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MWB Conversations

By Carlos Lopez

How do you create social change with magic? Join us in conversations around social magic and the power of this performance art to transform realities to fulfill Magicians Without Borders purpose: Use magic to create a just world full of possibility in communities around the world.
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MWB Conversations Episode 52: Wrapping up a year of conversations
MWB Conversations Episode 52: Wrapping up a year of conversations
This marks the temporary end of our MWB Conversations, this episode marks a year of wonderful, inspiring and thoughtful conversations with amazing guests that highlight "social magic" not only done by us, but by many people around the world, what a amazing ride this has been, we wrap up a year of this conversations on this episode, stay tuned to see the evolution of MWB Conversations Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder where we will be looking back at a year of MWB Conversations, we will talk about our main takeaways and revisit the wonderful guests we've had in the show, and we will discuss some ideas about the future. What subjects/topics/etc do you think we should tackle in the future in this space?
01:16:28
August 19, 2021
Episode 51: A glimpse into the short term future
Episode 51: A glimpse into the short term future
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder where we will be looking into the short term future of our programs in El Salvador and Colombia, we will be joined by our head local magician from El Salvador: Mario Sierra and one of his students Raul to hear from them what's coming and what they have learned in the process.
01:02:48
August 12, 2021
Episode 50: A breath of fresh air in Brazil
Episode 50: A breath of fresh air in Brazil
Join us this week for a very special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner where we get to discuss how meeting our new Head Local Magician from Brazil is a breath of fresh air for our program. We will be joined by Alejando Muniz, a world renowned magician, FLASOMA (Latinamerican FISM) Grand Prix, a great mentalist and an awesome human being that wants to dedicate his live to help other fellow magicians and more importantly using magic to create a just world full of possibility in communities around his adoptive country Brazil.
01:36:22
August 05, 2021
Episode 49: MailBag July with special guest Tim Webster
Episode 49: MailBag July with special guest Tim Webster
Join us this week for a very special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to answer your questions and comments and also to talk to our wonderful guest Tim Webster aka Timbadim the Clown founder of Humanitarian Clowns whos mission is to support NGOs around the world with projects combining social clowning and performing arts to bring either emotional support, distraction, entertainment with educational values, creating circus and lifestyle events, supporting other not for profit organisations and a focusing on Community development projects to disadvantaged communities/individuals.
01:05:29
July 29, 2021
Episode 48: An evening with our founders
Episode 48: An evening with our founders
On this episode our Founders Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks talk about the challenges and achievements of MWB
01:03:08
July 22, 2021
Episode 47: Tricks are means to an end
Episode 47: Tricks are means to an end
On this episode Carlos López continues to talk about the performance of In and of itself from Derek del Gaudio guided by the line: "Tricks are a means to an end", we will be joined by Pollo and Diego Vargas. To learn magic from us, go to: https://learn.magicianswithoutborders.com/
01:05:45
July 15, 2021
Episode 46: The performance of magic
Episode 46: The performance of magic
On this episode Tom Verner and Carlos López sit down to talk about the performance of magic, and how we believe in it's power and how important it's to develop it through the magic learning process. We share our 90-10 motto when it comes to performance and how on our education chapters that is taught. Plus se react to one of magics most recent and memorable performances in magic, Derek del Gaudio's In and of it's self, and for the second part of the show we are joined by Felipe Costa (Pollo) who got the chance to see the show live and in video.
01:17:19
July 08, 2021
Episode 45: MailBag episode June
Episode 45: MailBag episode June
This episode is sponsored by HomeLight www.homelight.com Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder where we will be answering questions raised from the great short film: To Gerard from dreamworks, plus we are joined by our friend Elise Fried from E-Z Magic. We encourage you to go watch the film and if you have a comment or question for us, please mail them in at podcast@magicianswithoutborders.com or tweet them @magicianswb.
