Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein are the producers and directors of An Honest Liar, a documentary about James “The Amazing” Randi.
Jessica spoke with them about the movie, the archival footage they found, and Randi “victims” psychic Uri Geller and televangelist Peter Popoff.
James Randi is the legendary investigator of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims and the namesake of the James Randi Educational Foundation. Banachek is the mentalist who created the “bullet catch” trick made famous by Penn & Teller and the director of JREF’s One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge.
Jessica spoke with them about the difficulties of testing so-called supernatural powers, performing mentalism and fooling people, and what they still love about watching magic shows.