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Ep 82 - Greg Frewin

This weeks guest is an international award winning magician, Greg Frewin sits down with Richard to discuss his amazing nightly magic show near Niagara Falls which features the larg...

An incredibly thought provoking episode this week with Richard McDougall who from a young age was mentored by the legendary Alan Alan. Richard discusses how his mime and physical c...

Rodney James Piper is the owner of The House of Illusion venue in Salou, Spain. Over the last 20 years dozens of well known magicians got their start by completing a season working...

Ep 79 - Tim Clothier

Tim Clothier is the CEO of Illusion Projects INC a Las Vegas company who specialise in the design and construction of theatrical stage illusions, the company builds props for the b...

Ep 78 - Richard Cadell

For the first time ever a previous guest returns to The Magicians' Podcast hot seat for a catch up. Richard Cadell was the guest on Episode 31 back in 2015 and shared his amazing j...

Ep 77 - Kayla Drescher

In this episode I chat to Los Angeles based performer Kayla Drescher who provides a fascinating insight into life as a gigging Close-Up Magician in the USA. Kayla won a competition...

Ep 76 - Matt Edmondson

Matt Edmondson is known to the public as a Radio and Television presenter however he spent his teenage years as a member of The Young Magicians Club. How does a driven and ambitiou...

Ep 75 - Josephine Lee

How does a performer go from ballet dancer to one of the worlds most in demand stage illusionists? Via Hans Klok of course! Josephine Lee's rise to Britain's Got Talent Semi Finali...

Ep 74 - Paul Zerdin

The new series begins with the winner of season 10 of America's Got Talent. Paul Zerdin began his professional life as a magician and shares the reason he moved away from magic and...

A special episode recorded during the 2018 Edinburgh Festival, Richard revisits six previous guests who are all performing at the festival with their own shows for a catch up. Feat...

Ep 72 - Derren Brown

One of the world's greatest living magicians takes to my hot seat for the series finale. Derren Brown has changed mentalism in our industry forever and become a household name in t...

Stuart MacLeod is one half of the double act Barry & Stuart. I would recommend you listen to Barry's episode first (episode 70) before you listen to this one as it follows on p...

Barry Jones is half of the double act Barry & Stuart, they are without question two of the most creative and innovative magicians in the world today and over the last 15 years ...

Ep 69 - Harry De Cruz

It is always great to hear an enthusiastic young magician talk about the magic world and how they view its past, present and future. This week Harry De Cruz takes to my hot seat, h...

Ep 68 - Debbie McGee

The lovely Debbie McGee takes to my hot seat this week to discuss her incredible life and career as both a ballet dancer and also as one half of the most famous magic double act in...

Ep 67 - Ben Earl

This is possibly the most thought provoking episode I have released in a long time. I have tried to convince Ben to be a guest on the podcast since the very beginning and today is ...

Ep 66 - Richard Wiseman

Professor Richard Wiseman takes to my hot seat this week to discuss his incredible (and often magical) viral videos, he shares an amazing insight into the success of his YouTube c...

Ep 65 - David Berglas

On the eve of his 90th birthday the living legend and International Man of Mystery David Berglas takes to The Magicians' Podcast hot seat to discuss his incredible life and career....

Ep 64 - Katherine Mills

Katherine Mills is the first female magician in the UK to secure her own TV Series, the show called 'Mind Games' was commissioned and broadcast on the same channel Dynamo found fam...

Ep 63 - Max Somerset

Epistemic paradigms? Peddling epistemological agendas? I don't know what they mean either, but Max Somerset does, a man who a decade ago was doing more magic on television than any...

Ep 62 - Billy Kidd

Canadian born Billy Kidd started life as a child actor and didn't find magic until her twenties. She now lives in Bath and has done it all including street performing, close-up, st...

Ep 61 - Guy Hollingworth

Guy Hollingworth is a Barrister and one of the most influential card magicians of the last twenty years. This week he takes to my hot seat to discuss his book, the torn and restore...

Ep 60 - Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith has worked for Marvin's Magic since day one at ground zero on the shop floor in Hamleys of Regent's Street. In this interview he talks about the art of the magic demons...

Ep 59 - Sharkey & Long

Derren Brown's BAFTA and Olivier award winning co-writers join me to discuss the incredible projects they have worked on and provide an incredible insight into the man himself. The...

Ep 58 - Scott Penrose

A former investment analyst who went on to become The President of The Magic Circle, Scott Penrose takes to my hot seat to discuss his love of illusions, what he hates about bird a...

