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Cautionary Tales with Tim Harford
We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable 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”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, and hilarious fiascos. They'll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser. New episodes every other Friday. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 7,177 ratings
Learn from History
Tim Harford shows us how to actually learn from history in the most insightful ways. Don't judge that you know the story or that it doesn't "look" interesting. It always is.Read full review »
jmarieyogi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/22
What a disappointment. Small amount of content puffed out with barely relevant case studies and truly excruciating acted transcripts. All about production values. Not enough about the content. Is it the commercial imperatives of needing to create series for advertising? Tim H’s own More or Less...Read full review »
greg_bedford via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/06/22
I was coming off of a multiple-year SYSK addiction and in desperate need of a new podcast. I tried the other “Stuffs,” but never quite got excited about any of them. I settled on 99PI (which I still listen to often), but it wasn’t quite doing it for me. I had resigned to the idea that SYSK was...Read full review »
Bhoelle1809 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/22
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