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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    • Andrew Sullivan

    This week's guest is Suldrew, perennial guest on a great many shows over the years — Burrito Justice, Long Lunchbreak, and more. Tonight he makes his…

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    • Lily Sloane from Radical Advice

    This week we welcome Lily Sloane — host of's Radical Advice, and also composer of soundtracks, themes and jingles for podcasts, film and radio shows like the Top 30.

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    •  DJ Hammy from Cheap Beer

    This week we welcome DJ Hammy from Thursday night's Cheap Beer. He's playing a whole host of jams from his vinyl collection. Plus, we indulge in Emmy the Great's First Love, around…

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    • Sweet T from Casually Crying

    More delightful summer time tunage on No Magic this week, with Sweet T from Casually Crying bringing songs on that theme. Catch her at 6am on Friday mornings (or listen to…

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    • Tiffany Bukowski

    This week we welcome long-promised guest Tiffany Bukowski, who brings a wonderful set of perfectly paced summery moods to set up San Francisco's sudden flirtation with the sunshine…

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    • Matt B

    A glorious milestone for No Magic this week as we feature our first ever live, in studio performance. Matt B — who was previously on the old show talking about…

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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 to chat about the station,…

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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. That and loads and loads…

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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 through it. This…

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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 times over the…

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