413: Mark Edward | True Confessions of a Fake Psychic

The Jordan Harbinger Show

By Jordan Harbinger

413: Mark Edward | True Confessions of a Fake Psychic

Tuesday, 6 October

Mark Edward is a professional mentalist who specializes in magic of the mind -- including a convincing stint as a fake psychic. He's the author of Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium.

What We Discuss with Mark Edward: What is mentalism, and how does it use our desire for the outlandish to be true against us? Why all so-called psychics are frauds, though a small percentage genuinely believes their own hype. Cold reading vs. hot reading, and how psychics use the results of these readings to convince you they're able to consult supernatural entities. What it was like to work for the Psychic Friends Network, and how Mark used his mentalist superpowers to mine information from people over the phone -- and keep them calling back. How big-name celebrity psychics ply their trade in front of large studio audiences while keeping the scam safely under control. And much more...

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