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The Magic Word Podcast

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The Magic Word Podcast

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Scott Wells

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Scott Wells is a full time professional magician who has traveled around the world where he has met, worked with and become friends with some pretty cool people. Enjoy listening to these podcasts with magicians talking about their magic, magic conventions and what's going on in the magic scene today.

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543: 2020 S.A.M. Update Day Five

Schedule of Events - Tuesday, January 218:30 AM – 10:00 AMSAM Life Member Breakfast President’s Suite10:00 AM – 12:00 PMRegistration Open for 2021 Convention Conference Center Prefunction10:00 AM – 11:00 AM LECTURE: Fielding West – Master of Ceremonies Houdini Theater10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EXHIBITORS Kellar Exhibitor Hall11:00 AM – 12:30 AM Youth Protection Training & Certification Martinkas Backroom12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Stars of Tomorrow Close-up Performances Kellar Exhibitor HallGrab N Go lunch with Dealers1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Special Event Presentation Houdini Theater3:00 PM – 4:00 PM LECTURE: Danny Archer& Cosmo Solano Thurston Lecture HallCreate a Magic Theater3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EXHIBITORS – Last Chance Kellar Exhibitor Hall4:30 PM – 5:00 PM V1.1 Podcast Convention Wrap-up Martinkas Backroom7:30 PM – 9:00 PM GALA SHOW: Gold Medal Magic of China Houdini TheaterJuliana Chen, Vinny Grosso, Chen Jian, Xin Yafei, Yu Boran, Zhu Mingzhu, Yang Xaiolei, Ding Yang (Bring your Ticket)9:30 PM – 10:00 PM Farewell Houdini TheaterNOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT OT CHANGE. REFER TO POCKET SCHEDULE AND DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTSFOR UP-TO-DATEINFORMATION. Time Stamps for this Podcast:00:00:17 - Marc DeSouza and scott recap yesterday’s activities00:16:51 - S.A.M. National President gives us some insight into his Presidency00:26:00 - Kayla Drescher, Shezam Podcast, talks about being on and touring with the Champions of Magic.00:35:23 - Spencer & Caroline Horsman talk about their Illusions bar in Baltimore plus other shows they have been traveling with and where they have been performing00:52:37 - Katrina Kroetch talks about Magicians Without Borders01:05:20- Mark Weidhaas, Convention Chairman, wraps up the convention01:13:02 - Harrison Greenbaum was the busiest performer at this convention Download this podcast in an MP3 file by Clicking Here and then right click to save the file. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed by Clicking Here. You can download or listen to the podcast through Stitcher by Clicking Here or through FeedPress by Clicking Here or through Tunein.com by Clicking Here or through iHeart Radio by Clicking Here..If you have a Spotify account, then you can also hear us through that app, too. You can also listen through your Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices. Remember, you can download it through the iTunes store, too. See the preview page by Clicking Here “Funny” by Nick Diffatte $25.00 Limited quantity Click Here to Order NOW

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543: 2020 S.A.M. Update Day Five

542: 2020 S.A.M. Update Day Four

Schedule of Events - Monday, January 209:00 AM – 3:00 PM Registration Conference Center Prefunction9:30 AM – 10:30 AM LECTURE: Henry Evans – Cardician Houdini Theater10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EXHIBITORS Kellar Exhibitor Hall11:00 AM – 12:00 PM LECTURE: Rudy Coby – Creative illusions Houdini Theater12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Stars of Tomorrow Close-up Performances Kellar Exhibitor HallGrab N Go lunch with Dealers1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Fool Us Auditions – Act 1 (open seating) Showroom2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EXHIBITORS Kellar Exhibitor Hall3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fool Us Auditions – Act 2 (open seating) Showroom5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Mac King Roast Cocktail Hour Houdini TheaterExtra Cost Ticket Event6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Mac King Roast Dinner Houdini TheaterExtra Cost Ticket Event7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Mac King Roast (Adult Registrants Only) Houdini Theater7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Discover Magic Youth / Family Event Thurston Lecture Hall10:00 PM – 11:30 AM GALA SHOW: Comedy Cabaret Houdini TheaterScott Alexander, Eric Bu...

