Episode 4 Jumps Through Hoops

Episode 4: The Circus Performers

OpeRATives infiltrate the circus. While acting as spies, Blister, Muck, and Madam Putreska encounter three beasts capable of unraveling their animal rescue operation.

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For the curious, learn more about the history of circuses:

“America’s Big Circus Spectacular Has a Long and Cherished History” by Janet M. Davis

Additional circus history

PBS American Experience: The Circus, Pt 1

PBS American Experience: The Circus, Pt 2

Special thanks to Roland Rudzitis for serving up the Blister and Muck theme song. Additional music from John Bartmann and Kevin MacLeod. From freesound.org, Gregor Quendel provided the cheers, Jay You brought the circus band, mickfire cranked the generators, DJ Froyd made the panther growl, and Jack Murray brought the river. Other stock sounds from the public domain. Mike Koenig crafted the scary ambiance. The real magic of this show comes from my family, friends, and fans. One for one and all for you!

Featured image “Circus” by Chris Marchant CC BY 2.0, Flickr

By jenmichellemason

Jenny is a story hunter. She has explored foreign countries, canyon mazes, and burial crypts to gather the facts that make good stories. Once, she sniffed a 200-year-old skull...for research purposes. Jenny received an M.Phil from Trinity College Dublin and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA. She has authored nearly 20 STEM books for young readers. Her inquisitive and funny nonfiction articles have appeared in Mountain Flyer, Cobblestone, and Muse magazines. Jenny also works as a freelance copy writer for nonprofits and small businesses.