The Insider

The Insider
Vanishing Inc. is proud to share with you our magic podcast, The Insider. Interviews with the finest magicians in the world.

Steve Reynolds
Dec 9 • 29 min
Marlo, Marlo, Marlo, and a bit of Marlo on the side. Zarrow shuffles. And more.
R. Paul Wilson
Dec 2 • 28 min
Magician, author, creator, TV presenter, performer, producer, film maker, it’s Paul Wilson. We chat about Tamariz, TV Magic and a prank he pulled on our very own Joshua Jay… Please also see the accompanying blog post for your free copy of the notes…
Two Magicians. One Mic.
Nov 25 • 30 min
It’s episode 50! Today I’m joined by Simon Coronel and Nick Paul, the hosts Two Magicians. One Mic. Between them, they’ve been on Conan, Netflix’s Magic for Humans, won FISM, Fooled Penn and Teller and are awfully, awfully existential. “Hey Dawg, I heard…
Harrison Greenbaum
Nov 18 • 30 min
Harrison is funny and does magic. What more do you need to know? We have a chat about shoving nails up your nose, AGT, Conan, developing original material and roasts. Enjoy.
Scott Robinson
Nov 11 • 29 min
In this week’s episode Scott Robinson talks with us about his creative process, a soft touch, TRICS, Sleight Club, how to make a move your own and - of course - his new book “Pure Imagination”. Launched last weekend at TRICS, the book sold out…
Nikola Arkane
Nov 4 • 29 min
Nikola Arkane is best known in her native Northern Ireland as a children’s magician. Indeed, she is the only professional female magician there. She also is a close up performer and has recently won two IBM competitions and recently performed for a week…
Avner The Eccentric
Oct 28 • 28 min
This is an amazing episode. You’ll learn so much about performance. How important a breath is. Why being interested is better than being interesting. Why clowns have red noses. Avner started learning his art in the 70s, in Paris, and kindly shares a great…
Wolfgang Moser
Oct 21 • 30 min
A huge star in his homeland, Wolfgang Moser talks with us about Fool Us, Think A Drink and his process for creating unique magic. Enjoy.
Michel Huot
Oct 14 • 30 min
Today, we have the creator of “Socks” and “Priceless”, Michel Hout. Michel is a busy corporate magician and offers some amazing insights into that world in this episode. Also, the story about the creation of “Priceless” is worth the price of admission…
Ian Kendall
Oct 7 • 29 min
He’s tall. He’s Scottish. He’s done Edinburgh Fringe for 28 consecutive years and made a profit each year. That’s remarkable. In this episode, Ian shares all he has learnt from doing oh so many Fringe shows. You’d do well to listen when Ian speaks. You’re…
Eric LeClerc
Sep 30 • 29 min
Eric and I talk about making magic videos every day for a year, how YouTube landed him not one, but two highly successful TV gigs, the crossover between adult and kid magic, and a whole load more besides.
Short PSA
Aug 12 • 0 min
This is just a super short PSA to let you know we’re taking a summer break, but will be back in September with a whole boatload of amazing guests. Stay tuned.
David Regal
Aug 5 • 30 min
Yup. Him David Regal. And in this episode we talk about secrets, interpreting magic, rug rats, the hot rod force, his new book and of course, The Carbanaro Effect.
Mike Pisciotta
Jul 29 • 29 min
Mike Pisciotta has won Close-Up Magician of the Year in the AMAs not once but twice. Then, he went and won Parlor Magician of the Year. He estimates he’s done 10,000 shows as The Magic Castle’s resident bar magician down in The Hat and Hare. In this…
Pit Hartling
Jul 22 • 28 min
He owns a lot of suits. He likes card tricks. He is German. That’s right, you guessed it, it’s Pit Hartling.
Daniel Prado
Jul 15 • 30 min
Daniel Prado is a professional musician by day, and amazing magician by night. He’s created some stunning effects, including BURN. In this podcast we chat about invisibility, practise, table faros, making your own peanut butter and being a control freak.
