Jay Sankey and his teenage assistant Bridget reveal the secrets of magic to kids. Jay Sankey and his teenage assistant Bridget reveal the secrets of magic to kids.
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Calling All Coins
February 16, 2008
All Jay needs is a handful of coins to teach us some fabulous magic. Then he and Bridget perform the phoenix coin. Bridget teaches Jay how to make a change bag.
A Box of Tricks
February 9, 2008
More amazing magic from Jay and his box of tricks. He and Bridget take on the roles of the Davenport Brothers and their famous Spirit Cabinet. Bridget teaches Jay to make a magic-themed bookmark.
Hand Magic Hijinx
January 3, 2008
Handy Jay uses his hands to make magic. He then takes on the role of magician Jacob Myer and dazzles audiences worldwide with his "magic lantern."
Acting up a Magical Storm
December 20, 2007
Master thespian Jay teaches Bridget tricks that require a dramatic flourish. He takes on his greatest role, that of the actor magician John Henry Anderson, the Great Wizard of the North. Bridget fills Jay in on how to make a mini magic stage.
Bag of Tricks
September 18, 2007
Jay's bag of tricks leads to plenty of incredible magic. It's said that Isaac Fawkes could pull almost anything out of his magic bag of tricks - including 45 eggs and a chicken!
All in Your Mind Magic
September 13, 2007
What's Bridget thinking? Only the magician knows! The famous magician J. N. Maskelyne exposed spiritual frauds.
Mind Blowing Mathemagic
September 11, 2007
Jay combines magic and mind reading and presents some mind-blowing mathemagic. He then assumes the role of Roger Bacon, a 13th-century Franciscan friar who devoted his life to science, math, philosophy - and magic.
Who Said That?
September 6, 2007
Ventriloquism meets Magic. From talking dogs to sock puppets, the fun never stops.
September 4, 2007
Jay and Bridget make magic using food. When Jay re-enacts the famous Jean Robert Houdin's magical miracle with an orange tree, everyone agrees that magic can be mighty tasty.
January 26, 2007
Jay and Bridget will make things that shouldn't ever float, float! Then they float us the story of The Great Herrmann, who performed a levitation that was once considered one of the greatest tricks ever performed! And all this levitating of bodies inspires Bridget to teach us some tricks we can teach our bodies.
Pick a Card
December 1, 2006
Jay and Bridget have more incredible card tricks up their sleeves.Then they share the magical story about one of the great card artists, Arthur Lloyd. And Bridget demonstrates why you can't beat an aardvark when it comes to finding the "seemingly" impossible.
November 27, 2006
The optical illusions keep coming: from Jay's magic tricks to some tricky history about the great Seamus Burke to nature's ultimate optical illusion: the mirage.
November 24, 2006
Paper Magic Using a few simple sheets of paper, Bridget and Jay make great magic. Jay remembers Harry Kahne, the Multiple Mental Marvel, and all the amazing tricks he could do with paper. Bridget shows us step-by-step how a piece of paper is made.
More Crazy Coins
November 20, 2006
Jay has more amazing coin tricks and he's always ready to share! He and Bridget relive the times of T. Nelson Downs, the magician who was known as "The King of Koins." Bridget then hits the pond and fills us in on some fun frog facts.
November 15, 2006
Jay uses some "hocus pocus" and "abracadabra" to dazzle us with his masterful magic skills. He and Bridget get jiggy with magic words and take in everything from "presto" to "please" and "thank you."
November 13, 2006
Jay and Bridget use their pockets to dazzle us with some wild magic tricks. Next they find out everything you need to know about a magician's costume. And while on the subject of pockets, the two of them take a peek inside a kangaroo's pouch.
November 8, 2006
Jay and Bridget perform some sensationally sensational stunts. They then investigate some magical fairies that visited a small English town and scope out a Venus flytrap in action!