01:01:48
July 01, 2021
Episode 44: The history of magic with Diego Vargas
Episode 44: The history of magic with Diego Vargas
On this episode Tom Verner and Carlos López sit down with Diego Vargas our Head Local Magician in Costa Rica, who is also a great history buff, more particularly a magic history buff. we does a very successful series via Stories called "Lunes de Historia de la Magia" on his instagram @diegovargascr every Monday. Plus he has visited many magic history museums and recently was with Mike Caveney and Tina Lenert in their own museum, we will hear his stories and personal takes on why the history of magic is so important.
01:17:26
June 24, 2021
Episode 43: Our friends from India Part 2
Episode 43: Our friends from India Part 2
On this episode we will continue our conversation with Tom Verner, Carlos López and our friends from India Conversations with our friends from India: Kalyani and Dhananjay with whom we talk about a great new project born from our collaboration: "Learning Beyond" a wonderful camp with at-risk youth where they get to learn amongst other things: Magic, Juggling, and many more.
01:01:51
June 17, 2021
Episode 42: Our friends from India. Part 1
Episode 42: Our friends from India. Part 1
On this week's episode Tom and Carlos are joined by Kalyani and Dhananjay our friends from India, who together founded Our Children a non profit organization in India and have been helping street kids and at-risk youth for over 30 years. They are our liaison in Mumbai and our facilitators for our magic camps and education chapters there. On this first part they will share their story and how our partnership came about.
01:00:32
June 10, 2021
Episode 41: You don't only learn magic at a magic shop. Part 2
Episode 41: You don't only learn magic at a magic shop. Part 2
Join us this week for a special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner continue to talk to Michael Wald, who almost 50 years ago came into Tom's magic shop and also pursued a career in psychology, we'll be talking about The Power of Intention, The importance of having a mentor and for us as “elders” to be mentors for youth, also the way in which magic can help a young person develop, as a performer and a person and how what we learn as a magician can help us in all areas of our lives.
01:06:46
June 03, 2021
Episode 40: Mail Bag episode May (Dreams, Magic, Synchronicity, Ikigai)
Episode 40: Mail Bag episode May (Dreams, Magic, Synchronicity, Ikigai)
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder where we will be answering questions from you. If you have a comment or question for us, please send them in at podcast@magicianswithoutborders.com or tweet them @magicianswb if you send your questions in you can be invited to join us live, we will have guests who want to know more about what we do, or answer questions if you want to start doing any form of Social Magic. Please do get in touch so we can generate more social change through magic. In this episode we will touch on the subject of what to pack when doing social magic. On this particular episode we answer 3 questions about combining the work on dreams that Tom does with magic. What we think about Synchronicity, and the concept of Ikigai and how to design your life to find it's purpose.
01:01:52
May 27, 2021
Episode 39: You don't only learn magic at a magic shop
Episode 39: You don't only learn magic at a magic shop
Join us this week for a special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about how Tom got into owning a magic shop and his learnings about this venture, plus we will be joined by a client of his Michael Wald almost 50 years ago, we eager to explore this connection and find out what are the lasting effects of learning magic at a local magic shop.
01:09:28
May 20, 2021
Episode 38: The magical "Jungle Surgeon" Part 2.
Episode 38: The magical "Jungle Surgeon" Part 2.
Join us this week for part 2 of our pre-recorded conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner had with our guest: Dr Larry Muller the "Jungle Surgeon". Dr Muller. Who while maintaining a successful full-time surgical practice in the States, from 1992 – 2015, he spent up to a month annually on the northern Thai-Burmese border caring for indigent Burmese refugees by performing hundreds of major operations in remote settings, we are so greatful to be able to hear all his stories. To get his book go here: http://bit.do/JungleSurgeonMWB The link will take you to smile.amazon.com Select Magicians Without Borders as your selected non profit and order this book and/or anything else, and for every purchase you make, amazon will donate something to Magicians Without Borders
59:52
May 13, 2021
Episode 37: The magical "Jungle Surgeon" Part 1 + SOS Colombia.
