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Episode 215 – Amelie Robitaille – Cirque Du Soleil: Kurios / audio

Cirque Du Soleil

Amelie Robitaille (@Cirque on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss Cirque Du Soleil and their new touring show Kurios. The reputation of Cirque Du Soleil is undeniable, so why did they agree to talk to Craig? Because the circus of the sun is coming to town and who better to talk to about life under the strange big top of than someone as strange as Craig? Thankfully, Amelie is used to talking to clowns. She and Craig discuss behind the scenes of The Cirque, how they plan shows, what they look for when auditioning performers, how they deal with injuries and more. It’s a unique look into the life of a circus performer!

What is Kurios?

In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes.

In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes.

What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds we could unlock the door to a world of wonders?

Tickets for Cirque Du Soleil’s new show Kurios is available now at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/kurios/tour-dates

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Episode 181 – Ming Chen – Houston FanFair Panel / audio

Houston FanFair

Ming Chen (@mingchen37 on twitter) joins host Craig Price live from the Houston FanFair presented by Comicpalooza. Once again, Craig was asked to host a celebrity panel for a new event in Houston. Though they met during a different panel during Comicpalooza earlier in the year, Craig goes one-on-one with AMC’s reality television show Comic Book Men and the I Sell Comics podcast, Ming Chen. The two discuss podcasting, how a Clerks fan website started Ming down a strange and fun path, Houston hot spots, drinking and life on a “reality” TV show.

Comic Book Men season 5 premieres October 18th on AMC and you can listen to Ming’s weekly podcast with co-host Mike Zapcic I Sell Comics on the SModcast network  at http://www.smodcast.com/channels/i-sell-comics/

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Episode 161 – John Simons – Comicpalooza 2015 / audio

comicpalooza

John Simons, chairman of Comicpalooza (@comicpalooza on twitter) speaks with host Craig Price about putting a comic-con together. The two discuss the modest history of Comicpalooza from it’s humble beginnings in a movie theater lobby to the juggernaut can’t miss festival that boast 60,000 attendees (more are expected this year!). John explains how he had hoped to grow into a hotel ballroom type of space only to see his comic-con jump into the cavernous George R Brown Convention Center. He talks about how he plans ahead (sometime up to 3 years in advance) for upcoming conventions, who they decide to ask and what type of programming you can expect this year. Craig goes on and on about how great John Barrowman was at Comicpalooza 2014 (It’s kind of embarrassing), the diversity of programming available (it’s really like 10 small conventions happening at once) and the love of beer while waiting in line.

Comicpalooza’s mission is to provide the best and biggest annual multi-format pop culture convention in the southwest region of the United States, serving not only the fans of comics, science fiction, fantasy, video and table top gaming, anime, music and film, but also as a trade show and showcase for the studios, publishers, and manufacturers in those industries.

This year Comicpalooza is happening on May 22nd through the 25th. You can learn about all the guests currently scheduled (Craig is excited to see Haley Atwell and Henry Winkler) at http://www.comicpalooza.com 

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Episode 53 – Special Agent Orlando Munoz – The FBI / audio

The FBI

Special Agent Orlando “Orly” Munoz sits down with Craig at the FBI (yes, THAT FBI) Houston Division’s headquarters to talk about being a G-Man or G-Woman. Since Craig’s only frame of reference is TV and movies, he talks to Orly about how someone can become an agent, what the FBI does and what exactly is their jurisdiction. They also touch upon drugs, kidnapping, serial killers, Craig’s lack of a weapon and why Houston is a hotbed for almost all the crimes the FBI concentrate on.

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Episode 46 – Arnold Richie – Real Estate / audio

real estate

Arnold Richie, long time Houston realtor, joins Craig in a more locally based show than normal. Craig asks the hard hitting questions like what is a short-sell, why are agents even necessary and most importantly: do you have to disclose ghosts? Arnold patiently answers Craig’s dumb question with poise and insight.

You can also go to Arnold’s second love Upstage Theatre to get tickets to fantastic live shows as well!

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