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The Penguin Magic Podcast is a weekly show bringing you interviews from the top names in magic and a behind the scenes look at the P3 Magic Studios. Tune in to get a heads up on all the latest goings on at PenguinMagic.com

Penguin Magic Podcast Erik Tait

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 44 Ratings

The Penguin Magic Podcast is a weekly show bringing you interviews from the top names in magic and a behind the scenes look at the P3 Magic Studios. Tune in to get a heads up on all the latest goings on at PenguinMagic.com

    Paul Green - The Green Touch To Commercial Magic - S5E36

    Paul Green - The Green Touch To Commercial Magic - S5E36

    Paul Green is a living legend in magic who has built a career on creating commercially accessible routines that truly connect with his audiences. He discusses his approach to creating material, giving back to the community through acts of service, and how to make your magic better by listening to your audiences. Next week Nick & Erik return to discuss new products and current magic events.

    • 44 min
    Diamond Jim Tyler - The Moving Card On Ceiling Ruse - S5E35

    Diamond Jim Tyler - The Moving Card On Ceiling Ruse - S5E35

    Diamond Jim Tyler talks about Bamboozlers, how he went from restaurant magician to performing in the homes of the most well-known people in the world and becoming a legend with a couple of pranks. Nick Locapo is off this week, but don't worry; this week's episode is full of some of the wildest stories we've heard yet.

    • 43 min
    Paige Thompson - The Grind Gets You Good - S5E34

    Paige Thompson - The Grind Gets You Good - S5E34

    Paige Thompson has appeared on Penn & Teller Fool Us, Masters of Illusion, and is a resident magician at The Chicago Magic Lounge. She is starting to headline some of the biggest magic theaters and cruise ships, and we get the inside info on where she is going. Before that, Erik & Nick discuss the newest tricks of the week and answer a listener question on how to handle hecklers.

    • 53 min
    Todd Robbins - A Man With A Nail In His Face And Glass In His Mouth - S5E33

    Todd Robbins - A Man With A Nail In His Face And Glass In His Mouth - S5E33

    Todd Robbins is a master of the sideshow arts. He's eaten more than 5,000 lightbulbs, swallowed swords, fire, and hammered nails into his face to the delight of audiences around the world. In this episode he discusses his path to the absurd, and talks about Play Dead with Teller and Speakeasy Magick in New York. The show starts with Nick and Erik recapping the new tricks of the week and sharing their tips for overcoming stage fright and performing nerves.Speakeasy Magick: https://speakeasymag...

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Fankie Foti - From Los Angeles to The House of Cards - S5E32

    Fankie Foti - From Los Angeles to The House of Cards - S5E32

    Frankie Foti is one of the resident magicians at House of Cards in Nashville, and he takes some time from his busy schedule to tell us all about HOC, as well as the way he enchants his audience. Nick Locapo and Erik Tait kick off the show by discussing the hot new tricks that just came out, Nick's turn at The Magic Castle, and the difficulties of breaking in new material.

    • 57 min
    Landon Stark - Business Models and Real Housewives - S5E31

    Landon Stark - Business Models and Real Housewives - S5E31

    Landon Stark talks to us from Magic Live about building his business to farm work out to other magicians, and discusses his turn performing for The Real Housewives program. Nick Locapo is out this week, but we have Cody Clark stop by to tell us the magic he never leaves the house without in The Everyday Carry.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Shewbillden ,

Great podcast, great guests, excellent host

Stumbled upon the Penguin pod last week, and have listened to way too many episodes to date (about 40).

PROS:
- Large array of guests from all areas of magic, from cardsharps to mentalists and beyond
- Topics ranging from biography to history to effects to stage management, and even neurodivergence w Cate-asauraus!
- The too book / effects section
- Erik Tait as a v knowledgeable host unafraid to ask any question
- Discount code of a good amount for features Penguin effect
- Very danceable theme music

CONS
- I’d love it if the interview section doubled, Erik could cover more ground and in more depth
- I can’t find an MP3 of the theme music to download for my Friday Night Magic Dance Parties

In short, Erik’s interviewing talent is as towering as Nick Locapo’s hair, so give it a listen!

Magus2012 ,

Less was more

Erik Tait’s Penguin podcast has been a weekly highlight for the last five years. A thirty minute interview that didn’t ask the same old questions. A midpoint ad would often feature a product with a discount.
Now it’s 75 to 90 minutes of shilling products and rambling conversations with Nick. Nick seems like a good guy but he never seems prepared. Maybe he thinks it’s cute?
The few interviews that have been done since the change are still good but not as tight and engaging. In the last six months it seems Erik may have run out of people to talk to.
I realize that this is sponsored by one of two major Magic companies but remember less is more.

gordonross ,

Once great, now not so sure

This has long been my favorite magician podcast. Focused, tight, and interesting. But the change to a longer format has me listening less often. I think Penguin needs to remember that “always leave them wanting more” is sage advice.

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