The Mark Leveridge Magic Podcast
The Mark Leveridge February 2021 Podcast

The Mark Leveridge February 2021 Podcast

January 31, 2021
  • A lack of magic knowledge can hinder progress
  • live performance is a catalyst for stimulus in other areas of our magic lives
  • listen in to the audio track from an episode of E-Club Pro's It Could Only Happen Live
  • why the opening few words of your act can have a big impact
  • Zoom has enabled magic groups to continue to function
  • if you were a REAL magician, would you still do card tricks?
The Mark Leveridge January 2021 Podcast

The Mark Leveridge January 2021 Podcast

December 31, 2020

A New Year and a new set of topics:

  • New Year magic planning may be almost impossible, but there are some positives
  • children's entertainers are not always given proper credit for what they do so well
  • announcing the E-Club Pro Live Open Event
  • the four 'E's of entertainment that make for a good performance
  • what you wear at gigs says something about you as a performer
  • "mentalism is the last frontier of magic where some people believe that it is real" says Marc Paul
The Mark Leveridge December 2020 Podcast

The Mark Leveridge December 2020 Podcast

November 30, 2020

In your festive podcast I gift wrap the following topics:

  • unearthing the treasures that reside in a magic book case
  • analysing the diverse elements that go to make up humour
  • printed advertising is an important part of your online promotional push
  • reflections on the presentation of my first Zoom lecture
  • if your magic life was to be rebooted, what would you do differently?
  • I reflect on what a world in which magic is not that interesting to anyone would be like!
The Mark Leveridge November 2020 Podcast

The Mark Leveridge November 2020 Podcast

October 31, 2020

It's dark, cold and wet - but here is a little sunshine!

  • Reflections on the first 'virtual' Magic Circle Young Magicians' Club J-Day
  • have magicians these days become too impatient in their magic lives?
  • Eric Eswin suggests that magic clubs should not be so strict about preventing their members from revealing secrets to the public
  • Zoom magic is rapidly becoming a recognised sub section of general magic
  • lay people's view of magic can be very revealing
  • this December will be unlike any other for us magicians!
The Mark Leveridge October 2020 Podcast

The Mark Leveridge October 2020 Podcast

September 30, 2020

Here's what you can expect in October's offering:

  • A round up of how magic continues to deal with the coronavirus epidemic
  • how necessary is it to change tricks in your act or repertoire?
  • the importance of getting the balance right between promotional costs and benefits
  • positive role models can provide a real boost to your magical progress
  • magic guilt can lead to 'over-proving'
  • are you world class at getting ready?
The Mark Leveridge September 2020 Podcast

The Mark Leveridge September 2020 Podcast

August 31, 2020

Here's what you can expect to hear in the September podcast

  • If social distancing restrictions continue, will this lead to smaller events, and if so will it have an impact on the size of fees we can command?
  • Dave Jones' epic Facebook rant strikes a chord with some and upsets others
  • patter acts should sometimes learn when NOT to speak
  • why September would be a great time to join E-Club Pro
  • when magic was not a good fit for street performance
  • the importance of getting yourself in the right frame of mind before a close up show
The Mark Leveridge August 2020 Podcast

The Mark Leveridge August 2020 Podcast

July 31, 2020

The August round up of magic themed topics contains the following:

  • We are all having to get used to different ways of working when entertaining via Zoom
  • the top magicians are those who learn how to relax and pause when performing says Christopher Barnes
  • why we shouldn't care about what people say about our show
  • when having a disaster is actually very lucky
  • are digital magic magazines more acceptable than digital books?
  • Dani DaOrtiz reverses an old magic adage that says you should never tell the audience in advance what you are going to do
The Mark Leveridge July 2020 Podcast

The Mark Leveridge July 2020 Podcast

June 30, 2020

A summer collection of advice and opinion which contains the following topics:

  • The lockdown aftermath may initially change the tricks that we can do in close up
  • Morgan and West contend that the strolling magician has to fight for the attention of his audiences
  • enjoy the tale of my brush with the law extracted from E-Club Pro's It Could Only Happen Live
  • female magicians have to try that much harder to succeed in magic it seems
  • the rise of the podcast shows an increase in the popularity of audio information
  • your magic fan base changes as you progress through your magic 'career'
The Mark Leveridge June 2020 Podcast

The Mark Leveridge June 2020 Podcast

May 31, 2020

These are the topics we get stuck into this time:

  • The British Ring online 'Nonvention' seeks to fill the gap left by the cancellation of their regular event
  • I reflect on Lance Burton's assertion that performing is like Groundhog Day - you keep repeating the same act until you get it perfect
  • redundant phrases and useless messages - a round up of my 'favourites'
  • will you be fooled by The Tube Of Wonder?
  • blogs are good to do as long as you know who you are writing for
  • the question is not whether a printed book is better than a digital one, surely it's the quality of the content that counts
The Mark Leveridge May 2020 Podcast

The Mark Leveridge May 2020 Podcast

April 30, 2020

'May' I interest you in the following topics?

  • Magic steps up and produces a number of projects to keep magicians in lockdown interested
  • taking away the 'parachute' helps to raise levels of perseverance for pro magicians
  • formulating a sort of magic risk assessment can help in dealing with performance glitches
  • learning how to control all aspects of your performance life can pay big dividends
  • Richard Young's Magicians' Podcast and Dynamo's Beyond Belief provide some welcome magical distraction
  • creativity is better when it is driven by plot more than method

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