Episode from the podcastKeep It Weird

Cirque des Horreurs

Released Friday, 11th September 2020
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Prepare to be amazed, Weirdos! 
We're heading back to the Big Top this week with another CIRCUS episode! 
This week we're covering the darker side of the carnival and taking a closer look at some of our favorite side show performers throughout history.
Ashley is being a real bummer and teaching us about the Hartford Circus fire, the Flying Wallenda family deaths, and the tragic stories of Tyke the Elephant and Massarti the lion tamer.  
Lauren is introducing us to several wonderful sideshow performers.
Simon Metz aka Schlitzie the pinhead.
Change and Eng the conjoined twins who founded the (not so PC) nickname "Siamese Twins"
Francesco Lentini who had three legs (and TWO of you know what)
Johnny Eck who was an amazing and talented man that just so happened to only have a torso! 
Mary Anne Bevans, the unfairly titled "Ugliest Woman"
& Lauren's true love Joseph "John" Merrick who is famously known as The Elephant Man.
We'll also be trying to teach each other how to whistle and covering some CIRCUS SUPERSTITIONS and LINGO to break up some of the morbid stories.

WARNING: This Episode contains discussions of animal abuse and differently abled persons.

Closing Music by composer Erik Margolin who you can check out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYODOfLu7bE&t=9s

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Episode Details

Length
1h 14m 44s
Explicit
Yes
Season
4
Episode
26
Episode Type
Full

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