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Join professional Magicians Kayla Drescher & Carisa Hendrix for this funny, feminist podcast about the world of magic

Shezam Kayla Drescher & Carisa Hendrix

    • Performing Arts

Join professional Magicians Kayla Drescher & Carisa Hendrix for this funny, feminist podcast about the world of magic

    048 – SAM Convention Recap

    048 – SAM Convention Recap

    Kayla tells Carisa all about the SAM convention and they discuss the representation of women and overall diversity.



    Intro / Shezam theme0:00:00Catching Up0:00:34SAM Convention0:04:42Stars of Tomorrow0:08:12Dealers room0:11:17Converations about diversity0:12:40Mac King Roast0:16:49Ding Yang’s performance0:22:34Problematic commentary0:26:20Credit where credit’s due0:36:31Importance of repesentation0:42:55Call to action: tell bookers what you want to see0:50:53Shezam theme / SAM Funding / Stinger0:58:15

    • 59 min
    047 – Get Motivated – Special Episode

    047 – Get Motivated – Special Episode

    It’s a little over a month into the new year, how are your resolutions going? We’re here to give you a well timed push back onto your path.



    Shezam theme / Intro0:00:00Lindsay Benner0:01:20John Lovick0:06:06Stephen Bargatze0:07:59Lili VonSchtupp0:12:43Max Maven0:17:37Shezam’s Motivation0:20:36Shezam theme / SAM Funding0:21:28







    “Motivational Posters” by Kathryn Awe is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

    • 21 min
    046 – Alexandra Duvivier & Rachel Wax LIVE from the Chicago Magic Lounge

    046 – Alexandra Duvivier & Rachel Wax LIVE from the Chicago Magic Lounge

    It’s women’s week again at the Chicago Magic Lounge! This time Carisa Hendrix is joined by Alexandra Duvivier & Rachel Wax to chat about character, culture and tell some fun stories.



    Intro / Shezam Theme0:00:00Women in Magic Week0:01:11Shezam cocktail0:05:43Inspirations for female magicians0:08:20Establishing character in 8 seconds0:11:55Marketing women in magic0:23:05Benefitting from the cultural shift0:28:26What trick got you into magic?0:36:26How can other magicians be better allies?0:40:42What have you had to sacrifice for your career?0:49:37Quick stories0:52:28Shezam Theme / IBM Funding / Stinger0:55:44

    • 56 min
    045 – Paige Thompson and Jan Rose at the Chicago Magic Lounge

    045 – Paige Thompson and Jan Rose at the Chicago Magic Lounge

    Paige Thompson and Jan Rose join Carisa Hendrix to discuss their journey in magic and how the Chicago Magic Lounge pushed them both to developing new identities on-stage.

    • 54 min
    044 – Kayla and Carisa catch up

    044 – Kayla and Carisa catch up

    After a few one on one interviews, Kayla and Carisa get together to catch up with each other and you.



    Intro / Shezam theme0:00:00Catching up0:00:39Performing at San Quentin0:02:56Shezam interviews Shezam0:14:12Show developments in Chicago0:16:30Strongest and most improved aspects of your act0:21:46Preventing burnout0:25:44Homebase vs suitcase0:29:17Lightning round0:33:53Touring family0:38:51On the road vs at home0:42:56Essenial skills for touring groups0:50:06Developing material for shorter acts0:52:32Lightning round0:58:07SAM funding / Shezam theme1:03:35

    • 1 hr 4 min
    043 – Jade on both the Lovely and the Hard things

    043 – Jade on both the Lovely and the Hard things

    Jade is our first repeat guest! She was part of our live podcast at the Chicago Magic lounge in 2018 and now we have her back to get into a things a bit more deeply.



    Intro / Shezam Theme0:00:00Jade’s magic origin0:02:31Faux Chinese aesthetic in magic0:12:14Mistaken identity0:18:14Thumb tie0:20:35Worst moment on stage0:23:53Quick change0:30:58Reinventing show and self0:36:36Self-produced show as workshop0:40:50Tamasudare0:44:39Handling sexual assault0:51:58Lightning round1:06:14Shezam Theme / SAM Funding1:10:35

    • 1 hr 11 min

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