Episode 37: The magical "Jungle Surgeon" Part 1 + SOS Colombia.
Join us this week for part 1 of a very special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about how magic in unsuspected places can become a memory of a lifetime and also be the perfect companion for other great social feats, like what we are going to hear from our guest: Dr Larry Muller the "Jungle Surgeon". Dr Muller While maintaining a successful full-time surgical practice in the States, from 1992 – 2015, he spent up to a month annually on the northern Thai-Burmese border caring for indigent Burmese refugees by performing hundreds of major operations in remote settings, we are eager to hear all his stories. Plus we want to give visibility to what's happening in Colombia an the continued protests all around the country. Remember you can get the Jungle Surgeon book here: https://tinyurl.com/2xhn9yks
01:08:02
May 06, 2021
Episode 36:  Mail Bag episode April
Episode 36:  Mail Bag episode April
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder where we will be answering questions from you. If you have a comment or question for us, please send them in at podcast@magicianswithoutborders.com or tweet them @magicianswb if you send your questions in you can be invited to join us live, we will have guests who want to know more about what we do, or answer questions if you want to start doing any form of Social Magic. Please do get in touch so we can generate more social change through magic. In this episode we will touch on the subject of what to pack when doing social magic.
01:03:19
April 29, 2021
MWB Conversations Episode 35: What's the future of uncertainty?
MWB Conversations Episode 35: What's the future of uncertainty?
Join us this week for a conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about how  we navigate uncertainty, when you are in the social sector, let alone the the social magic sector, uncertainty is part of you everyday. In this conversation we want to explore how we've navigated this uncertainty with the added struggle of a global pandemic, and we will explore how our "magicians minds" help us navigate and innovate to create a future amongst this uncertainty.
01:03:10
April 22, 2021
Episode 34: Reaping what you sow
Episode 34: Reaping what you sow
Join us this week for a conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about how the saying "You reap what you sow" and it's meaning for us in magic plus in different stages of our history. Sometimes is great things, sometimes not so much, and our constant struggle to make ends meet
56:03
April 15, 2021
Episode 33: A children's circus in Afghanistan and our link to it's juggler founder
Episode 33: A children's circus in Afghanistan and our link to it's juggler founder
Join us this week for a special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about the importance of circus and it's connection with magic. And how this connection rings true for Magicians Without Borders and our "Campamentos" in El Salvador. We will be joined by a Juggler who's the founder of a Children's circus in Afghanistan and who was also a volunteer in our Campamentos. This will be a very interesting conversation
01:05:56
April 08, 2021
Episode 32:  Mail Bag episode March
Episode 32:  Mail Bag episode March
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder where we will be answering questions from you. If you have a comment or question for us, please send them in at podcast@magicianswithoutborders.com or tweet them @magicianswb if you send your questions in you can be invited to join us live, we will have guests who want to know more about what we do, or answer questions if you want to start doing any form of Social Magic. Please do get in touch so we can generate more social change through magic. In this episode we will touch on the subject of kids performance and allies when doing social magic.
53:37
April 01, 2021
Episode 31: The world renowned "Escuela de Artes Mágicas de Bogotá"
Episode 31: The world renowned "Escuela de Artes Mágicas de Bogotá"
Join us this week for a conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about the world renowned magic school: "Escuela de Artes Mágicas de Bogotá" a wonderful magic school in Bogotá, it's one of Latin America's best and most prestigious magic schools, it's a must visit for any and all magicians that travel to Bogota, Colombia. Plus we are so proud to have them as our ally. Also we are going to be joined by the magic school’s founder and master magician: Richard Sarmiento, we are looking forward to what promises to be a lively conversation.  
01:08:57
March 25, 2021
Episode 30: Kids magic, a perspective after performing in multiple cultures
Episode 30: Kids magic, a perspective after performing in multiple cultures
Join us this week for a conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about Kids Magic and all that comes with performing for children, all the ups and downs plus we will be joined by a world renowned kids performer: Poulet Magic who will give us his perspective and after performing in many communities across multiple cultures and backgrounds. 
