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Stunninger
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A great interview with Banachek talking about psychic phenomena...and other things...

http://thesynfulshow.com/
Tom Cutts
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Sheesh! Commercials, commercials, and more commeecials... and then a recap of those commercials. Four minutes in and still nothing about the topic. I gave up. Get to the point or get out of the way.
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Yeah, agree those commercials at the beginning are really annoying. The Banachek interview starts at about 7 min in.
Mark Timon
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It is kind of sad .I don't understand why he keeps speaking about the Alpha project, something that happened 40 years ago! I think people really don't care.
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On Aug 21, 2019, Mark Timon wrote:
It is kind of sad .I don't understand why he keeps speaking about the Alpha project, something that happened 40 years ago! I think people really don't care.


after any period of time, things become normalised...even wars... people laugh, joke, talk about wars and world-affecting things.. but if you're an ex-soldier, talking about something from that time period is still important, valid (and sometimes funny) and sad and all those things and more...

its just time for others...

so he still talks about it, because it was important at the time and had a ripple-effect...it changed things that are now somewhat normalised, testing has changed to a degree, and its part of his credo (pardon the pun)...of course he's gonna talk about it, and its partly why he gets interviewed too...

what would you be asked about?
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On Aug 22, 2019, IAIN wrote:
what would you be asked about?


Excellent question.
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Psycho Seance book: https://tinyurl.com/y873bbr4
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Personally, I find the Project Alpha story fascinating. Banacheck was 16 at the time Project Alpha started. That he was able to consistently fool scientists into believing he had psychic powers - despite Randi writing to the scientists and telling them exactly what to look for is very interesting, to me anyway.

There was talk some time ago about a Project Alpha film being made. Not sure if that is still in the works, but I hope so.

I also find Banachek very inspiring. He overcame very difficult beginnings having been abandoned as a child, yet has gone on to build a good life for himself. I have much admiration for the man and love hearing his stories.
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Nothing in my life would be worth talking about at 16. I was bagging groceries for tips back then. So more power to him.

Oscar
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Thanks for posting this, although I'm not sure why anyone should be offended. Worth a listen, and the Alpha project stuff was the most interesting segment, at least to me! So what if it was 40 years ago, or even 200 years ago? Maybe the younger generation doesn't care about anything longer than 10 minutes ago, but that doesn't mean that history isn't interesting to the rest of us....
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I'm going to listen in a few minutes
THE MAN THE SKEPTICS REFUSE TO TEST FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS.. The Worlds Foremost Authority on Houdini's Life after Death.....
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Personally I very much enjoy the project Alpha stories. Every time I hear them I get new details.
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Banachek has the same last name as me!
The Unmasked Magician
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That makes you cool by default.
Please check regularly if you are becoming the type of magician Jerry Seinfeld jokes about.
Stunninger
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On Aug 22, 2019, GlennLawrence wrote:
Thanks for posting this, although I'm not sure why anyone should be offended.


The title of this thread was a reference to a topic Banachek covers on the podcast. If you listen to the entire podcast, it will make sense.
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I did listen to the whole thing but I must have missed it, maybe was not listening closely enough at that point. No problem and thanks for your reply as at least that explains that there was a tie-in.
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I talk about it because I am asked about it. I talk about it because it is part of my branding. I talk about it because it is a valuable lesson. I talk about it because it is part of who I am and part of my life. I also talk about current things too. But if a Podcast wants to ask me about about it and wants to cover it, so be it.

MarK Timmon.. not sure why you see it as sad,, you say that as if that is ALL I talk about. what do you talk about in your interviews and what do you say when asked how you got started.? Or do you not have any past that is brought up? Barry Sonnefeld and Allen Sorken bought my life rights to to do a major movie so someone important in Hollywood thinks it is important part of history.

My life is eclectic.

Project Alpha is where I started and how I started but then there was the expose of Poppoff, the testing of many psychics, the first person to be buried alive, the Penn & Teller Bullet catch, Criss Angel TV shows.. opening of David Blaines second special, college entertainer two years in a row, The comedy club years, trade show years, restaurant years, corporate and theater years, night club years and what I am doing now and ... well you get the idea.. and I talk about all those things.. Maybe you missed it Mark Timmon because you are so focused on Project Alpha and it hits you personally? I do not know.

Funny though, Project ALpha opens many media doors and I would be complete idiot not to use it to open those doors.

If you want to find out more about what makes me tick.. listen to my own podcast.. commercial free. Banacheksbrain ..... we have interviewed Bill Nye Amazing Jonathan and others. I did a two partner with Mike Edwards on project Alpha.. but we cover a myriad of topics from sex to politics to .. oh yeah even a whole episode on toilets.

Enjoy
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Banachek
Campus Performer of the Year two years in a row
Year 2000 Campus Novelty Act
PEA Creativity Award Recipient
http://www.banachek.com
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