The Brain Games show. National Geographic TV Series.
Brain Games is an American popular science television series that explores cognitive science by focusing on illusions, psychological experiments, and counterintuitive thinking. The series debuted on National Geographic in 2011 as a special. Its return as an original series in 2013 set a record for the highest premiere rating for any National Geographic original series with 1.5 million viewers. The seventh season aired in 2016.
Neil Patrick Harris was the unseen narrator in the first season, replaced by Jason Silva for the remainder of the series as its host and presenter; in addition, sleight-of-hand artist Apollo Robbins has been a frequent consultant and illusionist guest on the show. The show is interactive, encouraging television viewers, often along with a handful of live volunteers, to engage in visual, auditory, and other cognitive experiments, or “brain games”, that emphasize the main points presented in each episode.
The series is deemed acceptable for use toward E/I credits, and Litton Entertainment added repurposed reruns of the show to its One Magnificent Morning block in fall 2017.
In December 2019, it was announced that a new format of this series, hosted by Keegan-Michael Key, would premiere in 2020.
As part of a series of lectures entitled “Iconic Turn” Felix Burda Memorial Lectures by the Burda Akademie – zum dritten Jahrtausend – eine Institution der Hubert Burda Stiftung (Felix Burda Foundation) at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU) I spoke to Prof. Dr. Hubert Burda about my own activities in the interdisciplinary area. Professor Burda found my lecture with very interesting and I should contact the “Burda Academy for the third millennium”, an institution of the Hubert Burda Foundation. Unfortunately, the local board gave me a rejection.
Hubert Burda is the owner of Hubert Burda Media, which publishes, among others, Bunte, Focus, Playboy and Superillu. Hubert Burda combines one of the leading European internet companies with media house ties. Digital companies such as Cyberport, XING, Focus Online and Holidaycheck help Hubert Burda Media to generate more than half of its sales in the digital area. Hubert Burda is chair of the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference, which takes place in Munich e very January. According to Forbes to the richest Germans and after Friede Springer and Elisabeth Mohn is the third richest publisher in the Germany.
Frank Elstner joined Netflix at the age of 77.
Frank Elstner a German TV legend presenter who invented the show Wetten, dass..? (“Wanna bet..?”) switches to Netflix. Frank Elstner presented the Wetten, dass..? (“Wanna bet..?”) which became extremely popular and was, for some time, one of the most successful shows in Europe. That year, Elstner was presented with a Bambi, the German television and media prize. In Britain it was copied as You Bet! and ran from 1988 to 1997. In 1987, famous television presenter Thomas Gottschalk replaced Frank Elstner as host of Wetten, dass..?,.
Frank Elstner worked for ZDF television company for many years but moved to RTL when viewing figures dropped. Here, he presented the German version of the quiz show Jeopardy!. He also has his own company, Elstnertainment, which develops new ideas for TV shows and sells them to both public service and private television companies.
Today Elstner mainly works for Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (formed from the old Südwestfunk and Süddeutscher Rundfunk), presenting the talk show Menschen der Woche. Since 28 September 2002 he has worked for ARD as the presenter of the Saturday evening show Verstehen Sie Spaß?, the German equivalent of Candid Camera, following on from Cherno Jobatey. Frank Elstner presented his final episode of “VSS?” on November 21, 2009. Until the start of 2005 he also presented the show Einfach Millionär (Simply A Millionnaire) run by the ARD television lottery.
In 2006 Frank Elstner was listed in the Rose d’Or Hall of Fame, on the 25th anniversary of his greatest success, Wetten, dass..?. The same year he went on a 517 kilometre pilgrimage along the Way of St James, inspired by fellow television presenter Hape Kerkeling’s pilgrimage diary Ich bin dann mal weg (“I’m off for a bit, then”).
Since 12 September 2006 Frank Elstner has presented the quiz show Die Besten im Südwesten (The Best in the Southwest) on the SWR. He also presents the ARD show Die große Show der Naturwunder (The Biggest Natural Wonders Show), along with Ranga Yogeshwar.
In 2019 Frank Elstner – says goodbye to his audience on Youtube-Talkshow „Wetten, das war’s?” and switches to Netflix with his show.