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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.

Recent 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 …

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, f…

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 co…

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…

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 burlesqu…

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 son…

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 Dancew…

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…

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, pi…

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 frie…

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 t…

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…

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 Am…

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 a…

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. T…

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 r…

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, be…

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 …

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 gat…

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 Duba…

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 g…

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 voi…

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…

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 Sc…

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 cat…

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 wi…

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…

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…

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…

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 wha…

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 …

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 a…

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, …

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 …

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 th…

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…

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.…

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 Sentim…

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 …

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 ele…

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 se…

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 …

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 …

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 hi…

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 w…