42 episodes

Why are some people so happy? How can you tell when politicians are lying? Is it logical to carry a lucky charm? Why do long lists of questions hold our attention?

Welcome to Richard Wiseman’s On Your Mind, the podcast that aims to answer a thousand questions about the human mind. A magician, academic and author, Richard holds the UK’s only professorship in the public understanding of psychology. Together with science journalist Marnie Chesterton, they take on all manner of questions from the public, celebrities and each other, on everything from ghosts to laughter, dreaming to luck, sleep to memory. This fact-filled, irreverent, interactive podcast is the ultimate guide to the human psyche and provides listeners with an invaluable toolkit for successful living.

Don't want to miss an episode? Follow the show (it's published weekly). Got a question for Richard? We’d love to hear from you - send a text or voice message to @wisemanpod

https://twitter.com/wisemanpod

CREDITS
Presented by Professor Richard Wiseman and Marnie Chesterton
Produced by Kate White
Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
Executive Producers for TellTale: Rami Tzabar & Jago Lee
Music: For My Friend / Daniel Fridell & Sven Lindvall / courtesy of http://www.epidemicsound.com

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Why are some people so happy? How can you tell when politicians are lying? Is it logical to carry a lucky charm? Why do long lists of questions hold our attention?

Welcome to Richard Wiseman’s On Your Mind, the podcast that aims to answer a thousand questions about the human mind. A magician, academic and author, Richard holds the UK’s only professorship in the public understanding of psychology. Together with science journalist Marnie Chesterton, they take on all manner of questions from the public, celebrities and each other, on everything from ghosts to laughter, dreaming to luck, sleep to memory. This fact-filled, irreverent, interactive podcast is the ultimate guide to the human psyche and provides listeners with an invaluable toolkit for successful living.

Don't want to miss an episode? Follow the show (it's published weekly). Got a question for Richard? We’d love to hear from you - send a text or voice message to @wisemanpod

https://twitter.com/wisemanpod

CREDITS
Presented by Professor Richard Wiseman and Marnie Chesterton
Produced by Kate White
Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
Executive Producers for TellTale: Rami Tzabar & Jago Lee
Music: For My Friend / Daniel Fridell & Sven Lindvall / courtesy of http://www.epidemicsound.com

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Friendship

    Friendship

    Richard and Marnie turn the spotlight on friendship, revealing the secrets to small talk, what makes people likeable and how to turn acquaintances into friends.

    Don't want to miss an episode? Follow the show (it's published weekly). Got a question for Richard? We’d love to hear from you - send a text or voice message to @wisemanpod, email kate.white@telltaleindustries.com or head to listentoonyourmind.com.

    https://twitter.com/wisemanpod

    CREDITS
    Presented by Professor Richard Wiseman and Marnie Chesterton
    Produced by Kate White
    Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
    Executive Producers for TellTale: Rami Tzabar & Jago Lee
    Music: For My Friend / Daniel Fridell & Sven Lindvall / courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com
    Mixed by Knights Audio
    Additional research by Helen Keen

    The presenters and producer are not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the use of the information presented in this podcast and this information is not intended to be a substitute for consulting with a healthcare professional.

    • 27 min
    Can You Spot a Con?

    Can You Spot a Con?

    Richard and Marnie answer some more of your listener questions, delving into the psychology of the street con-artist, sleepwalking, the importance of a growth mindset, attention spans and much more.

    Don't want to miss an episode? Follow the show (it's published weekly). Got a question for Richard? We’d love to hear from you - send a text or voice message to @wisemanpod, email kate.white@telltaleindustries.com or head to listentoonyourmind.com.

    https://twitter.com/wisemanpod

    CREDITS
    Presented by Professor Richard Wiseman and Marnie Chesterton
    Produced by Kate White
    Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
    Executive Producers for TellTale: Rami Tzabar & Jago Lee
    Music: For My Friend / Daniel Fridell & Sven Lindvall / courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com
    Mixed by Knights Audio
    Additional research by Helen Keen

    The presenters and producer are not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the use of the information presented in this podcast and this information is not intended to be a substitute for consulting with a healthcare professional.

    • 28 min
    Christmas

    Christmas

    Get into the festive spirit with Richard and Marnie, as they unwrap the psychology of gift giving, reveal why cracker jokes are so bad, look at what our Christmas decorations say about us and whether we find people with beards more trustworthy (spoiler alert, it doesn't bode well for Santa!).

