September 16, 2019
Enigmatic contortionist and magician Chris Cross joins Talking Tricks to discuss his upcoming tour of the North East, performing onstage with David Blaine during his UK tour and coming into ownership of Paul Daniels' former illusions.
Chris also discusses his relationship with Paul Daniels and planned shows they had before his death, beating Mike Tyson in a test of strength, his two biggest challenges his career has faced, TV talent shows and why we are on the verge of a new golden age for live magic and much more.
September 11, 2019
Regardless of if you know him as Kieron Lefever, Kieron Johnson or Kieron The Mighty you will know Kieron as one of the most inventive and highly-regarded magicians on the planet.
He joins us on Talking Tricks to discuss being one of just seven known regurgitators on the planet and how it feels to create cutting-edge magic that is performed by other magicians on stage and screen.
Kieron also talks about using regurgitation to mess with airport security, getting into magic through ‘Cardtoon’, leaving the Navy and spending most of his savings on magic tricks, using maths to get money off sweets and why magicians are getting lazy.
He also chats about some of his biggest inspirations in magic and shares top tips all magicians must hear.
September 2, 2019
Hypnotist Robert Temple discusses his career from performing in pubs in Newcastle aged just seventeen to headline theatre tours via summer seasons and student union gigs.
Robert also talks about his recent Edinburgh Fringe run and upcoming tour, the public perception of hypnosis and how to change it, nearly being banned from performing, the differences between magic and hypnosis shows and much more.
He also tells us what led to him stopping performing magic, his relationship with mind reader Kennedy, his inspirations and much more.
August 2, 2019
Kane & Abel are joined by Man of Mischief Mark Watson to preview the 72nd Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
We give you our top tips on the best magic, cabaret, comedy, musicals, children's shows and theatre on offer this year. We also randomly flick through the guide and highlight shows that standout.
Also, get top tips on where to eat during the festival.
July 17, 2019
Magic Singh talks performing magic at 10 consecutive Glastonbury festivals, the problems that come with using knives and paint ball guns in magic, marketing yourself on Instagram and becoming an influencer, weddings and corporate gigs, his inspirations and TV appearances from the Friday Night Project to Thai breakfast TV and his TEDx Talk.
Singh also tells us what one dish he would have if washed up on a desert island and much more.
July 9, 2019
We’ve washed up some of our favourite magicians, comedians and variety performers on a desert island and given them just one dessert for the rest of their lives.
Find out what delicious puddings Talking Tricks alumni Paul Dabek, Ben Hart, Charlie Caper, Ava Beaux, Maggie Fayne, Magic Sam Hurst, Steve Dela, Neil Kelso, Katie Pritchard and Elliot Bibby would have if stranded on our fictional dessert island.
Also, Ed Kane teaches you how to make all ten of these delicious dessert island dishes.
June 25, 2019
Ahead of their six performances at Glastonbury Festival this week, Kane & Abel are joined by genuine festival punter David Lowe to preview everything the festival has to offer.
Find out the top tips for who to watch from the world of music, magic, comedy, cabaret, circus and variety during the five-day festival on Worthy Farm.
Hear festival memories from comedian and magician Steve Best, magician Paul Nathan and Alex Oddball from the world's largest juggling company Oddballs. Also, get all the top tips on travel, weather, food and drink and festival survival tips and hear about potential secret sets.
Plus what to do if you accidentally walk off the festival site or get caught short in the toilet queue.
June 18, 2019
Steve Best joins us on Talking Tricks to discuss his 30-year career as a magician, comedian and photographer.
Best discusses the biggest changes in the industry during his career, touring with the likes of Frank Skinner and Harry Hill, nearly suing Joe Pasquale, getting his start playing guitar and performing magic in a bar in Cyprus, touring the world and TV.
He also talks about his amazing photographs that have spawned two books, multiple exhibitions and even hang in the Saatchi Gallery.
June 11, 2019
Man of Mischief and juggler and magician extraordinaire Mark Watson joins us to tell his incredible journey from overworked London City banker to full-time professional performer.
Hear how magic legend Paul Daniels inspired both his interest in magic and led to him studying business and becoming a chartered accountant and banker before a holiday to the Edinburgh Fringe encouraged him to go full time in magic and variety.
Mark also talks the problems with sharing a name with another performer more famous than you, starting street performing in Covent Garden, his love of pantomime and his family's history of running the Hippodrome Circus in Great Yarmouth, how The Masked Magician boosted his love of magic and much more.
If you are thinking about quitting your day job then this is a must listen. Mark also spills the beans on his Edinburgh Fringe show Living the Dream and his insane schedule during last year's festival.
May 29, 2019
Australian magician Dom Chambers joins us to talk performing his beer production magic act on Penn & Teller Fool Us, his upcoming appearance on the new season of America's Got Talent and what it is like being a professional magician in Australia.
Dom won the Best Magic Show award at this year's Adelaide Fringe Festival and he talks about his good and bad experiences at the world's second largest arts festival, as well as the southern hemisphere's other big festivals in Melbourne and Perth.
Dom also chats about his inspirations, originality in magic and his upcoming return performance at the Magic Castle in Hollywood and much more.