Jun 16, 2022
Devin Person is a wizard. Literally. He wears a gown, has a long gray beard, a pointy hat, casts spells, grants wishes and, according to his website, seems to have succumbed to one of the world’s most sinister spells: the one that makes someone start a podcast.
The son of a physicist and a social worker, Person grew up in Massachusetts, attended a non-wizard college and holds a day job in tech. When not working to pay bills, Person rides around on the subway granting free wishes. He also offers $150 life-coaching sessions in his Brooklyn apartment (Gandalf of Greenpoint, have times really gotten that hard in the Shire?).
Person embraces the silliness of it all — while also embracing his niche. “What I’m offering is a moment to … think about things differently,” he said in a New York Post profile. “Maybe [the person will] take an action that they wouldn’t have otherwise.”