Retiring Project Barnum

23 April, 2014 // 0 Comments

I have retired Project Barnum, the no-frills resource that educated people about psychic trickery for a number of years. There are several reasons that led me to this decision and I wanted to discuss some of them here. Project Barnum was first launched when the drama about whether Sally Morgan had used an earpiece in a Dublin show was going [...]

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 [...]

Psychic Medium David Russell knows best… or so he thinks

15 June, 2012 // 3 Comments

As the creator and sole organiser of Project Barnum I get a lot of messages from all sorts of people, especially on Twitter. Most of the time it’s people who¬†understand what I’m trying to achieve with Project Barnum, but occasionally I get contacted by someone who believes people can have psychic ability or can act as a medium between [...]

Criticisms of Project Barnum

3 November, 2011 // 6 Comments

Today the ‘Strange Quarks’ podcast released an episode in which Project Barnum was discussed and criticised. I wanted to address the points raised in the podcast. 1 – Simon Singh doesn’t lead Project Barnum as claimed in the podcast by Martin Robbins. I do. Simon helped to form the idea of the petition, but everything else [...]