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Buffalo McKinley

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Hello,

Do you have a podcast you recommend?

I searched The Magician's Forum and there were some recommendations from a few years ago, but I was wondering if there were other podcasts I should listen to.

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The two I sometimes listen to are "Magic & Mystery" (Vince Wilson, whose podcasts are very sporadic), and "The Magic Word" (Scott Wells). The first one is more geared to the Bizarrists. I really do not listen to any of them on a regular basis. 
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Without referring to the old thread to see what was mentioned then:

Currently active magic podcasts I keep an eye on are The Magic Word (Scott Wells), Discourse in Magic (Jonah Babins), Shezam (Kayla Drescher & Carisa Hendrix), and The Insider (Vanishing Inc.).

Currently inactive podcasts that I still listen to back episodes of are Magic Newswire (Dodd Vickers), The Magicians' Podcast (Richard Young), and Magical Thinking (Elliott Terral).
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There are a lot of podcasts listed here.  https://player.fm/podcasts/magician

They aren't all really about magic I guess, but there are a bunch there, most of which I haven't heard of.
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Without referring to the old thread to see what was mentioned then:

Currently active magic podcasts I keep an eye on are The Magic Word (Scott Wells), Discourse in Magic (Jonah Babins), Shezam (Kayla Drescher & Carisa Hendrix), and The Insider (Vanishing Inc.).

Currently inactive podcasts that I still listen to back episodes of are Magic Newswire (Dodd Vickers), The Magicians' Podcast (Richard Young), and Magical Thinking (Elliott Terral).


To give a little more information on these so you can make a better-informed decision about what might be of interest:

The Magic Word features interviews (usually) and daily convention reports during major magic conventions that Wells attends. Wells can be a little gaffe-prone like Michael Scott or a Fred Willard character at times, but he's also producing an incredible amount of content all the time, so...

Discourse in Magic is by an enthusiastic young-ish Canadian guy who has a particular interest in magic theory and business marketing. It's mostly interviews with some discussion topic episodes thrown in. He interviewed Tamariz recently.

Shezam, the only female-led podcast I named, offers a peek into the lives of busy, travelling professional performers and often delves into issues regarding gender dynamics and representation in magic. It is not a podcast only for women. In fact, almost everything discussed is something men need to be aware of, too.

The Insider always clocks in at 30 minutes and generally consists of interviews with people who have some recent product release or convention appearance tie-in with Vanishing Inc.

The Magic Newswire, no longer in production, has a big back catalog of current (at the time) event podcasts, convention reports (The Magic Word had its genesis here), and important archival interviews with many performers who are no longer with us.

The Magicians' Podcast featured sit-downs, often or always in person (a podcast interview rarity!), with many magical heavyweights. The host and many of the guests were UK-based. For my taste, this might be the best-produced of the lot.

Magical Thinking focused on in-person sit-down interviews too, many of which were interesting, but the host's preference for a loose, 2+ hour format and aversion to editing things down afterward could sometimes test one's patience.
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I listen to SVENGALI - it's still pretty new, but they have had some interesting topics https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1488135267
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I listen to SVENGALI - it's still pretty new, but they have had some interesting topics https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1488135267


Yes, but do you only catch every other episode?  [biggrin]
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I try to listen to podcasts twice a day when I walk Zeke, but the pickings are slim.

i love Scottie Wells, but the show is getting long in the tooth. To his credit, he continues to post regularly which is both rare and commendable. The daily reports from the big conventions are mind numbing lay dull. 

When he has an interesting guest, he is a capable interviewer when he avoids his propensity to show how “inside” he is.

As noted above, The Insider can be nothing more than a 30 minute commercial.

My favorite is rapidly becoming The Penguin Podcast hosted by Erik Tati. The recent episode covering the 10 best things they saw in 2019, was the best thing I’ve listened to in a while.

I’m an old white guy and a lot of this stuff is way too woke for me and I’m not qualified to comment.

I generally run out of things to listen to, so I find myself listening to the Johnny Carson podcast hosted by Will Shriner - Johnny’s not there. It goes back to the days when comedians were actually funny. The early bits from Jerry Seinfeld, Drew Carey, David Brenner are brilliant and seemingly timeless. Shriner’s insights add a lot.

I wish the pickings were better.


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Whilst not essentially a podcast that focusses each episode on magic, episode 1 of ‘Jesse’s Office’ features Michael Weber.A feature interview with Michael is rare. Well worth a listen. I found it here

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2eDGpupjrbsJ49qdWWIiaw?si=Zt6UZeBKREC5q-EYbpg_Dw

But also the recording is on youtube here



He talks about his friend and business partner, the late great Ricky Jay, magic consultancy..a fascinating listen.
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Gareth, thank you so much for sharing that! Very good listen. I loved the part about the " No holds " certificate from Ricky Jay. I wish some younger magicians understood the value of secrets. Here was Ricky Jay, keeping some things secret from Michael Weber, himself a world-class magician. When he got the certificate it meant something.
Something special and deeply personal. He had earned the right.

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That Michael Weber interview is great.

I've listened to episodes of a couple of the magic podcasts mentioned above that I hadn't heard. The Penguin Podcast is better than expected and will be one I'll keep an eye on, but I have thus far been unable to get into the hosts of Svengali. Their podcast is still pretty young, so maybe I'll check back in a few months and see how it has developed.
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You may also like to check out The M-Word with Ben Earl.
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Thanks for the lead on the Ben Earl podcast. Should be good!

(Are you involved with it, Jake? I ask because it's very new and this is your first post.)
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