Reviews
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
Tim, the team and guests discuss the evidence which may or may not support news items. A valuable source of information and as near to the truth as we can get.
Birdysue via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/22/20
Facts, facts and nothing but the facts.
Jah Wobble via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/17/20
I really enjoy this podcast and think it's really important. I feel like I spend half my life face-palming at the latest horrible abuse of statistics in the media. One criticism is I think they give too much emphasis to the data that exists and not enough to the data that doesn't exist...Read full review »
Tom_1357 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/07/20
I wish there was a TV version of this. False figures taken down and forecasters flummoxed. You must try this show.
Marty555 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/29/20
He is.
h. bemis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/20
5 star programme spoiled by poor podcast management. Long & short versions. 2 separate streams. Easily done. Why not?
zftrho via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/20/20
Super biased and makes everything so dramatic
EmJaRI via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/16/20
One of my favorite podcasts, produced to the highest standards and thoroughly entertaining (for a geek like me) throughout! So why would I only give this 2stars?? It’s the only podcast I download that repeats itself. It’s so infuriating. By publishing both the short version and the longer...Read full review »
Mr H Jones via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/15/20
Overall I like this podcast, but recently they have started releasing short episodes that just recycle material from the main (longer) episode they just released the day before. Since these short episodes are just reused content from the episode I just listened to, I find them tedious in my feed.
cpragman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/20
Statistics rocks
slime and squishie.co via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/20/20
The BBC political bias is getting advanced here too much. The episode prior to the UK election is overtly political. The metropolitan elitist politics are so arrogant and self assured that it ‘s unapologetically pro-Labour. And that’s BIAS on a show about accuracy and accountability. You couldn’t...Read full review »
saperlo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/19
One of the many gems of BBC Radio 4: short (15 minutes), consistently fascinating, brilliantly presented (with knowledge, intelligence and wit). Cannot recommend highly enough.
gileden via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 12/20/19
I am much more critical when I hear or read stats in the news. Thank you so much! Please keep on!!
maggiem79 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/19/19
I really like the fact-based/ humorous approach to news and the world, wish there were more podcasts like this!
clymene1986 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 12/04/19
The podcast was good at the start, but took a turn for the worse lately. The episodes become duller, and the ads gets annoying. Look, I even like podcast ads at times, but you could at least offer some variety rather than blasting the same single ad for weeks.
Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/19
Critical, engaging and very interesting! Easy to listen to and understand even for those with just basic understanding of statistics and economics.
Jebby22 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/12/19
I’ve been a loyal listener for a very long time and highly recommend this.
Moogle22 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/31/19
This is a refreshing antidote to the irrational hysteria of the media, including the BBC.
nicmart via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/31/19
Honestly that’s it. Just subscribe
Intrestellarbunny via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/23/19
When this was recommended to me, I thought 'I really don't want to listen to a statistics podcast'. But apparently I did! It's great, very accessible and an important lesson in questioning what you hear and read. Great hosts too.Read full review »
UgEyeBay via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/22/19
I love this show so much I hold listen to it everyday. Not only for its insights initially numbers but also into the broader societal impacts it offers.
Slowfish22 via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 10/12/19
Now more than ever - please BBC
Catherine & Bill via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/19
The “experts” they consult typically are advancing the same agenda
Hamiltonl87 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/19
Please stop using this term incorrectly. The content of this podcast is interesting overall - I’m a statistician so very happy to learn about the real numbers/interpretation underpinning shock headlines - but your mangling has me screaming at the radio! You seem to manage to use media correctly...Read full review »
Dr I Butcher via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/01/19
This podcasts puts the records straight and dispels many factual inaccuracies often seen in the press or heard on the radio. A reminder that you shouldn’t believe everything you read.
lasne2 via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 08/25/19
What exactly are you trying to accomplish with this effort? Trying to publicise a friends book?
im over here mate via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 07/27/19
The June 29 (2019) episode “Is nuclear power actually safer than you think?” is co-presented by someone who can’t pronounce “nuclear”. Most annoying.
(Gibberer) via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/18/19
Great show but given you all seem really clever SURELY you don’t have to say nucular. Can we have an analysis of deaths from chimleys next week?
carlh68 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/01/19
These two important podcasts on the relative early death rates from nuclear versus other forms of energy production were potentially very interesting but spoiled by the speed of the speakers. They were almost unintelligible. For some reason it would appear that the playback was 20% too fast! Can...Read full review »
Blundell79 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/29/19
More or Less should be compulsory listening for editorial teams from all news programmes. I often hear on Today or World at One coverage of an item that has previously been analysed - or possibly debunked - on More or Less.
AvocetsatHH via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/14/19
Finally a podcast challenging the Hyped up BS we are all fed
Amandasatoz via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/13/19
The BBC has switched More or Less from an MPEG audio file to the MPEG AUDIO STREAM format. This is not currently supported by Apple iPlayer (currently version 12.8.2.3). Indeed it is not signed off by W3C as fully defined and approved. The file is located at [h...Read full review »
AWrinklyInMalta via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/12/19
I wonder if the ideas in this book can be applied to anything example theories ?
# alone at xmas via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/11/19
A great show challenging my all too easy believe in numbers without dismissing the importance of statistics. And, the presentation is not as dry as the subjects the presenters are talking about.
dwunsdfif sd via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 06/08/19
Tim Hartford is like a missionary to the math-fuddled; of which I am one. I wish he had a segment after every news show where he could say, “True, true, not true, and wildly deceiving.” Fascinating and calming, both. I am so grateful Thirteen Minutes to the Moon advised checking out other BBC...Read full review »
maliceinsugarland! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/30/19
Tim Hartford pitches this series perfectly, witty and insightful, makes you question your own perceptions, while gaining an better understanding of the statistics we are bombarded with every day.
tsnpton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/27/19
Just listened to the Thanos Podcast. Best take on Endgame I have listened to. Hilariously Funny. Well done.
Emsmod via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/09/19
Unbiased look into spurious statistics and claims which often go unchallenged by the unassuming public. Another quality production by the BBC
themindkeys via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/06/19
I can’t recommend this podcast enough, a welcome balance to skewed headlines, click bait and Facebook.
Eccentric Dyslexic via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/17/19
Even if you hate math, you’ll love this show. It deals with statistics and all things quantifiable in a really fun way. Many shows are derived from listener questions. Some recent episodes discussed who the greatest chess champion is, how dating app algorithms work and how to measure who the...Read full review »
Jack_McCoy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/19
My favourite programme. I quote the results frequently; it’s insightful and should be required listening
brosewell via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/19
It’s so refreshing to hear where the numbers come from. Proper analysis of the data and how it was collected.
Lady B II via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/25/19
This show is a breath of fresh air. I should know, I'm a true fan.Read full review »
The truest of fans via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/23/19
Please continue this podcast I’m addicted. Insightful , you guys are giving me a new perspective on everyday beliefs people have that my be wrong .
tvd-lux via Apple Podcasts · Luxembourg · 03/06/19
A little island of sanity amongst all the hysteria
ajmimmo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/13/19
my favourite radio show
c36326 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/09/19
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