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The Insider

74 EpisodesProduced by Vanishing Inc. MagicWebsite

Vanishing Inc. is proud to share with you our magic podcast, The Insider. Interviews with the finest magicians in the world.

74 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Tina Lenert

June 29th, 2020

30:19

Today's guest started off as a street performing mime and ended up as one of the most-loved stage magicians in the world. Find out how Tina Lenart …

Ben Harris

June 22nd, 2020

30:20

Not seen in magic for about ten years, this is the first interview in, well, a very long time with the amazing Ben Harris. We discuss piracy, his love of levitations, his sometimes controversial marketing and his new …

Piff The Magic Dragon (Part 2)

June 15th, 2020

22:51

OK, yes, it's slightly shorter than the usual 30 minutes. But that's just the way it goes with a 2 parter. 

It's part 2 of the interview with Piff. It's Piff. It's hilarious. That's all you need to know. 

Piff The Magic Dragon (Part 1)

June 8th, 2020

28:46

The single most chaotic and hilarious episode of the show yet. The initial recording ran for almost an hour, so rather than cut out any, I've decided to break tradition and make this a two parter. Tune in next week for …

Michael Vincent

June 1st, 2020

29:59

My guest today has done it all. Won The Magic Circle’s close up magician of the year not once, but three times, Fool Us twice, lots of other TV …

Paul Vigil

May 25th, 2020

29:37

Today's guest is probably your favorite magician's favorite magician. 

He’s considered one of the most influential thinkers in the world of magic.  He’s performed at The Magic Castle, every major Las Vegas casino and …

John Lovick

May 18th, 2020

29:24

John Lovick is my guest today. We talk about what a director brings to a magic performance, what good magic looks like, his Penn and Teller …

Ryan Plunkett

May 11th, 2020

27:49

Ryan Plunkett, a Founding Ensemble Member and Regular Performer at the Chicago Magic Lounge takes some time to talk with us about how limiting …

Richard Wiseman

May 4th, 2020

29:57

Today's guest is a actual real-life professor. An academic. A magician. A skeptic. A viral video creator. An author of best-selling books and proper scientific papers. It’s the one and only Professor Richard Wiseman.


David Kaye (Silly Billy)

April 27th, 2020

29:50

Today, David Kaye and I talk about his philosophy for kids’ magic, why many magicians look down upon people that do magic for children, how to …

Asi Wind

April 20th, 2020

29:46

My guest today was born and raised in Tel Aviv and now lives in New York. 

He is one of magic’s most influential thinkers and performers.  

He’s David Blaine’s favourite magician. 

It’s the one and only, Asi Wind. 

Ben Hart

April 13th, 2020

29:44

Welcome to Season 3!

If I listed all of my guest’s accomplishments now, we wouldn’t have time for any questions. He won young magician of the year …

Morgan and West (2)

March 9th, 2020

30:03

Morgan And West are back on the show. And the world is a better place for it. We chat about their science show, material selection, how to find the one special trick that defines who you are going to be and of course, …

Shane Cobalt

February 17th, 2020

29:22

Underground card legend Shane Cobalt is my guest on this week's episode. We chat about bad magic, good books and brutal feedback. 



Karl Hein

February 10th, 2020

28:24

It's Karl Hein! Hugely busy worker, creator, founding father of modern Rubik's Cube magic, regular at The Magic Castle. 

If you want to save $200 on …

Tom Crosbie

February 3rd, 2020

30:43

Tom Crosbie has done many Edinburgh shows with pun-tastic titles such as Nerd World Problems, You Can’t Polish A Nerd, and Nerd Do Well where he was …

Danny Buckler

January 27th, 2020

27:17

The final of our special live show recording at The Session 2020. 

Rune Klan - Live

January 20th, 2020

30:01

The second of three podcasts recorded live at The Session 2020, in London. 

Rune Klan is an incredible performer and in this episode we talk about honesty, creativity, improvisation, openers, and his new show about to …

David Williamson (Live)

January 13th, 2020

27:58

This episode was recorded live at The Session in London. 


