We made it! 100 episodes is a milestone we never expected to reach. Well, Jonah did. It’s why he started the numbering with 001. Even still, we’re super excited to have gotten this far. In this episode we reflect on how important the podcast has been on their own magic careers.
“Everything that’s happened to me in magic over the last few years is because of the podcast,” Tyler says.
One of the things that keeps this podcast is the constant feedback from people all over the world. It’s been incredibly satisfying to get messages from people that we would never expect to have found the show. Magic is booming right now and we’re honoured to be a small part of that boom.
“There’s never been a better time to get into magic,” Jonah says.
We’ve had some incredible episodes over the last 100 episodes. Jonah thinks that that Garrett Thomas episode is one of the stand episodes. It’s the one that he always recommends to first time listeners. There is so much in there that will make you totally rethink the way you do magic. Tyler loved having some of his close friends in the magic community on the podcast. Guys like Ben Train, Chris Mayhew, and Keith Brown have brought a lot to the show.
At the risk of becoming sentimental we also have been reflecting on how the podcast has changed their status (somewhat) in the community.
“I feel like I can actually offer help and advice now because I actually have something to draw from,” Jonah says.
There have been a wide variety of personalities on this podcast but there have been some consistent themes have come up again and again. Magic doesn’t have to be everything is one of them. Tyler realized that he didn’t have to be the guy that worked constantly to make it. Magic will always be a part of his life but being a regular performer may not be the path that he takes.
There have been plenty of ups and downs over the last two years. We’ve experienced nearly every possible technical hurdle including occasionally losing entire episodes. But we persevered largely because we enjoy doing this so much. Another big motivator has been the dream of interviewing some big guests. We may never get David Copperfield but we are going to keep at it until we get guests like Darwin Ortiz.
In order to mark this occasion we’ve decided to offer some limited edition merchandise for fans of the podcast. There is definitely going to be a shirt and possibly a mug and (maybe) a pillow. We looked at a lot of different options and debated how much demand there is for this stuff. All the details haven’t been confirmed yet but you can expect a full announcement in the coming weeks.
We really appreciate all the support you’ve given us over the last 100 episodes. Thanks to everyone that has shared the podcast or talked about the podcast with other magicians. The show has seen incredible growth over the last few months and it’s all thanks to you!