Liv Boeree Featured on Discovery Channel's "The Mind Control Freaks"
Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree will be featured on a new series on the Discovery Channel that will explore the psychology of the human mind. This month, Discovery Networks International commissioned The Mind Control Freaks for 10 30-minute shows which will air internationally beginning in April.
Boeree will be one of four experts who demonstrate how to use psychological tricks and mind manipulation on the public to get them to do surprising things. She will be joined by co-hosts Alexis Conran (magician), Lewis Le Val (hypnotist) and Pete Wardell (sleight-of-hand pro).
"The show explores the various ways people's minds can be affected and 'controlled' and demonstrates some fascinating psychological phenomena," Boeree told PokerNews on Thursday. "My background as a poker player definitely helped me throughout filming. I can't tell you much more until it airs but it was one of the most challenging and entertaining shows I've been involved in and I can't wait for it to come out."
Boeree says filming has been completed and she will be back on the road traveling with the European Poker Tour for the next few months.
This won't be Boeree's first appearance on a non-poker television show. In 2007 she was chosen to appear on Golden Balls, a British daytime show that showed off Boeree's game theory chops. The game ends with the final two contestants electing to split the prize or steal it. Watch how Boeree bluffed her way to a £6,500 score:
In 2012, Boeree and Kevin MacPhee were featured in a reality television show on The Travel Channel called I Bet My Life which followed the two poker players on the road as they traveled to tournaments. The show's pilot aired on Nov. 4, 2012, but was not picked up by the network.