Tim Harford presents a series of talks inspired by ideas in anthropology, culture and the social sciences
New Year's Day 2014
3/3 Simon Garfield discusses the mistakes and deceptions in some of our best-loved maps.
Christmas Day 2013
The geographer and polymath Jared Diamond argues that apparently slight differences in...
Wed 18 Dec 2013
2/3 Professor Jerry Brotton discusses how each period in history gets the map it deserves.
Wed 11 Dec 2013
1/3 Tim Harford and his guests tell intriguing stories inspired by maps.
Tue 30 Jul 2013
4/4 Tim Harford reflects on the impact of mankind on the world around us.
Tue 23 Jul 2013
3/4 Tim Harford is joined by influential counter-insurgency expert David Killcullen.
Tue 16 Jul 2013
2/4 Financial journalist Gillian Tett describes how she predicted the financial crisis in 2008
Tue 9 Jul 2013
1/4 Tim Harford is joined by Malcolm Gladwell for the first in this new series of talks.
Wed 13 Feb 2013
Tim tells the story of Chris Ferguson who applied game theory to poker and won - big time.
Wed 6 Feb 2013
Tim Harford tells the story of Bill Phillips - war hero, engineer, crocodile-hunter,...
Wed 30 Jan 2013
Tim Harford tells the story of Thomas Schelling, an economist who helped America and...
Wed 23 Jan 2013
Tim tells the story of Al Roth, who worked out how to create a clearing-house for kidneys.
Wed 16 Jan 2013
Tim Harford weaves together economic ideas with remarkable personal histories in some...
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