Ray Hyman: Banachek’s Brain #26

On this episode of Banachek’s Brain we talk with legendary skeptic Ray Hyman.  Ray is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, and a noted critic of parapsychology. Ray is considered one of the founders of the modern skeptical movement and is the founder and leader of the Skeptic’s Toolbox.

Amazing Johnathan Part 2: Banachek’s Brain #23

On this episode of Banachek’s Brain we talk to the Amazing Johnathan.  He is a hilarious comic, magician, and Vegas headliner known for his outrageous hijinks.  You can see Johnathan at one of his next appearances.

Massimo Polidoro: Banachek’s Brain #21

On this episode of Banachek’s Brain we talk with Massimo Polidoro.  He is an Italian psychologist, writer, journalist, television personality, co-founder and executive director of the Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Pseudoscience.

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.