Hustles and Cons: Banachek’s Brain #20

On this episode of Banachek’s Brain we talk about Banachek’s name and the legality of changing to a mononymous name.  Banachek tells the story of Victor Lustig and how he sold the Eiffel Tower.  He also talks about the bets of Titanic Thompson and other current internet cons.  Banachek also tells the story of Ann Thompson who scammed clients out of $800k making her our “Scum of the Week”.

Mike Edwards Part 2: Banachek’s Brain #19

On this episode of Banachek’s Brain we call up Mike Edwards.  Mike worked with Amazing Randi and Banachek to make up the elaborate hoax known as Project Alpha.  They discuss their first meeting and the early days of Project Alpha.

Mike Edwards Part 1: Banachek’s Brain #18

On this episode of Banachek’s Brain we call up Mike Edwards.  Mike worked with Amazing Randi and Banachek to make up the elaborate hoax known as Project Alpha.  They discuss their first meeting and the early days of Project Alpha.

3 in the Front 7 in the back: Banachek’s Brain #16

On this episode of Banachek’s Brain we talk about how many people you can get into cars and phone booths.  Banachek sees ghosts and talks about the beginning of the spiritualists movement. We were on the road during this recording, so the audio quality is not the best.

Porn with Alice Vaughn: Banachek’s Brain #15

On this episode of Banachek’s Brain, we sit down with Alice Vaughn to talk about porn, teledildonics, offensive crayons, and the effects of adult content on society.  We also discuss how Banachek was made uncomfortable during his show.

Banachek’s Brain #13: Brains

On this episode of Banachek’s Brain we get stuck on talking about brains.  We discuss why relationships make you live longer, our own personal hells, the heaviest organ in the body, aliens and the search for extra terrestrial life, octopuses, and a bunch of other crazy stuff.  Are you still you if your brain was downloaded into a computer?  Lastly, Banachek gets creeped out about cancer.

Banachek’s Brain #12: Deborah Hyde

On this episode of Banachek’s Brain podcast we talk with Deborah Hyde.  Deborah is a British sceptic, folklorist, cultural anthropologist, Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and Editor-in-Chief of The Skeptic.  You can find out more about Deborah at DeborahHyde.com