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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 8,766 ratings
Everything a podcast should aspire to be -excellent writing, research, production, sound production, acting and incredibly interesting topics. Truly fantastic!!
Seamussf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/24
Brilliant Telling
Tim Hartford is one of the very best presenters and researchers of truly interesting facts and stories from human history. The structure of each show is so well paced leading to the cautionary point of the episode. Always engaging and as with everything Tim is part of, well researched with...Read full review »
vodkAtrace via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/02/24
The greatest podcast of all time
Cautionary tales is so good. I listen 👂 to all the best podcasts and this is the best so far. I especially love ❤️ the mystery ones and the murder ones.😃😀😃😀😃😀
nisqui via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/02/24
Recent Episodes
As US troops approached a Nazi prison camp, they could hear agonized wailing. The stench of rotting flesh filled their nostrils. Moments later they discovered a pile of smoldering corpses, alongside emaciated survivors. Next to the concentration camp they found something else: tunnels filled...
Published 03/01/24
In the 1920s, Germany’s Society for Spaceship Travel boasted some of the sharpest scientific minds – like the incandescently brilliant young Wernher von Braun. But it had very little money, and progress was slow. Then, in 1932, the army made a proposal: it would fund more serious research if the...
Published 02/16/24
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