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Episode # 22 – Show Business On Your Own

Posted by on November 5, 2008

EPISODE #022 – November 4, 2008

My Guest:
James White

Download standard podcast mp3 file – Episode 022


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disaster relief, elderly services, combating human trafficking,
prisoner rehabilitation, and youth services.


FABULOUS TREASURES, RARE MEMORABILIA,
OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “NEAT NEW STUFF”

Two new items you’ll LOVE!

See at Zazzle

Here’s your chance to wear your favorite carnival game on your chest!
Three metal milk bottles, three baseballs, and of course a stack of cash,
framed by the words “Carny Power”,
all durably printed on a quality shirt (shirt color is your choice)!
This is our exclusive product, and my original art makes a memorable design
you’ll be proud to wear! The price is right, too!

See at Zazzle

NEW Carny Milk-Bottle Game T-Shirt

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Brill’s Bible of Building Plans

See at GOODMAGIC.COM

NOW AVAILABLE SEPARATELY AS A PDF
The book is also a part of my CDRom e-book “On the Midway”
but many have asked for a stand-alone pdf

276 pages of fascination!

The famed Brill’s Bible was a huge catalog in a tiny package
(as small as a pocket Bible) offered to carnys only,
selling plans for rides, games, sideshow acts and much more!
A 47-meg downloadable pdf from a 1970 original.


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090 – THE THING, Chapter Guide DVD “PERFORMING AT PICNICS” free on Youtube
(See Show Notes Page) (Download mp3)

089 – Razzle Dazzle, THE GAME YOU CANNOT WIN,
Chapter Guide to DVD “BIRTHDAY PARTY BUSINESS” free on Youtube
(See Show Notes Page) (Download mp3)

088 – Longtime showman RICK ALLEN (Part 2)
(See Show Notes Page) (Download mp3)

087 – Longtime showman RICK ALLEN (Part 1)
(See Show Notes Page) (Download mp3)

086 – Writer/Actor KEVIN LUKACS JR.
(See Show Notes Page) (Download mp3)

085 – MARC HARTZMAN “The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell”
(See Show Notes Page) (Download mp3)

084 – NICHOLAS J JOHNSON “The Honest Con Man”
(See Show Notes page) (Download mp3)

083 – DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Halloween 2015)
(See Show Notes page) (Download mp3)

082 – ABANDONED THEME PARKS (etc.) Seph Lawless, Photographer
(See Show Notes page) (Download mp3)

081 – JIM HAND, SHOW PAINTER – (See Show Notes page) (Download mp3)

080 – HOUSE CONCERTS PT. 2 (Russ and Julie Paris, hosts)
(See show notes page) (Download mp3)

079 – NEW OLD VENUE, THE HOUSE CONCERT (Shannon Curtis)
(See show notes page) (Download mp3)

078 – ZAMORA THE TORTURE KING (TIM CRIDLAND) (See show notes page)
also, Stan Freberg passes (Download mp3)

077 – FERRIS ENGLE, SIDESHOW OWNER (See Show Notes Page) (Download mp3)

076 – ERIK “LIZARDMAN” SPRAGUE (See Show notes page)
also, a return visit to “the lost city of the lizardmen” Download mp3

075 – DICK ZIGUN, the unofficial mayor of Coney Island (See Show notes page) also, Hot Dogs Download mp3

074 – TIM KELLY of the Bradley Farm Haunted House (See show notes page) also the Haunted Attractions industry Download mp3

073 – MATT GLOWACKI TALKS ABOUT HAVING NO LEGS (See show notes page)
also working “for exposure” Download mp3

072 – JIM ZAJICEK INTERVIEW ENCORE (See show notes page)
also supplies for amateur game jointees & Turkey Leg recipe Download mp3

071 – PONY DEATH RIDE (See show notes page) also the comedians of classic Burlesque Download mp3

070 – KEITH STICKLEY, author of “The Festival Entertainer” (See show notes page)
also good Youtube videos Download mp3

069 – RILEY SCHILLACI, Sword Swallower (See show notes page) also Monsterkids Download mp3

068 – BRETT COPES, Aerial acts rigging specialist (See show notes page)
also Goblin Talk, and Mallakhamb Download mp3

067 – STEVEN SANTOS, Simply Circus circus arts school (See show notes page)
also Hugo, Minnesota, the Gibtown of the Midwest Download mp3

066 – TASTE THE BLOOD OF BALLYCAST! (Halloween 2013) (See show notes page)
also Numbers stations
Download mp3

065 – ANIMAL ACTS and RIPLEY’S MUSEUM (See show notes page) Download mp3

064 – Circus Queen DIANA PHILIPS (See show notes page)
also
Pinky Lee and Joe Penner Download mp3

063 – Author WENDY PHILLIPS (See show notes page)
also I didn’t know I had helped Steven King Download mp3

