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- Darkness Radio | AM1130 Minneapolis, February 7, 2012
Psychic Scams (interview with D.J. Grothe) — Listen Online
JREF President D.J. Grothe on how to protect yourself from fake psychics, how sincere psychic advisors may be self deceived, the $1 Million Paranormal Challenge, and the psychological tricks psychics may use to appear to have supernatural abilities.
- The Jay Thomas Show, February 6, 2012
Interview with Banachek (not available online)
Famed mindreader and Director of the James Randi Educational Foundation's Million Dollar Challenge, which challenges psychics to prove their claims.
- The Buffalo Beast, February 3, 2012
TWiC #5: Sally Morgan and other frauds
One of the more celebrated debunking instances among skeptics is when James Randi and his cohorts caught the notorious scam artist / phony “faith healer” Peter Popoff red-handed lying to his audiences.
- Doubtful Newsblog, January 30, 2012
The Deliberate Skeptical Hoax
James Randi orchestrated many hoaxes in order to demonstrate how easy it is fool people, especially people who think they can’t be fooled.
- Overlawyered, February 6, 2012
February 6 roundup
U.K.: “‘Psychic’ Sally Morgan Sues Critics for £150,000 After Refusing $1 Million to Prove Her Powers” [D.J. Grothe, HuffPo] “She’ll be calling witnesses such as ‘an uncle, or father, or a man… with a b in his first name’.” [@thegagthief]
- Furious Purpose, February 3, 2012
Who the hell is Sally Morgan?
Sally the psychic apparently didn’t like the offer of the challenge, and she sent some goons out to threaten Simon Singh with legal action.