Richard Dawkins and Derren Brown on Psychics

For the documentary The Enemies of Reason the ‘psychological illusionist’ Derren Brown gets interviewed by Richard Dawkins, and the two discuss psychics and the techniques they use (e.g. Forer—or Barnum—effects).

This hour-long ‘uncut’* interview also covers Derren’s fascinating account of moving from faith to scepticism to atheism: definitely worth a watch, even if you already know most of the cold reading (and hot reading) techniques used.

*Apart from the odd occasion, the entire interview is filmed by one camera and as one long take. Even more pleasing is the fact that the whole thing is completely devoid of ‘noddy shots‘.

via Seed