Making magic come to life
One half of the entertainment duo Penn & Teller explains how performance and discomfort make education come alive.
By Robert Pollie / KUSP - Central Coast Public Radio
When he was 14, Persi Diaconis ran away from home to become one of the world’s great magicians. Now he’s a world-class mathematician, and his two professions have more in common than you might think. Persi and I had a very entertaining conversation about his careers in show biz and academe, covering topics such as his friendships with other magicians, including Ricky Jay, Randi and Dai Vernon...
Magician David Ben will be shaving his "signature mop" of hair on Feb 4, World Cancer Day, in an effort to raise awareness and a quarter of a million dollars for Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Foundation. See a (magical) preview of him with no hair.
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