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by Scott Wells
July 21st, 2016, 10:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 304: Gay Blackstone - First Lady of Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 113

304: Gay Blackstone - First Lady of Magic

I know that this moniker isn't original, but in my opinion, Gay Blackstone is the one living person most deserving of this title. She has led such a wonderful, colorful life full of stories and well-deserved accolades and she continually reinvents herself. In this week's podcast on The Magic Word, G...
by Scott Wells
July 19th, 2016, 12:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Abb Dickson - RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: Abb Dickson - RIP

I received an email from Maria Ibanez at 2:32 p.m. CST that was short and to the point: "It saddens me to report that we have lost another member of our magic family; Past International President of IBM, Abb Dickson. May he rest in peace." I read Facebook posts from the past few days sayin...
by Scott Wells
July 17th, 2016, 1:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 303: What's App with Carl Andrews
Replies: 0
Views: 107

303: What's App with Carl Andrews

After a few days in San Antonio and posting daily updates from the I.B.M. convention, we are back again with our regularly scheduled podcasts. This week we feature a chat with Carl Andrews, a creative and resourceful restaurant magician and the idea man behind many popular magic apps including "...
by Scott Wells
June 23rd, 2016, 12:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 297: Mike Robinson - Just Venting
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: 297: Mike Robinson - Just Venting

Sorry, this was supposed to be listed as podcast #298 and not #297. I cannot see how to edit my post to correct the subject.
by Scott Wells
June 23rd, 2016, 10:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 297: Mike Robinson - Just Venting
Replies: 1
Views: 282

297: Mike Robinson - Just Venting

They say that in a magic convention show, the variety act is the one that gets the standing ovation. Well, in a way, that's the same for me with the Magic Word Podcast. I am nearing 300 podcasts and this one with Mike Robinson is one of my favorites. I say that perhaps because not only is he very in...
by Scott Wells
June 16th, 2016, 3:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 297: Alain Nu - The Man Who Nu
Replies: 0
Views: 267

297: Alain Nu - The Man Who Nu

This week on The Magic Word, we chat with Alain Nu about his experience in preparing for his network television specials, "The Mysterious World of Alain Nu" that was broadcast a couple years ago on the TLC network. He also gives some suggestions to anyone who is interested in pursuing prod...
by Scott Wells
June 9th, 2016, 6:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 296: Curtis Kam - On The Money
Replies: 0
Views: 235

296: Curtis Kam - On The Money

Curtis Kam is better known as a coin wizard with wicked skills but he really is a GP (General Practitioner) with knowledge and skills in performing stand-up magic and stage illusions. He recently lectured and performed for the Houston Magic community during this past Memorial Day weekend. After our ...
by Scott Wells
June 3rd, 2016, 1:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 295: Richard Osterlind - Mysteries Revealed
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: 295: Richard Osterlind - Mysteries Revealed

I didn't realize how poor the audio quality was until I posted this podcast. I have edited it as best I could and reposted it with the volume and treble pumped up a bit with the bass ducked. So, if you turned off the podcast after hearing a few minutes of it, please give it another try. It's still f...
by Scott Wells
June 2nd, 2016, 10:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 295: Richard Osterlind - Mysteries Revealed
Replies: 1
Views: 334

295: Richard Osterlind - Mysteries Revealed

Okay, so maybe Richard really doesn't reveal any tricks on this podcast, but he does talk about his thoughts and philosophy of utilizing electronics in mentalism. He also talks about his workshops and his many years of producing videos that have been released to the mentalism community over the year...
by Scott Wells
May 29th, 2016, 12:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 294: Jamie Salinas on Half-Halloween
Replies: 0
Views: 187

294: Jamie Salinas on Half-Halloween

During the month of October over the past eight years or so, Jamie Salinas and I have presented a seance in downtown Houston at one of the oldest bars in Texas, "La Carafe". It also happens to be on the National Register of Haunted Places. In this week's podcast, Jamie brought to my attent...
by Scott Wells
May 19th, 2016, 5:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 293: Fay Presto - The Distaff Side of Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 313

