My Summer Lair Chapter #155: Are You A Human Who Is Ready For Magic?
There’s this hope that comes with watching streaming service tv shows. You kinda hope a show comes back for another season yet at the same time if it doesn’t you’re good: you enjoyed everything they gave you. Well hope no more: Magic for Humans returns for a third season. Cue the fireworks.
Season 1’s six episodes were released on Netflix on August 17, 2018. Season 2 magically appeared on December 4, 2019, and on May 15, 2020, we get 7 episodes for Season 3. Oh Yes!
If you haven’t already, go check them all out. Magic for Humans is hosted by comedian and magician Justin Willman who often performs his magic tricks for people on the street similar to early David Blaine magic specials. I really dig this show (especially as a fan of magic!!) and Justin insists there’s no camera or editing tricks. Hmmm. See for yourself!
Though for this My Summer Lair conversation you’ll probably want to also check out The Last Dance: the Chicago Bulls—Michael Jordan documentary. Highly recommended: even if Last Dance didn’t pertain to this conversation watch it anyways.
As you’ll hear in my Justin interview I’m curious what happens when somebody dedicates himself to his craft in this case magic. We saw that with Jordan and his fully devoted connection to basketball and being the best. He was incredibly successful: as a leader, as a basketball player, as a teammate and yet you can’t help but speculate what that dedication cost him.
This all sounds heavy but trust me this conversation is playful and fun and inspiring. Just like Magic for Humans, we get into wonder and joy.
Magic for Humans: Season 3 is on Netflix:
Justin Willman @ W • T • F
Host Sammy Younan
Recorded: Monday May 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm
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