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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 3,422 ratings
Good but...
The older episodes are interesting and factual, providing an impartial view on many topics. The main problem has been the last year 80% of episodes seem to have been about covid. In the rest of most of our lives we cannot escape covid. It’s the small talk topic, it’s never off the news, it...Read full review »
Adam_9 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/11/21
Terrific podcast. How to make data understandable. Just finished the book - fabulous. 👏
Johnhvg via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/09/21
More or less fantastic
My favourite radio programme. Properly researched and excellently communicated. I wish it was on every day.
Mcsproket via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/15/20
Recent Episodes
A lot has changed since More or Less was last on air. We give you a statistical picture of the second wave: how bad is it, and is there hope? The new vaccine regime is to delay the booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine for up to 3 months. But is the first dose 52% or 90% effective? A new virus...
Published 01/14/21
What can ants tells us about whether something deserves to be popular? This is a question tackled in David Sumpter’s book – ‘The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too.’ He tells Tim Harford about some of the algorithms that you see in nature, and those harnessed by tech...
Published 01/09/21
From the economic impact of Covid 19 to the number of people who have access to soap and water, we showcase figures that tell us something about 2020. Tim Harford asks a group of numbers-minded people to take a look back on the year and think of one statistic that really stands out for them. We...
Published 01/08/21
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