293: Fay Presto - The Distaff Side of Magic

Fay Presto, winner of The Magic Circle's "Close-Up Magician of the Year" award, talks this week about her involvement and performances with the "Champions of Magic" tour. This ensemble cast predates "The Illusionists" tour and has traveled extensively across the U.K. an...
by Scott Wells
May 12th, 2016, 10:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 292: Kieron Johnson - Taking it All in
Replies: 0
Views: 310

292: Kieron Johnson - Taking it All in

Kieron Johnson was one of the first-time attendees at this year's F.F.F.F. convention and his act was a departure from the usual finger flingers. In particular, Kieron is a regurgitator. Although he didn't demonstrate any such skill during his performance, I was told that I should make time to chat ...
by Scott Wells
May 6th, 2016, 1:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 291: Simon Lovell - Putting the Pieces Back Together
Replies: 2
Views: 820

291: Simon Lovell - Putting the Pieces Back Together

Many of you have asked, so I went the extra mile to seek out, find and record a nice chat with our old friend and Head Lemming, Simon Lovell. Thanks to the help of Scott Penrose, James Cooper and Jack Blackbourn, I was able to connect for a Skype conversation with Simon on the regular Tuesday meetin...
by Scott Wells
May 2nd, 2016, 12:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: #287 - #290: F.F.F.F. Daily Updates
Replies: 0
Views: 482

#287 - #290: F.F.F.F. Daily Updates

This year's 46th annual 4F convention (Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic) was outstanding with some really great shows and excellent lecturers. One of the things I liked about this year's event was the way the shows were structured. In particular, countries were grouped together like the Canadian Gal...
by Scott Wells
April 14th, 2016, 6:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 285: Magic's Theater of Illusion & Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 552

285: Magic's Theater of Illusion & Museum

While recently in Austin, Texas, I had a chance to visit a magic venue that was unknown to me. Likewise, its gregarious proprietor, John Wright (aka Johnny Magic) and I had never crossed paths. We resolved both of those issues with a delightful tour of his theater and magic museum as he guided me (a...
by Scott Wells
April 7th, 2016, 10:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 284: Alex Pandrea - Changing Lives With Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 488

284: Alex Pandrea - Changing Lives With Magic

CEO and Owner of "The Blue Crown" and "House of Playing Cards" (that produces "NOC"), Alex Pandrea, does not perform magic for paying audiences. Instead, he finds the right person(s), moment(s), and place(s) where he can not just display a mystery, but create an emotion...
by Scott Wells
March 31st, 2016, 10:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 283: Gregory Wilson, the Final Chapter, or On The Offense
Replies: 1
Views: 1034

283: Gregory Wilson, the Final Chapter, or On The Offense

This week we (hopefully) wrap up the #MagicCereal that was all about Gregory Wilson and his accusers. In this podcast, Gregory is not saying that "the defense rests" but rather, he is on the offense with proof of his position based upon documents verifying the provenance of certain of his ...
by Scott Wells
March 28th, 2016, 6:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 282: Fun With Farrell Dillon
Replies: 0
Views: 571

282: Fun With Farrell Dillon

As a follow-up to last week's podcast with Tony Clark, we chat with Farrell Dillon who replaced Tony when he had to go back to Los Angeles. Farrell is a unique performer in that he only performs in theaters and not for corporate or private functions. He nearly exclusively performs for the public on ...
by Scott Wells
March 17th, 2016, 11:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 281: Live From The Loft with Tony Clark & Bobby Hall
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: 281: Live From The Loft with Tony Clark & Bobby Hall

I forgot to mention the additional content on the website. Be sure to listen to the exclusive interview with Larry Wilson that is linked to Spreaker.com on TheMagicWordPodcast.com. Also, you can find a link to the tour schedule of Michael Carbonaro who will be traveling across the U.S. on a new thea...
by Scott Wells
March 17th, 2016, 10:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 281: Live From The Loft with Tony Clark & Bobby Hall
Replies: 1
Views: 502

281: Live From The Loft with Tony Clark & Bobby Hall

"The Loft at Heavenly Valley" in South Lake Tahoe, CA is one of the newest nightclubs featuring magic shows as well as drink and fine dining. Tony Clark is the producer of "Magic Fusion" which plays nightly in the 107 seat theater to nearly packed houses every night. And Bobby Ha...
by Scott Wells
March 11th, 2016, 10:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 280: An In His Corner...
Replies: 1
Views: 819

280: An In His Corner...

