The internet is magic
Mar 1, 2019

The internet is magic

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Magic, one of America’s oldest pastimes and a multimillion-dollar industry, has been transformed by the digital age. We talk with Ian Frisch about how the internet has democratized the craft, which he lays out in his new book "Magic Is Dead." But first, the latest on Brexit and Lyft's initial public offering. Plus, why consumers are feeling bearish.

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How the internet democratized the magic industry

Mar 1, 2019
Author and enthusiast Ian Frisch says the internet made it possible for anyone to learn magic.
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As Brexit draws closer, some businesses are bullish

Mar 1, 2019
Although experts say a no-deal Brexit would be a disaster, some business owners are bullish.
Pro-Brexit activists march outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on February 27, 2019.
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Lyft files paperwork for highly anticipated IPO

Mar 1, 2019
In a hotly anticipated move, Lyft, the 7-year-old ride-share company, has taken the first step toward going public. Today it filed the required paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Both Lyft and Uber were expected to file initial public offerings soon, but it appears Lyft has beat its main competitor to the punch. The […]
The Lyft logo is shown on the screen at the Nasdaq offices in Times Square on March 29, 2019 in New York.
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Why is consumer confidence slipping?

Mar 1, 2019
Consumers’ view of the economy seems to be turning more pessimistic. Consumer spending was down in December, and while surveys of consumer confidence and sentiment bounced back a little from lows in January, they remain near their lowest since November 2016. We asked Marketplace listeners who are feeling bearish about the economy despite the strong […]

Magic, one of America’s oldest pastimes and a multimillion-dollar industry, has been transformed by the digital age. We talk with Ian Frisch about how the internet has democratized the craft, which he lays out in his new book “Magic Is Dead.” But first, the latest on Brexit and Lyft’s initial public offering. Plus, why consumers are feeling bearish.

Music from the episode

68 State Gorillaz
Heartbeats Aron Wright
Chief Rocka Lords Of The Underground
Autumn Sweater Yo La Tengo
Weary Solange

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer