The Magic Newswire

On this episode of the Spirit of Magic podcast I am thrilled to have as my guest one of the most creative minds in magic, Jay Sankey.   Among many other topics, we discuss the impending release of his latest project "Bending the Real."  Jay originated the 'bending movement' in the fall of 2009 and because of his unique performance style, this has become Jay's most anticipated project ever! 'Bending the Real' is an inspired collection of 'low sleight' deceptions, each designed to mess with human minds from a different sensory or rational angle.  


Direct download: themagicnewswire-274797-03-28-2011_pshow_430312.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

We step out of the box a bit with this special episode of the Magic Newswire podcast. Gary Vaynerchuck has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, GQ, and Time, appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Ellen.  Vaynerchuk has been described as "the first wine guru of the YouTube era", "the wine world's new superstar",and by Rob Newsom, a Washington State wine maker, "outside of Robert Parker, probably the most influential wine critic in the United States".In the July 2009 Decanter publication of "The Power List" ranking of the wine industry's individuals of influence, Vaynerchuk placed at number 40, citing that he "represents the power of blogging".  Now he joins us on the Magic Newswire to discuss the power of social media in building individual brand identity and his new New York Times Bestselling book "The Thank You Economy."  Gary says, "I feel that we're living through the biggest culture shift of our time. The internet, itself, is 17-years-old. It's just hitting the social part of its life. It's just like growing up. As you get to 13, 14 and 15, you want to go out and go to parties. That's what's happening right now! The internet is growing up." Find out why this should matter to you as a magician!

Direct download: themagicnewswire-274412-03-25-2011_pshow_430052.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT

On June 28th, the International Brotherhood of Magicians will gather together for their 83rd annual convention in Dallas, Texas.  Chase Goforth, Scott Wells, David Sandy, Lance Rich, Roger Miller and I get together to talk about why you should care. Are big conventions relevent? If so, why? If you have to choose one convention to attend this year, why would it be this one?  Remember that it you regsiter for this year's IBM before April 1st, you'll get a $50 discount on the total price of registration!

Direct download: themagicnewswire-273897-03-21-2011_pshow_429744.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

We've all been hearing about the catastrophe in Japan in the news, but on this episode of the Magic Newswire's Magic Newscast it gets a bit more personal.  Aaron Jones is a Canadian magician living in Japan who offers a personal perspective on the disaster and  how it is impacting the magic community in Japan. In addition, James L. Clark joins us before heading off to Japan to assist in search and rescue efforts there. Find out more about Aaron by visiting AaronJonesMagic.com. To support James in his efforts, visit BootsOnTheGround.org

Direct download: themagicnewswire-272976-03-15-2011_pshow_429023.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

We've all been hearing about the catastrophe in Japan in the news, but on this episode of the Magic Newswire's Magic Newscast it gets a bit more personal.  Aaron Jones is a Canadian magician living in Japan who offers a personal perspective on the disaster and  how it is impacting the magic community in Japan. In addition, James L. Clark joins us before heading off to Japan to assist in search and rescue efforts there. Find out more about Aaron by visiting AaronJonesMagic.com. To support James in his efforts, visit BootsOnTheGround.org

Direct download: themagicnewswire-272977-03-15-2011_pshow_429024.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

Criag Mitchell, Banachek, Wayne Houchin, Cameron Ramsay and I get together to talk abou the first ever "International Magic Experience."  With over 20+ of magic’s finest stars descending on Las Vegas from the 23rd – 25 May – IMX 2011 is one event that you cannot afford to miss!  In addition, Magic Newswire fans will have a chance to get together where we'll they can hang out with some of the biggest names in magic and win prizes like the complete Banachek DVD PSI series, 10 DVDs from Danny Garcia, Michael Ammar's "Magical Arts Journal,"   the complete Tarbell Course from TrickshopMagic.com,  a year's subscription from MagicMagazine.com, Wayne Houchin's "Sinful" and "Thread through Eye," and much much more!  In addition, if you head over to the IMX Facebook page and comment today, you might just win an all expense paid trip to IMS 2011 in Las Vegas!

Direct download: themagicnewswire-272693-03-12-2011_pshow_428792.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

Jason England is one of magic's leading experts on all things Erdnase. Recognized as an authority on casino gambling,  specifically, cheating with cards. He has some of magic's most dangerous hands.  Influenced by Steve Forte, Richard Turner, Dai Vernon, and Darwin Ortiz, Jason is an amazing resource.  This interview was recorded just over eighteen months ago, I had thought that this interview had been lost in a hard drive crash. I'm thrulled to have been able to breathe new life into it and share it with you today.

Direct download: themagicnewswire-271629-03-03-2011_pshow_427950.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT

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