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Episode #1 : Why saw a woman in half? What is the connection between a deck of cards & the calendar. Remote card location.

Episode #2: Espionage, jealousy & murder among magicians. Adam calls his arch nemesis Richard Vegas.

Episode #3:The first aircraft pilot down under was a magician and a live random number challenge via phone.

Episode #4: Bar stunts, Alice Cooper as a magician and magic used in pop concerts.

Tuesday
Jan122016

PERSI DIACONIS :: THE 7TH AVE PROJECT

"In July of 2014, Persi Diaconis was a guest on the . 7th Avenue Project Podcast. Created by producer Robert Pollie, the 7th Avenue Project is a weekly radio show for the seriously curious.

Description: When he was 14, Persi Diaconis ran away from home to become one of the world’s great magicians. Now he’s a world-class mathematician, and his two professions have more in common than you might think. Persi and I had a very entertaining conversation about his careers in show biz and academe, covering topics such as: -His friendships with other magicians, including Ricky Jay, Randi and Dai Vernon -Some surprisingly profound mathematical card tricks -Why science needs statisticians -Duping others and being duped himself -Why he’s so secretive about his magic

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Monday
Jan112016

COPPERFIELD INTERVIEWS HOMER LIWAG

Friday
Jan082016

ABOVE & BEYOND: A VISIT WITH COPPERFIELD

Wednesday
Jul082015

MARCO TEMPEST :: MODERN MAGICIAN

Marco Tempest was just profiled by Forbe's Mafazing in an article titled. "Modern Magician Turns To Tech For New Age Of Illusions"

In the article, Marco says, "The overarching theme of my work is to take something that is barely possible and tell a story with it to show the possibility of that technology. Then, I use that possibility to tell a story. Hopefully that story will become a conversation starter."

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Monday
Feb232015

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS :: OSCAR ILLUSION

Sunday
Jan252015

WHY PENN & TELLER NEED EACH OTHER

Penn & Teller were featured in a very nice segment on CBS Sunday Morning on January 25, 2015. 

Among the many topics covered:

Teller on why his character is silent:

"Not speaking is just about the most intimate thing that you can do," Teller said.

"Intimate in terms of ..." said Cowan.

"See? You felt like you had to speak. If we just stop, and look at each other, Oh gosh, that gets intimate fast, and that's what I feel when I'm on stage."

Penn on their relationship:

"Teller and I never got along," Penn said. "We never had a cuddly friendship. It was a very cold, calculated relationship where we thought we do better stuff together than we do separately."

"So it was almost a matter of necessity?" Cowan asked.

"Well, it turns out that respect lasts longer than affection."

Read the complete story at CBS.com

 

Monday
Jan192015

MNW 340 :: MAT FRANCO

Among the top stories of 2015 in the world of magic was Mat Franco's winning the ninth season of "America's Got Talent."  

Keep in mind that 73 magicians or magic acts have appeared on the whow over the years including the Pendragons, Kevin James, Murray Sawchuck, Michael Grasso, Nathan Burton, Brett Daniels, Rudy Coby, Bizarro and many more.  

Mat became interested in magic after seeing a special featuring several magicians when he was only a few years old and immediately began performing for his class at show and tell.  The rest as they say is history.

 

 

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Sunday
Jan182015

RICKY JAY'S MAGICAL NEW YORK

Promoting the premier of the documentary "Deceptive Practice" on the PBS series "American Masters," the NY Post posted this article on Ricky Jay's Magical New York: READ THE ORIGINAL HERE

Was I ever tempted to be a con man or a card shark? Yes,” says Ricky Jay, who overcame temptation to become one of the greatest sleight-of-hand artists of all time.

Born Richard Jay Potash in 1948, the Brooklyn native’s parlayed his way with cards into a career as an actor, writer, historian and collector.

“My peregrinations are hard to establish,” says Jay, who, throughout his travels, has held onto his place on the Upper West Side. He’s also the first magician to materialize on PBS’ American Masters series: “Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice” airs Friday. This is his magical New York.

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Tuesday
Jan062015

MNW 339 :: 2014 MAGIC YEAR IN REVIEW

In this episode of the MagicNewswire's "Spirit of Magic" podcast, we take a look back at 2014 and a peek ahead at 2015.

Genii Magazine Associate Editor Dustin Stinnett leads the way with his always amazing recaps of the previous year of magic news in review, but we are also joined by many special guests along the way.

My cohosts are Chase Goforth, Cameron Ramsay, and David Kaye.

Special Guests include Dan Sperry, Jonathan Pendragon, Mike Caveney, Tina Lennart and more. Happy New Year everyone!  

 

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Thursday
Sep042014

MNW338: SOL STONE

On this episode of the Magic Newswire Spirit of Magic podcast I am thrilled to be joined by the ultimate "Underground Magician." For more than 50 years, Sol Stone has been referred to as "the magician's magician." In May of this year, Sol was named "Magician of the Year" by the Parent Assembly of the Society of American Magicians, Assembly #1 in NYC. Sol is best known as a coin magician, teacher and mentor to generatons of performers. Join David Roth, Jeff McBride, myself and other guests for this fascinating conversation. You will hear tales of Howard Thurston, Dai Vernon, Flosso, Paul LePaul, Jerry Openheimer, Ed Balducci, Tarbell, Jean Hugard, Slydini and many more!  



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