Jim Steinmeyer

Jim Steinmeyer

Biography:

The New York Times calls Jim Steinmeyer the "celebrated invisible man inventor, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians of the last quarter-century." Recognized for his extensive, innovative creations in magic, a recent profile concluded that Jim was "the best living originator of stage illusions," noting his many creations as the "defining illusions in contemporary magic." Jim Steinmeyer has worked with virtually every leading magician around the world, produced magic on television, and written extensively on his illusions as well as his research into the history of magic.

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Past Shows:

  • Epidemics & Bioterror/ Magic & Illusions

    Dr. Jonathan Quickdiscussed the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu epidemic and various pathogens. Followed by Jim Steinmeyer on the history of magic.More »
  • Dracula & Open Lines

    In the first half of the show, George Noory welcomed magic historian and illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer for a discussion on Dracula and vampires. Open Lines followed.More »
  • Magic, Charles Fort, & Open Lines

    In the first half, George welcomed magic historian and illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer for a discussion on the art of magic and researcher Charles Fort. The remainder of the program featured Open Lines, with a special line for people who have been "pushed to the brink."More »
  • Magic & Mentalism

    In the first half of the show, historian of stage magic Jim Steinmeyer talked about Howard Thurston, who back in the early decades of the 1900s, produced ambitious magic spectacles. In the latter half of the show, expert in psychic powers and mentalism, Clint Marsh,...More »
  • Life of Charles Fort

    Historian of stage magic Jim Steinmeyer discussed his latest work on author and researcher Charles Fort, the namesake of "Fortean" phenomena, and how he influenced and promoted the world of the supernatural. Last hour guest, author and filmmaker Jeffrey M. Smith shared an...More »
  • Charles Fort

    Historian of stage magic Jim Steinmeyer discussed his new work on author Charles Fort (the namesake of "Fortean" phenomena) and how he influenced and promoted the world of the supernatural.More »

Last Night

Marilyn Monroe's Death / Spirit Varieties
Marilyn Monroe's Death / Spirit Varieties
Behind the Icon podcast producers Nina Boski and Randall Libero delved into the mysteries surrounding the death of Marilyn Monroe. Followed by psychic medium Michelle Welch, who discussed the variety of energetic beings around us and how to connect with them.
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