21: Jo Caulfield & The Psychology Of Stand-Up
Richard Wiseman's On Your MindAugust 23, 2023x

21: Jo Caulfield & The Psychology Of Stand-Up

In this special episode, recorded at this year's Edinburgh Festival, we take a break from our usual question and answer format to talk to comedian Jo Caulfield about the psychological lessons that can be learned from stand-up comedy. Including the importance of keeping going when things get tough, the secret to being confident, and why you shouldn’t say yes to everything.

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Presented by Professor Richard Wiseman and Marnie Chesterton, Producer: 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 Chris O'Shaughnessy.

Note. Psychology tests taken from the following paper: Shurcliff, A. (1968). Judged humor, arousal, and the relief theory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 8(4, Pt.1), 360–363