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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.

Thursday
Dec262013

IS THE ANTICONJUROR REALLY SANTA CLAUS?

You be the judge after watching this video from our pal Dan Sperry:

In case you missed our previous chat with Dan & Rudy Coby, you can find the podcast at THIS LINK

Thursday
Dec122013

CONJURING ARTS PRESENTS: THE PIDDINGTONS

Our friends over at the Conjuring Arts Research Center are continuously deliving amazing content.  Among their recent exehibitions is a vintage recording of a husband and wife mentalism team. From ConjuringArts.org:
Here’s a full recording of The Piddington’s – a husband and wife team who gained worldwide fame performing a telepathy routine that bordered on the supernatural. You can find out more about them by reading the  fascinating biographical piece that Barry Wiley contributed to our historical journal Gibecière, Vol. 8, No. 2. Here’s a full recording of The Piddington’s – a husband and wife team who gained worldwide fame performing a telepathy routine that bordered on the supernatural. You can find out more about them by reading the fascinating biographical piece that Barry Wiley contributed to our historical journal Gibecière, Vol. 8, No. 2.

Thursday
Dec122013

DID IRMA GO TO CHICAGO FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

If you've ever been to the Magic Castle, then you know all about their ghostly piano player, Irma. Well, it appears that Irma or one of her cousins took a trip to Chicago for the holidays! Enjoy!

 

Friday
Oct182013

COPPERFIELD SAYS, "PENN JILLETTE IS A BAD GUY"


And HERE IS THE EXPLANATION Also see:

Monday
Oct142013

MNW181 :: PAUL VIGIL :: RECOVERED

Here's another chat recovered from the Magic Newswire podcast archive: Paul Vigil has often been referred to as "the best close-up magician in Las Vegas". He's a free thinker and an explorer of the mind of both the performer and the spectator.  Above all else he's a man who loves the art of magic. With an intensity that engages the most cynical of audiences, Paul has become a "Must see!" in a city known for it's ruthlessness towards performers. "I'm here to be the best--not only at what I do, but at what can be done--period. I want my audience to experience something they've never experienced ever before. I want them to feel something they've never felt before. I want my audiences to believe something they've never believed before; until they walk away from my show."  I our interview we explore why magic is so important to him and what secret project he's working on in Las Vegas.

 LISTEN TO MY INTERVIEW WITH PAUL VIGIL:

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Wednesday
Oct092013

MNW 65 :: JOSHUA JAY :: RECURRECTED

JOSHUA JAYIn the Fall of 2008, I was joined on the Magic Newswire's "Spirit of Magic" podcast by Joshua Jay who appeared on the cover of the November issue of Magic Magazine. Josh talks about the differences between publishing his first book at the age of seventeen and the release of his new book "Magic : The Complete Course." In addition, Jay discusses his ideas with regard to the creation of original magic and the ways in which a magician can impact the way the spectator views the performance.

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Monday
Sep302013

JUST BECAUSE CARSON ROCKS : MEET EL MOULDO


Who can identify "The Ringer?"
Wednesday
Sep112013

HARRY ANDERSON APPEARS IN TEXAS

The Dallas Observer recently profiled Harry Anderson as he was set to make an appearance at this year's Texas Association of Magicians conference.

 In the article, Harry was quoted saying: "Everyone's life would be improved if they do could one great magic trick," said Anderson, winding up. "And tell one great joke, play one tune on the piano and do one great origami fold."

In case you missed them the first time around, you can listen to my interviews with Harry below:

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Wednesday
Sep112013

RICHARD TURNER DOCUMENTARY IN THE WORKS

Magic Newswire readers will already be familiar with the work of Richard "The Cheat" Turner and will likely have heard my interview with him. According to an article from TheRivardReport.com, a biographer is putting the finishing touches ona biougraphy about his life and there is a documentary in the works currently titled "Dealt."

According to the article, "What he’s most interested in getting out of the film project – besides being able to spread his inspirational message – is being a guinea pig of sorts for medical doctors. Turner has developed a rare condition that allows him to “see with my mind’s eye,” he said. “It’s like looking at a kaleidoscope … I see the most brilliant colors and shapes … and can arrange them into phone numbers (or words)… or complex building plans so I can remember them later.” All thanks to his eidetic (photographic) memory."

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Wednesday
Sep112013

GET HOUDIN'S "SECRETS OF CONJURING AND MAGIC" FREE!

The Secrets of Conjuring and Magic is one of the iconic instructional books on magic. Written in 1868 by the father of modern magic, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, it covers the gamut of the classic and popular illusions of the day. You will be amazed at the effects contained within and by the excellent instruction from one of magic's greatest and most influential practitioners. It is in this fascinating volume you will find the oft-quoted advice that "A conjuror is not a juggler; he is an actor playing the part of someone with real power." This is the first time it has been available in Text-over-Image PDF format.  

The Secrets of Conjuring and Magic is available for FREE from The Conjuring Arts Research Center until 1pm EST on September 15.