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Stephen Bargatze

Stephen Bargatze joins us today. If that name sounds familiar it may be because you saw him in Las Vegas, caught him at Opryland, perhaps he visited your school or maybe because he is the father of Nate Bargatze.

Regardless of whether you knew him before or not, you will love his generous and insightful interview.

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Stephen ran away from home in his teens, escaping an alcoholic father and other family issues. After being bit by a dog he was left with a bit of a lisp that also forced him into a bit of shyness. A few chance encounters reshaped his entire life and he headed off in a much better direction.

With encouragement from a clown - yes, a clown, Stephen began to learn magic and perform shows. Later on he left the makeup behind and let his comedy and magic stand on its own.

Today he shares with us his story and some great insights into the world of magic. We cover many things, including...

You’ve got to listen to Stephen Bargatze describe some of his tricks and hear for yourself. You’ll quickly learn why he has been able to spend decades doing what he really loves.

For a primer, check out this video clip with Dick Butkus called the “Straight Jacket of Death."

Or visit his web site:

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