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Paul Daniels, Part Two - There's More To Say

In this week's podcast on The Magic Word, Paul Daniels moves from talking about his years on television to telling stories about his role as Max Malini, the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, cutting off his finger, his legacy DVD, his current touring show and more. Paul has so many stories and along the...
by Scott Wells
01/22/15 01:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Daniels, Part Two - There's More To Say
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Paul Daniels, Part One - Live and Life on the "Telly"

Undoubtedly, Paul Daniels is still a well-known name in the world of magic. At one time, he was THE most recognized person in the U.K. second only to Prince Charles (according to one news report). His notoriety was built mainly on the success of his many years on the BBC with his regular TV show plu...
by Scott Wells
01/15/15 02:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Daniels, Part One - Live and Life on the "Telly"
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Mile High City to the Big Apple - Tickets and Shows

In this podcast you get a "two-fer" meaning that you get two great interviews for the price of one. And by "price", I mean "free", unless you have chosen to help sponsor The Magic Word. We first have William Rader, a mentalist who moved from Oklahoma City to more of a &...
by Scott Wells
01/15/15 01:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mile High City to the Big Apple - Tickets and Shows
Replies: 0
Views: 99

2014 Magic Year in Review - the Podcast

2014 Magic Year in Review - This podcast on The Magic Word has David "Silly Billy" Kaye and Cameron Ramsay talking about important events in our magic community that happened this past year. The website also includes a rather lengthy listing of those who have passed on during 2014. You can...
by Scott Wells
01/02/15 09:14 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2014 Magic Year in Review - the Podcast
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Re: Banachek, the Mentalist, on "The Supernaturalists"

And, BTW, I don't mean to spark controversy, so I edited the blog. Banachek was right (as usual), there was nothing nefarious intended. Thanks, Brad, for your comments.
by Scott Wells
12/27/14 05:50 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banachek, the Mentalist, on "The Supernaturalists"
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Banachek, the Mentalist, on "The Supernaturalists"

Well, Brad, the website for "The Supernaturalists" refers to Banachek as "from South Africa" so I thought it seemed an accurate appellation for continuing the international hype for the troupe. No disparagement was intended towards him or Americans not born in Africa. Though he w...
by Scott Wells
12/27/14 05:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banachek, the Mentalist, on "The Supernaturalists"
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Banachek, the Mentalist, on "The Supernaturalists"

This coming June, Banachek will be part of Criss Angel's new show, "The Supernaturalists" premiering at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. This week on The Magic Word, Banachek talks about his long relationship with Criss, preparations for the new touring show and the new documentary by James...
by Scott Wells
12/26/14 07:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banachek, the Mentalist, on "The Supernaturalists"
Replies: 8
Views: 683

MagicianBusiness.com Talks with The Magic Word

Ken Kelly & Julian Mather produce a wonderful weekly podcast at MagicianBusiness.com that features top working pros who share great advice on how to run a successful magic business. This week on The Magic Word, they talk about marketing and a new product...Magic Tap. They also offer a great disc...
by Scott Wells
12/20/14 01:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagicianBusiness.com Talks with The Magic Word
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Murray Sawchuck - Celebrity Magician

This past week I posted a new podcast with Murray Sawchuck. He just completed a two and a half year run at the Laugh Factory in the Tropicana in Las Vegas and recently signed a contract for a new afternoon show at the SinCity Theater in Planet Hollywood. His new show will reflect more of his interac...
by Scott Wells
12/15/14 06:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Murray Sawchuck - Celebrity Magician
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Eugene Burger - The Grinch

Okay, I don't mean that Eugene is a mean, old Grinch. What I mean is that Eugene reads the part of the Grinch in this Christmas offering on The Magic Word. Last year we featured several magicians reading parts of "The Night Before Christmas" so this year I asked several friends if they wou...
by Scott Wells
12/04/14 08:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger - The Grinch
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Charles Gauci - A Lifetime of Magic

77 year old Australian mentalist, Charles Gauci, has led a lifetime of magic performing as a hypnotist, touring Australia with Peter Reveen, regularly performing for the rich and famous on the French Riviera, creating hundreds of commercial effects, touring the world and more. He discusses all of th...
by Scott Wells
11/27/14 09:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charles Gauci - A Lifetime of Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Eric Henning - Presidential Performer

I have been remiss in updating you with the past two weeks of podcasts on The Magic Word. Lots of travel and shows (which is a good thing) but only able to post the podcasts and not so much the promos. Anyway, Eric Henning resides in Maryland, just outside of our nation's capitol and has loads of st...
by Scott Wells
11/26/14 01:38 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric Henning - Presidential Performer
Replies: 0
Views: 231

School Shows, Library Shows and Kids...Oh My!

Lots of magicians perform for children. Most do birthday parties, but there is a select group who entertain and educate at school assemblies and libraries. Julian Franklin is one of those unique and very successful entertainers. Also, McDonald's has provided opportunities for some to represent their...
by Scott Wells
11/06/14 08:00 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: School Shows, Library Shows and Kids...Oh My!
Replies: 0
Views: 292

The Bullet Catch

John Gaspard just released his second in the Eli Marks mystery series this week. Eli Marks is a fictional professional magician living in Minneapolis and working in his uncle's magic shop. But he constantly seems to be drawn into a swirling vortex of intrigue and murder and he has to use his knowled...
by Scott Wells
11/05/14 12:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Bullet Catch
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Magic Theaters Across The U.S.