Henry Harrius

January 7th, 2020

30:10

Winner of the Hong Kong Close Up Magic Open, Asia Magic Association Close Up Magic Content, FISM Asia winner, FISM Italy winner, TV star and hugely …

Andi & Josh Holiday Special

December 23rd, 2019

42:25

Here it is. Our Holiday Special. Yes, it's over 30 minutes, but you listen to it and tell me what I should have cut out? :)

What you are here for, in …

Jon Armstrong

December 16th, 2019

30:10

Magician, creator, consultant, director, winner of the AMA Close up magician of the year and the man who brought the world tiny plunger, it’s Jon …

Steve Reynolds

December 9th, 2019

29:40

Marlo, Marlo, Marlo, and a bit of Marlo on the side. Zarrow shuffles. And more. 

R. Paul Wilson

December 2nd, 2019

28:53

Magician, author, creator,  TV presenter, performer, producer, film maker, it’s Paul Wilson. We chat about Tamariz, TV Magic and a prank he pulled on …

Two Magicians. One Mic.

November 25th, 2019

30:56

It's episode 50! 

Today I'm joined by Simon Coronel and Nick Paul, the hosts Two Magicians. One Mic. Between them, they’ve been on Conan, Netflix’s …

Harrison Greenbaum

November 18th, 2019

30:26

Harrison is funny and does magic. What more do you need to know?

We have a chat about shoving nails up your nose, AGT, Conan, developing original material and roasts. Enjoy. 

Scott Robinson

November 11th, 2019

29:06

In this week’s episode Scott Robinson talks with us about his creative process, a soft touch, TRICS, Sleight Club, how to make a move your own and - of course - his new book “Pure Imagination”. Launched last weekend at …

Nikola Arkane

November 4th, 2019

29:30

Nikola Arkane is best known in her native Northern Ireland as a children's magician. Indeed, she is the only professional female magician there. She …

Avner The Eccentric

October 28th, 2019

28:58

This is an amazing episode. You'll learn so much about performance. How important a breath is. Why being interested is better than being interesting. Why clowns have red noses.

Avner started learning his art in the …

Wolfgang Moser

October 21st, 2019

30:06

A huge star in his homeland, Wolfgang Moser talks with us about Fool Us, Think A Drink and his process for creating unique magic. Enjoy. 

Michel Huot

October 14th, 2019

30:59

Today, we have the creator of "Socks" and "Priceless", Michel Hout. Michel is a busy corporate magician and offers some amazing insights into that world in this episode. Also, the story about the creation of "Priceless" …

Ian Kendall

October 7th, 2019

29:48

He's tall. He's Scottish. He's done Edinburgh Fringe for 28 consecutive years and made a profit each year. That's remarkable. In this episode, Ian shares all he has learnt from doing oh so many Fringe shows. You'd do …

Eric LeClerc

September 30th, 2019

29:44

Eric and I talk about making magic videos every day for a year, how YouTube landed him not one, but two highly successful TV gigs, the crossover …

Short PSA

August 12th, 2019

0:14

This is just a super short PSA to let you know we're taking a summer break, but will be back in September with a whole boatload of amazing guests. …

David Regal

August 5th, 2019

30:22

Yup. Him David Regal. And in this episode we talk about secrets, interpreting magic, rug rats, the hot rod force, his new book and of course, The Carbanaro Effect.

Mike Pisciotta

July 29th, 2019

29:15

Mike Pisciotta has won Close-Up Magician of the Year in the AMAs not once but twice. Then, he went and won Parlor Magician of the Year. He estimates he's done 10,000 shows as The Magic Castle's resident bar magician …

Pit Hartling

July 22nd, 2019

28:27

He owns a lot of suits. He likes card tricks. He is German. That's right, you guessed it, it's Pit Hartling. 