Ep 57 - Geoffrey Durham

How hard can it really be to get a famous magician to say his catchphrase? You are about to find out! Geoffrey needs no introduction, he is a legend in our industry and during his ...

This is the first podcast ever recorded outside of the UK and comes to you from the bright lights of Las Vegas! A few years ago John Van Der Put was a jobbing Close-Up Magician in ...

Ep 55 - Mike Caveney

Mike Caveney was passing through the UK for just over a week to perform in The Magic Circle Christmas Show. He managed to find some time to have a fantastic chat with me about his ...

Ep 54 - Derek Lever

Derek Lever is the organiser of the world's largest magic convention in Blackpool, in this episode he gives us the story of how he came to be involved in the convention, why he oft...

Ep 53 - Noel Qualter

Noel Qualter has won the prize for originality for the last 3 years in a row at The Magic Circle Close-Up Magician of the Year Competition. He is a working professional, consultant...

Ep 52 - Kevin James

This week I speak to one of the most creative magicians on the planet about his incredible body of work, Kevin James. He talks about his experience on America's Got Talent and bein...

Ep 51 - Simon Painter

Simon Painter is the producer of the biggest touring magic show on the planet The Illusionists. In this episode he discusses how the show came to be, why he books the acts he does,...

Ep 50 - Darcy Oake

Canadian born Darcy Oake takes to my hot seat in the season 3 double bill launch to address his critics in this controversial episode.  With great success often comes great criti...

Ep 49 - Sam Strange

Season 3 begins with Sam Strange who is half of the double act Young & Strange (the other half being your host) to celebrate the fact Strange is finally on the show your host d...

Ep 48 - DYNAMO

This is the series finale with the biggest star in UK magic today. This incredible insight into the world and mind of Steven Frayne was recorded a few days before the start of his ...

Ep 47 - Dan Albion

The series reaches it's conclusion with a double bill of episodes with the two guys behind the biggest brand in UK magic today. Dan Albion is the manager of DYNAMO and in this epi...

Ep 46 - Andrew O'Connor

Andrew O'Connor was The Young Magician of the Year in 1981 and had a successful career in television as a presenter, in the early 90's he co-founded Objective Productions with Mich...

This episode is the first ever podcast recorded in front of a Live audience at The Magic Circle Headquarters. A Live audience calls for a lively guest and Michael Vine is exactly t...

Ep 44 - Paul Daniels

The legendary Paul Daniels takes to my hot seat to discuss his incredible career in this epic 2 hour interview. We discuss his rise to fame, the TV show, his West End run and his t...

Ep 43 - Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent is without question one of the finest sleight of hand magicians the UK has to offer and he is in my hot seat this week to share stories of his mentors, his amazing ...

Ep 42 - Jonathan Goodwin

The incredible Jonathan Goodwin talks to me in this episode about his amazing stunts and television appearances. He shares the story of what it is like to hang upside down in a str...

Ep 41 - Paul Gordon

This week Paul Gordon joins me to discuss the new DVD set of his work which he is releasing through Alakazam shortly. Paul also shares some funny stories from gigs, lecturing for m...

Ep 40 - Marc Kerstein

In this episode I talk to Marc Kerstein, a young London based magician who has been creating innovative and original magic in the last couple of years which has got him noticed by ...

Ep 39 - Marc Paul

Marc Paul is a really interesting magician because he was right in the middle of the magic world when there was a search for a new star after the end of the Paul Daniels era. We al...

Ep 38 - Alan Hudson

Alan is originally from Hull and moved to London to chase his dream. He's done everything including prime time national television, thousands of real world gigs, kids magic and sev...

Ep 37 - Ian Keable

Comedy magician and author Ian Keable is in my hot seat in this episode to discuss why after graduating from Oxford University and landing a stable job as an accountant he decided ...

Ep 36 - Jez Rose

This week I speak to Jez Rose about his various careers in magic to date. He shares with us his time at Marvin's Magic, the controversy he caused when he entered The Young Magician...

Ep 35 - Chris Cox

To coincide with the opening of the West End's new magic show Impossible I sit down with one of the stars of the show Chris Cox.  Chris has had an amazing career so far as 'the...

Ep 34 - Andy Nyman

The big fish I have been trying to catch for the podcast since the beginning of the project is finally in my hot seat! This is an amazingly open and candid interview about Andy Nym...

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