Episode 31: "Magicians magish. Wizards just wizz." with Michael Varma
Magic is all around us, but sometimes, it can be hard to find. That’s why C + D invited special guest—and magician—Michael Varma to bring some magic to the Currently Obsessed club and share his magical story.
Links To Give You Life:
Compete with C and collect your crowns as you learn a new language on Duolingo
Listen to the French story of “The Baguette Magician” (and more) in Duolingo’s podcast
Embrace that #FeedtheBeast life by following Taco Bell on Instagram
Get some laughs from M’s single-panel cartoons “Disney Divas Fight Cancer”
Bring a little of your own magic to the cancer fight with a meaningful donation to M’s Susan G. Komen campaign
Heal faster with laughter, even when it seems cringe-worthy like with this book of “101 Uses for a Used Catheter”
Marry a magician (or find some other way) to get invited to the exclusive and private Magic Castle in Hollywood
Revive your suspension of disbelief with this Smithsonian article where “Teller Speaks on the Enduring Appeal of Magic”
Put Obsessed to the (Taste) Test:
In this episode, C + D + M try another flavor of the beloved crunch-a-mame organic edamame puffs. Instead of the original flavor, they put the “Country Craving Ranch” puffs (shaped in adorable little mustaches) to a taste test. Listen to the episode to hear what they thought, and order them online to do a taste test yourself.
Episode Guide: (00:00) C’s obsession with Duolingo (07:12) D’s obsession with Taco Bell’s Instagram (15:24) M’s obsession with single-panel cartoons “Disney Divas Fight Cancer” to raise money for Susan G. Komen (25:51) M talks being a magician (27:48) M talks performing at the Magic Castle in Hollywood (30:13) M talks the genres of magic from close-up to stage (40:43) M talks stage names and making magic memorable (1:00:14) C shares this Smithsonian article where “Teller Speaks on the Enduring Appeal of Magic” (1:11:38) C + D + M put crunch-a-mame’s Country Craving Ranch flavored edamame puffs to a taste test