More or Less: Behind the Stats

More or Less: Behind the Stats

Published by: BBC Radio 4
358 Episodes | First Released: Feb 8 '16 | 🇬🇧
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
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slime and squishie.co
Jan 20
Rating:   10
💬💬💬

Statistics rocks

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saperlo
Dec 27 '19
Rating:   2
Going downhill unfortunately

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 make it up...so disappointed. You can’t trust mainstream media now

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maggiem79
Dec 19 '19
Rating:   10
Made me smarter

I am much more critical when I hear or read stats in the news. Thank you so much! Please keep on!!

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Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah
Nov 16 '19
Rating:   6
Unsubscribed After the Latest Episode

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.

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Jebby22
Nov 12 '19
Rating:   10
Just give it a go!

Critical, engaging and very interesting! Easy to listen to and understand even for those with just basic understanding of statistics and economics.

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nicmart
Oct 31 '19
Rating:   10
Excellent correction to public fictions.

This is a refreshing antidote to the irrational hysteria of the media, including the BBC.

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Moogle22
Oct 31 '19
Rating:   10
Simply Excellent

I’ve been a loyal listener for a very long time and highly recommend this.

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Intrestellarbunny
Oct 23 '19
Rating:   10
Simply the best program on the radio!

Honestly that’s it. Just subscribe

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UgEyeBay
Oct 22 '19
Rating:   10
Highly recommended!

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.

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Catherine & Bill
Sep 30 '19
Rating:   10
Fact based research!

Now more than ever - please BBC

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Hamiltonl87
Sep 30 '19
Rating:   4
Tries to be rational, typically looks for stats to reinforce its bias

The “experts” they consult typically are advancing the same agenda

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nicmart
Sep 7 '19
Rating:   10
Excellent...so BBC is ending it

This is a refreshing antidote to the irrational hysteria of the media, including the BBC, so I’m not surprised that it’s being shuttered.

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Dr I Butcher
Sep 1 '19
Rating:   6
Data are plural!

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 (as far as have noticed), so why not data?

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carlh68
Jul 1 '19
Rating:   10
Nucular power

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?

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Blundell79
Jun 29 '19
Rating:   4
More or less podcasts June 21 and 28

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 this be corrected please?

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AvocetsatHH
Jun 14 '19
Rating:   10
More or Less: compulsory listening

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.

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AWrinklyInMalta
Jun 12 '19
Rating:   10
Time for the BBC to leave iTunes

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 ttp://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/6/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p07cklbg.mp3] — Reason why I want downloadable files? I live on an island with poor internet connections. I cannot “stream”. To listen to podcasts I must download them when the connections are good and listen (often repeatedly) later. Why don’t I just listen to the radio? Nothing I want to listen to is broadcast when I want to listen to it. — Apple, please, please, please do what the Russian-inspired British Brainwashing Consortium wants: decline to publish links to files which fail to comply with your standards. — iTunes was useful for the years it took these fascists to build their own internet platforms to restore their direct control (of entirely tax-payer (and licences are a tax) funded media - media that rightfully belongs to us tax-payers on the basis that whomsoever pays for the commission, owns the commission). They don’t need iTunes now - except to use it to advertise (for free) media only available on their own platforms - so let them go.

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# alone at xmas
Jun 11 '19
Rating:   10
The hidden half

I wonder if the ideas in this book can be applied to anything example theories ?

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# alone at xmas
Jun 1 '19
Rating:   10
Special edition

This was outstanding and the nook Art of Statistics is definitely going to be bought. Identifying false positives as red alert would be invaluable further allow us to unpick causation Bravo

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maliceinsugarland!
May 30 '19
Rating:   10
Clarity—Counting—Consideration

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 podcasts.

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