01:10:58
March 18, 2021
Episode 29: Born to Perform more on our "Campamentos" in El Salvador
Episode 29: Born to Perform more on our "Campamentos" in El Salvador
Join us this week for a great conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk that will continue to take us down memory lane with our guest: Jessica Lynn a recent PhD graduate with whom we will talk about "Born to Perform" a slogan in one of our Campamentos in El Salvador and her impressions of our work together and her experience as a Peace Corp Volunteer.  
55:15
March 11, 2021
Episode 28: Looking back at our "Campamentos" in El Salvador
Episode 28: Looking back at our "Campamentos" in El Salvador
Join us this week for a great conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk that will take us down memory lane with our guest: Lauren Markha, a writer based in Northen California we will talk about what you she is up to these days and have a walk down memory lane talking about Campamento! and how she joined our trips to El Salvador.  
01:00:32
March 04, 2021
Episode 27:  MailBag episode February
Episode 27:  MailBag episode February
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder where we will be answering questions from you. If you have a comment or question for us, please mail them in at podcast@magicianswithoutborders.com or tweet them @magicianswb if you send your questions in you can be invited to join us live, we will have guests who want to know more about what we do, or answer questions if you want to start doing any form of Social Magic. Please do get in touch so we can generate more social change through magic. On this episode we will have Greg Diamond as a guest to answer some of his questions.
59:43
February 25, 2021
Episode 26: Ensuring the continuity of our education chapter in Colombia
Episode 26: Ensuring the continuity of our education chapter in Colombia
Join us this week for a very great conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about how you can be a part of the continuity of our education chapter in Colombia. We will hear first hand from our Head Local Magician Tamara on some of the achivements of her students, and furthermore we will hear from one of them who will share her impressions on what it mean to her to be a part of MWB. And we will tell you what the program needs in order to continue for a new year with the hopes that you will join us in making it possible.
01:05:22
February 18, 2021
Episode 25: Hearing from one of our students in the slums of Bogota
Episode 25: Hearing from one of our students in the slums of Bogota
Join us this week for a very special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about how we've seen the impact of our work in our students in the slums of Bogotá, Colombia. We will also be joined by one of our oldest students in Bogota: Diego Barreto who has been with us since 2012 and who now joins us in the corporate shows we do for large corporations like Google. We can't wait to hear from him.
01:13:44
February 11, 2021
Episode 24: Changing the state of refugees with humanitarian magic
Episode 24: Changing the state of refugees with humanitarian magic
Join us this week for a very special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about how we can use magic to change the state of refugees with humanitarian magic, and how important that is, we are eager to be joined by Jamie Blafour-Paul, stage name Jamie Jibberish, who created the wonderful organization MAGIC FOR SMILES a charity that promotes the use of magic as a tool for enhancing wellbeing through psychosocial support amongst vulnerable and often traumatized children, mostly but not exclusively refugees.
01:12:02
February 04, 2021
Episode 23:  Our first MailBag episode
Episode 23:  Our first MailBag episode
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder where we will be answering questions from you. If you have a comment or question for us, please mail them in at podcast@magicianswithoutborders.com or tweet them @magicianswb 
01:01:47
January 28, 2021
Episode 22:  How the birth of Empowerment as one of our pillars came from a professional actress
Episode 22:  How the birth of Empowerment as one of our pillars came from a professional actress
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder on how  the Empowerment part of our mission came about. We will be joined by a great supporter/donor/volunteer who is also a professional actress and an executive search professional and now a full time teacher of children with learning disabilities: Marie Rice who helped us many times in El Salvador and is responsible for setting up the MWB Scholarship fund.
