My guest today is magician and entertainer, David Copperfield. David is one of the greatest illusionists and most commercially successful magicians in history. He’s won 21 Emmy Awards, 11 Guinness World Records, sold over 33 million tickets, and has been named a Living Legend by the U.S. Library of Congress. We talk about the history of magic as captured in his new book, “David Copperfield’s History of Magic”, during this podcast episode.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- What was it about the magic store you went to when you were a kid that inspired you to become a magician instead of a ventriloquist?
- You’re known for your tricks like making the statue of liberty disappear and escape from death. What goes through your mind when you perform these tricks, knowing that they could go wrong or be exposed?
- You’ve profiled the best magicians in your book “David Copperfield’s History of Magic”. Which ones have had the most influence on your career and why?
- Looking back at the history of magic, what do you think were the pivotal milestones that brought the art, tricks, and shows forward?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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