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A Monkey on Your Back: Circus and Music Podcast

15 EpisodesProduced by Amazing Gracie & Miss RadidaWebsite

Two Aussie circus artists living in the UK chat to professionals from the circus and music world about their lives. We interview artists/ producers/ directors, and showcase independent music from professional friends of ours from across the world. This is an independent production, so if you like ou… read more

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Episode 13: Interview with Spanish artist Gonzalo Santamaria

March 19th, 2021


Gonzalo Santamaria is a Spanish circus artist, producer, director, and Kaotic Cirkus festival coordinator from Valencia who trained in Bristol, UK, …

Episode 12: Francesca (Chez) Dunford, performance artist and musician, (PART 2)

October 10th, 2020


This is PART 2 of the interview with Francesca (Chez) Dunford. She sat down with Miss Radida last week to chat about life as a multi-disciplinarian, …

Episode 11: Francesca (Chez) Dunford, performance artist and musician, (PART 1)

October 7th, 2020


Francesca (Chez) Dunford is a clown, performance artist, musician, theatre-maker, acrobat and aerialist. She sat down with Miss Radida last week to …

Episode 10: Mike Finch/ Circus Oz (Part 2)

October 4th, 2020


PART 2: Mike Finch, founding member of Australia's Circus Monoxide and ex-CEO/ co-Artistic Director of Circus Oz, sits down with Miss Radida for a nice long chat. Here is Part 2 of the  interview, took a bit longer than …

Episode 9: David Eriksson (Part 2)

October 3rd, 2020


Here is the second part of the Interview GracieB did with the incredible Swedish performing artist David Eriksson.  In this episode David talks about his award winning show; Pink on the Inside, authenticity as an artist …

Episode 8: David Eriksson (Part 1)

October 2nd, 2020


In this episode GracieB chatted with incredible Swedish performing artist David Eriksson.  David mixes circus, juggling and acrobatics with absurd …

Episode 7: Kaptin Barrett (head of music at Boomtown Fair)

August 16th, 2020


Kaptin Barrett, aka AAA Badboy, head of music at Boomtown Fair, DJ and self-confessed music addict joins Miss Radida and Gracie B for a chat about music, Boomtown Fair, and how festivals are coping during these …

Episode 6: Mike Finch from Circus Oz (Part 1 )

August 5th, 2020


Mike Finch, founding member of Australia's Circus Monoxide and ex-CEO/ co-Artistic Director of Circus Oz, sits down with Miss Radida for a nice long chat. It was such an entertaining conversation that once again we have …

Episode 5: Julian Bracey, co-Artistic Director of Cirque Bijou Ltd

July 25th, 2020


Julian Bracey, co-artistic director of Bristol-based performance company Cirque Bijou Ltd, sits down for a chat with Miss Radida and The Amazing …

Episode 4: Chelsea McGuffin, artistic director of Company 2

July 10th, 2020


Artistic Director and performing artist Chelsea McGuffin from world-renowned Australian circus company, Company 2, joins Miss Radida to talk about life as an artist, running a circus company, and what that looks like in …

Episode 3: Ben Walsh, Australian musician and performing artist

July 5th, 2020


Episode 3: Gracie B sits down with Australian musician and performing artist Ben Walsh.  We chat about Ben's passion for live jungle , his career with The Bird that spans over 2 decades and some memorable highlights of …

Episode 2 Part 2: The Amazing Gracie B joins Miss Radida for PART 2

June 16th, 2020


This is the second half of the interview with The Amazing Gracie B after her 5 month stint away from the UK, which included arriving in Australia for …

Episode 2 Part 1: The Amazing Gracie B returns from Panama

June 6th, 2020


In this episode, Miss Radida is finally joined by her co-presenter The Amazing Gracie B from award-winning performance troupe Flame Oz, as she tells of the adventures of the past 5 months away from the UK. The journey …

Episode 1 Part 2: Shyamtara Smith, Las Vegas aerialist

May 28th, 2020


In this episode Miss Radida discusses online shows she was in last weekend, including first ever Feel Good Global Alliance and Shindig at Home with the Interstellar Circus before returning to finish the interview with …

Episode 1 Part 1: Shyamtara Smith, aerialist based in USA from NZ

May 21st, 2020


Episode 1: Miss Radida is joined by aerial circus artist Shyamtara Smith to talk about being a professional aerialist in Las Vegas for 15 years and then moving to Miami to learn how to fly planes the week before the …

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