    Don't want to miss an episode? Follow the show (it's published weekly). Got a question for Richard? We’d love to hear from you - send a text or voice message to @wisemanpod, email kate.white@telltaleindustries.com or head to listentoonyourmind.com.

    https://twitter.com/wisemanpod

    CREDITS
    Presented by Professor Richard Wiseman and Marnie Chesterton
    Produced by Kate White
    Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
    Executive Producers for TellTale: Rami Tzabar & Jago Lee
    Music: For My Friend / Daniel Fridell & Sven Lindvall / courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com
    Mixed by Knights Audio
    Additional research by Helen Keen

    The presenters and producer are not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the use of the information presented in this podcast and this information is not intended to be a substitute for consulting with a healthcare professional.

    • 26 min
    Are You a Blurter?

    Are You a Blurter?

    Richard and Marnie answer some of your listener questions that have been sent in over the season. Such as, why do some people have no filter when they speak? Does everyone have an inner voice? Which is more powerful, nature or nurture? And why do people pick their nose (how delightful!).

    Don't want to miss an episode? Follow the show (it's published weekly). Got a question for Richard? We’d love to hear from you - send a text or voice message to @wisemanpod, email kate.white@telltaleindustries.com or head to listentoonyourmind.com.

    https://twitter.com/wisemanpod

    CREDITS
    Presented by Professor Richard Wiseman and Marnie Chesterton
    Produced by Kate White
    Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
    Executive Producers for TellTale: Rami Tzabar & Jago Lee
    Music: For My Friend / Daniel Fridell & Sven Lindvall / courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com
    Mixed by Knights Audio
    Additional research by Helen Keen

    The presenters and producer are not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the use of the information presented in this podcast and this information is not intended to be a substitute for consulting with a healthcare professional.

    • 28 min
    Hidden Persuaders

    Hidden Persuaders

    Richard and Marnie reveal some of the hidden persuaders that affect our decision making. Are we really as rational as we think we are? Do our names affect our lives and how successful we are? And how are we swayed by advertising, without even realising it?

    Don't want to miss an episode? Follow the show (it's published weekly). Got a question for Richard? We’d love to hear from you - send a text or voice message to @wisemanpod, email kate.white@telltaleindustries.com or head to listentoonyourmind.com.

    https://twitter.com/wisemanpod

    CREDITS
    Presented by Professor Richard Wiseman and Marnie Chesterton
    Produced by Kate White
    Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
    Executive Producers for TellTale: Rami Tzabar & Jago Lee
    Music: For My Friend / Daniel Fridell & Sven Lindvall / courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com
    Mixed by Knights Audio
    Additional research by Helen Keen

    The presenters and producer are not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the use of the information presented in this podcast and this information is not intended to be a substitute for consulting with a healthcare professional.

    • 25 min
    Richard's Favourite Studies

    Richard's Favourite Studies

    In this episode we explore Richard's favourite psychological studies. How does our pace of life affect us? Do we all have the potential to harm others? And how good are we at telling if politicians are lying? Find out why these studies and more made it into Richard's hall of fame. 

    Don't want to miss an episode? Follow the show (it's published weekly). Got a question for Richard? We’d love to hear from you - send a text or voice message to @wisemanpod, email kate.white@telltaleindustries.com or head to listentoonyourmind.com.

    https://twitter.com/wisemanpod

    CREDITS
    Presented by Professor Richard Wiseman and Marnie Chesterton
    Produced by Kate White
    Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
    Executive Producers for TellTale: Rami Tzabar & Jago Lee
    Music: For My Friend / Daniel Fridell & Sven Lindvall / courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com
    Mixed by Knights Audio
    Additional research by Helen Keen

    The presenters and producer are not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the use of the information presented in this podcast and this information is not intended to be a substitute for consulting with a healthcare professional.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

haydenhigg ,

Practical and fun

By FAR the most interesting and enjoyable informative podcast I listen to. I never left a review because I’ve been listening for so long that I didn’t realize this wasn’t already a huge podcast given how good it is!

TJM444 ,

Excellent

Really wonderful podcast. Very informative and entertaining.

JC sunshine ,

Entertaining and informative

Really enjoy this podcast. I’ve read a number of Richard Wiseman's books and am fascinated by the information and application to daily life.
I love his sense of humor and always enjoy listening.
Marnie Chesterton is a great partner for the podcast, brings a wit and charm that complements very well.
I’m glad to see there is a new season starting soon!

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