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Jan 3, 2022

The Ballad of Ricky Jay Episode: A Visit to Sotheby's, The Story of Ricky Jay, The Auction, The Magician as Storyteller, A Collection Remixed to a Collection, Broadsheets and Posters, Showmanship, The Secret to Magic, A Life Well Lived, The Circus Leaves Town.

As I mention twice in the episode and mention here, the...


Dec 24, 2021

The Paul Andrew Mitchell Episode : A Relatively Infamous Presentation, Lifetimes Ago, A Quick Recap, What's Happened Since, What P.A.M. Represents, Podcast Fuel, A Bit Player, The Most Important Lesson.

A little revisiting of that awesome time I was sued for two billion dollars.

The presentation, if you've missed it,...


Dec 17, 2021

The Death Threats Episode: A Favorite Co-Worker, Stairs and a Truck, The Ease of Communication, Wikipedia Real Names, A Threat Through a Window, BBS and MUD and Internet, The Vintage of Threats for Internet Archive, Homeless With a Phone, 13 Years of Mail, A Price Worth Paying. Plus: A Matter of a Bill

Death threats...


Dec 13, 2021

The Music Tour Episode: Visiting the Music House, Waiting Outside, Tour by Tom, The Saloon and the General Store, The Magic of Tour Guides, The Missing Archive Tour Guide, A Moment With Tom.

The Music House, in Traverse City, MI:


Dec 6, 2021

The Stolen Account Episode: A Need to Get Online, TERMINUS, Harvard Square, Harvard, A Machine Room, A Useful Utility, A Ghost Among the Terminals, My Musician Buddy, What Did We Learn.

A sordid tale of internet access acquisition representing times in need of more of a hustle.

Terminus is long dead, but someone kept...