086-The Amazing Paul Kilmer

We chat with hilarious magician Paul Kilmer about his life as an Autism advocate, what that means when it comes to a magic show, and how your show can be more sensory friendly with just a few easy changes. Show Links Chicago Magic Lounge Check This Out-@recycldstardust Historical Human-Black Herman Become a Patron Penguin Magic… Continue reading 086-The Amazing Paul Kilmer

085-Creating Safe Spaces with Courtney Pong

We’re getting back into convention, camp, and magic-gathering season. If you’re in charge of any gathering of entertainers, then this episode is especially for you! Returning guest Courtney Pong walks us through some simple and easy steps to creating a safe work environment for all. Show Links CSZBoston Check This Out-Tony Nabors Historical Human-Antonio Gallardo… Continue reading 085-Creating Safe Spaces with Courtney Pong

084-Sensory-Friendly Inclusion with Cody Clark

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

076-Lisa Menna!!

Our guest this week is a magician and activist.  You may know her from her trade show and corporate event fame, where she was nicknamed The Darling of Dot Com.  Teller said, “She is not only beautiful and funny, she is clever.”   She’s been on Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, the Wall… Continue reading 076-Lisa Menna!!

017 – Real Talk – Sexual Assault

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

016 – Live from the Internet, it’s the Shezam New Year’s Special!

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

012 – Only You Can Prevent Bad Magic – Interview: Handsome Jack

Carisa and Kayla sit down with Magician Handsome Jack and chat about something most people take for granted, scripting! – Handsome Jack – Ask Alexander – Screenplay Formatter for Google Docs

010 – Interview – Virginia Hankins

This week we have a VERY special interview, Virginia Hankins! WARRIOR. SIREN. ARCHER. WOMAN. KNIGHT. The redheaded living legend famous for her extraordinary life and adventures as a modern day lady knight inspiring the spirit of imagination and adventure in all that she meets. http://www.virginiahankins.com/

009 – Part of the Problem (Part of the Solution)

This episode talks about some potentially triggering subject matter.

We are constantly asked why there are so few women in magic. The answer is complex and nuanced because it is made up of many different reasons. These are many little things that are keeping women away from magic and many people are likely unaware. In an effort to draw attention to these little things we have posted the hashtag “part of the problem”. One example that has received some attention is the ongoing popularity of sexual explicit images of women used in a recent sting of “porn memes” that has popped up on a comedy forum for magicians. We are proud to be a part of magic right now, when so many are so interested in the support of women in magic and a move towards greater gender equality. If you see something you believe is contributing to the lack of women in the art of magic please use the #partoftheproblem to draw attention to the issue without judgment or disrespect. Most people don’t realize how these little things taken together make a big impact.

008 – Magic in the Media – Doctor Who!

The first installment of Magic in the Media, this week Carisa and Kayla explore one of their favorite shows, Doctor Who! The Doctor is a woman now, and you better believe they are here to give their thoughts! Book Recommendation: Ronnie Turns Fear into Fun Doctor Who Infographic