The Magic Newswire

On this episode of This Week in Magic, Cameron Ramsay and I are joined by guests Joshua Jay and John Guastaferro.  We discuss the relevence of playing cards in magic and society, the fascination that younger magicians have with unusual decks, John's new book "One Degree" and much more!

Direct download: themagicnewswire-252718-10-11-2010_pshow_412515.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

Dan Sperry & Rudy Coby join me on this episode of the Spirit of Magic podcast to discuss their upcoming appearance at the Las Vegas "Fright Dome."    Rudy also talks about his upcoming show at the El Ray Theater and the Halloween Week that he is producing for the Magic Castle.  We also get some of the back story from Dan Sperry on his experiences as a competitor on the most recent season of America's Got Talent.  You may think you know what it is all about from pervious interviews that we have done with AGT competitors, but some of these insights may surprise you.

Direct download: themagicnewswire-250817-09-28-2010_pshow_410884.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

Comedy-magician Mac King and Harrah’s, Las Vegas have agreed to extend their contract for another five years. Currently celebrating his show’s 10th anniversary at Harrah’s, Las Vegas the contract will ensure “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” through 2015 for a historic 15-year run. Mac joins us on this episode of This Week in Magic to talk about his career and  his latest books Campfire Magic. We also talk about his childhood friend Lance Burton and the end of his run at the Monte Carlo. 

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 2:23pm EDT

David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column, an online video and a popular daily blog, “Pogue’s Posts.” David is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, and he appears each week on CNBC with his trademark comic tech videos. Why are we telling you all of this on a magic podcast?  With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors in the world including Magic For Dummies and six other titles in that series.  His interest in magic dates back to the 400 plus shows that he performed in high school and is now manifest n a children's book "Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power." Join us now on the Spirit of Magic for a conversaton that combines Magic and Technology!
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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

Scott Wells reports from the 65th annual Texas Association of Magicians gathering in Austin, Texas.  We were lucky to get interviews with a very diverse group of performers, lecturers and magic celebrities including Michael Webber, James Garriott, Fumio, Hull Youngbood. Marshall Brodien, SAM President mark Weidhass, TAOM Secretary Mary Cay, Oscar Munoz, Jeff McBride, Paul Vigil, Pop Hayden, Sam Sawyers, Wayne Dobson,  Pat Hazell and many more! If you missed it, you can still feel like you were there with this episode of the Magic Newswire podcast!

Direct download: themagicnewswire-247686-09-07-2010_pshow_407753.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Magic Magazine's Stan Allen is back with us on the Magic Newswire to talk about the current issue of the magazine which profiles the career of Lance Burton.  With unprecidented access to Lance, Magic Magazine presents all side of this great performer as he wraps up his final performances at the Monte Carlo.  We also discuss the unprecidented interest in the upcoming 20th Anniversary of Magic Live which has now closed registration after only a week of opening to the public. 

Direct download: themagicnewswire-247051-09-02-2010_pshow_407320.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

Two years after the launch of Ringling Brother's magically themed circus "Zing Zang Zoom." and two hundred episodes later, I am again joined by some of the key players in the show.  As mentioned in previous chats with Jim, he acted as the magic consultant for the show. Alex Ramon has spent two years as the host of the most magical show on Earth. Joining us for the first time is Alex's magical counterpart, Tweedy.  In this episode, we discuss everything from their most memorable moments to what they think could have been done better. 
Direct download: themagicnewswire-246106-08-25-2010_pshow_406392.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 11:32pm EDT

On this episode of the Magic Newswire's "This Week in Magic" we are joined by Banachek and Eric Mead. As our readers will know by now, at James Randi's "The Amazing Meeting," it was announced that Banachek would take over the management of the JREF Million Dollar Challenge.  Eric Mead joins us to discuss his foray into the world of mentalism and his experience as one of the hosts of the Essential Magic Conference.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 2:46pm EDT

The 54th annual Midwest Magic Jubilee has just wrapped up in St. Louis and the Magic Newswire was very fortunate to have two of our co-hosts on location to share a bit of the gathering with our listeners. Chase Goforth and Scott Wells bring us interviews with quite a number of the lecturers, contestants and attendees including Tom Burgoon, Terry Richardson, David Acer, Emory Williams, Eric Jones, Michael Lair and many more! 
Direct download: themagicnewswire-244904-08-17-2010_pshow_405501.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT

The 73rd annual Abbott's Magic Get Together has just wrapped up in Colon, Mi. John Sturk & Roger MagiBus helped Magi Newswire listeners get a taste of what they missed with a series of interviews from the event. Some of those interviewed include Al the Only, Ron Jaxon, Wilma Rench, June Horrowitz, John Luka, Gordon Miller, Chezaday, Gary Costello, Mike Powers and Greg Bodner. Enjoy!

Direct download: themagicnewswire-243711-08-08-2010_pshow_404414.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT