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John Accardo, magician, and Chris Grace, comedian, get together to discussion how much they like the field that the other person is in.

John Accardo, magician, and Chris Grace, comedian, get together to discussion how much they like the field that the other person is in.
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United States

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John Accardo, magician, and Chris Grace, comedian, get together to discussion how much they like the field that the other person is in.

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English


Episodes

Magicians Assemble!

5/15/2019
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We talk about the AMA awards, Avengers: Endgame, Brian Gillis, and not telling people that you’re a magician.

Duration:01:21:31

I Thought I Agreed With That Until I Saw Shit Disappear

5/8/2019
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John & Chris discuss preparations for Fringe, whether or not you need a moment of obscurity for a transformation, the common thread between all of the most popular magicians, and how everyone should watch “I Think You Should Leave”.

Duration:01:27:29

Who's Trick Is It Anyway?

5/2/2019
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Chris demonstrates a very poor magic square, we talk about if seating affects audience reaction, similarities between magic and improv, and why magicians are sad.

Duration:01:05:39

Special Guest Taylor Hughes is About to Do Our Podcast!

4/25/2019
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We talk about rental cars, never finishing stories, ACAAN, red buttons, and Red Buttons!

Duration:01:12:45

With Special Guest Robert Ramirez!

4/17/2019
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Robert Ramirez (Penn & Teller: Fool Us, The Magic Castle, In the Heights national tour) comes in to talk corrections and additions from listening to the show, using audience members (or not), what that Mint-O trick really is, and much more! Rob’s website: https://www.robrammagic.com

Duration:01:31:37

Someone Stole John's Passport

4/10/2019
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And it’s someone you’ve heard of! Let’s start drumming up a huge controversy here. Just kidding. It’s about how “The Karate Kid” actually presents a valid, if Asian, pedagogical approach to learning.

Duration:01:10:27

Crossing New Thresholds

4/4/2019
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We’re back in the US together! We talk about auditions, lectures, Europe, and which methods we think are strong and weak, and how bad Chris is going to be when he actually does magic for magicians.

Duration:00:50:41

With Special Guest Harrison Greenbaum!

3/27/2019
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What more do we have to say? The brilliant Harrison Greenbaum is on the show today. We talk about stand-up comedy, magic, and everything in between. He’s amazing and has tons of insights into both worlds, and why we are all terrible. Enjoy!

Duration:01:07:09

Whoopi Goldberg's Character's Name on Star Trek

3/20/2019
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Note: we recorded this episode in advance, before the legend Johnny Thompson passed away. Our condolences to his family and friends. We discuss whether Chris should get Tarbell, who should be grateful for performing and watching, Chris’s relief on magicians not judging him in public, magicians and comedians calling each other out, magic libraries, and what makes a good cookbook. Recommended: “Miracles for Mortals” by Geoff Williams!

Duration:01:14:03

The Problem With This Table

3/13/2019
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We talk about Dariel Fitzkee, Steve Jobs movies, Chung Ling Soo posters, outdated styles in magic, dating a magician, Chris’s pitch for an act for someone else, John’s upcoming tour with Shoot Ogawa, and diversity in comedy and magic (PS: we solve it).

Duration:01:04:05

Whirligig Fluff

3/7/2019
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We talk about a potential slot at Edinburgh Fringe for John’s show, the distinction between being fooled and caring, pretending to go wrong, and the AMA award nominations.

Duration:01:14:37

It's the Experience

2/27/2019
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Discussed: cards, cardistry, loops, disgraced comedians, should John run if audiences may or may not be chasing him?

Duration:01:06:51

The Magic Bellhop

2/21/2019
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Chris discusses getting debunked on TikTok, John makes Chris do “Improv the Bellhop”, and then a lengthy discussion of Juan Tamariz’ new book “The Magic Rainbow”.

Duration:01:13:24

You're a Fool!

2/13/2019
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We talk about expectations, reactions, Magic Bar LA, simultaneous tricks, and ruining the Anniversary Waltz (but not really).

Duration:01:09:51

We're Friends Now!

2/10/2019
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John and Chris discuss books, and jokes, and jumping over gaps.

Duration:01:18:35

The KidzBop of Marxism

1/30/2019
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In which we discuss Edinburgh, Fool Us, lectures, and swindling kids.

Duration:01:11:09

John May Have Been Drugged For This One

1/24/2019
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It depends on who gets cast for a certain show. Meanwhile, we discuss putting together an audition on video, Smash and Stab, more Banana Bandana talk, Castle audition thoughts, and Chris has a pitch for a new trick.

Duration:01:11:43

Jokes You Know and Hate

1/18/2019
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Second episode! Chris fumbles through an explanation of writing a joke, and John lists his least favorite jokes that magicians use. Sponsored by Diet Coke. Diet Coke: No Matter How Much You Drink, You Need More.

Duration:01:09:56

Untitled, or "Our First Episode"

1/10/2019
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We launch the show! Even without knowing that it’s called “The Setup”. John and Chris talk about their backgrounds in magic and comedy, and their thoughts about exposure, jokes, Magic Castle auditions, and goals for 2019.

Duration:01:04:37