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More or Less: Behind the Stats

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Tim Harford investigates numbers in the news. Numbers are used in every area of public debate. But are they always reliable? Tim and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us.

Tim Harford investigates numbers in the news. Numbers are used in every area of public debate. But are they always reliable? Tim and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us.
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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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Tim Harford investigates numbers in the news. Numbers are used in every area of public debate. But are they always reliable? Tim and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us.

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English


Episodes

Climate Change, Victorian Diseases, Alcohol

2/15/2019
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Tim Harford on climate change, Victorian diseases, maths mistakes and alcohol consumption

Duration:00:23:04

More or Less: Climate change, Victorian diseases, Alcohol

2/15/2019
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Tim Harford on climate change, Victorian diseases, maths mistakes and alcohol consumption.

Duration:00:25:00

WS More or Less: From the archives: Groundhogs and Kings

2/12/2019
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Who can better forecast the weather – meteorologists or a rodent? What percentage of the English public are related to King Edward the III, and is malnutrition really on the rise in the UK? Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the good stuff from the More or Less archives.

Duration:00:18:35

More or Less: Teen suicide, Brexit business moves, Wood-burner pollution

2/10/2019
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Tim Harford on teen suicide, Brexit business moves and wood-burner pollution

Duration:00:30:00

Teen Suicide; Brexit Business Moves; Wood-Burner Pollution

2/8/2019
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Tim Harford finds untrue a recent report that there is a 'suicidal generation' of teens.

Duration:00:28:29

WS More or Less: You have 15,000 likes!

2/4/2019
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A listener doubts her popularity on the dating app Tinder. We investigate the numbers.

Duration:00:09:11

Holocaust Deniers; Venezuelan Hyperinflation; Tinder Likes

2/1/2019
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Tim Harford on Holocaust deniers; food prices in Venezuela, and dating app statistics

Duration:00:28:54

WS More or Less: Is Suicide Seasonal?

1/26/2019
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Tim Harford asks which times of the year are riskiest for suicide.

Duration:00:09:11

Domestic Violence, Jobs, Easter Snowfall

1/25/2019
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Tim Harford on domestic violence, employment numbers, and the chance of a white Easter.

Duration:00:23:17

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

1/5/2019
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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 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:00:09:43

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