The Insider | Steve Thompson & Will Houstoun

By Damian Jennings - Monday, April 5, 2021


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When the pandemic broke, Will Houstoun and Steve Thompson set up a project called Video Chat Magic where users would pay a monthly fee and get access to incredible magic designed for video chat software such as Zoom. It caught fire, and they ended up getting contributions from Richard Wiseman, Max Maven, Larry Fong, Pete McCabe, Jim Steinmeyer, Marc Kerstein and many others.

In this episode, Steve and Will talk about the project, how it got started, what problems they faced and the charitable angle which really made the whole thing incredible.

The whole project was turned into a book, also called Video Chat Magic and is available today. Be warned, the physical book had a very limited print run and will sell out very quickly.


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