Category Archives: Blogcasts

Blogcast #10: When Harry Met Larry

By Tom Interval In today’s blogcast, then tenth in a series,  I talk about Larry Lewis, a banquet waiter, runner, magician, and escape artist, who claimed to be Harry Houdini’s assistant for 33 years. I cast some doubt on that … Continue reading

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Blogcast #9: Harry Haudyni, German Houdini Imitator

By Tom Interval Three days ago I posted a blog about Harry Haudyni, the German imitator of Harry Houdini. Blogcast #9 elaborates on that a bit and provides a way for you to listen to the original blog instead of … Continue reading

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Blogcast #8: Harry Houdini’s Stamford Home

By Tom Interval In 1904, Harry Houdini purchased a summer home on farmland in Stamford, Connecticut. For some unknown reason, he sold it a year later, and since then, only two other families have owned it. The original house burned … Continue reading

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Blogcast #7: Dynamite Magazine Harry Houdini Punch-Out

By Tom Interval Dynamite magazine, issue #79, December 1980, features an article about Harry Houdini titled “HOUDINI: The Magic Man Who Knew Whodunit!” As part of that theme, the mag includes a companion two-piece punch-out that, when constructed, becomes a … Continue reading

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Blogcast #6: Houdini Optical Illusion on National Geographic Brain Games

By Tom Interval In 2013, National Geographic’s Brain Games commissioned artist Pete Fecteau to create a Rubik’s Cube mosaic of the Houdini two-face optical illusion I made that year. I wrote about it at the time, and that’s the subject … Continue reading

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First Five Houdini and Magic Blogcasts

By Tom Interval I had to redo the intro music on the first five blogcasts I produced. If you’re a magician or magic enthusiast—or even if you’re not—I think you’ll enjoy them. Please have a listen. While you’re there, please … Continue reading

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Blogcast #4: Meeting Harry Blackstone Jr.

By Tom Interval If you’re a fan of famed classical illusionist Harry Blackstone, Jr., the son of The Great Blackstone, you’ll love Blogcast #4: Meeting Harry Blackstone Jr. On June 4, 1981, I was fortunate enough to meet him and … Continue reading

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