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The Pivotal Moment That Made Penn Jillette Hate Magic

Iconic illusionist Penn Jillette --- of the famed duo Penn & Teller --- joined Glenn for in-depth discussion this week on TV. Jillette relayed the astonishing story that turned him off magic after discovering the mentalist he idolized was really a fake.

"My hatred of magic got through the roof. Adults lie to you about these things. So when I first met Teller, and he said I do magic, it was just . . . I don't want anything to do with that. First of all, they're cheesy. They're not rock 'n' roll. They're greasy guys in tuxes," Jillette explained.

What turned him around to co-produce one of the most successful magic acts in American history?

Watch the video for a sneak peek and answers to these illusive questions:

• What famous mentalist did a young Penn Jillette idolize?

• What "blood-draining" revelation made Jillette despise magic?

• What made Jillette's science grades plummet?

Watch the full episode on-demand at TheBlaze TV.

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The Singularity? Elon Musk unveils plans to merge human brains with AI

Yesterday, while the rest of America obsessed over President Trump's tweets, Elon Musk announced plans to merge humans with computers using thread-like polymer electrodes implanted directly into the human brain. Musk said that Neuralink, his brain-AI interface startup, will allow humans to "achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence" as early as next year. Watch this clip to get more details.

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Tim Ballard: 12-year-old former ISIS captive needs your help

Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad and the Nazarene Fund, Tim Ballard, joined the Glenn Beck Program to give us an update on 12-year old Zeinal, an ISIS captive for almost five years. Zeinal was rescued by the Nazarene Fund last March after being seriously injured by mortar shrapnel and left for dead in Baghuz, Syria. Watch the video to hear Tim's update.