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Scott Wells is a full time professional magician who has traveled around the world where he has met, worked with and become friends with some pretty cool people. Enjoy listening to these podcasts with magicians talking about their magic, magic conventions and what's going on in the magic scene today.

Scott Wells is a full time professional magician who has traveled around the world where he has met, worked with and become friends with some pretty cool people. Enjoy listening to these podcasts with magicians talking about their magic, magic conventions and what's going on in the magic scene today.
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Scott Wells is a full time professional magician who has traveled around the world where he has met, worked with and become friends with some pretty cool people. Enjoy listening to these podcasts with magicians talking about their magic, magic conventions and what's going on in the magic scene today.




461: MagiCuba 2018 - Day Four Update

Schedule - Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00 a.m. MagiCuba Session #8 - Roger Ruiz, Gardini, WIlfredo Mena & Edgar Cervera with Tina Lennert “Magic After The Revolution” (Parisien) 10:00 a.m. MagiCuba I.B.M. Vice President, Don Greenburg - Salon de la Fama “Induction & I.B.M. Ring Ceremony” 10:30 a.m. MagiCuba Session #9 - Chris Korn “That VooDoo That You Do” (Parisien) 11:30 a.m. MagiCuba Session #10 - Asi Wind “Magic in Progress” (Parisien) 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. All Day Magic at...


460: MagiCuba 2018 - Day Three Update

Schedule - Friday November 9, 2018 9:00 a.m. MagiCuba Session #2 - Mike Caveney “Classic Correspondence - Live in Havana” (Parisien) 10:00 a.m. Historical Tour of Hotel Nacional 10:00 a.m. MagiCuba Session #3 - Dave Cox “The Magic & Improv Master Class” (Parisien) 11:00 a.m. MagiCuba Session #4 - Chad Long “MishMash” (Parisien) 12:00 p.m. MagiCuba Session #5 - Michael Goudeau “What’s So Funny?” (Parisien) 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. All Day Magic at Cerveceria (Craft beer brewery) 1:00...


459: MagiCuba 2018 - Day Two Update

Schedule - Thursday November 8, 2018 9:00 a.m. MagiCuba Orientation in Parisien Cabaret Theater 9:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Shuttle to/from Habana Vieja (Old Havana) 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Magic & Culture Walking Tour of Habana Vieja 1:00 p.m. Lunch in Habana Vieja 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration/Information Desk (Hotel Nacional) 3:00 p.m. MagiCuba Session #1 - Eric Mead “Defining Miracles: The Magic and Mentalism of Tim Conover” (Parisien) 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Magic & Mojitos (Hotel...


458: MagiCuba 2018 - Day One Update

Schedule - Wednesday November 7, 2018 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. All-Day Magic at Cereceria Antigo Aimecen de la Madera y Tobaco in Habana Vieja (“Cerveceria”) - essentially, a craft brewery 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Registration/Information Desk (Hotel Nacional) 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception (Hotel Nacional, Sala 1930) 8:00 p.m. Magic, Rum & Cigar Dinner at Hotel Sevilla (Extra Event) 10:30 p.m. Late Night Magic @ Salon Rojo 12:00 a.m. Nightcap @ Hotel Nacional...


Cuban Travelogue

This is an unnumbered episode of The Magic Word Podcast because it does not relate to magic nor have conversations with any conjurers. Rather, this is a little of my experience traveling to Cuba from the U.S. and the days after my arrival leading up to the MagiCuba Festival. So, it is more of a travelogue so you feel as if you are traveling with me. Please come along and be my travel companion to Havana, Cuba! Download this podcast in an...


457: Michael Kaminskas - His Cups Runneth Over

Michael Kaminskas is a corporate magician who may not be as well known to the magic community as he should be. Not only is he one of the busy trade show magicians working today, he is also the “King of CUps” in that he has designed and manufactured his own unique brand of cups and Chop cups and fake fruit for the final loads. He worked for over a decade as a demonstrator in a Magic Shop and also had his own one-man magic show traveling up and down the Atlantic seaboard playing in the finest...


456: Makin' It With Mario the Magician

Mario the Magician or Mario the Maker is a most fascinating, inspirational creator. Although he has been “makin’ it” for a number of years, it wasn’t until I saw him perform at the 2018 MagiFest that I immediately became a fan. He has the “it” factor that endears him to an entire audience spanning age and audience size. He is just as engaging at a small birthday party as he is in an auditorium. And more than just a magician, he creates magic using electronics and encourages youth to get...


455: What's Up with Docc Hilford

Docc Hilford was one of the performers and lecturers at the 2018 Texas Association of Magicians in Houston, Texas this year. During the convention, Docc made a late night visit to The Magic Word Podcast microphone. In this week’s podcast, Docc Hilford talks about the MINDvention, the Spiritualism movement, scary carnival rides, using disclaimers in a mentalism routine, dark seances, and more. Download this podcast in an MP3 file by Clicking Here and then right click to save the...


454: Dave Arch - Cold Reading Corporate Clients

Dave Arch is a long time friend who resides in Omaha, Nebraska. Dave has pretty much done it all: school shows, illusion shows, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, counselor, trade show magic, and more. But over the past several years, Dave has been an Executive Leadership Coach for one of the largest privately held companies in Omaha. Although he is a magician, he is not a psychic but has used “cold reading” with his corporate training. In that regard, he recently released a series of...


