The podcast for thinking magicians. Professional street magician Dartagnan regales with tales of people, places, and situations from the road as well as delving into the true nature of the performing art of magic.
In this episode, I add up the ideas of recent podcasts. I discuss what these podcasts suggest in totality and the direct actions to take if you truly desire to create Magic and authentically claim the title of Magician.
The final episode exploring Steven Pressfield's book, "Nobody wants To Read Your Sh*t." Including ideas of "the most heinous crime" commonly committed with magic patter & the truth behind "overnight" success.
In this episode, I dig back into "Turning Pro" by Steven Pressfield to show that focusing on the tricks in Magic is a shadow-activity, holding you back from truly exploring, understanding, and improving your performance of Magic.
This episode, a celebration of a birthday I share with Dariel Fitzkee, was broadcast via livestream. It has it's own video intro which won't make as much sense in this audio-only version. You can access the full video livestream at...
This is the audio version of the Episode 100 Facebook livestream I did over at:
Go there to see the half-hour countdown video...
and the one-minute Star Wars-themed intro (which you can hear on this version).
"Moonlight Hall" Kevin Macleod (incompetech.filmmusic.io)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
"Epic Unease" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
This episode continues on from Episode 73 and an approach to magic which creates teamwork instead of an audience of adversaries. The recording was made with background rain hitting a tin awning. I apologize in advance :)
In this episode, I discuss the creation of freedom and the idea of removing possible control and the emotional impact this has on the audience. All of this through the conduit of another modern master, Dani DaOrtiz.
In this episode, I tell a story of creating a method "on the fly." Then I delve into "breaking the circle" and getting past solely thinking about methods and into a vast, grand universe of diabolical possibilities you haven't even touched.
The last installment of my conversation with the man who ask questions, answers questions, tells stories and makes things, Michael Weber. Discover the tyranny of the eyes, how imitation is the antithesis of flattery, the importance of doing the real work and how we should all become verbs.
In this episode, I talk about paying lip-service to the ideal of creating presentations and entertaining. Then I discuss a little-known book which helps show you the way to becoming an entertaining magician.
In this episode, I talk about what you should be doing when consuming non-magic media such as TV, Film, literature, poetry etc. Then I touch on magic clones and character building in response to a listener question.
Part 2 of my analysis of whether "The Professor", David Frederick Wingfield Verner, was a great performer. I ferreted out some of my own ignorance with a perusal of the literature. The evidence is there...you decide.
I recently answered an internet question about the greatest magicians and then was challenged by a mentor of mine about the answer I gave. Part one of a two part retort delves into the life of David Frederick Wingfield Verner, aka. Dai Vernon, aka. The Professor. Was he one of the greats? You decide...
In this episode, I delve into the most insidious force in your life, the force called Resistance. Via the excellent book "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield, I discuss his ideas and provide examples from my own experience. Are you overcoming Resistance?
This entire episode concerns two instances where I had to become (stealing a phrase from Dan Kennedy) the "Professor of Harsh Reality". Then I tease an addition to my program "Secrets of Real Magicians."
In this episode, I talk about a man named Bill Beach who was part of the Nashville magic scene. Then I talk about a boxing trainer who said something profound which directly relates to street performing.
In this episode, I talk about some publicity I received in New Orleans along with an approach to new cities I visit. The rant centers on my friend Warpo and an incident in Kansas concerning exposure and being a great audience member.
In this episode, I talk about an instance in Jackson Square which helped spark who the character of Dartagnan became. Then I rant about the "back palm", a move often misused and maligned by context-free idiocy.
In this episode, I dive into an article from the early 1900's on remarkable street magician Professor Du Payne. Then I talk about the Ann Arbor Street Fair, street etiquette and my friend the Violin Monster.
In this episode I tell the story of meeting consummate performer Tom Mullica when we worked at the Abbott's Get-Together. Then I continue my assault on presentation-less, slacker "magic" and offer the beginning of a solution.
