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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Jun 23, 2021

You’ve been booked for 1 hour of walk-around magic at a high-end corporate event, what’s in your pockets? Today on Magicians Talking Magic we are sharing our personal "go-to" close-up magic effects and thoughts on what goes into our highly successful close-up magic sets!

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Jun 16, 2021

Today on Magicians Talking Magic Podcast we are joined by a member of our Discord community to talk about this past month’s book, Verbal Magic by Juan Tamariz!

We are going to share what stood out to us both positively and negatively in a real deal discussion.

We will share our favourite tricks and ideas from the book!

PLUS, grab a deck of cards listeners - we’re doing an interactive trick later in the podcast!

If you’re feeling lucky - cut and complete.

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Jun 9, 2021

In this episode, we welcome Joe Diamond back to the podcast!  We discuss transitioning from virtual magic to in-person events and his experiences so far with live performances!  We get a few magic scoops PLUS Joe shares several nuggets for magicians moving forward, post-covid.  You don't want to miss this episode!

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Jun 2, 2021

Today on Magicians Talking Magic we are having a real discussion about the return of live events, our experiences and thoughts about the future.

Will you be taking any precautions when it comes to performing in person again or is it another day at the office?

It’s been one year, do you have a new show? Performance? Act? 

Are you going to be performing in new venues?

Are you feeling jealous and anxious about performers who are already back onstage?

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May 26, 2021

In this episode of the Magicians Talking Magic Podcast, we’re joined with six magicians who share their experiences with virtual magic.  One year later, what does everyone think about virtual magic? Helped or hurt?  We also asked everyone's favourite virtual magic tricks, if they’ve used sneaky virtual methods, and 'What's the best virtual advice you've heard?"

Do you have a favourite effect? 

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May 19, 2021

This week on Magicians Talking Magic Podcast we're talking with Charles Bach who's "Wonders Theatre" is preparing to soon reopen in Myrtle Beach. We talk to Charles Bach about his experiences, challenges owning a magician theatre and moving to his new location during the pandemic! Listen now! (Watch on YouTube

Get a sneak peek behind what it takes for magicians to reopen during the pandemic.

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May 12, 2021

How do you sort and store your magic collection?  Last week’s episode with Peter Mennie was a masterclass in how magicians should organize their magic.  In this episode, we continue the storage discussion for magicians by sharing our own tips and ideas for sorting and organizing our own magic stuff.  

PLUS we bring you up-to-date on upcoming events for magicians you don’t want to miss and important sneak-peeks on future projects.

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May 5, 2021

Magicians have a lot of magic stuff.  Show props, gimmicks & gear, lecture notes and decks.  What do with it all?  Closet? Room? Bin?

In this episode, we chat with a veteran of magic, with over 40 years of performing professionally as a magician.  Peter Mennie ( ) has been on the podcast before but today’s episode is specifically about sorting and organizing your magic show and magic accumulation-- and Peter is the best person to talk to about this very topic.

I think you’re about to get a ton of nuggets of wisdom from the episode. It’s going to make you think about your own approach.

Be sure also to tune in to the Magicians Talking Magic’s YouTube Channel to see the video footage referenced from this video. 

We’ve also got an exclusive sneak-peek of VANISH Magic Magazine ( with Paul Romhany, stay-tuned after the interview to get insight at what’s happening around the world in magic.  

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Apr 28, 2021

Today on Magicians Talking Magic we have two-time Fool Us guest, magic creator and registered therapist, Tyler Twombly. After picking up Tyler’s download - Face Test - we just had to talk to him. Blown away by the creativity and quality we wanted to know more about Tyler Twombly and we got more than we asked for!

Triple snaps to Tyler. Be sure to check out his downloads face test or sticky note slide.

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Apr 21, 2021

Today on the podcast we have Award-winning magician, writer and creator Daniel GreenWolf. Known as the Celtic Magician Daniel is best known for his storytelling, bizarre magic and travelling illusion show.

Today we’re taking a deep dive into renaissance and fantasy fairs. Wizard GreenWolf will also give us a sneak peek at what we can expect from his upcoming lecture and virtual magic shows.

Oh and be sure to stick around till the end - we have an exclusive update from FISM that you do not want to miss.

Be sure to check out Daniel’s upcoming lecture and shows. If you haven’t check out his podcast too.

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Apr 14, 2021

Last month we announced our first book club on Magicians Talking Magic featured Paul Harris' The Art of Astonishment Book #1! In this episode, we are joined with several fellow magicians and podcast friends who share their book takeaways and favourites moment on this special episode

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Apr 7, 2021

This is the final of a three-part series for magicians on creativity. We share some important last tips and how to put them all together into your show. PLUS updates, news, contests AND Paul Romhany shares an exclusive peek into April's VANISH Magazine.

Creativity III - How Magicians Apply Creativity To Their Shows (Episode 119)

"If we can put our thumbs up and just get a few things lined up, chances are no one has ever made those same things line up before."

- Damian Kulash, OK Go

That quote comes from Damian Kulash the lead singer of OK GO when talking about how they come up with their unique and crazy music videos at TEDx.

He talks about how they start with a basic concept or plan "can we make a dance video on treadmills?" and play into that by thinking up ideas.

Today on the podcast we're dancing on treadmills and diving deep!  The final chapter of a three-part series for magicians on creativity.

Before we jump into magician creativity ... 


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  • REGISTER FOR APRIL 14 CAM JAM featuring a unique historical look at some historical magicians including Dai Vernon and Doug Henning
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April Edition HOT OFF THE MAGIC PRESS with Paul Romhany!

