Reviews
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
VeganGorl 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
I am genuinely convinced everyone in the country should be listening to this. It is so informative and entertaining.
timothybamber via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/03/20
When I discovered you were back and tackling pandemic info I was delighted. Every time we’ve been bombarded with statistics and dubious looking graphs my first thought has been that I’d like to hear the More or Less analysis of this. Keep up the good work. No rest for you in lockdown I fear but...Read full review »
WUF44 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/02/20
In my own podcast hall of fame, More or Less is number one. Best show ever made.
Deep Hat via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/29/20
I love this podcast. It's great to see the numbers challenged!!!!Read full review »
GeordieOver50 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/14/20
Concise, informative, laid back and authoritative. Should be compulsory listening for EVERYONE!
Nicmx5 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/08/20
I’ve been a long time listener and I often play this podcast to cheer me up. This should be essential listening for school kids!
TOJOWI via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/02/20
I am a long term listener to the podcast version. It is essential listening to make sense of the numbers bandied about by politicians and mainstream news journalists. It brings clarity whilst explaining the real numbers. I think it would be fabulous to have an episode after every news broadcast...Read full review »
Bogbadpoisondwarf via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/23/20
Best podcast on the internet if interested in news. Has made me think more critically about the news around me. Mixture of topical and serious, whilst also having the odd seemingly silly question and being extremely accessible.
AnnieTerranova via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 07/22/20
My curiosity fix
hjjtopia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/20
I’m a long term subscriber to More or Less and think it’s by far the best programme on BBC Radio 4. Whenever I hear someone on the news quoting statistics, More or Less is where I go to get the true picture. It’s so clear and easy to follow - the presenters are just wonderful - I’m constantly...Read full review »
Fvc65 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/01/20
Thanks Tim and team for extending the series in June 2020. Super sane analysis of the bs all around us, now more than ever. Why isn't Tim on SAGE?Read full review »
Grassy Wanted Wear via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/01/20
I'm so sad to hear this series might be ending. I think it is relevant now more than ever.Read full review »
Orchidek via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/23/20
More or less has been unparalleled source of facts on corvid developments, please keep this setoes going through the next few months, corvid is not over & figures given by government need explanations and fact checking as country reopens and the impacts on any growth of infections, and TTIS etc.
Cgmxxc via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/23/20
Was horrified when the super sane Tim told us end of series. Tim needs a break but we need him now to cast a sceptical and rational eye over the numbers and mercifully not only CV related. Cometh the hour, come the man (and women /fab team) so delighted they have not let us down now we need them...Read full review »
Courchie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/20/20
There’s nothing quite like More or Less. How could this engaging tool for numerical fact checking of the news be dropped? Could another podcast production group take it on? I’m in distress. There has to be a way.
fotogail via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/19/20
Analysis of the data, outbreaks, testing - of all kinds 😂- Tim and Ruth and co are essential to unpacking the myths, mis-stats and lies surrounding the pandemic’s impacts.
pelawat via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/17/20
Tim said in the beginning of today’s episode that this series may be discontinued. Please don’t do this to us - in the world of increasingly misleading numbers, we need this series more than ever. I would say this podcast is more valuable than the UK govt’s daily Covid briefings, the latter full...Read full review »
Angry laundry user via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/17/20
Understandable explanations and good opinions on what officials are trying to communicate or even hide. Glad series has been extended
TaylorWJ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/17/20
This used to be the best podcast available. Recently it has taken a clearly political stance and no longer presents statistics in the previously unbiased manner. Sadly this destroys what made it so valuable.
Ulsterman01 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/08/20
Great facts, topics, well researched and argued. Bit quirky but there’s also important topics too. Nice banter between the hosts. Only critique would be the constant corona stuff lately, but I guess that’s to be expected
lissylooooooo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/20
The best way to decode and secure a balanced view on key Coronavirus issues
jco3020 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/24/20
A programme that proves statistics is both important and interesting. Episodes often take a statistic or number quoted by politicians, or the media and investigate it. Great for people who hear a statistic in the news and think ‘that doesn’t sound quite right’.
ValentinianI92 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/20/20
A great antidote to the lies and misinformation from your average politician.
JohnnyStarling via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/20/20
Topical, current and thought provoking
jai.sg via Apple Podcasts · India · 05/20/20
Consistently one of the best programmes on BBC radio. Questioning and challenging the data and assumptions of politicians, civil servants, charities, corporations, ’think’ tanks, celebrities and everyone without fear or favour. Always in accessible and entertaining way.
darrylxxx via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/20/20
This is a great programme; I always feel I want to hear and learn more. I’m not usually particularly comfortable with numbers or statistics. But the host and guests on this programme do a really fine job of explaining the issues and the underlying figures clearly. They manage to do this in an...Read full review »
Artaneboy via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/17/20
They just could not avoid dabbling in politics.
Quentin Quinolone via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/16/20
just the facts with a sense of the absurd and no emoting. the best.
Renid535 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/14/20
Integrity, honesty and enquiry, Behind the Stats is essential brain nutrition 😀
plumbeum via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/04/20
Helping us cut through the noise
gpopgp via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/03/20
Misleading and politicised to prevent supplies been diverted from healthcare, focusing on home made masks which are on balance discounted. The facts remain that surgical masks N95 and above do help.
Neilpodcast via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/25/20
For years, this programme has proven its worth time and time again by giving a clearer perspective to listeners about the methodology -- or lack thereof -- used to determine a number stated by media outlets or politicians in the previous week. It's a fact check that is entertaining and...Read full review »
Zanimum via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/18/20
Made me fall in love with statistics again
Fets H via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 04/17/20
Listen and learn from each and every episode. The best crew supporting a invaluable resource of information.
Indentured7yrs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/20
Thanks for cute not through the waffle and simply making it useful to the non science listener
# alone at xmas via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/16/20
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
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