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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 6,330 ratings
The voices 😭
I really love the idea of this and think Tim is fantastic but I CRINGE when the voices happen! So much of it is just terrible acting. It ruins the program.
ruthalindsey via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/07/21
Pushkin Agenda
I really like this show but why push the agenda so hard?
Mrs. Olafson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/21
Cautionary Tales
I really like this podcast and would normally give every episodes 5 stars but I couldn’t even finish the last episode. Somebody should tell Hallie Rubenhold that she isn’t the first person to note that not all the victims of Jack the Ripper were prostitutes, so she needn’t sound so smug about it.
Pleshey via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/05/21
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