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The Magic Detective Podcast is a weekly podcast about the history of magic and magicians. Hosted by illusionist Dean Carnegie.

The Magic Detective Podcast Dean Carnegie

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

The Magic Detective Podcast is a weekly podcast about the history of magic and magicians. Hosted by illusionist Dean Carnegie.

    Ep 56 Al Flosso - The Coney Island Fakir

    Ep 56 Al Flosso - The Coney Island Fakir

    This episode is an interview with the author of the book, The Coney Island Fakir: The Magical Life of Al Flosso, Judge Gary Brown. He shares the life story of Flosso, as well as many anecdotes from his career. You'll hear stories that involve, Jackie Gleason, Danny Kaye, Houdini, and Milton Berle. And there is an easter egg in this episode if you know what that is. 
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcAdOV1eDDI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fSgMpDRNqc&t=3s
    Here is a bonus article on Flosso which is on the Magic Detective Blog
    https://www.themagicdetective.com/2020/08/abbott-costello-comedians-flosso.html 
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep 55 Hercat The Eminent American Illusionist

    Ep 55 Hercat The Eminent American Illusionist

    Hercat the Eminent American Illusionist, or was he? You'll have to listen to the podcast to find out. The Magic Detective is back from several weeks off. Two broken toes, a trip to the ER and several other nightmares, and he's back, good as new.
    The music for this episode proved by https://purple-planet.com
     

    • 24 min
    Ep 54 The Great Fetaque Sanders

    Ep 54 The Great Fetaque Sanders

    This week I talk about the life of Fetaque Sanders, a true showman and artist from Nashville TN, who worked with Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway and other prominent entertainers. He was and is an icon in the world of magic and one you need to know about! I also briefly talk about my friend, the late great Magical Genie, Eugene Johnson...that and more on this episode of the Magic Detective Podcast.
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    • 30 min
    Ep 53 KIO The Russian Illusionist

    Ep 53 KIO The Russian Illusionist

    KIO the great family of Russian Illusionists is the topic of this podcast. Their dynasty spans almost the entire 20th Century into the 21st Century. You'll hear about Emil Sr. and his two sons that would eventually take up the mantle.
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    • 28 min
    Ep 52 The One & Only Nate Leipzig

    Ep 52 The One & Only Nate Leipzig

    The great manipulator Nate Leipzig is the feature of episode 52. The more I learn about Leipzig, the more I love his magic. He was noted for being very kind and first and foremost a gentleman. He never had a bad word to say about another magician. This podcast started as an article on TheMagicDetective Blog, however this episode is greatly expanded.
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    The new facebook GROUP page can be accessed via https://www.facebook.com/groups/MagicDetectiveGroup/
     
     

    • 28 min
    Ep 51 Hereward Carrington Ghost Hunter

    Ep 51 Hereward Carrington Ghost Hunter

    Today I discuss a one time associate turned adversary of Houdini's, Psychic Investigator Hereward Carrington. I try to stick mostly to his magic career though I do veer slightly into psychic phenomenon. He is someone I didn't really know anything about. He's quite fascinated and highly respected in the world of physical researchers.
     
    There is a blog devoted to him at 
    http://herewardcarrington.blogspot.com
    Music for this episode provided by http://purple-planet.com
    The new facebook GROUP page can be accessed via https://www.facebook.com/groups/MagicDetectiveGroup/
     

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

kovacsian ,

Fascinating, entertaining and illuminating!

I’m a layman where magic’s concerned, but I do love to be fooled-and I love entertainment biography and history. Dean Carnegie’s a professional magician whose passion for the past is infectious in these well-written, thoughtful episodes. Mostly about 30 minutes each, they’re addictive. Try just one-on Houdini, for instance-and you’ll be hooked.

Jim78410954 ,

Excellent series

Well researched and flawlessly presented. Listening to this is well worth your time.

Neneosio ,

Great magic podcast

I don’t understand how Dean manage to get so much information, but and glad he does. This is a great podcast

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