In this episode, I riff on the first time I met French Quarter Magician Warpo. Then I rant about how the low bar of modern magic allows people to stumble over it with weak, presentation-less hackery. #magic #magician #busker #streetperformer #timetravel #timetraveler #magicshow #magicfromwherever dartagnanmagic.com
This episode is dedicated to Paul Bauer, a police Commander in Chicago who I had a run-in with a few years ago. Recently he was killed in the line-of-duty. #magic #magician #streetperformer #busker #timetravel #timetraveler #magicshow #chicago #police #magicfromwherever dartagnanmagic.com
In this episode, I tell a story about Jimmy Talksalot coming back to New Orleans and seeing my show. Then I rant about the oppressive, anti-freedom, anti-free speech Green fair in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the idiots who oppress others. #magic #magician #magicfromwherever #timetravel #timetraveler #streetperformer #streetmagic #busker #magicshow #annarbor #a2 #freedom #freespeech #oppression
In this episode I talk about meeting Eric Evans, seeing my first street magic show live via Jimmy Talksalot and then I rant about Nashville, Tennessee and the climate there for street performing. Hopefully, the new mayor will finally stand up for free speech and people's rights. #magic #magician #timetravel #timetraveler #streetperformer #busker #magicfromwherever #nashville #nashvegas #freedom #freespeech #civilrights #musiccity
In this episode I tell the "Tomato Caper" story and then I rant about move monkeys and why people in magic need to progress from covetous tool-keeper to real magician. #magic #magician #busker #streetperformer #timetravel #timetraveler #tomato #scooping #magicfromwherever dartagnanmagic.com
This episode, which *WARNING* may be VERY unpopular...I talk about the two kinds of street performers (really the two kinds of people) and I also pull back the curtain on the homeless. Can you handle the truth? #magic #magicians #streetperformer #busker #timetraveler #timetravel #georgecarlin #houselessness #magicshow #magicfromwherever
In Episode 6 I talk about one particular performance I witnessed a few years back where the audience gave the performer an amazing gift. The gift of character direction. Would you accept such a gift? I also rant about people who attempt to drive off performers from public streets are in fact destroying their OWN rights. #magic #magician #timetravel #timetraveler #streetperformer #busker #civilrights #publicspaces #Nashville #freedom #oppression #magicfromwherever #podcast
This is a special bonus episode of the podcast which serves as a tribute to two recently fallen friends. #magic #magician #timetravel #timetraveler #streetperformer #busker #magicfromwherever #greatwilsoni #Nono dartagnanmagic.com
Episode 5 of "Magic From Wherever I'm At" with Dartagnan. This epsiode delves into why magic should be done with and for people, not AT them. Who the show is for and why "magicians" often fail at this part. ALso, I rant about people who should stop calling themselves "magicians" because of sins against the art made in public. #magic #magician #busker #streetperformer #timetravel #timetraveler #magicfromwherever dartagnanmagic.com
Episode 4 of "Magic From Wherever I'm At" with Dartagnan. This episode I tell the story of one show in particular in Ocean City, MD which taught me a valuable lesson. The power of iteration and performing intuition. Also, I rant about why tricks don't matter - your presentation is so damn crucial. #magic #magician #busker #streetperformer #timetravel #timetraveler #magicfromwherever
Back for Episode 3 of "Magic Wherever I'm At" with Dartagnan. This episode I get into why street magic is so different and my first days on the street. I also rant about YouTube and why most magic on there (especially teaching) is like cancer to your learning curve #magic #magician #busker #streetperformer #timetravel #timetraveler #youtube #oceancity
Back with Episode 2 of "Magic From Wherever I'm At" with Dartagnan.
This episode I talk about the fact I'm in Michigan for the summer, I performed at my first kids party and I bash Holland, MI, and their veiled "support" for REAL street performers. (tsk, tsk.) n#magic #magician #hollandMI #busker #streetperformer #timetraveler #timetravel #tulipfestival
Who is Dartagnan? What is this podcast about? "Magic From Wherever I'm At" with your host professional street magician Dartagnan. In this inaugural episode, I talk about what I'm intending for releasing this podcast and I also strike to the very heart of a matter I have given a lot of thought about. What is the definition of a REAL magician? It's time to pull out the mirror. #magic #magician #streetperformer #busker #timetravel #timetraveler dartagnanmagic.com