On Panda Radio we always like to bring you something a little bit different. We’ve been called a number of things, but ‘boring’ isn’t one of them. So we were lucky to get someone who is far from boring on the show.
Uri Geller has had quite a career. An international magician with career spanning more than 4 decades. He’s been on everything from Noel’s House Party to I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. And he told us that the key to getting successful is being controversial. It’s something Gerry & Dave know about perfectly well, but have never gone to the lengths of our mate Uri.
For example, Geller has claimed his feats are the result of paranormal powers given to him by extraterrestrials. During telepathic drawing demonstrations, Geller claimed the ability to read the minds of subjects as they draw a picture. Although in these demonstrations he cannot see the picture being drawn, he is sometimes present in the room, and on these occasions can see the subjects as they draw. In late 2006 and early 2007, Geller starred in The Successor, an Israeli television show to find his “successor.” During one segment, a compass was made to move, apparently as a result of Geller’s paranormal abilities.
Whatever your beliefs, he’s done some impressive stuff – bending spoons, describing hidden drawings, and making watches stop or run faster. Uri has been studied by the world’s leading scientists, including a few who worked with Albert Einstein. The world’s most prestigious scientific magazine, Nature, published a paper on Uri’s work at the Stanford Research Institute in the U.S.A – a unique endorsement, and an irrefutable proof that his skills are genuine. His work with the FBI and the CIA has ranged from using Mind Power to erase KGB computer files and track serial killers, to attending nuclear disarmament negotiations to bombard and influence the Russian chief negotiator with positive thought waves so that the Soviet delegation would sign the Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty.
Let’s put it this way Uri Geller is mentioned in at least 1,250 different books! Need we say more? No, we don’t. So let us stop chatting and give you the interview. Click below to hear the whole thing in all it’s glory, it really is an amazing interview with a really interesting bloke.