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More or Less: Behind the Stats
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
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4.7 stars from 2,623 ratings
I listen to a LOT of podcasts. This is becoming my favorite. The Information provided is clear, detailed and interesting. It’s provided without judgement or the nasty political tilt that has become so prevalent in NPR podcasts on my side of the pond. I only wish there was more of it....Read full review »
1No nickname is available8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/20
Cut through the fluff with fact
I've listened to this show on the radio whilst driving home or latterly as a podcast for years now. I love the data-fuelled attempts to unpick politician and media claims by using factual data, often resulting in some game changing reveals. I really wish this was a TV show, so that it could...Read full review »
AndrewMartinUK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/29/20
Love it
Love this podcast. Really thorough, balanced and interesting analysis of numbers in the news. I never realised statistics could be so interesting
TStrider3 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/20
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