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#619: The Magic Show

Jul 3rd, 20171:00:20

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Just a few years before he got the internship at NPR that started him in radio, our host Ira Glass had another career. He performed magic at children's birthday parties. A powerful sense of embarrassment has prevented him from ever doing an episode on the subject, but when he learned that producer David Kestenbaum was also a kid conjurer, they decided to dive in together. Photo: David P. Abbott demonstrates his floating ball routine.

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So great to hear behind the scenes things from magicians. What the job is like, instead of just how the tricks are done.