Episode 31- Barry Lubin aka Grandma the clown

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On this week's episode, Josh and Lyndsay phone up Barry Lubin to talk about his career as the famed Grandma clown. You have may have seen Barry perform in Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus or during his 25 year run at the Big Apple Circus. They discuss the differences between performing arenas and tents, the importance of comedic failure, and how Barry creates material. Josh and Lyndsay also talk about more Paramour news, a Bindlestiff Cirkus casting call, and update you on their virtual reality circus Kickstarter campaign. If you enjoy the podcast, please rate us on iTunes and share it with your friends!

  • [10:35] Growing up in Atlantic City
  • [13:50] Barry goes to clown college
  • [20:44] How Barry created Grandma
  • [25:28] Barry's formative experience at the Monte Carlo Circus Festival
  • [29:37] Grandma joins the Big Apple Circus
  • [40:40] The differences between clowning in arenas and tents
  • [53:42] Barry's bucket list

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Episode 30- A New Virtual Reality Circus

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On this week's episode, Josh and Lyndsay talk about their crowd-funding campaign for Hideaway Circus's new virtual reality experience. They discuss virtual reality technology and the different ways that it can enhance circus and dance. Josh and Lyndsay also chat about the week's circus news including Cirque Du Soleil's Paramour, a new project by the Sleep No More producers, and Hamilton's new record. If you enjoy the episode, please share it with your friends and family. Have a great week!

Episode 29- Ryan Shinji Murray, acrobat in Cirque Du Soleil's Kurios

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On this week's episode, Josh and Lyndsay sit down with Ryan Shinji Murray, an acrobat currently on tour with Cirque Du Soleil's production Kurios. They spoke with Ryan about his journey to becoming a circus performer, what its what like to create an act on new apparatus built by CDS, and his perspective on learning new tricks and technique. Josh and Lyndsay also talk about Lorenzo Pisoni's new documentary Circus Kid and what they got in the mail this week. If you enjoy the show, please rate us on iTunes and share it with your friends.

  • [10:40] Ryan on growing up in Washington D.C.
  • [17:45] Ryan starts chair stacking and learning circus skills
  • [29:10] Starting a performing career (at House of Yes)
  • [31:42] Joining Cirque Eloise's ID
  • [38:25] Creating the Acronet act at Cirque Du Soleil
  • [46:50] Ryan on how to learn new tricks
  • [53:20] A day in the life of a CDS performer

Episode 28- Goodbye New York, Hello Bret Pfister (circus artist and director)

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On Episode 28, Josh and Lyndsay recount the closing SLUMBER in Brooklyn, what's next for the show, and interview circus artist and director, Bret Pfister. We talk with Bret about his career as an aerialist and comedian, experience directing, and some surprising and unusual things about the circus industry. If you enjoy the episode, please rate us on iTunes and have a great week!

  • [08:28] Bret's introduction to the Vermont circus scene
  • [16:00] Studying at the National Circus School in Montreal
  • [23:45] Moving to Europe
  • [30:03] Joining the cast of La Soirree
  • [37:37] Bret starts talking on stage
  • [46:30] On directing circus shows at Codarts
  • [52:43] Gender norms in circus
  • [59:10] Bret on tattoos

Episode 27- Happy Halloween and an interview with Olga Karmansky, contortionist and cast member of SLUMBER

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On this week’s episode Josh and Lyndsay talk about the final weeks of SLUMBER in Brooklyn and interview Olga Karmanksy, contortionist, actress, and US national champion of rhythmic gymnastics. Olga is one the cast members of SLUMBER and they chat about her career, the creation of various theatrical and circus shows, and and the value of determination. There are only seven more performances of SLUMBER in New York City, so get your tickets here. If you enjoy the episode, please rate us on iTunes and have a great week!

  • [15:05] Olga arrives in Coney Island from Soviet Union
  • [19:20] Olga's rhythmic gymnastics career
  • [29:58] Starting a performing career
  • [37:20] Deciding between the Broadway run of Pippin and going to NYU
  • [42:02] Creating a contortion act for SLUMBER

Episode 26- SLUMBER heads to Australia and an interview with Joren Dawson, cast member and acrobat.

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On this week’s episode Josh and Lyndsay break the news about the upcoming international tour of SLUMBER starting in Adelaide, Australia. They also chat with Joren Dawson, aerialist, acrobat, and sole male cast member of SLUMBER about his career and life as a touring circus performer. There are only three weeks left to see SLUMBER in New York City, so get your tickets here. If you enjoy the episode, please rate us on iTunes and have a great week!

  • [13:02] Joren on growing up in the San Francisco circus scene
  • [19:20] Going to a circus college in Montreal
  • [21:13] Joren's first touring circus show
  • [30:02] Managing life and gigs as a circus performer
  • [31:34] Joren's introduction to the Australian circus scene
  • [38:38] How Joren creates circus acts and the balance between creativity and technique
  • [43:14] Getting bloody in SLUMBER
  • [45:36] Feminism and circus

Episode 25- Josh & Lyndsay react to the SLUMBER reviews

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On this week's episode of the HIDEAWAY Podcast, Josh and Lyndsay talk about opening SLUMBER at the House of Yes and the critical response it's received this week. They also mention the Facebook Live Stream and the upcoming international tour of the show. As a podcast subscriber, you can use the offer code BLOOD at check for 10% of tickets to the show. If you enjoy the episode please share it with your friends and rate us on iTunes.

Episode 24- SLUMBER opens this week!

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This week on the HIDEAWAY Podcast, Josh and Lyndsay catch up about the creation of their new show SLUMBER. As a podcast subscriber, you can use the offer code BLOOD to get 10% of tickets to SLUMBER. If you enjoy the episode, please share it with your friends on Facebook and rate us on iTunes. Have a great week!