Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast

Most performers who have gone on the road reached a point where it was inevitable, as an artist they could not continue without setting out beyond their locale. What was the turning point and why?

This season on ‘Pony Pod’ burlesque dancer, music hall vaudevillian, vedette and entrepreneur Miss Mary Jane Green sits down with ten performance artists from a wide array of genres to discuss their artistic pursuits, the moment travel began and the impact it had on both their professional and personal lives.

Episodes

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Anastasia Arsenic

March 24, 2021

Anastasia Arsenic, "The Poison You Love to Drink" sits down with MJ to talk about her start as a child with 'The Little Red Truck' productions, Montana vs. Texas cultural differences, Third Rail Project in NYC, her infamous "I'm Wicked" mermaid dress, what it was like coaching at a University, teac…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Mayo Lua de Frenchie

March 10, 2021

Mayo Lua de Frenchie has been killing the burlesque game since 2012 with a background in several traditional dance and martial arts genres spanning 5 decades. Mayo is a co-producer of the Messtival and the Whiskey Sisters, founded Rise of the Goddess Burlesque classes and has choreographed for perf…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Miss Something Blue

March 10, 2021

Something Blue is an active member and associate producer of The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue from Austin, TX. Since joining the Jigglewatts as an official member in 2015, Blue has performed all around Texas and across the country with the troupe, touring the west coast 6 times and performing as a t…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performera Podcast Featuring Jazida

March 3, 2021

Australian sensation Jazida sits down with MJ to talk about learning the hard way, her love of travel stemming from her unusual childhood, being the first performer on the first night of BHOF (no pressure!), dealing with the unexpected on stage and her online worldwide available courses through the…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Viktor Devonne

March 3, 2021

Viktor Devonne sits down with MJ to talk about shadow casts, his five year residency in NYC, all things WEBurlesque, flash fiction, what it meant to become Mr. Hollywood Burlesque and Sammy. Who is Sammy? Tune in to find out.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Anastacia Vulgar

March 3, 2021

Anastacia Vulgar sits down with MJ to talk about her travels, her brainchild Hot in Topeka, becoming a doula and new Mommy as well as her fundraising efforts for the Historic Jayhawk Theatre.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Pony Poison

Feb. 24, 2021

Tune in as MJ sits down with Pony Poison to discuss her love of ballet, how she ended up in Vegas, being a published author, randomly seeing a sign for a pole class, and how a Tinder date ended up becoming her first burlesque experience. Did you know a stage pole is 'like being the tuba in band'? L…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Lola Loquacious

Feb. 17, 2021

MJ sits down with Lola Loquacious to talk about meeting pets we've loved on the internet, traveling the Midwest, Team Lola, being comfortable in one's own skin, self love, body positivity and finding the journey within a song.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring MaryLynn Mayhem

Feb. 10, 2021

MJ sits down with MaryLynn Mayhem to talk about hilarious memorable mishaps, her 3-D base pasties, Theatre Bizarre, BHOF, The Thatch Tiki Game and more. Did I mention we are from the same hometown? Shout out to June's Dancewear of Arlington, TX!

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Lacy Knickers

Nov. 25, 2020

Lacy Knickers, who also performs as Nick Lacy, sits down with MJ to talk about Booklover's Burlesque, producing, handling a medical emergency in a country where you do not speak the language, creating a Living History series, playwriting, "Fuck - it goes with the erotica" and Target luggage, to nam…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Arty Dodger & Miss Bayou Betsy

Nov. 5, 2020

Recently married (since this recording) dynamic duo Arty Dodger & Miss Bayou Betsy share the mic to sit down with MJ discussing their native Louisiana, their shared enthusiasm for vintage aesthetics, juggling, vaudeville, pinup, burlesque and a ton more. Lots of laughs and fun. Congratulations on t…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Vesper Valentine

Nov. 5, 2020

Vesper Valentine, Producer and Performer from Nelson, British Columbia sits down with MJ to talk about the best way to pack straight from an ex-flight attendant, the importance of BurlyCon, making & maintaining lifelong friendships with likeminded humans and her brainchild The Kootenay Burlesque Fe…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Janie Slash

