In this episode, Lyn Dillies discusses her career, her new project “Your Vote is Magic”, and being a woman in the illusions world. Kayla also shares some thoughts on the new effect “Cake” by Jibrizy, released by Abstract Effects. Lyn Dillies has earned a place in magic history for her unique illusions with elephants. She… Continue reading 063-Lyn Dillies on Your Vote is Magic
Season 3 has begun! There’s no better way to kick things off than with Sherard Robbins! In this episode, Sherard Robbins, creator of Visceral Change, talks with Kayla about the core components to social justice and what we can all do to help our communities and our society to be a more diverse and accepting… Continue reading 062-Sherard Robbins on the Core Components to Social Justice
So much has changed since Season 2 that we’re telling you about them in this mini-episode announcement. Season 3 begins OCTOBER 5th!! Show Links Become a Patron Shezam Swag Shezam Pins Kevin Kareckas New Song, “Good Times Go” Jonah’s Twisters State of the podcast 0:00:00 Changes in Season 3 0:01:56 Ads, sponsored segments, SAM and… Continue reading Season 3 ANNOUNCEMENT!
As a PS to closing out Season 2, here’s the audio from the Shezam Pod Live Lecture with the IBM back in March. Carisa and Kayla have a fun chat, play some games, and take some questions. Warning: information may be out of date, but this was too fun not to share. See you in… Continue reading 061-You Thought We Were Done!
Jen Adams is BACK (because she never left!) to close out her conversation with Kayla about why she quit magic and the amazing things she’s doing now in Boise. Jen Adams’s Website Lounge at the End of the Universe Intro / Shezam theme 0:00:00 Leaving magic 0:00:16 Moving to Boise 0:04:40 Country music DJ 0:11:07… Continue reading 060-Jen Adams, Part 2: Quitting Magic and the Lounge at the End of the Universe
Trigger Warning-sexual assault, rape, body image. Jen Adams joins Kayla for a discussion about her vast career, from being the child of a magician, to working with the beginning of The Mystery School, to working on (and being let go from) Celebracadabra. Intro / Shezam theme 0:00:00 Meet Jen Adams 0:00:46 Going pro, move to… Continue reading 059-Jen Adams on Celebracadabra
Born in Spain, based in London, Sonia talks with Kayla about her background as a dancer and how incorporating it has affected her magic and attracted the interest of advertisers. Sonia’s Instagram: @soniabenitoSonia recommends: www.nowness.com Here are a few links of Sonia’s work, her video for Nike, and an amazing video dedicated to women in… Continue reading 058 – Sonia Benito on movement in magic
We are taking this week off from Shezam to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests. Donate NAACP Legal Defense Fund Home A multi-recipient donation page: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn Books Consider buying from one of these black owned bookstores https://aalbc.com/bookstores/list.php Black Feminst Thought-Patricia Hill Collins Me and White Supremacy- Layla F Saad A Diamond is a… Continue reading Black Lives Matter
Carisa & Kayla talk about what they are doing with their quarantine and recommend some great things for you. Intro / Shezam theme 0:00:00 Catching up 0:00:36 Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs 0:04:51 Physiological needs: food 0:07:15 Physiological needs: water 0:15:21 Physiological needs: rest 0:22:39 Safety needs 0:28:34 Exercise 0:34:36 Belongness and love needs 0:37:17 Games… Continue reading 057 – Hierarchy of Needs
The unbelievable Juliana Chen tells Kayla and Carisa what’s what about basically everything. Intro / Shezam theme 0:00:00 Catching Up 0:00:27 Goal: recover lost Las Vegas history of women 0:02:32 Juliana’s history 0:02:59 Career highlights 0:06:06 Always looking to help younger generations 0:09:45 Do you feel that it made a difference? 0:14:13 How Kayla met… Continue reading 056 – Juliana Chen!!
