Posts tagged “philosophy”

Episode 85 – Understanding Magic with Garrett Thomas

Garrett Thomas is an incredible magician, an opinion that was confirmed recently when Jonah saw him perform at the Buffalo 52 magic convention.  Garrett first fell in love with magic because of his father.  His dad was a huge fan of magic and was friends with the bar magician Eddie Fechter. Who had a brilliant way of teaching people.  Fechter taught Garret’s dad a few tricks which were then passed on to young Garrett.  That instilled an obsession in him at a very young age.  His family has a history of addiction and Garrett feels that he funneled that addictive personality into magic.  

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What Magicians Need to Learn From Pokémon Go

Since magic is a unique art, it’s always interesting when new art forms, games, or technologies come to light, that help us get a better view of what were doing.

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Episode 14 – Art Month Introduction: Is Magic Art? Are Magicians More Like Dream Guides?

In this episode we dive in and talk about magicians as artists. Our point of view of art is very simple, and is not tied to the quality of the work. What I mean by that is if someone performed an awful magic trick, or makes an ugly painting, it is still art.

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Episode 12 – A Journey From Technique to Theory Through Friends and Mentors with Simon Black

After meeting Simon Black at a Motor City magic convention in Michigan and watching and learning his mechanics I was knocked off my socks. But since then, he has really dove into the world of magic theory and specifically Spanish theory in his magic.

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Episode 7 – Ethics and Morals for the Modern Magician with Ben Train

In episode 7, we finally get an opportunity to sit down with Ben to chat about the finer details of ethics in magic. This is a topic that we know is not usually spoken about, but as we touched on it in the last episode, we think it’s important.

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