... know that you're scared of clowns.

But it's what they do anyway. After touring the world as performers -- they met while performing for children in Afghanistan and got married at a circus festival in China -- they'll be spending the fall and winter of 2012-2013 getting a chance to perform on their home turf -- New York City -- as the only clowns in this year's Big Apple Circus. So, how does a nice girl with a degree from Princeton end up becoming a globetrotting clown? And what was the admissions process for Barnum and Bailey's clown college? Listen to find out more.

As you click through the photos below, you'll find bonus audio that couldn't fit into the produced package.

How to Run Away to the Circus by maryeharris

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