MoM #19 - Magic World Record

• November 17th, 2016

In this episode we chat with Martin Rees about his new world record for the most magic tricks performed during a shydive. We discuss what this involved, how he did it, and what it can teach magicians about performance, marketing, and act construction.


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MoM #18 Mark Elsdon talks about Limelight

• November 8th, 2016

In this episode Ben Williams talks to Mark Elsdon about audience participation and his 5 module approach with Limelight. 

More about LimeLight by Mark Elsdon here:

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MoM #17 - Strongman by Jimmy Strange

• March 18th, 2016

In this episode of the Merchant of Magic Podcast, Dominic Reyes and Ben Williams talk to Jimmy Strange about his metal bending effect STRONGMAN. 

Go here to find out more about Strongman

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MoM #16 - The Business Side of Being a Magician - With Elliott Smith

• March 20th, 2015

In this episode of the Merchant of Magic Podcast, Dominic Reyes talks with Elliott Smith about the business side of being a magician.

Elliott Smith is the co-author of Highway to Success - The Entertainers Roadmap to Business

You can also watch the live video recording of the podcast here

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MoM #15 - Review : Fair Play By Steve Haynes

• January 13th, 2015

We don't normally do product reviews on the Merchant of Magic Podcast, but a lot of magicians have been asking the shop about Fair Play by Steve Haynes. A UK version has just been released, and it's a trick that fills a gap for magicians wanting a trick they can carry with them everywhere, and also working magicians after an effect for their working sets.

Ekaterina Dobrokhotova takes an in depth look at Fair Play, including a live performance.

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MoM #14 Interview with Shin Lim

• November 26th, 2014

The Merchant of Magic Podcast Episode 14 - Interview with Shin Lim

Topics of discussion include:

  • His approach to creativity
  • The dangers of practising magic too much
  • Close up magic on stage
  • Card flourishing as magic entertainment
  • A detailed discussion of his Flash Card Switch
  • Advice for beginners
  • How he develops ideas for his magic
  • and much more

More information at

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MoM #13 Interview with Geraint Clarke

• November 24th, 2014

The Merchant of Magic Podcast Episode 13 - Interview with Magician Geraint Clarke

In this episode, Ben Williams and Dominic Reyes talk with magic creator and magician Geraint Clarke. Topics include:

How to create new magic tricks
The process of developing new magic
Taking the first steps to performing for the public
The influence of Dynamo Magician Impossible on magicians
Making your magic more organic and engaging.

We also discuss the magic tricks Non-Toxic, Extra Extra, Fair Play, Ps. I love you

Find out more about our interviews and free ebooks and magic tricks at The Merchant of Magic Blog

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MoM #12 Interview with Paul Gordon

• November 13th, 2014

Merchant of Magic Podcast Episode 12 Interview with Paul Gordon

In this episode Mike Fairall and Dominic Reyes talk to professional magician and magic creator Paul Gordon.

Topics covered include

  • The difference between books and DVD's as a learning source
  • How to gain experience of performing to the public
  • Overcoming nervousness when you perform magic
  • Finding an audience
  • How to make your magic more interesting
  • and much much more

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MoM #11 Interview with Sean Boon - Twitter and Social Media for Magicians

• June 10th, 2014

In this episode of the Merchant of Magic Podcast Dominic Reyes  talks to magician, mindreader, and professional charlatan Seam Boon.

Sean is very active in social media and lectures on how magicians can use Twitter and Facebook to market their services. We discuss his background in magic, influences, and his approach. Sean talks about mistakes many magicians make when they advertise their services on Twitter,  and how to use it to expand your reach to clients.


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MoM #10 Interview with Magician Mike Fairall

• May 23rd, 2014

In this episode of the Merchant of Magic we feature an interview with close up magician and children's entertainer Mike Fairall.

In discussion with Dominic Reyes, Mike talks about how he started in magic, his influences and the thought process involved with constructing a high quality children's magic show.

Topics discussed include:

Building your act
Find your character
25 years of hot tips on running a show
Audience control
Marketing advice
Things that Mike hates about children's magicians
The best way to stand out as a performer
The interview is packed with invaluable advice from a seasoned professional magician.

For more information about Mike Fairall visit
Follow Mike Fairall on Twitter: @magicmikeymagic

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