Is Self-Working Magic Working For You?

In this episode of the Theory & Thoughts for Magicians podcast Ryan takes a critical look at the prominence of self-working tricks in magic.

Published: December 5, 2023

D.I.Y. Promo Photo Shoot

Ryan shows you how he sets up a home studio to take "good enough" promo photos so you can keep your image up to date.

Published: November 17, 2023

Your Unique Magical Mix

Magicians often give the advice to "be yourself!" This is my attempt to explain what that actually means in a more practical, and applicable way.

Published: October 23, 2023

How To Digitize your Magic Videos

Turning old DVDs and VHS tapes into digital videos to keep the magical wisdom on file for the future.

Published: October 17, 2023

Swat's New

A flea circus style card trick from the pages of Magigram magazine. Another installment of "Lost In Print."

Published: September 19, 2023

Half-Baked Ideas

These unfinished ideas are shared to spark your own creativity. Take my raw idea and run with it to create something unique.

Published: September 13, 2023

Your Magic Origin Story

Every hero starts somewhere. Turn your magical beginnings into a performance ready routine and add some heartfelt honesty to your show.

Published: September 6, 2023

Sales Report on My First Download

I released my first "mainstream" magic download. Here's the full report on how many I sold, and how much money I made from it. Was it worth it?

Published: August 30, 2023

Sid's Money Stretcher

This idea from Sid Lorraine puts a new twist on the classic "money maker" prop. From the "Lost In Print" video series.

Published: August 3, 2023

Three Prop Problems Solved

Lumpy sponge balls, wrinkled silks, and frayed ropes be gone! These simple solutions can be done anytime, anywhere, to keep your show looking sharp.

Published: July 4, 2023

Take My Advice

Some magicians keep their distance from the magic community because of bad advice. Be it unwelcome, unwarranted, or unfounded. In this episode Ryan looks at the wisdom of advice, how it comes to be, and how it gets passed along.

Published: June 27, 2023

The Conversational Approach to Close-Up

To minimize the feeling of barging in as an interruption I've developed a close-up repertoire which lets the audience guide the flow of conversation woven with magic.

Published: June 21, 2023

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