Captivated as a young boy by magic, one of Glenn’s favorite illusionists was the masterful Harry Houdini. In this fascinating installment of hiSTORY, Glenn recounts the early years that prepared Houdini to become a renowned international figure, and possibly a spy for the Allied Forces in World War I.

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Watch the video below for a sneak peak and answers to these intriguing questions:

• Was Houdini for or against the spiritualist movement?
• To what lengths would Houdini go to trick his audiences?
• When is the only time Glenn thinks Houdini is a bad guy?

Watch the full episode, courtesy of Mercury Radio Arts.