The Piff Pod

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Ep 63 - AAssholes
September 21st, 2018
Piff tries to ruin the business of American Airlines, single handedly, whilst Jade and Francis try to distract him with talk of his incredible banana tossing streak. Also, find out what latex has to do with Jade's Dark Past, and Francis discusses his future.
Ep 62 - Feedback Loop
September 14th, 2018
Piff, Jade and Francis return from tour to a heap of listener mail and discuss the future of the podcast. Plus skunk. Brought to you in sweet sweet equalized, normalized and professionally mixed sound, recorded on three microphones so you can all finally stop whining about the quality.
EP 61 - Piff's Product Placement Podcast
September 7th, 2018
Francis returns from a cornfield in Nebraska to plug a whole range of products with Piff and Jade, none of which they are making any sweet cash from sadly. Also, they discuss the future of the podcast. Send your suggestions to <a href= "mailto:jade@piffthemagicdragon.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">jade@piffthemagicdragon.com</a>
Ep 60 - Nick Mohammed AKA Mr Swallow
August 31st, 2018
It's our last episode from Edinburgh! Boooooo. This time we have Nick Mohammed, or, as he is otherwise known, Mr. Swallow, talking about auditioning for The Magic Circle, and his incredible Edinburgh show Vanishing the Elephant. Also, Richard Wiseman pops up. 
EP 59 - Young and Strangish
August 24th, 2018
Still in Edinburgh and still podcasting. This week its Young and Strange, and before you ask, no they are not a hilarious 1970's sitcom. They are two magicians named Young and Strange. Ish. Oh and I uploaded the wrong file initially, but I fixed it now.
EP 58 - Kevin Quantum
August 17th, 2018
All the way from the mythical land of Edinburgh, this episode features Kevin Quantum, the magician from Faking It who has now Made It. 
EP 57 - Paul Kieve
August 10th, 2018
This week on the Piff Pod, I sit down with one of my oldest friends in magic, Paul Kieve, while he was in Las Vegas for the Magic Live Convention.
EP 56 - Josh Blue
August 4th, 2018
This week, Josh Blue, winner of Last Comic Standing joins the podcast while in Montreal for Just For Laughs.
EP 55 - Taylor Williamson
July 27th, 2018
This week we phone in yet another friend, this time it's fellow AGT Loser, Taylor Williamson or as he puts it, the second place winner of AGT.
EP 54 - Mat Ricardo
July 20th, 2018
On this episode of #thepiffpod, I phone in a friend, Mat Ricardo for a chat. We literally had to call him on Skype for the podcast.
Ep 53 - Josh Sundquist
July 13th, 2018
This week with Josh Sundquist we talk about clean Instagram feeds and amputee football (soccer) leagues. Its quite a tale.
EP 52 - Charlie Frye and Sherry's Lost Episode
July 6th, 2018
Ok, so it was only lost for a week. But here it is. Charlie Frye and Sherry, one of the most successful vaudeville performers working today tell us how they rose to the top despite numerous set backs and Piff ends up feeling very bad about his lack of practice.
EP 51 - The Greatest Bad Boys of Magic
June 29th, 2018
This week it's the New Bad Boys of Magic because Piff has lost the Charlie Frye episode he recorded. So just think of how great this episode could have been whilst you listen to Dan or Eric talk about how great they are at magic.
EP 50 - SECRET SPECIAL SETHWARD
June 21st, 2018
This week we're in Las Vegas preparing for Piff's Ping Pong Piff-Tacular after returning from a disastrous trip to LA which led to a cancelled show in Las Vegas and the Piff boycott of JetSuite X. It wasn't all bad though as we got to stay at The Beverly Hills Hotel and use a toto toilet and have breakfast with / near The Rock. Jade and Piff also went to see Hamilton and are now depressed about their creative accomplishments or lack of. And finally we find out why Sethward is Piff's new hero and the greatest act to ever grace the stage of AGT.
EP 49 - BLAKE VOGT
June 14th, 2018
Still in the undisclosed location, Piff, Jade and Francis invite Blake Vogt to thePiffPod to discuss their shared love of David Copperfield, what it takes to be a magic consultant, fake magic and what Blake has been up to since AGT.
EP 48 - FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
June 7th, 2018
Francis is back from China and joins Piff and Jade at a secret undisclosed location in LA to catch up on all the news and discuss police cordons, dressing room stand offs and an epic battle between Piff and a man called Don Luis.
