The Magic Detective Podcast
Ep 18s Frederick Bancroft

Ep 18s Frederick Bancroft

April 18, 2019

This is a SHORT episode, running approx 14 minutes. The topic is Frederick Bancroft an unusual magician from the late 19th Century. He had amazing posters that were breathtaking, but was his show up to the image he was projecting? Listen to the podcast to find out more! The Magic Det. Contest from last week has been extended. The Question is: 

Name an illusionist, a contemporary of Houdini, who left a successful stage career to become a gold miner.   And though that sounds like a typical magician’s tall tale, he wound up testifying before Congress about the gold mining industry. Who Was This Illusionist? Send your answers to [email protected] and put Contest3 in the subject heading.

Music for this episode by https://purple-planet.com Please check out my blog, TheMagicDetective.com for more info on this episode.

Ep 17 The Magical Life of Brush The Great

Ep 17 The Magical Life of Brush The Great

April 15, 2019

This time I cover a forgotten 20th Century magician as opposed to a forgotten 19th Century magician, lol. His name is Edwin Brush and he lived a rather long life and performed right up until the time he died. I didn't know much about the man prior to researching him, but I think you'll enjoy hearing a bit about him. After the episode I give the answers to the two previous Podcast Contests and reveal the winners. Also, I give the Question for Magic Detective Podcast Contest #3. Be sure to send in your answers to [email protected] and put Contest3 in the subject heading. Music for this episode was provided by http://purple-planet.com

Magic Detective Podcast Ep 14 - Robert Heller

Magic Detective Podcast Ep 14 - Robert Heller

February 13, 2019

UPDATE: There were a couple editing glitches I had to go back and fix. I think it all is working smoothly now. My apologies...(first time for everything)

Houdini thought he was great, and he never met the man. Houdini was 4 when Heller died. Robert Heller could have been one of the great piano virtuosos but he chose magic instead. In fact, he sorta chose both. And this is his story. I think Heller is more popular among music historians than magic historians, but I am hoping to change that. This episode is dedicated to my magic pal Joe Pecore who recently passed away. Music is used with permission of http://purple-planet.com  And don't forget to check my blog, TheMagicDetective.com for any additional notes which I may add to this podcast. 

 

Episode 8 The Amazing Harry Kellar

Episode 8 The Amazing Harry Kellar

November 19, 2018

Episode 8 features stories from the life of Harry Kellar. This is a two part episode (possibly even three parter), so I get as far as his split up with William Fay. You'll hear about his shipwreck, and how he introduced the Vanishing Birdcage to America. There are a few details on here about upcoming podcasts as well. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

Magic Detective Podcast Ep 4 - Servais LeRoy

Magic Detective Podcast Ep 4 - Servais LeRoy

October 15, 2018

This podcast is basically about the famed Belgian Illusionist, Servais LeRoy. I began examining one of the famous posters belonging to LeRoy Talma and Bosco. Then I move onto a very heart breaking story in his life. And still, there is more. Music provided my purple-planet.com Please check the companion story at my blog, TheMagicDetective.com

 

Magic Detective Podcast Episode 2

Magic Detective Podcast Episode 2

October 10, 2018

On Episode 2, (which I'm uploading a few days early), you'll hear a new segment called HOUDINI RADIO, I'll talk about 6 Degrees of Separation-Magic Style, and I'll even share the story of how Uri Geller fixed my doorbell. Music provided by purple-planet.com