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WS More or Less: Close Encounters of a Planetary Kind

1/19/2019
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Which planet is closest to Earth?

Duration:00:09:31

Intersex Numbers, Fact-Checking Facebook, Jack Bogle

1/18/2019
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Tim Harford asks whether 1.7% of people are intersex, and examines false claims about MPs

Duration:00:30:17

WS More or Less: The Mathematics of Fever

1/12/2019
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We look at the numbers behind body temperature – what is normal?

Duration:00:11:03

Sugar, Outdoors Play and Planets

1/11/2019
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Tim Harford on sugar, train fares, children's outdoors play and Earth's closest neighbour

Duration:00:28:07

WS More or Less: Numbers of the Year Part 2

1/4/2019
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Helena Merriman with numbers about water shortage, plastic recycling and American jobs.

Duration:00:08:58

WS More or Less: Numbers of the Year Part 1

12/29/2018
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The numbers that made 2018.

Duration:00:08:58

WS More or Less: Mission Impossible - Quantifiying Santa

12/22/2018
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What to look out for on Christmas Eve.

Duration:00:08:58

WS More or Less: Dam Lies and Statistics

12/17/2018
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Are mega-dams really sustainable?

Duration:00:09:06

WS More or Less: Sex and Heart Attacks

11/30/2018
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Are women more likely to die from a heart attack than men?

Duration:00:09:06

WS More or Less: Are 90% of War Fatalities Civilians?

11/23/2018
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Xavier Zapata examines what the data tells us about the deadly impact of war on civilians

Duration:00:16:27

WS More or Less: When’s a Kilogram Not a Kilogram?

11/16/2018
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Updating the kilogram.

Duration:00:09:12

WS More or Less: Do Assassinations Work?

11/9/2018
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How likely are assassination attempts on heads of state to succeed?

Duration:00:09:06

WS More or Less: Vaccines - The importance of the herd and social media

10/28/2018
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What proportion of a population needs to be vaccinated to stop a disease spreading?

Duration:00:11:10

WS More or Less: Foreign Aid: Who’s the most generous?

10/19/2018
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In foreign aid terms what’s the best way of measuring how generous a country is?

Duration:00:08:58

WS More or Less: Paul Romer and William Nordhaus’ Big Ideas

10/12/2018
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The economists tackling climate change and growth.

Duration:00:09:12

Loneliness, School Funding, Same-Sex Divorce

10/9/2018
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New figures reveal that same-sex divorce rates are much higher among women than among men. The pattern is the same in Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. Everywhere where there are statistics on same-sex divorce it is the same sex doing the bulk of the divorcing. Tim Harford discusses why this may be with Marina Ashdade, economist at Canada’s Vancouver School of Economics and author of Dirty Money, a book which applies economic ideas to the study of sex and love. Producer:...

Duration:00:09:48

WS More or Less: Why are Lesbians More Likely to Divorce than Gay Men?

10/7/2018
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New figures reveal that same-sex divorce rates are much higher among women than among men. The pattern is the same in Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. Everywhere where there are statistics on same-sex divorce it is the same sex doing the bulk of the divorcing. Tim Harford discusses why this may be with Marina Ashdade, economist at Canada’s Vancouver School of Economics and author of “Dirty Money”, a book which applies economic ideas to the study of sex and love. Producer:...

Duration:00:09:19

Loneliness; School Funding; Same-Sex Divorce.

10/5/2018
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This week BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind programme announced the results of The Loneliness Experiment. It was a large survey conducted by the programme in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection. The largest survey into the issue of loneliness to date, said All in the Mind, while the accompanying BBC press release reported that “The survey results indicate that 16-24 year olds experience loneliness more often and more intensely than any other age group. 40% of respondents aged 16-24...

Duration:00:21:07

WS More of Less: Surviving the Battle of Britain

10/1/2018
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Were Spitfire pilots killed after an average of four weeks in the World War Two battle?

Duration:00:09:49

Surviving the Battle of Britain; the World Cup and Domestic Violence; Buckfast and Arrests in Scotland

9/28/2018
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Tim Harford on Spitfire pilots, and whether football triggers violence in the home.

Duration:00:22:33