Today Penn Jillette is celebrating his 64th birthday… happy birthday, Penn! Our lead off video today features Penn and his longtime performing partner Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers last month.

Thurston Talk features area magician Jeff Evans, a busy local performer who has also created a teaching video series for kids.

The San Francisco Chronicle has a 1919 story on Carter the Great’s lion dug up from their archives as part of their Wayback Machine column.

Finally, social media star Esther the Wonder Pig is getting a film… and <em>The Advocate has the backstory on her and her family, magician Derek Walter and his partner Steve Jenkins. The couple has also founded an animal sanctuary named after Esther.