01:12:60
January 21, 2021
Episode 21: Expanding our program to Costa Rica
Episode 21: Expanding our program to Costa Rica
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder about how it feels to see the program growing, to a new country,  giving up control in the hands of a future star of magic. We will talk about opening our education chapter in Costa Rica in Tirrases, Curridabat with our local partner La Cometa. We will be talking with our Head Local Magician: Diego Vargas about his challenges in putting this program together, and why it makes sense to have it in La Cometa, and the challenges of balancing classes with corporate performances and how the work with MWB has helped his professional career
57:58
January 14, 2021
Episode 20: Memories of our trips to El Salvador and India and how Mime made them wonderful
Episode 20: Memories of our trips to El Salvador and India and how Mime made them wonderful
Join us this week for a very special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about how when the El Salvador trips got started adding Mime to the mix as an awesome experiences. We will reminisce with our guest Chris Yerlig,  a performer originally from England who began performing on the streets of France and Spain. He has been performing and teaching around the world for over 20 years.  Including multiple trips with us, his solo mime and magic shows have been performed all over the US  and also on 4 continents, other notable performances: Cirque Du Soleil American Express VIP Preshow, Jeff McBride’s Wonderground, Las Vegas.
01:10:54
January 07, 2021
Episode 19: Recapping a weirdly unpredictable year
Episode 19: Recapping a weirdly unpredictable year
Join us this week for a very special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about the year 2020 all we went through with all the highs and lows, and a little bit of what we have planned for 2021.
01:11:48
December 31, 2020
Episode 18: Tamara Jiménez and how amazing it's to see how far the first Colombian Education Chapter has gone.
Episode 18: Tamara Jiménez and how amazing it's to see how far the first Colombian Education Chapter has gone.
Join us this week for a very special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about how we are in constant awe of how far our first education chapter in Bogota, Colombia has come. We will recount the milestones and also talk to the most pivotal part of it. Our Alumni, and now teacher of a new chapter: Tamara Jimenez. A wonderful magician that is becoming the first person on her family to go to higher education, because she is paying herself for a private university program, thanks to what she has earned doing magic, and replicating our program in her own neighborhood in the slums of Cuidad Bolivar.
01:12:35
December 23, 2020
Episode 17: Volunteer magic, how it sometimes can be interpreted as "real bad black magic"
Episode 17: Volunteer magic, how it sometimes can be interpreted as "real bad black magic"
Join us this week for a very special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about how when doing volunteer magic is awesome but sometimes we need to be mindful when we use it and under what circumstances. Sometimes our most good intentions can be misinterpreted. This happens a lot when you travel to places that are not used to seeing magic or hearing that magic can be used as entertainment. But that also can happen on our volunteer work or even professional client work. To further discuss this topic we will be joined by  an amazing Magician and Mentalist based in New York  Tommy Burnett who has a very interesting view on the power of magic and mentalism and who is a recurring volunteer magician in different projects.
01:06:07
December 17, 2020
Episode 16: Empowering children to become the best version of themselves.
Episode 16: Empowering children to become the best version of themselves.
Join us this week for a very special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about how we can use magic to empower children, and how important that is, we believe that children that are empowered can become the best versions of them selves, and to that point we are eager to be joined by Magic Tony who created the wonderful organization MAGIC BROTHERS WORLD a charity that brings magic and storytelling shows, animation and support in orphanages around the world for children and for people in need of dreams.  They have been to over 30 countries with over 100 volunteers and done more than 350 shows. If you want to learn more about Tony's work, please visit: https://magicbrothersworld.wixsite.com/magic
57:30
December 10, 2020
Episode 15: Generating smiles, how magicians can take this simple act and spread it for many miles.
Episode 15: Generating smiles, how magicians can take this simple act and spread it for many miles.
In this week's show we had some tech difficulties, so we apologize for the audio quality of our guest. Join us this week for a very special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner to talk about how the act of generating smiles is so simple yet powerful, and how magicians can take this concept to unprecedented places. Plus we will be joined by Eric Thompson a life long magician who resides in Ohio, and who created the project Million Miles, Million Smiles performing for children’s hospitals, orphanages, churches, comedy clubs, theaters and community centers reaching some of the poorest people on earth. If you want to learn more about Eric's work please visit: https://www.ericthompsonmagic.com/charity
01:02:05
December 03, 2020
Episode 14: The importance of magic and healing. How a new friends are bridging magic and medicine, one smile at a time.
