PODCAST

The Mastermind Show with Curtis The Mentalist

Curtis Waltermire

The official podcast of professional comedy mentalist/magician/actor/Persian Gulf U.S. Army veteran, grandpa/cool dad & above-average husband Curtis Waltermire. But be warned--there‘s no woo woo talk here about palm reading, crystals, star signs, and ”other side” nonsense. Just fun, entertaining and educational chats about whatever‘s on his mind; from trending topics and the issues of the day to crazy gig stories, travel experiences, and audience members from hell. And an occasional guest to change things up a bit.
Exciting Updates and an Interview with a Hollywood Stuntman
This week's episode is deviating from the norm a bit.  A busy Christmas Holiday performing schedule is disrupting the schedule somewhat for the month of December, and the show is actually getting a complete overhaul.  I take a few minutes today to talk about some things that are happening soon and replay one of my favorite interviews that I had this past year in an earlier episode. The episode is a replay of an interview I did with my friend and former Hollywood Stuntman Jeff Bornstein, who shares various stories about life doing movies in Hollywood, including the time he was actually knocked out during a fight scene by Sylvester Stallone.  Jeff is a really great guy with some interesting stories.     If you'd like to see the full interview, it is available on my YouTube channel where you can actually see some video of the scene where he was knocked out, as well as some of footage from Jeff's various travels from around the world.   Also, if you haven't done so already, make sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel as future podcast episodes will be made available there in video form as well.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hbOGc_0fT4   SOME CORPORATE CHRISTMAS PARTY DATES STILL AVAILABLE.  BOOK YOUR EVENTS AT:   https://curtisthementalist.com or via email at bookings@curtisthementalist.com or even call us at 833-646-3737   Send us your thoughts, crazy stories, and feedback podcast@mastermindshowcomedy.com   For location, dates, and times of Curtis' comedy club and other public shows, visit: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/   Book Your Corporate and Private Events: https://curtisthementalist.com   Book A Virtual Show: https://curtisthementalist.com/virtual-magic-shows-and-mentalism-shows/   Subscribe to the YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/magiCurtis   Cool Stuff: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/show-merch/
Dec 1 2021
55 mins
Mall Santas and the Let‘s Go Brandon Sign40 Hilarious Things We Are All Guilty of Doing and Facebook Announces It‘s New Name
I don't know about you, but recently I've been in a bit of a funk.  There's so much crazy stuff going on in our country.  The inmates are running the asylum it seems.   I have not had a Facebook account for over a year now, and I don't miss it one bit.  My business has not suffered any as a result of it.  I'm am still booking gigs, keeping in touch with friends and family, and going pretty strong.   I have to occasionally take a break from all of the negativity.  I recently came across a list of 40 different funny and strange things that people do that I found a bit amusing.  There was practically nothing on this list that I have not done in some way, shape, or form.  I'm sure you will think the same thing.  I have curated a handful from this list of 40 and talk about and expound on them some today on this episode of the podcast.  Are there any in particular that YOU are guilty of?   Read the full article at Best of Life Online: https://bestlifeonline.com/40-hilarious-things-everyone-has-secretly-done/   Read Jake Hancock's article about Facebook's new name and what it means: https://www.fastcompany.com/90694365/you-com-radical-google-search-alternative   Chicago's "Meta Company" Sues Facebook Over Name: https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/us-based-meta-company-to-sue-facebook-for-infringing-upon-its-name-121110700282_1.html   DON'T FORGET: November 13th @ 5PM last show of the year in Tulsa! Get tickets at https://tulsa.loonybincomedy.com or call 918-392-5653   Still a few November and December dates available for corporate Christmas party or Holiday party entertainment. Submit your event at https://curtisthementalist.com or via email at bookings@curtisthementalist.com or even call us at 833-646-3737   Send us your thoughts, crazy stories, and feedback podcast@mastermindshowcomedy.com   For location, dates, and times of Curtis' comedy club and other public shows, visit: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/   Book Your Corporate and Private Events: https://curtisthementalist.com   Book A Virtual Show: https://curtisthementalist.com/virtual-magic-shows-and-mentalism-shows/   Subscribe to the YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/magiCurtis   Cool Stuff: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/show-merch/
Nov 10 2021
47 mins
David Copperfield Wrote A Book and Women In Magic
