The Moisture Festival Podcast – Tina Lenert

In today’s episode of the Moisture Festival Podcast we record from Rabbit Moon Ranch with Tina Lenert on the dial. In this episode, Tina tells us about her rise from surf rock to creating one of the most famous magic routines in the world, the importance of following your passions in life, and how taking notes from David Copperfield helped shape her routines.

We also hear about Tina’s childhood in Venezuela and her role in the first magic festival in Cuba. Oh, and we even discuss Goat Yoga!  A fascinating conversation with an amazing person and performer. 

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Cate Great

In this episode of the Moisture Festival Podcast we have an “over the phone interview” with the fantastic Cate Great. Thanks to the powers of technology, we get to hear Cate tell us about what it’s like to run away from the water ski team and join a circus school.

In this episode, Cate also tells us about her vast array of super amazing skills, the role that great character development played in developing a successful street show, and what it’s like to have a roommate who is a magician. Don’t miss this fun and interesting conversation with one of the premier street performers in the world. 

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Charly Castor

This week we welcome circus royalty to the Moisture Festival Podcast Studio, Charly Castor. Charly is not only legendary in the circus world, but he is also one of the brothers from the famous French Trio Les Castors. In this episode, Charly explains the unique art form of Risley and Icarian Games as we cover his unique 50 year career touring with circuses around the world.

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Charly tells us a number of stories including what it’s like to perform on the Ed Sullivan Show and in front of famous audiences such as Charlie Chaplin and the Queen of England. A great conversation with a ton of interesting stories from the golden age of circus

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Martha Enson

In this episode we welcome the very creative Martha Enson to the studio. Martha has been the Creative Director for a number of fantastic venues, including Teatro Zinzani and En-joy Productions. Martha tells us about her beginnings in Puppetry and how that led to creating one of the most unique touring shows in the Northwest.

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We also learn about Martha’s numerous creative endeavors and a near death experience she had. A great interview packed with insights on how to keep up your creativity. 

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Jim Page

In this episode we welcome Seattle folk legend Jim Page to the Moisture Festival Podcast studio. Here, we talk about Jim’s lobbying efforts to legalize busking in Seattle, as well as his adventure organizing the first Busker Fest at Pike Place Market. Jim also brings his guitar and plays us a few songs.  

A great interview with one of the most influential Seattle musicians of our time.

The Moisture Festival Podcast – The Luminous Pariah

In this episode the multifaceted performer, Luminous Pariah, joins us in the studio. Lumi explains the art of Burlesque and how stories and comedy play an integral role in Burlesque. We learn about the transition Lumi made from a whale watching tour guide in Alaska to a world renowned burlesque entertainer.

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Lumi also talks about getting involved in the Moisture Festival and how that led to being one of the producers for the Moisture Festival’s Burlesque Week. A great interview with a lot of laughs, great insights and a nice dose of awesomeness. 

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Henrik Bothe

The Moisture Festival Podcast records from the Jupiter Hotel in Portland Oregon. In this episode, we interview Danish comedy juggler Henrik Bothe in room 219. Henrik talks about doing two command performances for Eddie Murphy, performing on the Gong Show, and the origins of his famous ‘Neon Man’ routine.

We also learn how Henrik came to be an animated gif for his plate spinning skills. A great talk with a multi-talented performer and one of the Moisture Festival favorites.

Randy Minkler – The Moisture Festival Podcast

This week we welcome one of the producers of the Moisture Festival, Randy Minkler, to the podcast. In this episode, Randy tells us about his Moisture Festival origin story, as well as his music career. He goes into detail about the art of putting together a lineup of talented performers and how to overcome the challenges that accompany this feat.

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A great episode for everyone to listen to, especially those interested in learning about what it’s like to run a huge variety arts festival. 

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Master Payne

Beloved magician, Master Payne, joins Matt and Louie in the Moisture Festival Podcast studio. Payne talks about performing at renaissance festivals, balancing his magic career with a regular job and how he came to be called “one of the best children’s entertainers” by the esteemed Magic Castle.

They also discuss his time performing with the Jim Rose Circus and how fun it is to perform at the Moisture Festival. 

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Dan Shih

Moisture Festival Board Member, Dan Shih, joins Matt and Louie in studio. They talk about what it’s like to serve on the board of directors for the Moisture Festival, what meetings look like and why volunteering is so important in your community. Louie reflects on the time Dan’s daughter scolded him for not recycling and Dan describes how much his kids love attending Moisture Festival Shows.

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A great interview with a great glimpse into one of the people who helps make the festival happen.