EP 47 - Captain Frodo
May 31st, 2018
Piff and Jade catch up with Captain Frodo, variety artist legend and original cast member of Vegas Nocturne, the show that brought the Magic Dragon to Vegas. Topics of discussion include bicycle riding chickens, Da Vinci Code Goldfish and space.
EP 46 - Al Roker Jr
May 24th, 2018
Piff is in Chicago and distraught that his favorite morning radio, Mancow, is no more. So he's brought Al Roker Jr in to explain it's demise. Also we learn more about Piff's past life as a Christian Clown, and the joys of living with Mr Piffles.
EP 45 - James Bean
May 17th, 2018
Fresh from warming up the crowd at the Piff Live Special Taping, James Bean joins Piff and Jade to talk about how they all met, working at the Flamingo and unwanted dressing room guests.
EP 44 - Biggie
May 10th, 2018
This week it's the turn of our old tour manager Alex Jarrett aka Biggie (for reasons we never explain). Since we abandoned him at Calgary when his Visa got revoked (true story), he's been touring the US with his own show Champions of Magic for the past year and tells us about life on the road and the wonders of FeatherEx. We also discuss one of the more interesting emails we got last year in Calgary. Which is where we are now. It's a big Calgary themed show.
EP 43 - Anthony Owen
May 3rd, 2018
Have you watched any UK magic shows ever? Chances are they will have been produced by our guest this week, Anthony Owen. Piff talks to Anthony about Stuff the White Rabbbit, the show that got Piff started as a magic dragon, as well as his work with Derren Brown and all of his solo projects. Apologies for all the birds.
EP 42: Marawa the Amazing
April 27th, 2018
One of Piff's BFFs, Marawa the Amazing, joins Jade and the Dragon to talk hula hooping, world records and lots of awkward girl stuff that Piff is ill equipped to deal with. 
EP 41 - Laundry Day
April 19th, 2018
Piff, Jade and Francis catch up on a very eventful show in Turningstone NY until they're interrupted by Francis' laundry.
EP 40 - On the Road to Turningstone
April 13th, 2018
On the way from Boston to Verona New York, Piff, Jade and Francis are here to bring you another episode of tails from the road. Francis discusses a major lifestyle change he's embarked on, Piff talks about his new comedy hero James Acaster, and Jade attempts to stay awake.
EP 39 - Paul Zerdin aka The Winner of America's Got Talent
April 5th, 2018
Piff and Jade are on the road with Paul Zerdin in a show featuring the Loser and Winner of America's Got Talent in the same night. Piff talks to Paul about what it was like to win the show and crush the dreams of those around him, and Paul tries to convince Piff he doesn't hate magic. Also, after Piff's tragic save data deletion, Christopher Groom drives five hours to complete the Master Sword Trial on The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild only to find Piff has left his Nintendo Switch in his cave.
EP 38 - Miss Behave
March 30th, 2018
Piff and Jade catch up with Miss Behave fresh from her run at Sydney Opera House and now back at the back room at the back of Bally's. In the back.
EP 37: Michael the Magic Dragon
March 22nd, 2018
Francis is back from his adventures and Michael the Magic Dragon joins us all the way from England to tell tales of Piff's early days.
EP 36: A Murray Hill in every town
March 16th, 2018
This week Murray Hill drops by to reminisce about the early early days of Piff the Magic Dragon, including the filming and subsequent burial of a promising television pilot. We also call some old friends, and learn Murray's top ten crowd work tips, including a guest tip from Bridget Everett. Showbiz!
EP 35: Handsome Jack - Dragon Wagon Yapping
March 8th, 2018
While filming a spot for the new season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Piff and Jade take a break to talk to Jon Lovick aka Handsome Jack in the brand new Dragon Wagon.
EP 34: Anthony Cools - Under the Spell
March 5th, 2018
Piff and Jade meet up with superstar Hypnotist Anthony Cools. Anthony has worked at the Paris Hotel and Casino for the past 14 years and has the longest running hypnosis show in Las Vegas. Will Anthony be able to hypnotize Mr. Piffles? Is Piff the Magic Dragon secretly the brother of world famous singer Jewel? Will these questions get less random? Listen to this episode to find out.