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542: 2020 S.A.M. Update Day Four

541: 2020 S.A.M. Update Day Three

Schedule of Events - Sunday, January 198:00 AM – 9:30 AMThe Magic Circle Reception (TMC members only)9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Conference Center Prefunction9:30 AM – 10:30 AM LECTURE – Gustavo Raley:Shadowplay Houdini Theater10:00 AM – 1:30 PM EXHIBITORS Kellar Exhibitor Hall11:00 AM – 12:00 PM STARS OF TOMORROW Stage Show Houdini Theater(Open Seating)12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Stars of Tomorrow Close-up PerformancesHoudini TheaterGrab N Go lunch with Dealers1:30 PM – 2:30 PM LECTURE: Scott Alexander – Standup Parlor Houdini Theater2:30 PM – 6:00 PM EXHIBITORS Kellar Exhibitor Hall3:00 PM – 3:30 PM S.A.M. Special Award Presentation Houdini Theater3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Pro Close-upShow (Open Seating) Houdini TheaterDanny Archer, Daniel Roy, Tony Montana, Sergio Starman, Henry Evans3:30 PM – 4:30 PM LECTURE: Juliana Chen –World Champion Houdini Theater7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Pro Close-up (Group A Open Seating) Houdini Theater7:00 PM – 8:15 PM Rudy Coby Show (Group B Ticket) Showroo...

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541: 2020 S.A.M. Update Day Three

540: 2020 S.A.M. Update Days One and Two

Schedule of Events - Friday, January 175:00 PM – 8:00 PM REGISTRATION Conference Center Prefunction7:00 PM – 8:00 PMMagic Endowment Fund Meeting Martinkas Backroom8:00 PM – 9:00 PM LECTURE: Bruce Kalver Tech Tricks Live Houdini Theater9:30 PM – 11:00 PM Youth Protection Training & Certification Martinkas Backroom11:00 PM – 11:30 PM V1.1 Podcast Convention Kickoff Martinkas BackroomSchedule of Events - Saturday, January 188:00 AM – 4:00 PM REGISTRATION Conference Center Prefunction8:30 AM – 10:30 AM SAM Council Meeting Thurston Lecture Hall9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EXHIBITORS Open Kellar Exhibitor Hall10:30 AM – 10:45 AM New Conventioneer Orientation Houdini Theater11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Convention Grand Opening / Welcome Houdini Theater11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EXHIBITORS Showcase Houdini Theater1:30 PM – 2:30 PMConference Conversation & Interview Houdini TheaterFeaturing: The Dean of American Magicians: George Schindler3:00 PM – 4:30 PM GALA SHOW Houdini Theater“Dedicated to Johnny T...

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540: 2020 S.A.M. Update Days One and Two

539: John Sterlini and Carl Thornton - Big Time in Small Town

As we begin the convention season for 2020, we kick off with a chat with two locals from Colon, Michigan, home of several magic conventions and “conventionally” known as the “Magic Capital of the World.” John Sterlini owns and operates Sterlini Magic Manufacturing and Carl Thornton owns the local “Five Star Pizza”. They talk about life in this village and how it became known as the Magic Capital of the World and why it keeps and deserves that moniker. Houston Magic Auction" data-lightbox-theme="dark" href="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/514e3e26e4b023ca28fd5cc8/1578859808050-ZKSQZB33ZFU780V1JIU1/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kHFnmntegnVXpN4y4ldn3ixZw-zPPgdn4jUwVcJE1ZvWQUxwkmyExglNqGp0IvTJZUJFbgE-7XRK3dMEBRBhUpxco7Gi2cI2YfBk8ZWdc_m6Xcr86dXh8TsiE3NyioNRZj9sD37Ved1vsRvl2h0UxBw/82032141_10220592643156646_1749720778187735040_n.jpg" class="image-slide-anchor content-fill" > It is not the intent of this podcast to promote one convention over another nor any performer wishing to ...

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539: John Sterlini and Carl Thornton - Big Time in Small Town

538: Nathan Coe Marsh - Executive Material

Nathan Coe Marsh knows who he is, what he wants and how to get it. He decided long ago to focus his talents on the corporate market even though he has a background of doing a little (or a lot) of everything from close-up to cruise ships and even doing emcee work and even a show “on the college circuit.” He decided to put his energy into stand-up and stage and trying now to find the right niche in the corporate market for his style.http://nathancoemarsh.com "Wow! ... this is the work of the devil" Penn & Teller "That is amazing! Incredible!" Alyson Hannigan ("How I Met Your Mother," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "American Pie") #FoolUs #PennAndTellerFoolUs #Magician Nathan talks about corporate shows and getting on the syndicated TV show, “Penn & Teller Fool Us” and why he chose the path that he is on. We go deep into the intricacies of the “Linking Finger Rings” routine highlighting some important subtleties. He even details the items in his corporate act. Download this podcast ...

