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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Sep 25, 2020
In today’s episode, Ryan and Graeme share their perspective on the future of magic clubs and organizations. Does the future look grim for magic clubs? Listen Now!
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Sep 22, 2020

This week on the podcast Graeme is chatting to Kayla Dresher over Zoom. Kayla is the Host of SHEZAM! Podcast, a professional bar magician, tours with Champions of magic and much more. Kayla talks all about her start as a bar magician and how that turned into a touring act. As a resource on performance and character we also talk all about scripting, improv and virtual magic.

SHEZAM Season 3 is out now - make sure to subscribe on your favourite podcast app.

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Sep 18, 2020

On today’s episode of Magicians Talking Magic podcast, Ryan and Graeme are talking about how to enhance your virtual show for the holiday season. They are giving you ideas from virtual backgrounds, magic effects, costumes and more!

Do you have a strategy on how to promote your Halloween Virtual show? Ryan and Graeme are giving you a bunch of ideas on how to connect with your local community.

This episode starts with Graeme sharing his experience at his first-ever virtual trade show - there is a lot to be learned from this conversation.

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Sep 16, 2020

In this episode, Graeme Reed chats with magician and host of Discourse in Magic Podcast Jonah Babins.  Jonah is involved with the Toronto Magic Company and the new world of magic presented virtually.  Listen here!

Sep 11, 2020

In today’s episode, Ryan and Graeme are talking about creating original magic and the creative process for magicians. They discuss their experiences producing their own original material, from starting with an existing piece of magic all the way to making it your own. Plus where to start now!  Listen Here: 

Sep 8, 2020
Today Graeme is talking candidly with the legendary magic creator, Jay Sankey. We are all familiar with Jay and his huge collection of work. In this interview, we talk all about creativity, business, fitness, comedy and so much more. Don't miss this episode!
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Sep 4, 2020

Today, we’re talking about ways to get noticed for the upcoming holiday season.  How to stand out and get the attention of media to help promote your magic show business.  All this and more on Magicians Talking Magic Show.  Listen Now

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Sep 1, 2020

Each week on the podcast we tend to interview some of the top professionals in the business with decades of experience. We often forget how much we can learn from the younger magicians around us. Nick Popa is only 20 years old but has accomplished so much in the magic realm.

In today's episode, Graeme is talking to Nick about trick creation, visual magic, working with Penguin Magic and magic camp. If you have seen a Penguin Live lecture, you have definitely seen Nick. He is today’s David from the L&L tapes!

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Aug 28, 2020
Pull up a lawn chair or log and join the Magic Camp Campfire! 6 Special Guests talk share magic camp stories. Listen Here
Today we are joined with six incredible guests who share their magic camp stories from Sorcerer’s Summer Safari and Tannens Magic Camp. We’re joined with these incredible guests: Joan Caesar, Shawn Farquhar, Greg Frewin, Scott Hammell, and campers Noah Nogueira and Nick Popa.
We talk with several magicians about their experiences attending Sorcerer’s Summer Safari Magic Camp plus we talk with two magicians who attended this year’s Tannen’s Virtual Magic Camp.
We also discover if our guests have seen Disney’s Magic Camp Movie and their reactions.
Aug 25, 2020

Today we’re chatting with Mike Segal, magician and founder of Sorcerers Summer Safari Magic Camp.  We talk about Mike’s career in magic, how a robbery changed his life, the magic trick that started it all, and of course, Sorercer’s Summer Safari!

We talk about the beginning years, starting with two campers and growing to be a premiere magic camp nestled in the Canadian wilderness with an international reputation for magic. 

Mike also talks about Disney’s Magic Camp, a script written seventeen-years ago and how it all connects with Sorcerer’s Summer Safari.

For twenty years, Sorcerer’s Summer Safari Magic Camp was visited by countless future wizards and acclaimed magicians from all over the world. I personally have many incredible memories from attending Mike’s magic camp and I was fascinated to hear these stories and perspectives from his career in magic and journey behind Sorcerer’s Summer Safari.

