February 10, 2020
We preview the Blackpool Magic Convention with our hot take on which lectures, shows and performers you cannot afford to miss.
Listen to our exclusive interviews with Max Maven, Ben Hart and Magic Sam to find out what you can expect from their performances at the convention. All this and much more on this week's Talking Tricks.
February 3, 2020
Tony Middleton joins us to discuss his journey to producing and performing two weekly West End shows in London and launching a magic bar Maskelyne & Cooke in the capital.
He tells us how stopping for a coffee in a hotel in St Pancras led to gaining a gig as the resident magician, producing shows for David Stone, Chris Dugdale and Mahdi Gilbert and the London Festival of Close-up Magic. He also chats about his Secret Cellar project, TV aspirations and much more.
January 20, 2020
Richard Filby joins us to discuss the London opening of his full evening variety show The Richard Filby Spectacule.
Richard talks about what led to him finally getting his show off and running above a vintage clothes shop in London, breaking his foot the night before he was last set to open a show and his life and career as a full time street performer in Covent Garden.
We also chat about his early beginnings in Australia, juggling, card throwing, magic, comedy and all the other amazing circus skills he posses.
December 19, 2019
We gear up for Christmas by talking the miracles of Jesus with Christian magician Mark Watson. Mark gives us the full story behind Jesus's iconic miracles and his lesser known ones, plus how they have inspired magicians from Paul Daniels and Penn & Teller to Barry & Stewart and Criss Angel and Dynamo.
Find out the true meaning of Christmas and learn about these miracles.
December 9, 2019
Tiernan Douieb joins us to talk being a political comedian and preview the upcoming British General Election.
Tiernan tells us what led to him becoming a political comedian, discusses touring as the support act for Frankie Boyle and gives his predictions for this week's General Election.
He also tells us everything we need to know about the GE and the party leaders.
November 28, 2019
Tom Brace joins us to discuss embarking on a 30-day UK headline tour, finding the perfect blend of magic show to be fun for all the family but not 'too kiddy' and getting his start in magic with a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
We also talk close-up magic gigs in London, disastrous opening nights, the best and worst way to hand out flyers and how to fail your Magic Circle entrance exam.
Also, after the conversation takes a turn towards football, we reveal our starting eleven football teams made up of magicians.
November 20, 2019
Kane & Abel are joined by fellow magicians to discuss the incredible The Amazing Jonathan Documentary following its preview screening at 98 UK cinemas and live Q&A session with Director Ben Berman conducted by Louis Theroux on November 19th 2019.
Neil Kelso and Chris Cook chat with Laurence Abel about what we find out about The Amazing Jonathan during the documentary that was supposed to follow his final year after being diagnosed with a chronic heart disease. We also talk about whether or not the whole 'dying thing' was a prank, the ethics behind such a documentary and the key take home points.
The film has an ending you will not see coming but you can listen to this podcast without fear of spoilers.
November 11, 2019
Chris Cook joins us to discuss trusting a real audience member with a real arrow to finish his show, his Tedx Talk, what makes a good trick and his highs and lows from more than half a decade at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Chris also reveal what led to him being named Wedding Magician of the Year and how a near death experience led to him taking magic more seriously.
October 30, 2019
Whether you know him as Ken Dyne, Kennedy or just that mind reader guy with the white hair you will know that he is one of the best mentalists on the planet.
Ken joins us to discuss how his career only got started because he was showing off with mind reading on a date in a pub, inspirations from palm reading to Max Maven and Al Koran, corporate after dinner performing, how to turn the people in the room into bookings, trade shows and why he is trying to get fewer gigs.
He also talks about how Billy Idol led to his iconic look, trying new material during professional gigs and writing his books.
Plus, here's our link to Lefever.
October 23, 2019
Ash Pryce and Theresa Dewa join us to discuss this year’s Edinburgh Horror Festival. We talk about this year’s programme, including everything from horror stand-up comedy and magic to theatre, movies, drag, poetry, Rocky Horror Picture Show and guided tours.
We also discuss the history of seances, mediumship and spiritualist churches plus whether magicians tricks inspired faux-seances or if the charlatans inspired magic techniques used today.
Plus we discuss the top horror movies of all time.
The Edinburgh Horror Festival runs from October 24th to November 3rd.