Episode 042 – The man the world came to know as Harry Houdini, stunt performer, illusionist, magician was obsessed with magic and illusion from an early age. That obsession and drive to be better led him to become the most famous person ever to have practiced the magical arts.
There was a darker thing driving Harry too. He wanted to prove the existence of an after life. This not only led him to years of heartache after the deaths of his parents. Harry made many enemies of would be spiritualists as he debunked them.
Some say this is what led to the events in a Montreal dressing room that eventually caused the Great Houdini’s demise.
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