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Vanishing Inc. is proud to share with you our magic podcast, The Insider. Interviews with the finest magicians in the world.
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When the pandemic broke, Will Houstoun and Steve Thompson set up a project called Video Chat Magic where users would pay a monthly fee and get access to incredible magic designed for video chat software such as Zoom. It caught fire, and they ended up getting contributions from Richard Wiseman, Max Maven, Larry Fong, Pete McCabe, Jim Steinmeyer, Marc Kerstein and many others.  In this episode, Steve and Will talk about the project, how it got started, what problems they faced and the charitable angle which really made the whole thing incredible.  The book is available today at https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-books/video-chat-magic/ but if you want the physical copy, act quickly, there are very few available. 
Part 2 of our interview with Carisa Hendrix where we talk about Lucy Darling's first ever time on stage, material selection, and more. 
Part 1 of a very interesting interview with Carisa Hendrix. This week, we talk about her start in performing. Aged 16, doing what she needed to do in order to pay rent. We then move on to the birth of Lucy Darling and Carisa's relationship with crowd work. Part 2 next Monday. 
Chris Power

Chris Power

2021-03-1530:18

The delightful Chris Power joins me to chat about Coins Through Silk, Vernon, Opus, Williamson and The Amateur Magician's Handbook. 
Ken Scott

Ken Scott

2021-03-0829:54

My guest today is a real worker. He has 20 years of experience, does 350 plus shows a year and performs regularly at the magic castle and has performed at the white house multiple times. We talk about his convention, comedy, process, virtual shows, marketing and how to avoid burnout.  And I do an ad read that is timed so well, I even impressed myself!
Mike Caveney

Mike Caveney

2021-03-0130:32

Mike and I discuss The Long Island Mystics, Owen's, his constant refinement of tricks, why his tricks are all so long and there's a great story about Copperfield too. Remember, sign up for MIke's Masterclass: Live right here: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/masterclass/mike-caveney-masterclass-live/ it starts this Sunday, March 6th 2021. 
Doug Dyment Part Two

Doug Dyment Part Two

2021-02-2230:21

I carry on my conversation with Doug Dyment. We touch on essential mentalism books, readings, magic squares and stacks.  As promised, here's a link to Doug's site: https://www.deceptionary.com which is full of useful resources. 
Doug Dyment

Doug Dyment

2021-02-1529:19

Hello and welcome back to The Insider! Nice to be here.  I think this episode is a rarity. It's the first of a 2-part interview with the amazing mentalist Doug Dyment. When I was researching him for the show, there's very little online to go on. He keeps himself to himself. So I hope you enjoy spending some time in his company.  As promised in the show, here's a link to his site: https://www.deceptionary.com and here is the link to the questions to ask yourself about your character: https://www.deceptionary.com/performance.html If you'd not noticed, we're also trying video of the show now, so the video of this will be on the VI blog and on our YouTube channel. Let me know if you like the video, or if you prefer just the audio. You can drop me a line at damian@vanishingincmagic.com
Michael and I continue our conversation from last week. 
In the first of a two-part episode, Michael Close and I talk about memdeck work, an incredible video from the 90s of him performing what clearly is the best card trick ever seen on TV, how to get on Fool Us, mistakes people make when applying to be on the show and the thing about the ring… And sorry, I accidentally recorded using the in-built mic on my laptop rather than my lovely one. But, Mike sounds great, so hope that makes up for it.  Links: Demystifying The Memdeck - https://www.michaelclose.com/pages/demystifying-the-memdeck-targeted-training Best card trick ever seen on television - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zYLyjFwagk Garret Ring Situation explained in detail - https://www.patreon.com/posts/43691718
Ever wondered what Andi's first magic book was? What Josh's favorite book that VI published is? What George thinks is the most challenging book to produce was? All this and more will be answered in this episode.  Sorry about George and Joshua's audio. I tidied it up as best I could. 
Jack Carpenter

Jack Carpenter

2020-11-3028:11

Jack shares half an hour of his time in a rare interview to talk about gambling, angles, using gaffs, and a hilarious tale about a money game...
Jonathan Levit

Jonathan Levit

2020-11-2330:30

Jonathan Levit joins us today and we talk about Ricky Jay, tips for virtual shows, teaching magic for movies and more. As promised in the show, here is a link to Jonathan's favorite musician, his ladyfriend, Kasey Lansdale: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3TEsJcvC1ratvxRrXYEcg8?autoplay=true
Welcome to this special episode of the show. Recorded live, yesterday evening. This was live streamed out to Facebook and YouTube and is an AMA with Andi and Josh. They were asked from really genuinely tough questions and some really interesting ones too. Oh, and I clicked the wrong button in the software at one point. Please let us know if you enjoyed this and if you'd like them to do it again. We really had so many more questions that we had time for. So let us know!
Calen Morelli

Calen Morelli

2020-11-0929:29

My guest today burst onto the magic scene with smash hit releases like Dress Code, had a huge magic prank show and then went on to consult for the biggest magicians and tv shows in the world. I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation. 
Nick Einhorn

Nick Einhorn

2020-11-0230:01

Muti-award winning magician, creator and author Nick Einhorn is my guest this week. We talk about how a product gets released, why entering competitions can be good for you, how being nice is useful and the good old days demming for Marvin's Magic. 
Shin Lim

Shin Lim

2020-10-1929:58

Welcome to the brand new season of The Insider. And I gotta tell you, it's a big season. Some amazing names lined up.  Very happy to be starting episode one with none other than Shin Lim!  A million subs on YouTube. 830,000 followers on Instagram. Won IBM after doing magic for 3 years, then went on to win FISM, then went on to win AGT. Then win AGT The finalists.  He also has amazing hair. Join Shin, along with Allan Ackerman, Jason England and Josh and Andi on the 25th of October for an online event devoted to card magic. Details here: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-conventions/experts-at-the-card-table/
Teller (Part 2)

Teller (Part 2)

2020-07-2730:05

Our interview with Teller continues from last week. And there is some fantastic news right at the very end for everyone wondering if Teller would every write a book of his material...
Teller (Part 1)

Teller (Part 1)

2020-07-2027:541

It's Teller. That's all you need to know. Tune in next week for part two. 
Ricky Smith

Ricky Smith

2020-07-1329:53

Ricky Smith has some chops. From creating the Cherry Control to the classic Any Card At Any Vowel, Ricky is super talented, but doesn't come into the spotlight much, preferring his underground bunker.  To celebrate the release of two sets of notes, we persuaded him to chat with us. Enjoy. 
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Joe Kerr

what happened to Mr Vincent interview?🤔

Jun 8th
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