Oct. 28, 2020

Janie Slash sits down with MJ to talk about all the things, literally, Deadly Sins Sideshow & Burlesque, World of Wonders, paranormal investigation stories, her YouTube show Ghost Babes, Burlesque Bingo, traveling all over the place and that time we both found ourselves in Cleveland and got togethe…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Nocturness

Oct. 28, 2020

New Zealand avant-garde performance artist Nocturness talks to MJ about her conceptual pieces, how personal her acts are to her, making her audience think, creating the incredibly inclusive event in Auckland Nocturne Sanctum, her travels in several genres, how they both met at the New Zealand Burle…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Kate Curran

Oct. 21, 2020

Accomplished Jazz vocalist Kate Curran sits down with MJ to talk about recording at the Capitol Records bldg, performing on a float during Mardi Gras, studying at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, what it was like living in Amsterdam with her family & how a temp gig with Louis Prima Jr & the Witnesse…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Burps the Clown

Oct. 14, 2020

Queen of Flames Burps the Clown sits down with MJ to talk about how she grew as an artist, the troupes she is in, her duo work her husband, performing at The Southern Sideshow Hootenanny, balancing home, show & muggle life as well as her love of costume creation and where she pulls inspiration from…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Nick T'Vegan

Oct. 7, 2020

3rd times the charm (?) Hilarious multi recordings with sideshow persona Nick T'Vegan, Breaker of Audio. Brought to you by ice cold refreshing Topo Chico from the loudest man in show business - I would expect nothing less. This interview is full of non sequiturs but it's a lot of fun to listen to u…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Delta Rae Dixon

Oct. 7, 2020

Festival producer and performer Delta Rae Dixon sits down with MJ to talk about being the sparkle queen, developing her troupe the Beehive Broads, navigating Utah's blue laws, creative costuming with secondary reveals, her reign as Miss Gay Utah 2017-2018, being a rock nerd, nighttime star gazing, …

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Foxworth Vorn

Oct. 7, 2020

The Master Weirdo Peacock, who also happens to be the #1 Boylesque dancer in Philly, Foxworth Vorn sits down with MJ to talk about his 15+ years in adult entertainment before moving into burlesque after years of research, being a nerd at heart and how burly as an artform complements his tastes, gro…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Carine Carioca

Sept. 30, 2020

In Nouméa, New Caledonia Carine Carioca is a dancer/producer doing amazing things! She sits down with MJ to talk about the Nouméa Burlesque Festival, her burlesque school, the Cultural Exchange program her festival has with both the Australian and the New Zealand Burlesque Festivals as well as taki…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Annie-Mae Allure

Sept. 30, 2020

Performer/Producer extraordinaire Annie-Mae Allure sits down with MJ to talk about performing in Italian shoppe windows, the art of storytelling, a loose definition of what nerdlesque truly is as well as the realities of gatekeeping and being the performer you want to see in the world.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Kelsie Koziol

Sept. 30, 2020

World traveling multi-talented artist Kelsie Koziol sits down with MJ to discuss the intricacies of traveling with fire apparatus, touring over 18 countries, her experience of going over & performing as a solo artist in Dubai, providing dance support all over the world with the likes of Weezer, Kis…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Dickie Smalls

Sept. 23, 2020

The oddly adorable Dickie Smalls sits down with MJ to talk about how he set up his persona years before he started & wasn't even sure he would, being an audience member of a phenomenal competition show that inspired him to give it a go, the difficulty of accounting for time zones when traveling bac…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Nell Fox

Sept. 23, 2020

Multi-talented Nell Fox sits down with MJ to discuss life as an ex-pat in Seoul, performing in & marketing shows in an extremely conservative country with the first burlesque troupe in Korea WhiteLies BurlesqueRevue, her voiceover work and that time she was flown half way around the world to have h…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Honey Cocoa Bordeauxx

Sept. 16, 2020

Multi-talented Honey Cocoa Bordeauxx sits down with MJ to reminisce how they met, growing up on a woman's university campus, how burlesque as a community opened itself to her, becoming an international performer and her show The Vintage Cocktail Hour.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Mae de la Rue

