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The Talk Magic Podcast is part of Magic TV With Craig Petty.  Magic TV produces free content for magicians.  Everything from magic review and magic rants to discussion about the theory of magic and all points in between!

Every TUESDAY & FRIDAY at 1PM we upload a new Talk Magic episode with a well known magician. It could be a well known creator or someone that has had a positive impact on the magic community.

The interview is hosted by well known world class magician, Craig Petty.
29 Episodes
MAGIC TV Website - This week on Talk Magic we have an interview with the awesome Luke Dancy. Luke Dancy is an incredible magician and has literally 'done it all' within the magic world.  He has been performing his whole life and has performed in every time of venue for every type of audience.  He is a magician, a creator, a marketer and a consultant. He has a consultant for Chris Angel for many years and has released some of the most commercial magic ever created.  For the last few years he has worked with Murphy's Magic and really helped catapult their online presence. In this interview Luke talks about his career, working with Chris Angel, creating magic, marketing yourself, creating a brand and more.  He also talks openly about his work with Murphy's Magic and the state of the magic community in 2021. This is an interview you really don't want to miss.
This week on Talk Magic Craig sits down and chats with John Archer.  John is a legend within the magic community and throughout his career has literally done it all. n 1998, John was awarded the Ken Dodd President's Trophy for Best New Magical Comedy Entertainer. In February 2000, he took part in the British Magical Championships, and was awarded British Magical Champion of Comedy. In November 2002 at The Magic Circle Awards Banquet he was promoted to Member of the Inner Magic Circle – with gold star, and was also awarded The Carlton Comedy Award for outstanding use of comedy and magic. In 2003, he was awarded the Senator Crandall Award for Comedy at Abbot's convention in the United States, and won The Magic Circle's Stage Magician of the Year competition in October 2008. He appeared on the hidden camera series Undercover Magic, broadcast in the UK on Sky. Archer was also involved in writing for television. He regularly supports comedian Tim Vine on tour and also writes with him on various TV projects. Archer appeared on the ITV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us on 7 January 2011, hosted by Jonathan Ross. On this programme, magicians from Great Britain and around the world attempted to trick the magic greats Penn & Teller; if they did, the prize was to open the Penn and Teller show at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. Archer was the first magician on the programme to successfully fool Penn & Teller. In 2012 Archer appeared in a 13-part series for CBBC called Help! My Supply Teacher's Magic.  A second series, Help My Supply Teacher is Still Magic, aired in 2013 and won a BAFTA in the Entertainment Category at the Children's BAFTAs in November 2013 In this interview John talks about his career and gives a lot of valuable advice for magicians who really want to take their magic to the next level.
This week on Talk Magic Craig Petty sits down and interviews Mike Powers.  Mike has literally written the book (several book actually) on close up magic.  He runs the Mall Of Magic and has created some of the most well known magical creations of all time. Mike Powers has been practicing the art of magic for over 30 years. He is the author of four books on sleight of hand magic and writes a column for The Linking Ring Magazine. Mike has performed all over the U.S.A. and Canada and has been a featured lecturer and performer at the national conventions of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians. Mike has also performed at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood California. In this interview Mike talks about his career, creating magic tricks, inspiration, zoom and virtual shows and lots more besides. This is not an interview you want to miss.
Dave Bonsall is an incredible performer and his story is very inspirational.  Dave started as Marine and then became a full time magician.  He was at the top of his game having performed for Royalty and some of the biggest clients you could imagine.  Then one day he gave it all up to become a magic dealer. in this interview Dave task about is career and offers advice on performing and generating work.  He then goes on to talk about Prop Dog and outline various problems within the magic community and what we can do about it. This interview is absolutely amazing and it really is not an interview to miss.
