Behind the Page: The Eli Marks Podcast

Behind the Page: The Eli Marks Podcast


Latest Episodes

Episode 121: John Carney talks about Dai Vernon … and then Chapter Twenty of “The Ambitious Card.”
November 08, 2021

John Carney talks about Dai Vernon and the value of mentorship … And then we jump into Chapter Twenty of “The Ambitious Card.” The reading of Chapter Twenty starts at 00:21:40 LINKS The Eli Marks Mystery Series: http://www.elimarksmysteries.com/ Get yo

Episode 120: Tina Lenert talks about Mop Man's creation … and then Chapter Nineteen of “The Ambitious Card.”
October 25, 2021

Tina Lenert talks about how to create, shape and hone a routine … And then we jump into Chapter Nineteen of “The Ambitious Card” (and the killer is revealed!) The reading of Chapter Nineteen starts at 00:27:39 LINKS The Eli Marks Mystery Series: http://

Episode 119: David Kaye (aka Silly Billy) PLUS Morgan & West … and then Chapter Eighteen of “The Ambitious Card.”
October 11, 2021

David Kaye (Silly Billy) provides insight into the special challenges of being a kid’s show magician; Morgan & West talk about creating a routine overnight … and then we jump into Chapter Eighteen of “The Ambitious Card.” The reading of Chapter Eighteen

Episode 118: We visit with Carisa Hendrix, aka Lucy Darling … and listen to Chapter Seventeen of “The Ambitious Card.”
September 27, 2021

Carisa Hendrix (Lucy Darling) offers her perspective on creating unique characters and memorable magic … And then we jump into Chapter Seventeen of “The Ambitious Card.” The reading of Chapter Seventeen starts at 00:36:39. LINKS The Eli Marks Mystery Se

Episode 117: Mike Caveney on sawing a woman in half … and Chapter Sixteen of “The Ambitious Card.”
September 13, 2021

Mike Caveney takes us through the history of one of magic’s most iconic tricks: Sawing a Woman in Half … And then we jump into Chapter Sixteen of “The Ambitious Card.” The reading of Chapter Sixteen starts at 00:38:50 LINKS The Eli Marks Mystery Series:

Episode 116: Derek Hughes and Nick Diffatte on comedy magic … and Chapter Fifteen of “The Ambitious Card.”
August 23, 2021

Comedy magicians Derek Hughes and Nick Diffatte talk about the art and craft of comedy magic … And then we jump into Chapter Fifteen of “The Ambitious Card.” The reading of Chapter Fifteen starts at 00:38:48 LINKS The Eli Marks Mystery Series: http://ww

Episode 115: Jay Johnson talks about Harry Anderson … and Chapter Fourteen of “The Ambitious Card.”
August 09, 2021

Ventriloquist Jay Johnson offers up stories about his dear friend, Harry Anderson … and then we jump into Chapter Fourteen of “The Ambitious Card.” The reading of Chapter Fourteen starts at 00:32:36 LINKS The Eli Marks Mystery Series: http://www.elimark

Episode 114: Comedian Wayne Federman on the history of stand-up comedy albums … and Chapter Thirteen of “The Ambitious Card.”
July 26, 2021

Comedian, actor, podcaster and college professor Wayne Federman talks about Uncle Harry’s passion hobby: comedy albums and their history … John and Jim recount memories of meeting and seeing Steve Martin, Mort Sahl, Ray Romano, The Smothers Brothers … and

Episode 113: Liberty Larsen talks about growing up in The Magic Castle … and Chapter Twelve of “The Ambitious Card.”
July 12, 2021

Fourth-generation magician Liberty Larsen talks about growing up in and around The Magic Castle … And then we jump into Chapter Twelve of “The Ambitious Card.” The reading of Chapter Twelve starts at 00:32:46 LINKS The Eli Marks Mystery Series: http://w

Episode 112: Jeff Altman – Comedian, Magician (and occasional Impressionist) … and Chapter Eleven of “The Ambitious Card.”
June 28, 2021

Comedian Jeff Altman talks about growing up with a father who was well-known and respected in the magic community …. his career in comedy and magic … celebrity encounters (Johnny Carson, Muhammad Ali) … the world’s best Dai Vernon impression … and more!