Ep 135 - The Piff Pod Grows Up
April 4th, 2020
The Piff TV studio is now in full swing and broadcasting LIVE! First, Piff and Jade are joined by Matt Donnelly to recap the week and their performances in a special video. Then Colin Cloud joins the show to discuss his run on America's Got Talent, and very different experiences from Piff performing at the Edinburgh Fringe and the London Palladium. The Ambitious Card<br /> http://youtu.be/xy6rfq3oC-Q And tune in to Piff's Golden Hour, broadcast live daily at<br /> https://www.facebook.com/piffthemagicdragon
Ep 134 - Piff and Jade Try Casting
March 27th, 2020
Undaunted by quarantine, Piff and Jade have spent this week turning one of their many "garages" into a brand new studio, and are bringing the Piff Pod to you live on Facebook! They recap the whole process, stumble through technical headaches, recap some of their favorite moments on the road, and delve into some listener questions. Make sure to follow Piff on Facebook if you don't already so you can catch new weekly episodes LIVE! https://www.facebook.com/piffthemagicdragon
Ep 133 - Quarantea
March 20th, 2020
Piff and Jade sit down with Anthony on Day 2 of Las Vegas' shutdown to go over the changes and constantly evolving landscape they've dealt with in the past week. From Piff's uncanny ability to predict the future to potential home improvement plans to new magic props, the Piff Crew is certainly not slowing down anytime soon. Plus, the (controversial?) debut of Piff's new Quarantee-Shirts (available at PiffSwag.com!)
Ep 132 - Piff Goes to School
March 13th, 2020
Piff and Jade sit down with legendary magician Jeff McBride at his Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas to discuss his career in magic, history with Piff the Magic Dragon, and answer one of Jade's most pressing questions.
Ep 131 - The Piff Pod Goes Political
March 7th, 2020
Recorded in the midst of Super Tuesday, Piff and Jade recap their week on the road and talk politics and the changing political environment with two returning guests. James Bean returns to the show in between standup sets to share his unique experience at Vegas political rally, and Alex is back to share his trip to prison with Champions Of Magic. Plus, a brand new trick and brand new mustache make their TV debut.
Ep 130 - The Millionaires' Magician
February 28th, 2020
Piff sits down with Steve Cohen to grill him on his phenomenal success and history.
Ep 129 - The Jade Pod
February 22nd, 2020
Piff, Jade, and Matt recap their latest shows on tour and talk Piff's journey to getting ripped, the development of a brand new trick on the road, and Piff's coins. Plus, Juvonne returns to the podcast to discuss an accident that was definitely NOT work-related.
Ep 128 - Drag and Dragons
February 14th, 2020
Piff and Jane sit down with Matt Donnelly to talk RuPaul's Drag Race Live at the Flamingo, eggplant sandwiches, and Matt's week of shows in Folsom. Plus, Piff's new favorite TV show.
Ep 127 - Dragons Love Tacos
February 7th, 2020
Piff and Jade walk the streets of Brooklyn with friend and best selling-author Adam Rubin to discuss writing, Instagram magic, cleaning floors, and exactly what makes dragons love tacos. See the video of Piff eating his first ever taco here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYx70JrPA2s
Ep 126 - Snip Snip
January 31st, 2020
We rarely edit anything out of the Piff Pod, but when we do things escalate quickly. Joey returns for a proper interview to discuss developing new magic and trolling a child. Plus, Part 2 of Piff and Jade's interview with Matt Hodges in New York and the Three Apologies of Mac King.
Ep 125 - Mac’s Roast
January 24th, 2020
Piff and Jade are back from vacation and joined by Matt Donnelly and Joey Wafflemaker to talk expensive magic props and recap Piff's performance at the roast of Mac King. Plus Broadway show reviews, Jade's new e-mail, and Piff's epic foiling of a pickpocket.
Ep 124 - Matt Hodges Part 1
January 18th, 2020
Piff and Jade are in New York with Matt Hodges to reminisce about their time at Vegas Nocturne and recap some of Piff's early magic. Plus, social media strikes again, Francis' wedding invites, and breakfast is served. To be continued!
Ep 123 - Best of: Piff Interviews
January 10th, 2020
Piff and Jade are traveling this week, so enjoy these clips from some of the best interviews from the early days of the #PiffPod. These and all previous episodes are available at thepiffpod.com or wherever you get your podcasts. We'll be back next week with an all new episode!
