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Historical and philosophical podcast options for your Sunday listening pleasures


We’ve got two options for you podcast fans who maybe fell a bit behind on your listening over the holidays.

Discourse in Magic, an excellent resource for magic education, has posted its first episode of 2018. There’s no special guest on this show. It’s just co-hosts Jonah and Tyler waxing philosophical and attempting to answer some of the questions they’d posed about the art form last year. So if you want to hear their insights on the role of plot in an act, or you just want to know what the heck it means when they ask “Are all impossible things equally impossible?”, then tune in. The episode is available on the Discourse in Magic website, or from Apple, Android, or RSS feeds.

The Magic Word podcast from Scott Wells is also busily trucking along into the new year. In the show’s 400th episode, Wells sits down with magician and mentalist David Berglas. The 91-year-old is one of the most influential and inspirational performers in magic. He’s been in the business so long that was doing performances on the radio before blazing the trail for how to do magic on television. Any conversation with Berglas is must-hear material, and luckily for us, this is just the first of a two-parter. Listen to or download the first part here.