Showing posts with label # interview. Show all posts
Showing posts with label # interview. Show all posts

14 January 2021

Virtual SAM Assembly: With Connie Boyd, Tina Lenert, Carisa Hendrix, and Juliana Chen

From the January 13th Facebook post from Assembly V1.1:

This month we are handing things over to Magical Women with Connie Boyd. Connie will be welcoming an all star panel of guest for our next meeting to talk about magic and the the ever expanding footprint of women in magic. We are excited to welcome FISM winner Juliana Chen, The Magic Castle's 1994 Stage Magician of the Year Tina Lenert and the current Stage Magicians of the Year Carisa Hendrix. to join us this Sunday.


We hope to see everyone there, this Sunday January 17.





07 January 2021

Discourse in Magic roundup

Jonah Babins has also been busy.  Have a look and a listen to some of his wonderful recent podcasts!  (And if Jonah tricked you with an April Fools' podcast a number of years ago, have a look at the second last episode on this list.  That's your reward!)


14 December 2020

Darcy Oake: Virtual (Dec 19) and interview with Steve Spade

December 19:  Exclusive UK and North America showtimes.

Go to for tickets, more information, and easter eggs!

In addition, Darcy was recently interviewed by Steve Spade on the Deceive Reality podcast.  Have a listen to episode 19:

From Darcy's November 14th Instagram post:

12 December 2020

Shawn Farquhar interviewed by Craig Petty

From the December 1st episode of Craig Petty's Magic TV on YouTube:

This week on the channel we have Shawn Farquar.  Shawn Farquhar is a Canadian magician notable for his title as the "Grand Prix World Champion of Magic" from the International Federation of Magic Societies

His awards include being the only magician in history to win First Place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) for both Stage and Sleight of Hand, twice Canadian Association of Magicians Magician of the Year, First Place at the Society of American Magicians annual magic convention competition, three Silver (2nd Place) awards, and a First (World Championship) in Card Magic and the Grand Prix World Championship for Close Up at FISM, the "Olympics of Magic". In August 2009, he won his most prestigious prize at the FISM World Championship of Magic in Beijing.

On May 1, 2010, the Canadian Association of Magicians once again named him Canadian Magician of the Year, making him the only two-time recipient of their most prestigious award.

Read more and watch interview.



10 December 2020

Jason Verners from The Moment House

Listen to the December 1st episode of Magicians Talking Magic podcast to hear Jason talk about the show below, among other things.


From The Moment House:

Join in the magic from the comfort of your own home! Jason Verners will be live streaming a brand new interactive magic experience on Moment House for one-night-only. Every ticket purchase will include a "Mystery Envelope" which will be mailed to you, inside you will find the ingredients and tools to have magic happen in your own hands during the performance. This is not like watching magic on TV or being a part of a ZOOM conference call, this is something brand new. Jason is excited to provide his supporters and fans with an intimate virtual experience like never before.

Only 1 ticket purchase is required per household.
Join us for Episode 1 of Virtual Magic!

Envelope Shipping Cut-Offs: (You will recieve a .PDF if purchased past date)
Canada: December 28, 2020
USA: December 21, 2020
International: December 14, 2020

Live-streamed from VicVR. Directed by Livestream Victoria.

Read more and buy tickets.

07 December 2020

Gwyn Auger and Marion Outerbridge interviewed by Bruce Kalver

From the Backstage S.A.M. podcast website:

A boxjumper is a magician’s assistant that willingly goes into boxes to get cut up, transformed, or levitated. How does one become a box jumper? What training does it take? Are there any accidents that happen?  

Bruce Kalver interviews Gwyn Auger, a box jumper for hire, and Marion Outerbridge, the one-half of The Outerbridges - a well-known Illusion show.

Read more and listen to the podcast.


28 November 2020

Ryan Pilling with Alan Fisher on "Inside the Ring"

From the November 19th Facebook post by Alan Fisher:

Many thanks to my good buddy Ryan Pilling - Magician for having me as a guest on the 2nd episode of his new talk show "Inside The Ring", a look inside the pages of "The Linking Ring" (the monthly magazine of the IBM - International Brotherhood of Magicians). The replay can be found on the show's website - My segment starts at 59:20. But please, don't fast forward to that or you'll miss the best parts of the show.




26 November 2020

Wes Barker on Steve Spade's podcast, Deceive Reality

Listen to episode 16 of Deceive Reality at Google Podcasts


From Steve Spade's November 21st Facebook post:

Strong Magic, Strong Whiskey and also contains Strong Language.. 😂🥃 (You have been warned) , we had such fun chatting with Wes Barker Tonight on the Deceive Reality podcast, so good to hear the real story about fooling Penn & Teller on fool us, his new magic TV show that he is filming with three of his magic friends in 2021, and his Good the bad and the ugly story about even a guy with an oxygen tank isn't going to help you on a sinking ship... 😁 It's all in here plus big ANNOUNCEMENT.
Deceive Reality is now Ireland's only professional online Magic shop..
"Childhood dream coming true..." 


23 November 2020

Loran interviewed on C'est ça la vie

From the November 8th Facebook post by Loran Magie (translated by Facebook):

If you want to know me better, here's a recorded interview for the program ′′ C ' est est la vie ′′ broadcast on the channel TELUS. But here you will discover not the magician, but rather the ′′ person ′′ behind the character. I tell my personal life journey. It's not always easy to be an artist in your soul, but it's my life and I wouldn't change it.

