Reviews
This is such a boring, badly made podcast I feel compelled to write a 2nd review. Why can’t he get to the point and stay on topic? The La La Land episode is a case in point. I’ve forgotten that Oscars mix-up because beyond the actual day it happened it’s not very interesting. 3 mile island in...Read full review »
Mouthful of rotting crockery via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/24/20
Nice. 👍
Digiverse via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/20
The stories are very well told, and the background sound effects make them really immersive.
The name's Bob, just Bob. via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 02/21/20
I do have a weak spot for an entertaining economist and Tim Hartford is no exception. He is a master storyteller and this is such fun to listen to every time. It is the perfect balance of fun and nerdy. A delight!
Brittan75 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/20
Not only are these great life lessons told in story form but Tim makes want to get to end of hear how the story ends. Thanks Pushkin!
NickWalters123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/20
Just binge-listened to all of Season 1. Fantastic. Great work Tim, and team.
Kāore via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/20/20
The stories of Darwin’s work and his work habits are inspiring and I knew nothing about how he created so many ideas we now take for granted. On to the next podcast!
Garrett Van via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/20
Love the topics and narration, and am finding the content really informative and applicable to everyday life. Not sold on the voice acting but only three episodes in so hoping it grows on me! Tim brings great passion and clarity.
rachrachrachrachrach via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/18/20
Wonderful storytelling. Tim Harford is the best at weaving lessons from stories.
Charge HR angry via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/20
I just don’t have an even minor quibble about this podcast. It’s just stellar - entertaining, engrossing, enlightening. I learn something new from every episode. I hope there will be more seasons to come... PLEASE!!!
SteveS2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/20
Ever time Tim says “gather close” I get chillsss It’s so good,absolutely love the podcast Can’t wait for more episodes!
mylavsrini via Apple Podcasts · India · 02/16/20
It’s not that it puts me to sleep but the length, tone, and content of the show helps me relax from my own particular form of anxiety. I’ve listened to them all so many times that I am laying here awake just wishing for some new episodes. I am hopeful more are coming! Thank you for the stories.
HMTH, RHN in training via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/14/20
This show is so well crafted it feels like watching a movie. So well thought out you spend the next few days pondering the ideas in your head to comes to terms with them. Brilliant and fascinating, I need more episodes please!!
HappyThankyouMorePlease 21 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/20
Excellent pod! I want more, Season 1 got me really interested.
missliz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/20
I’ve listened to every episode so many times that my copy of season 1 is getting dog eared. Fantastic series. I can’t wait for season 2.
Canadian2299 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/13/20
I really enjoy the stories created on this podcast. The host is a great narrator too.
Steeps5 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/20
Any timeline?
Brett lane norman via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/09/20
Great combo of lessons learnt through historical anecdotes. Look forward to next season
Baby 700 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/09/20
Great writing and narration, exemplary research, and just the right length. Only four stars though as I must take account of the absurd voice acting that interrupts the flow and overall quality of this otherwise excellent podcast.
RyanMooncat via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/09/20
I enjoy these podcasts but picked up on one inaccuracy. Regarding the Presidential candidates height, actually out of the last 12 presidents half of the winners were taller, half were shorter and in two of the races, Dole vs Clinton and Clinton vs Bush, they were about the same height.
Big fan 13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/20
Every episode is well done. The unintended consequences of these real events are incredible. This is a great podcast.
MMR fan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/20
Please let there be more seasons ahead!!! This is a fantastic journey.
tcattoo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/03/20
Well researched multi layered stories of historical figures, rock stars, ordinary people, you name it, woven together brilliantly to illustrate human nature and its complacency. Fantastic journeys in every episode!
Eat A Burrito via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/03/20
Entertaining while also brimming with lessons for disrupters and dinosaurs alike. Easily one of my top 5 podcasts.
HRHighness via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/03/20
This is a really great, educational, yet light podcast. It is informative and engaging. It is also just the right length. Well done and looking forward to more episodes.
H.T.A. via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/03/20
As soon as I heard about the crashed helicopter in heavy fog I started thinking about the fist episode and getthereitis. They had a plan, a place to be, options to land that failed and still kept going. Highly recommend podcast.
Goscify via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/20
What an interesting concept! This show weaves together the past and the present in a sciencey-lite way that’s so listenable.
Rtcbea via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/20
I heard about “Cautionary Tales” on my fav podcast “99% Invisible” and really enjoyed Tim Hartford’s messages and supporting music and sound effects so much I checked his good out of the library. His stories really make you think and see things from a fresh perspective. Hope the podcast keeps...Read full review »
krs architect via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/20
There really needs to be more seasons of this podcast. It is simply so good, so relevant, and so engaging.
joshforManUnited via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/01/20
My husband, my young adult son and I love this podcast. Like Malcom Gladwell of the ‘Revisionist History’ podcast and Michael Lewis of the ‘Against the Rules’ podcast, Tim Harford has an intriguing and creative mind with a captivating and engaging way of presenting his ideas and findings.
Chinatimt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/20
I just really liked it. I also love the style of the "read-aloud" voices.Read full review »
Reluctant_apper via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/20
After listening to this podcast, I saw things that correlated...
Rock of Aging via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/20
One of my new favourite podcasts. More of the same please.
FRB67 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/29/20
So interesting. Seemingly different incidents throughout history are grouped together to explain what went wrong. As an engineer I always find this stuff fascinating but this is really well done too.
Yqery via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/20
Every episode is wonderful and thought-provoking. I hope more people not only listen to these cautionary tales, but learn from them.
bernie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/27/20
Season 2!!!! The people need it!!!
J.S Macauley via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/27/20
Fantastic content... as others have said, less is more when it comes to post production sound effects and voice actors. No doubt this will be sorted in Series 2... and it will be a 5 STAR PODCAST
Brighton, UK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/27/20
Need season 2,3,4,&5 now
allfogiifixjxj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/26/20
I love this podcast! I’m hoping for a season 2 soon. Excellent storytelling.
Andi99134 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/24/20
I love a good historical tale, especially when we are able to draw parallels to modern life. Add excellent production value and a soothing British accent, and you have this podcast! Can’t wait for more :)
ms_t225 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/20
Fascinating and entertaining. Loved it.
Eediot via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/22/20
Love! Love! Love this podcast! I cant wait for a season two(?)
J-CND via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/21/20
A new favourite podcast with high quality production
Peter368 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/20/20
This is a terrific new podcast. The stories are well researched and written, drawing together tales that are disparate at first glance but share thematic similarities. I devour new episodes, and listen to the older ones more than once. Tim’s voice is very soothing as well. I cannot say enough...Read full review »
nonnnienno via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/18/20
A very interesting and well researched podcast. The cautionary lessons are not predictable, and the narratives are entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Lil88Mabeline via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/17/20
OTT
I keep on coming back to this podcast because the content is pretty interesting, however the delivery is really cheesy.... it makes it’s really hard to listen to. It’s something about the way unnecessary atmosphere is generated, emphasis is over the top.
dhawgood via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/15/20
Thoughtful and thoroughly engaging!
julia22@22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/20
Great storytelling; Love to listen to this podcast while working. I hope they make many more seasons!
D-Livs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/20
Would have got 5 stars but the (fascinating) stories are interspersed with some truly awful attempts to bring the story to life by actors reading diary extracts and letters of the people involved, complete with some of the most hammed up accents I've ever had. I tried not to let it distract...Read full review »
cartsman2 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/14/20
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