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Houston Performer Discusses Learning to Swallow a Sword

We meet Houston entertainer Jim Mackenzie, who’s talents include sword swallowing. He talks about how he taught himself to swallow swords and what drew him to the art. He can even put the occasional pair of scissors up his nose.

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We meet Houston entertainer Jim Mackenzie, who’s talents include sword swallowing. He talks about how he taught himself to swallow swords and what drew him to the art. He can even put the occasional pair of scissors up his nose.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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