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Business Series - Scott Alexander

Woodturning Weekend Conversations

Artistry and making runs through my veins. Whether it be painting and sculpture, creating great food, or building a giant pizza oven in our backyard, I’ve always been fascinated by the process of making.  I previously worked as an art director and commercial photographer. It was fulfilling, but I was always aching for something else, something more physical. I often reflected on a furniture making class I had enjoyed in art school and decided to start building furniture in my garage. I enjoyed learning a new medium and craft. After a few years making furniture, I wanted to try making a chair which led to the purchase of my first lathe, a few chairs later, my wife asked me if I could make a bowl. I didn’t know how, but I figured it would be another gratifying challenge. I set off for the woods and found a cut off stump, heaved it up and shoved it into the back of my jeep.  I brought it home, cut it up and mounted it to my lathe. This was the spark that set the dream in motion. I loved it from day one. The smell was incredible, and I was able to quickly make a shape I could see in my mind. After many years of searching, I had found my medium… green wood (wood that is unseasoned/still wet).  This craft instantly tied together many loves for me… The art of making something beautiful, the art of cooking and the art of presenting and serving wonderful food for my family and friends. There is something special about sharing home cooked food from wooden vessels.  The grain, the heft, the natural beauty all makes the experience warm and inviting.   I believe it’s more important than ever to slow down, share a meal, and remember family, friends and food is something worth celebrating!  I believe in making unique pieces that are made to last. Made to be used and loved for generations. Made to share with family and friends. Made to make special moments in our lives a bit more special.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/WoodturnersWorldwide)

47mins

3 Jul 2021

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A Conversation with Scott Alexander & Larry Karazsewski

Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

Hello podcast listeners, I’m Barbara Morgan and you’re listening to Austin Film Festival’s On Story. This week on On Story we’ll hear from Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Alexander & Karaszewski are a screenwriting duo, best known for their unusual biopics with larger-than-life characters. Their film credits include: The People vs. Larry Flynt, American Crime Story: THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON, and Ed Wood. Their first commercial success was 1990’s Problem Child, which later spawned two sequels. In 1994 they released the biographical dramedy Ed Wood which was directed by Tim Burton and won two Academy Awards. Their first foray into television was American Crime Story: THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON, a true crime anthology drama based on the O. J. Simpson  murder trial. The show went on to win nine Primetime Emmys after it aired on FX in 2016, with Alexander and Karaszewski nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special. Producer Barry Josephson spoke with Alexander & Karaszewski at a panel at the Austin Film Festival. Clips of Problem Child courtesy of Universal City Studios & Imagine Entertainment Clips of Ed Wood courtesy of Touchstone Pictures & The Walt Disney Company Clips of The People vs. Larry Flynt courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries Clips of American Crime Story courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation & FX Clips of Man on the Moon courtesy of Universal Pictures

27mins

19 May 2021

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40: Scott Alexander One of the Funniest Performers In Magic! | Talk Magic Podcast #40

The Talk Magic Podcast With Craig Petty

Scott Alexander is one of the most respected names in magic. He’s a creator and performer of the highest standard. He’s been on shows like America’s Got Talent, Penn and Teller Fool Us, the Oprah Winfrey show and more. Scott also had a run on the Las Vegas Strip at Ceaser Palace, where he made over four thousand performances over seven years. His shows combine large scale illusions with close up comedy magic – there’s always something for everyone. In this interview Scott doesn't hold anything back. He talks about his career and how he 'made it big'. He talks about his experience on AGT and how that helped his career. He also talks about his creations and more specifically why he started creating magic and the process he goes through to create a magic routine. Along the way Scott talks about creativity, comedy in magic, how to be funny, performing on stage and even offers advice on running a zoom show.

1hr 29mins

6 Apr 2021

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33 “The Boys Are Back In Town” ("A Night in Casablanca" Deep Dive featuring Scott Alexander)

The Marx Brothers Council Podcast

Noted screenwriter and Marx devotee Scott Alexander returns, this time for a deep dive into “The Howl Raiser of 1946”, A Night in Casablanca.The Marxes' screen comeback after five years was a triumph both artistically and financially, though not really appreciated until recent decades. With sharper writing and surprising moments of surrealism, it almost feels like a return to Paramount…but, as we point out, the Thalberg softening of the team was still in evidence. We detail our first experiences with the film, point out plot discrepancies, note classic lines, and most importantly, realize the Marxes could defeat the Nazis even without Zeppo. And as a bonus, The Not Ready For Online Players return for two more deleted scene recreations…WARNING: This episode contains explicit language.