Ep 122 - 100% That Piff
January 3rd, 2020
Happy New Year from The Piff Pod! Piff, Jade, and Matt recap their New Year's Eve adventures and start the New Year with positivity. Plus, Piff continues his run at the Rio with Penn & Friends, Jade finally tells her "death while performing" story, and the gang discuss the upcoming Piff Tour and even more of what's coming up in 2020.
Ep 121 - Piff and Penn & Friends
December 28th, 2019
Piff and Jade sit down with good friends and magic legends Penn Jillette and Mac King backstage at Penn & Friends at the Rio in Las Vegas! Plus, English vs. American meet and greets, Jonsey jumps in to talk deaths and accidents onstage, Mac discusses the history of his Cloak of Invisibility, and Penn's trained grasshoppers. Don't miss Piff with Penn & Friends at the Rio now through January 4! Visit http://www.pennandteller.com/tickets/
Ep 120 - Piff’s Annual Review
December 21st, 2019
It's a very special episode this week on the podcast as Piff invites his staff to provide HIM with a special year-end review. We discover how Lindsie, Juvonne, and Natalie joined the #PiffCrew, and how they REALLY feel now about working for Piff the Magic Dragon. Jade and Matt are there to break it all down.
Ep 119 - Death of a Water Bug
December 14th, 2019
An unexpected visitor to the podcast sparks some surprising stories about developing (and getting fired from) a show in Las Vegas. Plus Piff, Jade, and Matt tackle listener e-mails.
Ep 118 - Stop the Mic Drop
December 6th, 2019
Audio engineers of the Internet are not happy with Piff The Magic Dragon's newest Facebook ads. Piff, Jade, and Matt discuss more confusing social media reactions, how to evolve as an English magic dragon living in America, and their brief yet memorable film careers.
Ep 117 - The Many Troubles of Ms. Jade Simone
November 30th, 2019
It's been a busy travel week for the #PiffCrew, and Piff, Jade, and Matt are here to tell us all about it. Matt's family comes out to the show in Annapolis, comparing Uber ratings, and Jade takes matters into her own hands on a plane. GM Natalie returns to cover her special talents and some suprising previous work experience.
Ep 116 - Bat Shirt Crazy
November 22nd, 2019
The Piff Crew is back in Vegas with Alex to recap an exciting week of shows In Minneapolis/St. Paul, where they were joined by a surprise guest. Plus, an on-air taste test of the most expensive piece of toast ever. Oh, and Francis is back.
Ep 115 - Managing Expectations
November 15th, 2019
Piff and Jade recap their week of shows in Canada, discuss feedback from last week’s controversial episode, and welcome new GM Natalie to the podcast to find out exactly what it’s like managing the #PiffCrew.
Ep 114 - One For Completists Only
November 10th, 2019
Jade and Piff have recorded too many podcasts in too little time so enjoy this creatively bankrupt 40ish minutes. (Although there's one pretty good bit with Motern Matt.) Or better yet, skip this week and they'll be back on form in a few days.
Ep 113 - Meet Matt Farley
November 3rd, 2019
The man with over 20,000 recorded songs, Matt Farley, finally meets up with Piff, Jade, and Matt Donnelly on the road after his epic contribution to the #VotePiff campaign on Penn's Sunday School. Vietnamese noodles, teeth tattoos, and poop. Lots and lots of poop.
Ep 112 - Better Late Than Never
October 29th, 2019
Piff, Jade, and Matt are finally back from the road for a podcast filled with stories - including a return to the Magic Castle, performing for children, and bringing a genuine mythical creature to a skeptics convention. Plus, Piff’s award streak continues with a very special presentation, and Jade’s dark past yields surprising results.
Ep 111 - Definitely the Best of Las Vegas
October 19th, 2019
Piff, Jade, and Matt are fresh off the epic celebration of winning GOLD in the Best of Las Vegas awards in all three categories. The gang recaps the festivities, discusses Piff and Pop's performance at a Vegas magic convention, and welcomes Ryer Appeldoorn to explain how building trophies can be a lot harder than anyone might think.