Sept. 16, 2020

Australian Burlesque dancer Mae de la Rue sits down with MJ to talk about her experiences working all over Australia, that time she lived in Texas, the connection they both have to a Girl Scout camp, her business The Muse School of Burlesque and that time she performed on the high seas on the Burle…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Sapphire Reign

Sept. 16, 2020

Draglesque artist Sapphire Reign sits down with MJ to talk about the differences between performing in Korea versus the States, living as an ex-pat during Quarantine, how they began performing, their adventures as a sexy caterpillar, their favorite drag artists and what drag as an artform means to …

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Pistol Holliday

Sept. 9, 2020

Multi-talented powerhouse Pistol Holliday, who lives dually between Amarillo and Las Vegas, sits down with MJ to talk about being a bar owner in the Panhandle, growing up in El Paso, the importance of surrounding yourself with people who want you to succeed, various side hustles, red carpet experie…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Sasparilla Foxx

Sept. 8, 2020

Spunky ballerina-turned-award-winning-burlesquer Sasparilla Foxx sits down with MJ to talk about what it was like growing up at a ballet live-in school, her transition to professional dancing, the performer's life of many no's that gets one to the yes, what life is really like on a cruise ship as w…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Chris Oh!

Sept. 2, 2020

The #14 performer in the world, Chris Oh!, sits down with MJ to talk about his move to Europe where he currently ranks as the #1 performer, his experience owning a dance company that did interdisciplinary works in his native New Zealand, imposter syndrome & self development, redefining how 'masculi…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Chola Magnolia

Sept. 2, 2020

The Inaugural Queen of the Noire Pageant, Chola Magnolia, sits down with MJ to talk about building momentum, the power of continuing to apply, Brown South, Fat Bottom Cabaret and Midnight Menagerie.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Takillya Sunrise

Sept. 2, 2020

Producer performer Takillya Sunrise sits down with MJ to talk about burlesque in Alabama, how she decided to start her own troupe Camellia Bay Burlesque LLC, returning to her childhood home of San Francisco on tour and being the first to have a live band burlesque show to standing room only in her …

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Twirlisha Devine

Aug. 26, 2020

The Black Gold Goddess Twirlisha Devine sits down with MJ to discuss radical honesty, the pandemic and how it has changed us, her connection to the vaccine, the past recordings of her podcast 'Showgirl Sunday Dinner' and what they mean to her now. As well as packing like Merlin and asking the quest…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Crocodile Lightning

Aug. 26, 2020

Putting the Bangkok in Burlesque, crowd favorite Crocodile Lightning sits down with MJ to discuss their unique start in burlesque through a class confusion, self love through performance art (it's not Zumba), bringing their whole self to art making and owning their transgender identity.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Chris Ruggiero

Aug. 19, 2020

One man variety artist, content creator and author Chris Ruggiero sits down with MJ to discuss his transition from the stage to his experimental laboratory 'Between Dreams', incorporating podcasts, on air acoustic sessions and short films. He talks about our everyday dreams, taking action and offer…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Fay Loren

Aug. 19, 2020

Holland's biggest burlesque dancer Fay Loren sits down with MJ to talk about her newly upgraded gorgeous champagne glass, frequently cycling in town to shows, recovering from foot surgery, starting burlesque in high school, working with Ellen von Unwerth and artistic life in the Netherlands.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring RedBone

Aug. 12, 2020

Your Reigning Princess of Burlesque, RedBone, sits down with MJ to talk about her multiple-starts in Burlesque, the origin of her name, a few of her amazing travel stories, her spot-on Foxy Tann impersonation as well as the trials & tribulations of a being a career performer.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Eva Strangelove

Aug. 12, 2020

Current Austinite & New Zealand native Eva Strangelove sits down with MJ to talk about how she came to live in the US on a whim, her incredible work ethic in creating the ‘bullwhip tango’ with Justin F Credible, traveling the world with that act, overcoming a life-threatening illness and making Tex…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Abby Cadabra

Aug. 12, 2020

Houston Burlesque fixture and resident showgirl Abby Cadabra sits down with MJ to talk about the trajectory of her career, getting over COVID, her current project ‘The Quarantiners’ and the need for spreading love during the Pandemic.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Miss Betsy Rose

Aug. 5, 2020

Consistently one of the top burlesque performers in the UK Miss Betsy Rose sits down with MJ to talk about her life in London, the trajectory of her career in relation to her background in the arts and her love of nostalgia. Plus the cutest story about her dog stealing the limelight!

