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If you enjoy listening to The Magic Word podcasts, then consider supporting us by becoming a sustaining patron and regularly contributing a few dollars a help offset the expenses of the podcast.

For as little as one dollar a month, you can help support my cause and keep the podcasts coming far into the future. Your ongoing support will encourage my ongoing efforts to keep delivering podcasts on The Magic Word. Please visit my page on Patreon to find out more on how you can become a supporting contributor. Visit

Thank you for your support. Every little bit helps.

Thank you for your support. Every little bit helps.

I am indebted to all of those who have chatted with me on these podcasts over the years and to all of you who listen, read and watch my offerings. But in particular, I am thankful for those special individuals who have generously provided financial donations to The Magic Word (TMW). These funds go towards offsetting the cost of website hosting for TMW, microphones, software, and late night scotch while I am preparing these podcasts. :) 

I am sincerely grateful to those gracious benefactors who recognize and appreciate the time, work, effort and late-night hours that go into producing every posting. These podcasts are free to all and prepared with the intent of furthering our craft and exploring its many facets. It is a way of introducing you to those who at the epicenter of our craft, the movers, shakers and creators who give texture to the rich tapestry that is our heritage. These podcasts hopefully give a glimpse into what makes a good entertainer and move them from a beginner to a full-time professional and moving from average to memorable.

In an effort to recognize those who have given financial support to TMW, I have created a group called "Friends of TMW". I want to publicly acknowledge and thank each of you by listing your name below. Each member will also receive  (via e-mail) a special Cyber Certificate of Appreciation, suitable for printing out and framing. For those who wish your contributions to remain anonymous, I will comply with your wishes and list you as such a benefactor with a number following "Anonymous". 

Thank you one and all for your support, regardless of how much you choose to donate. No amount is too small or...well, too big. :)

Dwain Schenck

Greg Finch

Massimiliano “Max” Ghini

Robb Fischer

Barry “Baz” Seeley

Adam Turner

Stephanie Beach

Ryan Johnson

Carl Peffer

Sune Alexandersen Narud

Craig Fifer

Denis Bastible

Eugene Ng

Charles Morgan

Fred Kirchner

Gerry Costello

Mitchell Praver

Christopher Gartner

Steven Mains

Richard G. Brausa

Kevin Davis

Stephen Shultz

Peter McCann

Mark Pepelea

Nancy Anderson

Henry Treftz

Steve Lancaster

Clark Brian May

Sean  Doonan

Andy Pierson

Richard Ingram

William Jacobson

Curtis the Mentalist

Carl Thornton

Larry Becker

Jeff Peterson

Thomas Moore

Hiram Norman

Al D'Alfonso

Erin Kabbash

Peter Hanway

Rajneesh Madhok

Andrew Falk

Dan Shedd

Chris Morrison

Andy Martin

Andrew M. Portala

Craig Blackwood

Jeffrey Davis

Dennis Wilson

Roy McBrayer

Don Hendrix

Phil Goodman

David Thornburg

E.S. Williams

Tony Baronio

Hanno Rhomberg

Rick DeNatale

Robb Peffer

Bill Smith

James Wade

Phil Ackerly

Geno Munari

Jonathan Hsu

Robert McEntee

Jeroen Wijs

Roger Gorss

Jon Barr

William "Bill" G. Flanagan

Bill VanGorder

Mark Pocan

Gene Protas

Richard Nunziato

Matt Alexander

Lewis Turner

Terry Greenwood

Michael Breggar

Kieron Johnson / LeFever

David Hira

Robert Taylor

Bruce Lish

Marc DeSouza

Burt Rosenbluth

Steve Sabo

Chris Fowler

Eric Citron

Philip Goodman

Garth Olson

Matthew Neely

Jim Hagel

Danny Cole

Scott Chistoffel

Thomas Fraps

Paul Amerson

Thomas Ellison

Peder Andersson

Dan Sclare

D.J. DeVaney

Brandon Hudgeons

Walter E. McGurn

Peter J. Cook

Markus Magnuson

Michael Trixx

Joseph Hanosek

John Gaspard

Bob Festa

Daniel Will

Sean Andrechak

Eric Roumestan

Steve Chezaday

Kris Ballance

Erick Olson

Justin Longshore

Jason Grech

Paul Nielan

Mark Paulson

Fred King

John McGrath

Hugh "Professor Hughdini" Knight

Vinny Grosso 

Bo Zimmermann 

John Graybeal