062 – TOTALLY DIFFERENT (See show notes page) also “Magic Party” record Download mp3

061 – JOSH ROUTH of Cirkus Kaput (See show notes page)
also London pitchman sounds Download mp3

060 – THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF CARISA HENDRIX (See show notes page)
also Pickled punks in a museum Download mp3

059 – SIGNS AND WONDERS (See show notes page)
also “Mystery Spot” roadside attractions Download mp3

058 – WHAT WE HAVE TO FEAR (Halloween 2012) (See show notes page)
also “Blackstone, the World’s Greatest Living Magician” radio drama Download mp3

057 – Pitchman WALT HUDSON (See show notes page) Download mp3

056 – THE MAN WHO TAUGHT ME TO TALK (Norman Corwin dies) (See show notes page) Download mp3

055 – THE BRAGGART BROTHERS (See show notes page) also the Jam Auction Download mp3

054- Pitchman S. DAVID WALKER (See show notes page) also The “Carny Code” Download mp3

053 – GO GO AMY (Pretty Things Peepshow) (See show notes page) Download mp3

052 – Escapologist ALEXANDERIA, THE HOUSEWIFE HOUDINI (See show notes page) Download mp3

051 – WHAT TO DO WITH A BODY (Improve your stage movement) (See show notes page) Download mp3

050 – JOHN DUNIVANT of Theatre Bizarre (See show notes page)
also Elmer McCurdy’s mummy, National Fairground Archive Download mp3

049 – HALLOWEEN … AGAIN (Halloween 2011) (See show notes page)
also 1961 Girl show photos, Photographer Weegee Download mp3

048 – THINGS LOST, THINGS REGAINED (See show notes page)
also more on the Carny Lingo Dictionary Download mp3

047 – Food jointee KATHY FOUST (See show notes page) Download mp3

046 – SECRETS AND VICES (and a donkey show) (See show notes page)
also Old BILLBOARDs online, Mexican carnival photos, mentalism secrets Download mp3

045 – STEVIE COYLE and his album “Ten In One” (See show notes page) Download mp3

044 – DREAM ROCKWELL of Lucent Dossier (See show notes page)
also Bailey’s Circus winter quarters (almost in my back yard) Download mp3

043 – WAYNE KEYSER, your podcaster (See show notes page) Download mp3

042 – Fire Performer CARISA HENDRIX (Halloween 2010) (See show notes page)
also High-school frog dissection, My visit to a voodoo supply store Download mp3

041 – KEITH STICKLEY ON SPOOK SHOWS (See show notes page)
also Le Petomane (a very unusual performer) Download mp3

040 – DR. MYTHSONIAN (MIKE MELILLO) (See show notes page)
also David Foster Wallace article on carnivals Download mp3

039 – DEVONSHIRE CREAM, Burlesque artiste (See show notes page) Download mp3

038 – NOEL BENEDETTI, blogger of “Hey Rube Circus” (See show notes page) Download mp3

037 – P.T. BARNUM: THE ART OF MONEY GETTING (See show notes page) Download mp3

036 – TONY GANGI, Author of “Carny Sideshows” (See show notes page) Download mp3

035 – THE SIDESHOW AS FOLK ART (See show notes page)
also Adventurer Romain Wilhelmsen, The secret city of the Lizard Men Download mp3

034 – HARLEY NEWMAN (See show notes page)
also Eva Tanguay the “I Don’t Care girl” Download mp3

033 – JAY HUMANN (See show notes page)
also Walt Whitman’s voice, April Winchell clip, The Amazing Vanteen Download mp3

032 – HALLOWEEN 2009 (See show notes page)
also Houdini’s Last Seance, Houdini’s Voice, Poe’s rare books digitized Download mp3

031 – BAR PERFORMANCES (See show notes page)
Also Lawanda Page, Moms Mabley, Circopedia.org Download mp3

030 – SWING SHIFT SIDESHOW (See show notes page)
also “Hubert’s Freaks” book Download mp3

029 – PROFESSOR SPROCKET (See show notes page)
also Times Square Hubert’s Museum Download mp3

028 – Sideshow performer CHRISTOPHER SCARBOROUGH (See show notes page)
also Stand out beyond simply “more extreme”, Leverage your local interest Download mp3

027 – Performer MAB JUST MAB (See show notes page)
also Oldest recorded sound updated, Recorded porn from the 1890’s,
Download mp3

026 – Sign maker CINDA (See show notes page)
also “Eefing'”, Fair food “Tornado Potato” recipe Download mp3

025 – MINSTREL SHOWS (See show notes page) also Give ‘Em A Little Extra Download mp3

024 – JEREMY WEISS, “The Shock Doc” (See show notes page)
also Schlitzie gets a grave marker and a funeral Download mp3

023 – Pitchman DON DRIVER (See show notes page)
also Misguided Opinions About Carnivals, Whole Earth Catalog Online Download mp3