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Chris Mysterion

Aug. 5, 2020

Chris Mysterion, the Dr. of Mentalism, sits down with MJ to talk about his multiple appearances on America's Got Talent, what it felt like to win 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'. his oddities collection and being half of The Sentimentalists duo. Oh yes and he reads her mind!

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Diesel Darling

Aug. 5, 2020

"Danger Barbie" aka Diesel Darling sits down with MJ to talk about how she stumbled into the burly world through pole, sparkler tits, competing for Best Debut at BHOF and what it was like to travel half way across the world on relatively short notice.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Vixen DeVille

July 29, 2020

Vixen DeVille, award-winning multi-talented performer extraordinaire, sits down with MJ to talk magic, changing countries of residency, why you need to travel with duct tape and how much fun she had filming herself as an elephant in the abandoned LA Zoo for the expanded creativity afforded with onl…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Lady Sapphire Noir

July 29, 2020

Lady Sapphire Noir sits down with MJ to talk about her love of singing, her experiences heading up an Armenian rock band, how she came to Burlesque through her husband, Lord Sapphire's insistence, the reason he learned to sew and the surprising history of cookie monster.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Margot Lugosi

July 22, 2020

Margot Lugosi, the small town showgirl, sits down with MJ to talk about how her troupe The Fabulous Funcie Femmes came to fruition, being a lifelong dancer, teaching at the amazing Cornerstone Center for the Arts in the old Masonic Temple, how much they both love hair pieces and how her troupe and …

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Sophia Von Syren

July 22, 2020

South African beauty Sophia Von Syren sits down with MJ to talk about burlesque as a healing art form, Burlesque in Capetown, the Croatian Burlesque & Cabaret Festival, the reality of working in a different currency and her fascinating IGTV series, "What's Your Signature!"

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Raphael De La Getto

July 22, 2020

Colorado Boylesque dancer and wrestler Raphael De La Getto aka Arik Angel sits down with MJ to explain how burlesque and wrestling are very similar, his vile and evil wrestling character, how much fun it really is to play his persona and the art of building props while owning a Jeep. Raphael puts t…

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast Featuring Satori Circus

July 22, 2020

There is no summary - it is a stream of consciousness flow between two artist humans talking about life, passion and teaching - not necessarily in that order.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Geoff with a G

July 15, 2020

Sideshow artist, mentalist and humorist Geoff with a G is interviewed about how his life turned to performance, how he found happiness and discovered purpose in the face of personal tragedy while using Art to heal.

Pony Pod - A Traveling Performers Podcast featuring Matt Finish

July 15, 2020

Mr. Exotic World 2015 Matt Finish sits down with MJ to discuss his incredible story of joining Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo that sent him traveling all over the world, why he chose Tucson, AZ, how he discovered the world of BurlyQ and his Burlesque Hallway of Fame.

About the Host

Miss Mary Jane Green

Miss Mary Jane Green, internationally touring performance artist & music hall vaudevillian, pulls inspiration from Weimar Kabarett, UFA German Expressionism & early Hollywood cinema. She evokes the glory days of titillating cabaret appearing on stages across the US, Canada, New Zealand & Europe. Having performed for the majority of her life, she is a member of SAG/AFTRA/AEA studying at Circle in the Square Theater School on Broadway and holds a Master's degree in Drama.
Her background in ballet, jazz and the theatrical design arts combined with her vast experience acting & traveling informs her unique aestheticism. Miss Mary Jane’s scholarly pursuits specialize in Berlin's risqué cabaret scene during the Weimar Republic. She is a life long vintage enthusiast continuing in a classic vein with the hope of keeping bygone retro entertainment alive.
Miss Mary Jane Green is known as “The Trouser Tent Teaser”; prepare to have your tent popped!