14 November 2020

Jason Palter interviewed on Wes Iseli’s Magiclife Podcast

From the November 4th Facebook post by Wes Iseli’s Magiclife:

Check out this week’s episode of Wes Iseli’s Magiclife Podcast #16 with Jason Palter 

09 November 2020

Julie Eng on Who Books That? with Harrison Greenbaum

From the November 4 YouTube Livestream by Harrison Greenbaum:

Tune in TONIGHT at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT as comedian and magician Harrison Greenbaum interviews the multitalented JULIE ENG!  Watch LIVE to participate and be a part of the show!

With surprise guests John Carney, Sandra Eng, David Ben, Jason England, & Bill Abbott.

Presented by the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

04 November 2020

Shawn Farquhar (and a host of other magicians) featured in New York Times

This article includes quotes from magicians such as Shawn Farquhar, Ken Scott, Stephen Bargatze, Alexander Boyce, Jason Michaels, Kayla Drescher, and John Wolfson!


From the October 31st article "What if They Could Make the Pandemic Go Poof?" by Kenneth Sturtz in the New York Times:

Mr. Farquhar turned to virtual magic out of boredom. Homebound and desperate to perform for an audience, he arranged a free Facebook Live show. He committed to an hour, thinking he could adapt existing material. He was struggling after 15 minutes.

“I realized I was talking to a green light on a camera and there was no interaction,” he said. “It wasn’t Zoom, it was just me talking and trying to keep an energy up.”

He found not being able to interact with an audience in real time to be “soul-sucking.” He tried Instagram Live, but he soured on that too. It wasn’t until a friend recruited enough paying customers for a Zoom show that Mr. Farquhar changed his mind. There were stumbling blocks, like keeping people engaged and dealing with dozens of audio and video feeds. But when he learned he could interact with the audience, he developed a dedicated virtual show.


“Magic thrives when people are at their worst because people at their worst need hope,” Mr. Farquhar said. “And that’s what magic is.”

Read more.

30 October 2020

Chris Ramsay interviews Neil Patrick Harris (and vice versa)

On the heels of the Big Tricks Energy announcement, Chris Ramsay released his recent interview with Neil Patrick Harris.  They discuss magic, sexism in Hallowe'en costumes, puzzles, escape rooms, and Neil's new product BoxONE.

From the October 27th upload on Chris Ramsay's YouTube channel:

27 October 2020

Ryan Pilling interviewed on "The Best Magicians You've Never Heard Of"

From the September 29th Facebook post by Tips & Tricks for Magicians:

Catch 22: If I tell you I'm the guest on "The Best Magicians You've Never Heard Of" this week then I should NOT be the guest because in order to hear this from me you must have heard of me, thus making me ineligible to be on the show.

From the October 1st upload on the Sleightly Magic YouTube channel:

05 October 2020

Michel Huot on "Trick or Treat"

From Michel Huot's October 2nd Facebook post:

Mike Maione from New-York is hosting a very good show. Come check it out this monday

From the Parlor of Mystery mailing list:

Monday, October 5 - 11AM EDT
Michel Huot
Trick or Treat
Quebec’s favorite corporate magician is my guest this week. Michel Huot is a funny, innovative, and inventive magician who has produced some of the most popular effects used by magicians worldwide.

Monday’s show will be packed with lots of goodies. You’ll see funny stuff from Monty and Walker, a visit from the dead mentalist Alexander, some Brain Candy from Scott Franz and Geoff Williams, a bit of magic from me, and what promises to be a great chat with Michel.

Trick or Treat streams, Monday, at 11AM on the Parlor of Mystery Facebook page. Join us on Facebook and be part of the fun or watch it later on the Parlor of Mystery Facebook page or the Mike Maione channel on YouTube.


23 July 2020

Sessions with Shawn Farquhar (and "A Cup of Tea")

From Shawn Farquhar's July 22nd Facebook post:
With ONLY four spots still open for the August 3rd Session and a ton of emails from folks in Europe and elsewhere asking for a different time slot, I have decided to do one more on August 4th. This one will be at 12:00 PM (noon) in Vancouver which will be a much more reasonable hour for my friends in Paris, London, Tel Aviv, Sweden, Norway, etc.

Read more and register.

From the June 16th episode "#17 How to fool Penn & Teller not once but 3 times? A Cup of T asks champion magician Shawn Farquhar" of A Cup of Tea on YouTube"

Howard Brown has the most amazing story to tell. In fact several stories as a twin, cancer survivor. And the collaboration of jewish and muslim faiths to serve meals to first responders. Listen to learn more from Lady Sarah and Keith Fields on their 30 mins show - A Cup of T.

Champion of champions Shawn Farquhar will be joining from Canada. He has fooled Penn and Teller on their hit show 'Fool Us', not once but 3 times. He has magic and stories about his magic theater 'Hidden Wonders' to share.

20 July 2020

Luc Langevin interviewed by Matt Pritchard

From the July 15th post "Luc Langevin – magician (#124)" by Matt Pritchard at Words of Wonder:
How do science and magic interact?

Well, in history… since the beginning 🙂 In my own story, I started to be fascinated by magic at the age of 6 when I saw a magician for the first time. Around the age of 8 or 9, when I first learned about the existence of atoms, I became passionate by science too because I saw an opportunity to really understand how the world works. Magic and science were my 2 passions for many years and when I was around 22, I decided to link them in the presentation of my magic tricks in order to have a signature as magician and really be myself on stage. We created my first TV show around that time, and I needed to be different from other magicians. Using the science to do it was the natural choice.

Read more.