The Moisture Festival Podcast – Martika

On this episode of the Moisture Festival Podcast we welcome Martika Daniels. She tells us about growing up in the Military and how being stationed in Germany exposed her to circus arts and busking.

Martika Daniels

She tells us how stunts helped her deal with crippling anxiety and depression and how she weaves that message into her performances. We also discuss her new book that is available now. A great conversation with a fantastic person.

Doing an Interview…

A couple of months ago I did an interview with Canvas Rebel

They interview you with prompts that you choose from a list. It was a strange way to be interviewed and I’m not sure if I’m super happy with how it turned out. It’s not bad, but I don’t think it’s great.

Let me know what you think!


The Moisture Festival Podcast – Mathieu Bolillo

In this captivating episode of the Moisture Festival, we have the pleasure of hosting the extraordinary acrobatic athlete, Mathieu Bolillo. Mathieu shares insights into his formative years in gymnastics, recounting how this journey ultimately propelled him into the spotlight as a performer in Cirque Du Soleil’s renowned production, “Ka.” Delving into the challenges of overcoming injuries, Mathieu reveals how these setbacks became catalysts for his remarkable transformation into an accomplished author, dedicated teacher, and sought-after physical trainer.

Join us as we explore the depths of Mathieu’s resilience in the face of adversity, uncovering the inspiring narrative of his multifaceted career. He also tells us a bit of what audiences can anticipate from Mathieu’s upcoming performance at the next Moisture Festival. Tune in for an engaging and uplifting experience that is sure to leave you inspired and eager for more.

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Amy Funbuttons

In this episode of the Moisture Festival Podcast, we are thrilled to have the extraordinary Ariel artist, Amy Funbuttons, joining us. Amy takes us behind the scenes, sharing the ins and outs of what it truly means to be a professional Ariel performer.

We learn about the challenges that come with the territory and delve into the daily experiences of a variety artist hard at work. We discuss her creative process as we uncover the mysteries and joys that accompany her journey. We also take a stab at an unsolved mystery from Amy’s own life. It’s a captivating interview with a remarkable performer that you won’t want to miss!

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Jason Andrews

In this episode we welcome in magician Jason Andrews. We talk about how growing up as a kid in Las Vegas gave him access to magic shows and how he was able to get a scholarship to magic camp.

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He explains what it’s like competing in magic competitions and how he once competed against Louie. We learn about his career in magic and how he made the decision during the pandemic to give it up and follow a different passion. The best interview with a magician turned pilot to date.

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Vivian Tam

On this episode of the Moisture Festival Podcast we welcome Ariel superstar Vivian Tam. We talk about her interest in circus at a young age, how she was able to mimic circus videos she got at the local library and how that led to a successful aerial career.

She tells us about going to stunt school, how she comes up with some of her routines and how much storage is needed to house all her equipment. A fantastic interview with one of the best aerial performers working today. 

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Audrey Greaves

On this episode we welcome in bounce juggler Audrey Greaves. We discuss how she discovered the circus and how her parents figured out how to get her involved in it at a young age.

Audrey Greaves - The Moisture Festival Podcast

She explains to us what bounce juggling is and how she decided that was something she wanted to devote her time on. We discuss what you do when you mess up on stage and how her performance at the Moisture Festival Gala went. A really fun conversation with an amazing bounce juggler!

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Ria Lodick

On this episode we welcome in a stage manager for the Moisture Festival Ria Lodick. We talked with her about her joy of teaching, how she came to be so good at conveying information and what brought her to Seattle.

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We also discuss the challenges running a show like the Moisture Festival presents and why she keeps coming back. A fun interview with someone that makes all the shows run as smoothly as possible.

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Felicity Hesed

On this zoom episode of the MFP (new term) we welcome in the amazing Felicity Hesed. We discuss her beginnings as an actor, her interest in theatre and how walking by a circus building one afternoon changer her life.

The Moisture Festival Podcast Felicity Hesed

She tells us what she is doing to fuse theatre with circus and the organization she started to help support that vision. A really great conversation with an awesome circus advocate. 

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Eric Haines

On this podcast we welcome in the troubadour himself Eric Haines. We discuss all the disciplines Eric implements into his show, how he came to be so good at all of them and how he found his calling with the One Man Band. We learn why someone would want to play so many instruments at once and all the great opportunities it has granted him. A really great conversation over Zoom with a one man Moisture Fest.

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