It’s a rare person indeed who can trick and amaze people on one hand while reassuring them that what they are experiencing is not real. Meet Banachek. He’s not only an illusionist, magician, mentalist extraordinaire, he’s a skeptic’s skeptic who for decades has been instrumental in exposing fraud and deception.
In this episode of Point of Inquiry, Jim talks to Banachek about his life as a performer, investigator, and man on a mission. Banachek talks about what led him into magic and mentalism, his relationship with James Randi, how he tricked scientists into believing he was a psychic, his new show at the Stratosphere, and more.