Magic Chats is a weekly interview show hosted by Lyra Hill. Each week, a different guest brings in a variety of sounds that move them. We listen together, and then chat about it.
Each episode of Magic Chats opens with a listener-submitted Magic Moment, and concludes with the Mystery of the Week. Listeners are encouraged to write in to firstname.lastname@example.org and help solve the Mystery!
Magic Chats theme and effects created by Tyson Torstensen.
Magic Chats Ep.8 - Sara Sandmel
On the eighth episode of Magic Chats, I interview Sara Sandmel, an educator working to create space for radical queer Jewish learning. We discuss cynicism, God, leadership and the sky.
Magic Chats Ep.7 - Tom Gaulke
On the seventh episode of Magic Chats, I interview Tom Gaulke, a pastor at First Trinity Lutheran Church in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. We discuss authenticity, conversion moments, and joyous rebellion.
Magic Chats Ep.6 - Matt Woods
On the sixth episode of Magic Chats, I interview Matt Woods, a teaching artist and interdisciplinary cultivator of media including music, photography, and video. We discuss language, vulnerability, and the autumn of one's life.
Magic Chats Ep.5 - Lillie West
On the fifth episode of Magic Chats, I interview Lillie West, a musician and visual artist who specializes in the claw machine. We talk about fame, love, luck, and embarrassment.
Magic Chats Ep.4 - Corey Ziemba
On the fourth episode of Magic Chats, I interview Corey Ziemba, a doctoral student in neural science at New York University. We talk about trance states, neurons firing, and the edges of visual perception.
Magic Chats Ep.3 - Marian Doub
On the third episode of Magic Chats, I interview Marian Doub, an economic justice activist living in San Francisco. We talk about responsibility, gratitude, nuclear disarmament, and finding peace in nature.