On today's Talk Magic we have the legend that is Doc Eason.  For 27 years, he was the featured entertainer at John Denver's World Famous Tower Comedy/ Magic Bar in Snowmass Village, CO. (1977–2004). He is also a corporate entertainer, lecturer, public speaker, author, teacher, consultant and recently was involved in the Fox TV show "Masters of Illusion". He talks to corporate and association groups about "The Therapy of Laughter" and connecting with customers. Widely recognized as one of the premier bar magicians of our time,[2] he has lectured on the subject all over the US as well as Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway and most recently Japan. In 2004 he was the recipient of the first ever W. C. Fields Magic Bartender of the Year by the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood, where he regularly performs. In 2008, he was awarded Closeup Magician of the Year from the Magic Castle in Hollywood. In 2009 he was awarded Closeup Magician of the Year and Lecturer of the Year. In 2016, he was awarded Lecturer of the Year from the Academy of Magic Arts at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.
This week on Talk Magic we have the one and only Étienne Pradier.  Étienne is a true living legend and has dominated the corporate market in the UK for the last 30 years.   Over his career Étienne has entered and won numerous competitions.  He received the title of Magician of the Year by The Magic Circle, which he joined in 1997. Two years later, he again took third place in the Ron MacMillan's competition and won the close-up magic category of the British Magical Championships at the Blackpool Magician's Club Convention. In 2003, in the Netherlands, where he took third place in the Card Magic category in the FISM, the most prestigious competition of Magic in the world.  Some say that the "French man" came to the competition without his playing cards and borrowed a pack from another competitor before going on stage to pocket the bronze cup. In this interview Étienne talks about his career and offers lots of advice on marketing, performance, zoom shows, creativity and more.  He also performs some of his most amazing creations. As a special bonus Étienne is giving away DVD''s and tickets to his latest show next week which you can attend virtually.  Watch the video to get all the info.
Patrick Redford Interview - The Most Mind-blowing Interview Yet - Talk Magic  Today Craig sits down with George Tait (AKA Patrick Redford).  Patrick has been creating and performing magic since he was a child. Patrick Redford  is known throughout the magic community for both his mentalism and magic. His book 2016 book Applesauce containing a slew of different impromptu impossible effects has sold nearly 10,000 units world wide.  His work on the Memorized deck took the world by storm a few years later with the release of Temporarily Out of Order. His stack “The Redford Stack” forever changed how people think about the potential of the stacked and memorized deck. He has been seen on tour with Master of Illusion Live, worked behind the scenes on the Illusionists, and may be seen currently touring with the shows What!? Two Magicians Telling the Truth and his solo show Curious Confessions of a Conjurer. In this interview Patrick performs some amazing magic and mentalism including a routine with a Pool Table that has to be seen to be believed.  Patrick also offers advice on such subjects as creativity, performing magic and mentalism, finding your character and more. This is one of the best interviews we have done on this channel so far and it is not something that you want to miss.
Welcome back to Talk Magic.  Every Tuesday at 9pm Craig Petty interviews a different magician from around the world. This week Craig talks to Tom Crosbie. Tom started off as a magician and creator of magic. Over the last few years Tom has moved away from magic and has branded himself a performing nerd. He has sold out The Edinburgh Fringe Festival three years in a row and performs his one man show throughout the world. Tom Crosbie is not a comedian, but he will leave you laughing. He's not a magician, but he will leave you scratching your head. He's not a juggler, but he will leave you with your jaw on the floor. His show is combination of nerdy skills, memory, rapid mathematics & comedy. It's sweet, heartfelt and sincere while also making you feel like you learned something.
On this episode of Talk Magic Craig sits down and talks with Andi Gladwin.  Andi Gladwin is a British magician, speaker, and publisher. He has appeared on television (ITV's Next Great Magician, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, The Big Breakfast, Lance Burton's Young Magician Showcase, Masters of Illusion and more, has lectured for magicians throughout the UK, US and Europe and written / published books on magic. He is also Associate of the Inner Magic Circle. On top of that Andi is the co-founder of Vanishing Inc which has become one of the largest magic dealers and publishers in the World. In this interview Andi talks about his career and how Vanishing Inc was founded.  He also talks about creativity, becoming 'magic famous', marketing, generating gigs and the art of performance.  Andi also shines a light on his new book which Vanishing Inc have just released to the Magic Community. This interview is a must watch is you are a magician or even have a passing interest in magic.