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FEATURE TOPIC: Creativity III - How Magicians Apply Creativity To Their Shows

Connecting the dots and putting it all together

In the past two episodes on creativity, we’ve talked about how we capture ideas and our own personal rules for creativity.

The idea in steps 1 and 2 is to just let ideas run wild, record them and validate them with your own rules.  If your original objective through all this was to make a virtual show.  You probably now have a list of tricks and concepts you are more than excited to share.  So let's dive into that.

But FIRST: One VERY Important aspect of CREATIVITY that we haven’t yet discussed is EXPLORING AND LEARNING COMPLETELY unrelated interests-- seeing what other industries are doing and how it can apply to magic

You CANNOT drive down the same road for 20 years and expect to see new things.  Take roads less travelled.

Putting it all together:

Remind yourself of your objective

Make a new virtual magic show?
Design a new website?
Design a sales deck for virtual shows?

Remind yourself who you are and what you want to say.

How does it all connect?

I remember first starting out with my virtual show - it was a display of tricks. No message and overtime I figured that messaging out. But I have also played with the structure of my virtual show and the flow of tricks. 

The first thing I look at is what props are needed before and after, what am I left with after a trick is done? Can those props/items be connected to the next piece of magic?


A true sign of a POLISHED MAGICIAN can be found in their TRANSITIONS!

Show Structure

The second thing to look at is the overall flow of the show.  Start strong, end strong. 

Let everything slowly build in the middle. 

How can be creative specifically with your TARGET AUDIENCE?

Finally, think about your target audience. 

Does everything fit with them? Connect with them? Relates with them? This is where I’ll go back through and punch up all the little details or even remove something!


Mar 31, 2021

Today on this very special episode of Magicians Talking Magic we pay tribute to Romaine. In 2012, Graeme was fortunate enough to interview Roman at Kind of Magic in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

This interview has never been released until now.

Not only will you hear this first-ever interview, but Graeme also connected with Romaine’s Mentee, Luiz Castro.

Romaine was mentored by the greats such as Cardini and Slydini and has influenced most of today’s masters. He performed at the end of the Vaudeville era and appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. Legend is putting it mildly. Today’s episode is a salute to the Monarch of Manipulators.

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Mar 24, 2021

There’s no creativity without boundaries
-Lorne Michaels

Have you ever had writer's block? Maybe you’ve been stuck while working on a new project? Today on Magicians Talking Magic we are going to help clear that creative roadblock by sharing some of our creative rules.


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Mar 17, 2021

In this episode, we share stories and lessons from a touring legend who recently passed, Paul Royter. With over 40 years of extensive touring in the United States and Canada, Paul began his career as a magician who later switched to a comedy stage hypnosis. Paul was influential on several Canadian lives, including yours truly, we honour Paul with this episode.

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Mar 10, 2021

Today on Magicians Talking Magic, we are chatting with magician, creator and teacher Kyle Purnell. You most likely recognize the name from one of his many creative magic releases. I had the pleasure of getting to meet Kyle in 2017 at MagiFest in Ohio - if you’ve met kyle you know he’s possibly the nicest guy on the planet. In today’s episode, we learn all about what drives Kyle creatively and his process. 

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For March we are running a book club! This month our discord group is studying Art of Astonishment Book 1 by Paul Harris. At the end of the month, we will have a special episode involving all of you sharing our highlights.

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Mar 3, 2021

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

-Robin Williams

How do you keep your ideas organized? How do you stay on track with the goals associated with these plans? What even is a good idea and how do you find it in the future? In today’s episode, we are sharing our secrets to keeping track of our creativity.

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Feb 24, 2021

In this episode of Magicians Talking Magic, we’re talking with award-winning magician Boris Wild! Boris shares his thoughts on magic, creativity and originality.  We also hear about his recent Penn & Teller’s Fool Us experience and why magicians should compete in magic.  We think you’re going to love this episode.  Listen Now.

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Feb 17, 2021

Every great story deserves a great ending
- Christopher Nolan

How do you close out your magic show? From the last effect to when that last guest leaves the experience. In today’s episode, we are talking all about a good finish.  (Theory Alert)

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Feb 10, 2021

“Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.” — Leonardo da Vinci

How do you tell your story through magic? Today on Magicians Talking Magic, we are chatting about show flow. Add power to your magic with a strong structure.  From tempo to transitions, today’s episode is all about the details.

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Feb 3, 2021

Where do ideas come from?  Can creativity be taught? Are your skills as a creative magician connected to your intelligence or is creativity a habit? In this episode, we hope to change your mind on creativity and provide a whole new perspective on how you can start conjuring original ideas. 

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Better images for marketing 

Jan 27, 2021

Creating an incredible live or virtual magic show requires a ton of hard work and practice.  It also means making great choices.  Choices about your style, script and material selection.  In this episode, we are discussing our most important factors for selecting performance-worthy material. 

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Jan 20, 2021

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, Will Rogers. What are the first words that slip out of your mouth when your show starts? Are you generic, “Good evening, tonight ladies and gentleman” or, “Hey guys thank you so much for coming to my show”? You can say a lot with a few words. Let's punch up your open.

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Jan 13, 2021

Do you have a pre-show? What happens before your magic show starts?

Today on Magicians Talking Magic Podcast we are talking about setting the tone, the atmosphere, the flavour of your show with an effective pre-show. Plus how can these techniques be applied virtually!

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Jan 8, 2021

Happy New Year! With lockdowns in place, vaccines rolling out, the second strand of COVID, what does this all mean for our magic businesses? What should you the magician focus on for 2021? In today’s episode of Magicians Talking Magic, we are talking about our 2021 strategies. 

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