Magicians Talking Magic

Magicians Talking Magic Podcast is a weekly magician podcast featuring tips, tricks, business advice, interviews, performance tips & much more! Hosted by Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed.
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Dec 29, 2019

In this episode, Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed review their top magic moments of the year, discuss magic trends and make predictions for the new year!

Dec 20, 2019

On episode 22 of Magicians Talking Magic, our hosts, Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed discuss latest magic news, Teller recovering from more surgery, Tik Tok Magicians, and favourite magician podcasts

Dec 13, 2019

In this episode hosts Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed share stories from recent Christmas parties and holiday shows, Graeme has a Dirty Dancing moment, Ryan loses power,  Floating Pyramids, Canada's Magic, FISM NACM 2020, the latest magic news and more.

Dec 6, 2019

Hosts Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed are in a festive mood for episode 20 of Magician's Talking Magic. In this episode, Merry Fool Us, Netflix Magic for Human 2 is out and the world of competitive magic!

Nov 29, 2019

On episode 19, Ryan Joyce returns with stories from the Caribbean and Colombia, Graeme shares a unique Review, and how to break the ice.

Nov 22, 2019

On episode 18, hosts Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed (aka Graemazing) share the latest magic news, cruise ship stories, Graeme's Magic Trick Review, an Instagram challenge and general business tips for magicians.

Nov 15, 2019

On episode 17 hosts Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed (aka Graemazing) talk about Magic News, FISM North America, Graeme's Magic Trick Review and updating your website.

Nov 11, 2019

On this episode, hosts Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed (aka Graemazing) talk about Darren Brown's recent Slam Down experience, Carisa Hendrix Penguin Lecture Review, and tips for performing magic on television.

Nov 2, 2019

On this episode, Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed share their experiences at the first annual OWOW Magic Festival in Fergus, Ontario.  

Oct 18, 2019

Halloween is in the air and David Copperfield is all over the YouTubes. In episode fourteen we talk making your magic spooky, vintage magic, Copperfield specials and more.

Topics Covered: Eugene Burger, Halloween, Costume Magic Shows, Justin Flom, Paul Daniels, Tony Hassani, World's Greatest Magic, David Copperfield




Oct 11, 2019
Penn & Piff leave a splash at Genii Convention, FISM Details, Conversations about Conversation with Michael Close and OWOW Magic Festival updates and magic news!

TOPICS COVERED: FISM, Genii Convention, Rick Merrill, Michael Close, Penn & Piff, Urine Magic, Darcy Oake, BGT, Reddit Magic, Theory 11, Playing Cards, Justin Flom, Cardistry, Shin Lim, Conversations with Close, Show Intros

Oct 4, 2019

How to properly use music and sound effects in your show and what impact it actually has on your audience. Plus we talk about Dynamo news, Fool Us News, Shawn Farquhar's Hidden Wonders, Kyle and Mistie's secret weapon and more!

Topics Covered: Dynamo, Magic As Art, Magic as Entertainment, Reddit Magic, Shawn Farquhar, Hidden Wonders, Kyle & Mistie, Brad Ross, Dean Hankey, Michael Eaton, It Factor Live, Music in Magic, Magician Tables

Sep 27, 2019

On this episode hosts Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed discuss the recent news including Dan Sperry's magic show theft, magicians unite in his benefit, and how to keep your local magic club fresh.  We also discuss recent events happening with our friends in Toronto, magic camps, magic festival updates and more! 

Listen now to episode 11 of Magicians Talking Magic

TOPICS COVERED:  Dan Sperry, Magic Theft, Toronto Magic Company, Sid Lorraine IBM Ring, Paul Rohmany, OWOW Magic Festival, Magic Contest, Magic Camp, Tannen's Magic Camp, Sorcerer's Summer Safari

Hosts Ryan Joyce & Graeme Reed

Sep 20, 2019

Four questions every magician must answer in their audience's minds. How to properly structure your show and develop stronger relationships with your audience. In this episode, we cover how to develop more powerful stories and show structure.

TOPICS COVERED: Show Structure, Creating Story, Magic Clubs, Magic Communities, OWOW Magic Festival, David Copperfield, Costume Changes, Vanish Magazine, Contest

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Sep 13, 2019

Successful magicians think outside the box on-stage and off. We discuss publicity stunts, getting attention and more!

TOPICS COVERED | Publicity Stunts for Magicians | Getting Media Attention | Magician Marketing | Reddit Magic Forum | Beginner Card Magic | Max Maven | Michael Ammar | 




Sep 6, 2019
Strange things happen when we start talking about the Amazing Kreskin
The INSTANT we started talking about Amazing Kreskin, this happened. Seriously weird! We recorded three podcasts BUT only when we talk about Amazing Kreskin!
TOPICS COVERED: The Amazing Kreskin on Talk is Jericho, Magician Apps, Magicians EPK, OWOW Magic Festival, Marketing for Magicians, Performance Advice, Magician Branding, OWOW Magic Festival
Table of Contents
Amazing Kreskin on Talk is Jericho
Magic Apps we use to fool and for our business
Magicians EPK! We demystify an important tool for your busines
Magic Festival updates for OWOW
Aug 30, 2019

We are two full-time magicians talking magic. Here we have a MAGIC SHOW POSTERS Smackdown! Plus we reveal our last magic book purchases and more.

