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Let’s talk about Fake Psychic, hosted by Vicky Baker, a story about the art of the con, belief, retribution, and possibly atonement of a renowned psychic who confessed to being part of an underground network that he called the “psychic mafia.”
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Host: Vicky Baker
Listen on: iTunes
If you wanted to speak to the dead in 1960s America, there was one man who was ready to help. A showman with big ambitions. A man who before your very eyes could bring back the dead.
Vicky Baker investigates the story of Lamar Keene, a renowned psychic who confessed to being part of an underground network that he called the “psychic mafia.”
From the team who brought you Fake Heiress, this is a story about the art of the con, belief, retribution, and possibly atonement.
I’ve always been one of those people who has wanted to believe in psychics. Deep down, I believe there are people who have gifts that others don’t, but the more I hear stories of these very popular psychics, the more I question my judgments.
While I had never heard of Lamar Keene or the psychic mafia, I was excited to listen to this one. I am not fond of podcasts that reenact the story with voice actors. This one was no different. The voice may have been what Lamar Keene actually sounded like, but I couldn’t get past it. It was just too much.
I found the story itself fascinating. How he started, how he tried to expose the industry, and especially how people called him a liar because either they didn’t want the real truth out there or because he was in fact, a liar.
The podcast left me wanting to learn more about Lamar Keene. I am considering reading his book, though I believe that it will be a lot of what I’ve already listened to. If you are a fan of con stories, you should add Fake Psychic to your list.
I give Fake Psychic 4 out of 5 stars.
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