8 episodes

Richard Wiseman takes tea and discusses magic, illusion, psychology, science and much more with 8 guests.

Afternoon Tea with Richard Wiseman University of Hertfordshire

    • Social Sciences

Richard Wiseman takes tea and discusses magic, illusion, psychology, science and much more with 8 guests.

    Episode 8: Raj Persaud

    Episode 8: Raj Persaud

    Surrounded by the gentle hum of book lovers, the two of us chatted about the science of success, the self-help industry and his favourite type of biscuit.

    • 17 min
    Episode 4: Sue Blackmore

    Episode 4: Sue Blackmore

    The two of us chatted about parapsychology, her new theory about the evolution of technology and how to meditate in 20 seconds.

    • 22 min
    Episode 6: Andy and Preston Nyman

    Episode 6: Andy and Preston Nyman

    Over tea and biscuits we all chatted about Andy’s love of acting, his work with Derren, and his latest projects. Andy also showed me a couple of card tricks, the like of which I had never seen before.

    • 20 min
    Episode 3: Piff the Magic Dragon

    Episode 3: Piff the Magic Dragon

    I spoke to Jon about magic as a performing art and his need to dress as a large green dragon.

    • 17 min
    Episode 2: Mind-reader Philip Escoffey

    Episode 2: Mind-reader Philip Escoffey

    Expert mind-reader Philip Escoffey has toured the world with his thought-provoking show, Six Impossible Things Before Dinner.

    • 17 min
    Episode 5: Barry and Stuart

    Episode 5: Barry and Stuart

    We chatted about magic and religion, what happens when dangerous stunts go wrong, and how they might incorporate a garden gnome into their act.

    • 17 min

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