Being the president of a magic club is tough stuff. Being the president of an international magic organization…woah! Oh, and also be the first woman to do it! What is that experience like? Join Megan Swann, the first woman to be president of the Magic Circle, for an amazing conversation about her rise in the… Continue reading 099-The Magic Circle’s Megan Swann!
Many adults are finding out they have ADHD. But what even is ADHD? How does it affect performers? How does the diagnosis change us both on and off stage? Cassandra (The Songstress of Magic) and Kayla sit down for a very honest and open discussion about their experience as adults, women, magicians, and ADHD friends.… Continue reading 098-Performing with ADHD with Cassandra
As entertainers, we use our voices all of the time. But what if your voice doesn’t fit who you are? Join us for this conversation with Tris all about how the voice is a much more powerful tool than most of us have thought about. And head to the Shezam socials (@shezampod) to see some… Continue reading 097-Speak Up with Your Voice, Literally, with Tris!
Decks of cards have been the same since…well…forever. Rosemary Reid, a Canadian magician, has not only created a deck of cards centered around sisterhood, not only created a deck of cards that “handles like a dream”, but has also snuck in some important statistics about the experience of women in the magic industry. During the… Continue reading 095-SISTERHOOD! With Rosemary Reid
Ever post something important on Facebook that just shouldn’t be controversial but it instead sparks a giant discussion? Haven’t we all? Join Meadow in discussing her experience with just this and how she handled it. Head to our Instagram to see a photo of Meadow’s original post. Show Links Meadow Perry Bubble U GLOMM List… Continue reading 092-When Facebook Goes Wrong with Meadow Perry
Ever wonder why it’s hard to find accurate historical information about diverse magicians? How hard is it to write a book when information is difficult to find? Returning guest, Margaret Steele, walks us through much of this information and more! Show Links Margaret Steele’s Publications Acts of Violet An Interview with Margarita Montimore Become a… Continue reading 091-Historical Research Issues with Margaret Steele
Cody Clark, magician and advocate, joins Shezam is discuss how to be an advocate, how to perform a sensory-friendly show, and how to make every show, gathering, club meeting, and convention more inclusive for Autistic folks and those that have additional sensory needs. Show Links Cody Clark Check This Out-White Woman Whisperer on TikTok Historical… Continue reading 084-Sensory-Friendly Inclusion with Cody Clark
I first met these two amazing humans when performing in their pandemic YouTube series. Our conversation was so fun (and Shezam relevant) that we had to make it an episode! Who are the Wine and Whiskey Ladies? Originally from Atlanta, Jennifer Wren packed up her bags and moved to New York City to pursue a… Continue reading 077-The Wine and Whiskey Ladies
Leah Orleans is a contortionist, entertainer and fitness instructor currently based out of St. Petersburg Florida after the Covid-19 pandemic grounded her tour. She is one half of the comedy acrobatic duo, Acrobatrix! that tours cruise ships, renaissance festivals, and universities. Growing up in the theater scene of Chicago, raised in a family of magicians,… Continue reading 074-Leah Orleans on How Circus and Magic Compare
What does it take to be a solid illusion assistant? How can magicians still use a female assistant and not come across as sexist or just plain gross? What should we look for when hiring someone to go in the boxes? After dancing practically all her life in Kansas City, Marissa moved to Los Angeles… Continue reading 072-Marissa Maiorana on Being in the Box (and in the air)
We’re back! This week Carisa and Kayla discuss a routine that’s been exploding in popularity… French Kiss Examples of the routine: Houchin Wes Barker Ekaterina
Carisa and Kayla saw the new Captain Marvel movie, and they have some thoughts about it!
This week Carisa and Kayla dive in to some constructive criticism on audience participation techniques, and Kayla gets angry!
Recorded live at the Chicago Magic Lounge during their Women in Magic Spotlight, Carisa interviews the amazing Jade, and the phenomenal Alba! Jade’s Website Alba’s Website Chicago Magic Lounge This podcast is supported in part through support from the endowment and development fund of the International Brotherhood of Magicians
The long awaited… The long anticipated… Mailbag Episode!Carisa and Kayla tackle the tough questions, the ones submitted by you!
This week Kayla sits down with a very special guest, the one and only Jinger! Jinger’s Instagram
This week Kayla and Carisa dive into some data entry, and Kayla gets a desk!
Warning: This episode veers into some difficult topics, viewer discretion is advised. This week Carisa and Kayla tackle the difficult topic of Sexual Assault in the magic community, and discuss things we can all do to help put an end to it. Dana Lynn Photography A Man’s Guide to Not Sexually Harassing Women
It’s 2019! Kayla and Carisa do an episode of Shezam… Live on Facebook! You can watch the full video on Facebook complete with some mild language and hysterics, or listen to the cleaned up audio version! Facebook Video
Happy Holidays from Shezam! This week Carisa and Kayla talk about what it’s like to be a performer around the Holidays, and recount some of their Holiday performance memories!