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My Summer Lair featuring Jonah Babins (The Toronto Magic Company)

My Summer Lair featuring Jonah Babins (The Toronto Magic Company)

Sammy Younan

Published on: May 28 2019

My Summer Lair Chapter #118: When You Think Of A Magician What Do Picture In Your Head?

Maybe a top hat…a magic cane? Harry Potter? David Copperfield? David Blaine?

Jonah Babins is working to change that faulty perception. He wants to reveal to you a casual magic consumer the diversity and beauty of magic: beyond the tropes but also including the craft.

It’s not enough to just do the whole pick a card, any card bit. This is a performance…magic as a medium warrants that standard of excellence. In this interview I compare it to stand up comedy. Really it’s a discussion on craft which is not limited to magic.

And! Stay to the end as Jonah performs a magic trick which is a) amazing! and 2) something you can follow along at home as you listen. WHAT?! Now that’s magic.

Host Sammy Younan @ WTF

Jonah Babins @ W • T • F

Recorded: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 12:00pm at WeWork