JREF Forum Cookbook
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James Randi Educational Foundation ( JREF) is an American grant-making institution founded in 1996 by magician and skeptic James Randi. As a nonprofit organization, the mission of JREF includes educating the public and the media on the dangers of accepting unproven claims, and to support research into paranormal claims in controlled scientific experimental conditions. The organization announced its change to a grant-making foundation in September 2015. 
a b http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2012/650/649/2012-650649443-0924dfee-9.pdf [ bare URL PDF] The JREF also produced a regular video cast and YouTube show, The Randi Show, in which former JREF outreach coordinator Brian Thompson interviewed Randi on a variety of skeptical topics, often with lighthearted or comedic commentary.  It has not been active since August 2012. In November 2015, Harriet Hall produced a series of ten lectures called Science Based Medicine for the JREF. The videos deal with various complementary alternative medicine subjects including homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture and more. For Good Reason podcast Episode Archive". James Randi Educational Foundation. December 12, 2011. Archived from the original on April 21, 2015. This forum is smaller and therefore better suited to what I want. I can get a sense for who people are. Granted sometime they change their forum handles and I get really confused (you know who you are... even if I don't anymore), but we have some people who are active in spurts (SQ the enigma or NeutralMilk for example), and yet have been here long enough that you know who they are when they grace us with their presence. Then there are somewhere around 30 posters who are here reliably pretty much every week in some form, each with their own posting styles, personalities, and interests. It's small enough that I feel like reputation matters a bit. You have to actually be concerned that what you say in one thread will be remembered and held against you if you contradict yourself elsewhere. There's a size which just makes even frequent posters fairly anonymous or reduces all people to caricatures or stereotypes because you can't keep them straight. I just got the sense that the community was too big to really have the feel of a community that I like.
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The foundation produced two audio podcasts, For Good Reason which was an interview program hosted by D.J. Grothe, promoting critical thinking and skepticism about the central beliefs of society. It has not been active since December 2011.  Consequence was a biweekly podcast hosted by former outreach coordinator Brian Thompson in which regular people shared their personal narratives about the negative impact a belief in pseudoscience, superstition, and the paranormal had had on their lives. It has not been active since May, 2013. 
From 2003 to 2015, the JREF annually hosted The Amaz!ng Meeting, a gathering of scientists, skeptics, and atheists. Perennial speakers include Richard Dawkins, Penn & Teller, Phil Plait, Michael Shermer and Adam Savage. filing with Florida State Department". Florida Department of State Division of Corporations . Retrieved 26 August 2012.a b "Los Angeles Office Closed". James Randi Educational Foundation. September 1, 2014 . Retrieved 2014-09-02. The James Randi Educational Foundation Scholarships". Randi.org. 2009-04-20 . Retrieved 2009-06-15. Polidoro, Massimo (2003). Secrets of the Psychics: Investigating Paranormal Claims. Prometheus Books. ISBN 1-59102-086-7.