The Moisture Festival Podcast – Steve The Pretty Good

 In this episode we make our first house call and interview the hilarious Steve Hamilton.

We chat with Steve in his home and learn about how he went from saving lives as a paramedic to making people laugh with his comedy and magic at events all over the world. We hear how he quit his job to pursue his dreams and how his family responded to that decision. A fun interview with hilarious stories about bad gigs and we hear about how he has not only performed at the Moisture Festival, but volunteered also. A great glimpse into the hilarious career of Steve the Pretty Good. 

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Part 2 Tom Noddy

This episode is part 2 of our two part conversation with the maestro of bubbles Tom Noddy. If you have not heard the first part, go back and check out the beginning of our conversation.

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In part #2 we pick up right where we left off with some amazing stories from Tom’s 50 plus years of performing. If you love vaudeville, you are going to love one of the people who is responsible for keeping it alive. A great conversation with a truly amazing performer!

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Tom Noddy

If you have been to the moisture festival before you have probably seen the bubble man Tom Noddy.

In this episode, Tom  joins us in person in the Jungle Wagon for almost two hours of great conversation.  In part one of our two part interview with Tom, we dive into his early career, what drew him to bubbles, how he integrated bubbles into his street act and how that has led to over 50 years of delighting audiences with bubble magic. If you loved blowing bubbles as a kid, you are going to love this interview with the man who literally wrote the book for making cool shapes with bubbles. 

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Robert Strong

The Moisture Festival releases its last interview from the Berkley sessions and we are pleased to welcome in Robert Strong. Robert is a magician, comedian, idea guy and doer of awesome things.

We learn about how he found out that he is related to Harry Houdini, his encounters with Robin Williams and cold calling famous comedians for a show he produced. Robert discusses performances at TED making the creator of Siri appear and how he has parlayed his magic skills into a career that has lasted over three decades. A great glimpse into the mind of one of the most creative and hardest working people in show business. 

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Swami Beyondanada

On this episode of the Moisture Festival Podcast we continue our interviews from Berkeley California and welcome in Swami Beyondananda and Trudy.

The Swami tells us about starting an alternative high school, being a ghostwriter for dental books and how all of that led him to performing his Swami character across the United States. We hear some horror stories from the road and discuss the state of comedy in the world today. An enlightening interview that you are going to love.

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Iman Lizarazu

The Moisture Festival is on location in Berkeley California where they are joined by festival favorite and award winning clown Iman Lizarazu. Iman discusses a few of her many passions including wine, designing clown noses and most importantly being creative.

We hear some funny stories about growing up in the Basqu region of France, how people respond to her accent and what it’s like performing on  the back of a flat bed truck. A fantastic conversation with an amazing performer. If you love Iman’s work, you are going to love this interview. 

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Dan Holzman

The Moisture Festival Podcast continues their residency in Berkeley California where they are joined by the hilarious Dan Holzman. You may know Dan as one half of the juggling team the Raspyni Brothers and we discuss his performing career that has spanned over three decades.

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We hear about his time performing on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, opening for Robin Williams and his weird interaction with Ronald Reagan. We learn about his successes and failures as a skill toy inventor, the books he has written and how he keeps focused on so many different projects. We were super excited to talk to Dan and we know you will enjoy it as much as we did. 

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Jay Alexander

This week the Moisture Festival Podcast is joined by the magician to the stars, Jay Alexander!

The talk about Jay’s beginning as the doorman at a rock club, his relative that was a vaudeville strongman, living on a boat and owning his own magic theater! This is a great episode, where you’ll learn about Jay’s amazing life!

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Stevie Coyle

The Moisture Festival Podcast hits the road and is joined in Berkeley California by Stevie Coyle.

Stevie tells us about his childhood path to become a priest and how he ran away to join the Royal Lichtenstein Circus instead. We learn all about his eclectic career that involved things like a trained cat act, announcing whale shows at a marine park, fixing alarm clocks, playing in successful bands and now running his own high end guitar store. A really great interview with lots of laughs, great stories and even some of Stevie’s original tunes. We know you will love it.  

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Jeff Raz

This week continues the Moisture Festival Podcast’s roadshow with another interview from Berkeley, CA where they are joined by Jeff Raz!

In this episode they chat about his time in Cirque du Soleil, what makes a good clown and how he became an author! This is a fantastic interview that you’ll love!