The Mind of James Randi

Featuring: Massimo Polidoro · At: CSICon 2017 · Topic(s): ,

Randi’s career seems to be well known to skeptics, and yet lots of intriguing stories remain untold.

Watch Massimo bring back to life some lesser known, but most surprising adventures of the greatest investigator of mysteries of our times.

James “The Amazing” Randi began his career as a stage magician and escape artist but achieved fame as a professional skeptic, publicly disproving the claims of self-described psychics, mentalists, and faith healers. He is one of the founders of CSICOP—now CSI—and the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF).

Massimo Polidoro is a writer and an internationally recognized “mystery detective.” He began his career as James Randi’s apprentice and is the cofounder and head of the Italian skeptics group CICAP. He is a TV personality in Italy, a research fellow for CSI, and a longtime columnist for its magazine, the Skeptical Inquirer. He is currently working on The “Amazing” Randi biography.

This talk took place at CSICon Las Vegas on Saturday, October 28th, 2017.