The Big Top
Fetish artist and pornographer Barney, also known as the Muckle Stoater, sits down to discuss niche kinks and paraphilias, as well as the ups, downs and weird roads to self-acceptance those of us with them can travel. Featuring a variety of voices from within the fetish community, hear the stories from those with some truly odd experiences to share, both light and dark. This podcast contains content only suitable for ages 18+. Follow Barney on Twitter & Instagram:
309: Every Serial Killer’s Dream feat. SexEdWithTim
April 16, 2024 • 41 MIN
This week, Barney’s a guest on the 'Sex Ed with Tim' podcast to discuss STIs, self-confidence and of course, clown sex! The two talk about the many ways they could die, their ever-growing stupidity and whether Princess Diana is still alive…
308: Mind Your Business feat. Andromeda Circus
April 9, 2024 • 61 MIN
After a week off to recover, Barney returns and is joined by Andromeda Circus to discuss art and performance in fetish. The two discuss sensual pleasure and delve into how utopian the world would be if people just minded their business.
Announcement - No Episode This Week
April 2, 2024 • < 1 MIN
A quick announcement just to say that this week's episode will not be going ahead due to illness.
307: Critter College feat. Pup Ace
March 26, 2024 • 71 MIN
This week, Barney is joined by Pup Ace who delves into the meaning of BDSM, why community and education matter, and being who you are. They cover self locking, balloon bondage and Ace's mentorship program for kinky critters.
306: The Big Top LIVE! @ CAPCon feat. NewsieBaby
March 19, 2024 • 67 MIN
This week, The Big Top comes to you live for the very first time as Barney & Newsie discuss CAPCon! Recorded without permission, this episode takes place in a hotel basement where the audience slowly get closer to the stage as staff rearrange the room behind them.
305: Fuck How You Wanna Fuck feat. Master Aaron
March 12, 2024 • 55 MIN
This week, Barney is joined by Master Aaron, owner of Fleshpot Films and the perverted mind behind its horror-based porn. Barney continues to vent his frustration at the lack of male clown porn while Aaron gives his personal insight into the escorting and porn industries.
304: BEANS! Part 2 feat. Coach Bator
March 5, 2024 • 54 MIN
This week, Barney gets horny as Coach starts to get in his head and discusses ideas for starting a clown porn site. They cover double standards on social media platforms and fan sites, as well as why goofy is sexy!
303: BEANS! Part 1 feat. Coach Bator
February 27, 2024 • 56 MIN
This week, Barney is joined by Coach Bator, who shares his experiences in the porn industry and the wild, dumb, kinky craziness that is 'Baloney'. They discuss all the clown porn they're gonna make once Barney gets on the casting couch and, of course, baked beans.
302: Toilet Talk feat. Draven Navarro
February 20, 2024 • 68 MIN
Porn actor Draven Navarro joins Barney this week to give his takes on beauty standards, the lack of male clown porn and the industry in general. He also takes time to sit on the toilet for the pleasure of such inclined listeners.
301: Money Me? feat. Pup Drengen
February 13, 2024 • 69 MIN
The Big Top is BACK! Season 3 officially kicks off with Pup Drengen coming on to discuss what makes a good findom, while Barney edits him into slandering the podcast. The two cover kinky meetup etiquette, why diapers are cool and everything from the Norwegian kink scene to wearing 24/7!
Bonus Episode: Naughty Stories
January 30, 2024 • 64 MIN
In a very special bonus episode, Barney returns to deliver some horny audio files, including hypnotic regression and a supervillain story. This episode includes two stories previously featured on the 'Newsie's Nook' podcast, as well as one never-before-heard story that was commissioned by a listener.
235: A Debauched Finale feat. Pup Emrys
November 28, 2023 • 61 MIN
Pup Emrys joins Barney this week to wrap up Season 2 and celebrate with a pizza party, looking at clown porn and many farts and burps! Emrys discusses his early origins as a kinkster, how he found his Master, pups, ABDLs, clown sex and Barney’s new job in a sex dungeon.
234: Epiphany
November 21, 2023 • 47 MIN
Alone in the studio this week, Barney bares his soul and gets vulnerable as he reflects on the year; discussing religion, suicide and some film analyses. Get your hippy glasses on and pull up a deckchair, we’re doing Philosophy 101.