After Gregory Wilson opened Pandora's Box to his accusers, many have been heard on subsequent podcasts, all of whom have been "piling on" with their stories of how Gregory has harmed them, their friends and the magic community. In this week's podcast we hear from close friends and business...
by Scott Wells
March 3rd, 2016, 10:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

This week on The Magic Word, Randy Pitchford, nephew to Richard Valentine Pitchford (aka "Cardini"), talks about his uncle and tells some stories from family and friends about his uncle. He also talks about his acquisition of the Cardini memorabilia and how he set up the museum in the Magi...
by Scott Wells
February 25th, 2016, 10:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 278: The Inner Secrets of the Outerbridges
Replies: 0
Views: 631

278: The Inner Secrets of the Outerbridges

Who among us hasn't dreamed of touring with a big illusion show and performing nightly to thousands of adoring fans in regal theaters across the country? Well, okay, maybe that isn't everyone's dream, but if you have ever daydreamed about it, then shake up a martini, put on your headphones or your e...
by Scott Wells
February 18th, 2016, 11:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 277: Gregory Wilson Returns & Responds - Part 1 w/Brad Stine
Replies: 1
Views: 820

277: Gregory Wilson Returns & Responds - Part 1 w/Brad Stine

Prior to leaving for the Blackpool convention, Gregory Wilson wanted to respond to a few of the allegations made by his accusers in recent podcasts. In this first of a two part podcast, Greg tells his (final) side of the stories told by Apollo Robbins, Cosmo Solano, Alex Rangel, Brent Geris and othe...
by Scott Wells
February 16th, 2016, 2:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 276: David Deeble - An Unnatural Talent
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: 276: David Deeble - An Unnatural Talent

Scott, is there a single index page listing all the podcasts, specifying the guest and providing a link to each? I'd like to listen to more, but the blog format makes it very difficult to know what's available. Hello Ted, Indeed there is a very easy way to search. I have added a new Archives tab wh...
by Scott Wells
February 16th, 2016, 9:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 276: David Deeble - An Unnatural Talent
Replies: 3
Views: 679

276: David Deeble - An Unnatural Talent

By now, those of you subscribe to The Magic Word have already heard or been aware of last week's podcast featuring David Deeble. Since posting this podcast I have received a few emails and posts with glowing comments on the entertainment and inspirational value of this episode. It may not seem like ...
by Scott Wells
February 4th, 2016, 10:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 275: Where Comics & Magic Collide with Jon Armstrong
Replies: 0
Views: 332

275: Where Comics & Magic Collide with Jon Armstrong

Super crime-fighter, Jon Armstrong, was battling a cold but weathered through a most excellent chat on this week's podcast. Jon is a frequent presenter at ComiCon's talking about magic and comic books. In this week's podcast, Jon talks about how comics are "sequential art" but not apprecia...
by Scott Wells
January 29th, 2016, 6:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 274: To His Credit with John Lovick & Seth Kramer
Replies: 11
Views: 2914

Re: 274: To His Credit with John Lovick & Seth Kramer

Brad Henderson wrote:wondering if our recent addition from Canada has anything to say about this edition of the podcast.

Strangely all quiet on the northern front.
by Scott Wells
January 28th, 2016, 11:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 274: To His Credit with John Lovick & Seth Kramer
Replies: 11
Views: 2914

274: To His Credit with John Lovick & Seth Kramer

And the beat goes on. This week we (hopefully) wrap up all the people mentioned in earlier #MagicCereal podcasts by giving a platform to John Lovick and Seth Kramer. Both were mentioned by Gregory Wilson in podcast #268. Gregory requested that I talk with these (and more) to "bring out" al...
by Scott Wells
January 21st, 2016, 11:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 273:Another Spin on the Story with Alex Rangel & Brent Geris
Replies: 0
Views: 339

273:Another Spin on the Story with Alex Rangel & Brent Geris

In our continuing #MagicCereal swirling around Gregory Wilson and the accusations he says others have made about him, we hear from two more people mentioned in his original podcast (http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/268-gregory-wilson). This week, Alex Rangel explains why he was unable ...
by Scott Wells
January 14th, 2016, 10:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 272: Time for Change with Cosmo Solano
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

