051 – Creative Quarantine with Bizzaro

This was recorded before we knew how bad it was. Bizzaro and Carisa talk about staying creative. Shezam theme / Getting Bizzaro on the podcast 0:00:00 Creativity roadblocks 0:03:46 Prop building 0:12:56 Approaching creativity 0:20:13 WE GOTTA CATCH THAT BLUE DOT 0:24:35 Collaboration / outside influences 0:26:48 Review current material 0:32:09 Blocker: never had an… Continue reading 051 – Creative Quarantine with Bizzaro

050 – Corona’s 13 Steps to Isolation

Kayla and Carisa discuss the current global situation, and how to stay motivated durring all this chaos. Intro / Shezam theme 0:00:00 Catching up 0:00:33 Coronavirus effects on entertainment industry 0:07:28 The bigger picture 0:13:32 Goal setting 0:18:33 How to spend your quarantine 0:25:11 Password: Quarantine Edition 0:28:18 Non-magic projects 0:32:58 Encouraging those who are… Continue reading 050 – Corona’s 13 Steps to Isolation

049 – Cat Galesky about the women behind magic

Kayla sits down with Cat Galesky to share her experiences as a woman who works in support of the magic community. Cat Galesky Shezam theme / Meeting Cat 0:00:00 Cat Galesky Being a knowledgable volunteer 0:09:41 Cat Galesky A magic lecture for everybody 0:22:07 Cat Galesky Abraca-BLAB-ra 0:28:03 Cat Galesky Enjoyable activities at conventions 0:37:08… Continue reading 049 – Cat Galesky about the women behind magic

048 – SAM Convention Recap

Kayla tells Carisa all about the SAM convention and they discuss the representation of women and overall diversity. Intro / Shezam theme 0:00:00 Catching Up 0:00:34 SAM Convention 0:04:42 Stars of Tomorrow 0:08:12 Dealers room 0:11:17 Converations about diversity 0:12:40 Mac King Roast 0:16:49 Ding Yang’s performance 0:22:34 Problematic commentary 0:26:20 Credit where credit’s due… Continue reading 048 – SAM Convention Recap

047 – Get Motivated – Special Episode

It’s a little over a month into the new year, how are your resolutions going? We’re here to give you a well timed push back onto your path. Shezam theme / Intro 0:00:00 Lindsay Benner 0:01:20 John Lovick 0:06:06 Stephen Bargatze 0:07:59 Lili VonSchtupp 0:12:43 Max Maven 0:17:37 Shezam’s Motivation 0:20:36 Shezam theme / SAM… Continue reading 047 – Get Motivated – Special Episode

046 – Alexandra Duvivier & Rachel Wax LIVE from the Chicago Magic Lounge

It’s women’s week again at the Chicago Magic Lounge! This time Carisa Hendrix is joined by Alexandra Duvivier & Rachel Wax to chat about character, culture and tell some fun stories. Intro / Shezam Theme 0:00:00 Women in Magic Week 0:01:11 Shezam cocktail 0:05:43 Inspirations for female magicians 0:08:20 Establishing character in 8 seconds 0:11:55… Continue reading 046 – Alexandra Duvivier & Rachel Wax LIVE from the Chicago Magic Lounge

044 – Kayla and Carisa catch up

After a few one on one interviews, Kayla and Carisa get together to catch up with each other and you. Intro / Shezam theme 0:00:00 Catching up 0:00:39 Performing at San Quentin 0:02:56 Shezam interviews Shezam 0:14:12 Show developments in Chicago 0:16:30 Strongest and most improved aspects of your act 0:21:46 Preventing burnout 0:25:44 Homebase… Continue reading 044 – Kayla and Carisa catch up

043 – Jade on both the Lovely and the Hard things

Jade is our first repeat guest! She was part of our live podcast at the Chicago Magic lounge in 2018 and now we have her back to get into a things a bit more deeply. Intro / Shezam Theme 0:00:00 Jade’s magic origin 0:02:31 Faux Chinese aesthetic in magic 0:12:14 Mistaken identity 0:18:14 Thumb tie… Continue reading 043 – Jade on both the Lovely and the Hard things

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