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You can’t trust anyone.
Particularly not author, entertainer and collector of scams Nicholas J. Johnson.
Scamapalooza attempts to separate facts from fraud as Nicholas explores the worlds of deception, illusion and swindles with the rogues gallery of writers, magicians, comedians and confidence artists that are his guests.
“Nicholas J. Johnson is the man to talk to about scams.” - ABC Statewide Drive Victoria.
Most Recent Episode
45 - The Ethics Of Mentalism with Jon Archer
What’s the difference between a con artist and a magician? A great magician tells you they’re about to lie you. They admit it out right. And then fool you anyway.
But a great con artist will suck you in and leave you refusing to believe you were ever deceived.
So what then, about mentalism, that branch of magic that brings to life psychic phenomena like psychokinesis and telepathy or that makes extraordinary psychological techniques like neurolinguistic programming or body language reading seem legit.
These magicians are often so credible that audiences are left actually believing that the entertainer has abilities that they do not have and often, do not exist.
Are they con artist? Is it ethical to lie to an audience in this way? Or is it all just show business?
On this episode of Scamapalooza, magician and comedian Jon Archer seeks to get inside the mind…of the mind readers.
Rated 5 out of
A seedy look into the world of the swindler! I can't recommend it enough!
Date published: 2015-07-29