Daniel Prado

July 15th, 2019

30:10

Daniel Prado is a professional musician by day, and amazing magician by night. He's created some stunning effects, including BURN. In this podcast we chat about invisibility, practise, table faros, making your own …

Denis Behr

July 8th, 2019

22:59

He's got big hands. He's tall. He bakes very impressive cake-related things. Oh, and he does the odd card trick too. It's Denis Behr!

As promised, the links to his crediting projects:

https://www.conjuringarchive.com

Peter Clifford

July 1st, 2019

31:30

You may well not know his name. But Peter Clifford is an actor, director, writer and magician. He's consulted for years for Derren Brown, has …

Werner Reich

June 24th, 2019

26:46

An unusual episode. Today, the show is an interview Joshua Jay did with an incredible magician called Werner Reich. 

Mr Reich survived the Nazi concentration camps - through magic. His story is fascinating and is …

Tom Elderfield

June 17th, 2019

28:30

Tom Elderfield. Magician. Creator. Consultant. Actor.

Tom shares a lot in this episode. He explains his whole game plan for Instagram. He explains …

Matt Baker

June 10th, 2019

30:18

In this week's episode, the mystery of why 8 faros returns the deck to original order is explained. As well as other interesting math(s) things. And magic. And jazz. And of course Matt's excellent book The Buena Vista …

David Williamson

June 3rd, 2019

39:55

Well. What can I say. It's Williamson.

I broke my 30 minute rule for this one, as I couldn't find 9 minutes to cut out of this. I didn't think …

Gustav Kuhn

May 27th, 2019

28:30

Welcome to this week's episode of The Insider. This week we interview magician, academic and author of Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic. 

Despite Steinmeyer saying we're guarding an empty safe, some …

Max Maven

May 20th, 2019

29:54

Not many in our field can really be called legendary. Max Maven can. So, I'm honoured to share with you a 30 minute chat I had with Max. We talk about what he thinks about current mentalism, the heydays of The Magic …

Caleb Wiles (Fixed Audio)

May 14th, 2019

30:30

It's Monday. It's time for The Insider. Indianapolis' own Caleb Wiles joins me to chat about magic. 

Caleb created the very first trick VI released. …

Birthday Special

May 6th, 2019

28:17

We're 10 years old! So this is a special episode where Andi interviews Josh, then Josh interviews Andi. 

There's 10% off everything on site. And a …

Guy Hollingworth

April 29th, 2019

29:12

Guy takes time out of his busy lawyer-ing to talk to me about magic. How he got started. His latest stage act. And much more. Enjoy!

Jen Kramer

April 22nd, 2019

29:05

Fool Us, Ted, Yale, Vegas. Jen Kramer has done so much. Hear her chat about all that and her favourite pizza topping in this week's The Insider. 


Anthony Owen

April 15th, 2019

32:49

As I imagine most of you know, Anthony Owen tragically died last Friday. In the episode, Anthony himself says that when you have a deadline, you deliver what you need to deliver. Be it a TV show, book or podcast. Andi …

Chris Rawlins

April 8th, 2019

29:46

In this episode, the delightful Chris Rawlins talks to me about his memory act, how he hates admin, speeding tickets and he gets really surprised to …

Dominic Twose

April 1st, 2019

27:55

Recorded live at The Session 2019, Dominic Twose, A.I.M.C, is my guest this week. Yes, you may not know his name. But, this episode is well worth listening too. Dominic was one of Fred Robinson's only pupils and Dom …

Edward Hilsum

March 25th, 2019

29:57

He's really polite. He does amazing dove magic. He's won IBM Stage Magician of the Year. The Magic Circle's Stage Magician of the Year. And he's been …

Caroline Ravn

March 18th, 2019

24:49

This week, I get the chance to chat with an actual Viking. Caroline Ravn. She does sell out tours, TED talks, and makes her own decks of custom …

Jamy Ian Swiss

March 11th, 2019

29:28

Seems fitting that after the passing of Johnny Thompson over the weekend I put out this episode of The Insider with Jamy Ian Swiss. Jamy literally wrote the book on Thompson and talks about him briefly in this week's …

Brad Henderson

March 4th, 2019

28:41

Welcome. Another Monday, another edition of The Insider. 

