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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.
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4.7 stars from 7,885 ratings
Wow! From Perth, Australia
I’m a Tim Harford loyal listener. Cautionary Tales introduces great insights into why we humans often make (crazy) foolish choices. Loved the episode with David McRany (hope I got that right) especially the closing comments about compassion and not kidding ourselves that we’re the hero.
Clare Anne K via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/20/23
I listen to a lot of podcasts, but this is one of the only that is so dense (yet light?) that you can listen to the same episode again (only other is Radiolab’s More Perfect) and glean more. So thoughtfully done and you learn stuff, too.
KTwashere via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/23
Scaredy Cat Leftist Leanings
This is an interesting podcast, especially if it wasn’t so biased. I’d like to hear the stories told without such a left-leaning bent. I’d add that there are many assumptions that are factually incorrect. Take with a large grain of salt and not for kids due to the brainwashing.
ABFIRST via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/13/23
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