Denis Behr
Jul 8 • 22 min
He’s got big hands. He’s tall. He bakes very impressive cake-related things. Oh, and he does the odd card trick too. It’s Denis Behr! As promised, the links to his crediting projects:…
Peter Clifford
Jul 1 • 31 min
You may well not know his name. But Peter Clifford is an actor, director, writer and magician. He’s consulted for years for Derren Brown, has consulted for David Blaine, for Morgan and West and now, for you. In this podcast, if you listen, he tells you…
Werner Reich
Jun 24 • 26 min
An unusual episode. Today, the show is an interview Joshua Jay did with an incredible magician called Werner Reich. Mr Reich survived the Nazi concentration camps - through magic. His story is fascinating and is brought to you to help promote our charity…
Tom Elderfield
Jun 17 • 28 min
Tom Elderfield. Magician. Creator. Consultant. Actor. Tom shares a lot in this episode. He explains his whole game plan for Instagram. He explains how to be creative. He explains how to get your work in front of the people you want to see it. And he…
Matt Baker
Jun 10 • 30 min
In this week’s episode, the mystery of why 8 faros returns the deck to original order is explained. As well as other interesting math(s) things. And magic. And jazz. And of course Matt’s excellent book The Buena Vista Shuffle Club.
David Williamson
Jun 3 • 39 min
Well. What can I say. It’s Williamson. I broke my 30 minute rule for this one, as I couldn’t find 9 minutes to cut out of this. I didn’t think you’d all mind, well, because, Williamson. David was up at 8.30am to share some stories, offer advice and we get…
Gustav Kuhn
May 27 • 28 min
Welcome to this week’s episode of The Insider. This week we interview magician, academic and author of Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic. Despite Steinmeyer saying we’re guarding an empty safe, some magicians feel that the book is an…
Max Maven
May 20 • 29 min
Not many in our field can really be called legendary. Max Maven can. So, I’m honoured to share with you a 30 minute chat I had with Max. We talk about what he thinks about current mentalism, the heydays of The Magic Castle, and his opinion on performers…
Caleb Wiles (Fixed Audio)
May 14 • 30 min
It’s Monday. It’s time for The Insider. Indianapolis’ own Caleb Wiles joins me to chat about magic. Caleb created the very first trick VI released. We talk about that, how he met Josh, his time on Fool Us and of course, his smash hit trick FACT. Enjoy.
Birthday Special
May 6 • 28 min
We’re 10 years old! So this is a special episode where Andi interviews Josh, then Josh interviews Andi. There’s 10% off everything on site. And a free download bundle with 10 tricks that span our history. Thank you for your support.…
Guy Hollingworth
Apr 29 • 29 min
Guy takes time out of his busy lawyer-ing to talk to me about magic. How he got started. His latest stage act. And much more. Enjoy!
Jen Kramer
Apr 22 • 29 min
Fool Us, Ted, Yale, Vegas. Jen Kramer has done so much. Hear her chat about all that and her favourite pizza topping in this week’s The Insider. Here’s a link to Magicians Without Borders that Jen mentioned in the show.
Anthony Owen
Apr 15 • 32 min
As I imagine most of you know, Anthony Owen tragically died last Friday. In the episode, Anthony himself says that when you have a deadline, you deliver what you need to deliver. Be it a TV show, book or podcast. Andi and the rest of the team were sure…
Chris Rawlins
Apr 8 • 29 min
In this episode, the delightful Chris Rawlins talks to me about his memory act, how he hates admin, speeding tickets and he gets really surprised to hear a seagull. Enjoy.
