American Carnival: Barnum Project P.T. Barnum, reimagined by an honors first-year seminar at Worcester State University

December 4, 2014  

P.T. Barnum and his side show collection. The American Museum in New York welcomes the Bearded Lady of Geneva!

December 4, 2014  

How Barnum got the nickname "Prince of Humbug."

December 4, 2014  

This episode is about one of the many natural curiosities Barnum had in his museums.  His famous Woolly Horse was a popular exhibit, but was the horse actually one of a kind?

December 4, 2014  

Jenny Lind, "the Swedish Nightingale," engaged in a $150,000 contract with P. T. Barnum to sing on tour in America. This episode describes the excitement over Jenny Lind's 1850 arrival in New York City.

December 4, 2014  

Become one of the hundreds of onlookers who watched Barnum's "Brick Man" perform a fairly peculiar task!

December 4, 2014  

Listen to this informational, jaw-dropping episode on P. T. Barnum's horrific 1865 museum fire.

December 4, 2014  

Be inspired by this tall tale of love and tragedy involving one of the tallest women to grace the face of the earth -- the one, the only Anna Swan.

December 4, 2014  

This episode discusses Barnum's first day running his own circus. It goes through the troubles -- and triumphs -- of the beginning of Barnum's circus life.

December 4, 2014  

Take a trip to the small town of Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1875. A new mayor has just been elected, a mayor named Barnum.

December 4, 2014  

Jumbo was the most famous elephant and admired by millions around the world.  However, one tragic night changed everything.

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