Episode 14: The importance of magic and healing. How a new friends are bridging magic and medicine, one smile at a time.
Join us this week for a very special conversation with Carlos López the Global Programs Director of Magicians Without Borders, and our founder Tom Verner talk about the importance of magic and healing and how they've seen it through their work in hospitals. Plus we will be joined by David Elkin and Harrison Pravder of Magic Aid, a nonprofit dedicated to providing kind and compassionate care to patients through the art of magic.
01:07:16
November 26, 2020
Episode 13: The pillar in which Magicians Without Borders has been standing on for the past 20 years.
Episode 13: The pillar in which Magicians Without Borders has been standing on for the past 20 years.
Join us this week in a very special conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and BOTH of our founders: Tom Verner AND Janet Frederiks, the duo behind this wonderful nonprofit. We will talk about how this couple: An artist and a psychologist who are also a mime and a magician, decided to go all in to this dream of filling the forgotten world with wonder, awe, laughter, amazement and smiles. We will be talking about their adventures of 20 years since the creation of Magicians Without Borders. Plus we talk about Janet's wonderful creative carrear as an artist, and how she has kept journals of all the places she has traveled to with Magicians Without Borders, there are astonishing, please check them out and if you can, purchase the book she printed, a real beauty: janetfredericksstudio.com/travel-journals
01:00:49
November 19, 2020
Episode 12: Ryan Bart: One of our most impressive volunteers, ambassadors and spokesmen
Episode 12: Ryan Bart: One of our most impressive volunteers, ambassadors and spokesmen
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder about how they two actually got connected through our guest Ryan Bart, one of our most wonderful connections, because he has been personally involved in almost all of our programs, including: Starting two education chapters (one in Colombia, another one in El Salvador) traveling to India, and doing three TEDx Talks about our programs, and these are just of the few things he has done for us. We will talk about the start of this wonderful friendship in 2012.
01:06:45
November 12, 2020
Episode 11: A year long adventure in Brazil for one of our volunteers
Episode 11: A year long adventure in Brazil for one of our volunteers
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder about how we started delegating the program to volunteers, following the steps of our first ever year long local program with volunteers that live in the place that they do the classes. One of our greatest endeavors was thanks to Kyle Dickey, a Fulbright scholarship recipient who wanted to take our program to Uberlandia, Brazil during his year there we will get to know all of his adventures during that year in 2018.
01:08:53
November 05, 2020
Episode 10: An awesome Las Vegas performer: a great advocate for our cause.
Episode 10: An awesome Las Vegas performer: a great advocate for our cause.
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder about how we got to know the wonderful Jen Kramer a Yale T heather major, an accomplished Las Vegas resident performer at the Westgate in Las Vegas and a advocate for our cause. She joined us in our first ever Magic Service Trip to India in 2017
59:03
October 29, 2020
Episode 9: A liaison with the youth
Episode 9: A liaison with the youth
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder about how important it is to keep a connection with a new generation of magicians, and how important t is to keep rejuvenating the inspiration, and how that got us in contact with Alex Posner our Vice President responsible of many of our programs and connections with many wonderful adventures we have had and surely will have.
01:07:34
October 22, 2020
Episode 8: Our adventures with the Yale Magic Society
Episode 8: Our adventures with the Yale Magic Society
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder about how over the past 4 years we have created what we call Magic Service Trips and they started with our connection with the Yale Magic Society, and with them we have traveled to India, Costa Rica, Colombia and South Africa, (all places where we have education chapters) We will be joined by Aden Goolsbee the current president of the Yale Magic society and talk with her about the impact of those trips on their members.
