Reviews
Cautionary Tales is a history show with a twist. It tells (sometimes) obscure stories from history - and also tries to break apart what went wrong and draw analysis that we can use today. It's good to be able to learn from others' mistakes- and this show makes that exercise thoroughly...Read full review »
patronise via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/01/20
An amazing podcast with the most fascinating stories. Incredibly well researched & told, highly recommend
Insightful stories via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/25/20
Entertaining and educational. Just brilliant. We need another series! PLEASE!
S.A.B.R via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/25/20
This is by far one of my favorite podcasts. I listen to it while I sew, just want to relax, or do any hobbie!
taylorgirl12 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/20
I was so happy to see it was back.
- Spark - via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 05/22/20
Love this! Nice storytelling, with interesting mostly unheard of stories.
Mandy71295 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/20
Stoked for season two.
matchew2642 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/20
Highly interesting & thought provoking. Really enjoy these cautionary tales. Thank you! Hope there’s another season.
Heidelicious via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/16/20
I too just listened to all of series one I’ve a weekend - and v excited to hear that a mini series on its way in June. Funnily - my work colleague recommended cautionary tales to me and I recommended more or less - behind the stats to him - only to find Tim presented both of them! Thanks team !
$@m777 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 05/16/20
Engaging, informative, interesting, what’s not to like?
RachelHKStories via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 05/13/20
I heard about this from a friend and thought I would give it a go. I was pleasantly surprised with the range of topics and how informative it was. Tim kept me engaged through the whole season 1 and I hope season 2 is coming soon.
Africache via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/20
Loved it and waiting for Season 2
ForeverLearning! via Apple Podcasts · India · 05/10/20
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this entire podcast series even though I initially thought a few episodes wouldn’t be my cup of tea. I’m glad to be proved wrong. The connections to each cautionary tale were interesting, sometimes amazing and it didn’t hurt that Tim’s voice is very easy on the...Read full review »
mjluvspolar via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/09/20
Absolutely love the combination of history, trivia, and practical lessons. Thanks Tim! Please do a second series!
AnnaLove6 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/04/20
Beautifully structured stories that are a pleasure to listen to. I loved every episode and listened to each episode more than once. The way the stories are told show us how the lessons translate into so many aspects of our lives. I can’t wait for the next season.
Jessamylv via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 05/04/20
I love this show
storytime1982 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/02/20
This one gets you thinking by going over historical events, well worth a listen
Rupertrocketman via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/28/20
Amazing!
a1j2m5 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/20
I love the idea of this show. It’s well executed and produced. If you enjoy revisionist history you’ll enjoy this show too.
Kadence404 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/20
Quite possibly the best podcast ever.
BrisbaneRover via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/15/20
If you’re looking for something new, this is it. Great listening
Egalata via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/13/20
These are perfect for getting comfortable and imagine a friend telling you a really interesting story. Not all of them will make you go “wow” but that’s what makes the really good ones special Definitely recommend it!
RicardoEdm via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/09/20
If you like Malcolm Gladwell's ability to dive deep into subjects while crafting a great story, you need to give this series a listen. Hats off to Pushkin Industries! Can we have another season? Please!Read full review »
M K 1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/20
A jolly, hubris-busting romp. You’ll scoff, you’ll laugh, then you’ll go very quiet.
Badger Magnet via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/07/20
I recently found this series and am enjoying the various stories. Explained with clarity yet easy to follow they have been a joy to listen to in the car or while allotmenteering. I am looking forward to working my way through all the podcast
IaNkY via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/05/20
As brilliant and charming as always when Mr T H is involved.
Mrs PortlyRind via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 04/03/20
Props to Audrey for her stated and evident desire to refer to and treat people who have disabilities with respect. Thanks for another little step towards encouraging inclusive attitudes.
egdykstra via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/02/20
This is a great podcast. Fascinating stories, told in a really interesting way. Even those stories I thought I already knew, there was a lot of detail I’d never heard. Totally absorbing - I really recommend this.
RB1001 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/02/20
Just brilliant!
BeritBofink via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 04/02/20
Great podcast :)
Hnro via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/02/20
I love this podcast! All the sound effects and fun little lessons. These stories are so interesting, although they all mostly end darkly, I think kids could listen to some of them! The only problem I have is there is not enough!! 😁
Miss Winkler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/20
cautionary tales was my first podcast experience. My husband suggested them to get me through my runs as my playlist was getting so boring. Absolutely fascinating. I can’t wait for more from Tim Harford. What lessons can we learn from the Covid-19 crisis?
handdr via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/20
I cannot tell you have much I appreciate this podcast. The information and insights are amazing. I consider myself a well-educated and well-read person, but I have learned much listening to this.
OhioWeb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/20
Extremely interesting topics and lessons to be learned.
Danajahdjdkd via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/17/20
This is a great story telling podcast that has excellent side stories intertwined. It’s one where I’m constantly referencing in conversation and forwarding episodes. It was a great recent find!
Trissbunny via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/14/20
Really good and interesting take on a wide range of subjects. Thought provoking.
fozzybear1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/14/20
Really interesting subjects and analysis of them, hopefully there’ll be some more soon.
G$pot via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/07/20
Not only do my husband and I love this show—but our 9yr old and 7yr old do too! Such good storytelling, such clarity, so interesting. Please make more!!
xtephni via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/20
The episode about Keith Jarrett convinced me I won’t listen again to this dry, verbose, frustrating podcast. The host takes an interesting premise and drags out the story by talking, or should I say lecturing, droning on and on about his “point” until I just skipped to the end and was done. The...Read full review »
Zawfer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/20
Cant wait for nezt season
mmmm2ooo via Apple Podcasts · Poland · 03/03/20
Smashed through these very quickly.
jennyg2617& via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/03/20
Well thought out and entertaining. A tragicomedy of errors, spun with style!
TheRealJoebot via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/01/20
I enjoy this show and learn from it. I suggest that Mr. Hartford present an episode about the fallacy of “real” currency exchange rates. As he surely knows, there is no such thing as a single, real rate. There are numerous exchange rates for individual pairs of currencies, depending upon various...Read full review »
Dahu74440 via Apple Podcasts · France · 02/29/20
I can’t stop listening. It’s so well done. This is something I could just sit at home on a Friday night with friends and listen to while drinking a scotch next to a fire place.
markproulx2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/20
Intriguing and fantastic storytelling.
PNWAnak via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/20
Please continue this podcast. That is all.
Five Bees For a Quarter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/20
This is my go to podcast whenever I have the opportunity to listen
jban260 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/20
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
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