Houdini in Handcuffs Poster



Host Rajan Datar charts the life and career of the legendary Houdini with writer and biographer Adam Begley and Professors Matthew Solomon and Katharina Rein (University of Potsdam, Germany) in an episode of the BBC World Service radio programme The Forum on the subject of "Harry Houdini: Escape artist and showman" broadcast internationally on December 30, 2021, and January 2, 2022. In the discussion, Solomon speaks to Houdini's escape stunts and the element of danger in his performances; his interest in cinema and media; his relationship with spiritualism; and his death and legacy.

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