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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.

The Magic Word Podcast Scott Wells

    • Performing Arts

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.

    571: Jamie Salinas - The Part Time Pro

    571: Jamie Salinas - The Part Time Pro

    This week’s episode came about thanks to the suggestion of a listener who asked that we have a conversation about being a part time performer while still holding down a full time job outside of magic. Jamie Salinas is just the perfect person I know who is a successful businessman, husband, father and performer. In addition to all of that, he is also a magic inventor, dealer, videographer and producer.
    Award Winning Magician, Jamie Salinas performed his magic at the Big Blue Whale Toys and Curiosities located in Houston, Texas on 19h street in the Heights for their fourth anniversary celebration. For more information about the store, visit http://www.bigbluewhaletoys.com
    In this episode of “The Art of Magic”, Jamie Salinas discuses how Groundhog Day is important to magic. More specifically, the movie is related to magic. Learn some tips to improve your show.


























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    570: Dan Witkowski - Cereal Genius

    570: Dan Witkowski - Cereal Genius

    This week’s guest is another of those who is long overdue to tell his 40+ years of experience. Dan Witkowski and his company, MagicCom, has created unique magical experiences for the NFL, Coca-Cola, General Mills, the medical field and even the Whitehorse. Dan tells a lot of interesting stories from his experience of creating and producing not just one, but two halftime shows for the Super Bowl in consecutive years.
    Dan has been an infrequent guest in the past having been on at least two convention report podcasts where he was attending and giving his assessment of the daily activities. So it was a delight to have a much more in-depth conversation with him here.


























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    • 1 hr 4 min
    569: Joe Stevens - Magic Dealer Trailblazer

    569: Joe Stevens - Magic Dealer Trailblazer

    Joe Stevens opened Stevens Magic Emporium in 1973 and over the decades has been a trailblazer introducing new ideas and concepts now ingrained into our magic landscape. His Greater Magic Video Library set the standard for professionally presenting magic instruction on video. He also created the GeMiNi Network in the 1990’s which was the forerunner of every magic forum we see and use today. He also instituted the Wichita Conclave that moved to Las Vegas where it became the Desert Magic Seminar with big dollar prizes and trophies from Siegfried & Roy. These are but a few of the innovations developed by Stevens Magic Emporium and they still thrive as a brick-and-mortar magic shop plus a successful online presence guided by the next generation of the Stevens family, Mark Stevens.


























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    • 1 hr 8 min
    568: Chris Cox - It's Mind Reading, Baby!

    568: Chris Cox - It's Mind Reading, Baby!

    If David Tennant (the tenth Dr. Who), The Amazing Kreskin and Austin Powers somehow shared their DNA to create a character, then I think the result would be Chris Cox. Hands down, Chris Cox is one of the most animated, talented, creative and exciting young mentalists I have ever seen perform. He immediately breaks the “fourth wall” as he engages with his audience and his character is loved, understood and accepted. Touring with “The Illusionists” Chris is “The Mentalist” of the group though for my money he rivaled the hilarity and warmth of “The Trickster” host of the show, David Williamson. Chris is just that dynamic and good.
    The award winning mind-reader who can't read minds, Chris Cox performs an incredible, amazing and mind-blowing trick on BBC Three's Killer Magic. Featuring a...A holiday-themed edition of "The Illusionists," a cavalcade of magic and stunts, is running on Broadway for a limited time. Chris Cox, who calls himself a mindreader who doesn’t read minds.


























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    567: David Kaye - The Method Behind His Silliness

    567: David Kaye - The Method Behind His Silliness

    In response to listeners’ requests for more content and conversations with children and family show entertainer, this week we go to the “top” and visit with David “Silly Billy” Kaye who is regarded by many as one of the best known kid show entertainers in the world today.
    Before the Magic Word Podcast became a reality, I was part of a podcast produced by Dodd Vickers called “Magic Newswire”. For quite some time on Sunday evenings, Dodd put together a small band of us, each with specific backgrounds and skill sets, to talk with some of the biggest names in magic (like Johnny Thompson, Mac King, Jamy Ian Swiss, and others). One of the other “co-hosts” with me was David Kaye. Though we had known each other from our times together at various magic conventions, we got to know each other better through our Sunday evening gatherings online from our respective homes before that was a “thing”.
    This is a performance of the magic trick called Princess In A Pickle, created by Silly Billy. It was shot at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. A great routine for your show. Packs really flat and plays big and funny for 7 minutes. Buy Princess in a Pickle at https://www.sillymagic.com/product/pr... Silly Billy performs children’s magic for kids in New York.


























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    David gives us a mini-lecture on the differences in “appreciation” of magic for children of different ages. This is a wonderful, insightful and educational episode for anyone interested in performing for children, regardless if you are just getting started or if you have been entertaining children for years.






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    • 1 hr 6 min
    566: Harry Lorayne Remembers

    566: Harry Lorayne Remembers

    Named by MAGIC Magazine as one of “The 100 most Influential Magicians of the 20th Century.”, Harry Lorayne is a name that is respected and renown throughout generations of card magicians. He has several books and videos on magic, though in the world outside of magic he is best known as a memory expert who taught his course throughout the globe. He popularized his books, “Secrets of Mind Power” and “How to Develop a Super Power Memory” during his appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and many globe trotting tours.
    Today, we’ve managed to book, without exaggeration, the world’s foremost expert on memory and memory training: Harry Lorayne.


























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    Harry tells us about how Al Hirschfeld drew his picture, how he developed his incredible memory, performing on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, his relationship with Jerry Lucas, the development of his books and the 20 years of Apocalypse, some of his favorite tricks, and he also gives us a short course in mnemonics and memory.
    BTW, in the early part of this episode we talk about Al Hirschfeld’s representative being a former agent for Max Malini. I was corrected by Richard Hatch who reminded me that it was NOT Max Malini but Kuda Bux that she handled.






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    • 1 hr 28 min

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