Pick a card, not just any card

Feb 5, 2016
A magician talks about his favorite deck of cards.
Pictured from left to right: Southwest Airlines playing cards, Aristocrat playing cards, Bee Stingers playing cards, Jerry's Nugget playing cards, Sleepy Hollow playing cards, Bicycle playing cards.
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A machine with a soul

Feb 1, 2016
A cobbler talks about his outsole stitcher.
A 1940s Landis Model 12 K Outsole Stitcher. 
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Dying is easy. Comedy is hard. Dropping the mic is harder.

Sep 29, 2015
A comedian explains why some mics are better than others.

The shoes that make the dancer

Jul 7, 2015
A ballet dancer talks about her pointe shoes.

The perfect writing surface

May 20, 2015
A writer talks about how his process starts with the paper.

The scissors that cost as much as $1,000

May 12, 2015
...and why this hairdresser swears by them.

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