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. 
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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! 
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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!

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

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!

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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