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Episode 20c: Finding Balance in Sarasota at the Ringling Museum

Oct 22, 2019 | Destinations, Episodes

We pay homage to the impact the Ringling Bros Circus and family had on developing Sarasota by bringing you an entire episode all about the circus! We spent half a day at The Ringling (the State Art Museum of Florida), and were treated to tours from several of their curators. Our friend, Izzy Jay from the Reporting Live Podcast joined us with her family for the tour. Together, we learned why John and Mable Ringling made Sarasota their home. And, we visited the Circus Museum, their mansion called the Ca’ d’Zan, and one of the largest art collections in Florida. Jump in your clown car, head for the big top, and take this journey through time with us at the Greatest Show on Earth. Listen in…

Finding Florida Podcast Episode 20c:

Tour Guide:  Jaime “Jemmy” Legagneur, Co-Host and Chief Enthusiasm officer:

Tour Guide: Glenn the Geek, Co-Host and Chief Fun Officer:

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Pic Credit:  Finding Florida Podcast

Intro Voice Over Artist: Erica Mandy of The Newsworthy

Stop: The Ringling Museum,  5401 Bayshore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234

Guest: Virginia Harshman, PR Director

Stop: Circus Museum with our guide Jennifer Lemmer Posey, Curator of Circus

Stop: Ca’ d’Zan with our guide Marissa Hershon, Curator

Stop: Museum of Art, Sarah Cartwright, Curator of Collections

Additional Support Provided by: Flint Stone Media

Special Thanks to: Britney Guertin, Communications & Content Manager for Visit Sarasota County

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Episode 20a: Finding Balance in Sarasota Preview

We are talking about Sarasota, which was rooted in the Ringling Brothers Circus! Glenn will give us some history before we chat with Britney Guertin, Communications & Content Manager with Visit Sarasota County. Then, we’ll catch up and hear what recently happened to Glenn when he was mowing the lawn. And, as always, we’ll get into a whole bunch of other fun Florida stuff, including Florida or Not, a Roaming Reporter segment from Izzy Jay of Reporting Live Podcast, Our List Fix, and a Hero of the Month. Plus, Jaime’s Palm Beach Podcasters Co-Organizer, Paul Desmond Adams, shares a hilarious story for the latest edition of FML. Listen in…

Did you miss Sarasota Part 1?

Episode 20b: Finding Balance in Sarasota, Part 1

 We are finding balance in Sarasota–investigating its circus heritage from the ground, the air, and everywhere in-between! Join us as Jaime gets all brave and flies high in a trapeze class. Glenn finally has his long-sought E-Bike tour, climbing a random tree house and hitting one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Add in some mouthwatering food, impromptu theater singalongs, new listeners, and old friends, and you have an amazing trip. And, in Part 2 on episode 20c, we will bring you the Ringling side of the town. Welcome to Sarasota! Listen in…

Our Adventure Agenda for Episodes 20b & 20c:

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The Agenda of Stops for Our 20th Adventure:

Let’s find balance in Sarasota and Siesta Key!!
Friday, July 19th

Saturday, July 20th

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Tour Guide: Glenn the Geek, Co-Host and Chief Fun Officer:

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