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538: Nathan Coe Marsh - Executive Material

537: Late Bloomers - Finding Magic Later in Life

A listener who became interested in magic later in life suggested that I consider chatting with others who may have a similar story. I thought that would be an interesting topic and perhaps even inspirational to others who might feel that it's too late to "teach an old dog new tricks." Well, this week we feature chats with a dozen listeners who responded and have interesting stories to tell. And his daughter who inspired him" data-lightbox-theme="dark" href="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/514e3e26e4b023ca28fd5cc8/1577487837422-CZWS3WPKQER6FQIO25SM/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kGalivP0gwHmntCMYYZVzBh7gQa3H78H3Y0txjaiv_0fDoOvxcdMmMKkDsyUqMSsMWxHk725yiiHCCLfrh8O1z4YTzHvnKhyp6Da-NYroOW3ZGjoBKy3azqku80C789l0plef_PmwB6-3GP4qDbCUv92Du-NGmLJS6rLFW6lohgQsEYPYfZxA8yfoVIIuDP8kQ/Angelo+Fiorentino+2.jpg" class="image-slide-anchor content-fill" > Graduates include Daniel Will and Charles Cisneros, both of whom are in this podcast." data-lightbox-theme="dark" href="https://images.squarespace...

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537: Late Bloomers - Finding Magic Later in Life

536: Mahdi Gilbert - Finding Inspiration

This week we feature a conversation that has been in queue for a few months but is a wonderful, inspirational episode to end the year and prepare for a new year. Mahdi Gilbert is a Canadian magician and inspirational speaker who has been slowly gaining attention on the international scene. His manipulation skills are amazing when you consider that he has no hands or feet, much like the 17th century German magician, Matthias (Matthew) Buchinger. Mahdi hosts his own podcast called “The Caged Canary” on the BeforeMagic.com website that is well worth hearing. In this conversation, we talk about what “being on television” does for your career (or not) such as “Penn & Teller Fool Us” and “America’s Got Talent”. He also talks about working in China, working with tech companies in developing aids for those without hands, and a little history lesson about Matthias Buchinger. He also talks about how he has overcome his challenges and learned to type, play the piano, and more. He also...

63 MIN2019 DEC 26
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536: Mahdi Gilbert - Finding Inspiration

535: Michael Godard - An Artist's Perspective

As creative magicians, we should always look to other creative types outside our art to see what “makes them tick.” I recently traveled to Las Vegas and sat down in the home of the number one leading artist in worldwide sales, Michael Godard. As stated on his website, the decision to become a full-time painter came later in his life, after stints as a mechanical engineer, commercial illustrator, caricature artist and successful entrepreneur. Nothing came easy…he fought his way into an art career, inventing his own one-of-a-kind style. His martini art features olives, grapes and other frisky characters busily expressing Godard's slightly off-kilter point of view. With plenty of talent to challenge the 'serious' artists, Michael Godard took his own path instead, and chose to "learn all the rules, and then break them".During our conversation on The Magic Word Podcast, Michael Godard was a wonderful guest and he gave us a tour of his mansion. “G” as he likes to be called by his fri...

88 MIN2019 DEC 19
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535: Michael Godard - An Artist's Perspective

534: James Dimmare's Martinis and Magic

When it comes to internationally known “dove workers” in our art, one name that is always mentioned, Dimmare. James Dimmare performs an elegant act that has been widely acclaimed as unique, creative and simply brilliant. He currently resides in Las Vegas where he has a weekly show at The Mint. He recently moved from The Thunderbird with his “Martinis and Magic” show that does not feature him performing doves. Instead, James presents a comical, interactive retro-type show that involves audience participation, some silent bits, and lots of talking and even a stage illusion!One of the greatest Magic Manipulators of all time with or without Doves.The one, the only DIMMAREDimmare at Cosmo's Magic Theater in Colorado Springs Sept, 21 & 22 This week The Magic Word Podcast went on location to Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas where we sipped martinis and smoked cigars as we chatted about dove magic, care and handling of doves, working in Las Vegas showrooms and other international citie...

