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Magic From Wherever I'm At Bundle 4
by Dartagnan

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Magic From Wherever I'm At Bundle 4 by Dartagnan

Episodes 121-159 of my podcast Magic From Wherever I'm At.

These episodes contain the following nuggets:

  • What Eugene Burger thought almost every magician missed out on completely (Episode 121)
  • One thing performers do all the time that results in their performances becoming trivial without them even knowing it (Episode 122)
  • The one-sentence description my performer friend Joel gives that nails his "brand"... and how Eugene Burger did exactly the same thing (Episode 123)
  • Does this time machine determine your magic sensibilities? An insight into how tricksterism begins, takes hold and grows inside you... and how to cure this disease ASAP.  (Episode 124)
  • The quickest, easiest way to set yourself apart as a magician (Episode 125)
  • The exercise Jim Cellini did that improved his performance so quickly it astounded his then-girlfriend... so she did it too (Episode 126)
  • The many worldly tales of busking life... with Jim Cellini... his ex-GF tells all (Episode 127)
  • An Interview with Jim Cellini's Ex-girlfriend Eileen McFalls, and her book No Ordinary Magic: Unexpected Travels with the Great Cellini (Episode 128)
  • The first twenty minutes of an interview conducted by my friend Dr. Hemlock... he grills me about the origins of my book The Secret Gate (Episode 129)
  • An 81-minute livestream for the release of The Secret Gate: Unlock the Path to Real Magic... the book that answers the most important question in the history of performance magic (Episode 131)
  • Henning Nelms suggested "the writer's way" out of the obvious, long-standing rut in performance "magic." I interview an up-and-comer about the habits, productivity, and process of a working writer (Episode 132)
  • The performer who boarded a 12-seat, twin-engine plane in Katmandu... to perform at Mount Everest Base Camp (Episode 133)
  • A successful, 40-year accountant with a family, a home, fabulous possessions, and yearly extravagant vacations calls bullshit on himself...  when he traded this one thing for all of that. (Episode 134)
  • Why magic has never been magic... and how you can live up to the real thing (Episode 135)
  • A 1910 poem (from a magical periodical) with a message every performer needs to hear (Episode 136)
  • Why most performers mistake all of these situations with magic... they're not... here's why (Episode 136)
  • A four-hour interview with a NYC performer during the COVID-19 global pandemic (5 Episodes) covering... should you do Zoom performances?  ...entertainment during the apocalypse... a knife-carving nomad... and so much more (Episodes 137-141)
  • The common advice, or "best practices", for organizing a magic show are all now outmoded... and how The Secret Gate obliterated them (Episode 142)
  • What worrying really is... why that is hopeless...  and the antidote to employ instead (Episode 143)
  • (Episode 144) Tommy Wonder addresses the magic community at large and the difference between 'what you do'...  and 'who you are'.
  • What a retired Wall St. derivatives trader can teach you about magic (Episode 146)
  • How "magicians" fool themselves with the reactions to their tricks... and why it's actually the very basement of response. (Episode 147)
  • After thoroughly studying Ricky Jay's "52 Assistants" show... I found aspects I've never heard anyone talk about and probably few, if any, have ever understood (Episode 148)
  • The one-sentence advice Tommy Wonder thought every magician needed about building an act (Episode 149)
  • The three-part podcast finale. Is Robert-Houdin "The Father of Modern Magic?"... and why I think this is undisputable... approaching the question from an angle I've never seen anyone else ever talk about (Episode 150)

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