Discourse in Magic

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By: Jonah Babins and Tyler Williams

Jonah Babins and Tyler Williams from Discourse in Magic tackle magic's hardest issues, theories, philosophies, discussion, and more to help you explore. We jump into all sorts of resources and most importantly actionable tips to help better the art and become a killer performer!

The Future of Virtual Magic with Harrison Kramer
04/08/2021

Jonah is joined by virtual magician extraordinaire, Harrison Kramer, to discuss all things virtual magic and why it's here to stay forever.

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Our Greatest Failures of 2020 with Ben and Jonah
04/01/2021

Ben joins Jonah to talk about their biggest business failures of 2020, how they happened, and what they learned from those experiences.

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Stand-Up Comedy Magic with Mac King
03/25/2021

Jonah is joined by legendary magician and comedian Mac King to talk about his life growing up with magic, blending stand up comedy with magic performance, and moving to Vegas to perform at Harrah’s Hotel.

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Of Sleights And Men Podcast
03/18/2021

Jonah was invited onto the Of Sleights and Men podcast to talk about running his various businesses and the balance between his love of magic and his love of entrepreneurship.

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Discovering Your Value with Scot Nery
03/11/2021

Jonah is joined by Scot Nery, a juggler, magician, and entertainer who now helps entertainers with their branding, marketing, and more helping to identify their value and the value they bring to their clients. 

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Magic Appetizer: Three Reasons For Ticketed Virtual Shows
03/04/2021

Jonah gives you three reasons why you absolutely should put on your first ever virtual ticketed magic show.

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Throwing Away Your Stock Lines with Ryan Kane
02/25/2021

Jonah is joined by Ryan Kane, author of “Out of Stock: A Magician's Guide to Writing Your Own Lines”, where they talk about the importance of writing your own lines when performing your magic

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Magic Appetizer: Unconventional 2: Magicland
02/18/2021

Today Jonah tells you about Unconventional.fun 2: Magicland. He’ll explain to you what this is, how it came to be, and then give you six reasons why this may be something that you want to be a part of. 

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Finding The Magic Formula with Ben Seidman
02/11/2021

Jonah is joined by Ben Seidman to talk about working as a consultant on Mindfreak, appearing on Fool Us, and learning how to throw out everything you’ve heard when designing your own show.

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A New Mission For The Toronto Magic Company
02/04/2021

Jonah is joined by Ben Train, his Toronto Magic Company business partner, to offer up a glimpse of what life is like at the Toronto Magic Company, how it’s adapted to the world of virtual magic, upcoming events they’re hosting, and the lessons that he and Ben have learned after almost a full year of pivoting to the virtual.  

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Living the Magic Dream with Mat Franco
01/28/2021

Jonah is joined by Mat Franco where they get to discuss his dominating performance on America's Got Talent, opening up a For-Real-Life show in Vegas, and knowing from an early age that Mat was destined to live his dream as a magician.

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Appetizer #23: The Three Systems You Need For Your Virtual Magic Business
01/21/2021

The are the three systems that every virtual magician needs in their business.

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Finding Your Path To Magic with Moritz Mueller
01/14/2021

Jonah is joined by Moritz Mueller where they discuss how to reach out to some of the biggest names in the magic world, different theories of magic and how it can practically apply your work, and how Moritz prepares and learns his own tricks.

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Thank You
01/07/2021

2020 was a really, really strange year for everybody. It was a strange year for me, and I assume it was a strange year for you too.

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Appetizer #22: Ticketed Virtual Magic Shows
12/31/2020

Jonah is going to give you five reasons why you may want to do your very first ticketed virtual magic show

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A Life of Magic with Teller
12/24/2020

Jonah is joined by none other than Teller himself to discuss his history in magic, the challenges of producing Fool Us during a global pandemic, and how he views a world where every magic secret can easily be researched online.

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Teaser
12/17/2020

This episode is ridiculously short because it's not really an episode... it's a teaser

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Creating Your Own Space with Eric Dittelman
12/10/2020

Jonah is joined by Eric Dittelman where they talk about performing on TV, the usefulness of having an agent, the challenges of the past year going virtual, and the importance of creating a space where you can be bad.

