Tim Harford on Holocaust deniers; food prices in Venezuela, and dating app statistics
Holocaust Deniers; Venezuelan Hyperinflation; Tinder Likes
WS More or Less: You have 15,000 likes!
A listener doubts her popularity on the dating app Tinder. We investigate the numbers.
Teen Suicide; Brexit Business Moves; Wood-Burner Pollution
Tim Harford finds untrue a recent report that there is a 'suicidal generation' of teens.
WS More or Less: From the archives: Groundhogs and Kings
Assessing the accuracy of a Groundhog; How many English people have right royal relatives?
Climate Change, Victorian Diseases, Alcohol
Tim Harford on climate change, Victorian diseases, maths mistakes and alcohol consumption
WS More or Less: When maths mistakes really matter
Tim Harford talks to Matt Parker on how simple maths mistakes can cause big problems.
How To Make Your Art Work More Valuable
Die, sell on a sunny day, place your work a third of the way through the auction.
Could insects go extinct in one hundred years?
The gender gap in tech
Are women really less likely than men to be hired for jobs in tech?
Day light saving time and heart attacks
Does the sudden loss of an hour of sleep raise the risk of having a heart attack?
Is Mansa Musa the richest person of all time?
Is the West African king, Mansa Musa, the richest person who ever lived?
Chess cheats and the GOAT
What a statistical analysis of chess moves can teach us about this ancient game.
Rounding up the weed killer cancer conundrum
We examine the cancer-causing potential of the weed killer glyphosate
Where is Scotland’s highest village?
A battle is brewing in the Southern Scottish uplands between two rival villages.
The economic impact of mega sporting events
Major sports events and the benefits to the local economy.
Hottest Easter, Insects, Scottish villages
Should we be surprised Easter Monday was the hottest recorded?
Bernie Sanders and the cost of having a baby
Did Bernie Sanders get the cost of giving birth right?
Nurses, flatmates and cats
We look into sobering statistics about nurses and some curious claims about house-sharing
Avengers - Should we reverse the snap?
Exploring the economic impact of losing half the world’s population
Sex, coal, missing people and mice
Are we having less sex? And what happened to coal? (These items are unrelated.)
Sex Every Seven Seconds
We revisit some classic topics from past years
Heart deaths, Organised crime and Gender data gaps
Are more people dying from coronary disease? Plus how we need more economic data on women
Making music out of Money
A musical interpretation of a chart depicting the yield-curve of American bonds.
Eurovision and fact-checking Naomi Wolf
The stats behind making a successful song, plus misunderstanding Victorian court records.
WS More or Less: Florence Nightingale – recognising the nurse statistician
How collecting data about the dead led the famous nurse to promote better sanitation.
Hay Festival Special
What does it mean to say that the UK is the fifth largest economy in the world?
WS More or Less: Volcanoes versus humans
Does Mount Etna produce more carbon emissions than humans? We check the numbers.
Are married women flipping miserable?
Measuring happiness, university access in Scotland, plus will one in two get cancer?
WS More or Less: The things we fail to see
The hidden influences that a make a big difference to the way the world works.
WS More or Less: Dealing with the Numbers of Cancer
How one woman used statistics to help cope with cancer.
Student loans, GM salmon, Gambling levy
Genetically modified salmon is approved for production in the US and Canada.
My dad the unlikely meth dealer
James Lubbock watched his dad transform from clean-living family man to major drug-dealer
Kat Orman brings you Oxfordshire's stories and Oxfordshire people.
Hiliaeth yng Nghymru
Profiadau o hiliaeth yng Nghymru, ond a ydi'r sefyllfa'n waeth nac yng ngweddill Prydain?
Emma Barnett presents, with original journalism and surprising news stories.