Alex talks with David Blain

I always like magicians.  I like Alex too. Here’s a good interview.

David Blaine begins his visit to Here’s The Thing by pushing an ice pick through his hand. He tells host Alec Baldwin that he began training his brain to overcome pain at a young age. Blaine grew up in Brooklyn, an only child with a single mother. He spent many afternoons at the local library and he channeled his isolation and loneliness into an early fascination with magic. Today, Blaine is an acclaimed street magician and sleight of hand artist, and also performs staggering feats of endurance:

* Duration: 34:28

* Published: 2015-03-31 12:00:00 AM

* Episode Download Link (24 MB): www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/audio.wnyc.org/heresthethingpod/heresthethingpod033115_blaine_pod.mp3

* Show Notes: www.wnyc.org/story/david-blaine/

* Episode Feed: The latest stories from Here’s The Thing – www.wnyc.org/feeds/shows/heresthething

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