On today’s episode, legendary magician David Copperfield uncovers how the Medici Effect helps him create limitless possibilities, harness the power of experimentation, and bring opposing worlds together in his magical treasure hunt in Musha Cay. During the conversation, David also talks about why narrative is the driving force behind every big idea and reveals how to keep an audience in suspense. He also shares what he learned from legendary filmmakers Alfred Hitchcock and Georges Méliès, how to find your voice from taking from the best, and why everything from filmmaking to technology has a touch of magic.
David Copperfield has been hailed as the greatest magician in the world. He is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was knighted by the French government. He – along with Steven Speilberg, Martin Scorsese and Colin Powell – received the Living Legend award from the United States Library of Congress. David has been named Magician of the Century and Magician of the Millennium. His face graces the postage stamps of six different countries, which makes him the only living magician to receive this honor.
David has won over 21 Emmy awards for his groundbreaking television specials. Year after year he continues to tour sold-out arenas throughout the world. He holds 11 Guinness World Records and has sold more tickets than any other solo entertainer in history.