453: Getting Paranormal with Paul Voodini

Paul Voodini is not a magician. He has a penchant for the paranormal. Paul resides and works in the U.K. and this week shares stories about some of his personal experiences about the seances he has conducted. You can find out more information about Paul and the seance products he sells at Talliston Presents: The Victorian Séance Co. Saturday 3rd February 2018 Join Miss Sylvia Sceptre and Mr Paul Voodini of the enigmatic and secretive Victorian Seance Co. for an...


452: Playing Around with John Archer

John Archer visited our shores in between dates on a comedy tour of the U.K. with Tim Vine. John performed and lectured at the Texas Association of Magicians and also stopped by my home the night before to enjoy a martini or two. While here, he regaled us with some impromptu playing of his ukulele. The next day before the T,A,O,M, conventinn began, we sat down for a wonderfully enlightening conversation about many things including him being the first to “fool” Penn & Teller on their show...


451: Chaney and West - Tales From Sin City

While attending a birthday party celebration for Fielding West in Las Vegas, Nevada, we spoke with several attendees, but recorded a chat with Fielding and Earl Chaney. Both have been featured in stand-alone podcasts, each talking about their lives plus stories of “old Las Vegas”. But we have not had these two Las Vegas legends together on the same microphone…until now. Each has their own story, but both have friends in common which leads one to tell another story when the other leaves off....


450: Gene Anderson - A Real Cut-Up

Gene Anderson is a name that is synonymous with the Torn & Restored Newspaper. But his career is so much more than that and he has influenced many of the "legends" in our industry like Doug Henning, just to name one. But Gene's career as a "part time pro" has inspired others to perform and create mage while maintaining "another" life in the business world with what they call a "real job". Gene Anderson discusses the importance of humor to maintain a healthy lifestyle. While reciting some of...


449: Bill Malone and Charlie Frye & Co. - Seriously Funny!

While attending the 2018 MAGIC Live! convention, we were able to get together with some of the many talented performers who were in attendance. Bill Malone and Charlie and Sherry Frye have been on the list to record for a long time. Fortunately the stars aligned (quite literally) as Sherry was able to pull her husband Charlie and her "other husband" Bill together to all sit in the same room for a chat. With no agenda, this conversation got wacky and out of control fast. These are naturally...


448: The Legend of "Pop" Haydn

Although Whit Haydn is from the twentieth century, his on-stage persona is from the nineteenth century and both are living in the twenty-first century. This week Whit talks about the development of his richly textured back story that became "Pop" Haydn. This is a fascinating journey into the mind of one of the most creative magicians alive today. Whit is a seven time winner of the Academy of Magical Arts "Entertainer of the Year" awards including for all three rooms: Close-up, Parlor and...


447: 2018 TAOM - Day Three Update

Sunday, September 2, 2018 7:00 am Invisible Lodge 8:00 am Gospel Magic Services 9:00 am Registration Opens 9:00 am Dealers Open 9:00 am TAOM General Meeting 10:00 am Registration Open for Next TAOM 10:00 am Lecture – Paul Draper 11:30 am Lunch on Your Own 1:00 pm Lecture – Kiko Pastur 2:30 pm Professional Close-Up Magic Show – Alex Rangel, Xavier Spade, Caleb Wiles, Kiko Pastur, Chad Long 4:30 pm Lecture – Kyle and Mistie Knight 6:00 pm Dealers Close 7:00 pm Contest Awards 7:30...


446: 2018 TAOM - Day Two Update

Saturday, September 1, 2018 7:00 am Order of Willard Breakfast 9:00 am Registration Opens 9:00 am Close-up Contest 9:00 am Dealers Open 10:30 am Lecture – Michael Weber 12:00 pm Lunch on Your Own 1:30 pm Stage Contest 3:00 pm Lecture – Caleb Wiles 4:30 pm Lecture – Docc Hilford 6:00 pm Dealers Close 6:00 pm Dinner on Your Own 7:30 pm Viva Las Vegas Show – Emcee and Opening Act Paul Draper, Carisa Hendrix, Bob Smith, Kiko Pastur, Kyle and Mistie Knight 9:30 pm Lecture – John...


445: 2018 TAOM - Day One Update

Friday, August 31, 2018 9:00 am Registration Opens 4:00 pm TAOM Board of Director’s Meeting 7:30 pm Friday Evening Show Texas Showcase – Emcee and Opening Act David Hira, Trixie Bond, Caesar, David and Jacob Rangel 9:30 pm Lecture – TBN 10:30 pm Texas Collectors Meeting 11:00 pm Panel Discussion – Consulting for Movies and Television – Enrico De La Vega, Lisa De La Vega, Danny Garcia, Alex Rangel, Brent Braun Time stamps for this podcast: 00:00:16 - Scott Wells...


444: Don Wiberg - Part Two: Chicago Magic Roundtable History

Don Wiberg is a Past International President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Hre is the historical information on the Chicago Round able as reported on the website of the Chicago Magic Lounge: The Chicago Magic Round Table was originally established in 1929 as an informal gathering of professional and amateur magicians, meeting daily for lunch at De Lazon’s restaurant. Luminaries like Jay and Frances Marshall, Dr. Harlan Tarbell, Harry Blackstone Sr., and Werner Dornfield,...


443: Don Wiberg - Part One: Magic Shops Around Old Chicago

Don Wiberg is a Past International President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. and a great historian of Chicago's rich magic history. In this first of two parts, the early part of this podcast includes a nostalgic walk through some of Chicago's magic shops that were tightly distributed within a few blocks of downtown Chicago. The latter half of this podcast is filled with stories of some of the early members of the Chicago Round Table. Download this podcast in an...