017—Mario the Maker Magician

December 25, 2018

Like the Visa card, Mario "The Maker Magician" Marchese is everywhere you want to be. Opening for David Blaine on tour. Headlining at the Magic Castle. Appearing on Sesame Street. He's the brightest star in the family magic universe, and he's coming to KAX for a special lecture this January. In this episode he talks about how he got his start, what he learned performing for David Blaine, his creative inspirations, and so much more.

Subscribe to the Scott Green podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favorite Podcatcher app, or follow at scottgreen.podbean.com or using the feed URL scottgreen.podbean.com/feed. You can find Scott's book, DVD and original routines at scottmakesmagic.com, and subscribe to his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/scottgreenmagic. See the lineup for KAX at kidabra.org and register for this January's conference, January 23-26 in sunny Southern California.

016—Tommy James

August 2, 2018

Tommy James will do a feature-length lecture at Kidabra this year. Catch a preview of what he'll discuss and learn how Tommy comes up with his products, and enjoy a respectful but spirited debate about family magicians' attire. You'll also learn about Tommy's background, including the surprising job he walked away from nearly 20 years ago to become a full-time magician.

Subscribe to the Scott Green podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favorite Podcatcher app, or follow at scottgreen.podbean.com or using the feed URL scottgreen.podbean.com/feed. You can buy Scott's book, Excellence in Family Magic, and many of his original routines complete with props at scottmakesmagic.com, and subscribe to his new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/scottgreenmagic. See the lineup for Kidabra at kidabra.org and register for this summer's conference, August 22-25 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Tommy's products are available at www.tommyjamesproducts.com.

015—Steve Petra

July 12, 2018

Imagine having so many school assembly gigs, you can freely turn them down when insufficiently convenient. Such is the deal when you've had the success of Long Island's Steve Petra, who will lead two presentations at Kidabra this year. Steve joins the podcast to share ingenious marketing ideas; teach how to develop a new themed school assembly; and how to think outside the box to stand out from the competition.

Subscribe to the Scott Green podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favorite Podcatcher app, or follow at scottgreen.podbean.com or using the feed URL scottgreen.podbean.com/feed. You can buy Scott's book, Excellence in Family Magic, and many of his original routines complete with props at scottmakesmagic.com, and subscribe to his new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/scottgreenmagic. See the lineup for Kidabra at kidabra.org and register for this summer's conference, August 22-25 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

014—Yasu Ishida

July 5, 2018

Magician Yasu Ishida grew up in Japan and Ameria and draws from the traditions of both cultures to create magic that appeals to all ages. Yasu will lecture at Kidabra and share his secrets in person; today he joins the podcast to discuss putting together summer library tours; working for different bosses—be it as a performer for a circus group or an aide to a famous magician; and his unique background transitioning from Japan to the United States to Japan to the United States.

Subscribe to the Scott Green podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favorite Podcatcher app, or follow at scottgreen.podbean.com or using the feed URL scottgreen.podbean.com/feed. You can buy Scott's book, Excellence in Family Magic, and many of his original routines complete with props at scottmakesmagic.com, and subscribe to his new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/scottgreenmagic. See the lineup for Kidabra at kidabra.org and register for this summer's conference, August 22-25 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

013—Thom Britton

June 29, 2018

How do you get adults to pay money to watch a children's show? Thom Britton has turbocharged his approach, taking a genre that's usually for kids—the science show—and recreated it for grownups. He'll discuss how he markets and sells tickets for his shows; explain the importance of having an artistic point of view, even when performing in a genre that might not seem to require one; and provide a no-holds-barred outsider's opinion of magic and magicians that will help you self-analyze.

Subscribe to the Scott Green podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favorite Podcatcher app, or follow at scottgreen.podbean.com or using the feed URL scottgreen.podbean.com/feed. You can buy Scott's book, Excellence in Family Magic, and many of his original routines complete with props at scottmakesmagic.com, and subscribe to his new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/scottgreenmagic. See the lineup for Kidabra at kidabra.org and register for this summer's conference, August 22-25 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

012—Chad Jacobs

April 26, 2018

How do you create a great character? St. Louis magician Chad Jacobs, aka Chef Bananas, shares his process for developing his alternate persona. A long-time restaraunteur, Chad is very new to professional magic. He'll talk about his journey so far, what he's learned as he makes the jump from "normal" job to magician, and how he hit the ball out of the park on his first attempt at character design.

Subscribe to the Scott Green podcast on iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher app, or follow at scottgreen.podbean.com. You can buy Scott's book, Excellence in Family Magic, and many of his original routines complete with props at scottmakesmagic.com, and subscribe to his new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/scottgreenmagic. See the lineup for Kidabra at kidabra.org and register for this summer's conference, August 22-25 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

011—Carisa Hendrix

April 11, 2018

Carisa Hendrix is a rising star in magic. The Calgary-based magician performs around the world, lectures at conferences and even subjects herself to podcast interviews. A triple threat!

She'll talk about putting together a tour, developing her Lucy Darling character (that's been a hit at venues including the Magic Castle), and how to sell a children's show to clients.

Subscribe to the Scott Green podcast on iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher app, or follow at scottgreen.podbean.com. You can buy Scott's book, Excellence in Family Magic, and many of his original routines complete with props at scottmakesmagic.com, and subscribe to his new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/scottgreenmagic. See the lineup for Kidabra at kidabra.org and register for this summer's conference, August 22-25 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

010—Ken Scott

April 5, 2018

Ken Scott gets it done! For more than 20 years he's been THE guy for family magic in the ninth largest metropolitan area in America. He'll talk about how he keeps his name in the minds of his audiences, how he incoporates mentalism into his children's shows and how his background in broadcast journalism shaped his journey in magic.

And at Ken's request, we also talked about an under-discussed subject: performing through grief. Ken discusses a recent loss in his family and how it impacted his work—and how the Atlanta magic community came through for him.

Subscribe to the Scott Green podcast on iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher app, or follow at scottgreen.podbean.com. You can buy Scott's book, Excellence in Family Magic, and many of his original routines complete with props at scottmakesmagic.com. See the lineup for Kidabra at kidabra.org and register for this summer's conference, August 22-25 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

009–Scott Thatcher

February 21, 2018

 

Scott Thatcher was once again a huge hit at KAX. Find out how he sets his business apart, what his creative process is like and—believe me, this is important—what's inside his sandwich. (You can learn more about that at sillyscottmagic.wixsite.com/shop.)

Subscribe to the Scott Green podcast on iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher app, or follow at scottgreen.podbean.com. You can buy Scott's book, Excellence in Family Magic, and many of his original routines complete with props at scottmakesmagic.com. See the lineup for Kidabra at kidabra.org and register for this summer's conference, August 22-25 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

008—Alexander Zebrose

February 9, 2018

BobcatInABox.com promises "surprise packages in the mail." In 2014, Alexander Zebrose created a bot that buys random items online and ships them to subcribers to his service. Somehow this weird idea has become his full time job.

In this episode you'll learn how he followed his entrepreneurial instincts to try something off the beaten path, a valuable lesson for magicians. You'll also learn what Bobcat in a Box can do for you, and what it's done for Scott—how receiving random items in the mail can spark creativity in completely unpredictable ways.

Subscribe to the Scott Green podcast on iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher app, or follow at scottgreen.podbean.com. You can buy Scott's book, Excellence in Family Magic, and many of his original routines complete with props at scottmakesmagic.com.