TOPICS COVERED: Magician Show Posters, Design tips & trick, Marketing for Magicians, Performance Advice, Magician Branding, Amazing Johnathan, Hulu, OWOW Magic Festival

Table of Contents
00:00 | Ryan and Graeme reveal their last two magic books purchases
05:30 | The one thing that separates successful magicians
08:45 | Magic Posters: Tips & Tricks for design posters to fill your next magic show
16:25 | Amazing Jonathan on Hulu
17:28 | The Secrets of the MAGIC FESTIVAL revealed
Aug 23, 2019
Full-time magician Peter Mennie stops by talk Magic Live 2019 Magicians Convention. Plus we real-life magicians topics: confidence, anxiety and growing as performers. Listen or Watch.
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Magic Live 2019, Magic Conventions, Performance Advice, Learning New Magic, Stage Introductions, Confidence on stage, stage fright and how to deal with your nerves.

Table of Contents

00:00 | We had an OWOW Magic Festival Meeting and...
04:00 | Schrodinger's cookies & Choose You Adventure Magic Show
07:32 | Magic Live 2019 recount and review from Peter Mennie
10:35 | Storytelling and magic
12:00 | Magicians from all over the world need to see this person
14:10 | One person and a suitcase magic shows
15:00 | Highlights from the stage shows
16:00 | Who was the stand-out performer at Magic Live 2019?
18:45 | There was a zebra appearance, again?
19:45 | What did you learn at Magic Live 2019? Biggest Takaway
21:45 | After 45 years in magic-- here's why Peter attends Magic Live
23:10 | Being bitten by magic, dragging a Table of Death and Rick Thomas
24:00 | Graeme tries a new market for his magic shows
24:45 | The best thing about restaurant magic
25:30 | When do you stop learning new magic?
26:30 | Confidence on stage, where does it come from?
28:00 | Two factors that affect confidence and anxiety
30:00 | A tip for stage introductions
34:00 | Final thoughts struggle all magicians face



Aug 16, 2019

Cartamundi acquires USPCC and is DIY the new essential magician skill, opportunities for modern magicians and how to promote your events with social media

Magicians Talking Magic - Episode 05 | Touring Tricks Podcast
Hosts Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed
01:06 | Bicycle Card purchased by Cartamundi
03:19 | How many decks in a career?
04:08 | Is DIY the next magician skill?
05:38 | Do most magicians make money with magic?
06:45 | Benefits and opportunities for modern magicians
08:09 | Greg Frewin and Magic with Tigers
11:10 | Embarrassing show footage
12:42 | How magicians work out new material
20:13 | How to promote your next magic shows
28:06 | Promoting national tours and stunts
In this episode: Bicycle Cards is getting acquired by Cartamundi, is your Costco bargain threatened? How many decks of cards has Jeff McBride used in his lifetime and is DIY Magician the wave of the future? Ryan and Graeme talk about modern benefits and opportunities for magicians and ask the question "Do most magicians make money with magic?"
Ryan and Graeme share stories about early embarrassing show footage and animals in their shows. Greg Frewin and Wild Magic in Niagara Falls, tiger stories and the challenges of working with animals.
Finally, how can magicians work out new material and an in-depth discussion about promoting your own shows and events. Local and national magician tours. Lots to talk about.

Topics Covered: Cartamundi, USPCC, Bicycle Playing cards purchased, DIY magician, Greg Frewin Magic Show & Tigers, Embarrassing show footage, magician workout rooms, magician new material, Promoting Shows & Promoting Events, Marketing & Show Business | *PG-13 Adult Language