Grab your bug-spray and the marshmallows, let’s talk about magic camp with Mike Segal.

Aug 21, 2020

Today we are talking about the three essential differences between performing virtually and live. We discuss our observations from watching and performing virtual events! If you are a virtual performer there are some key tips in here.

Plus, we are talking all about David Blaine and his upcoming special, Ascension that premiers August 31st on Youtube.

If you are just starting out in the virtual performing landscape be sure to rewind and check out episode 54. There is a free download with 30 plus trick ideas you can perform virtually!

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Aug 18, 2020

Today on the podcast we’re chatting with Kyle & Mistie Knight!  Recorded at the beginning of the pandemic, you’ll see how spot-on their predictions were about the cruise industry, event industry and magic.  

It doesn’t take long to get to some interesting discussions, but first, we’re distracted with an adorably puppy, and I have to find out if he will become part of the show.

They discuss predictions for the future of the cruise industry and what the first phase of cruise reopening might look like.  We talk about Kyle’s project during the pandemic and if COVID will change how magicians create material.

We recorded this episode early on in the pandemic, it was riddled with audio failures and we released several clips during our livestreaming but I wanted to spend a little time and clean it up for you, so you can enjoy the whole interview with Kyle and Mistie!

I hope to reconnect with them soon for an update. Enjoy!

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Aug 14, 2020
In today’s episode of Magicians Talking Magic Podcast, hosts Ryan and Graeme are jamming 5 Ways Magicians Can Reveal a Card, Virtually! Plus a unique download for pandemic times AND they discuss the upcoming Disney movie, “Magic Camp”
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Aug 11, 2020

In today’s episode, Graeme is talking with the hilarious and motivational Chris Mayhew. Chris is talking all about the power of positivity for not just your health but the magic community as well. 

“The body and mind are two connected things, they aren’t separate. If you get one thing healthy, something else will get healthy too.”

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Aug 7, 2020
Graeme and Ryan talk about magic secrets. Shhhh! Don’t share this with the muggles. In this episode, we are sharing five ways you can force a card in the virtual world that are easy and deceptive!
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Aug 4, 2020
In today’s episode, Graeme sits down with Las Vegas Magician, MonDre. He is the first and only African-American Magician to win the prestigious Grand Prix Magiques de Monte Carlo.  
MonDre reveals some great tips on developing a core act for competition. He also shares the incredible journey he has taken to become an award-winning, Las Vegas magician.
In 2016 MonDre was awarded the IABMA (International Association of Black Magical Artist) Stage Magician of the year award. To get involved and learn more about the IABMA check out:
Aug 1, 2020
Today we are discussing an essential next step for magicians who are trying to proactively establish themselves as leaders in the virtual performing world.
This might freak out a few magicians, especially those like cruise ship workers or magicians with agents.
In addition to providing a starting point for building your own lists, we discuss the clients and groups you SHOULDN’T approach.
Warning signs to run the other direction!
Once you’ve defined your target list, what do you do next? What are the steps from research to outreach? This is a great episode for those who are motivated to shift gears and start moving forward in the new virtual space and how you should approach clients.
Jul 28, 2020

Today we’re chatting about virtual magic shows with Alex Ramon!  Show links here: 

We taped this interview for the Magician Masterclass Inner Circle during the first two months of the pandemic outbreak when Alex was presenting his 35 in 35, thirty-five shows in thirty-five days.  What’s super interesting revisiting this interview for today’s podcast episode was just how spot-on Alex's insight continues to be.

We discuss the key differences between live and virtual magic shows, what types of material you need to select, who Alex Ramon recommends following for social media advice, and so much more.

Alex's is an incredibly hard worker who has headlined some of the biggest magic shows in the world, he shares his twenty years of experience through the mindset of virtual performing.

This is a fantastic chat that I think you’re going to really enjoy.

Jul 24, 2020

Today on Magicians Talking Magic Podcast we are chatting about the things you give a future client who is asking for more information about you, your magic shows and your virtual services.