233: So Many Pussies Have Been Popped feat. Scritch
November 14, 2023 • 62 MIN
In a very special episode, Scritch returns to The Big Top - Road Trip Edition - as he and Barney recap their time in Manchester during Doggy Weekend/Homobloc. They eat, drive, chat shit and discuss what they each got up to, all while they try and figure out what Barney’s sexuality is.
232: The Mythos of Leather feat. Glenn (@theartistminotaur)
October 31, 2023 • 60 MIN
In this week's extra SPOOKY (except not really) episode, Glenn joins Barney to debrief their recent play scene, discuss neurodivergence in kink and being transmasc in the leather scene. Barney shares his experience at New Action in Berlin and Glenn provides insight into the history of leather and origins of the elusive Old Guard.
231: Diagnosis Corner feat. Scritch
October 24, 2023 • 66 MIN
This week, Barney is joined by Scritch, who listens patiently while Barney complains about the weather, before the two discuss their plans for next week's Doggy Weekend in Manchester. The two talk about Scritch's kinky origins and share some personal stories involving drug use.
230: How Many Pokémon Fit in Your Ass? feat. Pup Gauge
October 17, 2023 • 59 MIN
Pup Gauge joins Barney this week to celebrate The Big Top’s belated one-year anniversary and discuss which and how many Pokémon they can fit in their anuses. They then cover soaking diapers and coming out, before Gauge seduces Barney with his red nose.
229: It Is My Moist (Part 2) feat. Pup Aero
October 10, 2023 • 64 MIN
This week, Pup Aero fuels Barney's puppet fetish by sharing the most incredible story about being an art piece in a gallery. The two also discuss coming out, twinks, community and education, all while Barney continues to drool over wanting to be a puppet.
228: Gay Dads & Darkrooms (Part 1) feat. Pup Aero
October 3, 2023 • 57 MIN
Pup Aero joins Barney this week to share his amazing story of finding community, guidance and attending Folsom SF as his first event. They talk about pup play and bondage, and Aero describes what why he loves ropework so much.
227: What’s Up With The Old Guard? feat. Kaiser
September 26, 2023 • 65 MIN
In this week’s episode, recorded just before Folsom, Kaiser joins Barney in full leather and squeaks about for some added ASMR. The two discuss master/slave dynamics, what being an educator has taught him and have a frank conversation about the leather scene.
226: Be Vulnerable & Gross (Part 2) feat. Lucky
September 19, 2023 • 59 MIN
In Part 2 of their discussion, Barney and Lucky talk about clown dicks and the aesthetic appeal of genitalia, as well as genital hygiene. Barney gets vulnerable about his dirty dick and the two get interrupted by a special visitor.
225: I’m Not A Neuroscientist (Part 1) feat. Lucky
September 12, 2023 • 55 MIN
After several mentions on the pod, Lucky finally joins Barney in the studio to talk sensuality, primal play and cover “gross” taboos. Fittingly, the two pick their noses, fart and burp on mic, all while cackling like hyenas, amidst brief moments of introspection.
224: I Like Sleeping feat. Pup Pinchy
September 5, 2023 • 64 MIN
After an unexpected brief interlude, The Big Top returns! Pup Pinchy joins Barney to talk about the Berlin fetish scene, dating within kink and what makes a good dom. They also talk about social media and starting out in the kink community.
223: Clownap Me feat. Pup Fidget
August 15, 2023 • 62 MIN
This week, Barney is joined by his little Pup Fidget to talk uniforms, pup play, evolving kink dynamics and being a dominant bottom. After Barney rants about the importance of kink at Pride, they discuss mental health, musk and why Fidget makes his Daddy so horny.
222: A Fetish For Musicals feat. Ben Biddick
August 8, 2023 • 70 MIN
This week, Barney is joined in the studio by inflation-aficionado Ben Biddick to talk all things rubber and balloony. Naturally, the conversation shifts focus to musicals, then quickly devolves into scat, piss & post-coital bliss.
221: It’s All Like An Elbow feat. Fetish Daddy
August 1, 2023 • 65 MIN
This week, Barney is joined by THE Fetish Daddy of Fetish Daddy Gear, who discusses how he fell into the world of leather and rubber making and goes into detail about some of the incredible designs they've created. The two then share some exciting news.
220: Oh Shit It's Coming feat. pie_guy_uk
July 25, 2023 • 61 MIN
This week, pie_guy_uk joins Barney under The Big Top to talk about clowning, smells, scat and even snot! They discuss how they met and how their parallel kinky journeys have shaped them today.
