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How Magicians Think

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The How Magicians Think podcast is a fascinating deep dive into one of the most elusive and secretive performing arts: magic. Join Joshua Jay, one of the world's most accomplished magicians, as he reveals the artistry and obsessiveness of magicians. Jay takes listeners around the globe to speak to the biggest names in magic, always in search of creative techniques and insights that anyone can apply to their own lives and passions. Joshua Jay--a masterful storyteller--will regale listeners with esoteric moments in magic history and quirky secrets of psychology.


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Latest Episodes

The final episode of this podcast is filled with special guests and plot twists, all in the service of answering this simple question: how do magicians create their illusions? And beyond this question, another arises: are there tips and tricks magici... more

6 months ago

Staged suicides. Beheadings. Shootings. This episode is all about magic that goes wrong. You’ll learn about a magician who was burned alive, another who was shot onstage, and still another who was blown to bits. And as Joshua recounts these strange t... more

6 months ago

Magic historians have consistently overlooked the significant contributions Black magicians have made to the craft. Perhaps no magician in history has a more fascinating backstory than Henry “Box” Brown. Born into slavery, Brown mailed himself to fre... more

6 months ago


5 out of 5 stars from 75 ratings
  • Informative and Thought Provoking

    Recently discovered Joshua Jay’s book, and accompanying podcast “How Magicians Think.” He has great insight and communicates well. As a lifelong fan of magic, he “speaks” to me.

    Apple Podcasts
    Roberto El Segundo
    United States6 months ago
  • Magical!

    Insightful and entertaining. I am inspired to revisit my childhood interest in learning magic ♥️ Editing to add: I just ordered the Magical Mail Box for my niece from the vanishing Ink website a really amazing interactive gift and so affordable!

    Apple Podcasts
    Bee Kimura
    United States7 months ago
  • joshua jay exceptional

    i knew very little about joshua jay till a short time ago. i just finished read his book ‘how magicians think’ and have listened to all the episodes of his podcast with the same name. joshua jay is beyond inspirational and he is also an incredible storyteller. his magic is beautiful. continued success to you joshua in all you do.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States7 months ago
  • Great podcast

    This is a truly fantastic podcast. Each episode offers something different, yet all are totally inspiring. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom7 months ago
  • Ace Podcast

    Smashing it - great podcast that each episode has grabbed my attention from the first second to the last - loved the prison and Holocaust episodes for the personal stories involved - inspiring

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom7 months ago

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