11 episodes

Join professional performers Olivia Harding, Nicole Skelly, and Victoria Van Arnam for backstage chats about the renaissance festival industry.

Ren Talks Ren Talks

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Join professional performers Olivia Harding, Nicole Skelly, and Victoria Van Arnam for backstage chats about the renaissance festival industry.

    Hypnotized Jousting

    Hypnotized Jousting

    Interview with professional hypnotist Amye Scharlau about performing at renaissance festivals, hypnosis and slow-motion action sequences. 

    • 28 min
    Chats and Q&A

    Chats and Q&A

    Life on the road and Random Questions from the Audience!  Olivia Harding from Music the Gathering, Nicole Skelly of The Gwendolyn Show, Victoria Van Arnam of The Lady Victoria.

    • 52 min
    The Flying Grovel

    The Flying Grovel

    In this episode of Ren Talks, our hosts are joined by Dr. Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans, author of “Renaissance Festivals: Merrying the Past and Present”.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Weirdos with Animals

    Weirdos with Animals

    Melissa Arleth of Cirque du Sewer chats about her experience on America’s Got Talent, the plague pivot, and the resilience of the Renaissance faire community.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Skill Junkie

    Skill Junkie

    Melissa Arleth of Cirque du Sewer is our featured guest on the sixth episode of Ren Talks, where she will chat about rodents, felines, and martians with Olivia Harding from Music the Gathering, Nicole Skelly from The Gwendolyn Show, Victoria Van Arnam of The Lady Victoria.

    • 58 min
    Toot Some Doodles

    Toot Some Doodles

    Who gravely injured themselves while doing the Gangnam Style dance? Who had to scare away a child who spat at her on stage? Who was forced to improvise with an electric clarinet player? Who performed in a speakeasy discotheque hidden in a vegan pizzeria?

    Kaitlin Chin from Draiku and Cirque du Nuit returns to Ren Talks to discuss weirdest performances, bizarre audience moments, and what it's like to be a performer in quarantine with Olivia Harding from Music the Gathering, Nicole Skelly from The Gwendolyn Show, and Victoria Van Arnam of The Lady Victoria.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

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Huzzah

Great podcast host are great and crazy talented. Really enjoying learning more about world they occupy. I’ve been missing live music and performance arts this past year and this helps .

Jbroooooody ,

This podcast is a lot of fun!

These three women are some of the hardest working entertainers on the Renaissance faire circuit today. Coming from three different backgrounds, it’s really cool to hear stories and give us a peek behind the scenes. If you enjoy ren faires, music, or the arts in general, you will love this podcast! Can’t wait to hear more!

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