By Tom Interval
Today is magician and skeptic James Randi‘s 90th birthday, so I thought it would be appropriate to post a radio interview he gave 36 years ago during his visit to Cornell University to give a public lecture, demonstration, and seminars.
I’m not sure if Randi was there for more than one day, but on March 3, 1982, Joe Leeming, a publicist at Cornell who hosted a radio program at the time, interviewed him. As far as I know, this interview has not been heard since then. Chris Leeming, Joe’s son, was kind enough to provide me with the recording, and Cornell gave me permission to share it with the public.
It’s worth noting that Joe Leeming is the son of Joseph Leeming, a prolific author whose 10 instructional books on magic have appeared on the shelves of libraries around the world (he also wrote 49 other nonfiction books about a variety of topics, such as puzzles, games, crafts, ships, history, and business).
To listen to the Randi interview, click or touch the following link or play it in the embedded YouTube video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb3Wr1jNd_w.
Happy birthday, Randi!