Reviews
Love the variety of topics, very informative and interesting! Keep them coming please.
ScouterJT via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/30/21
Loving all the short bite-sized episodes with interesting topics every time! Can’t wait for more.
lucaslennon11 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/10/21
Like the economy? Wanna learn history? You’ll like this podcast.
CourtWad via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/09/21
Thank you Tim. It’s such an informative podcast. I’ve been listening without feeling bored and understand most of the things easily. Looking forward to seeing your other works. Cheers.
T8rkmem via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/04/21
Informative, succinct, fascinating
Nicmx5 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/12/21
The host does an excellent job of telling the story behind things both big and small — some super obvious, and some you would never have thought of. Each episode is a great little nugget of information.
astrosjeff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/21
Very interesting info and with good examples for easy catching.
ilyasave10 via Apple Podcasts · Latvia · 01/10/21
The combination of insight, intellgence, humour and humanity means I would listen to Tim Harford discussing, well, anything. Excellent programme.
gileden via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 11/16/20
I love this. Only one complaint there are only 50 episodes!
[}{]{ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/18/20
Highly recommended series, which never disappoints. Each episode delivers fascinating facts to amaze and increase your trivia knowledge. Brilliant!
GavStrad via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/10/20
Great for understanding all faucets of the business, commercial and financial world. Make sure to listen to all the episodes with mundane titles, as sometimes they take the most interesting twists.
Matt-Wright_95 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/07/20
Covers so much in each short episode - understandable without talking down to the audience
Towel ladykins via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/27/20
Need to have more thanks for the hardwork to produce all these podcast
luckyvicky0606 via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 06/30/20
Super fun and engaging. A side door into looking at the world through an economic lens for those of us who got hives whenever business majors walked into the room.
OkeyDokeyNeeto via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/30/20
Excellent 10 minute ish science/history/economics pieces. I think every one contains something novel.
Bunny Brunton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/24/20
Keep up the great work!
Lenny09873625 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/08/20
I am enjoying this show very much and not looking forward to the end!
Nevernote42 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/20
Marvellous series for anyone who likes to know how the world around us works. ... But isn't able to read an in-depth book on a new topic every week!Read full review »
Bevguy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/20
Can we have a third series please?
rjw2017 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/28/20
I feel like I’ve barely engaged with it before it’s over, and I’m always left thinking “there’s so much more you could have said”. Interesting subjects, but in the end I had to unsubscribe because the frustration factor was too high.
Banjaxed909 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/27/20
Great series. Be even better if it skipped the annoying advertising jingle for BBC Sounds at the start.
Graham 100000000099 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/25/20
great stuff - thanks !
David Cardey via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/29/20
Great podcast. Interesting, educational and truly inspiring 😀
Michael Gurkov via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 01/28/20
This podcast is a must if you’ve ever found yourself wondering “How long has that been around?” Every episode is well built and dynamic. The length is convenient too, around 10 min each. Definitely worth a try, you’ll probably end up listening to all the episodes
frv17 via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 01/22/20
Would be even better if included the “3 more things...” at the end which is on BBC sounds app
JN31 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/25/19
Used to enjoy this show, lately it has been nothing more than a laundry list of leftist talking points. Surprised they haven’t done an Orange Man Bad episode yet..
fadecutmike via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/19
The renaissance man and of BBC podcasts. Spectacular show.
avm1406 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/19
They are just 10 minutes long and one a minute of filler. Some are obscure and some obvious. I liked the one on cement / concrete and didn’t realize how important sand was to the world.
Carl from chicago via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/19
A superbly researched and well chosen series of subjects. My only frustration is that each episode is not longer; thoroughly enjoyable.
Movile2000 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/15/19
Love the book. Really enjoying the second series.
Moogle22 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/31/19
Fantastic series. My favorite. I would love it if the BBC would turn these podcasts into TV documentaries.
Kiddcomo via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 10/30/19
The selection of topics continues to surprise!
JDM1231 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/30/19
Long podcasts that dive deeply into a topic can be great but what if you just want to learn a little bit about interesting topics that affect our everyday lives and economy? This podcast does just that, piquing interest with short m, fascinating episodes. Very interesting!
SJ2029 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/19
Just like their prior podcasts using a similar format..."x things that made the world", etc, BBC has nailed this. Almost every one of these has information that I found fascinating and useful. The episode on tinned food for some reason does not play on my phone..Thanks BBC.Read full review »
rdama via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/19
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Good podcast but why does it have to have 90 secs of advertising at the end when the pod is only 10 mins long. Other pods don’t go to this extreme. It is getting to the point where I may stop subscribing
im over here mate via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 09/29/19
Each episose makes you discover new things, even if you thought you know about the subject!
R_Geo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/28/19
Pretty much brilliant all round
realmojo90 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/11/19
Must thank the producers for swapping in a new presenter to list the sources in the outro this season. Her vocal fry was in my opinion the only flaw of the show. Such a pleasant listen all the way through now!
Agvo2 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/10/19
I stumbled upon this podcast in 2018 and it captured my mind very quickly. Tim Harford has a soothing voice and is able to condense the topics into fascinating, easily digestible and poignant podcasts that never really seem to get old.
tmeers via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/19
Even given the very professional level of most BBC podcast series, this is outstanding. Great research into apparently humble products of everyday life makes each 9 minute segment very addictive. True to the style of an economist, the counterintuitive consequences - negative and positive - of...Read full review »
Biblio Phil via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 09/06/19
As usual with bbc products
Ferrucciogianni via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/06/19
This a really good podcast.
Poorthoek via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 08/30/19
Interesting short sketches outlining the profound socioeconomic impact of things most of us take for granted in our daily lives.
campbejk via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/28/19
This podcast makes you look at many thing you take for granted in a new light. It shows just how significant some inventions really are.
lasne2 via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 08/25/19
Short, informative, and to the point.
LikeToLearnVancouver via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/22/19
Thoughtful, breezy review of items you might not have thought about.
Fisheri via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/17/19
Excellent.
combedave via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/15/19
This podcast is great but is not well suited for much extended listening due to the fact that nearly half of it is adds.
Old Man Barrett via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/19
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