The Insider - Vanishing Inc. Magic Blog

The latest magic tricks, interviews, articles, essays and hints and tips from Vanishing Inc. Updated daily.

The Insider | Teller - Full Video Interview

The Insider | Teller - Full Video Interview

Damian Jennings - Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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What? An hour long video interview with Teller? Oh yes please!

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The Insider | Teller (Part 2)

The Insider | Teller (Part 2)

Damian Jennings - Monday, July 27, 2020

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Part 2 of our interview with Teller. Listen now.

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The Insider | Teller (Part One)

The Insider | Teller (Part One)

Damian Jennings - Monday, July 20, 2020

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We were lucky enough to spend time with Teller on this week's episode of The Insider. Enjoy.

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The Insider | Ricky Smith

The Insider | Ricky Smith

Damian Jennings - Monday, July 13, 2020

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He hardly ever gives interviews, but we managed to get one out of him. Underground card legend, Ricky Smith.

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The Insider | Tina Lenert

The Insider | Tina Lenert

Damian Jennings - Monday, June 29, 2020

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The incredible Andy Kaufman used to use today's guest to practise his characters in public. She's become one of the most loved staged magicians in the world. Hear about Tina Lenert's story now.

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The Insider | Ben Harris

The Insider | Ben Harris

Damian Jennings - Monday, June 22, 2020

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Not seen in magic for about ten years, this is the first interview in, well, a very long time with the amazing Ben Harris.

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The Insider | Piff The Magic Dragon (Part Two)

The Insider | Piff The Magic Dragon (Part Two)

Damian Jennings - Monday, June 15, 2020

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Part 2 of our interview with Piff The Magic Dragon. It's Piff. That's all you need to know.

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The Insider | Piff The Magic Dragon (Part One)

The Insider | Piff The Magic Dragon (Part One)

Damian Jennings - Monday, June 8, 2020

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I can't even begin to summarize what happens. It's Piff. It's chaos. It's hilarious. Listen now.

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The Insider | Michael Vincent

The Insider | Michael Vincent

Damian Jennings - Monday, June 1, 2020

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Hear incredible stories from Michael's early days, lessons he learned from Slydini and a very honest chat about how magic helped stop him being bullied. And much more.

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The Insider | Paul Vigil

The Insider | Paul Vigil

Damian Jennings - Monday, May 25, 2020

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Paul Vigil chats about his mentors, being fooled "by a gentleman" and being booked for a magic lecture for 3 people in a hotel bedroom in Las Vegas.

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The Insider | John Lovick

The Insider | John Lovick

Damian Jennings - Monday, May 18, 2020

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It's Lovick. We chat about what makes magic good, why you need a director, his P&T memorabilia collection and much more.

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The Insider | Ryan Plunkett

The Insider | Ryan Plunkett

Damian Jennings - Monday, May 11, 2020

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It's Chicago Magic Lounge's "Head Magician", Ryan Plunkett.

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The Insider | Richard Wiseman

The Insider | Richard Wiseman

Damian Jennings - Monday, May 4, 2020

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Professor Richard Wiseman chats with me about viral videos, magic, skepticism, the funniest joke in the world and a magic show with no performer on stage.

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The Insider | David Kaye (Silly Billy)

The Insider | David Kaye (Silly Billy)

Damian Jennings - Monday, April 27, 2020

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My guest today is arguably the best kids' magician out there. But he has a lot that "adult" magicians can learn too.

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The Insider | Asi Wind

The Insider | Asi Wind

Damian Jennings - Monday, April 20, 2020

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He's one of magic's most influential thinkers and performers. He's David Blaine's favorite magician. It's Asi Wind.

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The Insider | Ben Hart

The Insider | Ben Hart

Damian Jennings - Monday, April 13, 2020

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Welcome back to Season 3 of The Insider. We kick off with none other than Ben Hart...

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Our Favorite Magical Podcasts

Our Favorite Magical Podcasts

Matt Szat - Monday, March 23, 2020

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With so many amazing magical podcasts available, it can be a little overwhelming trying to determine which ones to listen to. So, we’ve compiled some of our favorite podcasts and episodes to help you get started.

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The Insider | Morgan and West 2

The Insider | Morgan and West 2

Damian Jennings - Monday, March 9, 2020

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They're back! Messrs Morgan and West rejoin me on the show. We chat about their science show, their new book and more.

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The Insider | Shane Cobalt

The Insider | Shane Cobalt

Damian Jennings - Monday, February 17, 2020

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He really, really loves magic. And cares about it passionately. We chat about bad magic, good books and brutal criticism.

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The Insider | Karl Hein

The Insider | Karl Hein

Damian Jennings - Monday, February 10, 2020

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If you like magic that works for real people in the real world, you'll like Karl Hein. A very busy worker at private parties and corporate events, as well as a regular performer at The Magic Castle, it's Karl Hein!

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The Insider | Tom Crosbie

The Insider | Tom Crosbie

Damian Jennings - Monday, February 3, 2020

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He did stuff with Sharpies and coins. Now he does Edinburgh and cruise ships. How did that happen? Let's find out.

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The Insider | Danny Buckler

The Insider | Danny Buckler

Damian Jennings - Monday, January 27, 2020

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An amazing end to the three live recordings at The Session starring Danny Buckler. There's laughs, tears, and a whole lot of honesty.

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The Insider | Danny Buckler

The Insider | Danny Buckler

Damian Jennings - Monday, January 27, 2020

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An amazing end to the three live recordings at The Session starring Danny Buckler. There's laughs, tears, and a whole lot of honesty.

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The Insider | Rune Klan - Live

The Insider | Rune Klan - Live

Damian Jennings - Monday, January 20, 2020

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Rune Klan is a huge star in his native Denmark. He's one of a handful of magicians that's made me cry laughing. Enjoy the show.

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Jamy Ian Swiss Book Reviews