1hr 59mins

28 Mar 2021

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33 “The Boys Are Back In Town” ("A Night in Casablanca" Deep Dive featuring Scott Alexander)

The Marx Brothers Council Podcast

Noted screenwriter and Marx devotee Scott Alexander returns, this time for a deep dive into “The Howl Raiser of 1946”, A Night in Casablanca.The Marxes' screen comeback after five years was a triumph both artistically and financially, though not really appreciated until recent decades. With sharper writing and surprising moments of surrealism, it almost feels like a return to Paramount…but, as we point out, the Thalberg softening of the team was still in evidence. We detail our first experiences with the film, point out plot discrepancies, note classic lines, and most importantly, realize the Marxes could defeat the Nazis even without Zeppo. And as a bonus, The Not Ready For Online Players return for two more deleted scene recreations…WARNING: This episode contains explicit language.

1hr 59mins

28 Mar 2021

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601 - P.A.N. on Scott Alexander

The Magic Word Podcast

As we kick off the 601st episode of The Magic Word Podcast, we welcome not one, but three guests this week, all of whom toured and worked closely with the late magician and dealer, Denny Haney. Scott Alexander authored a new biography of Denny called, “Collected Wisdom” which not only talks about his life but also describes in detail some of the tricks that made his reputation. Also joining us the week is Malcolm “Puck” Puckering and Alain Nu both of whom have made their own unique mark in our magic community after learning so much from their mentor, Denny. View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize “Collected Wisdom” contains many stories from the collected lives of Scott, Puck and Alain, But in this week’s podcast, they also share a few additional recollections that were not included in the book. Download this podcast in an MP3 file by Clicking Here and then right click to save the file. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed by Clicking Here. You can download or listen to the podcast through Stitcher by Clicking Here or through FeedPress by Clicking Here or through Tunein.com by Clicking Here or through iHeart Radio by Clicking Here..If you have a Spotify account, then you can also hear us through that app, too. You can also listen through your Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices. Remember, you can download it through the iTunes store, too. See the preview page by Clicking HereYou can also enjoy this podcast on YouTube where the video of our conversation was recorded. In that video you can enjoy a couple videos that were shown during the recording of this episode but deleted in this audio portion. Click on the picture to visit the website for more information on how to purchase your copy of “Collected Wisdon” This week’s podcast video on YouTube.

1hr 1min

4 Mar 2021

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Scott Alexander Interview - S3 E1

Conversations With Close

Scott Alexander is one of magic’s few general practitioners, equally adept at close-up, parlor, and stage magic. He has created and marketed some excellent, professional-caliber routines. He was also a close friend to the late Denny Haney, whom he considers to be his mentor. Later this month, Scott will release Denny Haney: Collected Wisdom – The Life, Lessons, and Legacy of Denny Haney and the Denny & Lee Magic Show. It is a big book, full of great stories, sound advice, and terrific, fully worked-out magic. (You can read a full review of the book on my website.) I spoke with Scott at the end of 2020. We talked about his career in magic, how he met and worked with Denny, and how this book came to be. Scott is a fount of knowledge on all things magical. I know you’re going to enjoy our conversation.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michaelclose/support

34mins

5 Jan 2021

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100. A Centennial Celebration with Scott Alexander & Brad Japhe

What We're Drinking with Dan Dunn

On the momentous occasion of this podcast's 100th episode, esteemed journalist Scott Alexander interviews Dan Dunn. Also, spirits scribe Brad Japhe joins Dan in reviewing whiskey, rum and poitin (aka Irish moonshine). Celebrate good times... come on! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57mins

17 Nov 2020

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The CC Podcast 15 - Scott Alexander Interview

The Conjuror Community Podcast

Welcome to the Conjuror Community Podcast Today on the CC Podcast Magician and CC favorite Scott Alexander talks with me about about growing up in the Baltimore magic scene and LITERALLY writing the book on magic legend Denny Haney. This is one of our Lunchtime AMA SessionsWe’ve been hosting ‘online events’ for over 6 years...so you could say we’ve had a LOT of practice for the unprecedented global situation we’re all facing. Now, we want to share that expertise with the world—to make sure you continue enjoying and learning magic, from the safety of your home.But this is just a TINY sample of what we’re doing inside the Conjuror Community Club.At CC Club, our members are discovering, sharing and jamming magic DAILY.As a member of the CC Club, you’ll get:40+ on-demand ‘Mini-Masterclasses’, 36+ Elite Video Training Plans, Weekly Live Workshops and Lectures, CC Cash, Access to Our Private Facebook Group...and more.CC Membership usually costs $60/month, but you can use the link below to get your first month for just $10.To claim this deal, click the link: https://conjuror.thrivecart.com/cc-cl...Also Follow us on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/conjurorcomm...Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/conjurorcom...Twitter: https://twitter.com/conjcommunityConjuror Community Magic Club: https://conjuror.community/

41mins

19 Oct 2020

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#83 - Scott Alexander: The Legacy of Denny Haney

Magicians Talking Magic

In this episode of Magicians Talking Magic, Graeme is chatting with Scott Alexander. The two of them are talking about Holiday Spectaculars, Virtual Magic, but mostly the legacy of Denny Haney. Learn more about Scott’s upcoming book release all about Denny in this episode. Pre Order the book: www.ScottAlexanderMagic.Com

54mins

6 Oct 2020

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