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Here's The Thing

Alec Baldwin and David Blaine Do Magic

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The magician, illusionist, and stunt promoter talks to Here's The Thing about Houdini, his favorite NYC deli, and his new show. 

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On The Media

#49 - Do URL Believe in Magic?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Etsy has a selection of mystics, spellcasters, and witches to help you get money now, have better sex, and become enviously beautiful.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Deception, and Disclosures, Of The Amazing Randi

Friday, March 06, 2015

World-famous magician, escape artist and master skeptic James "The Amazing" Randi, will talk about his life, career and the new documentary about him, “An Honest Liar.”

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: James "The Amazing" Randi

Friday, March 06, 2015

James "The Amazing" Randi was on the show today to talk about the new documentary "An Honest Liar." He told us that he is a fan of clocks and pancakes. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Eccentric World of the Greatest Sleight Of Hand Artist

Monday, January 12, 2015

Ricky Jay, considered to be one of the world's great sleight of hand artists, takes us on a mesmerizing journey into the world of modern magic.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Finding Yourself, Toughing It Out, And Falling for Misdirection

Monday, January 12, 2015

Judith Rodin on resilience in the face of catastrophe. Wes Moore on a quest for self discovery. Ricky Jay, the great sleight of hand artist. The mixed blessing of global trade. 

Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: “Rude” by Magic! Is the Worst Best Song of the Summer

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

“Rude” by Magic! is America's #1 song — it's also America's most hated song. Critic Jia Tolentino explains the fine line between good, credible pop and the incredibly bad stuff.
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On Being

Paulo Coelho — The Alchemy of Pilgrimage

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Paulo Coelho with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Freakonomics Radio

Think Like a Child

Thursday, May 22, 2014

When it comes to generating ideas and asking questions it can be really fruitful to have the mentality of an eight year old.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sleight-of-Hand Master Ricky Jay

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The sleight-of-hand man Ricky Jay explores the many sides of magic. He also discusses “Congress of Wonders, a Weekend of Entertainment and Edification,” in Rhinebeck, New York, July 11-14. It will feature in-depth discussions of sleight of hand along with talks highlighting the relationship of magic to theater, film, and psychology.

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Radiolab

You Are The Judge

Friday, January 17, 2014

As a young man, producer Jesse Cox learned that his grandparents, Sydney and Lesley Piddington, had been enormously popular radio performers of the 1950’s. They were mentalists, wowing listeners with their uncanny ability to read each other’s minds. Sixty years later, a question remains: how did they do it? No ...

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Radiolab

Black Box

Friday, January 17, 2014

This hour, we examine three very different kinds of black boxes—those peculiar spaces where it’s clear what’s going in, we know what’s coming out, but what happens in-between is a mystery.

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Radiolab

Watch Me Do Something Impossible In Three Totally Easy Steps

Thursday, August 08, 2013

What happens when your brain plays a trick on you, and you can't not believe it? Our brains, it turns out, are not prisoners of the world we live in. We can, any time we like, create the impossible ... at least on paper.

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Studio 360

David Kwong: Magic Word Nerd

Friday, May 24, 2013

David Kwong is one of a new breed of magicians associated with “alt-magic,” a performance scene emerging in Los Angeles, New York, Madrid, and Tokyo. “We’re not wearing the sparkly suits anymore,” Kwong tells Kurt Andersen. “The scene is rooting everything in sleight of hand ...

Video: David Kwong's Nerdy Magic

Bonus Track: Kwong's Scrabble skills — from A to Z

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Doors' Drummer, "The Searchers," Magic and Ricky Jay, Coping with Anxiety, Oil Spill in Arkansas

Thursday, April 18, 2013

John Densmore talks about being the drummer in The Doors and the conflicts that grew along with the band’s success. We’ll look at how the story of Cynthia Ann Parker has inspired operas, plays, and John Ford’s classic movie “The Searchers.” Author, historian, actor, and magician Ricky Jay discusses about his true love, conjuring. Dr. Drew Ramsey on dealing with fear and anxiety. Plus, we’ll look at the damage created by the oil spill in Arkansas and we’ll talk to one of the reporters who’s had trouble just gaining access to the site.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ricky Jay, author, acclaimed actor and magician, talks about his career in magic. He’s the subject of the documentary “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay,” which traces the story of his achievement, from his early apprenticeship, beginning at age 4, with his grandfather Max Katz, as well as with Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini, Francis Carlyle, and Roy Benson, all of whom were among the best magicians of the 20th century. “Deceptive Practice” is playing at Film Forum April 17-30.

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Features

For Female Magicians, The First Trick Is Being Accepted

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Laura Sullivan talks to female magician, Dorothy Dietrich, on the struggles of being a female in a male dominated magic world.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Falling Off the Treadmill, Vomiting Edition

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, Julia Turner and columnist Daniel Engber discuss their favorite movies of 2012, NBC's "The Biggest Loser," and the decline of the shopping mall.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Penn Jillette's Atheist Celebration

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Penn Jillette, half of Penn & Teller, host of the podcast Penn's Sunday School, and author of Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!, gives his own highly personal account of all the benefits of being an atheist.

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