The Podcast of Illusion is all about the great traditions of circus entertainment.

Why do most of us love illusion? I think it is because most of us don’t believe it is possible and enjoy being surprised, again and again, as master illusionists play to our weaknesses and trick us time after time. I know I was expecting to crack the code of illusion at the Circus Of Illusion, but I didn’t. The man behind the illusion is Michael Boyd, illusionist, and he joins us now … well, he was here a second ago …

We also meet, Daniel Gorski (juggler), Duban Nickol (visual, comic clown), Elissa Cadwell (Aerialist), and Stephan Le Forestier (mime artist).

We discuss

  • The brashness of the name, Circus of ILLUSION
  • Take home magic
  • The history of illusion
  • Two ways of watching magic
  • Patience, persistance and precision – secret to juggling and life
  • Steve’s definition of mime: The art where the curtain is pulled back from the heart

Also appearing in the podcast of illusion episode

Michael Boyd and the Circus Of Illusion crew

We hear about Gorge Road and the passing of Dave Flanagan

In the musical pilgrimage, there are Secrets Up Our Sleeves

The SA Drink Of The Week is a Teusner.

In IS IT NEWS, Nigel tests us on

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Show notes running sheet by timecode

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TIME SEGMENT
00:00:00 Outtake
Now will you take me seriously?
00:00:16 Theme
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:00:00
Talk Of The Town

David is on extended leave and will return later in 2016.

David Washington, editor of In Daily, gives us a midweek wrap of the news we’ve been talking about in South Australia this week.

00:02:24 SA Drink Of The Week
Teusner 2014 The Riebke¬†… tasting notes
00:07:45 Items Without Notice

Weather and Gorge Road

The late Dave Flanagan. Here he is as Ted from Tennyson with Peter Goers.

00:18:25 Michael Boyd and the Circus of Illusion

Why do most of us love illusion? I think it is because most of us don’t believe it is possible and enjoy being surprised, again and again, as master illusionists play to our weaknesses and trick us time after time. I know I was expecting to crack the code of illusion at the Circus Of Illusion, but I didn’t. The man behind the illusion is Michael Boyd, illusionist, and he joins us now … well, he was here a second ago …

We also meet, Daniel Gorski (juggler), Duban Nickol (visual, comic clown), Elissa Cadwell (Aerialist), and Stephan Le Forestier (mime artist).

Bookings and more information at Circus Of Illusion.

01:15:38 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe. Read the stories. They get published each Sunday.
00:00:00 Adelaide Visa Council
No cases this week.
01:30:37 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Secrets Up Our Sleeves by Lost Woods, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.
01:40:55 Outtake
¬†Wine for the carnies … Michael’s mic … iPhone shots

Here is this week’s preview video:

Michael Boyd on Australia’s Got Talent:

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.

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