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WS More or Less: Trump and the Puerto Rico Death Toll

9/24/2018
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How can we calculate excess mortality after a natural disaster?

Duration:00:08:58

How Many Schoolchildren are Carers? Shareholder Income, and Museum Visitors Vs Football Fans

9/21/2018
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Tim Harford on child carers, shareholder income, football vs museums and dangerous sports

Duration:00:25:22

WS More or Less: DNA - Are You More Chimp or Neanderthal?

9/17/2018
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What is the difference between 96% similarity or sharing 20% of our DNA?

Duration:00:09:58

Male suicide, school ratings, are female tennis players treated unfairly by umpires?

9/14/2018
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Tim Harford with statistics on suicide, good schools and sexism in tennis. Plus goats

Duration:00:25:28

WS More or Less: The Safest Car in the World?

9/10/2018
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A listener asks whether his Volvo is the safest car on the road?

Duration:00:09:16

Heart Age Calculator; Danish Sperm Imports; Counting Goats

9/7/2018
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Tim Harford questions the usefulness of a popular heart age calculator.

Duration:00:23:49

WS: More or Less - How well do you understand your world?

9/3/2018
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Tim Harford talks to Bobby Duffy about why we are often wrong about a lot of basic facts

Duration:00:09:06

African Trade Tariffs; Alcohol Safe Limits; President Trump's Popularity

8/31/2018
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Tim Harford fact checks EU trade deals with Africa, and whether one drink is one too many

Duration:00:23:45

BONUS PODCAST: Economics with Subtitles - Coffins Full of Car Keys

8/29/2018
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BONUS PODCAST: For the rest of August, in addition to More or Less you’ll get a brand new podcast, Economics with Subtitles. It’s your everyday guide to economics and why you should care. In this edition, Ayeisha and Steve make sense of interest rates. Why did they lead to coffins full of car getting sent to the US Federal Reserve? What factors affect what you have to pay on your loans? And what do your film choices say about why you decide to borrow? Producers: Simon Maybin & Phoebe Keane...

Duration:00:29:29

WS: More or Less - Automated fact-checking

8/27/2018
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Computer programmes are being developed to combat fake news.

Duration:00:08:58

A no-frills life, automated fact-checking and Lord-of-the-Rings maths

8/24/2018
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What would have been the most efficient way to get to Mordor?

Duration:00:24:42

BONUS PODCAST: Economics with Subtitles - How Condoms Can Cost a Week’s Wages

8/22/2018
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BONUS PODCAST: For the rest of August, in addition to More or Less you’ll get a brand new podcast, Economics with Subtitles. It’s your everyday guide to economics and why you should care. In this show, Ayeisha and Steve make sense of inflation. They’ll explain how hyperinflation is affecting how Venezuelans have sex, why you can’t afford a ticket to see your favourite band in concert anymore and why a sale on sofas isn’t always a good thing. Producers: Simon Maybin & Phoebe Keane Presenters:...

Duration:00:28:23

WS More or Less: Are Wildfires Really Burning More Land?

8/20/2018
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Are Wildfires in the United States and Southern Europe burning more land than before?

Duration:00:08:58

BONUS PODCAST: Economics with Subtitles - Bracelets for Bullets

8/15/2018
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BONUS PODCAST: For the rest of August, in addition to More or Less you’ll get a brand new podcast, Economics with Subtitles. It’s your everyday guide to economics and why you should care. In this show, Ayeisha and Steve explore government debt. Why did an anonymous mother send her bracelet to the government to be turned into a bullet? How are you lending the government money without even realising? And when should you be worried about how much debt the government is in? Producers: Simon...

Duration:00:28:06

Numbers Behind a Tweetstorm

8/10/2018
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How do you get a hashtag to trend around the world?

Duration:00:09:07

BONUS PODCAST: Economics with Subtitles - How Buying Cocaine Helps the Government

8/8/2018
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BONUS PODCAST: For the rest of August, in addition to More or Less, you’ll get four bonus editions of Economics with Subtitles. It’s a brand new podcast that will bring you an everyday guide to economics and why you should care. In this edition, Ayeisha and Steve look at how we quantify economic success. Should dodgy drug deals be included? What is Steve’s contribution to GDP? And should we ban people who pinch too many of your crisps? Producers: Simon Maybin & Phoebe Keane Presenters:...

Duration:00:28:38

Carbs, Sugar and the Truth

8/3/2018
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Does a baked potato contain the equivalent of 19 cubes of sugar?

Duration:00:08:58

Getting Creative with Statistics

7/27/2018
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How big are your testicles and what does that mean?

Duration:00:08:58

Should we have smaller families to save the planet?

7/23/2018
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Having one fewer child could be the biggest thing you do to reduce your carbon footprint

Duration:00:10:30

How to Cycle Really Fast

7/20/2018
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How much better are the pros than the rest of us and how effective is slipstreaming?

Duration:00:09:06