Psychologist, magician and academic Professor Richard Wiseman hosts Richard Wiseman's "On Your Mind"

A Podimo and TellTale Industries Production, the podcast that aims to answer a thousand questions about the human mind, from laughter, dreaming and luck to sleep, memory and the paranormal

How can you tell when politicians are lying?

Why have humans evolved to laugh?

What is the formula for the perfect nap?

What links some of the UK’s most ‘haunted’ locations?

Why do long lists of questions hold our attention?

On Wednesday 8th February, Podimo and TellTale Industries will launch Richard Wiseman's On Your Mind podcast. This is the ultimate guide to the human psyche that dives into how we think, feel and behave.

A psychologist, magician and academic, Professor Richard Wiseman holds the UK’s only professorship in the public understanding of psychology. He's fascinated by the science behind magic, deception, the paranormal, luck and self-development – Richard’s books on these topics have sold over 3 million copies and his YouTube videos have racked up over 600 million views.

Now, along with science journalist Marnie Chesterton, he's on a mission to answer a thousand questions about the human mind. The pair are taking on all manner of questions from the public, celebrities and each other about everything from laughter, dreaming and luck to sleep, memory and the paranormal. The series starts with criminal barrister and broadcaster Rob Rinder asking if there's a secret to becoming a human lie detector. Curious listeners are invited to send in their own questions via @wisemanpod on Twitter.

Richard tackles each topic by drawing on his deep knowledge of psychology, while also providing an endless supply of witty anecdotes... Marnie tries to stick to the script and ensures there are practical takeaways in each episode.

Listeners can expect a fact-filled and irreverent podcast that provides them with an invaluable toolkit for successful living. 


Richard Wiseman's On Your Mind answers...

How do lie detectors work and can they be trusted? 

Is it logical to carry a lucky charm?

What is the funniest joke in the world?

Are humans psychologically primed to believe in ghosts?

What links some of the UK’s most ‘haunted’ locations?

Do we really only use 10% of our brains? 

How can we overcome procrastination? 

Why should we never play the lottery?

Richard Wiseman's On Your Mind is available on all major podcast platforms from Wednesday 8th February 2023

About Richard Wiseman

Richard Wiseman holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, and has published over 100 academic papers examining the psychology of magic and illusion, deception, luck and self-development.  He has written several popular psychology books (including The Luck Factor and 59 Seconds) that have been published around the world and regularly gives keynote talks to a wide range of organisations.Richard has also created psychology-based YouTube videos that have attracted over 600 million views, is one of the most followed psychologists on Twitter, and the Independent On Sunday chose him as one of the top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live. A Member of the Inner Magic Circle, Richard acts as a creative consultant on several stage and television projects, including work with Penn and Teller and Derren Brown. Richard has been described by a Scientific American columnist as ‘…one of the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologists in the world’ and by Elizabeth Loftus (Past President, Association for Psychological Science) as ‘one of the world’s most creative psychologists.’

About Marnie Chesteron

Marnie Chesterston is a multi-award-winning science journalist who regularly presents Inside Science for BBC Radio 4 and hosts episodes of the CrowdScience on the BBC World Service. Previously, she worked as a presenter and producer for Radio Netherlands Worldwide. 

About Podimo

Podimo is a premium audio entertainment subscription service that offers original and exclusive ad-free podcasts, audiobooks, plus podcasts from around the world via RSS feeds. As a global production studio, Podimo creates original content that can travel and amplifies the voices of creators from around the world. Previous Podimo UK productions include “The Missing” with Pandora Sykes, “You Don’t Know Me,” with Chloe Combi, and “Letters From A Killer” with Sky Studios’ Transistor Films. The app is currently available in Denmark, Norway, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland, and across Latin America, and is expanding to more countries soon.

About TellTale Industries

London and Brighton-based Telltale Industries is led by multi-award-winning producers Jago Lee (ex Creative Director Nerd TV and Blue Ant Studios) and Rami Tzabar (ex Editor at the BBC’s esteemed Science Unit). The company is backed by leading north American independent studio Antica Productions.  It’s latest release, Love, Janessa for CBC Podcasts and the BBC World Service is a Top 20 podcast in more than a dozen countries one week after release, and has been picked up for TV adaptation by a major Hollywood studio. Telltale is in production on a number of ambitious audio-first projects for platforms including the BBC and Audible.