It’s 1944, it’s Hartford Connecticut and this may be the most horrible episode we’ve ever done. 
In what grisled old circus types are already calling the Greatest Podcast on Earth, join Phil Jerrod and Phil Lucas as they discuss the truly terrible Hartford Circus Fire - the awesome conflagration that descended on the good people of Connecticut one beautiful summers day in July.
Should they have used petrol to waterproof the tent. Nope. No. Absolutely not. 

TRIGGER WARNING. This is a bad one, and it gave both of us a bit of a shock. Seriously, one of the worst. So proceed with caution. It involves children being burned alive. 

Written by Phil Lucas

Edited by Phil Jerrod

Music by Steve Adam

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The Life of Reilly | 13 Hartford Circus Fire


744 subscribers  This video is part 13 of The Life Of Reilly, starring Charles Nelson Reilly.   In this segment Charles explains a traumatizing moment from his childhood, as he recalls the day he witnessed a circus tent bun to the ground.

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