Ep 110 - The Fruit Ninja Guys
October 4th, 2019
Piff and Jade are joined by Hollywood screenwriters Chad and J.P. to discuss the ups and downs of selling a TV show, iPhone accessories, and bombing in front of senior citizens.
Ep 109 - Piff Gets Scammed
September 27th, 2019
Piff and Jade are back on the road again. Piff manages to make a trick last 40 minutes and develops an aversion to tickling. Matt prepares to open for the #PiffTour with some new magic of his own.
Ep 108 - Return to AGT Part 2 - Happy Birthday DC
September 20th, 2019
With the cake now purchased, Piff and Jade try to reveal as much and as little as possible about what it took to have Terry Crewes' $250,000 watch appear in a cake. Piff gives David Copperfield a present, and we announce a free show for our listeners.
Ep 107 - Return to AGT Part 1 - Cakegate
September 17th, 2019
Part one of a behind the scenes special, Piff and Jade are asked to perform live on America's Got Talent with just a few days warning. Piff and Juvonne relive the trauma of trying to purchase a cake, Jade gets caught reading the football scores, and we catch up on the whereabouts of Juvonne's dad.
Ep 106 - Waiting for Piff
September 7th, 2019
Piff is running late because he's got too much to do. Jade is having none of it. Matt is stuck in the middle.
Ep 105 - Return of the Wiseman
August 30th, 2019
Piff catches up with one of his best friends in magic, Richard Wiseman to discuss the history of magic, biscuits and possibly have a cup of tea.
Ep 104 - Fraying the Fringe
August 23rd, 2019
Piff, Jade and Alex are in Edinburgh for five shows. What could go right?
Ep 103 - The Crying Game
August 16th, 2019
Catch up on another week in Las Vegas as Piff makes children cry while Jade and Matt watch and weep. Piff also goes to a magic convention and Juvonne vents about an airport drop off gone wrong.
Episode 102 - Guess who's back? (#ThePiffPod is back)
August 9th, 2019
Piff, Jade and new full time employee Matt Donelly are back from their TV adventures and return to their weekly podcast to tell you all about it. Also, Jade's been empowered by a Women's Conference, Piff's been depressed by a Magic Convention, and he managed to put a trick in the show that DID NOT cost $8000. And one that did.
Ep 101 - This never happened
July 20th, 2019
Ok ok it's taking us a little longer than we wanted to finish the tv podcast thing. So have this bonus episode to make up for it. Listen as we go behind the scenes of our new tv show and meet the man, the myth, the legend, Neal Sackmary.
Ep 100 - Catapillars
July 12th, 2019
It’s the end of #thepiffpod as we know it. Join us as we reminisce about the recent past in Newfoundland and talk about our future. And the future is looking pretty bright. Also Piff broke an Apple Watch.
Ep 99 - How It All Began
June 28th, 2019
Piff's sister is in town and explains her part in creating a monster. Piff, Jade and Francis discuss New York, starring in a musical and Jade and Piff reveal why they haven't been able to sit for days.
EP 98 - SIT DOWN STAND UP
June 14th, 2019
Francis joins Jade and Piff to talk about fungi's, 11 year old theatre critics, and Piff's new career as an open mic'er. The squad discuss New York and the return of Piff's hero Sethward.
EP 97 - A Logistical Nightmare
June 7th, 2019
Francis drops by to talk about what really happened on Britain’s Got Talent, the logistics of our upcoming New York trip and what we’ll be doing in Edinburgh. He also fills us in on what he's been doing recently (spoiler alert not much).
EP 96 - The Capital of Magic
June 1st, 2019
This week Piff addresses the future of the podcast, we get far too intimate with Jade, Piff gets stalked, Jade trash talks Raven, Piff gets a box of his favourite cigars from a fan and Piff talks about his retirement plans. Matt Donnelly is in the room for all of this.
EP 93 - The Piff Pod Redacted
May 24th, 2019
Yes, I know. Last week was episode 95. Now it's episode 93. Well, after many complaints Piff got the banned episode re-edited and it can now be released without the threat of legal action. So, here's Dane, the tour manager of the never ending #PiffTour talking with Piff about dying on a cruise ship, working with Amazing Jonathan and the last time Piff saw Bill Cosby.
