The Magicians’ Podcast

Informal interviews with the biggest names in magic

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Feb 26th, 2015 by magicianspodcast at 2:29 am

The Police officer turned comedy magician takes to The Magicians' Podcast hot seat to talk us through his career. We discuss what it was like to be the first man to fool Penn & Teller, his performance at Derren Brown's Dad's birthday party and touring with comedy star Tim Vine.

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Feb 18th, 2015 by magicianspodcast at 12:58 am

In the hot seat this week is one of the most in demand Close-Up Magicians in the capital Laura London. Laura discusses her appearance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Her Close-Up act which consists of only a pack of cards and a pen and her passionate charity work with Breathe where magic is used as a form of therapy. 

For more information on Breathe visit: 

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Feb 12th, 2015 by magicianspodcast at 7:40 pm

Danny Buckler is a comedian who used to do magic, he still does magic from time to time however his real talent lies in the unplanned. Some people have gone as far to say that Danny is the UK version of David Williamson, even David himself bought Danny a coffee many years ago to talk about his style and future. On this Podcast Danny tells us all about that encounter with Williamson, his time performing on BBC1 on Saturday nights and the heart breaking story of the dream gig that got away.

 
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Feb 5th, 2015 by magicianspodcast at 2:01 pm

The 2015 Magic Circle Close-Up Magician of the Year Will Houstoun joins me to discuss his competition victory, magic history, his PHD, his two books and what it's like to be the editor of The Magic Circular Magazine. Will also gives us a fascinating insight in to the great work being done at Breathe, where magic is used as a form of therapy: http://breatheahr.org

Will's books and DVD's are available from: www.willhoustoun.co.uk
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Jan 30th, 2015 by magicianspodcast at 5:40 am

One of the biggest stars in UK magic is in The Magicians' Podcast hot seat this week. Pete Firman joins me to discuss his childhood, his break on Channel 5's Monkey Magic, BBC1's The Magicians and his incredible 8 year run at The Edinburgh Fringe (a brand new show every year) to sell out crowds and critical acclaim. 

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Jan 22nd, 2015 by magicianspodcast at 6:04 pm

Star of the ITV2 show Tricked, Ben Hanlin tells us how the road to his own TV series started on YouTube. He discusses the ethical issues of the Breaking Magic TV series which he cohosted which revealed the methods of the stunts in the show. He also reveals how he secured his own TV series on ITV2 and (more importantly) the second series.

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Jan 20th, 2015 by magicianspodcast at 1:45 pm

You will know Duncan Trillo as the man behind MagicWeek however he's had an incredible career performing all around the world supporting major stars and winning lots of awards along the way. This Podcast tells his story. Duncan is interviewed by magician Richard Young: www.richardyoungmagic.com

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Jan 8th, 2015 by magicianspodcast at 1:45 am

John Lenahan is from Philadelphia, in the 1980's he travelled around Europe street performing before settling in London. What followed over the next 20 years was success on television as the front man for multiple magic shows and controversy as the first man to be ejected from The Magic Circle in 85 years. This podcast tells the story and introduces him to the magical world of Giggio. John is interviewed by magician Richard Young: www.richardyoungmagic.com

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Jan 1st, 2015 by magicianspodcast at 10:41 pm

A podcast with (almost certainly) one of your favourite magicians! David Williamson was in London for 48 hours and was on great form in this interview. Including the story of how the Rocky Racoon routine came to be what it is today and a story about David Copperfield which you won't believe. David is interviewed by magician Richard Young: www.richardyoungmagic.com

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Jan 1st, 2015 by magicianspodcast at 5:50 pm

Edward Hilsum is one of the featured performers on the Champions of Magic UK tour. In his teens he was hotly tipped to win The Magic Circle Young Magician of The Year, but he didn't. This Podcast tells the story of the creation of his amazing dove act and how losing the competition was the best thing that ever happened to him. Richard Young asks the questions: www.richardyoungmagic.com

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Dec 26th, 2014 by magicianspodcast at 12:06 am

David Penn is a multi-award winning close-up magician and an internationally renowned stage illusionist. He was the first magician to ever reach the live semi finals of Britain's Got Talent and he also owns World Magic Shop in Rugby. In this Podcast he talks us through his journey and also discusses the way he is perceived in the magic world. www.davidpenn.co.uk 

The interview is conducted by Richard Young: www.richardyoungmagic.com
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Dec 19th, 2014 by magicianspodcast at 12:47 am

Rob James is a Bristol based professional magician who began his professional career in 2001. How does a magician who started his career with a weekly residency in Frankie & Benny's now have perhaps the busiest working magicians diary in the country? All is explained in this Podcast. This episode also features the debut of the Giggio jingle! 