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534: James Dimmare's Martinis and Magic

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543: 2020 S.A.M. Update Day Five

Schedule of Events - Tuesday, January 218:30 AM – 10:00 AMSAM Life Member Breakfast President’s Suite10:00 AM – 12:00 PMRegistration Open for 2021 Convention Conference Center Prefunction10:00 AM – 11:00 AM LECTURE: Fielding West – Master of Ceremonies Houdini Theater10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EXHIBITORS Kellar Exhibitor Hall11:00 AM – 12:30 AM Youth Protection Training & Certification Martinkas Backroom12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Stars of Tomorrow Close-up Performances Kellar Exhibitor HallGrab N Go lunch with Dealers1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Special Event Presentation Houdini Theater3:00 PM – 4:00 PM LECTURE: Danny Archer& Cosmo Solano Thurston Lecture HallCreate a Magic Theater3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EXHIBITORS – Last Chance Kellar Exhibitor Hall4:30 PM – 5:00 PM V1.1 Podcast Convention Wrap-up Martinkas Backroom7:30 PM – 9:00 PM GALA SHOW: Gold Medal Magic of China Houdini TheaterJuliana Chen, Vinny Grosso, Chen Jian, Xin Yafei, Yu Boran, Zhu Mingzhu, Yang Xaiolei, Ding Yang (Bring your Ticket)9:30 PM – 10:00 PM Farewell Houdini TheaterNOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT OT CHANGE. REFER TO POCKET SCHEDULE AND DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTSFOR UP-TO-DATEINFORMATION. Time Stamps for this Podcast:00:00:17 - Marc DeSouza and scott recap yesterday’s activities00:16:51 - S.A.M. National President gives us some insight into his Presidency00:26:00 - Kayla Drescher, Shezam Podcast, talks about being on and touring with the Champions of Magic.00:35:23 - Spencer & Caroline Horsman talk about their Illusions bar in Baltimore plus other shows they have been traveling with and where they have been performing00:52:37 - Katrina Kroetch talks about Magicians Without Borders01:05:20- Mark Weidhaas, Convention Chairman, wraps up the convention01:13:02 - Harrison Greenbaum was the busiest performer at this convention Download this podcast in an MP3 file by Clicking Here and then right click to save the file. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed by Clicking Here. You can download or listen to the podcast through Stitcher by Clicking Here or through FeedPress by Clicking Here or through Tunein.com by Clicking Here or through iHeart Radio by Clicking Here..If you have a Spotify account, then you can also hear us through that app, too. You can also listen through your Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices. Remember, you can download it through the iTunes store, too. See the preview page by Clicking Here “Funny” by Nick Diffatte $25.00 Limited quantity Click Here to Order NOW

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543: 2020 S.A.M. Update Day Five

542: 2020 S.A.M. Update Day Four

Schedule of Events - Monday, January 209:00 AM – 3:00 PM Registration Conference Center Prefunction9:30 AM – 10:30 AM LECTURE: Henry Evans – Cardician Houdini Theater10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EXHIBITORS Kellar Exhibitor Hall11:00 AM – 12:00 PM LECTURE: Rudy Coby – Creative illusions Houdini Theater12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Stars of Tomorrow Close-up Performances Kellar Exhibitor HallGrab N Go lunch with Dealers1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Fool Us Auditions – Act 1 (open seating) Showroom2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EXHIBITORS Kellar Exhibitor Hall3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fool Us Auditions – Act 2 (open seating) Showroom5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Mac King Roast Cocktail Hour Houdini TheaterExtra Cost Ticket Event6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Mac King Roast Dinner Houdini TheaterExtra Cost Ticket Event7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Mac King Roast (Adult Registrants Only) Houdini Theater7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Discover Magic Youth / Family Event Thurston Lecture Hall10:00 PM – 11:30 AM GALA SHOW: Comedy Cabaret Houdini TheaterScott Alexander, Eric Bu...

