Episode 35- Ringling's Closure and an interview with Ottavio and Naomi Gesmundo

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On this week's episode, Josh and Lyndsay discuss the closing announcement of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the bankruptcy auction of Big Apple Circus, SLUMBER's upcoming run at the Adelaide Fringe, and their new VR circus experience. They also sit down for an interview with Ottavio and Naomi Gesmundo aka Mr. and Mrs. G. Ottavio and Naomi perform a breathtaking crossbow stunt act and have worked all over the world with many circuses, on Broadway, and in Las Vegas casinos. They also discuss Ottavio's new book "The Grand Gypsy" which chronicles the six generations of Italian circus performers. If you enjoy the episode please rate us on iTunes and share the podcast with your friends and family. Have a great week!

  • [24:58] Growing up in a circus family
  • [33:01] Meeting one another on the Dutch production of Aida
  • [41:32] Moving from NYC to Las Vegas
  • [43:15] How Ottavio and Naomi learned to shoot crossbows
  • [50:20] Ottavio and Naomi on the importance of their yoga practice
  • [1:01:05] Ottavio on "The Grand Gypsy"
  • [1:10:38] On Ringling and the future of circus