The Magic Newswire (podcast)

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 EST

On the January 18th, 2010 episode of This Week in Magic, Scott Wells, Cameron Ramsay, Chase Goforth and I are joined by "one of the most feared intellectuals in magic" Jamy Ian Swiss. As it turns out, Scott was recording from the Houston area magicians annual holiday party and we're briefly joined by several other of the magicians in attendance. The result is one particularly interesting conversation between Jamy & Banachek. Is most of the magic on the market today crap? Is "Street Magic" a truly viable performance form or nothing more than a marketing gimmick to pass of mediocre material to the masses? These and may other are discussed on this episode of our weekly roundtable discussion.

Direct download: JamyIanSwissTWIM.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:26am EST

What more is there to say other than it's Mr. Electric!  I am thrilled to welcome Marvyn Roy to the Magic Newswire's "Spirit of Magic" podcast! If for some strange reason, you don't already know,   Marvyn and Carol Roy performed the "Mr. Electric" Act for over fifty years. Mr. Electric toured the world during the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties. Marvyn & Carol were featured at  Radio City Music Hall, the London Palladium, the Latin Quarter, Gorki Park in Moscow, the Ed Sullivan Show and the Hollywood Palace. Whether working hotels, ice shows, floor shows, night clubs, theaters, arenas or amusement parks, Mr. & Mrs. Electric led a life that most magicians only dream of. 

Direct download: MNW160-MarvynRoy-10-19-2009.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

In addition to starring on the CBS sitcom "How I met Your Mother," actor Neil Patrick Harris was elected to the board of the Magic Castle in 2008. As the first celebrity board member since Cary Grant, Neil has been spreading the magic word through appearances on various talk shows including The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Ellen Degeneres. In this interview, Neil shares his love of magic both old and new, his passion for the Magic Castle and talks about what changes to expect at the 2009 AMA Awards banquet in March.

Direct download: MNW93-NeilPatrickHarris-02-20-2009.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EST

On the Halloween Special of the Magic Newswire we talk with one of magician's favorite "non-magicians," the Amazing Johnathan.  Johnathan discusses his non-career in magic, the haunted house / party that he hosts each year in Las Vegas, his opinions on magic on television and talks about the Amazing Underground.  Robin Leach previewed Johnathan's Halloween party inhis column in Las Vegas Weekly in which he told readers to, "Expect to see his fellow magicians David Copperfield, Criss Angel, and Penn & Teller, along with such other Strip famous faces as Carrot Top among the crowd."

Direct download: MNW67-AmazingJonathan-11-02-2008.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

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