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542: 2020 S.A.M. Update Day Four

541: 2020 S.A.M. Update Day Three

Schedule of Events - Sunday, January 198:00 AM – 9:30 AMThe Magic Circle Reception (TMC members only)9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Conference Center Prefunction9:30 AM – 10:30 AM LECTURE – Gustavo Raley:Shadowplay Houdini Theater10:00 AM – 1:30 PM EXHIBITORS Kellar Exhibitor Hall11:00 AM – 12:00 PM STARS OF TOMORROW Stage Show Houdini Theater(Open Seating)12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Stars of Tomorrow Close-up PerformancesHoudini TheaterGrab N Go lunch with Dealers1:30 PM – 2:30 PM LECTURE: Scott Alexander – Standup Parlor Houdini Theater2:30 PM – 6:00 PM EXHIBITORS Kellar Exhibitor Hall3:00 PM – 3:30 PM S.A.M. Special Award Presentation Houdini Theater3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Pro Close-upShow (Open Seating) Houdini TheaterDanny Archer, Daniel Roy, Tony Montana, Sergio Starman, Henry Evans3:30 PM – 4:30 PM LECTURE: Juliana Chen –World Champion Houdini Theater7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Pro Close-up (Group A Open Seating) Houdini Theater7:00 PM – 8:15 PM Rudy Coby Show (Group B Ticket) Showroo...

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541: 2020 S.A.M. Update Day Three

540: 2020 S.A.M. Update Days One and Two

Schedule of Events - Friday, January 175:00 PM – 8:00 PM REGISTRATION Conference Center Prefunction7:00 PM – 8:00 PMMagic Endowment Fund Meeting Martinkas Backroom8:00 PM – 9:00 PM LECTURE: Bruce Kalver Tech Tricks Live Houdini Theater9:30 PM – 11:00 PM Youth Protection Training & Certification Martinkas Backroom11:00 PM – 11:30 PM V1.1 Podcast Convention Kickoff Martinkas BackroomSchedule of Events - Saturday, January 188:00 AM – 4:00 PM REGISTRATION Conference Center Prefunction8:30 AM – 10:30 AM SAM Council Meeting Thurston Lecture Hall9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EXHIBITORS Open Kellar Exhibitor Hall10:30 AM – 10:45 AM New Conventioneer Orientation Houdini Theater11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Convention Grand Opening / Welcome Houdini Theater11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EXHIBITORS Showcase Houdini Theater1:30 PM – 2:30 PMConference Conversation & Interview Houdini TheaterFeaturing: The Dean of American Magicians: George Schindler3:00 PM – 4:30 PM GALA SHOW Houdini Theater“Dedicated to Johnny T...

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540: 2020 S.A.M. Update Days One and Two

539: John Sterlini and Carl Thornton - Big Time in Small Town

As we begin the convention season for 2020, we kick off with a chat with two locals from Colon, Michigan, home of several magic conventions and “conventionally” known as the “Magic Capital of the World.” John Sterlini owns and operates Sterlini Magic Manufacturing and Carl Thornton owns the local “Five Star Pizza”. They talk about life in this village and how it became known as the Magic Capital of the World and why it keeps and deserves that moniker. Houston Magic Auction" data-lightbox-theme="dark" href="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/514e3e26e4b023ca28fd5cc8/1578859808050-ZKSQZB33ZFU780V1JIU1/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kHFnmntegnVXpN4y4ldn3ixZw-zPPgdn4jUwVcJE1ZvWQUxwkmyExglNqGp0IvTJZUJFbgE-7XRK3dMEBRBhUpxco7Gi2cI2YfBk8ZWdc_m6Xcr86dXh8TsiE3NyioNRZj9sD37Ved1vsRvl2h0UxBw/82032141_10220592643156646_1749720778187735040_n.jpg" class="image-slide-anchor content-fill" > It is not the intent of this podcast to promote one convention over another nor any performer wishing to ...

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539: John Sterlini and Carl Thornton - Big Time in Small Town

538: Nathan Coe Marsh - Executive Material

Nathan Coe Marsh knows who he is, what he wants and how to get it. He decided long ago to focus his talents on the corporate market even though he has a background of doing a little (or a lot) of everything from close-up to cruise ships and even doing emcee work and even a show “on the college circuit.” He decided to put his energy into stand-up and stage and trying now to find the right niche in the corporate market for his style.http://nathancoemarsh.com "Wow! ... this is the work of the devil" Penn & Teller "That is amazing! Incredible!" Alyson Hannigan ("How I Met Your Mother," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "American Pie") #FoolUs #PennAndTellerFoolUs #Magician Nathan talks about corporate shows and getting on the syndicated TV show, “Penn & Teller Fool Us” and why he chose the path that he is on. We go deep into the intricacies of the “Linking Finger Rings” routine highlighting some important subtleties. He even details the items in his corporate act. Download this podcast ...

