The Mastermind Show with Curtis The Mentalist
Copyright Infringement Scam and Our Brand New YouTube Channel

Copyright Infringement Scam and Our Brand New YouTube Channel

May 24, 2021

Curtis gets hit a few times recently with a copyright infringement scam, and also discusses the podcast's brand-new YouTube channel and comedy content that's in-the-works.  

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Curtis' next public, in-person comedy mind-reading show:

Loony Bin Comedy Club, Wichita, KS

June 5th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

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PART II–How To Be More Productive and Accomplish Things That Seem Difficult or Impossible

PART II–How To Be More Productive and Accomplish Things That Seem Difficult or Impossible

May 17, 2021

Picking up where he left off last week, Curtis outlines a few more items in his tried-and-true, SIMPLE (but not necessarily EASY) formula.  No psycho-babble or self-help, rah-rah nonsense.  Just real, practical stuff.

Avoiding much of the minutiae involved in some of the steps, he discusses a the following additional aspects of the formula:

GIVING YOURSELF A TIME LIMIT  (Helping to propel the tasks forward and eliminate procrastination)

STARTING THE GAME!  (Why some people can't seem to just get STARTED)

MOMENTUM  (Part of the main crux of the formula is building momentum.  Without it you will accomplish very little.)

DEVELOP A SWAGGER  (Making "Kick it in the Teeth" a way of life)  

 

Curtis' next public comedy mind-reading show:

Loony Bin Comedy Club, Wichita, KS

June 5th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Reserve Tickets here: https://wichita.loonybincomedy.com/

or call 316-618-4242

How To Be More Productive & Accomplish Things That Seem Difficult or Impossible

How To Be More Productive & Accomplish Things That Seem Difficult or Impossible

May 10, 2021

Have you ever tried and tried to accomplish certain things, and it seems like it's all to no avail?  Ever wanted to do something really badly and just couldn't seem to make it work?  Today Curtis shares his first five steps to helping you maximize your productivity and accomplish things that you've previously thought difficult if not impossible.   These aren't steps full of psycho-babble or positive-thinking nonsense; these are steps created and tested personally by Curtis himself over the past 25 years, and in this episode he shares the first five steps, and talks about the life-changing encounter he had with a friend that gave birth to it all.  

Among the topics he discusses:

The Initial Shift--Turning Your Task Into A Game or Sport

Committing 100%

Raising The Stakes

Breaking It Into Pieces

The Gift of Time Limits

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See Curtis LIVE: June 5th @ 5:00 PM  

Wichita, KS Loony Bin Comedy Club

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Why You Should Delete Your Social Media Accounts

Why You Should Delete Your Social Media Accounts

May 4, 2021
Do you respect people MORE once you follow them on social media?  When was the last time you had a GOOD memory as a result of social media?  Curtis discusses these questions and a number of other things to think about when it comes to deleting your social media accounts.  He also speaks about May being Military Appreciation Month and things you can do to show your appreciation of veterans in your local area.
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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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Britain’s Got Talent Star Matt Johnson

Britain’s Got Talent Star Matt Johnson

March 29, 2021

Curtis' guest today has been seen over 500 MILLION TIMES ON YOUTUBE.  He is originally from the UK and now resides in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He's been performing and perfecting his craft in the art of Magic and Escapology for more than 20 years.  Over the past 20 years he has performed all around the world in Japan, UK, Canada, Dubai, Italy, Argentina and Australia and for companies such as Norwegian Cruise Lines, Mercedes, Ford, AT&T, Toyota and Microsoft to name just a few.  He has crafted a unique style known as Urban Deception--a cool mix of urban style street magic combined with the comedic timing and slick stage presence of a seasoned corporate performer.  His performances incorporate magic, escapes, sleight of hand, mind reading, the power of suggestion, razor sharp comedy timing and audience participation into a performance that has been hailed as by Simon Cowell as “…Simply Brilliant!”  In the UK he's been seen on various TV shows such as the Lorraine show, Breakfast Television, Global TV, CTV,  & City News.  In America, he's also been on Penn & Teller Fool Us and SyFy's Wizard Wars, a show that sees the world's top magicians battling head to head.  In 2019 he was chosen as one of the TOP 50 ACTS IN THE WORLD to appear on The World's Best on CBS which aired to 22 million viewers right after Super Bowl. That same week he appeared as a guest on the Late Late Show with James Corden.  However, most of you probably know him from his appearances on Britain's Got Talent which to date has earned him over 500 Million views on YouTube--the amazing and incredible Matt Johnson (and his dog Yogi)!

Matt's Official Website

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Road Kill Stories with Stand-Up Comedian Drew Thomas

Road Kill Stories with Stand-Up Comedian Drew Thomas

March 22, 2021

Curtis shared the stage recently in Tulsa, OK, with the hilarious stand-up comedian Drew Thomas, and sat down with him afterwards to capture some of his "Road Kill" stories from his 17 consecutive years of life on the road.

  • Getting snowed in at a gig in the Poconos with no place to sleep
  • How 5 1/2 years as a car salesman prepared him for a successful career in stand-up comedy
  • Working with bad agents and why he no longer performs for colleges and universities
  • Drew's time performing at Brad Garret's Comedy Club at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
  • Opening for the legendary James Brown.
  • ...and more!

Drew's public appearances and tour dates: https://www.comeseedrew.com/

See Drew's Performance on PureFlix's Comedy All-Stars

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