The Magic Detective Podcast
Ep 58 Horace Goldin - The Royal Illusionist

Ep 58 Horace Goldin - The Royal Illusionist

November 10, 2020

So excited to be exploring the life of Horace Goldin. He had a very rich life, was the creator of many incredible mysteries, and was a world traveling illusionist. This likely won't be the last time you hear the name Goldin on my podcast!

 

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Ep 57 The Fox Sisters & Their Spirits

Ep 57 The Fox Sisters & Their Spirits

November 7, 2020

Season 3 starts off with an unusual podcast, The Fox Sisters. Though not technically magicians, they sorta were in a way. And their style of performing would branch out and influence the world of magic and magicians. They are certainly fascinating characters.

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To hear the other podcast I'm featured on...

https://brandingentertainers.com/bfe-ep10-crafting-your-style-with-dean-carnegie/

https://brandingentertainers.com/bfe-ep11-pandemic-history-now-w-dean-carnegie/

 

 

Ep 56 Al Flosso - The Coney Island Fakir

Ep 56 Al Flosso - The Coney Island Fakir

August 30, 2020

This episode is an interview with the author of the book, The Coney Island Fakir: The Magical Life of Al Flosso, Judge Gary Brown. He shares the life story of Flosso, as well as many anecdotes from his career. You'll hear stories that involve, Jackie Gleason, Danny Kaye, Houdini, and Milton Berle. And there is an easter egg in this episode if you know what that is. 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcAdOV1eDDI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fSgMpDRNqc&t=3s

Here is a bonus article on Flosso which is on the Magic Detective Blog

https://www.themagicdetective.com/2020/08/abbott-costello-comedians-flosso.html 

 

Ep 55 Hercat The Eminent American Illusionist

Ep 55 Hercat The Eminent American Illusionist

August 25, 2020

Hercat the Eminent American Illusionist, or was he? You'll have to listen to the podcast to find out. The Magic Detective is back from several weeks off. Two broken toes, a trip to the ER and several other nightmares, and he's back, good as new.

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Ep 54 The Great Fetaque Sanders

Ep 54 The Great Fetaque Sanders

July 13, 2020

This week I talk about the life of Fetaque Sanders, a true showman and artist from Nashville TN, who worked with Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway and other prominent entertainers. He was and is an icon in the world of magic and one you need to know about! I also briefly talk about my friend, the late great Magical Genie, Eugene Johnson...that and more on this episode of the Magic Detective Podcast.

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Ep 53 KIO The Russian Illusionist

Ep 53 KIO The Russian Illusionist

July 2, 2020

KIO the great family of Russian Illusionists is the topic of this podcast. Their dynasty spans almost the entire 20th Century into the 21st Century. You'll hear about Emil Sr. and his two sons that would eventually take up the mantle.

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Ep 52 The One & Only Nate Leipzig

Ep 52 The One & Only Nate Leipzig

May 23, 2020

The great manipulator Nate Leipzig is the feature of episode 52. The more I learn about Leipzig, the more I love his magic. He was noted for being very kind and first and foremost a gentleman. He never had a bad word to say about another magician. This podcast started as an article on TheMagicDetective Blog, however this episode is greatly expanded.

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The new facebook GROUP page can be accessed via https://www.facebook.com/groups/MagicDetectiveGroup/

 

 

Ep 51 Hereward Carrington Ghost Hunter

Ep 51 Hereward Carrington Ghost Hunter

May 16, 2020

Today I discuss a one time associate turned adversary of Houdini's, Psychic Investigator Hereward Carrington. I try to stick mostly to his magic career though I do veer slightly into psychic phenomenon. He is someone I didn't really know anything about. He's quite fascinated and highly respected in the world of physical researchers.

 

There is a blog devoted to him at 

http://herewardcarrington.blogspot.com

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The new facebook GROUP page can be accessed via https://www.facebook.com/groups/MagicDetectiveGroup/

 

Ep 50 Dr. Samuel Hooker and The Men Who Fooled Houdini

Ep 50 Dr. Samuel Hooker and The Men Who Fooled Houdini

April 26, 2020

This a milestone, Episode 50 of the podcast. On this episode the feature starts with the story of Dr. Samuel Cox Hooker and his infamous Impossibilities Show. Then it morphs into a story of all the men who fooled Harry Houdini. I think one of these stories may have been featured in season 1, but overall it makes for an interesting topic. Please enjoy. 

PLEASE share with as many people you know. Please LIKE the podcast as well!

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Ep 49 Harlan Tarbell, The Magic Teacher

Ep 49 Harlan Tarbell, The Magic Teacher

April 9, 2020

Harlan Tarbell is most famous for his Tarbell Course in Magic. He was also an illustrator , magician, doctor and much more. On this podcast, I share the very interesting life of ole Doc Tarbell. 

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To SEE some of the ART of Harlan Tarbell, click the link below

https://www.themagicdetective.com/2020/04/the-art-of-harlan-tarbell.html

 

Ep 48 Max Malini

Ep 48 Max Malini

March 28, 2020

Max Malini, the magician who fooled Royalty, the wealthy and even fooled other magicians is featured on today's podcast. For more information on Malini please look for the book Malini & His Magic by Dai Vernon. 

