No Magic

About No Magic

An evening session with Ben Ward playing eclectic blends of pop, rock, electronic, dance and whatever else seems tangentially appropriate. A featured guest brings along their musical inspirations and stories, and we'll pour over the record of the week. “This isn't about looking good. This isn't about making people like you. No magic, just music.”

  • Tuesday 8:00 – 10:00pm


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    • Cosmic Amanda from Radioculars and the Top 30 Countdown

    This week on No Magic, station founder and GM  Cosmic Amanda  — who currently also presents the Top 30 Countdown  every Monday — joins…

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  • No guest this week, so Ben celebrates one of his favourite records that turns 20 years old this month —  Super Furry Animals   Guerilla .

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    • Sarah Harrison from Lyrical Genius

    This week's No Magic welcomes back to Lyrical Genius alumnus  Sarah Harrison . She's got a set of music about facing anxiety and carrying on…

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    • Bill Couch

    On this week's No Magic we welcome  Bill Couch  back to for a third time — he was a guest on Eclectic Kettle a few…

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    •  Sequoia from Roll Over Easy

    This week I'm delighted to welcome one of my favourite compatriots,  Sequoia , from Thursday mornings'  Roll Over Easy . He's assemble a set of…

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  • Two weeks off and hopping between timezones later, No Magic returns with a new live show. This week we feature the new record from  Ceschi — Sad,…

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  • This week's show was recorded by Ben in a hotel room in Minsk, Belarus. It's a solo effort, packed full of new music and features the…

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    •  Rocìo Rødtjer

    This week, the United Kingdom continues to bide its time on whether to remain part of Europe. On this and the old show, we've spent some…

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    • DJ Karina from Hello Sunshine

    This week, we're joined by dear friend and long-serving DJ  Karina  from  Hello Sunshine . She's brought a selection of music that she's played on…

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    • Simon Batistoni from Eclectic Kettle

    This week, my former  Eclectic Kettle  co-host  Simon  makes a visit to San Francisco and joins us for the first time since the last time. He's…

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