 The interview is conducted by fellow Close-Up Magician Richard Young: www.richardyoungmagic.com
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Dec 12th, 2014 by magicianspodcast at 12:57 am

Noel Britten is a former Stand-Up Comedian, the owner and creator of the Bizarre Bath Comedy Walk and the organiser of The International Magic Festival and Convention, in this Podcast (recorded the week after the convention) he talks us through the reasons why he takes on the massive task of organising it each year.

Your host for the interview is Richard Young: www.richardyoungmagic.com
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Dec 5th, 2014 by magicianspodcast at 12:34 am

James Freedman is a London based magician and pickpocket. In August 2014 he took one of the most innovative and genre changing shows to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival that I have ever seen. In this Podcast he talks us through his career and the creation of the critically acclaimed Man of Steal show. Richard Young is asking the questions: www.richardyoungmagic.com

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Nov 28th, 2014 by magicianspodcast at 1:15 am

Russ Stevens is an outspoken critic of television magic, the foundations of his opinions come from decades of 'DOING IT LIVE' as a stage illusionist. From The Magic Circle Young Magician of The Year to his own show in Germany through to managing the career of James More. In this interview you will hear Russ talk with true passion about his love of magic and his belief that it should be performed with honesty and fairness regardless of the platform. The interview is hosted by Richard Young: www.richardyoungmagic.com

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Nov 21st, 2014 by magicianspodcast at 3:26 am

Andi Gladwin came third in the 1998 Young Magician Club Close-Up Competition, he didn't take his defeat to heart and is now without question one of the most brilliant minds in magic in the UK. He is a writer, a performer and owns half of the Vanishing Inc magic shop. He is also perhaps the nicest guy you could ever wish to meet as you will find out in this Podcast. Magician Richard Young asks the questions: www.richardyoungmagic.com

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Nov 13th, 2014 by magicianspodcast at 10:06 pm

Anthony Owen has a unique career in the UK as the head of magic at Objective Productions. His career in television magic now spans more than two decades and in this Podcast he tells us how he got to where he is and shares many anecdotes of working alongside the greats of UK magic including Derren Brown. The interview is conducted by Richard Young: www.richardyoungmagic.com

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Nov 6th, 2014 by magicianspodcast at 10:57 pm

Graham Jolley started his magic career as a manipulator, however once admitting to himself that the man staring back at him in the mirror did not look like Channing Pollock he moved in to the world of mentalism thanks to the inspiration of Al Koran. This interview covers his career with a style and honesty you will not forget. 

 The interview is conducted by fellow Magic Circle member Richard Young: www.richardyoungmagic.com
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Oct 30th, 2014 by magicianspodcast at 9:43 pm

With over 30 years of experience and having performed for everyone from movie stars to royalty Fay Presto is a legend in UK magic. In this interview she talks us through her amazing journey from motorcycle courier to Champion of Magic. Richard Young is asking the questions: www.richardyoungmagic.com

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Oct 30th, 2014 by magicianspodcast at 9:19 pm

Dave Bonsall has been a Royal Marine, a working close-up magician and now he is the owner of the PropDog magic shop in Hounslow. One year ago Dave invested every penny he has into the business and on this Podcast he explains why. 

Fellow magician Richard Young is asking the questions: www.richardyoungmagic.com
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Oct 27th, 2014 by magicianspodcast at 8:56 am

Pete Wardell has gone from performing on the streets of Covent Garden to the trade show floor in Dubai, along the way he has won a number of top awards and worked alongside some of the all time greats in magic. In this interview he takes us through that journey. 

The interview is conducted by Richard Young: www.richardyoungmagic.com

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Oct 21st, 2014 by magicianspodcast at 2:47 pm

Paul Martin is one of the busiest Close-Up and Cabaret magicians in the UK. In this interview we hear about how he didn't come to the business until he was 30 and all his jobs before which he feels helped him connect with his audience. He also tells us about his recent foray in to the world of stand-up comedy.

The Magicians' Podcast is hosted by Richard Young: www.richardyoungmagic.com
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