International star magician and illusionist David Copperfield recently published a new book entitled "David Copperfield's History of Magic."  Rachel Shteir of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote a review of this book, and I felt compelled to say something about it.  Her review includes a somewhat critical section about David's insufficient homage to some of the women in magic history; so... I felt compelled to say something about this also.  I mean, that's what people do in podcasts sometimes; say something in response to things other people have said. Next Public Show: Saturday, Nov 6th @5:00 PM at the Loony Bin Comedy Club in Wichita, KS. https://wichita.loonybincomedy.com or call 316-618-4242 Saturday, Nov 13th @5:00 PM at the Loony Bin Comedy Club in Tulsa, OK. https://tulsa.loonybincomedy.com or call 918-392-5653 DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE US A STAR-RATING AND REVIEW ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST PLAYER!   Still a few November, December, and January Dates Available for Christmas or Holiday Parties!     Submit your event at https://curtisthementalist.com or via email at bookings@curtisthementalist.com or even call us at 833-646-3737   Send us your thoughts, crazy stories, and feedback podcast@mastermindshowcomedy.com   For location, dates, and times of Curtis' comedy club and other public shows, visit: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/   Book Your Corporate and Private Events: https://curtisthementalist.com   Book A Virtual Show: https://curtisthementalist.com/virtual-magic-shows-and-mentalism-shows/   Subscribe to the YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/magiCurtis   Cool Stuff: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/show-merch/
Nov 3 2021
37 mins
The Alec Baldwin Shooting, The Time I Almost Killed Several Men, and Fall Festivals
Alec Baldwin fired a "prop gun" while on set of the film "Rust," and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.  Many on social media and elsewhere are insisting that it is absolutely not his fault and that the blame lies on others in the production crew.  I talk about this from the perspective of an actor who has been on several movie sets involving the use of guns, and as an 8 year military veteran in a combat arms MOS with considerable gun safety training.    I also share a deeply personal experience about the time I almost killed several of my fellow soldiers during a training exercise in Alaska, as well as a recent experience with a Fall Festival show and why I rarely book them anymore...BY CHOICE.   Chapters of the Episode:   Intro and Opening Comments:  0:00 - 06:38   Why I Rarely Book Festivals or Outdoor Shows: 06:38      The Alec Baldwin Shooting: 22:50   The Time I Almost Killed Several Men (True Story): 37:07   So what are YOUR thoughts on the Alec Baldwin shooting? Let us know at podcast@mastermindshowcomedy.com   Leave us a rating and review wherever you're listening to the podcast.   November 6th @ 5PM last show of the year in Wichita! Get tickets at https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/tickets-dates-showtimes/ or go to wichita.loonybincomedy.com or call 316-618-HAHA (4242)   Still a few November and December dates available. Submit your event at https://curtisthementalist.com or via email at bookings@curtisthementalist.com or even call us at 833-646-3737   Send us your thoughts, crazy stories, and feedback podcast@mastermindshowcomedy.com   For location, dates, and times of Curtis' comedy club and other public shows, visit: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/   Book Your Corporate and Private Events: https://curtisthementalist.com   Book A Virtual Show: https://curtisthementalist.com/virtual-magic-shows-and-mentalism-shows/   Subscribe to the YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/magiCurtis   Cool Stuff: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/show-merch/
Oct 25 2021
55 mins
Aaron Rodgers Owns My Ass, Millennial Audience Members, and High School After Proms
Oct 21 2021
45 mins
Who‘s The Best Count Dracula?  An Excerpt from Thomas Sowell and Hilarious IT Stories
Halloween is right around the corner and Curtis is one of the few mentalists who could care less.  No séances, haunted houses or bizarre magic shows are put on by this dude.  However, he does have a favorite Count Dracula that he chats about, along with reading a funny excerpt from one of his favorite writers Thomas Sowell, as well as some hilarious stories from IT workers who share some of the ridiculous customer support calls they've been on that will make anyone with even a fleeting knowledge of computers, phones, etc., feel like a tech wizard. Don't forget, no show this Saturday Oct 9th in Tulsa. Curtis will be in Denver all weekend to perform at a three-day convention.     Oct 23rd Conway Springs Kansas Fall Festival Show Check out details on their Facebook page here.   