Posts tagged “philosophy”

Episode 101 – Real Magic with Jared Kopf

Our guest this week is a brilliant mind in the community. He’s a magician, a priest and a raconteur – we’re really excited to have Jared Kopf. Every child is born with a sense of wonder that gradually dwindles. For Jared it never dwindled. He doesn’t remember a specific moment when he fell in love with the art form. But by the time he was a young kid he had become totally obsessed. By 14 he was making pretty good money doing walk-around magic in restaurants. By the time he returned to magic after university he was much more interested in the art of magic rather than just fooling people.

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Episode 92 – New Year, New Magic

Welcome everyone to Episode 92 – our first episode of 2018! We both had a good New Year’s Eve. We relaxed with friends, some hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Last New Year’s we challenged ourselves to come up with some magical resolutions. Jonah resolved to work more on scripting his magic performances in 2017 – something he managed to achieve. Tyler, meanwhile, can’t remember what his resolution was. Though, he may have promised himself that he was going to perform more.

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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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