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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

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

    Ep 73 A Thanksgiving Story

    Ep 73 A Thanksgiving Story

    This is a story from the life of Houdini and Hardeen. I give you a bit of backstory to start with and the actual Thanksgiving part is near the end. A funny story and a short one. Hey, who wants to listen to podcasts on Thanksgiving. This one is short enough to listen to and then get back with the family for dinner! Enjoy.

    • 14 min
    Ep 72 The Devil & Harry Kellar Old Style Radio Drama

    Ep 72 The Devil & Harry Kellar Old Style Radio Drama

    Well, it's finally here, the Halloween Edition of my podcast and it's one week late, LOL. This is a fictional story turned into an old style radio drama. Most of the story is actually true....with the exception of one thing (the devil). Anyway, it's a very cool story and I know you will enjoy it!


    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/litsmovie/lost-in-the-shuffle-a-feature-documentary

    • 39 min
    Ep 71 The Houdini Wonder Show

    Ep 71 The Houdini Wonder Show

    This week I cover The Houdini Wonder Show, a special show he did in 1922. It involved a cast of characters and I give you a brief bio of each of the various performers.


    I also mention my review of David Copperfield's History of Magic Book which is over on my blog at: https://www.themagicdetective.com/2021/10/book-david-copperfields-history-of-magic.html


     

    • 21 min
    Ep 70 David Devant - England‘s Greatest Magician

    Ep 70 David Devant - England‘s Greatest Magician

    We begin Season 4 with an exploration into the life and magic of
    David Devant. You'll hear about his early days, his various creations,
    his time with Egyptian Hall and St. Georges Hall and beyond. And,
    you'll find out what he really died from.

    • 42 min
    Ep 69 Magic History Recollections

    Ep 69 Magic History Recollections

    This one is a short podcast. Rather than leave you with nothing, I decided to share a few quick stories. They're related to two individuals who both had birthdays this week. I think you'll enjoy the stories. And please go to my blog www.TheMagicDetective.com to read some additional thoughts on 'Books'. 


     

    • 16 min
    Ep 68 The World Renown Long Tack Sam

    Ep 68 The World Renown Long Tack Sam

    On this episode you'll learn about a wonderful Chinese Magician and Vaudevillian, Long Tack Sam. This podcast is slightly shorter than most because as it turns out there is a documentary on Sam done by a relative of his. And rather than give you ALL the details of his life, I gave you a quick overview and am going to provide a link to the documentary so you can see that as well.


    Click here to see The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam Documentary


    https://www.nfb.ca/film/the_magical_life_of_long_tack_sam/

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Denise0012 ,

A smooth listen!

Carnegie has one of those voices that you could just listen to him reading the phone book! Are there phone books anymore? Well, you get my meaning! The content on top of that, is excellent. I’m learning, but not even aware!

Ninny1203 ,

Hooked for sure!

The more I listen, the more I seem to get hooked on the Magic Detective podcast. Dean Carnegie is a affable host and a thorough biographer. I have always considered myself an aficionado of magic history, but Dean has introduced me to magicians I have never even remotely heard of before. I find the podcast compelling, interesting, and overall delightful educating. Please keep these episodes coming as they are infinitely appreciated. Bravo Dean!

David der German ,

Great - history of magic

Very well done. Well researched, accurate, and pleasantly delivered.

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