Are Camera Tricks Magic

  Daniel Madison — a UK magician and walking tattoo display stand — posted a long vlog in defence of using camera tricks on television and online magic. (This is as a lead-up to teaching a piece of magic that uses a camera trick.) It’s difficult to know how seriously to take this as this […]

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My New Years Resolution

I’ve always wanted to add comedy to my show. And Facebook is always advertising the Masterclass series to me so I thought I’d try one.

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Derren Brown Interview

British magician Derren Brown is one of the shining stars of magic of our generation, particularly when it comes to magic on TV. In this interview, he explains how his career got started.   But really, what more could anyone want out of life than to give an interview with a small parrot climbing all […]

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Where Purpose Comes From

This is an excerpt from a Christian radio show called Unbelievable hosted by Justin Brierley. The full 80-minute-plus discussion is also available. These snippets tend to be edited so as to give the Christian more speaking time. Daniel Dennett’s interlocutor, Keith Ward, is an idealist. Idealism is the backwards idea that consciousness creates reality, rather than […]

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Aliens and Magicians

I pulled out this interesting excerpt from this interview of Donald Prothero and Tim Callahan done by Michael Shermer. (You can watch the full interview here.) He’s discussing their book, UFOs, Chemtrails and Aliens: What the Science Says, but this interesting tangent popped up 24 minutes in, discussing the magician Uri Geller. Essentially it amounts […]

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