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We both begin preparing to create our own virtual EPK content and we bring you along on with us.

Understand the decisions behind questions like:

  • What's are the most important parts of your Virtual Magic Show EPK
  • What ONE thing you must add (now more than ever) in your EPK
  • Where to get great free resources and tools
    PLUS: How you should follow-up and tips for sending cold emails

This is a great episode that covers a ton of essentials for our own virtual magic show promotional material.

Join hosts Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed as they discuss the nitty-gritty of creating a knock-out virtual EPK that sells.

Grab some coffee and let's dive in!

Jul 22, 2020

Today we are listening in on a conversation with Canadian danger artist, Fenyx Fyre. Graeme Reed recently connected with Christopher Campbell (Fenyx Fyre) to talk about danger art, creativity and mental health. 

Known as the “Innovator of Insanity” Chris combines classic danger art with modern-day presentation and technology. In this episode, Chris shares some of his original ideas on classic sideshow stunts.

A lot of us often ask why someone might do these dangerous things? Chris shares how performing dangerous art helps overcome his struggle with Mental Health.

Learn more about Chris or support him by buying some merch at

Jul 17, 2020

Hooray!!! Today on Magicians Talking Magic we celebrate one year in podcasting!  What are the biggest key takeaways from the last three-hundred and sixty-five days? 

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Host Ryan Joyce and Graeme Reed discuss ten things they learned after a full year and sixty episodes of Magicians Talking Magic Podcast!  PLUS their favourite episodes, unexpected surprises and their three biggest fails.

If you are creating any type of content and you are a magician who is actively trying to book more shows, this episode is a resource on approaching a big ambitious project and how to speed up your process.

This is a great episode that you are not going to want to miss.

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Jul 14, 2020
Today, we're sitting in on a conversation with the world-renowned mentalist duo, The Evasons.  Graeme Reed recently connected with Jeff and Tessa Evason to talk about Black Lives Matter, mentalism, the new virtual performance landscape, and mentorship.
The Evasons have one of the most unique journeys in the world of magic. In this episode, Jeff and Tessa talk about racism and their personal experiences working, travelling and living as an interracial couple.
Jeff and Tessa also talk about their experiences with the new virtual landscape, their thoughts on the future and the importance of mentorship.
The secret to The Evason's success is no secret, they are incredibly hard workers. Their combined dedication to our art will have a lasting impact on future generations of magicians and mentalists to come.
Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy this incredible conversation with two unicorns, Jeff & Tessa Evason.
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Jul 10, 2020

A step-by-step guide to starting from scratch and two unique approaches to booking more shows and growing your virtual magician business. 

You know the hardest part is taking the first step and in this episode, we want to help provide two unique approaches to get you started the right way. 

We share practical ways magicians can act right now to build their confidence and start moving towards earning revenue from virtual shows.

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Jul 8, 2020
Today we chat with Canadian comedy magician, Matt Disero about comedy magic, working new material, and his last show before coronavirus and impacts. “Cruise ships alone are the world’s largest employer of stand-up comedians.”
Matt talks about hitting his stride just before the coronavirus hit, “I feel like I’m doing the best work of my career” and performing for Marvin Roy.
Matt also shares what magic prop you shouldn’t use a pickle.
All this and more on episode 57 of Magicians Talking Magic Podcast.  Hosted by Graeme Reed
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Jul 4, 2020

Today on Magicians Talking Magic Podcast we are discussing the two biggest hurdles magicians must overcome in a shift to earning income from virtual magic performances. (Episode page

One of the business challenges we’ve always faced as magicians is educating our clients about what we offer. In the new era of livestreaming and virtual events, it’s an even bigger mystery. 

It’s our jobs now more than ever to teach others how to hire us.  Since ideas are developing so quickly, your experience and knowledge can set you apart as an authority in this new space.  

This episode introduces the two biggest hurdles and how to establish yourself as a leader. 

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