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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    • Starunner

    This week we're joined in the studio by Emmett Dzieza, aka  Starunner . He's playing a set of tracks to feature his new alb um Be Kind…

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    • Rusty Sunsets

    This week features a live, in-studio performance from  Rusty Sunsets , whose EP  Disambiguation Station is available on Bandcamp now . Cara also shares some of…

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    Jon Sung  is a live-wire creative eclectic, a white hole emitting ideas into our universe at a rate only modelled theoretically in quantum mechanics. His podcast…

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    • Tom Coates

    Some years ago,  Tom Coates  started a Twitter account called “ Magical iPod ” as an experiment in sharing musical recommendations and insights, found in the…

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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