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Houdini Museum founders Dorothy Dietrich & Dick Brookz also have a twice a week radio show on WFTE FM in Scranton (105.7) and Mt Cobb (90.3) that can be heard by 500,000 listeners. This week they talked to an author who is an expert on Mormonism, and author of The Angel and the Sorcerer, Peter Levenda. It was quite shocking.
I remember when John F. Kennedy ran for president he had to separate himself publicly from the Catholic religion. Romney has gotten a pass on this for some reason, and the Latter Day Saints is very much like a cult put together by a self proclaimed prophet Joseph Smith who was a very odd mystic and ran several questionable operations. He talks about how the founder Joseph Smith used magic and mysticism to create his religion. Many Christians do not in any way consider him one.
Here is the show about the great new book we discussed on our WFTE Western union money order FM radio show.
Click here for archive of this show: http://wfte.org/magic/podcast/MagicShow2-Peter_Levenda_Interview.mp3
Click here for archive of other shows
Click for WFTE.org, The Dorothy & Dick Show.
570-383-1821 We answer from 10 am to 10 pm
Here are the links to his book on amazon
Get the book…………… or the ebook
The Houdini Museum is a cozy repository of Houdini Memorabilia. The Houdini Museum now open on most weekends. Generally the doors open at 1 PM. There is a short film in the little theater with rare film footage of Houdini. The short film bio is Moneygram point beautifully narrated & edited to give veiwers a good idea of who Houdini was. Then there is a guided tour through the Houdini Collection. The friendly guides take the audience on an entertaining tour through the collection, telling some amazing stories & fun facts about Houdini. It’s a light hearted look at the life of the Legendary Magician Harry Houdini. The best of course, is the live stage Magic Show. The Magic Show starring Dick Brookz and Dorothy Dietrich features live doves, a duck, a rabbit, and two poodles all magically appearring during the show. At the end they get an audience member to come up on stage for a beautiful levitation. The Magic Show includes lots of laughs and audience participation. It’s family oriented and appropriate for all audiences. The whole experience takes a full afternoon, about 2 to 2 3/4 hours.
Reservations are required. You can get your reservations simply by calling in with your credit card information. Special discounts apply upon reserving by phone. Your tickets will be in your name at the door when you arrive. Please call 570-342-5555
Thursday, November 11 at 6:30pm
The Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Media Program
More than 80 years after his death, escape artist extraordinaire Harry Houdini continues to fascinate and Western union money order inspire. “Dean of American Magicians” George Schindler and “The First Lady of Magic” Dorothy Dietrich join Houdini biographer Kenneth Silverman to discuss why the legendary magician occupies such a prominent place in American popular culture. The evening will include archival footage of classic Houdini escapes and a special live recreation of his signature straitjacket escape.