World Records, Just Do Good Things and Girl on Fire with Carisa Hendrix

Today on the podcast we are taking an usual turn into the world of magic…

In my head, when you read that you’re seeing bunnies pop out of hats, sparks on stage and fire eating… or maybe that’s just what’s in my head when I say magic with a long pause.

Anywho, we’re joined by award-winning magician, Carisa Hendrix. Carisa and I first met at a local event called Pecha Kucha where we each gave a talk with the theme “Open Season”. Carisa spoke about her experience on the cover of Vanish magazine, and how it seemed that people called open season on her reputation and personality. We talk in detail about how she dealt with this controversy and what she learned about communicating differing opinions as a result.

carisa hendrix

We also talk about how one gets into magic as a career, her experience becoming a Guinness Book of World Record holder, and what it’s actually like to hold fire in your mouth! Like I said, not a traditional podcast episode! We talk about her time at the magic castle, her desire to constantly improve her craft, and her philosophy to “just do good things” which I personally plan to adopt.

This podcast is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. For more information on the ATB Arts and Culture branch, head to In the intro, we talk about the upcoming Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Learning Day on February 20th. The promo code for 10% off is IN the podcast, so listen up, and you can register for their learning day here

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The Vanish magazine cover in discussion:

Magicians that Carisa highly recommends you look up on YouTube include Bizarro and Xavier Mortimer, though, as you’ll hear in the episode, it’s so hard to pick! She mentions other greats like Alba, Fay Presto and more!

The book Carisa loved:


Born Standing Up by Steve Martin


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The next interview on the podcast will be with Joanna Penn, an award-nominated New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, as well as a non-fiction author, podcast host, and blogger behind The Creative Penn.


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One Response to World Records, Just Do Good Things and Girl on Fire with Carisa Hendrix

  1. Tim Ellis January 12, 2018 at 6:09 am #

    Great interview. Very inspirational and an amazingly talented performer.

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