Show Notes

Jonathan Lee Iverson is on the mic! Ringling Brother and Barnum & Bailey’s youngest, first New Yorker, and first African American ringmaster joins the podcast today to wax philosophic on raising children, singers as athletes, and the evolution of the circus industry.

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This podcast is dedicated to CIRCUS. Aerialist, Shannon McKenna interviews guests from acrobats in Cirque du Soleil to circus therapists and everyone in between. Learn the backstage lives of those who flip, twist, sparkle, and shine under the big top.

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Jonathan Lee Iverson


Instagram: @lastringmaster

Steve Smith- episode 24

Harlem Boys Choir –

John Howard Griffin (journalist, author of Black Like Me)

Markus Garvey (political activist)

Elijah Mohammad (NOI leader)

John Henrik Clarke (professor- creator of African studies in US university system)

Dr. Francis Cress Welsing (psychiatrist)

Molefi Kete Asante (philosopher)

James Welden Johnson (lawyer and poet)

W.E.B. Du Bois (sociologist) 

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Episode 90: To Raise a Ringmaster with Jonathan Lee Iverson

Release Date : September 27, 2020
Artist : Shannon McKenna
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