INFORMAL INTERVIEWS WITH THE BIGGEST NAMES IN MAGIC
Ep 100 - David Copperfield
The 100th episode and season finale features an epic 2 hour interview with the greatest magician of all time David Copperfield in an interview unlike any you will have ever heard before. He discusses his childhood before magic, his early influences, the man who discovered him and his TV specials including The Statue of Liberty vanish. David also talks about his tours of the UK and how hard the British press were on him personally, the development of The Death Saw illusion, his strongest memories of the thousands of shows he has performed and also talks in detail about the incredible new magic in his current show which plays twice nightly at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This is the podcast of all podcasts!
Ep 99 - Chris Kenner
The second in our trio of interviews is with David Copperfield's Executive Producer Chris Kenner. In this interview Chris discusses his thoughts on creativity in magic and the overuse of that particular word. He also talks about his generosity towards young magicians and why he doesn't give them advice. Chris also shares the story of his first meeting with David Copperfield and how he made his way up the ranks to his current position. He talks about why the Tornado of Fire TV special was David's last and also shares an anecdote about a disagreement with the boss in a high pressure environment.
Ep 98 - Homer Liwag
The first of our trio of interviews looking at the David Copperfield brand sees Richard sitting down with Homer Liwag, David's Co-Director. Homer has worked for David for nearly 25 years and he designs many of the stage props, lighting and video in the show. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and is the son of an artist. Homer has an incredibly artistic eye which shines through in his magic and cinematography. In this interview Homer shares the story of how he went from a working close-up magician working in a themed magic restaurant to sitting on the stage in Las Vegas surrounded by all of David Copperfield's props in a matter of hours. Homer also gives us an amazing insight into one of the teams real secrets, their attention to detail.
Ep 97 - Teller
One of the worlds greatest living magicians takes to the podcast hot seat to discuss his incredible life. Teller discusses in detail some of the duo's most famous pieces and also talks about how important chat shows were to their rise to fame. He also speaks candidly about their special relationship with the UK, how he feels about modern day Las Vegas and he also shares his thoughts on exposure and The Magic Circle. Also he faces the difficult talks of choosing some of his favourite acts who have appeared on Fool Us.
Ep 96 - Mac King
Mac King's contract at Harrah's on The Strip in Las Vegas began in January 2000, his show is the longest running magic show in a single venue in Las Vegas history. In this episode Mac tells us why he thinks he has had such a long uninterrupted run, he shares the techniques he uses to stay in the moment in every show despite the relentless repetition. He also talks about his friendship with Lance Burton and how two Las Vegas headliners came out of the same magic club in Louisville, Kentucky. Mac also talks about his deal with Harrahs and how his show survived the recession in 2008.
Ep 95 - Nathan Burton
Las Vegas Headliner Nathan Burton takes to the hot seat for an insight into his longevity on The Strip with his comedy magic show. Nathan's show is rare for something so large in Las Vegas in that it is still to this day a family run business. He gives us an insight into the creation of two of his most famous illusions the toilet illusion and the microwave of death and also discusses his experience as a contestant on season one of America's Got Talent. He also discusses his first trip to Vegas, how the tiniest details can make the biggest difference to your show and how after many years of working non stop he is now finally finding the perfect balance of work, family and good health.
Biggest names in magic interviewed!
This is a fantastic podcast that has entertained me thoroughly for years. With Derren Brown, David Copperfield, Dynamo and many other well known stars. It really is the best of all magic podcasts.
Literally some of the most important listening for magicians and the like.
I magician friend recommended this to me, and as an actor that fell into magic on a project in 2013... i felt I had a LOT of learning to do to feel worthy of working in this fantastic business. Every single episode of this podcast was interesting, educational, entertaining and each a unique catalyst for further reading. I can’t believe this podcast is free. I’d have paid a lot for the information, the education, and the laughs Richard Young & his efforts has given me!
What a podcast. Commendable.
This has been a joy throughout, sad to see it coming to a close. A big thank you from me for your time and effort.