Ep 95 - Piff's Celebrity Spinoff
May 17th, 2019
In the first of a new series Piff goes one on one with a famous celebrity! First up is the famous writer, performer and fanny pack wearer, Chad Damiani. What do you mean you've never heard of him? Ok, he's not quite a celebrity yet, but that's about to change as Piff and Chad discuss how to keep the balls rolling, slaying the overlords of the theatre industry, crushing the network television game and reveal their plans for Piff on Broadway.
EP 94 - And we're back
May 13th, 2019
After Piff redacts Ep 93, we are back with Francis, Jade and Matt to discuss the latest happenings and avoid another trashing.
EP 92 - Flying Mr Piffles
April 28th, 2019
Piff and Jade get a nasty shock when a kid tosses Mr Piffles into the crowd, Shania Twain invites them for dinner and Piff loses a dear friend. Basically another uneventful week at the Piff show.
EP 91 - Back In The Game
April 20th, 2019
Lee Kernis, manager to the stars (and Piff the Magic Dragon) joins us in Las Vegas to give out some good ol' show business savvy and tell us about his past in hot dogs. Shania Twain comes to the show and Howard Stern mentions Piff on his show. So it's been a pretty good week.
EP 90 - Francis Settles Down
April 13th, 2019
Francis has some big news, Piff and Jade attend Johnny’s celebration of life and Piff apologises. Yes. Actually apologises.
EP 89 - We've done better
April 6th, 2019
This week, Donny Osmond visits the Piff show, Piff’s mum thinks she knows how David Copperfield’s magic tricks work, Piff discusses his loathing of bare feet, and the audience gives Piff some material. At last.
EP 88 - Tour Tour More More Tour
March 30th, 2019
It's STORIES FROM THE ROAD week. So many stories. So many roads. Just one week.
EP 87 - Johnny's still dead but other things happen too
March 24th, 2019
Piff, Jade and Francis try to ignore the elephant in the room.
Ep 86 - Johnny's Dead
March 15th, 2019
We talked about some other things but Johnny's dead and that's all that matters.
EP 85 - Sorry we've been Incoherent Lately
March 9th, 2019
Piff, Jade and Francis attempt to record a podcast after minimal sleep and two school shows. Yep. School shows. Who's idea was this? Piff's apparently. Good luck making sense of all this. Normal service will be resumed shortly...
EP 84 - Return of the Otters
February 23rd, 2019
The Other Brothers are back to tell Piff all about what he missed in Blackpool, Piff and Jade tell some Las Vegas war stories and Piff writes his first obituary.
EP 83 - Explaining Kats and Dogs
February 16th, 2019
Johnny Kats, Las Vegas Review Journal's very own Man About Town joins Piff, Jade and Francis to discuss Columbus, Ohio, the failings of American Airlines and his many fond memories of Piff the Magic Dragon. Including that one time Piff shaved all Johnny's hair off for money.
EP 82 - Piff does a Secret UK Project
February 7th, 2019
First up. My podcast stuff broke. So I had to record it on an iPhone. But I was in a hotel room, so it doesn't sound too bad. Just don't whinge ok? I've had a very trying week. As you're about to discover. Listen to all the things that went wrong as Piff discusses working on a Secret UK Project with his friend and UK manager Anthony Owen.
EP 81 - Piff and Jon Taffer
February 2nd, 2019
It's a catch up lesson for new #PiffPack members this week as Piff the Inspirational Dragon meets Jon Taffer and talks about his start as a magic dragon and the many perils along the way. Let's just say this is Piff's audition for a Ted Talk.
EP 80 - NZ Part 2 and Champions
January 26th, 2019
We're back in Las Vegas this week and discuss the trials and tribulations of being a magic dragon in New Zealand. Also, we talk behind the scenes of the Champions edition of America's Got Talent.
EP 79 - NZ Part 1 - SUTIL
January 19th, 2019
Piff and Jade discuss their new trick with Tiffany from The Miss Behave Game Show. Proceed with Caution. Also, New Zealand.
EP 78 - Live in FIJI
January 11th, 2019
This week on the Piff Pod Jade and I are in Fiji, and I kept a list of what we talked about. <ul> <li>New Year’s Eve</li> <li>5c poker</li> <li>Fiji water girl</li> <li>AGT appearance on Monday</li> <li>Smoothie Bar</li> <li>Movies</li> <li>Dragon Flu</li> <li>Lenny Bruce and Mrs Maisal</li> <li>Paying my respects to David Berglas</li> </ul> Does that help?