219: It's Bela Lugosi (Part 2) feat. SpacePupSilver
July 18, 2023 • 66 MIN
Continuing their conversation from last week, Barney and Silver talk casual kink, objectification and body modification. They even take a break from sending each other porn long enough to discuss horror films, Scooby-Doo and, of course, Digimon.
218: Insert CONTENT Here! (Part 1) feat. SpacePupSilver
July 11, 2023 • 64 MIN
SpacePupSilver joins Barney this week to talk about event exhaustion, fetish in art and what Silver terms 'fast fetish'. They discuss their own fetish fuel, as well as fear play and the role of trauma in kink.
217: Dishonour On Your Cow feat. Dunk the Sub
July 4, 2023 • 51 MIN
In this week’s special episode, The Big Top celebrates Pride in London, as Barney interviews his fellow perverts marching with Recon. Dunk the Sub returns to talk about self-confidence and shame, as well as objectification, piss play, dark rooms and what a potential clown event could look like.
216: What Kind Of Podcast Is This Anyway? feat. Dunk the Sub
June 27, 2023 • 68 MIN
The Big Top is back! After the short break, Barney returns to chat with Dunk the Sub, though neither can agree what type of podcast they’re on. Once they're done arguing about how they first met, they discuss gunge, affinity spaces, Barney’s phobia of lube and their recent MRM experiences.
215: Snap! You're it feat. Pup Snap
June 6, 2023 • 63 MIN
This week, Barney is joined by Puppy UK 2023 Runner-Up Pup Snap, who discusses his journey into the fetish community as kink photographer. Snap shares how he found his footing as a pup through Title Holder community and what Puppy UK means to him.
214: Fisting & Taxes feat. FFriendlyGuy
May 30, 2023 • 62 MIN
This week, Barney sits down with FFriendlyGuy to talk stretching, fisting and how to get started with what you have. Marc describes how to be safe with toys and explains how he came up with his own toy company, FriendlyToys.
213: Courage Play feat. Dad the Doberman
May 23, 2023 • 57 MIN
Dad the Doberman joins Barney this week to talk about shame, mixing kink aesthetics and being your authentic, weird self. They discuss the furry community, the philosophy of play and how Dad balances his dominant and submissive sides.
212: Bend Your Penis feat. Rbrlver
May 16, 2023 • 64 MIN
"Innocent little Alpha pup" Rbrlver joins Barney this week to talk rubber, torture and uses his hypnotic voice to gleefully play with his food. Once Barney's done squirming, they discuss bondage, rubber, consent, cosplay, VR, poppers and more!
211: The Healing Power of Kink feat. Master Dart
May 9, 2023 • 59 MIN
Master Dart joins Barney on the podcast to discuss what constitutes a leatherman and how he forged his own path from the Mister S catalogue to becoming a Master. Dart speaks frankly about sexual abuse and how kink can help to heal our wounds.
210: Clowning Around With Dad feat. Daddy of Degenerates
May 2, 2023 • 63 MIN
Daddy of Degenerates joins Barney under the Big Top this week and looks the part as he clowns up for the recording! The two discuss meeting at CAPCon, kinky clowning and accepting oneself as an ABDL.
209: Mukbanging feat. TeaJay & Little Puppy Jacey
April 25, 2023 • 62 MIN
In a more relaxed, ASMR-driven episode, Little Puppy Jacey returns with his partner TeaJay to embark on Barney's experimental food-based cultural exchange! Together, they sit down for a large meal of Korean and English cuisine and describe what they're eating whilst discussing some types of food play.
208: Therapy Bros feat. Jino the Stray
April 18, 2023 • 64 MIN
In this episode, Jino the Stray joins Barney to talk therapy, pancakes and poop. After Barney spoils the surprise of next week's episode, the two have a candid discussion about mental health, before Jino helps Barney uncover a drunken lost memory of sexual exploit at a leather bar.
207: Let's be Shady feat. NeonFrk
April 11, 2023 • 57 MIN
This week, Barney is joined by Pup Neon, who discusses growing up kinky, how he learnt to accept himself and how he proudly displays confidence in who he is. After covering the CAPCon talent show, Neon talks about being who you are, how Neon was born and what it was like coming out to his parents as a kinkster.
206: The CAP Wrap! feat. NewsieBaby
April 4, 2023 • 53 MIN
This week, Barney returns from Chicago and shares his CAPCon experience with NewsieBaby in a crossover with Newsie's Nook. Expect drama, scandal and a mildly exciting announcement!
