The Mastermind Show with Curtis The Mentalist
2021–Is This The Golden Era of Scams?

2021–Is This The Golden Era of Scams?

April 26, 2021

Scams 2021--The Golden Era of Scams? With the significant rise of scam complaints throughout the pandemic, some are calling this the "Golden Era" and blaming social media for the rise. Is this true? Why are so many people becoming victims of scams?

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.

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Fighting With Stallone: Hollywood Stuntman & Actor Jeff Bornstein Shares His Stories

Fighting With Stallone: Hollywood Stuntman & Actor Jeff Bornstein Shares His Stories

April 19, 2021

My guest today is perhaps one of the most well-rounded performers and entertainers that I know.  He's been a stunt man and stunt coordinator, body builder, actor, and producer for approximately 50 different feature films, shorts and television series over the past 30 years.  He is also a retired U.S. Army  Military Intelligence Communications specialist and and amateur radio (HAM Radio) operator.  And if that isn't enough, he is also an award-winning magician, and has performed some 700 shows at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA, in addition to completing four world-tours with Armed Forces Entertainment.  Sometime in the mid 2000's, he formed an entertainment organization for veterans known as Operation Bravo--an organization that is dedicated to bringing the highest quality of entertainment to the U.S. Armed Forces both local and abroad--Through Operation Bravo he has performed some 500 shows for U.S. Troops, and he has a bazillion challenge coins to prove it!. 

He's gotten knocked out by Sylvester Stallone, beaten up by Jean-Claude Van Damme, shot at by celebrities and killed on America's Most Wanted, fallen out of buildings, been set on fire, crashed cars on freeways, and has performed a blindfolded mind-reading act for many years with his wonderful and lovely wife Kimberly (originally from Oklahoma), who absolutely steals the show with her incredible southern charm, lightning-quick wit, sense of humor, and mind-reading stunts.

 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
 
  • what got him started doing stunts professionally in the movie industry
  • the time he played softball with the cast of "Happy Days" and his very special encounter with Henry Winkler (a.k.a. "The Fonz")
  • his time performing a tour during Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • his service in the U.S. Army
  • how he was knocked-out cold by Sylvester Stallone while filming a fight scene on a bus for the movie "The Specialist."
  • ...and more!

See Jeff on IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0097138/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Full acting and stunt reel: http://actorjeff.com/

His entertainment organization for the U.S. Troops: https://www.operation-bravo.com/

His Magic and Mind Reading website: https://www.jeffbornstein.com/

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Show music by Quincas Moreira

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Get Out of Your Head and Uri Geller Moving The Ship in the Suez Canal?

Get Out of Your Head and Uri Geller Moving The Ship in the Suez Canal?

April 12, 2021

A bit of a different episode, today I talk about my experience at a recent comedy club in Tulsa this past weekend, why we should "get out of our heads," the "Grammar Nazi" and about the claim made by Uri Geller that he and his followers moved the ship in the Suez Canal with the power of their minds.

Geller Claiming He's Going to Stop Brexit Telepathically:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drx4NDALnJ4&t=141s

 
Geller Claiming He and His Followers Moved the Ship in the Canal
 
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He Predicted The Death of Elvis Presley?  Mentalist Marc Salem Interview

He Predicted The Death of Elvis Presley? Mentalist Marc Salem Interview

April 5, 2021
My guest today holds two doctorate degrees, each from the University of Pennsylvania, and New York University.  He has also been on the faculty of several major universities, was a director of research at Sesame Street "Children's Television Workshop" where he studied the development and nature of mental processes for almost a decade.  He is also a world-class entertainer, and is mostly known to the general public as one of the world's leading mentalists.
 
His show, Mind Games, has completed two successful runs on Broadway, as well as internationally in such venues as the Sydney Opera House, Singapore's Esplanade, London's West End, and the Edinburgh Festival.  In the U.S. he has also been featured at Feinstein's at The Regency, and the Apollo Theater.  He has been profiled on 60 Minutes, and been featured on Court TV (weekly doing some form of analysis), CNN, The O'Reilly Factor, Montel, and Maury. The New York Police Department, as well as businesses across the United States, have turned to him for advice.   During his graduate work at Univ of Pennsylvania, his mentor was Ray Birdwhistell, the founder of Kinesics and author of (book "Kin EE sics in Context"), Ray's work has been seminal to his practice.  Edward Hull called it "The Silent Language"--body language--a language that most of us speak.
 
He is the author of --Mind Games: A Practical Step-By-Step Guide to Developing Your Mental Powers, and The Six Keys to Unlock and Empower Your Mind, Spot Liars and Cheats, Negotiate Any Deal to Your Advantage, Win at the Office, Influence Friends, and Much More.
 
I'm thrilled to have as my guest...in the magic world the man Dai Vernon is known as "The Professor" but for me, personally, this man is "The Professor"...and has been very generous and kind to me over the years...the professor Marc Salem!
 
In the interview we discuss:
 
  • What happened to Liza Minelli when she sat in the front row at one of his shows.
  • How he treats hecklers at his shows
  • His friendship with famous playwright Arthur Miller
  • How he shared the stage with comedians Jimmy Walker, Jerry Seinfeld, and Andy Kaufman in his early years.
  • His famous interview with Mike Wallace on 60 minutes
  • His interview on the Howard Stern show
  • The stunt that gained him international fame early in his career; the prediction of Elvis Presley's death
Marc Salem's Interview on 60 Minutes with Mike Wallace: https://youtu.be/TYYSM615JzU
 
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