P.T. Barnum's Biggest Stars


P.T. Barnum worked with many performers. Perhaps the most famous was the diminutive General Tom Thumb. Barnum also promoted Swedish singer Jenny Lind, but his biggest act was Jumbo the Elephant, an African elephant he bought from the London Zoo.

Topics in this Podcast: American history, biographies, 19th century, P.T. Barnum, sideshows, circuses, hoaxes, U.S. history