205: Digi-Kink! feat. Leather Paladin
March 28, 2023 • 63 MIN
This week, Barney is joined by Leather Paladin, who talks all about collarships and kink families. Once the two are done geeking out over their mutual love of Digimon, they discuss Paladin's journey of self-acceptance and the importance of showing others they can be themselves.
204: Queers Are All Around You feat. Pup Maxim & Alpha Pup Bullet
March 21, 2023 • 58 MIN
Pups Maxim and Bullet join Barney under the Big Top this week to discuss all things CBT, dating apps and the state of sex education. They go on to talk about how kink brought them together and even share some of their experiences with conversion therapy and attending a Baptist college.
203: A Snake Shop? feat. dprstyle
March 14, 2023 • 66 MIN
In a first for The Big Top, Barney gets put in the hot seat by returning guest dprstyle, who asks him about his experiences in the Berlin kink scene as a foreigner. Barney details his very first event experience at Berlin's Quälgeist and why it's since become his favourite place in the world.
202: Bullying Newsie Part 2 feat. NewsieBaby
March 7, 2023 • 54 MIN
In Part 2 of the Season 2 premiere, Barney gets down to brass tacks with NewsieBaby, discussing the ins and outs of anal sex, douching and things they didn't know about going into it. Barney reveals some hostile opinions around music in the bedroom and the two makes some exciting plans for CAPCon!
201: Bullying Newsie Part 1 feat. NewsieBaby
March 7, 2023 • 49 MIN
The Big Top is BACK! In the first part of this week’s two-part season premiere, Barney gets NewsieBaby in the hot seat to talk about his kinky journey and their mutual excitement over attending CAPCon this year. Barney also discusses his growing desire to push his own limits, including his experience with chastity.
Bonus Episode: Clowning Around on Newsie's Nook
December 27, 2022 • 45 MIN
In a very special bonus episode, Barney delivers his appearance on 'Newsie's Nook' from back before he hosted his own podcast. Newsie asks Barney all about his fetish for clowns, from how it all started to some of his very first experiences meeting up with other kinksters to clown around.
120: Don't Bully Me, I'll Cum! feat. Pup Amour
December 20, 2022 • 66 MIN
In the final episode of Season 1, Barney invites PlayTyme CEO Pup Amour on to discuss the company's origins and the challenges kinksters face these days, before making an exciting announcement. After the break, the two discuss diversity and representation in kink and answer questions sent in by listeners!
119: The Importance of Lurking feat. Little Pup Max
December 13, 2022 • 61 MIN
Drake briefly returns to introduce Barney's next guest Little Pup Max, who shares his experiences in the pup and ABDL communities and discusses the importance of visibility. After the break, the pups chat more about headspace, how often they each like to get padded and the illusionary world of kinky social media.
118: I Have A Fantastic Willy feat. Pup Drake
December 6, 2022 • 66 MIN
This week Barney gets Pup Drake on the podcast to have an unhinged conversation about pup events, kinky relationships and the Addams Family. After the break, they talk more about Drake's wide array of kinks and maintaining kinky friendships.
117: Sticky Mess of Desperation feat. dprstyle
November 29, 2022 • 58 MIN
Hallo, Leute! This week, dprstyle joins Barney under the Big Top to talk about his journey into kink and early experiences, as well as his creative, fashionably branded diapers. After the break, they discuss the end of Twitter and what it means for the kink community, the importance of solidarity and of defending the visibility of kinksters.
116: Wholesome Softcore feat. Little Puppy Jacey
November 22, 2022 • 59 MIN
Arfy! This week, Barney is joined by Jacey to talk all about accessing little puppy space and building the confidence to be yourself. Jacey shares his coming out experience and gives advice on tackling nerves when attending events.
115: Big Shoes, Big Nose, Big Feet... feat. Bucko & Jack-O
November 15, 2022 • 63 MIN
Come one, come all and join the circus with Barney AKA DumBum as he clowns around with Bucko and Jack-O! The bozo boys talk clown sex, funny feet and have a right ol' laff as they ponder why this wonderful fetish has been such a well-kept secret.
114: Macho, Macho Bab! feat. Muscle Bard
November 8, 2022 • 52 MIN
This week, Barney sits down with Muscle Bard to discuss bodybuilding while wearing diapers and how his online presence came to be. After the break, Barney gets padded and the two talk more about building self-confidence as kinksters.
