042 – Stephen Bargatze on Character and Family Career Balance

Stephen Bargatze really generously opens up about his life in showbiz and the journey to where he is now. It’s a wonderful episode and we hope you enjoy. Intro / Theme 0:00:00 Relative obscurity 0:01:55 Presenting your character 0:03:40 Starting as a clown 0:05:55 From clown to magician 0:08:34 Performers’ generation gap 0:10:49 Getting the… Continue reading 042 – Stephen Bargatze on Character and Family Career Balance

041 – Chris Capehart on Audience Management & Identity

Carisa sits down with Chris Capehart a master magician with over years performing experience on big stages. He is a famous and accomplished street performer, killer kids show magician, comedian, writer and a wonderful man. Intro / Theme 0:00:00 Catching up 0:00:24 Introducing Chris Capehart 0:01:15 Performing at the Chicago Magic Lounge 0:02:40 Visual aspect… Continue reading 041 – Chris Capehart on Audience Management & Identity

040 -Erik Tait on Publishing Magic

Kayla and Carisa sit down with the wonderful Erik Tait to chat about his experience creating magic products and what you should know if you are thinking of publishing a magic effect of your own. Intro / Theme 0:00:00 Catching up 0:00:39 Introducing Erik Tait 0:02:39 Working on podcasts 0:04:16 A very important question 0:07:53… Continue reading 040 -Erik Tait on Publishing Magic

039 -Renee Castiglione on Looking Good on Stage (Part 2)

Kayla and Carisa have the pleasure of being told how many thing they are doing wrong when it comes to make up, skin care, hair, and really everything. Renee Castiglione is a professional stylist and she is here to set us straight. Come join us and learn from our mistakes, also wash your makeup brushes!!Check… Continue reading 039 -Renee Castiglione on Looking Good on Stage (Part 2)

038 -Renee Castiglione on Looking Good on Stage

Kayla and Carisa have the pleasure of being told how many thing they are doing wrong when it comes to make up, skin care, hair, and really everything. Renee Castiglione is a professional stylist and she is here to set us straight. Come join us and learn from our mistakes, also wash your makeup brushes!!… Continue reading 038 -Renee Castiglione on Looking Good on Stage

037 – Stuart MacDonald MAES Interview

Interviewing Stewart MacDonald about using sophisticated manufacturing concepts to substantially improve your act. So here is TIM WOOD! T – Transport I – Inventory M – Movement W – Waiting and delays O – Over production O – Over Processing D – Defects Theme 0:00:00 Lean manufacturing 0:00:43 Removing the distinction between creative and pragmatic processes 0:02:25 Direct observation 0:04:37 Waste: transportation… Continue reading 037 – Stuart MacDonald MAES Interview

036 – Season Two Announcement

Kayla and Carisa come back from the break to announce the much anticipated season two. They welcome amazing new editor Chris Comb and chat a little about the Peller Show they had just wrapped at the Magic Castle. What’s in this episode: What Kayla’s been doing        00:23.909Peller Theater Show      … Continue reading 036 – Season Two Announcement

035 – You’re Doing It Wrong: 5 Common Mistakes with Audience Volunteers

Most magicians perform routines that involve the use of audience volunteers. Considering how common this is you’d think we’d all be a little better at it, but alas, often we make mistakes. Here are five Kayla and Carisa have seen a lot lately and how to avoid them.  You’re welcome! Thank you to special guest… Continue reading 035 – You’re Doing It Wrong: 5 Common Mistakes with Audience Volunteers