Henning, Eric Henning. No, this is not about Doug Henning but instead about the "Financial Wizard", Eric Henning who resides in Maryland outside of our nation's capitol, Washington, D.C.
Eric and I talked for nearly two hours and so this podcast has been broken into two separate, easy to digest, podcasts. In this first one, Eric talks about how he followed Fidel Castro as a speaker in Barbados, the early years of the Electronic Grymoire, working as a strolling magician at the Presidential Inaugural Ball, and he also gives some advice to magicians who might be performing for political dignitaries where security is a critical issue. And have you ever wondered why some federal buildings (such as Treasury buildings) don't allow certain performers (like magicians and rock bands)? Eric weighs in with his analysis why this is the case. He also talks about why several opportunities have dried up due to tightening of restrictions to certain types of entertainment due to "appearances". That particular story was the topic of a feature article in the Politico magazine. You can read the full article by clicking here. We also talk about Jasper Maskelyne and the "War Magician".And did you know that George H.W. Bush was interested in magic and often came into Al's Magic Shop in Washington, D.C.?
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