EP 33: Mike Jones - Bad Gig Leads to Great Things
February 23rd, 2018
This week on The Piff Pod we have the legendary jazz musician Mike Jones! Mike Jones AKA Jonesy is the director for Penn & Teller’s show in Las Vegas. In this episode Jonsey regales the squad with tales from his start in show business including his worst gig of all time and how he fatefully met Penn Jillette at that same terrible gig changing the course of their lives forever.
EP 32: The Other Brothers - Magic Disasters
February 16th, 2018
<em>This week on #ThePiffPod the DragonSquad is joined by their resident magic consultants the Other Brothers who share tales of some of their favorite magic disasters and triumphs. ​​Jade and Brett do a sweet freestyle while the crew talks about the contemporary status of the rap game. Also the mysterious connection between Jade Simone and Nicholas Cage is revealed.</em>
EP 31: Rich Hall Vegas Vacation
February 9th, 2018
Piff has an intimate interview with one of his favorite comics Rich Hall. Rich hates the city of vegas but loves performing there. A special call in from Piff's Manager, and long term friend of Rich Hall, Lee Kernis, sheds light on Rich's crazy start in the world of comedy.
EP 30: Finnius Fudge The Millionaire
February 2nd, 2018
Join Piff, Jade and Francis along with special guest, Finnius Fudge the Leprechaun, who happens to be well over a millionaire due to his numerous pots of gold.  The crew also listen in on Piff's attempt to become a charity millionaire for Feed America live on national television as he competes on "Who Want's to be a Millionaire".
EP 29: LubeYourCube.com with Steven Brundage
January 26th, 2018
Ever played with a Rubix Cube? This weeks special guest Steven Brundage, is a former America's Got Talent contestant known for his signature style of magic using Rubix Cubes. Join the Dragon Squad live in Albany New York where they catch up with Steven about behind the scenes AGT stories, his upcoming trip to China, and life after AGT. Don't miss the Dragon Squad drilling Steven with deeply personal questions while he attempts to solve a cube ONE HANDED!
EP 28 - Piff Special Update & Finger Time
January 19th, 2018
Join the Dragon Squad with special guest Farrell Dillon. Francis the Squire describes Farrell as the funniest comedy magician of all time. Not only will you be treated by an audio performance of one of Farrells’s signature routines you’ll also be get more secret details about the Piff the Magic Dragon Comedy Special!
EP 27: Help From Down Under
January 15th, 2018
G’day mates. Today the Dragon Squad has a great laugh with Pete Clingan, company manager extraordinar and emergency relief worker for The Piff The Magic Dragon Comedy Special. Pete cracks the gang up by sharing his top ten favorite Australian sayings. Listen to this episode and you'll learn what it means to be as dry as a dead dingos donger.
The Piff Pod Episode 26 - Secret Lair
January 4th, 2018
Join the Dragon Squad with Jerry Kramer live in Piff’s secret lair. Never before released details about Piff’s new, yet to be named special, are revealed. The Squad discusses confrontations on airplanes, harsh criticisms of the Piffmas show, and a exclusive sneak peek of whats to come at the end.
The Piff Pod Episode 25 - A Flamingo at the Flamingo
December 22nd, 2017
Join the Dragon Squad with Mike Armstrong and Penn Jillette live in the Flamingo showroom...with a live flamingo named Bonaparte.  Mike Armstrong recalls his Oscar winning tales and Penn Jillette clears up some ornithological facts.
The Piff Pod Episode 24 - Piffmas Nutrition Guide
December 15th, 2017
This week Piff, Francis and Jade discuss potatoes, chicken sandwiches, smoothies & employee dining rooms.  As well as chatting about Piff/Francis' former Piffmas season jobs.
The Piff Pod Episode 23 - Psychic Hill Bill
December 8th, 2017
PiffPod Dragon Squad! This week we sit down with Matt Donnelley, from Ice Cream Social and Penn’s Sunday School, to discuss the opening of his new mind reading show Psychic Hill Bill. We also discuss Piff’s short life as a Vegas concierge, his views on the royal family, and why Jade is knee deep in sh*t.