022 – SHOW BUSINESS ON YOUR OWN (See show notes page) Download mp3

021 – MUSIC FOR SHOW PEOPLE (See show notes page) Download mp3

020 – Sword Swallower ALEXANDER KENSINGTON (See show notes page) Download mp3

019 – Jointee & Author BARBARA BAMBERGER SCOTT (See show notes page) Download mp3

018 – THE GREAT NIPPULINI (See show notes page)
also Gibsonton visit video, Regurgitator Hadji Ali Download mp3

017 – DOUG HIGLEY (See show notes page)
also Alessandro Moreschi the last Castrato singer Download mp3

016 – Fat man BRUCE SNOWDEN (See show notes page) Download mp3

015 – GEORGE MACARTHUR (GEORGE THE GIANT) (See show notes page) Download mp3

014 – TRAVIS FESSLER of the Pickled Brothers Sideshow (See show notes page)
also earliest known recorded sounds, Circus History Message Board Download mp3

013 – LORI MAYNARD, The Carnival Poet (See show notes page)
also Carnytown websites Download mp3

012 – DANNY BORNEO of Olde City Sideshow (See show notes page)
also Circuspunks.com, Amusement employees low pay Download mp3

011 – Ex-Carny KEVIN MORRA (See show notes page)
also “American Talkers” on iTunes, Download mp3

010 – Burlesque star LADY AYE (See show notes page)
also The Amazing Vanteen Download mp3

009 – SWAMI YOHMAHMI (See show notes page)
also the Grand Guignol theatre and Dissection in High School Download mp3

008 – JOHN ROBINSON of the Sideshow World website (See show notes page) Download mp3

007 – JIMMY ZAJICEK, veteran showman (See show notes page)
also “Circus History Message Board” Download mp3

006 – REV. TOMMY GUNN (See show notes page)
also Lucky Mojo Voodoo Supply, Bleeding Brain Jell-O Mold recipe Download mp3

005 – Glass Eater GLASSERELLA (See show notes page)
also Yahoo Sideshow World discussion group Download mp3

004 – Sideshow School instructor ADAM RINN (See show notes page)
also “Why the Carny Lingo List?” and Fair Food “Onion Blossom” recipe Download mp3

003 – GWYD & SYLVER FYRE (See show notes page)
also my background and why I do Ballycast, Houdini DVD Download mp3

002 – JAMES TAYLOR (See show notes page)
also “Shocked and Amazed”, and Kinetic Carnival Coney Island blog Download mp3

001 – BRETT LOUDERMILK (See show notes page)
also Sno-Kone and Shaved Ice Machines, and syrup recipe Download mp3

One Response to Episode # 22 – Show Business On Your Own

  1. LJW

    I listened to most of the James White Podcast. And I wanted to respond.
    I think Ross nailed it on the head. You have to decide what’s best for you.
    You have to do what you’ll naturally be happy with. Not with what someone else decides you should do. Like the person that says,
    ” Why aren’t you like David Copperfield ? ” You have to live your own life, because your the one that has to live it. Not the person that told you to go and be like David Copperfield. They’re just going to go off and do something else anyway. After more than 20yrs in Proffessional Wrestling and Encountering just about every facet of Show Buissness imaginable.
    The name of the game is Show -Buisiness. The People want a Show.
    And the better you are at Business, the more people you are going to intrest. I can tell you, we do things different, than most in Wrestling do today, but…..We do what is traditional. What has stood the test of time.
    So it’s already proven to work. That’s why it ….works ! We do keep up with
    what people are interested in today, So it doesn’t come across as stale, it comes across as Fresh ! We have not suffered much by the Terrible Economy, a little yes, but not much. We take into account that there may be troubled times and adjust accordingly. As far as all this, and Show Buisiness is concerned I take Harry Anderson’s Advice, which goes something like this ….Believe only half of what your hear. I have been to Hollywood many times ( Magic Castle included ) and it’s a town built on smoke and mirrors. With 2 demensional sets. Don’t neccesarlily Believe the Saleries that people quoate in the paper or on tv.
    Bob Hope often said that after an article came out on his salary in print,
    he often had to call his family and friends and say it’s not true.
    Jayne Mansfield had all the trappings of Celeberty but never seemed to be happy. You can get in a position where you stuck chasing the rainbow.
    Your better off doing what makes you happy, what’s natural to you.
    I can tell you after nearly five years of mostly doing this full time,
    YOU NEED A JOB. The Government had me down as being in competition with Retired People and a few others. That meant all those other Show Biz People you see, had another Job !
    You can charge as much or as little as you want for what you do.
    It just means that if you charge a lot, that are just going to be less people paying for it. You do the math, you’ll see I’m right. It doesn’t mean your less of a person if you do only parties, as Morton Downey Jr. played to a room full of people nightly, With the most amount of syndicated channels tuning in on a Regular Basis. Do what you love and you’ll love doing it.