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Richard Turner’s Million Dollar Thumb as Fish Bait

By Richard | February 21, 2013

In Costa Rica over Christmas 2012, my son Asa Spades, my brother Mike, and I caught one four- foot Mahi Mahi, one nine-foot marlin, and five seven-foot sailfish. For one of the sailfish, I used my right thumb for bait. Enjoy the 45 second video of the seven-foot sailfish tasting my thumb.

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Richard Turner Interview on Swedish Podcast

By Richard | February 8, 2013

Richard Turner was interviewed by Samuel Varg Thunberg on February 5, 2013 for a podcast in Sweden.

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Reviews of Conned

By Richard | February 4, 2013

SHOW REVIEW: “Conned”@ City Theatre Posted up by DC-in-Detroit on 18.1.13 New friend of MCB, Jayme, subjected himself to the conmen down at City Theatre to bring us this special report. This Thursday evening, we were fortunate enough to be in the audience for the opening night of “Conned” at Detroit’s City Theatre. This 3-hour…

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Conning in a Theater Near You!

By Richard | December 14, 2012

Conning soon in a theater near you: Conned is the first show of its kind. The cast of “con artists,” cheats, and swindlers expose the secrets of the streets in a wild night of schemes and scams. The cast features four of the most renowned international con artists: Bob Arno, Banachek, Todd Robbins, and Richard…

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Talk about Richard Turner

By Richard | November 26, 2012

Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer interviews a number of authors  including Alex Stone who writes about Richard Turner. You can watch the interview at Diving into dark depths of fiction – lighter with magic. Richard is mentioned after the commercials then at 10 minutes into the piece.

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The Magic Life Documentary in DocuWeeks Showcase

By Richard | July 18, 2012

The documentary The Magic Life (directed/produced by Nelson Cheng) will be playing next month at the Laemmle NoHo as part of the DocuWeeks Showcase (put on by the International Documentary Association). It’s a great screening series focused on documentaries and will actually make the documentary eligible for Academy Award consideration! You can view the trailer…

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Driving Them Batty in Toronto

By Richard | July 12, 2012

During his recent visit to Toronto, Richard Turner donated Batty games to several organizations. Magicana thanked Richard and explained the benefits of the game on its blog.

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Read about Richard Turner

By Richard | July 9, 2012

The Huffington Post book page has published an excerpt from Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind. The excerpt comes from the chapter on Richard Turner.  

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The Turners Featured in The Magic Life

By Richard | July 3, 2012

The Magic Life, produced by Nelson Chang, is a documentary film about magic and magicians. Richard Turner, Kim Turner and Asa Spades Turner are all featured in The Magic Life. Recently The Magic Life got into another festival / screening series — it’s called DocuWeeks and it’s put on by the International Documentary Association. The…

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Toronto Appearances

By Richard | June 30, 2012

Richard Turner appeared on the Morning Show in Toronto recently. View the video of his appearance. Richard was also interviewed by CBC, and the video is available online.