272: Time for Change with Cosmo Solano

This week on The Magic Word we continue our discussion on thievery in magic and allegations against Gregory Wilson. In this podcast we pick up on a thread started by Apollo Robbins who suggested there is more to the story regarding the marketing of “International Pocket Change” (IPC) put out by Cosm...
by Scott Wells
January 7th, 2016, 12:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 271: Shawn McMaster - Superman of Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 400

271: Shawn McMaster - Superman of Magic

If you are considering auditioning for "America's Got Talent" (sic), then you should listen to this week's podcast with Shawn McMaster. Shawn relates an interesting story about his foray into the world of "reality TV" and why he did it. Perhaps one of the most interesting things ...
by Scott Wells
January 6th, 2016, 3:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 270: Apollo Robbins on the Other Side of the Record
Replies: 84
Views: 8575

Re: 270: Apollo Robbins on the Other Side of the Record

If you enjoyed listening to Apollo's story - wait a few more days. This [censored] is about to get real! Stay tuned.... Brent's right. This Thursday will be the usual lighthearted podcast featuring Shawn McMaster talking about his audition for America's Got Talent. But next week we get into some &q...
by Scott Wells
December 31st, 2015, 11:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 270: Apollo Robbins on the Other Side of the Record
Replies: 84
Views: 8575

270: Apollo Robbins on the Other Side of the Record

On this week's podcast of The Magic Word, Apollo Robbins defends his position of comments made by Gregory Wilson on episode #268. Apollo was at the epicenter of Greg's assertions that he (Apollo) accused him (Greg) of theft of intellectual property, tricks and/or ideas. There were several other magi...
by Scott Wells
December 25th, 2015, 2:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 269: Socializing with Murray Sawchuck
Replies: 0
Views: 323

269: Socializing with Murray Sawchuck

Last Christmas I spoke with Murray about getting his own show in Las Vegas, his ending at th Aladdin and new opening at Planet Hollywood,many other things going on around Vegas. This year, we talk about different subjects. In particular, Murray talks about how he has successfully used social media t...
by Scott Wells
December 22nd, 2015, 2:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 268: On the Record with Gregory Wilson
Replies: 13
Views: 2318

Re: 268: On the Record with Gregory Wilson

As a natural follow-up to this podcast, I spoke with Apollo Robbins and our chat will be released on December 31st at 9:00 a.m. CST. He suggested that I follow the trail and look for evidence to verify Greg's claims and seek proof from those whom he mentioned. So, I hope to hear from those whom Greg...
by Scott Wells
December 17th, 2015, 12:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 268: On the Record with Gregory Wilson
Replies: 13
Views: 2318

268: On the Record with Gregory Wilson

Subtitle: Malice in Wonderland After having remained silent since 2001, Gregory Wilson finally opens up publicly to defend himself from allegations of intellectual theft. In this podcast, Greg talks about his work in the private sector as a professional pickpocket and mentalist. He also gives us the...
by Scott Wells
December 10th, 2015, 12:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 267: Talking MAGIC with Stan Allen
Replies: 0
Views: 298

267: Talking MAGIC with Stan Allen

2016 will be a busy year for MAGIC Magazine's editor and chief, Stan Allen. It will be the 25th anniversary of the magazine plus he will produce another MAGIC Live! convention. You will no doubt be seeing and hearing a lot about this throughout the year including at the 2016 S.A.M. National Conventi...
by Scott Wells
December 6th, 2015, 3:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 266: War Wizards Woman - Billy Kidd
Replies: 1
Views: 309

266: War Wizards Woman - Billy Kidd

The holiday party rush is in full swing and many of us are (thankfully) busy performing at holiday parties. As a result, you many have overlooked the most recent podcast on The Magic Word. If you subscribe, then you have already seen the blog and/or heard the podcast. Street magician, Billy Kidd, is...
by Scott Wells
November 29th, 2015, 8:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Eli Marks Mysteries
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: The Eli Marks Mysteries

If you would like to hear from the author, John Gaspard, talk about his first book, “The Ambitious Card”, then you can listen to the podcast at: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/the-ambitious-card We later catch up with John when he talked about the release of his second book in the El...

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