January 2013

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29 January, 2013 // 5 Comments

Episode One of Be Reasonable is now online, and you should check it out by heading over to the Merseyside Skeptics website. In this episode Marsh and I talk to the medical dowser Anita Ikonen. The show is in the process of being added to iTunes, so I’ll post a link when it’s possible. It has been great to read all of the positive [...]

My favourite non-psychic psychics & mind readers

24 January, 2013 // 0 Comments

This was originally written for the Project Barnum website. I’m not talking about psychics and mind readers who aren’t gifted like they claim, but those who pretend in the name of entertainment and education and do a better job than those claiming super powers. I think there’s a lot to be gained from engaging with people in fun, [...]

Coming Soon – Be Reasonable!

24 January, 2013 // 3 Comments

Next week sees the launch of a new monthly podcast from the Merseyside Skeptics Society, featuring Hayley Stevens (me!) and Michael Marshall: Be Reasonable. Each month, we’ll be speaking to people who believe in ideas and theories that run contrary to the mainstream scientific and skeptical worldview, in order to examine how such beliefs are [...]

A few bits of news

23 January, 2013 // 0 Comments

Today I have updated the Project Barnum website with extra resources and useful information. A new initiative has been added to the site to get people to share their experiences after visiting Psychic Stage Shows. The aim is to get people to tell us their thoughts, and to take along Project Barnum ‘How to spot cold reading‘ check lists [...]