Intro / Shezam theme 0:00:00 Following Adelaide Hermann’s tracks 0:00:58 Tour of Adelaide artifacts 0:02:24 Herrmann scrapbook 0:09:43 Adelaide’s family 0:20:37 Meet Margaret Steele 0:28:05 How Margaret found Adelaide 0:38:56 SAM 100th Salute to Magic 0:49:16 TAOM Convention 0:51:15 Adelaide’s memoirs 1:16:13 Online research 1:21:35 Shezam theme / SAM Funding 1:23:41
Carisa sits down with Catie Osborn, a talented magician with two masters degrees in Shakespeare to discus what good old Billy can teach us about the world of magic. As an entertainment directer Catie also has some great insight on making yourself appealing to bookers. Intro / Shezam theme 0:00:00 Meet Catie Osborn 0:00:19 Accessibility… Continue reading 054 – Catie Osborn on Shakespeare and tips from an entertainment director
If you are doing livestreams because you are stuck at home, you need this. We also want to take a moment to thank amazing photographer Dana Pleasant for the incredible images we continue to use. Intro / Shezam theme 0:00:00 Catching up 0:00:30 Quarantine self-care 0:02:10 10 best practices for mental health 0:08:25 1) Social… Continue reading 053 – Livestreams: You’re doing it wrong!
Kayla sits down with Marc to get some great insight on conventions and lecturing. Shezam theme / Meeting Marc 0:00:00 MAES Convention 0:09:39 Marc’s memory 0:16:06 Representing women in talent booking 0:18:35 How to create a lecture 0:29:29 What makes a good lecture 0:31:53 Mentorship 0:37:33 Lightning Round 0:42:30 Shezam theme / SAM funding 0:51:48
This was recorded before we knew how bad it was. Bizzaro and Carisa talk about staying creative. Biz’s creativity notes here. Shezam theme / Getting Bizzaro on the podcast 0:00:00 Creativity roadblocks 0:03:46 Prop building 0:12:56 Approaching creativity 0:20:13 WE GOTTA CATCH THAT BLUE DOT 0:24:35 Collaboration / outside influences 0:26:48 Review current material 0:32:09… Continue reading 051 – Creative Quarantine with Bizzaro
Kayla and Carisa discuss the current global situation, and how to stay motivated durring all this chaos. Intro / Shezam theme 0:00:00 Catching up 0:00:33 Coronavirus effects on entertainment industry 0:07:28 The bigger picture 0:13:32 Goal setting 0:18:33 How to spend your quarantine 0:25:11 Password: Quarantine Edition 0:28:18 Non-magic projects 0:32:58 Encouraging those who are… Continue reading 050 – Corona’s 13 Steps to Isolation
Kayla sits down with Cat Galesky to share her experiences as a woman who works in support of the magic community. Cat Galesky Shezam theme / Meeting Cat 0:00:00 Cat Galesky Being a knowledgable volunteer 0:09:41 Cat Galesky A magic lecture for everybody 0:22:07 Cat Galesky Abraca-BLAB-ra 0:28:03 Cat Galesky Enjoyable activities at conventions 0:37:08… Continue reading 049 – Cat Galesky about the women behind magic
Kayla tells Carisa all about the SAM convention and they discuss the representation of women and overall diversity. Intro / Shezam theme 0:00:00 Catching Up 0:00:34 SAM Convention 0:04:42 Stars of Tomorrow 0:08:12 Dealers room 0:11:17 Converations about diversity 0:12:40 Mac King Roast 0:16:49 Ding Yang’s performance 0:22:34 Problematic commentary 0:26:20 Credit where credit’s due… Continue reading 048 – SAM Convention Recap
It’s a little over a month into the new year, how are your resolutions going? We’re here to give you a well timed push back onto your path. Shezam theme / Intro 0:00:00 Lindsay Benner 0:01:20 John Lovick 0:06:06 Stephen Bargatze 0:07:59 Lili VonSchtupp 0:12:43 Max Maven 0:17:37 Shezam’s Motivation 0:20:36 Shezam theme / SAM… Continue reading 047 – Get Motivated – Special Episode
It’s women’s week again at the Chicago Magic Lounge! This time Carisa Hendrix is joined by Alexandra Duvivier & Rachel Wax to chat about character, culture and tell some fun stories. Intro / Shezam Theme 0:00:00 Women in Magic Week 0:01:11 Shezam cocktail 0:05:43 Inspirations for female magicians 0:08:20 Establishing character in 8 seconds 0:11:55… Continue reading 046 – Alexandra Duvivier & Rachel Wax LIVE from the Chicago Magic Lounge