Episode 47 - David Kwong, puzzler and magician


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Oct 26 2020 43 mins  

We talk to the multi-talented David Kwong about puzzling during lockdown, missing live audiences and his love of bringing magic to the big and small screens.
David has leaned into the virtual world, hosting instagram live puzzles and now has a full set in his basement for the sold out 'Inside the Box' show.
He tells us about compiling puzzles for the New York Times, his favorite magic history stories and working on movies like Now You See Me - where he had to literally tape a coin to Morgan Freeman's hand - and shows like Deception and Blindspot.
We talk about the science of magic, taking advantage of faulty wiring in the brain and his TED talks about it.
And he tells the amazing story of Chung Ling Soo.
David drinks a Talisker 10 while I enjoy a Bunnahaibhain - which has the same Scrabble tile value as his name.