Mat Franco

Mat Franco

The latest podcast from Dodd Vickers is an interview with Mat Franco of America’s Got Talent. Among the top stories of 2015 in the world of magic was Mat Franco’s winning the ninth season of “America’s Got Talent.” Keep on mind that 73 magicians or magic acts have appeared on the whow over the years including the Pendragons, Kevin James, Murray Sawchuck, Michael Grasso, Nathan Burton, Brett Daniels, Rudy Coby, Bizarro and many more. Mat became interested in magic after seeing a special featuring several magicians when he was only a few years old and immediately began performing for his class at show and tell.  The rest, as they say, is history.  ...
Sol Stone :: MNW338

Sol Stone :: MNW338

On this episode of the Magic Newswire Spirit of Magic podcast I am thrilled to be joined by the ultimate “Underground Magician.” For more than 50 years, Sol Stone has been referred to as “the magician’s magician.” In May of this year, Sol was named “Magician of the Year” by the Parent Assembly of the Society of American Magicians, Assembly #1 in NYC. Sol is best known as a coin magician, teacher and mentor to generatons of performers. Join David Roth, Jeff McBride, myself and other guests for this fascinating conversation. You will hear tales of Howard Thurston, Dai Vernon, Flosso, Paul LePaul, Jerry Openheimer, Ed Balducci, Tarbell, Jean Hugard, Slydini and many more! For more information about Sol Stone, and the magical goings on in NYC, please visit: Magic in New York Blog  ...
DAVID ROTH : MNW337

DAVID ROTH : MNW337

As I begin the 2014 season of the Magic Newswire’s “Spirit of Magic” podcast, I am thrilled to introduce you to the Master in Residence of the Conjuring Arts Research Center, the amazing David Roth. In this first in an ongoing series of conversations, David will discuss a wide array of topics including the relevance of magic with coins at a time where the quarter is the largest coin that most Americans will be familiar with; Dai Vernon’s circumcision ; the Spaghetti Sessions ; the identities of the El Cerrito Seven and so much more. Of Roth, Dai Vernon is quoted as saying, “”First let me state that David Roth has an amazing ability when performing with coins. He is truly a genius. I have been fortunate to have enjoyed the confidence and friendship of the leading exponents of coin manipulation of the past. T. Nelson Downs, Allan Shaw, Manuel and Welch Miller all specialized in this branch of the magical art. To the very best of my judgment, David’s ideas and execution far surpass any one of them. I feel quite certain that if they could witness his performance they would not only be astounded but realize that they had seen the master.”  ...
CHARLIE MILLER :: MNW336

CHARLIE MILLER :: MNW336

Sleight of Hand, Malini, Vernon and so much more. Charlie Miller is one of those name tossed around in the context of modern magic that I feel most f the community knows too little about. I hope that this conversation with some of his closest friends does something to rectify that. Our good friend Johnny Thompson is joined by two other legends in magic, Harry Riser and Bob White.    ...
David Blaine :: MNW54

David Blaine :: MNW54

With only hours to go before David Blaine’s “Dive of Death” is set to air on ABC, David took time to speak with us by phone. David talked about the medical breaks that many have referred to by some as cheating, his medical condition, his readiness for the final stunt and what moment is his favorite in the broadcast. Because of the live speech by the President at 9PM, the special will air in its’ entirety on ABC from 9:15 – 11:15.                          ...
RICHARD TURNER :: MNW335

RICHARD TURNER :: MNW335

In July of 2008 I was thrilled to have the chance to record an interview with Richard “The Cheat” Turner. While updating the links to the entire podcast archive, I realized that I had never posted the promised second part of that conversation. Fortunately, I had it in my backup and I am able to rectify that error by posting Part 2 of my Interview with the amazing Richard Turner! Enjoy!      ...

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