The Magic Newswire

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

My guest on this episode of the "Spirit of Magic" Podcast is none other than Techno Magician Marco Tempest. Marco believes that the magician’s role is to be the one who makes dreams real first, before technology can get there…and so Tempest is always out there exploring new frontiers, one step ahead of the rest of us. It’s hard to tell if he’s on a fool’s journey…or that of a true visionary. Perhaps it’s a bit of both.  In this conversation, Marco and I explore the connections between magic and technology as well as what motivates him to explore new frontiers.

Direct download: MNW149-MarcoTempest-09-18-2009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm EST

Paul Daniels, arguably the best known magician in the UK is our guest on this episode of the "Spirit of Magic" podcast. Paul has been performing magic since he was eleven years old. He starred in his own television series "Its Magic" for more than sixteen years and was awarded Golden Rose of Montreux Award at the International TV Festival in Switzerland in 1985. In 1983, paul became the first magician from outside the US to be named "Magician of the Year" by the Academy of Magical Arts. Paul still tours with his magic show, and recently presented a intimate show focused on  the ‘Magic of Max Malini’.

Direct download: MNW109-PaulDaniels-05-07-2009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

Several previous guests from the Magic Newswire's "Spirit of Magic" podcast re-join us to talk about their contributions to the Genii 75h Anniversary Special Edition of the Jinx. Our guests on this episode include Mac King, Max Maven, Mike Caveney, Jonathan Levit and Eugene Burger. We talk to each of these performers about their contributions to the Jinx special edition and about how Anneman and the Jinx impacted their growth as practitioners in the art of magic and mentalism.

Direct download: MNW152-Jinx-09-26-2009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

Magic Magazine's March coverboy is "a man of the streets, a busker bringing magic to the people. He’s a videographer, bringing DVDs to magicians. He’s Kozmo, a man of the moment." Kozmo joins me on this episode of the Spirit of Magic podcast to explore what it means to be a street magician in an environment when everyone markets their products as if they were designed specifically for his customers. How has "Street Magic" changed since the appearance of David Blaine? Who are really the top street magicians performing today and do we know their names? All these questions and more are answered when I talk to the one and only Kozmo!

Direct download: MNW186-Kozmo-02-11-2010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

Mike Caveney calls in from the world headquarters of Magic Words to join us for a chat on this episode of the Magic Newswire "Spirit of Magic" podcast. Mike began his career working at Owen's Magic Supreme, as a member of the Long Islan Mystics, turning coins for Johnson Products and performing at the Magic Castle. Not too shabby for a guy just turning 21 at the time. Mike talks with us about what made the Mystics different from most magic clubs, the importance of innovation and creativity in an act and shares the evolution of his signature effects. In addition, we learn a bit more about his role in the Left Handed League, the Bubonic Players and Wenii Magazine.

Direct download: MNW87-MikeCaveney2-01-30-2009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52am EST

Mike Caveney calls in from the world headquarters of Magic Words to join us for a chat on this episode of the Magic Newswire "Spirit of Magic" podcast. Mike began his career working at Owen's Magic Supreme, as a member of the Long Islan Mystics, turning coins for Johnson Products and performing at the Magic Castle. Not too shabby for a guy just turning 21 at the time. Mike talks with us about what made the Mystics different from most magic clubs, the importance of innovation and creativity in an act and shares the evolution of his signature effects. In addition, we learn a bit more about his role in the Left Handed League, the Bubonic Players and Wenii Magazine.

Direct download: MNW85-MikeCaveney-01-27-2009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44am EST

Award-winning magician and world-renowned sleight of hand artist, Eric DeCamps joins us on the Magic Newswire "Spirit of Magic" Podcast before appearing as a featured performer at the SAM's 100th anniversary Salute to Magic!  Eric has been performing for more than 30 years and was voted Magician of the Year by The Society of American Magicians. He is the second person in the 107 year history of the organization to receive the prestigious Gold Medal of Excellence for Close Up Magic. Join Eric and me to discuss his background in the craft and his upcoming appearance at the SAM's anniversary show.

Direct download: MNW111-EricDeCamps-05-15-2009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41am EST