100 episodes


The Magicians' Podcast Richard Young

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings


    Ep 100 - David Copperfield

    Ep 100 - David Copperfield

    The 100th episode and season finale features an epic 2 hour interview with the greatest magician of all time David Copperfield in an interview unlike any you will have ever heard before. He discusses his childhood before magic, his early influences, the man who discovered him and his TV specials including The Statue of Liberty vanish. David also talks about his tours of the UK and how hard the British press were on him personally, the development of The Death Saw illusion, his strongest memories of the thousands of shows he has performed and also talks in detail about the incredible new magic in his current show which plays twice nightly at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This is the podcast of all podcasts!

    • 2 hr 11 min
    Ep 99 - Chris Kenner

    Ep 99 - Chris Kenner

    The second in our trio of interviews is with David Copperfield's Executive Producer Chris Kenner. In this interview Chris discusses his thoughts on creativity in magic and the overuse of that particular word. He also talks about his generosity towards young magicians and why he doesn't give them advice. Chris also shares the story of his first meeting with David Copperfield and how he made his way up the ranks to his current position. He talks about why the Tornado of Fire TV special was David's last and also shares an anecdote about a disagreement with the boss in a high pressure environment. 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep 98 - Homer Liwag

    Ep 98 - Homer Liwag

    The first of our trio of interviews looking at the David Copperfield brand sees Richard sitting down with Homer Liwag, David's Co-Director. Homer has worked for David for nearly 25 years and he designs many of the stage props, lighting and video in the show. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and is the son of an artist. Homer has an incredibly artistic eye which shines through in his magic and cinematography. In this interview Homer shares the story of how he went from a working close-up magician working in a themed magic restaurant to sitting on the stage in Las Vegas surrounded by all of David Copperfield's props in a matter of hours. Homer also gives us an amazing insight into one of the teams real secrets, their attention to detail.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Ep 97 - Teller

    Ep 97 - Teller

    One of the worlds greatest living magicians takes to the podcast hot seat to discuss his incredible life. Teller discusses in detail some of the duo's most famous pieces and also talks about how important chat shows were to their rise to fame. He also speaks candidly about their special relationship with the UK, how he feels about modern day Las Vegas and he also shares his thoughts on exposure and The Magic Circle. Also he faces the difficult talks of choosing some of his favourite acts who have appeared on Fool Us.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Ep 96 - Mac King

    Ep 96 - Mac King

    Mac King's contract at Harrah's on The Strip in Las Vegas began in January 2000, his show is the longest running magic show in a single venue in Las Vegas history. In this episode Mac tells us why he thinks he has had such a long uninterrupted run, he shares the techniques he uses to stay in the moment in every show despite the relentless repetition. He also talks about his friendship with Lance Burton and how two Las Vegas headliners came out of the same magic club in Louisville, Kentucky. Mac also talks about his deal with Harrahs and how his show survived the recession in 2008. 

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Ep 95 - Nathan Burton

    Ep 95 - Nathan Burton

    Las Vegas Headliner Nathan Burton takes to the hot seat for an insight into his longevity on The Strip with his comedy magic show. Nathan's show is rare for something so large in Las Vegas in that it is still to this day a family run business. He gives us an insight into the creation of two of his most famous illusions the toilet illusion and the microwave of death and also discusses his experience as a contestant on season one of America's Got Talent. He also discusses his first trip to Vegas, how the tiniest details can make the biggest difference to your show and how after many years of working non stop he is now finally finding the perfect balance of work, family and good health.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

BrandonBrands ,

Keep it going!

Looking forward to seeing the show grow.

BerryMuts ,

Well done

Very entertaining and informative. Excellent job.

dwain schenck ,

Best magic podcast

Shout out to Richard Young and Hudson for a consistently brilliant job in producing The Magicians Podcast. Great guests, well thought out questions and just overall great content delivered every week. The Teller podcast was a stand out but so is this week’s Homer interview and of course the big ‘get’ DC will take the cake.

Well done Richard. Keep up the great work. I look forward to listening every week while I walk my dog.


Dwain Schenck

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