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Feb. 4, 2021

Ep. 21: Deadly Illusions

Ep. 21: Deadly Illusions

Magic acts are all about doing extraordinary things with a wink and a nod to the audience, letting them know that the unbelievable is, indeed, possible. The audience is held spellbound by the illusion, yet always with the knowledge that death will be...


Magic acts are all about doing extraordinary things with a wink and a nod to the audience, letting them know that the unbelievable is, indeed, possible. The audience is held spellbound by the illusion, yet always with the knowledge that death will be defied, they will be captivated, and the magician in question will live to trick another day. 
But what if they...don't? What if the illusion goes wrong?
In this episode Sean takes us through stories where death was NOT defied, and illusion performances went horribly wrong. From the bullet catch that went sideways for Chung Ling Soo to the fiery demise of The Great Lafayette to the mysterious end of Harry Houdini, we discuss magic acts that ended not with a bang, but with a whimper.
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