Circus Blood Radio Spectacular: Tales from the Big Top

Emcee John Dankosky of WNPR- Connecticut Public Radio hosts
a world-class troupe of audio daredevils and media magicians:
Ringling Brothers Circus poster

soundfiles Circus Blood 1 (23:00 real) featuring:

Host John Dankosky takes us to the circus in "Hershey Park Arena, Hershey Pennsylvania. I was 10 years old, and very, very worried."

SF Chronicle journalist Jon Carroll interviews his daughter Shana as she hang upside down on her "Trapeze", ready to fly away; from the Life Stories series by Jay Allison. (Shana started swinging with the Pickle Family Circus, about which her dad co-authored a book. She now flies for Les Sept Doigts de la Main.)

Joe Frank loves the lady "Lion Tamer," an excerpt from his hour "The Dictator- Part 2" (show details).

And Adam Rosen mixes a medley of the many versions of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The Tokens, The Nylons, Miriam Makeba, Robert John, and Manu Dibango).

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soundfiles Circus Blood 2 (29:00 real) featuring:

Drummer Bobby Previte composes the "Music of the Moscow Circus."

Elizabeth Eck returns to the circus family she ran away to join in Larry Massett's "Circus in the Blood" (originally on SoundPrint).

And Twink serves up "The Great Circus Show" from The Broken Record.

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This special was mixed by Robin Wise of Sound Imagery. Executive Producer is Barrett Golding. (((Hearing Voices))) specials are crafted from new and classic radio shows. Funders include the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Arts.

Circus Posters & Performers 1890-1900 courtesy Library of Congress
Audio / Scripting © the producers & (((Hearing Voices)))