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


  • This week's show features Beck 's 9th album The Information — a record that I enjoy a great deal and which being his ninth record seems…

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  • Have you ever considered how “pumpkin” is a really strange word if you type it out enough times? I have, right now. No special guest this…

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    • Rocío Rødtjer

    This week welcomes Rocío Rødtjer back to the show; bringing a selection of tunes and really interesting stories of genre lineage. Our album of the week…

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  • This week on No Magic we go into the archives and feature the increadible debut record from The Good, The Bad, and the Queen ; one…

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    • James Goode

    This week's show is a really good one. We highlight the great genre-spanning arc of Metronomy 's Metronomy Forever . Guest James Goode brings an inspiring…

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    • Gem Spear

    This week we welcome back Gem Spear to, as she shares a playlist of tracks from 1999, inspired by a conversation with a Lyft driver…

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    • Ariel Waldman

    This week's guest Ariel Waldman brings a selection of music that's all about firsts. The soundtrack to big milestones in life, the introduction to genres, formative…

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    • Natalie Galatzer

    This week, guest Natalie Galatzer shares some of the music that accompanied her moving to San Francisco back in 2006. Likewise, Ben reminisces about his own…

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  • You know how sometimes you have a really busy day? You know how sometimes that bleeds into you not entirely getting your radio show fully planned…

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  • Three weeks off feels like an age in radio, I have to say. Hello. Returning from vacation, this week's No Magic picks up where we ostensibly…

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