The Piff Pod Episode 22 - Hit Em on the Hump
December 1st, 2017
It's Episode 22 for the PiffPodDragonSquad, and we are joined by Johnny Thompson - magician, icon, hero - as he discusses his life as an 8 year old card sharp, losing his job at the Sideshow for saving a life and smuggling as many as THREE chihuahuas through the airport. We also have a guest appearance by Piff's grandfather Pop Pop who tells the sorry tale of raising Pop the Mooch Dragon. Francis
The Piff Pod Episode 21 - Funjouring
November 24th, 2017
The Dragon Squad is back in Vegas through the winter...mounting up for their Piffmas run at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino.  Piff invites Magician, Comedian & Circus 1903 Ringmaster David Williamson to the studio to GLOAT.
The Piff Pod Episode 20 - Mr. Piffles Big 10
November 17th, 2017
The Piff Pod finally interviews our missing Spokane guests, Sandra and Jeff.  Then hear Daredevil and Stuntman Jonathan Goodwin's GLOAT about repeatedly trying to kill himself.  Stay tuned for a very special surprise for Mr. Piffles...
The Piff Pod Episode 19 - The Issues Pod
November 10th, 2017
Having returned from Seattle the crew unpacks their luggage and feelings.  Then Comedy Daredevil team Amber & Ryan GLOAT about their infamous accident on AGT Season 11 and a peanut tragedy.
The Piff Pod Episode 18 - Brett Borrows Brad’s Bit
November 3rd, 2017
Comedian Brad Williams invites the Piff crew over to hang at his comedy condo in Seattle and GLOAT about his career.  They discuss stand up vs. magic, their beginnings and Brad allows Francis (Brett) to use one of his jokes in that night’s show.
The Piff Pod Episode 17 - Feelings Day
October 27th, 2017
The squad adventure through an escape room and decompress about their weekend in Connecticut which included: fun, faerie husbands, feelings and Francis' Testicular Cancer PSAs.
The Piff Pod Episode 16 - The Reno-ssance, Fair
October 20th, 2017
The Dragon Squad travel to Reno and the Las Vegas Age of Chivlary Ren Faire, where they eat sewer noodles and meet some guilds (respectively).  While live at the Ren Faire, Jade pays for Francis to be medievally tortured, an axe throwing competition and a snow cone for Piff.
The Piff Pod Episode 15 - The Piffseum
October 13th, 2017
The gang returns from their Naples, FL run and then run off to see Blade Runner.  They also reveal the new Pifseum at the Flamingo Hotel and interview comedian and Stress Factory owner Vinnie Brand.
The Piff Pod Episode 14 - Jade Gets Butt Naked
October 6th, 2017
The Pod hang out at the Stress Factory in New Jersey while they read some recent reviews and listener mail.  Jade gets butt naked (potentially a complete, utter and shameless lie) while GSN Skin War's host and body painter Robin Slonina paints her up.    
The Piff Pod Episode 13 - #PiffCoin
September 29th, 2017
Matt Franco joins the band to GLOAT about his multiple AGT experiences.  Also Randy Pitchford, Impresario of the Peacock Theatre, owner of Genii Magazine and CEO of Gearbox Software throws in his bid to sponsor the Piff Pod following the squad’s tour of the Addison Improv and special performance at the Peacock Theatre in Frisco, TX.
The Piff Pod Episode 12 - Death of the Wild
September 22nd, 2017
The crew retell some of the happenings from their last tour in Brettlington…er…Burlington, VT.  Producer and GLOAT Angela Stabile stops in and throws down the Ping Pong Gauntlet.  Also Francis’ father stops by to clear up the team’s sinuses…and finally Piff reveals some tragic, tragic news.
The Piff Pod Episode 11 - The Pop Pod
September 15th, 2017
Introducing…Piff’s Estranged Father: Pop the Magic Dragon.  That’s right, join us as Piff and Pop reunite after 300+ years of separation as they prepare and perform their first live show together in Las Vegas.  
The Piff Pod Episode 10 - Robbing Banks and Losing Bags
September 8th, 2017
Piff, Jade, Francis and Operations Manager Johnny Miles return to the States from their U.K. tour and discuss the loss of Francis’ luggage and Johnny Miles shady past as a professional bank robber/new job in the company.  Showgirl Maren Wade joins them to GLOAT about her Season 2 AGT loss and the crew discuss Piff’s new Human Fuel regiment. 