The Magic Wand
November 6, 2006
Jay and his magic wand will make some fantastic magic. He and Bridget will also discover the amazing history of the wand. Bridget checks out some elephants - those trunks have some pretty "magic wand-like" powers!
November 1, 2006
Jay and Bridget perform more amazing mind-reading tricks. Then it's off to England to take a peek at the Amazing Pig of 1785 - who knew pigs could read minds? And Bridget will enlighten us as to why birds actually fly south - turns out they're mental marvels too!
October 30, 2006
Jay and Bridget magically transform things into entirely new things. Jay's not stretching the truth when he tells us about Clarence Willard, the man who could grow right in front of your eyes. And then Bridget tells us about some of nature's tricky transformations as we find out why leaves change colour in the fall.
October 23, 2006
Jay and Bridget perform incredible magic tricks with everyday school supplies. Jay then "teaches" us about Dai "the Professor" Vernon and how he revolutionized close-up magic. Schoolteacher Bridget shares some really fun and very cool facts.
October 18, 2006
Jay makes great magic using nothing but his bare hands. Jay and Bridget travel back in time and watch how Robert Houdin got his big break. and Bridget has some handy information about the hands of primates and the feet of parrots.
October 16, 2006
Jay and Bridget make magic with numbers! They introduce us to Datas the Memory Man, who could answer any question he was asked! And they'll explore how some animals do math!
Stings and Stuff
October 11, 2006
Jay and Bridget let us in on the secrets behind some of magic's tried and true classics. Next they take us back 4,000 years to find out about the oldest trick in the book! And finally, they show us how animals can use their own kinds of tricks to survive.
Hankering for a Hankerchief
October 9, 2006
Jay and Bridget pull off some incredible tricks with a simple handkerchief. They take us back in time to relive Harry Blackstone's famous "Dancing Handkerchief." Bridget shows that she "knows" what makes people sneeze.
October 4, 2006
Jay dazzles Bridget with his favourite coin tricks. The pair discover the first coin trick - ever! And speaking of change, Bridget spins a tale on how a caterpillar "changes" into a butterfly.
October 2, 2006
Jay pulls off some incredible tricks using a simple piece of rope. He then tells Bridget the shocking truth about the Hindu rope trick. Never one to be outdone, Bridget tells Jay all about crop circles.
September 27, 2006
Psychic Power Jay will show us how to use our heads to make psychic predictions. He takes on the role of J. Randall Brown - one of the greatest mind readers ever. Bridget shares some mind-blowing facts about the human brain.
September 25, 2006
Jay and Bridget tear things apart and magically restore them. Bridget tells us everything we need to know about sawing a woman in half but were afraid to ask. Then they're off to visit with some beavers!
September 20, 2006
Jay and Bridget share a meal and some of the wackiest table tricks ever! Over the main course they relive Max Malini's most famous table trick. They also share some other pearls of wisdom - like how oysters make pearls!
September 18, 2006
Jay and Bridget put the "spellbinding" into Spellz in this spooky episode. Then they're off to one of Houdini's séances. Bridget tackles one of the spookiest questions of all: do ghosts really exist?
Now You See It, Now You Don't
September 13, 2006
Jay makes things disappear right before Bridget's eyes! The two then take in Houdini's famous disappearing elephant trick. For the final disappearing act, Bridget checks out some camouflaging stick insects.
The Secret Assistant
September 11, 2006
Jay performs spectacular magic thanks to his "plant" - Bridget. Then they re-enact one of magic's most famous "secret assistant" routines. And speaking of plants, Bridget shares some cool facts about how sound helps them grow.
What a Card
September 6, 2006
With just a simple deck of cards, Jay pulls off some dazzling card tricks. Bridget dons her gypsy robes and gives Jay a crash course in the history of playing cards. She and Jay then look to the sky and take us on a spin through the solar system.
September 4, 2006
First Jay makes things disappear. Then a famous magician makes an entire seaport in Egypt disappear. And Japanese scientists make disappearing cloaks!