“Washington, D.C., was the ‘worst spot in the country’ for fake mediums.”


“Follow the science” and the “experts”—became popular maxims in America in the strange years 2020 & 2021, as government bureaucrats, politicians, media stars, and celebrities—themselves no scientists (or experts either)—struggled to figure out what, if anything, science and the experts wanted the rest of us to do. Following science and experts turns out to be a difficult and problematic enterprise. A hundred years ago, The Great Houdini tried to teach this to a Washington, D.C., infested with fake mediums.


  • Narrator: Chris Flannery
  • Audio Producer: Derek Wood
  • Music Supervisor: Blake Huxell
  • Music Composer: Brooks Radtke
  • Mixing Engineer: Jacob Meyer