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


  • 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 unwieldy debut.

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    • 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 all manner…

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    • 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 versions…

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    • 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 “Double…

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    • 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 also…

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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 course, here…