This week our guest is Brad Henderson. A person that gets annoyed a lot on the internet. And someone that actually *thinks* about magic. A magician, hypnotist, …

Steve Cohen

February 25th, 2019

29:34

Steve Cohen, the millionaire's magician, joins us on the line this week from New York where his show Chamber Magic has been running for over 20 years.

Steve talks with us about his graphic novel , lasagne, and his …

Steve Faulkner

February 18th, 2019

23:18

Steve Faulkner. Dad, juggler, escapologist, magician, trainer, reviewer and all round good bloke has a chat with us about why he is so tired, dealing …

Rob Zabrecky

February 11th, 2019

27:10

Zabrecky is the first magician that made me cry with laughter when I saw him at the first Genii Bash.

I'd never seen magic presented like that.

In this episode of the show, I talk with Rob about all sorts of things. …

Andi Gladwin on Edward G. Brown

February 4th, 2019

23:05

A special episode of the show with Vanishing Inc. co-founder, Andi Gladwin. 

In the show, Andi talks all about Edward G. Brown. A magician that has sadly been almost forgotten about despite Vernon saying he "the finest …

John Guastaferro

January 28th, 2019

28:54

In this week's show we talk about magic and marketing, magic and business, magic and music and, of course, magic. With none other than John Guastaferro.

If you don't have his amazing One Degree book you can get a free …

The Trustmans

January 17th, 2019

26:19

Sarah and David Trustman, creators of The Memory Arts, talk about how easy they've made it to memorize a stack. They even convinced me to finally learn a stack!

Their brand new expansion pack for poker hands is out …

Drummond Money-Coutts (DMC)

January 8th, 2019

29:59

In this week's episode, we chat with DMC about his hit series Death By Magic on Netflix, how he feels about "the internet's" claims on his reliance on actors, how his own brand of cards came about and his early days as …

Marc Kerstein

December 31st, 2018

24:17

He's worked with Blaine, Brown, Troy and others. He makes the best iOS apps. And, he's really really nice. Listen to this short chat with Marc and find out about his views on piracy, borrowing his ideas, challenging …

John Archer

December 24th, 2018

29:52

A festive and happy John Archer chats with us his Christmas organisational skills, Fool Us, comedy, touring with Tim Vine, his soon to be released …

Morgan and West

December 18th, 2018

28:24

Messrs Morgan and West take time out of their busy schedule to chat with me about character, scripting, children's magic, Decoded and why The Session …

Harapan Ong

December 11th, 2018

24:25

Instagram celebrity, physics teacher, card magician and all round good egg Harapan Ong chats with me about Instagram, his series "Fully Booked", how …

Joshua Jay

December 5th, 2018

27:20

Our very own Joshua Jay talks about his origin story, his amazing show in NYC and, of course, Balance.

Ben Seidman

November 30th, 2018

43:58

A funny talk with a funny man. Ben Seidman chats about his work on a new Netflix show, his Desert Island Tricks and how he's looking forward to coming to London for The Session.

Jared Kopf

November 22nd, 2018

18:59

Mr Kopf chats about why he loves the classics, mentors and learning to tie a tie.

Jason Ladanye

October 31st, 2018

25:55

Card expert, Jason Ladanye chats with us about being stranded on a desert island with three magicians, breaking into his brother's room and how he got fried by a triumph routine.

Luke Jermay

October 24th, 2018

33:24

One of the finest mentalists in the world, Luke Jermay chats about curating The Event. Who is coming, what they're going to be doing and why you …

Steve Thompson

October 2nd, 2018

20:09

Welcome to The Insider. Vanishing Inc's new magic podcast.

In this 20 minute episode, we interview Steve Thompson, creator of the magazine test Glance.

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