Those Randi 80s

Those Randi 80s

Those Randi 80s

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Dec. 5 2008 1:30 PM

Those Randi 80s

Back in the 1980s James Randi was on a TV show called "People Are Talking", where he debunked all sorts of psychic nonsense. In the clip below he debunks telekinesis, Uri Geller, spoon bending, and more.


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The appearance was to promote his wonderful book Flim-Flam!, which is as good a read today as it was when he wrote it. The chapter on dowsing was particularly fun. Sadly, the second part of this video ends in the middle, but you'll get a good taste of what's what.

Randi is a wonder to watch; he cracks me up. At the James Randi Educational Foundation in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, there is a treasure-trove of videos he has made or of TV shows he's been on. A lot of these videos are being put up on YouTube, and I expect my readers will have quite an enjoyable time browsing through them.