James van Praagh is an American who has made his living fooling people into believing he can speak to dead people. He has built quite an empire hosting television shows, cruises, and other major events. Everything carefully designed to separate the gullible and their money.
Here is Van Praagh failing miserably on a British tv show.
His cold reading techniques he are unbelievably transparent, and his recovery is sloppy. I would like to think that the majority of people at this show, walked away with a better understanding of what a scam psychics actually are.