Aug 9, 2019
Hosts Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed | Watch or listen below:
Magicians Talking Magic - Episode 04 | Touring Tricks Podcast
Graeme shares his most magical experience, Carisa Hendrix and Lucy Darling lose their luggage, Ryan is going viral again hear his favourite nasty YouTube comments, will Death by Magic on Netflix get a second season, Shin Lim AGT Champion is in Vegas until September. A new thing? Introducing Magicians Watching Magic, and YouTube videos that haunt Graeme and Ryan. A discussion about openers, off-stage introductions and Ryan's Jeff McBride experience and a ten-hour drive to NYC.
Finally a discussion on business. Two workers perspective on magicians websites, essentials and recommendations.
Topics Covered: Lucy Darling magician, Death by magic netflix, Shin Lim Las Vegas Residency, Magician openers, Off-stage introductions, Magician website, Jeff McBride World's Greatest Magic | *PG-13 Adult Language
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NOTE: We ran out of tape in the last few moments so I assembled a visual story that shares A Day in the Life of a Cruise Ship Magician & Hypnotist. (skip to 45 min)
Table of Contents
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00:00 | The lost art of mic checking... 1, 2, 3
02:19 | Practitioners of Prestidigitation
03:50 | Graeme most magic experience, ever
08:09 | Carisa Hendrix Lost Luggage
13:11 | Ryan shares nasty YouTube comments
18:32 | Viral Video: Illusionist walks thru steel
20:13 | A magic video I wish I could show
20:51 | Nasty comment wrap-up. A strange hypnosis complaint
21:37 | Death by Magic on Netflix
23:52 | Magicians Watching Magic
26:39 | Shin Lim Vegas
28:55 | YouTube videos that haunt magic career
29:54 | Magician Openers
35:15 | Introductions from off-stage
36:19 | Ten hours to see Jeff McBride
40:12 | Magicians Websites
Aug 2, 2019
Magic inventor Don Wayne passes, Graeme and Ryan's involvement with Paul Harris latest magic trick and a nuts-and-bolts discussion on magicians business cards.
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Magicians Talking Magic - Episode 03 | Touring Tricks Podcast
Hosts Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed
In this episode: Justin Willman confirms Magic for Humans 2 on Netflix, sad news for magicians Don Wayne passes :( Ryan and Graeme talk about his legacy and illusions and illusion designers. Ryan shares a creative promotional photo on reddit and Graeme gives an exclusive look working with Paul Harris and release of Deep Clear.
In the world of show business, Ryan and Graeme talk magician business cards, why doesn't Ryan have a business card? How do you handle Facebook messaging running your magician business and what magic podcasts do you follow? A discussion about online magic communities and dealing with negative comments.
Finally, a discussion on show souvenirs and stealing ideas. There is a lot of magic to talk about.
Topics Covered: Magic for Humans 2, Don Wayne magic, illusion designer, Paul Harris Presents, Paul Harris Magic Deep Clear, Penguin Magic, Magician Business Card, Magician podcast, Magician community, magic show souvenir, magic ethics | *PG-13 Adult Language
Table of Contents
00:38 | Magic for Humans 2
03:03 | Don Wayne Passes
04:47 | The world of Illusion Designers. Who designs illusions?
08:36 | Reddit Discovery: Creative promotional photo
11:40 | Paul Harris Presents Deep Clear: Working with Paul Harris
17:16 | Magicians Business Cards
24:57 | How do you handle Facebook Messaging
26:16 | What non-magician influencers do you follow?
26:34 | Magician Podcasts
27:40 | Online magician communities
29:06 | Dealing with Negative Comments
34:06 | Starting in magic and stealing ideas
37:55 | Show Souvenirs
Jul 25, 2019

Two magician hosts talk about the latest magic news and discuss important topics for magicians and fans of the art.  In this episode, hosts Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed talk about magician's soundtracks, complicated decisions modern performers have to make, magic injuries are back in the news and rumors on reddit about Dynamo, show failures, worst moments on stage and the essentials of promotional videos for magicians. Watch or listen now:

01:45 | Magician Soundtracks "Sum up magic from the nineties with this one song"
02:40 | Complicated choices for modern performers
03:40 | Graeme's pop culture question for a magic trick
05:45 | The other Will Smith
06:25 | Magician crossbow accident in South Africa (Newsweek)
07:04 | Danger in Magic
07:46 | Death Defying Escapes. Is it magic or endurance sports?
09:48 | Magic rumors - Dynamo as a BGT Judge?
12:15 | Reddit Magic Question "Card Magic on Stage"
16:04 | Settling into your own stage personality
16:50 | Failures! Stage tricks going south
23:18 | Worst show ever
26:20 | What is stage freight and why it impacts the first moments of your show
27:37 | Promotional videos for magicians
34:10 | Free video editing software :
35:36 | Should you have separate websites and material for different services?
37:00 | Curve ball question: Would you ever shake-up your career?
40:00 | Big takeaways for magicians promo videos
Jul 18, 2019
Two magicians talk magic news, performance advice, industry struggles and everything magical. A podcast for students and fans of the art of magic.
In this first episode of Magicians Talking Magic, full-time magicians Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed talk about the recent tragedy of an Indian magician who was killed performing a dangerous magic stunt
*PG-13 | Language | Magic Enthusiasts. Career Magicians, Business Topics
Table of Contents
1:00 | What do you think of "Ta Da" the word
1:30 | Danger Magic (News) Indian magician killed doing a stunt
6:30 | What audiences want to see and the future of illusions
9:30 | Hans Klok gets a new show in Las Vegas
11:00 | America's Got Talent (Nick Wallace, Michael Paul)
12:51 | Michael Paul
13:00 | Wonder Town
14:30 | Magic Festival OWOW
17:20 | Nate Bergatze Netflix special
19:00 | First Magic Experiences (Worlds Greatest magic 2)
22:00 | /r/magic Reddit: Souvenirs in magic
25:00 | Do magicians need a logo
29:30 | What free digital tools do you use for your magicians website? (StatCounter, Google Analytics, Google Search Console)
32:00 | Magician personality --Do magicians have similar character traits
33:30 | Branding for Magicians
35:45 | Where to get inspiration designing your magicians logo
38:00 | What should you focus on if you are a beginner in magic
40:30 | Magician Business Card Essentials
43:00 |Magician's Digital ToolKit - Essentials of the magician business
47:30 | Difference between magicians logo and magician brand