The Piff Pod Episode 9 - The Reading Response
September 1st, 2017
Piff, Jade, Francis and Operations Manager Johnny Miles record live from the back of a Transit Van taking them to and from Edinburgh to a Festival in Leeds.  Days earlier the same Van transported them to Reading for a Festival there, where Francis had a unfortunate extreme, very memorable, completely unforgettable experience that will be burned into his insecure memory (which is already overflowing with crippling self-doubt).  They also interview Author and Quirkology Creator Richard Wiseman  and discuss their U.K. Tour.
The Piff Pod Episode 8 - The Delta Sky Lounge Special
August 25th, 2017
Piff, Jade, Francis and Tour Manager Johnny Miles set up shop in the JFK Airport Delta Sky Lounge while awaiting their flight to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  They also administer Stuart Edge’s exit interview on his final tour leg in Winnipeg days earlier.  Last but not least, Piff holds Zelda challenger Christopher Groom hostage as he battles to complete the Master Sword Social Competition challenge...
The Piff Pod Episode 7 - Two Scoops of Large Mystical Mushroom
August 18th, 2017
The Dragon Squad ramp up for their big International Tour, heading to Winnipeg then straight to the U.K. to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leeds and Reading. Cirque du Soleil's RJ Owens joins the Piff Pod to GLOAT and discuss his Edinburgh beginnings…which Piff decides to rewrite a bit…  Inspired by this Piff goes crawling back to Dragon Lore and invites Matt and Mattingly from Ice Cream Social back onto the Piff Pod to craft another original tale.  Also please peep the new site: <a href="http://www.thepiffpod.com">www.thepiffpod.com</a> .
The Piff Pod Episode 6 - Just Incredible
August 11th, 2017
Piff invites Justin Willman onto the Piff Pod to discuss cupcakes, magic and his upcoming Netflix series.  The crew also entertains a new sponsor via email, talks about Penn Jillete's upcoming transition...and reveals their new theme tune!
The Piff Pod Episode 5 - (Magic) Castles & (Mac) Kings
August 4th, 2017
Piff, Jade and Francis return from their run at the Magic Castle for a week of shows at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Vegas.  Piff invites legendary magician Mac King onto the Piff Pod as this week’s GLOAT.  They also chat with hopeful sponsor/former Piff Tour manager, Anton James, who was recently awarded the title: The Official Magician of Salem, MA and founder of the Magic Estate...  
The Piff Pod Episode 4 - Dragon Breath of the Wild
July 28th, 2017
Piff and Co. make their way to Orlando this week and prepare to perform at The Magic Castle directly following their Florida frolics.  Piff has Music Super Producer, Wade Martin, over to the studio to GLOAT about his humble…homeless…beginnings.  Ice Cream Social’s Paul Mattingly stops by for a serious conversation about Nintendo’s newest addition to the Legend of Zelda series, Breath of the Wild, which Francis (and Bill Cosby) ruin.
The Piff Pod Episode 3 - America's Not Talent
July 21st, 2017
Having just landed in Nashville, TN the Dragon Squad reminisce about their past week in Arlington, VA.  They also invite fellow Vegas resident and showman, Jimmy Slonina, to the show to GLOAT about his recent experience on AGT.  Piff interviews a potential sponsor who offers some sweet swag to the winner of our Weekly Social Competition - for details check our Facebook page (Facebook.com/piffthemagicdragon) and submit your competition entries to: francis@piffthemagicdragon.com.
The Piff Pod Episode 2 - Piff's Ice Cream Social
July 14th, 2017
After returning from their Kentucky tour, Piff, Francis, Jade and Mr. Piffles decompress and invite the Ice Cream Social team: Paul, Matt and Jacob to the studio to hear them GLOAT about one of their early Ice Cream related incidents.  The Dragon Squad also learn about one of the UK's oldest yearly dragon slaying traditions...
The Piff Pod Episode 1 - Enter the Dragon
July 7th, 2017
Piff launches his newest project straight from the newly adorned Piff Pod studios, it's The Piff Pod.  Come learn about Piff's weekly whereabouts and shenanigans.  On this premiere episode Piff the Magic Dragon and his team, the World's Only Magic Performing Chihuhua: Mr Piffles, snazzy showgirl Jade Simone and socially inept Francis the Squire discuss their new podcast and invite youtube sensation Stuart Edge  to the studio to "gloat" about his humble beginnings as a Porter Potty cleaner.