The Magic Newswire
MNW97 :: GAY BLACKSTONE

As the Executive Producer of the television series Masters of Illusion, the wife of renowned performer Harry Blackston Jr. and former President of the Aacademy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle, Gay Blackstone knows her way around the world of magic. Gay joins us on this episode of the "Spirit of Magic" podcast to talk about working wither her famous husband, celebrity magicians such as Orson Welles and Neil Patrick Harris, the challenges that she's faced in putting together a thirteeen episode series for television and about shows that reveal the secrets of our craft.

Direct download: MNW97-GayBlackstone-03-13-2009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT

MNW44 :: MAX MAVEN

Maven joins us again on the Magic Newswire to discuss his personal history in the art of magic, further experiences with Dai Vernon and other legendary figures from the worl of magic,  his recovery from the Celebraca-Hangover and his upcoming appearance at SEAM 2008 in Atlanta beginning on August 21st.

Direct download: MNW44-MaxMaven-08-19-2008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT

MNW46 :: STEVE COHEN

The "Millionaires' Magician" joins us on the Magic Newswire after appearing on the cover of current issue of Genii Magazine. Performing in the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's Royal Suiteat the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, Steve Cohen presents an intimate evening of magical entertainment in the tradition of such legendary performers as Max MaliniJohann Nepomuk Hofzinser and Robert Houdin. Join us on the Magic Newswire for our interview with Chamber Magic's Steve Cohen!

Direct download: MNW46-SteveCohen-09-08-2008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

MNW49 :: EUGENE BURGER

Philosopher and Magician Eugene Burger is considered one of the great teachers of the magical arts. He has written fifteen best-selling books for the trade, starred in eight instructional videos, and lectured extensively to magicians' groups in over a dozen countries. His writings have been translated into several languages. Eugene’s deep understanding of the psychology and philosophy behind magic have won him international accolades, cover stories in conjuring magazines, and four awards from the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood. Montrose Pictures has recently released a documentary film with Eugene as the subject titled "A Magical Vision."  We are very pleased to welcome Eugene Burger to the Magic Newswire! (Note:: Please accept our apologies for the poor sound quality of Eugene's side of the conversation.)

Direct download: MNW49-EugeneBurger-09-17-2008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm EDT

MNW33 :: JAMY IAN SWISS

The New Yorker recently connected with an individual that they identify as "the most feared intellectual in the world of magic," Jamy Ian Swiss. Read "The Real Work" abstract from the New Yorker HERE. In the second part of his interview on MagicNewswire.com, Jamy mentions a controversial article that he published in Antimony #9 entitled "In Search of Street Magic." READ IT HERE Then listen to our conversation with Jamy.

Direct download: MNW33-JamyIanSwiss2-07-08-2008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT

MNW32 :: JAMY IAN SWISS

The New Yorker recently connected with an individual that they identify as "the most feared intellectual in the world of magic," Jamy Ian Swiss. Read "The Real Work" abstract from the New Yorker HERE. In the second part of his interview on MagicNewswire.com, Jamy mentions a controversial article that he published in Antimony #9 entitled "In Search of Street Magic."READ IT HERE Then listen to our conversation with Jamy.

Direct download: MNW32-JamyIanSwiss1-07-07-2008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

MNW35 :: TODD ROBBINS 2

Todd Robbins a.k.a. "The Coney Island Wonder Worker" joins us on the Magic Newswire's Spirit of Magic podcast for a chat about his experiences at the Magic Castle, why side shows are important and magic in general.

Direct download: MNW35-ToddRobbins2-07-10-2008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

Todd Robbins a.k.a. "The Coney Island Wonder Worker" joins us on the Magic Newswire's Spirit of Magic podcast for a chat about his experiences at the Magic Castle, why side shows are important and magic in general.

Direct download: MNW34-ToddRobbins1-07-09-2008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

Richard "The Cheat" Turner is a member of the Magic Castle Hall of Fame, a winner of the Golden Lion Award and a man that both Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller respected for his ability to "get the money." What most people that see him perform do not know is that Richard is blind. Join us on this episode of The Magic Newswire's "Spirit of Magic" podcast for a conversation with on of the top card manipulators alive today, Richard "the Cheat" Turner.

Direct download: MNW36-RichardTurner-07-21-2008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

MNW72 :: CHRIS CAPEHART

Chris Capehart, featured on the cover of the December 2008 issue of Genii Magazine, talks with us about starting out as a street performer on Broadway in New York City. From his days competing with Jeff Sheridan to hanging out at the Governor Cafeteria with Slydini, Dia Vernon, Derek Dingle and David Roth, Chris's story is very unique among those shared with us as a part of our "Spirit of Magic" podcast. Chris is a regular headliner at the famous Monday Night Magic in New York City as well as at the Magic Castle. Many have dubbed Chris "The Ring Master" for his unique handling of the linking rings which was published in volume 13 of "Stars of Magic."

Direct download: MNW72-ChrisCapehart-12-02-2008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38am EDT