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


  • w/ Guest
    • Laura Gluhanich

    This week, one of my favourite recurring guests from the old show joins us for No Magic. Extra special because eight months ago  Laura  moved out…

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  • w/ Guest
    •  Mz Prizm from Night Light Radio

    This week we venture into a new, recurring feature on No Magic, welcoming a fellow DJ from as a Guest. Carolyn  just wrapped her first…

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  • w/ Guest
    • Simon Wistow

    This week we feature Grandchildren 's very fine self-titled third LP, while a different British Simon shares his love for Aesop Rock , with both classic…

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  • w/ Guest
    • Fiona Miller

    This week No Magic welcomes Fiona back to, who brings a selection of the great women of punk. Meanwhile we feature the new EP “Jude,…

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  • In 1998, at the height of their hype, DJ Shadow and his Mo'wax label head James Lavelle collaborated on UNKLE , unveiling  a bursting, bombastic, sometimes…

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  • w/ Guest
    • Shannon Byrne

    This week's No Magic is really fun as I finally  after years get to welcome Shannon Byrne to She's someone I've known for years and shared…

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  • w/ Guest
    • Tom Coates

    This week we mark 3 years since the unwelcome passing of David Bowie, with our go-to Bowie expert Tom highlighting some Bowie originals and brilliant cover…

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  • w/ Guest
    • Alex Goffey

    This week, as we settle into the rhythm of the new show set-up and enjoy something of a look back at 2018, highlighting Low's magnificent record…

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  • w/ Guest
    • Johan Oskarsson

    The first episode of No Magic jumps in right where we think we're starting from. Plus some exciting “haven't been on air for a month and…

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  • Hi! I'm Ben Ward and I want to tell you about my new show, No Magic . Starting on Tuesday, January 1st at 8pm. Live, of…