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I will say up front that this episode may not be for everyone. I will say that it should be for everyone, but I recognize that not everyone cares for nor necessarily respects our art's past. But everyone enjoys a good story. And what are stories if not recounting of past events? Therefore, if you like hearing stories then I submit that you do like history. And that is exactly what we have this week: a recounting of funny stories, places and events that make our art so unique. And just because the title suggests that it is about Chicago's magic history, it is really a retelling of magic's history because many of those who are mentioned in the podcast (like Jay Marshall, Don Alan, Ed Marlo and many others) had far reaching influence into magic around the world.

This week's podcast is part one of two installments of a lengthy conversation I had with Don Wiberg, Past International President of the I.B.M., who is a wealth of knowledge about Chicago's rich history. He know so much because he was an integral part of it and knew many, if not all, of the players. Our conversation went on for over two hours which is why I broke this up into two parts. This first installment focuses more on the many magic shops that dotted the Chicago skyline downtown and some in nearby surrounding suburbs. Towards the end of this podcast we begin to move into stories about some of those who made up the original 108 members of the Chicago Roundtable in the early to mid 1900's.

You can see some photos of Don Wiberg, read the blog, listen online to our conversation, and download the MP3 file at: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/scot......part-one
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I thought it was a great story and SPOILER ALERT !!!!!! Part 2 was very interesting as well.

Please don't sell themagicword short -- You rock !!!!:))))

Thanks magic friend.

(hope to be a friend back soon --please send livelyhood karma

Your pal

karl

ps If you ever on the Big Island let me know -- don't have much but I will hook you up as well as I can
Mahalo buddy !!
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Did you check out my stamp post ???

Did you know the PO is selling some magic tricks to go with the stamps ( aprox $35 ) I ordered one -- I'll let you know if it rocks!!

Lots of moving bunny stamps available for now.


Ps I used to be from IL if I ever go back ( not likely ) but I'd visit my IL magic pals --- like I'm a rock star --- I am look at me!!!
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On Aug 30, 2018, farmerkarl wrote:
Did you check out my stamp post ???

Did you know the PO is selling some magic tricks to go with the stamps ( aprox $35 ) I ordered one -- I'll let you know if it rocks!!

Lots of moving bunny stamps available for now.



Yes, I was at MAGIC Live! when David Copperfield helped roll out the new stamps on Day One Issue. I got mine and the poster, too. I guess you are aware that Mac King was instrumental in helping develop the magic that is in the magic kit issued by the Post Office.
"A magician who isn't working is only fooling himself." - Scott Wells, M.I.M.C. with Gold Star

The Magic Word podcast: http://themagicwordpodcast.com Listen to convention coverage, interviews with magicians, pictures, videos and more.

Magic Inspirations website for all things Banachek: www.magicinspirations.net
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