63 MIN2 w ago
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538: Nathan Coe Marsh - Executive Material

537: Late Bloomers - Finding Magic Later in Life

A listener who became interested in magic later in life suggested that I consider chatting with others who may have a similar story. I thought that would be an interesting topic and perhaps even inspirational to others who might feel that it's too late to "teach an old dog new tricks." Well, this week we feature chats with a dozen listeners who responded and have interesting stories to tell. And his daughter who inspired him" data-lightbox-theme="dark" href="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/514e3e26e4b023ca28fd5cc8/1577487837422-CZWS3WPKQER6FQIO25SM/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kGalivP0gwHmntCMYYZVzBh7gQa3H78H3Y0txjaiv_0fDoOvxcdMmMKkDsyUqMSsMWxHk725yiiHCCLfrh8O1z4YTzHvnKhyp6Da-NYroOW3ZGjoBKy3azqku80C789l0plef_PmwB6-3GP4qDbCUv92Du-NGmLJS6rLFW6lohgQsEYPYfZxA8yfoVIIuDP8kQ/Angelo+Fiorentino+2.jpg" class="image-slide-anchor content-fill" > Graduates include Daniel Will and Charles Cisneros, both of whom are in this podcast." data-lightbox-theme="dark" href="https://images.squarespace...

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537: Late Bloomers - Finding Magic Later in Life

536: Mahdi Gilbert - Finding Inspiration

This week we feature a conversation that has been in queue for a few months but is a wonderful, inspirational episode to end the year and prepare for a new year. Mahdi Gilbert is a Canadian magician and inspirational speaker who has been slowly gaining attention on the international scene. His manipulation skills are amazing when you consider that he has no hands or feet, much like the 17th century German magician, Matthias (Matthew) Buchinger. Mahdi hosts his own podcast called “The Caged Canary” on the BeforeMagic.com website that is well worth hearing. In this conversation, we talk about what “being on television” does for your career (or not) such as “Penn & Teller Fool Us” and “America’s Got Talent”. He also talks about working in China, working with tech companies in developing aids for those without hands, and a little history lesson about Matthias Buchinger. He also talks about how he has overcome his challenges and learned to type, play the piano, and more. He also...

63 MIN2019 DEC 26
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536: Mahdi Gilbert - Finding Inspiration

535: Michael Godard - An Artist's Perspective

As creative magicians, we should always look to other creative types outside our art to see what “makes them tick.” I recently traveled to Las Vegas and sat down in the home of the number one leading artist in worldwide sales, Michael Godard. As stated on his website, the decision to become a full-time painter came later in his life, after stints as a mechanical engineer, commercial illustrator, caricature artist and successful entrepreneur. Nothing came easy…he fought his way into an art career, inventing his own one-of-a-kind style. His martini art features olives, grapes and other frisky characters busily expressing Godard's slightly off-kilter point of view. With plenty of talent to challenge the 'serious' artists, Michael Godard took his own path instead, and chose to "learn all the rules, and then break them".During our conversation on The Magic Word Podcast, Michael Godard was a wonderful guest and he gave us a tour of his mansion. “G” as he likes to be called by his fri...

88 MIN2019 DEC 19
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535: Michael Godard - An Artist's Perspective

534: James Dimmare's Martinis and Magic

When it comes to internationally known “dove workers” in our art, one name that is always mentioned, Dimmare. James Dimmare performs an elegant act that has been widely acclaimed as unique, creative and simply brilliant. He currently resides in Las Vegas where he has a weekly show at The Mint. He recently moved from The Thunderbird with his “Martinis and Magic” show that does not feature him performing doves. Instead, James presents a comical, interactive retro-type show that involves audience participation, some silent bits, and lots of talking and even a stage illusion!One of the greatest Magic Manipulators of all time with or without Doves.The one, the only DIMMAREDimmare at Cosmo's Magic Theater in Colorado Springs Sept, 21 & 22 This week The Magic Word Podcast went on location to Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas where we sipped martinis and smoked cigars as we chatted about dove magic, care and handling of doves, working in Las Vegas showrooms and other international citie...

-1 s2019 DEC 12
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534: James Dimmare's Martinis and Magic
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