Jason Latimer is more than a magician. He has a passion for science and he inspires mystery and wonder in the eyes and minds of young people and adults. You may know him as a multiple award winner of various magic contests including the Grand Prix at F.I.S.M. in 2003 plus close-up and invention at F.I.S.M. He has frequently appeared on the BBC in the U.K. plus he was one of the "wizards" on the SyFy channel's "Wizard Wars" featuring Pann & Teller and others.. He has "semi-retired" from performing magic, particularly for magicians at magic conventions, and focuses now on science and how it looks like magic. He is working with the Fleet Science Center in San Diego, California as well as a joint project with ComiCon.
Time Stamps for this podcast:
00:03;20 - Jason Latimer (http://jasonlatimer.com/) talks about winning magic awards, how to prepare (should you wish to enter contests), and his passion for learning science that led to exploring magic.
01:08:38 - "Narcissus" by Chris Philpott takes his "100 Monkeys" into the close-up world. It is a pretty cool idea that allows your volunteer to snap a picture to keep as a memory of the experience.
01:13:51 - "Deal Sealer" by Cody Fisher is the trick he says gets him the "$100 handshake" as he leaves the corporate party. It is a great presentation for an old chestnut.
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