By day, Jack Lepiarz is a mild-mannered reporter for WBUR. After hours, he’s Jacques Ze Whipper. OK, not “after hours,” necessarily, but he’ll have his act in full-swing at this year’s King Richard’s Faire, where he’ll attempt to break a Guinness World Record. I talked to Jack about his training, his background, and how the hell a 7-year-old develops a fascination with whips.

Click here for tickets to this year’s King Richard’s Faire, which kicks off on Saturday, September 5. And click here for video of Jacques and his flaming whip from atop the Boston Globe!