean and Justin reminisce on their recent photo shoot.  Our show is brought to you by GrowthGroup.com, ToriRocksRealEstate.com, RCS Photography,  and Cue Recording Studios.

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#008. Two bands make it into Cue Recording Studios for our eighth show. Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray stop by with their tricked out van and discuss performing with magicians and their upcoming marriage. Jenny Leigh celebrates her recent journey into full time jobless musicianhood and move to "Music City". Finally, founder and CEO of Hinge, Justin McLeod, talks about personally using his own dating app for relationships and his lack of a Kentucky accent.   Our venue of the month for October is Westover Beer Garden in Arlington VA and our show is sponsored by artist accounting firm GrowthGroup.com, Saucony Shoes, and RCS Photography. 

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#007. Today's show features the men and women behind the music we listen to. Eight sound engineers tell us about about life behind the soundboard including Jeff Juliano, Ken Schubert, Gavin Pearce, Pat Hester, Doug Ross, Mark Williams, Harry Evans, and Carolyn Bragg. Victoria Vox plays plays live and brings in naked photos for a round of "Show and Tell".  Finally brewer Charlie Buettner brings in five beers of his Mad Fox Brewing Company brews and talks about the rise of the DC area food and arts scene.  Our show is sponsored by Saucony, Sweetwater.com, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios. 

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#006.  Today's show marks two things: 1) Our first beer episode, and 2) The first time Justin officially gets drunk on the show.  Westover Beer Garden owner Devin Hicks comes by to facilitate a blind taste testing for our panel and fails to tell us ahead of time that most of the beers were 9% alcohol.  Mundy drops by to discuss her love of neon and pointy objects.  Our musical guests Rebecca Haviland and Chris Anderson of "Whiskey Heart" play some songs, tell us about NYC life, and desperately try not to give away the plot of "Breaking Bad" to Justin, who is currently playing catch up.  Our show is sponsored by RCS Photography, Dogwood Tavern, Saucony Shoes, Sweetwater.com, and Cue Recording Studios.

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#005 It's truly our pleasure to have 12 year old Joshua Kirk on today's show who discusses music with us, his love for Philly band Dr. Dog, and cooking with Guy Fieri.  Alex Vans drops in to discuss his move from suburban living to inner city hipster life.  Finally, musician Laura Tsaggaris, a new mother which we completely forget to talk about, plays two songs for us and proceeds to fall in love with our 12 year old music reviewer Joshua.  Our show is brought to you by Dogwood Tavern, Sweetwater.com, Saucony Shoes, and Cue Recording Studios.  

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Episode #001.  This is the inaugural episode of The Circus Life. Meet your host Justin Trawick, a DC area songwriter, along with sound engineer Sean Russell.  To celebrate the first show we invited four DC songwriters in to talk about music, DC, and play live for us including Dave Farah, Bradley Rhodes (of Melodime), Andrea Pais, and Paul Pfau.  Thanks for listening!

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