Magician and Genii Magazine/GeniiOnline owner Randy Pitchford has been practicing his craft for years, but everyone has to get their start somewhere. In the first part of our seven part interview with Randy, he talks about the beginnings of a life in magic, from his relation to the Great Cardini, to his college days working in a magic shop in Los Angeles and joining the Academy of Magical Arts and performing at the Magic Castle.

For more clips from the interview, check out the links below:  

Part two: On inheriting Genii and bridging the gap between the classical and digital worlds

Part three: On discovering magic in the 21st century: "We have something that's both worse and better"

Part four: On the two kinds of magicians

Part five: On curating his social media experience

Part six: On the most important thing young magicians have: time

Part seven: Randy Pitchford's first time at the Magic Castle

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