009: Part of the Problem (Part of the Solution)

This episode talks about some potentially triggering subject matter.

We are constantly asked why there are so few women in magic. The answer is complex and nuanced because it is made up of many different reasons. These are many little things that are keeping women away from magic and many people are likely unaware. In an effort to draw attention to these little things we have posted the hashtag “part of the problem”. One example that has received some attention is the ongoing popularity of sexual explicit images of women used in a recent sting of “porn memes” that has popped up on a comedy forum for magicians. We are proud to be a part of magic right now, when so many are so interested in the support of women in magic and a move towards greater gender equality. If you see something you believe is contributing to the lack of women in the art of magic please use the #partoftheproblem to draw attention to the issue without judgment or disrespect. Most people don’t realize how these little things taken together make a big impact.

008: Magic in the Media – Doctor Who!

The first installment of Magic in the Media, this week Carisa and Kayla explore one of their favorite shows, Doctor Who! The Doctor is a woman now, and you better believe they are here to give their thoughts! Book Recommendation: Ronnie Turns Fear into Fun Doctor Who Infographic

007-Internet and Women (with guest Mistie Knight)

Exploring how the internet treats women, Mistie Knight shares her experience with being turned into an objectifying meme, her reaction, and what we can do moving forward. This episode will be apart of a long list of episodes on how the internet and the magic community treat women.  Enjoy! Mistie’s Website

006.5: Biz-Nuss Bay-Sicks

A continuation from episode 6 , Carisa and Kayla go over some more information on business basics. This episode will answers questions like: -How do I make the jump to becoming a pro? -How do I get the gigs rolling? -What is the lifestyle of a professional entertainer? -Where can I find more on business… Continue reading 006.5: Biz-Nuss Bay-Sicks

Person First- Why “Female Magician” is Yet Another Box to Escape

“She’s a female magician!”  If I had a nickel…at first, it feels empowering.  I AM a woman and I AM magical! Getting awards like, “Female Magician of the Year” certainly boosts the self-confidence.  And it sounds very kind when complimenting someone’s skill level. Why wouldn’t I want to be the BEST female magician in the… Continue reading Person First- Why “Female Magician” is Yet Another Box to Escape

006: Magic 101

Can you make a living at magic? Carisa and Kayla definitely think so.  This episode dives into the styles and branches of magic that you can chose from.  We also introduce a new segment called, “Girl Code”, which goes over some general ideas of how women can help other women…ya know, GIRL CODE! Important notes:… Continue reading 006: Magic 101

005: BONUS! Us on Andy Gross (Disclaimer)

DISCLAIMER: Not for children, trigger warning on sexual assault. Please listen with caution. We’ve been asked a lot in the last week on our thoughts about Andy Gross’s performance at Purdue University.  Here’s a BONUS pod for the week, where we discuss the Purdue performance, how we can react, and how to avoid becoming an… Continue reading 005: BONUS! Us on Andy Gross (Disclaimer)

004: Max Maven (Our First Guest!)

Shezam talks with their first guest, Max Maven, who knows a thing or two about diversity within the magic community.  Max tells stories, drops knowledge, and gives a good burn to Kayla towards the end.  Enjoy this thoughtful and information-packed episode with Max Maven.   Links from the Episode: Fetaque Sanders Richiardi Celeste Evans Suzy… Continue reading 004: Max Maven (Our First Guest!)

002.5-Wizards on Props

The first wizardcast is for everyone! Go to shezampod.com to get the upcoming wizard episodes. In this wizard episode, Carisa and Kayla discuss more in-depth ideas about props and costuming.  They discuss strolling magic approaches and choice of material, stage set up and prop choice, and much more.  Carisa and Kayla then play a game of… Continue reading 002.5-Wizards on Props