About

What Magic is This? is a topic based podcast for those curious about Magic, the Occult, the Paranormal and the Supernatural. Each episode is based around a topic that my guest is somewhat curious about. As a magician of 17 years, I bring my knowledge to the recording session and allow my guests to ask any question that they would have. Usually my guests are not really magically-inclined, so their questions might be the kind of questions you yourself would ask. Over time the show has evolved and sometimes I will do a Solo show or I’ll bring on an individual who I feel can elucidate on a topic far better than I can.

As there is no real continuity episode-to-episode, the listener is free to jump in at any point if the topic is something they are not really familiar with. New Episodes of What Magic is This? will appear every 10 days, so it’s not exactly a weekly thing. Sometimes things get a bit chaotic with Podcast scheduling but I always aim to have three shows every month.

Most episodes begin with my guest asking a question. This is the pre-show Quid Pro Quo. They can ask me anything they like- What is magic? Are you actually serious about this stuff? What did you have for breakfast? Anything. Then we get into the topic and a story unfolds. To cap things off however, at the end of the episode, I get to ask my guest the post-show Quid Pro Quo and like earlier, it can be anything I want.

As for me- my name is Douglas and I have been doing this whole sorcery and magic thing for 17 years. It’s something that I don’t normally share with people but when I do they become very interested. With luck, this podcast will help me spread my enthusiasm for magic and these topics to others, because I think we could all use a bit of magic in our lives. Not only that, but what we call Magic might just be the underlying, unknown stuff that this reality runs on.

Oh, I also work at a museum. Maybe. 2020 has been an odd year.