Token Skeptic Interview – The Directors Of The New James Randi Documentary “An Honest Liar”

Now out on the Token Skeptic Podcast (with a transcript to follow!): Episode One Hundred And Eight – On James Randi’s An Honest Liar – Interview With Justin Weinstein And Tyler Measom.

Also, don’t forget to check out the earlier transcripts of podcast episodes - available on the Curiouser and Curiouser column on the CSICOP website!

An Honest Liar profiles the life of famed magician turned professional skeptic James “The Amazing” Randi as he embarks on a series of public crusades to expose America’s beloved psychics, mentalists, preachers, and faith healers with religious fervor. Along the way, the film will show how easily our perceptions can be fooled – by magicians, con artists, and even documentaries.

An Honest Liar – Work-in-Progress trailer from Justin Weinstein on Vimeo.

Justin Weinstein has been making documentaries for broadcast, theatrical release, or commercial clients for over 10 years. Most recently, he wrote and edited Being Elmo; A Puppeteers Journey, which premiered at Sundance in 2011 (Special Jury Prize). Prior to that, Weinstein produced science and environmental documentaries, including Face Off at Coal River Mountain for Al Jazeera English, and the feature documentary about the global coal problem Dirty Business, produced in collaboration with Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney. Earlier, Weinstein produced numerous projects for ABC News, Peter Jennings Reporting, and PBS, including Hot Politics for Frontline and the ABC News special, Last Days on Earth.

Tyler Measom is the co-director/producer of the documentary film Sons of Perdition, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, screened at over 45 festivals and was acquired by the Oprah Winfrey Network. Measom is also the producer of the feature film, Take, starring Minnie Driver and Jeremy Renner. He has written, produced and directed over one hundred commercials, short documentaries and industrials for a wide range of national and international clients.

DO support the forthcoming documentary by donating at –  http://anhonestliar.com.

 

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About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • Cuttlefish

    Listening now–how does it happen that I haven’t heard a word about this, and you already have interviewed the directors/producers?

  • Kylie Sturgess

    It’s thanks to Sharon Hill, who mentioned it in her Twitter newsletter (which people should subscribe to!).

    http://twitter.com/#!/DoubtfulNews/status/169874242169606145

    She mentioned it on the 16th February, and I wrote to the directors asking if they were available. To be honest, I was surprised that they were and since I’m heading over east soon and won’t update the podcast for a while in March, I thought I’d get it done that night.


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