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Mark James chats to the world’s greatest magicians about the material in their shows. You have an audience of 200 people, perfect conditions, tell me what you do…


October 21, 2020

Charlie Caper

I sit down for TWO HOURS to speak with the incredible Swedish magician Charlie Caper.
Internationally acclaimed busking sensation, frequent Edinburgh fringe sell out show and former winner of Sweden's Got Talent, Charlie's magic is sprinkled throughout every moment of his show.
An act born on the streets needs to know how to hold the audiences attention, Charlie talks about his transition from the street to the stage and everything in between.
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October 14, 2020

Steve Spill

Mark talks to Steve Spill about his comedy magic act. 

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August 21, 2020

Mike Caveney

My guest is Mike Caveney.

We talk about Mike's act in incredible detail and discuss get in deep on the tiny moments that make things work. We talk costuming, scripting, honing and perfecting.

Mike even get's briefly interrupted with a phone call from David Copperfield! This episode has everything and more. I'm so thrilled that Mike agreed to be on the podcast and I'm glad we're closing out season one in such a magnificent way.
Following this episode, the podcast will take a six week break and return on October 2nd.

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August 14, 2020

Romany Diva Of Magic

Today my guest is Romany, Diva Of Magic!
If you're looking for a sparkling, funny & theatrical magic act packed with sass and style, you've come to the right place!

Mark & Romany chat about cruise ships, lives taking unexpected directions, creative journeys and being brave enough to include truth in your performance. Romany talks us through her set list and we have a lot of laughs along the way.

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August 7, 2020

Bill Abbott

Bill is a man who needs no introduction and is as well known for his hilarious standup magic shows as he is for his incredible product releases to the magic community.

Mark and Bill chat about everything from the Five Card Box and the No Brainer to Bill In Lime and Smart Ass. It's a terrific chat with all the info on Bill's signature effects.

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July 31, 2020

Tom Crosbie

Tom Crosbie is not a comedian, but he will leave you laughing. He's not a magician, but he will leave you scratching your head. He's not a juggler, but he will leave you with your jaw on the floor. 

Mark and Tom sit down to discuss Tom's Edinburgh show 'Nerd Times A Charm' and all things Rubik Cube shaped. 
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July 24, 2020

Nick Diffatte

Nick Diffatte is quickly becoming one of the most talked about and in demand young comedians working today. His unique brand of entertainment seamlessly blends dry humor, quick wit, and incredible skill. His performances are presented with perfect comedic timing far beyond his years and a deadpan delivery that will has audiences  laughing uncontrollably from beginning to end. 

Mark and Nick sit down for a HUGE TWO HOUR chat about all things comedy and magic. 
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July 17, 2020

Thom Peterson

Thom's hilarious dry humour and inventive original magic have made him a hit in almost every market available to magicians. He recently moved back to the USA and we caught up to talk about his show. Thom is one of my favourite people to hang out with and this chat is super fun. 

Shout out to Chris Stewart & Conrad Colon who just became show producers by subscribing to my Patreon. Info on how you can do it too and get extra content in every episode.
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July 10, 2020

Matt Marcy

Matt is a highly original comedy magician based in California. He's a TV regular and consulted for Walt Disney's Imagineering on their theme parks. He's performed on Penn & Teller Fool Us and was the opening act for The Amazing Johnathan in the Sahara & Golden Nugget hotel's in Las Vegas.

Find out about Matt's original and hilarious show in this week's Talking Shtick!

Next week's guest is Thom Peterson.

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July 3, 2020

Taylor Hughes

Mark James sits down with Taylor Hughes to chat about his show. Taylor's brand new special is now available on Amazon Prime. Search for Chasing Wonder to see it!
 I also spoke to Taylor for 'Past Masters'. This episode is available at www.Patreon.com/markjamesmagician where he chose the Dante. 

This episode is sponsored by www.MagicBox.uk.com Head over their website to check out the latest magic effects. Make sure you use the code SHTICK when completing your purchase to get a 10% discount on your purchase and to let them know we sent you. 

Next weeks guest will be Matt Marcy.

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