The Magic Newswire

Shawn McMaster & Jonathan Levit are our guests on this episode of "This Week in Magic". The original Mandala was underground electronic magic publication with a loyal following from 2000-2005. Known for its hard-hitting approach and straight forward reporting on the state of the magic industry, coupled with contributions and columns from some of magic's top names, The Mandala quickly gained a reputation for its "pull no punches" style of reporting, unique subject matter and witty writing.  The Mandala ceased publication in 2005 when McMaster accepted a position with MAGIC Magazine as Associate Editor. Now the Mandala has returned. Why do we need another magic related magazine? Why publish electronically? Why should people subscribe? Hear what Shawn and Jonathan say on all of these issues and more in the podcast!

Direct download: themagicnewswire-243334-08-05-2010_pshow_404009.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

The Golden Gate Gathering began in 2007 as the brainchild of a small group of Bay Area magicians that wanted to learn from underground or non-mainstream artists. In an effort to present classical and innovative performers, they brought in talent both young and old to teach like-minded people.  The Golden Gate Gathering has just wrapped its fourth year and our friend Lee Asher was there to be the eyes and ears of the Magic Newswire. Join him as he talks with people like Allan Ackerman, Theron Shaub, David Nelson, Kent Gunn, Dorian Rodell and Paul Vigil.
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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

Born and raised in Memphis, Larry Clark is a multitalented entertainer who has spent almost half of his life traversing the globe, wowing audiences with his particular brand of clowning, magic, juggling, comedy, and other feats of Larry-ness.   He is currently in the midst of his fourth tour with the Rngling Barnum & Baily Circus with the Red Tour presenting the first ever magically themed  Ringling show "Zing Zang Zoom" hosted by magical Zingmaster Alex Ramon!  In addition, Larry has  toured with A-list musical acts, including Marilyn Manson, Nine inch Nails, and 311.  Join us for a circus themed magicial interview on this episode of the Magic Newswire's  "This Week in Magic" podcast!

Direct download: themagicnewswire-242232-07-28-2010_pshow_402921.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 9:49pm EDT

On this previously recorded episode of This Week in Magic, we are joined by one of magic's most interesting couples, Chris & Katie Kenner.  Never too afraid to share their personal opinions when asked, we discuss the good, bad and the ugly aspects of magic as a modern performing art. We also learn what Chris says is the first prop that most stage performers needs to invest in above all others. We are joined by Rudy Coby, Scott Wells, David Kaye, Cameron Ramsay & Chase Goforth.

Direct download: themagicnewswire-241261-07-23-2010_pshow_402105.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

The first ever  "The Essential Magic Conference"  has just wrapped up and was an amazing experience for all involved. What went right during the innagural event? What went wrong?  Brian Brushwoodm's Brendan and Richard Hatch join me, Chase Goforth, Cameron Ramsay and Scott Wells to share our individual experiences and to engage in some unapologetic punditry on the topic.

Direct download: themagicnewswire-241043-07-22-2010_pshow_401970.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

David Sandy & Lance Rich join us once again to report on one of the long standing traditions in the world of magic, Tannen's annual Magic Camp!  In this episode we are joined by Tannen's Magic Momma, Terri Cook, several of the camp's attendees,  Camp Director Dennis Cook, Darren Romeo, Hiawatha, Girodonno and David Oliver. 

Direct download: themagicnewswire-240301-07-17-2010_pshow_401470.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

David Sandy and Lance Rich wrap up our coverage of the International Brotherhood of Magicians annual convention in this special edition of the Magic Newswire's Magic Newscast.  In addition to discussing the results of the various competitions, they interview Michael Close, Irene Larsen, Andrew Goldenhersh, Norm Nielsen and Jason Andrews.

Direct download: themagicnewswire-239856-07-13-2010_pshow_401009.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

Today, Marco Tempest. Luis DeMatos & Max Maven hosted an open public preview of the upcoming Essential Magic Conference.  Being free, and open to anyone, they were innundated with more than 6000 visitors for an event which they expect to max out at 2500 attendees. What went right and what went wrong? How will this compare to what we will see on Thursday when the actual conference begins? Join me, Justin Robery Young of and This Week in Magic co-hosts Rudy Coby and Cameron Ramsay as we talk with the hosts of the first Virtual Magic Conference, EMC 2010!

Direct download: themagicnewswire-239727-07-12-2010_pshow_400921.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT

We continue our coverage of the annual gathering of the International Brotherhood of Magicians  in San Diego California.  Losander and David Sandy have sent in interviews with  Bill Spooner, Dale Salwak, Kay Blackstone, Kozmo, Chuck Jones and many others.

Direct download: themagicnewswire-239403-07-10-2010_pshow_400570.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

David Sandy, Losander, Lance Rich and Shawn Farquhar are on site at the 2010 International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention in San Diego California and are rporting from there with short interviews for the Magic Newswire!  If you can't be there wth them, this is the perfect way to get a feel for what you are missing! In episode one, they chat with Mike Miller, David Kaye, incoming IBM President Rolando Santos, Mark Wilson, Simon Lovell, Mike Stratham, Bob Engles, Bus and many others.  
Direct download: themagicnewswire-239077-07-07-2010_pshow_383272.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 11:57am EDT