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Scott Wells is a full time professional magician who has traveled around the world where he has met, worked with and become friends with some pretty cool people. Enjoy listening to these podcasts with magicians talking about their magic, magic conventions and what's going on in the magic scene today.

The Magic Word Podcast Scott Wells

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 153 Ratings

Scott Wells is a full time professional magician who has traveled around the world where he has met, worked with and become friends with some pretty cool people. Enjoy listening to these podcasts with magicians talking about their magic, magic conventions and what's going on in the magic scene today.

    645: Sara Crasson - Resourceress

    645: Sara Crasson - Resourceress

    New York attorney, magician and author, Sara Crasson, can now add another title to her name: Resourceress of the S.A.M. The Society of American Magicians recently created this position for Sara which allows her to put together those who need knowledge and those who have experience. She is also the producer and emcee for the “Flavors of Magic” shows that feature magicians of diversity. And her book, “Own Your Magic” should be a “must read” for any magician who considers themself as a professional.
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    This week, Sara tells us what the “Resourceress” does and how she puts together people in our colony of magicians to make us a better, more knowledgeable community. She also recognized that there are a lot of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual persuasions, cultures and faiths within our magic world, all of whom need to have a platform and be recognized. So she founded “Flavors of Magic” which features those out of the mainstream, predominantly white male dominated field of magicians. She talks about how this came about and how she produces shows to highlight diversity.
    But the bulk of this conversation is our discussion of taking charge of your magic “brand” and how to go about protecting your name and your intellectual property using copyrighting, patenting and legal documentation. This can all be done online and her book “Own You Magic” details how to navigate through the complicated websites to get it done. But she also gives some basic instructions here on what to do and how to do it.






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    • 1 hr 14 min
    644: Joseph Gabriel - A Bird In Hand

    644: Joseph Gabriel - A Bird In Hand

    Multi-Award winning Broadway illusionist, Joseph Gabriel, single-handedly changed the face of magic with his iconic sleight-of-hand performance when he appeared on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” for the first time. Joseph is known for his signature style of producing various exotic birds and is equally adept at large-scale illusions, mentalism, and comedy audience participation. Soon after his appearance on “The Tonight Show”, Joseph began headlining in lavish Las Vegas review shows, such as the “Lido de Paris” at the Stardust Hotel and “City Lites” at the Flamingo where he headlined for nine years.


























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    643: Jody Baran - Stories from the O.G.

    643: Jody Baran - Stories from the O.G.

    This week’s guest is affectionately called an “O.G.” because the commonly held definition for the “Old Guy” term means, “a slang term for someone who's incredibly exceptional, authentic, or “old-school.” Jody Baran certainly personifies that definition because of his decades of performances including years aboard cruise ships and 17 years performing in a hotel in Maui, Hawaii. His associations with some of the legends in our community have taught him a lot which he shares with us this week.


























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    Jody shares lots of stories in this episode from his life that were taught to him by his friends like John Moehring, Lance Burton, Johnny Thompson, Channing Pollock, Jay Marshall and so many more. This episode contains more advice and wisdom than you can get from anywhere else. I think you’ll agree that this is a good one!






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    • 1 hr
    642: In the Classroom with Lior Manor

    642: In the Classroom with Lior Manor

    Lior Manor is more than a creative mindreader with fantastic products for the working mentalist, but he is also a very busy professional performer traveling around the world and specializing in entertaining the tech world of executives. This week we happened upon Lior quite by accident when attending the 2021 Abbott’s Get Together in Colon, Michigan. I was not expecting to see him there and he was not one of the paid performers nor lecturers. He was indiscreetly moving among the registrants for the most part quite unnoticed…except for me. We found a quiet office in the local high school and sat down for an interesting chat.


























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    Lior tells about some of his travels and exploits and creations in this week’s episode.






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    • 1 hr 5 min
    641: MagiFest - Day Three Report

    641: MagiFest - Day Three Report

    Saturday 18th September 202110:00am - 6pm Dealers Open
    10:00am - 11:00am Simon Aronson Memorial Event
    11:30pm - 12.30pm Steve Cohen Guest of Honor Ceremony and Event
    2:00pm - 3:00pm Carisa Hendrix Lecture
    3:30pm - 5pm Nate Staniforth Show and Lecture
    5:30pm - 6:30pm Asi Wind Lecture
    8:30pm - 10:00pm Gala Show hosted by Lucy Darling with Danny and Stacy Cole, Jeff and Tessa Evason, The Passing Zone and Alex Ramon.


























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    00:00:17 - Richard Hatch gives us a

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    640: MagiFest - Day Two Report

    640: MagiFest - Day Two Report

    Friday 17th September 202110:00am - 6pm Dealers Open (Closed for lunch 12:30 - 2:00pm)
    10:00am - 11:30am Eric Jones Show and Lecture
    12:30pm - 1:30pm The Magifest Session: Hosted by Andi Gladwin, featuring Tim Hill, and Terry Ward
    2:30pm - 3:30pm Alexander Boyce Show and Lecture
    4:30pm - 5:30pm Joshua Jay’s How Magicians Think Talk & Interview
    7:00pm - 8:00pm Lucy Darling Show
    8:00pm - 9:00pm Terry Ward in the Lobby
    9:00pm - 10:00pm Asi Wind Show
    10:00pm - 11:30pm Terry Ward in the Lobby


























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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

xanadu1215 ,

This is great for both non-magicians and magicians alike

Scott really knows how to interview. He has interesting people with a lot of fun facts and insights into their performances and life. This is a podcast that is enjoyable to listen to. I feel you’ll get a lot out of it just by relaxing with an hour or so with the magic word podcast.

1Jung1 ,

Good Stuff

These guys are fun, enthusiastic and laid back. But more importantly, they are always educational and entertaining. The stories are priceless

Sparky538 ,

Good info, but a lot of chaff

Scott has amazing guests and some good conversations with them. But as he admits in last episode (#614 at time of this review) he engages in conversations with old friends and the listeners are treated like flies on the wall.

Which is fine if that’s what you want and you want to put up with discussions about their mutual friends you may never have heard of (and no context provided) or inside jokes. Scott also sometimes talks over his guests or asks questions that take them off topic or down a rabbit hole.

There are wonderful tidbits in some episodes about tricks, showmanship, innovation, etc. you just have to wait to get to it.

For listening entertainment I’d rate it a 4.

For magic context I rate on the low end. So average out to a 3.

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