59:26
October 15, 2020
Episode 7: Extending the El Salvador Education Chapter to Ahuachapán
Episode 7: Extending the El Salvador Education Chapter to Ahuachapán
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder about how it feels to see the program growing, giving up control, even when you have not met the people doing the work face to face. We will talk about our newest program in El Salvador in Ahuachapán and we will be talking with our Head Local Magician: Mario Sierra about his challenges in putting this program together, and why it makes sense to have it in Ahuachapán with the help of our local partner KOIKA. Also we will be joined with a student of Mario's, her name is Kimberly. She is an amazing student and has come a long way in a short time.
01:09:54
October 08, 2020
Episode 6: More on our first education chapter in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
Episode 6: More on our first education chapter in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder about more details and wonderful stories on our first ever Education Chapter in Santa Ana El Salvador, we will talk about the recurring trips to Santa Ana. We will speak to our friend Devente Rosero who gave us the strength to go on a recurring bases to El Salvador and helped us as a volunteer teacher flying multiple times to El Salvador, and if everything works out fine we will have on one of our first ever beneficiaries, Peter Rodriguez from Santa Ana, El Salvador, he has had an experience as one of our students and after he was one of the first teachers of a new Chapter with another local partner Glasswing. Devonte video shared on the show Pictures shared on the show
01:05:37
October 01, 2020
Episode 5: Our first education chapter in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
Episode 5: Our first education chapter in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder about MWB first ever Education Chapter in Santa Ana El Salvador, we will discus how that came about, how our local partner at the time Asaprosar helped us get this started, and we will have 2 guests on. Michael Six Muldoon former vice president of MWB who help us as a volunteer teacher flying multiple times to El Salvador, and one of our first ever beneficiaries, Maricela Medina from Santa Ana, El Salvador, she has had an experience as one of our students and after she was one of the first teachers of a new Chapter with another local partner Glasswing Video from Michael Six trips to El Salvador Pictures shared on the show
01:09:44
September 24, 2020
Episode 4: Our recent trip to South Africa.
Episode 4: Our recent trip to South Africa.
Join us this week in a conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder about their recent trip to South Africa. How did they end up there, their adventures/shows plus they will be joined by our Head Local Magician in Cape Town: Jacques Le Seuer who will share all about his story in magic all the way to starting a MWB Education chapter in the slums of Cape Town. Pictures shared in the episode: https://tinyurl.com/ybsdeujl Video of our recent trip to South Africa: https://youtu.be/zIgXfQhJR4Q?list=PLGNcoK0Yiv_0eAcUdtdYGSdE1XkENEEoi
01:11:42
September 17, 2020
Episode 3: Magic for the homeless.
Episode 3: Magic for the homeless.
Join us this week on a great conversation with Carlos López our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner our founder about the importance of performing for people who have lost their home, they'll talk about why it's important to do magic for people that don't have a home like refugees and orphanages. Also we will have our first guest Felipe Costa aka Pollo a world renowned magic performer, mostly kids magic, who will share some of his stories on the subject on his experiences with indigenous refugees in Colombia.
59:35
September 10, 2020
Episode 2: How was the first trip of MWB planned, what they expected, and what happened on Ethiopia
Episode 2: How was the first trip of MWB planned, what they expected, and what happened on Ethiopia
Welcome to Episode 2: A Behind the scenes conversation on the first ever MWB trip. Join us this week in a conversation between Carlos López, our Global Programs Director and Tom Verner, our Founder where they will be talking about how the first trip of Magicians Without Borders came about and all the planning and serendipity behind it!
59:35
September 03, 2020
Episode 1: What is social magic? And the genesis of Magicians Without Borders
Episode 1: What is social magic? And the genesis of Magicians Without Borders
This is our first ever episode of MWB Conversations, in this episode Carlos López our Global Programs Director sits down to talk with Tom Verner our founder about some stories on what was the spark that started Magicians Without Borders and how the genesis of this project happened. There are some very cool stories here, hope we can continue to do this every Wednesday and will upload this on here the next day plus also to our podcast.
56:35
August 27, 2020