In episode #3 professional magician and author James (Jim) Warren goes on a daring challenge to be the first special guest interviewed who has not read the Harry Potter series. We mix up the format early with this one and provide Jim with an opportunity to share his experience with literature that dovetails nicely with the HP cannon and has roots deep within the western world of stories. Jim has been looking for an excuse to begin the series and prior to the airing of the show after his interview he had already completed book one and was quickly on his way to "Chamber of Secrets". In this episode Jim discusses his passion for philosophy which led him to write a book about French philosopher Rene Girard. As a result there is no book review by Tony and no need. Jim provides an exciting look a the concepts in his book "Compassion or Apocalypse", while just being his self and clearly expressing how his life has been changed and understood by reading. We will have Jim back on the show when he has had a full course of the HP experience to hear more about his life as a professional magician!