Owen Strickland is one of the busiest working professional magicians in the UK.  He really is at the top of his game. He has been entertaining audiences for many years, performing in a range of venues from bars to private functions, to the most exclusive Wedding Venues. Owen is available to hire as a Wedding Magician, Close Up Magician and Corporate Events Magician across the Walsall, Birmingham and West Midlands areas. Owen also works as a Staffordshire Magician, Warwickshire Magician and Worcestershire Magician. Owen performs at over 70 Weddings a year and is  The Wedding Industry Awards 2017  Best Wedding Entertainer in The Midland Region. He has also won the 2017,  UK Best of Awards for Best Entertainer.To top this, Owen again won The Wedding Industry Awards for 2018 and “defended his title”. He again won the 2018 UK Best Of Awards for Best Entertainer. He has recently won the 2019 Uk Best of Awards for the third year. Owen is the recommended Magician at many outstanding venues across the Midlands such as Moor Hall, Alrewas Hayes, Swinfen Hall, Warwick House, Hogarths, Botanical Gardens, Swallows Nest Barn, Calderfields Golf Club and Wedding venue, Crows Nest Barton Marina, Aston Marina, The Limes Country Lodge and others. In this interview Own talks about how to generate more higher paid work without spending a fortune on marketing.  This is something that you really want to pay attention to if you want to be a successful close up magician.
Bizzaro - The Most Controversial Interview Yet - Talk Magic - Craig Petty This week on Talk Magic Craig Petty sits down with the world renowned Bizzaro.  If you haven't heard of Bizzaro then what rock have you been living under? In a world full of reality TV and lackluster entertainment, Bizzaro. The Optical Illusionist proves that "normal" is just the setting on a dryer. Bizzaro has performed in over a dozen countries and has appeared on FOX, NBC, America’s Got Talent, CWs Masters of Illusion and the Travel Channel’s Extreme Conventions. He is a regular performer at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. Did you know Bizzaro creates original magic that is performed all across the world? His creations have been seen on TV shows such as Ellen, The Late, Late Show, The Carbanaro Effect, and Wizard Wars on Syfy. He also specializes in fabricating magic for other entertainers (including David Copperfield and Gallagher) and is a creative director and lecturer. In this interview Craig and Bizzaro talk about Justin Flom and Rick Lax, Social Media Magic, Creativity, Performing On Stage, Standing Out and more!
Chris Congreave Magic Interview - Talk Magic Every Tuesday at 9pm Craig Petty interviews a different magician from around the world.  These interviews are some of the most popular on the channel. This week Craig interviews Chris Congreave.  Chris has been a working professional magician for over 15 years and has created some of the most popular commercial magic tricks used today.  He is just about to release his second book of commercial close up magic. In this interview Craig and Chris talks about a variety of subjects including creativity, how to become a professional magician, dealing with the Pandemic as well as many other subjects.  This is an interview you don't want to miss.
