Tim Harford on sugar, train fares, children's outdoors play and Earth's closest neighbour. Read more
Sugar, Outdoors Play and Planets
Tim Harford on sugar, train fares, children's outdoors play and Earth's closest neighbour.
Intersex Numbers, Fact-Checking Facebook, Jack Bogle
Tim Harford asks whether 1.7% of people are intersex, and examines false claims about MPs.
Domestic Violence, Jobs, Easter Snowfall
Tim Harford on domestic violence, employment numbers, and the chance of a white Easter.
Holocaust deniers, Venezuelan hyperinflation, Tinder likes
Tim Harford on Holocaust deniers, food prices in Venezuela and dating app statistics.
Teen suicide, Brexit business moves, Wood-burner pollution
Tim Harford on teen suicide, Brexit business moves and wood-burner pollution
Climate change, Victorian diseases, Alcohol
Tim Harford on climate change, Victorian diseases, maths mistakes and alcohol consumption.
Hottest Easter, Insects, Scottish villages
Should we be surprised Easter Monday was the hottest recorded?
Nurses, flatmates and cats
We look into sobering statistics about nurses and some curious claims about house-sharing.
Sex, coal, missing people and mice
Are we having less sex? And what happened to coal? (These items are unrelated.)
Heart deaths, organised crime and gender data gaps
Are more people dying from coronary disease? Plus how we need more economic data on women.
Eurovision and fact-checking Naomi Wolf
The stats behind making a successful song, plus misunderstanding Victorian court records.
Hay Festival Special
What does it mean to say that the UK is the fifth largest economy in the world?
Are married women flipping miserable?
Measuring happiness, university access in Scotland, plus will one in two get cancer?
Exam grades, Chernobyl, Ethiopian trees
Was your A-level grade correct? Plus were 350m trees planted in one day in Ethiopia?
Amazon fires, State pension, American burgers
Are forest fires in Brazil the worst in recent times? What is the state pension worth?
Climate deaths, Austerity, Pet food
Challenging the idea of six billion deaths due to climate change; plus what pets eat.
Maternal deaths, taxi driver earnings and statistical pop music
Are black women five times more likely to die in childbirth? Plus making pop music.
Dementia, inflation and shark deaths
Health risks for presidential hopefuls, falling inflation, shark deaths and salary claims
Austerity Deaths, C-Sections and being struck by lightning.
Has Austerity caused 120 thousand deaths in the UK and does God hate men?
New hospitals promised, Aid to Ukraine, Bacon sandwiches
Dissecting the government’s hospitals announcement and President Trump’s Ukraine claims.
Election Special (1/2)
50,000 nurses? 40 hospitals? Corporate tax rises? Tim Harford looks at Election pledges.
Election Special (2/2)
Labour spending plans, Conservative claims on homelessness, the SNP's education record.
Australian Animal Deaths, Carbon Emissions, Election Mystery
How many animals have died in Australia and how many Labour voters went Conservative?
Quantifying justice in Japan, the cost of Brexit, alligator speed and Liverpool FC's luck
Netflix and Chill
The carbon consequence of streaming, stats on sepsis and stretching Bill Bryson to Pluto
Coronavirus, emotions and guns
Numbers that matter in measuring outbreaks, smelly stats around scent and more.
Tracking Terror Suspects
Costing counter-terrorism, interrogating tomatoes, the UK's reading age, politics and GDP
Coronavirus, Jam, AI and Tomatoes
Covid-19 stats, spreading jam far and wide, cooking with AI, plus James Wong on vegetables
The risks of Covid-19 for different age groups and what restrictions mean for the economy
Coronavirus deaths, face masks and a potential baby boom
Is the coronavirus death count misleading because of delays in reporting?
Supermarket stockpiling, A-level results and Covid-19 gender disparity
Is the coronavirus pandemic having a different impact on men and women?