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Cautionary Tales with Tim Harford
We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC, author of “The Data Detective” and “The Undercover Economist”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. They'll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 5,645 ratings
Real-life stories to live by
Tim is a great host with a pleasant voice and a knack for storytelling. The stories are a reminder that the more things change, the more they stay the same, and that we humans are not so good at learning from the experiences of others ;-)
SusanCooks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/21
Fascinating
I have learned a lot from this interesting and informative podcast. I recommend it to anyone who is curious about everything, especially ESL students!
K7VDO via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/21
Brilliant set of stories with a moral. I can’t wait for the next one, but then again everything Tim Hartford does it brilliant. Unlike many other pod casts, this one lives up to it’s title and does what is intended. There are some brilliant contributors to it too. If you like truth and learning...Read full review »
Peshnish1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/05/21
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