Tim Harford: Pop-Up Ideas

Tim Harford: Pop-Up Ideas

Tim Harford – in the company of Malcolm Gladwell, David Kilcullen and Gillian Tett – uses key ideas in anthropology and the social sciences to tell fascinating stories about how we - and the world – work.

Updated: weekly
Episodes available for: Indefinitely
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  • 01 Jan 7MB

    Tim Harford: Simon Garfield: Maps And Mistakes 01 Jan 2014

    Simon Garfield on the mistakes and deceptions in some of our best-loved maps. "How boring would the world be," he asks,

    Duration: 15 mins

  • 25 Dec 7MB

    Jared Diamond: How Geography Creates History 25 December 2013

    The geographer and polymath Jared Diamond argues that apparently slight differences in geography can have profound

    Duration: 15 mins

  • 18 Dec 7MB

    Tim Harford: Jerry Brotton - Mapping History 18 Dec 2013

    Professor Jerry Brotton argues that how we see the world depends entirely on where we stand on it and says each period

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 11 Dec 7MB

    Tim Harford: The Power Of Maps 11 Dec 2013

    1/3. Tim Harford returns with a new series of Pop Up Ideas. This time Tim and his guests tell intriguing stories

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 30 Jul 7MB

    Tim Harford: Tragedy of the Commons 30 Jul 2013

    Common Tragedy: Exploring the term 'The Tragedy of the Commons', a term coined by the American ecologist Garrett Hardin.

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 23 Jul 7MB

    David Kilcullen: Feral Cities 23 Jul 2013

    Feral Cities: As a counter-insurgency expert David Kilcullen's idea have been described as 'revolutionizing military

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 16 Jul 7MB

    Gillian Tett: The Anthropology of Economics 16 Jul 2013

    The Anthropology of Economics: Having studied anthropology and living among Tajik families Gillian Tett went on to

    Duration: 15 mins

  • 09 Jul 7MB

    Malcolm Gladwell: Listening in Vietnam 09 Jul 2013

    Listening in Vietnam: Malcolm Gladwell tells the powerful story of how listening carefully could have shortened the

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 13 Feb 7MB

    Tim Harford: The day the geeks took over poker 13 Feb 2013

    Tim tells the story of Chris Ferguson who applied game theory to poker and won - big time. But, as Ferguson would find

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 06 Feb 7MB

    Tim Harford: The Indiana Jones of Economics 06 Feb 2013

    Tim Harford tells the story of Bill Phillips - war hero, engineer, crocodile-hunter, and one of the fathers of

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 30 Jan 7MB

    Tim Harford: War Games and Armageddon 30 Jan 2013

    Tim Harford tells the story of Thomas Schelling, an economist who helped America and the Soviet Union to avoid nuclear

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 23 Jan 7MB

    Tim Harford: The Kidney Matchmaker 23 Jan 13

    Tim tells the story of Al Roth, who worked out how to create a clearing-house for kidneys.

    Duration: 14 mins

  • 16 Jan 7MB

    Tim Harford: Hotpants vs The Knockout Mouse 16 Jan 2013

    Tim Harford weaves together economic ideas with remarkable personal histories in some unusual locations. The presenter

    Duration: 14 mins