David Regal Interview - Talk Magic With Craig Petty To visit David's website and sign up for his email list please visit Every Tuesday at 9pm we upload an interview with a well known magician.  someone who has had a positive impact on the magic community. Today Craig sits down and chats with David Regal. David Regal has written for television series ranging from Rugrats to Everybody Loves Raymond and co-wrote the Lionsgate feature Angel of Mine. In addition, he has authored several highly regarded books of magic theory and methods – routines of his design have been seen by millions of people around the globe. He recently served as head writer/co-executive producer of TV’s The Carbonaro Effect, where, over the course of six years, he created and collaborated on literally hundreds of original effects. David has received the Genesis Award, twice been named Lecturer of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts (the parent organization of the Magic Castle), and is the recipient of the AMA’s Creative Fellowship. In this interview David covers so many aspects of magic.  David is one of the most knowledgable magicians in the world.  if you really are interested in improving your magic this is one interview that you really don't want to miss
Welcome to Episode 7 of Talk Magic. Every Tuesday at 9pm we upload a Talk Magic Episode. This is an interview with a creator or magic or someone who has influenced the Magic Community in a positive way. Today Craig sits down and talks to Daniel Chard. Daniel is one of the top cards magicians in the world and has created dozens of wonderful card routines. He has published DVD's, Downloads and tricks with companies such as RSVP and Penguin Magic. As well as being a creator Daniel is also a very in demand performer. He is one of the headline performers at The UK's Number 1 Magic Theatre - Smoke and Mirrors in Bristol. He has also worked for numerous years at Illusions Magic Bar in Bristol. In this interview Daniel talks to Craig about a wide range of subjects. He opens up about how he first found his love of magic, why he performs mainly card magic and the difference between working close up and on stage. He then shares insights into the art of performing, how to practice effectively and even touches on how to make sure you still love magic even in a pandemic. This is one interview that you don't want to miss.
This week on Talk Magic we have Russ Stevens who is a legend of magic in the UK. Russ Stevens' career started in 1977 when at the age of sixteen, he won the coveted Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year Competition. Later that year he starred in their annual show in London's West-End, and was an immediate hit turning professional at the beginning of 1978. The years that followed saw a succession of appearances on prime-time television shows including a Paul Daniels Summer Special, The Magic Circle Show, The Good Old Days (for which Russ has the distinction of being the youngest magician to ever appear in the programs twenty-five year history), Blue Peter, Starburst, Illusions and Blackpool Bonanza. Also notable during this time was his appearance on the Snowy White pop video Bird of Paradise which reached number six in the UK pop charts. As well as an exceptional career as a magician and an illusionist Russ also founded RSVP Magic which has been responsible for some of the best and most creative instructional instructional magic DVD's ever made.  Over the years RSCP has been responsible for magic DVD's from the likes of Jamie Allen, Lee Smith, Martin Sanderson and Gary Jones to name a few. Russ now works very closely with Britains Got Talent.  He has been responsible for rise in popularity of magic acts on the programme and now works full time with BGT making sure magic is represented in the very best way possible. Finally Russ is also in charge of The Blackpool Magic Society that every year plans The Blackpool Magic Convention.  Over the last few years the convention has gone from strength under the watchful eye of Russ.
On today's Talk Magic we will be interviewing Matt Baker. Matt Baker has been performing magic since the age of 10.  He has won multiple awards for his magic, including the Atlanta Society of Magicians' “Top Dog” trophy and (twice, most recently in 2019) the Greater Atlanta Magician of the Year award.  Don’t expect rabbits and hats: Matt’s specialty is sleight-of-hand card magic, but he also performs astonishing feats of mind reading and has been known to make impossible things happen with coins, rubber bands, and finger rings.   Matt performs strolling magic at cocktail parties and also does formal close-up and stage shows at banquets, fundraisers, schools, and private events.  He loves creating original magic routines, and his work has been featured in some of the leading magic journals in the world (including Genii and The Linking Ring).  His first book on magic, The Buena Vista Shuffle Club, was published in April 2019 and has met with wide acclaim. Matt has performed three times at the invitation-only Fechter’s Finger Flicking Frolic, the world’s premiere close-up magic convention, and in 2018 he recorded a Penguin Live Acts show and lecture in Columbus, OH.  In July 2019, Matt will be lecturing at the International Brotherhood of Magicians Annual Convention in Scottsdale, AZ. Matt has performed magic across the U.S., as well as in Colombia, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan (he once made a bar waitress in Japan gasp and drop her bottle of sake).
