The inaugural episode! Join us to learn about the idea behind the show, and hear from some contributors to the October 2020 edition of the Linking Ring. Ryan steps into the way-back machine to look at the first issue, and the first trick ever published in the magazine.

 

Show Notes

00:01:10 – Welcome to the show!

00:05:53 – Andrew Woo demonstrates “The Fortune and The Fish Miracle”

From his column “Simple Diversions” Andrew demonstrates a routine that’s been in his act for 18 years, and shares some practical tips about performing safely with a live fish.

Reference: The Linking Ring – October 2020 – Page 100

00:21:39 – Judge Gary Brown – Hocus Pocus Parade

Demonstrates “Princess Zoom” and “Prelude Wand” from his one-magician parade. Gary also performs a fun routine from his new book Wandcraft.

Reference: The Linking Ring – October 2020 – Page 79

Get The Book: Wandcraft by Judge Gary Brown

Bonus Gift: Wandcraft bookmark with QR code performance clips

00:40:28 – Dr. Lynn Miner discusses common speech problems

Based on his column “Magic Words Matter” Lynn delves into his experience as a speech pathologist to discuss some common issues magicians have with speaking and being clearly understood.

Reference: The Linking Ring – October 2020 – Page 72

00:53:00 – How to access the PDF archive of the Linking Ring magazine

IBM Members can sign in to the website to access every issue from the current month, back to 2005.

00:57:19 – Ryan Pilling demonstrates the first trick ever published in the Linking Ring

Going back to 1923 and the third issue, Ivanhoe Trudel shares his “New Torn and Restored Dollar Bill” which uses an Okito box in an unusual way.

Reference: The Linking Ring – March 1923 – Page 9