Dominic Twose
Apr 1 • 27 min
Recorded live at The Session 2019, Dominic Twose, A.I.M.C, is my guest this week. Yes, you may not know his name. But, this episode is well worth listening too. Dominic was one of Fred Robinson’s only pupils and Dom talks about how they met, what lessons…
Edward Hilsum
Mar 25 • 29 min
He’s really polite. He does amazing dove magic. He’s won IBM Stage Magician of the Year. The Magic Circle’s Stage Magician of the Year. And he’s been part of a hugely successful magic touring show, The Masters of Illusion. Join us as Edward talks about…
Caroline Ravn
Mar 18 • 24 min
This week, I get the chance to chat with an actual Viking. Caroline Ravn. She does sell out tours, TED talks, and makes her own decks of custom cards. Here’s some links to keep up with her work:…
Jamy Ian Swiss
Mar 11 • 29 min
Seems fitting that after the passing of Johnny Thompson over the weekend I put out this episode of The Insider with Jamy Ian Swiss. Jamy literally wrote the book on Thompson and talks about him briefly in this week’s show. We also cover why magic sucks,…
Brad Henderson
Mar 4 • 28 min
Welcome. Another Monday, another edition of The Insider. This week our guest is Brad Henderson. A person that gets annoyed a lot on the internet. And someone that actually *thinks* about magic. A magician, hypnotist, mentalist and collector of really…
Steve Cohen
Feb 25 • 29 min
Steve Cohen, the millionaire’s magician, joins us on the line this week from New York where his show Chamber Magic has been running for over 20 years. Steve talks with us about his graphic novel , lasagne, and his Astonishing Essay “Evergreen”. During the…
Steve Faulkner
Feb 18 • 23 min
Steve Faulkner. Dad, juggler, escapologist, magician, trainer, reviewer and all round good bloke has a chat with us about why he is so tired, dealing with haters and what is important in a magic review show. Oh, and there is a bit of a bombshell in here…
Rob Zabrecky
Feb 11 • 27 min
Zabrecky is the first magician that made me cry with laughter when I saw him at the first Genii Bash. I’d never seen magic presented like that. In this episode of the show, I talk with Rob about all sorts of things. His character, what’s inside the box,…
Andi Gladwin on Edward G. Brown
Feb 4 • 23 min
A special episode of the show with Vanishing Inc. co-founder, Andi Gladwin. In the show, Andi talks all about Edward G. Brown. A magician that has sadly been almost forgotten about despite Vernon saying he “the finest sleight of hand magician in the…
John Guastaferro
Jan 28 • 28 min
In this week’s show we talk about magic and marketing, magic and business, magic and music and, of course, magic. With none other than John Guastaferro. If you don’t have his amazing One Degree book you can get a free samplers of it here:…
The Trustmans
Jan 17 • 26 min
Sarah and David Trustman, creators of The Memory Arts, talk about how easy they’ve made it to memorize a stack. They even convinced me to finally learn a stack! Their brand new expansion pack for poker hands is out today. Check it out here:…
Drummond Money-Coutts (DMC)
Jan 8 • 29 min
In this week’s episode, we chat with DMC about his hit series Death By Magic on Netflix, how he feels about “the internet’s” claims on his reliance on actors, how his own brand of cards came about and his early days as a jobbing close-up magician.
Marc Kerstein
Dec 31, 2018 • 24 min
He’s worked with Blaine, Brown, Troy and others. He makes the best iOS apps. And, he’s really really nice. Listen to this short chat with Marc and find out about his views on piracy, borrowing his ideas, challenging customer service and The Session.
John Archer
Dec 24, 2018 • 29 min
A festive and happy John Archer chats with us his Christmas organisational skills, Fool Us, comedy, touring with Tim Vine, his soon to be released Collared 2.0 and his love of The Session. And some strange beeping.
Morgan and West
Dec 18, 2018 • 28 min
Messrs Morgan and West take time out of their busy schedule to chat with me about character, scripting, children’s magic, Decoded and why The Session is their favourite convention. Do me a favour, please leave a review of the podcast or tell a magician…
Harapan Ong
Dec 11, 2018 • 24 min
Instagram celebrity, physics teacher, card magician and all round good egg Harapan Ong chats with me about Instagram, his series “Fully Booked”, how he approaches studying books and, of course, his brand new release Principia.
Joshua Jay
Dec 5, 2018 • 27 min
Our very own Joshua Jay talks about his origin story, his amazing show in NYC and, of course, Balance.
Ben Seidman
Nov 30, 2018 • 43 min
A funny talk with a funny man. Ben Seidman chats about his work on a new Netflix show, his Desert Island Tricks and how he’s looking forward to coming to London for The Session.
Jared Kopf
Nov 22, 2018 • 18 min
Mr Kopf chats about why he loves the classics, mentors and learning to tie a tie.
Jason Ladanye
Oct 31, 2018 • 25 min
Card expert, Jason Ladanye chats with us about being stranded on a desert island with three magicians, breaking into his brother’s room and how he got fried by a triumph routine.
Luke Jermay
Oct 24, 2018 • 33 min
One of the finest mentalists in the world, Luke Jermay chats about curating The Event. Who is coming, what they’re going to be doing and why you should join him there.
Steve Thompson
Oct 2, 2018 • 20 min
Welcome to The Insider. Vanishing Inc’s new magic podcast. In this 20 minute episode, we interview Steve Thompson, creator of the magazine test Glance.