EP 77 - Return to Birchmere
January 4th, 2019
Honestly, I can't remember what we talked about because I had dragon flu. But we were in DC. And doing a show. And some other things happened. Also, I have no idea how all these different iTunes things work. So someone who knows about podcasts should probably email <a href= "mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> and tell her how these podcasts work and the best way to upload them and all that stuff. Also, I should definitely start writing this bit immediately after we record the podcast then save it as a draft. That way I'll remember what we talked about on the podcast rather than trying to write it a week later like I'm doing now when I've forgotten what we yapped on.
EP 76 - Reno
December 28th, 2018
Piff, Jade and Francis are in Reno. Piff is sick. Jade is sick. Of Francis. Lots to discuss this week including Piff's trip to David Copperfield's museum, and the approaching challenge of America's Got Talent: The Champions.
Episode 75 - Randy Returns
December 22nd, 2018
Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox Software, part time magician and great great great great probably great nephew of Cardini returns to the podcast to discuss his start in video games, quality control, gimmicked coins and the side quests to obtain them.
EP 74 - The Caparulos
December 15th, 2018
It's Piff, Jade and the Caparulos! Discussing all things Las Vegas and Hermosa, Piff and Jade talk to John and Jamie Caparulo about their show in Las Vegas at Harrahs, moving to six nights a week, living in the desert and the end of dogs.
EP 73 - Mr Pissy
December 7th, 2018
Piff, Jade and Mr Piffles are working on a new trick with shots, but as Dragons don't drink, they need some help. So they meet up with RJ and Matt Donnely for a spot of taste testing. Whilst there they discuss the theft of Mr Piffles' identity, more Ricky Jay commiserating and the bathroom habits of the UK vs US.
EP 72 - Piff gets down to business
November 30th, 2018
Fresh from a hectic couple of weeks of touring, working on a secret project with Penn & Teller, writing a broadway show and various other complications, Piff is whining about running a business, Jade shares some travel tips and Francis refuses to transcend his material. Also, Piff mourns the loss of Ricky Jay, and meets his Godson on tour.
EP 71 - Piff and Tom and Dan
November 16th, 2018
This week Piff runs out of time to record the podcast. But luckily he's in Orlando and has such a good time on the Tom & Dan show he steals all their work and uploads it as his own. Listen to this show to find out why Tom & Dan are so great, then go here to hear more: https://tomanddan.com
EP 70 - Seattle
November 9th, 2018
Piff, Jade and Matt Donnely aka Hill Bill are in Seattle to discuss coffee and other things that Piff has totally forgotten about.
EP 69 - KURT BRAUNOHLER
November 3rd, 2018
It's Denver time as Francis and Jade and Piff are joined by Kurt Braunohler. If you don't know who that is, stop what you're doing, google him, then come back and listen to the episode.
EP 68 - Gary the Great
October 26th, 2018
While Piff and Jade are on tour in Connecticut they get an email from a young magician who thinks he would make a great podcast guest. Find out how just wrong he is.
EP 67 - LIVE FROM SCOOPFEST
October 20th, 2018
It's our first ever live episode. Direct from Scoopfest Piff and Jade join Matt, Mattingly and Jacob the audio guy for some chat and Francis literally phones it in. Piff breaks some amazing news about some sweet awards they have recently received, and Murray Sawchuck defends the honor of Penn & Teller.
Ep 66 - Cirque et Piff
October 12th, 2018
Ever wanted to know what it's like working in Cirque Du Soleil? Ever wanted to know what it was like going to school with a magic dragon? Somehow both of these questions are answered in one podcast.
Ep 65 - Soup is Just Food Flavored Water
October 5th, 2018
On this Episode on the Piff Pod we bring in our Social Media Manager, Justin Webb to have him publicly agree to manage the Piff Pod Database all the while Jade gives her Cosmetic Showgirl Tips.
Ep 64 - Bananadrama
September 28th, 2018
Piff is on a sweet banana streak, Francis discusses the secrets of his universe and Jade has more warnings from the showgirl.
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:email@example.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">firstname.lastname@example.org</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: email@example.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.