Do you have an act but no place to perform it? Then look for one of many magic theaters spread across the U.S. where you might be able to book your act. If they are too far from your residence, then perhaps you might want to use the successful template used by entrepreneurs who have ventured into th...
by Scott Wells
10/25/14 04:28 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Theaters Across The U.S.
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Podcast #193 - Putting Your Show Together

In this week's podcast on The Magic Word, I talk with Erik Dobell and Chris Collins about their successful production of "Impossibilities". They started with the idea this past June and put it all together, found theater venues, got the tickets, posters, website and everything in short ord...
by Scott Wells
10/16/14 07:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Podcast #193 - Putting Your Show Together
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Red Hot Passion for Magic - FISM Winner David Sousa

David Sousa recently traveled to the U.S. from Portugal for an abbreviated lecture tour. His was quite different from the typical lecturers who talk about close-up and stand-up magic. David engaged his audiences with information on how he developed his FISM award winning act "The Red Envelope&q...
by Scott Wells
10/13/14 02:59 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Red Hot Passion for Magic - FISM Winner David Sousa
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Buy Magic Online? A Podcast Discussion

Last March, The Magic Word Podcast featured three diverse Brick and Mortar Magic Shop owners (see: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/brick-and-mortar) to talk about the current state of business and possible future. Some listeners to that podcast suggested that we have the counter discu...
by Scott Wells
10/03/14 10:08 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Buy Magic Online? A Podcast Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 209

#189 - Noel Britten, Magician & Humanitarian

U.K. comedy magician, Noel Britten, is finding less and less humor in the world today. He and his wife spend six months out of each year working with orphaned orangutans for International Animal Rescue in Ketapang, Indonesia. The rest of the year back in Bath, England where he conducts a walking tou...
by Scott Wells
09/18/14 07:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: #189 - Noel Britten, Magician & Humanitarian
Replies: 4
Views: 616

#188 - Charlie Randall, the "R" Behind H&R Magic Books

On my ride from Houston to Ft. Worth for the annual Texas Association of Magicians convention over Labor Day weekend, I sat in the backseat and chatted with Charlie Randall, half of the H&R Magic Books team. I thought it a perfect time to record a podcast with a captive candidate who has a lot o...
by Scott Wells
09/11/14 07:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: #188 - Charlie Randall, the "R" Behind H&R Magic Books
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Kevin James, the Inventor

Kevin James and his troupe closed the Sunday night show at this year's T.A.O.M. convention in Ft. Worth. It was a great show and thoroughly entertaining. He also delivered an inspiring lecture filled with lots of his signature tricks that showed his creativity. During the lecture, several people ask...
by Scott Wells
09/04/14 07:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kevin James, the Inventor
Replies: 0
Views: 420

The T.A.O.M. 2014 Podcasts

The T.A.O.M. in Ft. Worth is now in the history books. It was not very well advertised (if at all) and not as well-attended as previous T.A.O.M. conventions. But those who attended seemed to be in agreement that it was superlative. I think like a swan gliding on a serene pond, it looked beautiful ab...
by Scott Wells
09/02/14 07:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The T.A.O.M. 2014 Podcasts
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Wayne Houchin - Real to Surreal

Wayne Houchin is on an extensive lecture tour (about 30 cities) of the U.S. When he came through Houston, we set aside some time to talk about his TV show on Discovery ("Breaking Magic: The Magic of Science") as well as how different it is to perform magic for people who are being filmed v...
by Scott Wells
08/21/14 07:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wayne Houchin - Real to Surreal
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Day Three from Abbott's Get Together

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy breakfast with George and Nina Shindler, John Shyrock, Losander, Ted and Marian Outerbridge, my wife Kathy, and me as we talk about some problems that entertainers must deal with on the road and some of our "screw-up" stories. There are some good stories in t...
by Scott Wells
08/09/14 11:44 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Day Three from Abbott's Get Together
Replies: 0
Views: 284

Day Two from Abbott's Get Together

Wi-Fi and cellular service is sketchy at best here in Colon, Michigan. But I was finally able to get the podcasts uploaded and online thanks to the service at the local library. Even when it's closed, I can sit in the parking lot early in the morning to work on these podcasts. I hope someone is list...
by Scott Wells
08/09/14 11:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Day Two from Abbott's Get Together
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Day One from Abbott's Get Together 2014

We kicked off the first day with the 25th annual Colon Open (or is that Open Colon?) golf tournament hosted by Al the Only. The first official event on the schedule though was a lecturer by Fred Becker. Later in the afternoon was a lecture by John Shyrock. The evening show was compered by David Oliv...
by Scott Wells
08/07/14 02:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Day One from Abbott's Get Together 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Day Zero from Abbott's Get Together

