Posts tagged “theory”

Episode 114 – Surrealist Performance Art

It’s time for episode 114 and our monthly catch-up for Jonah and Tyler. The pair like to get together every four weeks or so to talk about their magic careers and to answer you questions. Tyler has been slow on the performing side but has been creating at steady clip. He’s had to prioritize his downtime because of his new job. That has forced him to set aside some quality magic time. Tyler also recently booked one of his first corporate gigs ever, so he’s been pretty excited about that. Tyler feels like he’s back in high school when his passion about magic was at its height.

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Episode 99 – How to Get on Penn and Teller Fool Us with Michael Close

You know him from his Workers project, his book Paradigm Shift and his work as a consulting producer on Fool Us. In this episode you’re going to learn all about how to have a good presentation, how to have an act worthy of television, and how to make your magic better!

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Episode 90 – Making Good Magic Great with Tony Chang

We’ve been trying to get Tony Chang on the podcast for a long time and it’s finally happened!  Jonah and Tony spent some time together and NYC recently.  But this is the first time we have had the chance to talk to him about his history.  Tony first fell in love with magic when he saw a clown magician as a kid.  He got curious and he went to the public library in Idaho, where he grew up and found some books.  They were incredibly discouraging.  So he turned to some magic rooms on IRC in the early days of the internet.  He ordered a Hank Lee book and read it repeatedly.  His goal with magic is to create something incredible with imperfect means.  You can create an illusion using blunt mechanics to achieve something impossible. 

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Episode 88 – Questions for Your Magic Mind

This episode is packed full of questions that we want YOU to answer! Join in the fun, leave a comment and let us know what you feel about these deep philosophical magic questions!

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Episode 78 – How to Create Magic Out of Tricks with Lawrence Hass

Lawrence Hass is the Associate Dean of the Magic and Mystery School in Las Vegas.  We wanted to invite him on to talk about the theory of magic at its deepest level.  Lawrence has a Ph.D. in philosophy and taught the subject for many years.  As he was finishing his Ph.D. he happened upon a David Copperfield performance on TV.  He immediately started thinking about what Copperfield was doing in a philosophical framework.

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Episode 46 -The Napkin Approach and Enjoying the Process with John Guastaferro

In this episode we sit down with John Guastaferro and we chat all about making your own effect awesome. John is an expert at working on different important elements and put them together to make a beautiful trick.

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