Don’t use the term debunk around James Randi.
The man known as the Amazing Randi sees himself as an investigator who made a name for himself trying to disprove the grandiose paranormal claims of public figures, from magicians and so-called mentalists to televangelists. Randi himself is a retired stage magician.
James Randi spoke with Lake Effect’s Dan Harmon about when amusement crosses a line and becomes a con game that needs to be exposed.
"I have to keep up with these things. I feel a burning need for it because a lot of people depend on me for giving them opinions on things that they witness, and I try to give them the correct answers, of course," he says.
Randi and filmmaker Tyler Measom will appear Saturday at the Milwaukee Film Festival.