Episode #053 – The Barker

Episode #053 – The Barker

It’s a forgotten art today, but then so is the carnival and the traveling circus, I suppose. The spectacle and the glamor of trapeze artists, wild animal tamers, and the fat lady, riding into town on the backs of wild (or not so wild) elephants.

The scene was from another world, another time, and once yogi paid your fare you were in the capable hands of the ringmaster.

But who got you through the front door? Who described the thrills and the chills of what lie just steps away through the grimy red and white stripes of the traveling circus tent?

Who separated you from your money?

Today’s hero; the Barker. Today on Hero Obscura.



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