Funny and fascinating stories from those working in the magic, comedy, circus and variety industry.
BLACKPOOL MAGIC CONVENTION PREVIEW
We preview the Blackpool Magic Convention with our hot take on which lectures, shows and performers you cannot afford to miss.
Listen to our exclusive interviews with Max Maven, Ben Hart and Magic Sam to find out what you can expect from their performances at the convention. All this and much more on this week's Talking Tricks.
Tony Middleton joins us to discuss his journey to producing and performing two weekly West End shows in London and launching a magic bar Maskelyne & Cooke in the capital.
He tells us how stopping for a coffee in a hotel in St Pancras led to gaining a gig as the resident magician, producing shows for David Stone, Chris Dugdale and Mahdi Gilbert and the London Festival of Close-up Magic. He also chats about his Secret Cellar project, TV aspirations and much more.
Richard Filby joins us to discuss the London opening of his full evening variety show The Richard Filby Spectacule.
Richard talks about what led to him finally getting his show off and running above a vintage clothes shop in London, breaking his foot the night before he was last set to open a show and his life and career as a full time street performer in Covent Garden.
We also chat about his early beginnings in Australia, juggling, card throwing, magic, comedy and all the other amazing circus skills he posses.
TALKING MIRACLES: JESUS CHRIST
We gear up for Christmas by talking the miracles of Jesus with Christian magician Mark Watson. Mark gives us the full story behind Jesus's iconic miracles and his lesser known ones, plus how they have inspired magicians from Paul Daniels and Penn & Teller to Barry & Stewart and Criss Angel and Dynamo.
Find out the true meaning of Christmas and learn about these miracles.
TIERNAN DOUIEB // GENERAL ELECTION PREVIEW
Tiernan Douieb joins us to talk being a political comedian and preview the upcoming British General Election.
Tiernan tells us what led to him becoming a political comedian, discusses touring as the support act for Frankie Boyle and gives his predictions for this week's General Election.
He also tells us everything we need to know about the GE and the party leaders.
BRACE YOURSELF ... IT'S TOM BRACE
Tom Brace joins us to discuss embarking on a 30-day UK headline tour, finding the perfect blend of magic show to be fun for all the family but not 'too kiddy' and getting his start in magic with a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
We also talk close-up magic gigs in London, disastrous opening nights, the best and worst way to hand out flyers and how to fail your Magic Circle entrance exam.
Also, after the conversation takes a turn towards football, we reveal our starting eleven football teams made up of magicians.
Kieron is crazy in a good way
Fun deep and pretty strange at times loved it.
Paul Dabek - what a guy
Love this 💋