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Ep 47 Paul Rosini The Night Club Conjurer

Ep 47 Paul Rosini The Night Club Conjurer

March 19, 2020

Paul Rosini only had a short few years of fame, but he was one remarkable magician. His sleight of hand skills were beyond compare. But it was his showmanship and comedy that kept audiences coming back again and again. Here is the story of this amazing showman, Paul Rosini.

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Ep 46 Houdini’s Radio Illusion

Ep 46 Houdini’s Radio Illusion

March 13, 2020

This time I look into Houdini's RADIO Illusion. A very topical effect for the time. The episode was inspired by a dream I had of seeing the Radio illusion in person. You'll hear about the first presentation of the illusion and also about a competitors version.

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Please visit my blog to see a photo of both Houdini's Radio and then the 'competitors' Radio illusion which came out around the same time as Houdini's!

Ep 45 The Enigmatic Slydini

Ep 45 The Enigmatic Slydini

March 10, 2020

Tony Slydini, the master of misdirection, the master of close-up magic, one of the most revolutionary performers of magic EVER! I give you a bit of biographical info, some of my own memories of Slydini and more. 

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Dick Cavett Show Featuring Slydini #1
https://www.nytimes.com/video/multimedia/1194747029051/the-dick-cavett-show-march-8-1978.html

Dick Cavett Show Featuring Slydini #2
https://www.nytimes.com/video/multimedia/1194838971986/the-dick-cavett-show-nov-7-1977.html

Ep 44 The First Time I met Le Grand David

Ep 44 The First Time I met Le Grand David

February 20, 2020

Le Grand David & his Own Spectacular Magic Company was the longest running resident magic show in the United States. This podcast is my personal recollection of the first and second times that I met the members of the show. Today, Feb 20th, is the 43rd Anniversary of their first performance in 1977.

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Ep 43 Imro Fox The Comic Genuis

Ep 43 Imro Fox The Comic Genuis

February 9, 2020

Imro Fox was known as The Comedy Conjurer and may have been the first comedy magician who did good strong magic and not just lampooned magicians. I tell of his life and his magic.

I also talk a bit more about Dr. Walford Bodie & I talk about Doug Henning because we just had his 20th Anniversary of his passing on Feb 7th, 2020.

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CORRECTION: FOX is NOT buried in Evergreen Cemetery as I stated on my podcast. He is in Oheb Shalom Cemetery which is next to Evergreen in Hillside NJ. 

 

#Imro Fox

Ep 42 Dr. Walford Bodie & His Shocking Career

Ep 42 Dr. Walford Bodie & His Shocking Career

February 4, 2020

Dr. Walford Bodie and his SHOCKING Career is the subject of this episode. He was an eccentric hypnotist, showman, healer?, and more. His act centered around 'electricity' and it was shocking in more ways than one.

He was without a doubt one of the greatest showman who ever lived. And even a pioneer in many ways. 

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Link To News Site on Potential NEWLY Discovered Houdini Water Torture Cell

https://www.wildabouthoudini.com/2020/01/a-water-torture-cell-has-been.html

 

 

#DrWalfordBodie

Ep 41 Chevalier Ernest Thorn - European Grand Illusionist

Ep 41 Chevalier Ernest Thorn - European Grand Illusionist

January 18, 2020

Chevalier Ernest Thorn was one of the greatest Illusionists in all of Europe. He traveled the world with his wonders and delighted everyone who saw his show. He was also a very prolific inventor of illusions. No doubt he invented some that you were not aware of. Sadly, a lot of his illusions are lost, we have the names but no descriptions. But I do uncover some that you may have never heard of. 

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Please check out the companion article on Thorn's Illusions over at my blog, https://www.themagicdetective.com/2020/01/the-illusions-of-chevalier-ernest-thorn.html

Ep 40 Eugene Laurant -The Man of Many Mysteries

Ep 40 Eugene Laurant -The Man of Many Mysteries

December 24, 2019

The final podcast for 2019 and this time I get to share the life of Eugene Laurant. He was friends with Germain, Brush, Maro and others who all performed in the Chautauqua and Lyceum circuits. His magic was INCREDIBLE and I believe modern audiences would agree if Laurant were still alive.

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Also, to see where we rate among other magic podcasts, check out this site...https://blog.feedspot.com/magician_podcasts/

 

Ep 39 Charles Morritt The Mystery Man

Ep 39 Charles Morritt The Mystery Man

December 17, 2019

Charles Morritt was a very prolific inventor of magic illusions. He created some very stunning effects in the late 1800s right into the early 20th Century. He is also credited as the man who helped Houdini make an elephant vanish! 

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I mention several other people in this podcast, so if you'd like to check out more information on them here is a list:

Buatier DeKolta Ep31
Harry Kellar Ep 8,9,10
Robert Heller Ep 14

And I mention Jim Steinmeyer many times during the podcast as I credit him with keeping the Morritt name alive. You can find more about Jim and his books at www.JimSteinmeyer.com

 To see Paul Daniel's recreation of the OH! Illusion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr2zKCsbkdA

 

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