CurtisTheMentalist.com Virtual Shows--if you or someone you know are planning a virtual event, visit the website, click the "Virtual Shows" tab to find out more and submit an inquiry for a quote for your event.  My wife, Ann, or I will send you a quote right away!   Send us your feedback, scam stories, weird news, and any other interesting or fun stuff at podcast@mastermindshowcomedy.com   Orson Welles speaks to David Frost on Cold Reading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjPsnfysrp8   BuzzFeed Article of Hilarious IT Stories https://www.buzzfeed.com/michelleno/it-professionals-are-sharing-the-worst-cases-of-computer   Become A Mastermind Show Podcast Member!  Receive free tickets to shows and other cool stuff by signing up at: mastermindshowcomedy.com/podcast Send us your scam stories, RoadKill contributions, and more at podcast@mastermindshowcomedy.com For location, dates, and times of Curtis' comedy club and other public shows, visit: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/ Corporate and Private Events: https://curtisthementalist.com Virtual Shows: https://curtisthementalist.com/virtual-magic-shows-and-mentalism-shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/magiCurtis Cool Stuff: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/show-merch/
Oct 4 2021
20 mins
Surviving COVID, Dustin Tavella Wins AGT, and Pet PeevesMy Guest Has Worked With Robin Williams, David Bowie, Steven Spielberg, and Orson Welles, Just To Name A Few
I have a very special guest on the show today...I told you about him last week.  I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have him sitting and chatting with me today.  He's a man who has circled the entertainment globe a number of times.  He has some great stories to share with us from over 50 years in the entertainment business as a comedy magician, actor, speaker, and variety entertainer.  He's performed for and worked with such world-renown names such as David Bowie, Kenny Rogers, Steven Spielberg, and Orson Welles, just to name a few.  Originally from London, he's entertained British Royalty, American Presidents, Business Legends and Hollywood Icons.  In Las Vegas he's performed at Bally's, Caesar's Palace, Harrah's, and the Luxor and has been regular featured performer on most major cruise ship lines.  In my opinion, this is a guy who has just done it all--he's  had a wonderful career in the world of magic, comedy and entertainment.  Ladies and gentlemen please welcome with me, Mr. Nick Lewin.    Highlights of the discussion:   Early Influences--Anthony Newly, Bob Newhart Begin working clubs at 18 Move to L.A. Meets Robin Williams in Newport Beach Laugh Stop The Magic Castle A Brit With A Love for Country Music His relationship with David Bowie His star-studded audience at his first show at the Magic Castle Sharing the bill with Morey Amsterdam Orson Welles The Entertainment Files Kenny Rogers and The Gambler Alfred Hitchcock Presents Kung Fu Steven Spielberg Maurice Fogel   Nick's Website: http://www.nicklewin.com/
Aug 16 2021
1 hr 22 mins
The Right Way To Tickle A Rat, Short Attention Spans, and A Cool Mind Reading Stunt You Can DoI‘m A YouTube Bad Boy, Simone Biles‘ Mental Health, and Our Favorite Serial Killer is BackTed Lasso, Frank Abagnale, and What's Driving Me Crazy?
In the latest audio-only episode in a while, Curtis talks about the new Ted Lasso Season 2 release, a little bit of advice from the world-renown con man Frank Abagnale, and tells about a crazy event that happened this past weekend while traveling home from a show in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Ted Lasso Season 2 Trailer: https://youtu.be/reP1gVGpFKo Old commercial ad that first featured Ted Lasso character: https://youtu.be/6KeG_i8CWE8  Security Intelligence article featuring Frank Abagnale: https://securityintelligence.com/articles/fraudster-how-why-social-engineering-scams-work/   News story about Washington, DC "Drifters" police are searching for: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/drivers-perform-dangerous-stunts-on-dc-streets-the-news4-rundown/2736424/   Become a Mastermind Show Member!  Use the sign-up form on any one of the podcast episode pages at https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/podcast .  Curtis is giving away free tickets, special prizes, tricks to play on your friends, staff, and co-workers, show you how to look like a genius even when you're not, and other subscriber only content.   Send us your crazy road stories, scam attempts, and other info or correspondence at podcast@mastermindshowcomedy.com   For location, dates, and times of Curtis' other comedy clubs and other public shows, visit: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/   Corporate and Private Events: https://curtisthementalist.com   Virtual Shows: https://curtisthementalist.com/virtual-magic-shows-and-mentalism-shows/   Subscribe to the YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/magiCurtis   Cool Stuff: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/show-merch/
Jul 21 2021
42 mins
"Psychic" Peter Antoniou on America's Got TalentGolden Buzzer: Léa Kyle AGT Audition--Did She Deserve It?