This week on Talk Magic we have an interview with Matthew Garrett. Matthew is a multi award winning magician based in Northampton in the UK. Among his awards is the coveted Magic Circle Close Up Magician of the Year. Matthew has performed all over the world and has appeared on TV several times. However Matthew is most well known within the magic community as a creator of magic. He has created many different routines over the years which are used by magicians worldwide. He is most well known for his work with the Ninja Rings or Linking Rings.  He has completely revolutionised ring magic and over the past few years has invented props, concepts and routines that have taken ring magic to an entirely new level.  His Ninja + release was the first product that combined close up linking rings with finger rings and the resulting routine was and is a thing of beauty. He has recently released GIR (Garret's Impossible Rings) which allows moves and displays never thought possible with the linking rings.
Mark Mason is one of the most well known magicians in the World.  If you have ever been to a magic convention he will be the guy with the busiest booth and the guy who has created the biggest buzz at the convention. Mark has been a performer, a dealer, a pitchman and is one of the nicest guys in magic.  He knows everyone and is always happy to help. In this interview he talks about he career in magic.  He talks about hy he became a magician and what he has accomplished.  However Mark also talks about marketing, sales, creativity, becoming famous in magic and lots more besides. Mark even performs his newest release which is going to take the magic world by storm. It is called Killer In Manilla.
Every week on Friday at 5pm we upload another Talk Magic. This is an interview with a magician that is famous in the magic community. They might have had a positive impact on the community or they might be a successful creator.   This week on the channel we have Shawn Farquhar. Shawn Farquhar is a Canadian magician notable for his title as the "Grand Prix World Champion of Magic" from the International Federation of Magic Societies His awards include being the only magician in history to win First Place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) for both Stage and Sleight of Hand, twice Canadian Association of Magicians Magician of the Year, First Place at the Society of American Magicians annual magic convention competition, three Silver (2nd Place) awards, and a First (World Championship) in Card Magic and the Grand Prix World Championship for Close Up at FISM, the "Olympics of Magic". In August 2009, he won his most prestigious prize at the FISM World Championship of Magic in Beijing. On May 1, 2010, the Canadian Association of Magicians once again named him Canadian Magician of the Year, making him the only two-time recipient of their most prestigious award. Living in British Columbia, Shawn Farquhar travels the world extensively performing and lecturing for magicians and consults for TV shows and motion pictures. He has appeared on the cover of the largest magic publications in Asia, Europe and North America. He has appeared on stages all over the world, including the Riveria, Las Vegas, Opera House, Blackpool and Orpheum, Vancouver. He performed for Elizabeth II on her visit to Charlottetown, PEI and traveled to Bermuda at the request of The Princess Royal. He is a Past President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Canadian Association of Magicians and Pacific Coast Association of Magicians.
Every Friday at 5pm we upload a new Talk Magic Episode. This is an interview with someone in the magic community. Someone who has had a positive impact on the magic community or perhaps a creator. Today Craig talks to Steve Dela. Steve is one of the most decorated magical performers in the world with 19 international awards to his name. These include, ‘UK Close Up Magic Champion’ as awarded by the International Brotherhood of Magicians – a title Steve has now held on two occasions. Steve also made magic history in 2007 by becoming the only magician to win The Rovi Trophy – presented to the UK’s best card magician – three years in a row. Before Steve no performer had ever won this award more than once. Steve began performing magic professionally at the age of 16. Just one year later ‘The Magic Circle’ awarded him the prestigious accolade of ‘Young Magician of The Year’. He also gained automatic entry to this world famous magic organisation and within just two months was promoted to an ‘Associate of The Inner Magic Circle’ with Silver Star (for exceptional performing ability). Steve still holds the honour of being the youngest ever recipient of this degree and later went on to become the youngest EVER council member of ‘The Magic Circle’. Steve is one of only a handful of magicians to have his photo permanently displayed on the wall of ‘The Magic Circle’. This is the magic equivalent to receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Craig talks to Steve about his life as a magician, magic vs mentalism, propels metals, drag queens, scary clowns and lots more.  This is an amazing interview that you don't want to miss.
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