Behind the Page: The Eli Marks Podcast

Behind the Page: The Eli Marks Podcast


Latest Episodes

Episode 111: Julie Eng on Growing Up In Magic … and Chapter Ten of “The Ambitious Card.”
June 14, 2021

Magician Julie Eng recounts her early years in magic, working in her father Tony Eng’s Victoria magic store, Tony’s Trick and Joke Shop. And then we jump into Chapter Ten of “The Ambitious Card.” Then we discuss Wallace of Minneapolis and other magic stor

Episode 110: Dick Cavett Interview (Part Two) … and Chapter Nine of “The Ambitious Card.”
May 24, 2021

Dick Cavett talks about Slydini, Doug Henning, Ricky Jay, Dai Vernon, Johnny Carson, Penn & Teller, Orson Welles, and even Groucho Marx’s encounter with Houdini! And then we jump into Chapter Nine of “The Ambitious Card.” The reading of Chapter Nine star

Episode 109: Dick Cavett Interview (Part One) … and Chapter Eight of “The Ambitious Card.”
May 10, 2021

Dick Cavett talks about his early influences in magic, including Johnny Carson, Jay Marshall and Dick’s first appearance on television … and then we jump into a reading of Chapter Eight of “The Ambitious Card.” The reading of Chapter Eight starts at 00:2

Episode 108: David Regal on creating and selling magic … and Chapter Seven of “The Ambitious Card.”
April 26, 2021

David Regal—magician, writer, reviewer, and all-around great guy—talks about the ups and downs of creating and selling magic … some chat about Eagle Magic in Minneapolis … and then we jump into a reading of Chapter Seven of “The Ambitious Card.” The read

Episode 107: Sandy Marshall on Jay Marshall … and Chapter Six of “The Ambitious Card.”
April 12, 2021

In this episode, we’re joined by Sandy Marshall, who talks about his father—Jay Marshall—and his influence on the world of magic … and then we jump into a reading of Chapter Six of “The Ambitious Card.” The reading of Chapter Six starts at 00:21:33 LINK

Episode 106: Suzanne The Magician on Eugene Burger … and Chapter Five of “The Ambitious Card.”
March 22, 2021

Suzanne The Magician on Eugene Burger ... and Chapter Five of "The Ambitious Card"

Episode 105: Steve Cohen (The Millionaire’s Magician) … and Chapter Four of “The Ambitious Card.”
March 08, 2021

In this episode, we’re joined by Steve Cohen (The Millionaire’s Magician) who introduces us to magician Max Malini … and then we jump into a reading of Chapter Four of “The Ambitious Card.” Plus a quick preview of upcoming guests, including David Regal,

Episode 104: Morgan & West and Chapter Three of "The Ambitious Card"
February 22, 2021

Morgan & West talk about mentalism … and we hear Chapter Three of “The Ambitious Card.”

Episode 103: The Amazing Kreskin and Chapter Two ("The Ambitious Card")
February 08, 2021

The Amazing Kreskin stops by to chat … plus Chapter Two of “The Ambitious Card.”

Episode 102: Rob Zabrecky and Chapter One of "The Ambitious Card."
January 25, 2021

Magician Rob Zabrecky stops by to talk about the The Houdini Séance at The Magic Castle and the difference between being a skeptic and a debunker. Plus, Jim Cunningham reads Chapter One from “The Ambitious Card.” (If you want to skip ahead to the reading