As we prepare for the 77th annual Get Together, we kick it off with a fun party with the Amish in Shipshewana. Also I posted a video I recorded in Colon 30 years ago which I know you will enjoy, too. All is on The Magic Word at http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/ground-zero-abbotts-get-t...
by Scott Wells
08/06/14 02:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Day Zero from Abbott's Get Together
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Michael Dardant - Bitten By A Wizard

Michael Dardant hails from "The Big Easy" and he makes it look like it is! He has won multiple awards in magic including most recently the $2,000 first prize from the I.B.M. at the combined convention. He also secured a spot to compete in close-up at F.I.S.M. next year. Michael recently co...
by Scott Wells
07/31/14 07:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Dardant - Bitten By A Wizard
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Ray Anderson - Esther's Follies

I want to go on record to say that Ray Anderson is one of my favorite magicians. He may not be as well known in the magic community, but those "in the know" have traveled thousands of miles just to see him in action. Ray is part of a satirical comedy troupe in Austin, Texas, that parodies ...
by Scott Wells
07/24/14 07:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ray Anderson - Esther's Follies
Replies: 0
Views: 457

My Week at the Castle 2014 - Part Five

Okay, this is the fifth and final podcast from my chats with friends during the recent week I performed at The Magic Castle. The Magic Castle hosted a blood donation drive that was well-attended during the Friday luncheon. Paul Green (my first guest) expressed his thankfulness to everyone who donate...
by Scott Wells
07/22/14 09:38 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: My Week at the Castle 2014 - Part Five
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Re: Helping Joanie Spina

To hear how she's doing in her own words, then listen to this update http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwel ... 014-update
by Scott Wells
07/12/14 01:12 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Helping Joanie Spina
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Simon Lovell & Joanie Spina Health Update Podcast

I spoke with Simon Lovell a couple days before he left for England; however, the quality of the phone on his end was horrible, so it will require you to pay close attention to hear what he has to say. But basically, it sounds like a version of "Shutter Island", according to Simon. At least...
by Scott Wells
07/10/14 07:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Simon Lovell & Joanie Spina Health Update Podcast
Replies: 0
Views: 549

Re: IBM SAM Day 6

Great job of reporting, Craig. Always good to see you and talk with you. I wish we would have had time to record something together. Perhaps next time. To hear my podcast for the last day of the combined convention, see photos, and more, visit the Magic Word at http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwe...
by Scott Wells
07/07/14 12:05 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM SAM Day 6
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

Podcast from July 5th of the IBM/SAM Combined Convention

It's over and I'm sleep deprived but I've seen some wonderful magic, some old friends, and recorded some great podcasts...well, in my opinion. Lupe Nielsen was the guest speaker at the annual Order of Merlin breakfast this year. She talked about the Nielsen Poster Collection and showed many examples...
by Scott Wells
07/06/14 09:16 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Podcast from July 5th of the IBM/SAM Combined Convention
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Podcast from July 4th of the IBM/SAM Combined Convention

Happy Independence Day to those from the U.S. For the rest of the world, well...may the "fourth" be with you! Today was a full day of competition and fun. The podcast starts off with a chat with Eric Jones then a visit with Christian Painter. We head to the reception and banquet where I ta...
by Scott Wells
07/05/14 08:41 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Podcast from July 4th of the IBM/SAM Combined Convention
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Podcast from July 3rd IBM/SAM Combined Convention

In today's third full day of the convention, we start in the dealers room with a chat with Danny Archer who tells us about the recent mentalism convention he hosted in Germany. Jim Steinmeyer has a fourth "Impuzzlebilities" book out plus he talks about his consulting on the Broadway play, ...
by Scott Wells
07/04/14 10:29 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Podcast from July 3rd IBM/SAM Combined Convention
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Re: IBM SAM Day 3

The Podcast with people recorded today is available now at: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwel ... ntion-2014

Lots of good stuff in this nearly two hour podcast. This longer one makes up for the relatively short one from July 1st.
by Scott Wells
07/03/14 01:23 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM SAM Day 3
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

Podcast from July 2nd of the IBM/SAM Combined Convention

Another full day at the combined convention in St. Louis starting with the S.A.M. Life Member breakfast where I chat with Alan Watson and later with the S.A.M. Dean, George Shindler. Shawn Farquhar was the guest speaker and you get to hear most of his speech where he talks about his life in magic. A...
by Scott Wells
07/03/14 01:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Podcast from July 2nd of the IBM/SAM Combined Convention
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: IBM SAM Day 2

IF you haven't yet found it, The Magic Word podcast for today is at: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwel ... ntion-2014 complete with photos and show notes.
by Scott Wells
07/02/14 04:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM SAM Day 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1389

Podcast from July 1st of the IBM/SAM Combined Convention

This was the first full day of the combined convention so I consider this as Day One. I start the day in Starbucks with a quick chat with Richard Hatch, formerly of H&R Magic Books. I head to the dealers' room where just outside the door I catch Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger who talk about the ...
by Scott Wells
07/02/14 01:55 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Podcast from July 1st of the IBM/SAM Combined Convention
Replies: 0
Views: 327
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