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Reinventing Magic with Kyle and Mistie
12/03/2020

This week Jonah is joined by the dynamic duo of Kyle and Mistie Knight

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Appetizer #21: Play Small
11/26/2020

Today's advice from Jonah is directed towards stage magicians who are transitioning from big stage or parlor shows to performing for the camera in virtual shows and he's looking to the world of acting for the answers.

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Creating Magic For Virtual with Adrian Lacroix
11/19/2020

This week Jonah is joined by Adrian Lacroix who has really popped onto the scene during the era of virtual shows with his videos and creations helping people to get into the business of virtual magic.

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Appetizer #20: How To Get Virtual Bookings
11/12/2020

This week Jonah offers up essential tips to help you break out your virtual magic business from just a fun idea to a viable choice.

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Appetizer #19: Virtual Magic Sales Secrets
11/05/2020

This week Jonah brings you three secret tips for growing your virtual magic business.

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Classic Magic with Alex Boyce
10/29/2020

Jonah is joined by Alex Boyce, a millennial magician who, rather than something new like other magicians his age, focuses on the old school and classic eras of magic.

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Adapting for Virtual With Jon Armstrong
10/22/2020

Jonah is joined by Jon Armstrong where they share an honest discussion on the difficulty of being a performer in 2020, learning how to embrace virtual shows, and how to plan for the eventual return to in-person performances.

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Defining Magic for Yourself with Erik Tait
10/15/2020

Jonah is joined by Erik Tait to discuss his brand of magic, producing magic for Penguin, and venturing into the world of live stream events.

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Magical Appetizer #18: Facebook Ads
10/08/2020

This week Jonah breaks down all the basics you need to know about running ads on Facebook. These are the first things Jonah works with when consulting with other magicians to help them set up their Facebook ads. 

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UnConventional.fun’s Virtual Show Panel
10/01/2020

Recorded live during UnConventional.fun, Jonah hosts a virtual panel on hosting virtual shows. Joining the panel is David Parr, Ben Seidman, Haim Goldenberg, and Adrian Lacroix.

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Better Business with Magic Podcast
09/24/2020

Jonah was invited to the Better Business with Magic podcast, to join host Nolan Webster to discuss the intersections of math and magic and how they can work for anyone who wants to improve their business skills.

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Better Business with Magic Podcast
09/24/2020

Jonah was invited to the Better Business with Magic podcast, to join host Nolan Webster to discuss the intersections of math and magic and how they can work for anyone who wants to improve their business skills.

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Magical Appetizer #17: Getting Into The Virtual Biz
09/17/2020

This week Jonah talks about how to break into the virtual magic business.

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Magical Appetizer #17: Getting Into The Virtual Biz
09/17/2020

This week Jonah talks about how to break into the virtual magic business.

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UnConventional.fun
09/10/2020

Jonah is joined by business partner and co-founder of the Toronto Magic Company, Ben Train, to discuss the details surrounding their upcoming virtual magic convention, UnConventional.fun!

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UnConventional.fun
09/10/2020

Jonah is joined by business partner and co-founder of the Toronto Magic Company, Ben Train, to discuss the details surrounding their upcoming virtual magic convention, UnConventional.fun!

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Preconceived Podcast
09/03/2020

Jonah was invited to the Preconceived Podcast to talk about magic and understanding the craft and business of magic. This episode is a selection of that conversation that Jonah had with Preconceived host Zale Mednick.

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Preconceived Podcast
09/03/2020

Jonah was invited to the Preconceived Podcast to talk about magic and understanding the craft and business of magic. This episode is a selection of that conversation that Jonah had with Preconceived host Zale Mednick.

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Maximum Entertainment 2.0 with Ken Weber
08/27/2020

Jonah is joined by Ken Weber to discuss his revised and expanded Maximum Entertainment 2.0.

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Maximum Entertainment 2.0 with Ken Weber
08/27/2020

Jonah is joined by Ken Weber to discuss his revised and expanded Maximum Entertainment 2.0.

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Magical Appetizer #16: How To Sell a Virtual Show
08/20/2020

This week Jonah talks about one of his favourite obsessions, virtual magic shows. Jonah goes over his key strategies and breaks down the specific things he does when booking a virtual magic show.

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Magical Appetizer #16: How To Sell a Virtual Show
08/20/2020

This week Jonah talks about one of his favourite obsessions, virtual magic shows. Jonah goes over his key strategies and breaks down the specific things he does when booking a virtual magic show.

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