Reviews
This should be mandatory listening for everyone and the BBC should provide more of the context it brings for all their news and current affairs broadcasting.
CharlBut via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/10/22
I love the show as I love stats and breaking them down. However can we please put duplicate World Series episodes in a separate podcast so I don’t have to listen to things twice. Thanks :)
I_am_JT via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/25/22
Very useful in this day and age where lies are so easily told and truths are warped… especially by those in power… also good fun to listen to!
Simusio via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/22/22
9th January article about plastic in the sea didn’t look at the brilliant results by Ocean Cleanup - a crowdfunded project cleaning the 3 biggest polluting rivers of the world to try to stem the flow of plastic into the pacific
Lady B II via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/27/22
Normally a great show but Gabriel gatehouse seemed barely informed of the subject he was talking about. Good job More or Less were there to educate him.
Blenkiboy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/17/22
Just listened to the episode on population statistics - fascinating. Anyone interested in further reading should look up Youthquake by Edward Paice - a deep dive into the demographics of Africa.
PdeMethley via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/04/22
Like the '90s television series, "The X Files," More or Less gives an impression of what it might be like to have special insight while managing to be totally detached from reality.Read full review »
Rabbit-Light via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/13/21
By far my favourite podcast. I love the blend of humour and serious statistics. It should be put on schools curriculum as an antidote to social media sensationalism.
Jan99Don via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/06/21
It has often been good, but then the guest about the “gender pay gap” was a reporter from leftist NPR. I unfollowed the podcast. It isn’t that I object to disparate opinions, I object to activism masquerading as expertise. Surely the host of the show knows that there are experts on this topic.
nicmart via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/21
I enjoy the show but find it annoyingly repetitive. Either the short episodes or the long should be in the podcast, not both.
nickname TBA via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/22/21
Your program brings clarity and sense to the numbers (mid)quoted by politicians and journalists. The more people who listen to your program, the more informed the public will become. Keep up the great work.
Boydies via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/20/21
My only complaint is the ANNOYINGLY LOUD SOUND after ADs.
mkcheshire via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/21
Love the podcast - but why is it getting shorter and shorter?? Only six minutes today? Is it a money saving measure? Thanks!
BevS65 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/14/21
Love it, always topical and interesting
RaeCrackson via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 08/08/21
Usually great podcast but when I heard a recent episode where a Cambridge professor compared covid deaths to heart attacks….I thought, oops someone forgot pandemics are multiplicative processes !!! That’s really pathetic and I hope one day these academics learn.
fredmassey via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/18/21
I am so glad i stumbled upon this podcast. The explanations and statistical analysis done by the contributors is fascinating. I would like to have access to some of the research articles, etc mentioned in each episode for further reading and education.
Nella2012 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/21
Well, that’s my opinion. For the rest of us who are out of school, ‘More or Less’ sorts the wheat from the chaff (dating myself with that perhaps). Keep it up for those of us who want to know—and appreciate—empirical evidence.
Domic57 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/21
I love the way this program explains the mathematical reasoning behind aspects of our lives. I find it particularly helpful in the explanations of events in the coronavirus pandemic. Keep up the good work Tim.
Female doctor via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/11/21
Presented in a fun AND serious way. Some of the ideas are complex BUT explained clearly. Live it. Every episode delivers.
OceanOfMorality via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/09/21
Statistics are dry. This isn't. It doesn't just explain numbers in the news but it puts them in context and manages to be fascinating at the same time. Highly recommended.Read full review »
Gauss30 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/12/21
Very good
Redlerhahah via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/03/21
My favourite podcast! They prevent data and statistics in an understandable way. Particularly during Covid they have challenged statistics so we can understand them
julez1963 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/25/21
A podcast that is reasoned and informative amidst an ocean of sensationalist headlines and misleading statements. Please give them the resources to look into more topics.
KSAMarc via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/23/21
Tim Harford is a breath of gentle, logical and forensic fresh air in a cacophony of nonsense.
Neil Record via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/17/21
And intertaining? Ok spelling aside well worth 5 Stars
SteveMc1964 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/27/21
This is an outstanding show, and a great comfort to those of us who are numerate and despairing of any thoughtful analysis of key items in the news. It’s UK focused, but you can’t have everything.
SeamusLethbridge via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/23/21
Fantastic podcast covering interesting topics in a clear, informative way.
CW720 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/22/21
I really enjoy this show but the short eps were too bitty...so happy to be able to listen to the half hour once a week.
PomBFluff via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/21/21
Strangely compelling for a lad that hated maths at school.
sebastian weetabix via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/20/21
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
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
Tim Harford is inquisitive and brilliant. Sadly, a new correspondent named Amy has a decidedly political and preachy bent.
tastytomato via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/20
Great podcast, timing just right! Informative and relevant.
Farukwaja via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 11/21/20
Great show! The topics are interesting and well-explained. The host is engaging, informative, and really helps the audience understand topics that initially seem really complex. Keep up the outstanding work!!
Frinnall via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/20
I love it here and wish it were lyfeeeee. I’m a PPE grad who learnt too much. This podcast helps give me a little faith in humans (^_^)
KayeAffresco via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/02/20
Well done for killing the fake stats
Gold splatter via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/31/20
Shame you failed to discuss the culprits behind the murders in Cape Town and Saint Louis, for example. Scared of the facts?!?
Stuart Montgomery via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/17/20
Well Done. Very informative for a lay person like me
New Hudson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/14/20
Should be required listening for journalists and politicians, and everyone who has to interpret the output of journalists and politicians.
amoligamen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/11/20
overall good, but far from free of bias, political slant, and selective reporting. nb it’s a bbc production
obafgkmn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/09/20
First time I have listened. The IFR is not 1% ha ha that’s ludicrous
brain789 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/09/20
Hello! Love this podcast, plz keep them coming. So interesting and informative! Love from mtl xx
Peachy🍑Jess via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/05/20
Fun and interesting
SCP19i via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/04/20
This should be standard listening for all teachers, students and obviously politicians....fact checking, basic understanding of numbers and perception of data is a vital life skill !
scr0406 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/22/20
This podcast takes a look at the statistics behind the big news stories and delivers a refreshing dose of clarity. Tim Harford deftly, simply and without bias explains what facts are really telling us, with sometimes surprising results. Genuinely an indispensable public service.
Ben A A via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/19/20
The drowning of a migrant while attempting to cross the channel to gain asylum in the UKis a tragedy irrespective of the individual’s age but it’s highly emotive to refer to him as a child when it was subsequently widely reported that he was actually 28 . This error is disappointing and risks...Read full review »
totterdown-res via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/19/20
When interrogating numbers given by government (no fan btw) why does TH use a selective context which then enables the show to disparage any official line? For example migrant numbers do not take into account population density, illegal migrants and fact that France in particular let’s migrants...Read full review »
Swiss-wilson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/17/20
Tim eating a huge chunk of humble pie after his mistake went viral just confirmed what a straight program this is.
Rog Moonraker via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/16/20
With so much nonsense in the news good to know someone’s fact checking the fact checkers
thechasmanblue via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/15/20
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