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A conversation with author and magician Nate Staniforth

For Nate Staniforth, a coin trick was his gateway to magic. He was 9-years-old and living in Ames.

“I just was captivated by the idea that I could perfect this and make it look like I made a coin disappear. That’s all I wanted.”

So, he did the trick on the playground. “The kids didn’t laugh. They didn’t clap. They just started shrieking and ran away.”

The teacher on playground duty came over and demanded that Staniforth show her what upset all the other kids. So, he did. “And I will remember the transformation that came over her face forever, one-moment stern and angry, the next white light through the clouds amazement.”

Seeing the wonder on her face was the moment that got Staniforth hooked on being a magician. And his own journey to recapture that sense of wonder for himself is the subject of his new book, Here is Real Magic: A Magician’s Search for Wonder in the Modern World. He spoke with host Charity Nebbe about it on Talk of Iowa.

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A Magician’s Search for Wonder in the Modern World

For Nate Staniforth, a coin trick was his gateway to magic. He was 9-years-old and living in Ames. “I just was captivated by the idea that I could perfect this and make it look like I made a coin disappear. That’s all I wanted.” So, he did the trick on the playground.

Gordon Drayson

Professional Magician, working in the South London area. Close up magic, double act cabaret as well as UK Childrens Entertainer of the Year 2016/2017. Founding member of Magic Daily.

Websites: www.PipKennedy.co.uk - www.disbelieving.com
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