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My Favorite Card Tricks: Steve Faulkner

My Favorite Card Tricks: Steve Faulkner

Alex Robertson - Thursday, January 16, 2020

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Steve Faulkner tells us his three favorite card tricks — a must-read for workers!

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How to listen to a magic podcast

How to listen to a magic podcast

Damian Jennings - Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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Confused about exactly what a podcast is and how to listen to one? Here's everything you need to know.

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What Is The Best Way To Learn Card Magic?

What Is The Best Way To Learn Card Magic?

Joshua Jay - Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Joshua Jay explains the best way to get started in card magic.

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How to Get More Gigs

How to Get More Gigs

Andi Gladwin - Friday, January 10, 2020

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Andi discusses a solution to getting more gigs — and it's probably the complete opposite to what you'd expect.

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My Favorite Card Tricks: John Carey

My Favorite Card Tricks: John Carey

Alex Robertson - Thursday, January 9, 2020

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John Carey tells us his three favorite card tricks — a must-read for workers!

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Our New Year's Resolutions

Our New Year's Resolutions

Damian Jennings - Monday, January 6, 2020

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I asked the team to think about what their magic resolutions were for 2020. Here's what they came back with.

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Andi Gladwin - January 2020 Tour

Andi Gladwin - January 2020 Tour

Andi Gladwin - Saturday, January 4, 2020

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Andi Gladwin is hitting the road (well sky) to lecture across Canada. Want to see him? Here's how.

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My Favorite Card Tricks: Morgan and West

My Favorite Card Tricks: Morgan and West

Alex Robertson - Thursday, January 2, 2020

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Morgan and West tell us their three favorite card tricks — a must-read for workers!

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2019 Annual Letter to Our Customers

2019 Annual Letter to Our Customers

Andi Gladwin & Joshua Jay - Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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Every year we write a letter to our customers to give an honest appraisal of the good and the bad of the past year, and inform you of exciting milestones and upcoming projects.

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Frank Tarbeaux and the Cutlas Case

Frank Tarbeaux and the Cutlas Case

Andi Gladwin - Monday, December 30, 2019

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In this concluding part, Andi Gladwin shares a surprising end to Tarbeaux's story, where he became the defendant in a famous court case.

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Frank Tarbeaux and Wild Bill Hickok

Frank Tarbeaux and Wild Bill Hickok

Andi Gladwin - Saturday, December 28, 2019

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What really happened in that famous card game in Deadwood in 1876? Frank Tarbeaux was apparently there.

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Tarbeaux's Monte Script

Tarbeaux's Monte Script

Andi Gladwin - Friday, December 27, 2019

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In part three of this series, Andi shares Frank Tarbeaux's script from his Monte hustle.

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Arizona Frank’s Monte Scam

Arizona Frank’s Monte Scam

Andi Gladwin - Thursday, December 26, 2019

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Andi Gladwin's series on Frank Tarbeaux continues with a look at Tarbeaux's Monte scam, in his own words.

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Frank Tarbeaux: A Card Cheat You Never Knew

Frank Tarbeaux: A Card Cheat You Never Knew

Andi Gladwin - Wednesday, December 25, 2019

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In this five-part series, Andi Gladwin introduces us to a previously-unknown card cheat, Frank Tarbeaux, who was at the right place at the right time too often!

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A Little Practise Video

A Little Practise Video

Damian Jennings - Friday, December 20, 2019

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Jason Ladanye having a little practise with some cards.

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How to Get Started in Card Magic

How to Get Started in Card Magic

Joshua Jay - Thursday, December 19, 2019

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Joshua Jay gives some tips on how to get started in card magic.

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Gift Guide for Magic Books

Gift Guide for Magic Books

Ellis James - Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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Into magic books? Of course you are. We got you.

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Happy Birthday, Principa!

Happy Birthday, Principa!

Damian Jennings - Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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Harapan has recorded a little Happy Birthday video...

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Does RD Insta live up to the hype?

Does RD Insta live up to the hype?

George Luck - Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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Find out whether RD Insta lives up to all of the hype.

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Gift Guide for Accessories

Gift Guide for Accessories

Ellis James - Friday, December 13, 2019

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Here's our guide to some must have, and one luxurious, accessories for the magician in your life. Or you.

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Gift Guide for Magic Downloads

Gift Guide for Magic Downloads

Ellis James - Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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Here's another selection of gift ideas. This time, our magic downloads are highlighted.

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The Five Best Card Magic Books For Beginners

The Five Best Card Magic Books For Beginners

Joshua Jay - Friday, December 6, 2019

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Joshua Jay gives some advice for people wanting to learn card magic.

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Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Ellis James - Thursday, December 5, 2019

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I'm not suggesting you accidentally print these out and forget to get them from the printer, but, ya know...

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The Thirteen Paths - Notes by R Paul Wilson

The Thirteen Paths - Notes by R Paul Wilson

R Paul Wilson - Monday, December 2, 2019

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To accompany this week's podcast, R Paul Wilson has given away a copy of his notes. Here they are.

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