The Insider - Vanishing Inc. Magic Blog

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

The Insider | Mike Caveney

The Insider | Mike Caveney

Damian Jennings - Monday, March 1, 2021

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The Mystics, Owen's, Long Tricks and a Copperfield story you've not heard before.

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The Insider | Doug Dyment Part 2

The Insider | Doug Dyment Part 2

Damian Jennings - Monday, February 22, 2021

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The second part of our rare interview with the amazing Doug Dyment. Magic squares, readings, stacks and mentalism books.

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The Insider | Doug Dyment

The Insider | Doug Dyment

Damian Jennings - Monday, February 15, 2021

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A very rare interview with the incredible Doug Dyment.

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The Insider | Ben Seidman

The Insider | Ben Seidman

Damian Jennings - Monday, January 4, 2021

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Throwback to episode 4 of The Insider when the incredible Ben Seidman was the guest.

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The Insider | Michael Close (Part Two)

The Insider | Michael Close (Part Two)

Damian Jennings - Monday, December 21, 2020

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Michael and I carry on our fascinating conversation from last week.

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The Insider | Michael Close (Part One)

The Insider | Michael Close (Part One)

Damian Jennings - Monday, December 14, 2020

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Memdeck, the best card trick ever seen on television, Fool Us and... the truth about the ring thing...

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The Insider | Andi Gladwin, Joshua Jay and George Luck

The Insider | Andi Gladwin, Joshua Jay and George Luck

Damian Jennings - Monday, December 7, 2020

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Books. Books. Books. Andi, Josh and George talk about VI's book publishing, the biggest challenges, favorite books and, of course, The Boy Who Cried Magic.

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The Insider | Jack Carpenter

The Insider | Jack Carpenter

Damian Jennings - Monday, November 30, 2020

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Jack Carpenter talks about how it all started with his Mother's tall tales of a card shark... (video and audio inside -->)

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The Insider | Jonathan Levit

The Insider | Jonathan Levit

Damian Jennings - Monday, November 23, 2020

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Jonathan Levit joins us today and we talk about Ricky Jay, tips for virtual shows, teaching magic for movies and more.

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The Insider | Special Episode AMA

The Insider | Special Episode AMA

Damian Jennings - Monday, November 16, 2020

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Josh and Andi agreed to answer ANY questions you had about VI or magic. This was recorded live as we live streamed.

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The Insider | Calen Morelli

The Insider | Calen Morelli

Damian Jennings - Monday, November 9, 2020

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He was working for Copperfield when he was 19. We talk about that, and so much more.

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The Insider | Nick Einhorn

The Insider | Nick Einhorn

Damian Jennings - Monday, November 2, 2020

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Piff thinks he's the nicest person in the world. We think he's a brilliant magician and creator. Let's meet him.

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The Insider | Andrew Frost (@sleightlyobsessed)

The Insider | Andrew Frost (@sleightlyobsessed)

Damian Jennings - Monday, October 26, 2020

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Instagram star Andrew Frost (@sleightlyobsessed) is my guest today. He even tips his source for his cookery success!

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The Insider | Shin Lim

The Insider | Shin Lim

Damian Jennings - Monday, October 19, 2020

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Yes, we're back with Season 4 of The Insider. And today, we kick it all off with none other than Shin Lim.

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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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