Mar 15, 2022 | Skepticism
It’s been a long time since I wrote anything about the con artists who claim to be psychics, but I can’t pass up the opportunity to mention The Great Australian Psychic Prediction Project, which reveals how lousy their ability to see the future has been.
Feb 26, 2019 | Skepticism
If you’re a regular reader of this site — or if you listened to my radio show — you know how much I detest the frauds who call themselves psychics. That’s why I was happy to see John Oliver take on those lowlifes during his HBO show Sunday night.
Dec 29, 2013 | Skepticism
Every year, prominent psychics made predictions about what will happen in the next 12 months. These are the con artists who lie about being able to foresee the future, yet make money every year from media outlets and victims who don’t bother checking to see how accurate they’ve been in the past. That’s why I’m […]
Jan 17, 2019 | Skepticism
As Benjamin Radford writes, psychics were absolutely no help in finding Jayme Closs — just as they’ve failed in every previous case.
Oct 28, 2017 | podcasts, Skepticism
It’s very rare that I criticize another radio host on the same station that employs me, but when I got in my car and turned on KTRS Wednesday afternoon at 4:50pm, I heard Kent Ehrhardt (who does the 3-6pm show Tuesday through Thursday, while I do Monday and Friday) taking calls from listeners for a […]
Mar 23, 2014 | Magicians, podcasts, Skepticism
Last summer, I talked with reporter Kyle Swenson about psychic con artists in south Florida, including Rose Marks who (with her family) scammed victims out of millions of dollars. Two months later, Marks was convicted of various crimes, and this week, she was sentenced to a decade in jail. As my friend Jamy Ian Swiss […]
Feb 13, 2012 | Skepticism
Stuart Robbins kept an ear on George Noory’s “Coast to Coast AM” radio show throughout 2010 to hear what we should expect in 2011, as predicted by professional “psychics” and random callers to the show. At the end of 2011, he went back to compare the predictions to reality and found (once again) that they […]
Dec 28, 2005 | podcasts
Every year, Gene Emery (a reporter for the Providence Journal and columnist for the Skeptical Inquirer) collects the predictions made by psychics in the tabloids and holds onto them. At the end of the following year, he comes on my show to report on their accuracy and do something the publishers never do — hold […]
Jan 3, 2023 | Blog
With the new year underway, several people have asked whether I think 2023 will be better than 2022. This photo is my short answer, but this piece is my longer response.
Jul 15, 2022 | Radio Business
Some radio (and podcast) personalities have gotten rich by having great relationships with advertisers. I was never one of them, but I do have a few stories to share.