Golden Buzzer 2021--Americas Got Talent quick change Lea Kyle made quite an impression on the judges. Curtis gives his professional magician reaction to this act, or what is more like a crazy mind reader reaction to her performance. Lea Kyle gets Golden Buzzer on Americas Got Talent from Heidi Klum recently, and it was a wonderful and highly emotional experience for her. Anytime a girl wins Golden Buzzer on the show (or anyone for that matter), the tears are almost guaranteed to flow. And whenever a quick change act gets golden buzzer on Americas Got Talent, it is even more emotional. I'm very excited to see lady magicians getting the recognition they deserve for their amazing talents! The Mastermind Show Podcast with Curtis The Mentalist is a weekly podcast. Each week, comedy mentalist and magician Curtis Waltermire discusses various things from over 30 years in business, the latest scams and cons (and how to avoid being a victim of them), his magician reaction and crazy mind reader reaction to various performances, and occasionally features other professional entertainers as guests who share their craziest and most interesting stories from their lives on the road. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LEA KYLE GOLDEN BUZZER VIDEO Tickets and Info about Curtis' upcoming shows July 10th @ 5PM Tulsa, OK.  Click here for tickets and information. July 17th @ 5PM Little Rock, AR.  Click here for tickets and information. America's Got Talent owns the rights to all of the AGT performance video and audio footage. I claim no ownership of the AGT footage. The footage used here is only for purposes of entertaining and informative commentary, with the intention of growing appreciation for the performing variety arts. All commentary are my own opinions based on my knowledge and experience in the industry. For more information about Curtis' corporate events, private events, and virtual shows visit: https://curtisthementalist.com/ For tour dates, locations, and times of Curtis' touring one-man comedy mind-reading show "The Mastermind Show" visit: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/ Sign up for my email list and get a FREE T-SHIRT and be entered for a chance to win TWO FREE TICKETS to one of Curtis' upcoming shows in your area! https://mailchi.mp/curtisthementalist/the-mastermind-show-member-sign-up-page All content except AGT footage ©2021 Curtis Magic Entertainment. All rights reserved.
Jul 6 2021
16 mins
9-Year-Old Magician Shoji Baffles Judges on America's Got Talent
Well, we've thrown off our mojo a bit from missing last week's episode, but things are getting back on track.  This week I put together a reaction video on my YouTube channel about the adorable young 9-year-old magician who made an appearance on America's Got Talent.  The Amazing Shoji.  To you loyal listeners this will sound a bit odd, as in the video I had to introduce myself under the assumption that 99% of those viewing it on the channel would have no idea who I am or why they should be watching, except for the small handful of subscribers that I already have on the channel.  So if you can put up with an awkward intro, you should survive the rest just fine. Thanks to all who are loyal listeners of the show.  Soon I'm going to be dividing up the video and audio podcasts occasionally, bringing you some audio in more of a story form and keeping some of the video footage separate, since with some of it it will be necessary for people to actually "see" what is happening, and it won't translate to an audio podcast very well. If you haven't done so already, please leave me a star-rating and review for the show on your favorite podcast player! I do not claim any right to ownership of the America's Got Talent footage used in this video. This content is only used for the purpose of commentary and education about the subject matter it contains. Original America's Got Talent Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4c-S3Xm4JE For more information about my shows for corporate events, private events, and virtual shows visit: https://curtisthementalist.com/ For tour dates, locations, and times of my touring one-man comedy mind-reading show "The Mastermind Show" visit: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/ Join my email list and get a FREE T-SHIRT shipped to you (the shipping is also free) and be entered for a chance to win TWO FREE TICKETS to one of Curtis' upcoming shows in your area! https://mailchi.mp/curtisthementalist/the-mastermind-show-member-sign-up-page The Mastermind Show Podcast with Curtis The Mentalist is a weekly podcast. Each week, comedy mentalist and magician Curtis Waltermire discusses various things from over 30 years in business, the latest scams and cons (and how to avoid being a victim of them), and features other professional entertainers as guests who share their craziest and most interesting stories from their lives on the road.   For more information about Curtis' corporate events, private events, and virtual shows visit: https://curtisthementalist.com/   For tour dates, locations, and times of Curtis' touring one-man comedy mind-reading show "The Mastermind Show" visit: https://mastermindshowcomedy.com/   Become a "Mastermind Show Member" and get a FREE T-SHIRT and be entered for a chance to win TWO FREE TICKETS to one of Curtis' upcoming shows in your area!   https://mailchi.mp/curtisthementalist...   All content except for America's Got Talent footage © 2021 Curtis Magic Entertainment. All rights reserved.
Jun 28 2021
14 mins
Lynny Update and Uncle Curt's Driving TipsA Hit And Run Victim.  We Need Your Help.Arbitrary Rules, Terrible Waiters, and NEVER Use Social Media to Sign Into Third Party Apps
May 31 2021
37 mins
Copyright Infringement Scam and Our Brand New YouTube ChannelPART II--How To Be More Productive and Accomplish Things That Seem Difficult or Impossible

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