113: Down To Clown feat. Dusti Cunningham
November 1, 2022 • 64 MIN
This week, Barney is joined by photographer Dusti Cunningham, whose erotic stills grace many queer spaces. They talk at length about the role of fetish in art and Dusti's infamous clown shoots, all while Barney tries to contain his excitement.
112: Rubbery, Squishy Anthrophilic Gear-o-rama! feat. Rapido Frog
October 25, 2022 • 60 MIN
Barney sits down with Rapido to talk about his journey becoming a giant rubber frog. They discuss his origins as a furry, his gear collection and talk candidly about the furry community at large.
111: WRUFF! WRUFF! WRUFF!! ...ARF? feat. Support Pup Cooper
October 18, 2022 • 68 MIN
Cooper makes his way onto the pod to talk all things pup play, self-acceptance and why fetishists benefit from kink-specific coaching. After the break, the pups talk more about the benefits of wagging more and the bravery it takes to be yourself in public.
110: Clown Imagery feat. Rob Clarke
October 11, 2022 • 59 MIN
This week, Barney gets to sit down with artist Rob Clarke, whose beautifully perverted drawings have long captured his imagination and inspired much of his own work. Everything from clowns to monkeyboys gets discussed as they talk about kink in the world of art.
109: Scat & Vulvas & Humping, Oh My! feat. SexEdWithTim
October 4, 2022 • 67 MIN
After last week's episode, Barney decided to get in contact with Tim, a sex educator who talks all things anatomy and where our sex education falls short. Tim also shares some experiences of sex work and discusses why we need to be more open about kink in sex.
108: Should I Be Getting Fisted? feat. Chris
September 27, 2022 • 65 MIN
In an unexpected turn, this week's guest decides to speak candidly about why he's taking a step back from social media and the importance of prioritising one's mental health, with a reminder that what you see online isn't real. After the break, Barney and Chris touch on the importance of sexual health, sex education and community.
107: HEE-HAWWW!!! feat. DonkeyDope
September 20, 2022 • 62 MIN
HEE-HAWWW!!! In this episode, Barney is joined by DonkeyDope who talks all things donkeyboys and why they’re becoming so popular! After the break, they talk more about where transformation kinks come from and end with a good bray.
106: Robotic Lingerie feat. DiaperActive
September 13, 2022 • 62 MIN
This week, Barney and DiaperActive discuss the porn industry and a whole host of kinks, including robots, orcs and lingerie. After the break, they speak more on the origins of their fetishes and the DiaperActive event.
105: Getting Bro-Sat feat. Dan the Bro-Sitter
September 6, 2022 • 59 MIN
This week, Barney sits down with Dan the Bro Sitter to talk about his experiences with ageplay, gaining and hypnosis. After the break, Dan decides to get Barney padded and hypnotise him on mic.
104: For My Listeners
August 30, 2022 • 32 MIN
Now for something a little bit different. This week, Barney speaks on mental health and how difficult getting this podcast together was. Feel free to pair this episode with a glass (or bottle) of wine.
103: I Pee A LOT feat. Tonio
August 23, 2022 • 61 MIN
This week, Barney sits down with his friend Tonio to discuss all things ageplay and diapers. Toni shares some of his more bizarre experiences from being in the ABDL scene, all while his pet bird tries desperately to get on mic.
102: Perilous Vore feat. Funhouse Tyler
August 16, 2022 • 63 MIN
Barney's first guest, Funhouse Tyler, joins the circus to talk all about his fetish art and the origins of some of his kinks. Among the topics discussed are vore and the strange relationship fear has to kink.
101: Bare With Me
August 16, 2022 • 33 MIN
In this first episode, Barney lays out his intentions for The Big Top and talks about some of his embarrassing experiences within the wonderful world of kink and fetish. He discusses his own fetish for clowns and how he ended up a fetish artist and a podcaster.
The Big Top Trailer
August 2, 2022 • 1 MIN
The Big Top aims to discuss niche kinks and paraphilias with levity, covering all of the wonderful weirdness in the world of fetish and how we can all learn to accept ourselves for who we are, hosted by Barney AKA The Muckle Stoater. Tune in on Tuesday the 16th August for the first two episodes! This podcast contains content only suitable for ages 18+. Follow Barney on Twitter & Instagram: The Big Top is produced by PlayTyme Studios, the team behind the premiere marketplace and social community for kinksters and fetish lifestylers. Visit to learn more about their mission to de-stigmatise kink culture and provide various products and services tailored to these unique communities.