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More or Less: Behind the Stats

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More or Less: Behind the Stats
More or Less: Behind the Stats

More or Less: Behind the Stats

BBC Radio 4

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Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4

Latest Episodes

Esther Duflo and women in economics

Discussing Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banjeree and Michael Kremer’s economics Nobel Prize.

20 MIN5 d ago
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Esther Duflo and women in economics

The Extra Episode: Minimum wage, drinking in Scotland and identical twins.

We explore the numbers behind the new minimum wage announcements, whether drinking is going up or down in Scotland, the truth about squeezing people onto the Isle of Wight and how long one identical twin lives after the other twin dies. You’ll want to hear our special extra episode.

28 MIN1 w ago
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The Extra Episode: Minimum wage, drinking in Scotland and identical twins.

WS More or Less: Does San Francisco have more rough sleepers than Britain?

Are the shocking statistics true? and how do you count people who don't wish to be found?

8 MIN2 w ago
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WS More or Less: Does San Francisco have more rough sleepers than Britain?

New hospitals promised, aid to Ukraine, and bacon sandwiches

Dissecting the government’s hospitals announcement and President Trump’s Ukraine claims.

27 MIN2 w ago
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New hospitals promised, aid to Ukraine, and bacon sandwiches

WS More or Less: Who fought in World War 1?

Were a third of those that fought for Britain in WW1 black or Asian?

8 MIN3 w ago
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WS More or Less: Who fought in World War 1?

Austerity Deaths, C-Sections and being struck by lightning

Has Austerity caused 120 thousand deaths in the UK and does God hate men?

23 MIN3 w ago
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Austerity Deaths, C-Sections and being struck by lightning

WS More or Less: Peaty v. Bolt: Which is the greatest world record?

Using statistics to compare world records in athletics and swimming.

8 MINSEP 23
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WS More or Less: Peaty v. Bolt: Which is the greatest world record?

Dementia, inflation and shark deaths

Health risks for Presidential hopefuls, falling inflation, shark deaths and salary claims

24 MINSEP 21
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Dementia, inflation and shark deaths

WS More or Less: Cape Town murders

Are eight people a day murdered in Cape Town and is that number unusually high?

8 MINSEP 16
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WS More or Less: Cape Town murders

Maternal deaths, taxi driver earnings and statistical pop music

Are black women five times more likely to die in childbirth? Plus making pop music.

24 MINSEP 14
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Maternal deaths, taxi driver earnings and statistical pop music

Latest Episodes

Esther Duflo and women in economics

Discussing Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banjeree and Michael Kremer’s economics Nobel Prize.

20 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Esther Duflo and women in economics

The Extra Episode: Minimum wage, drinking in Scotland and identical twins.

We explore the numbers behind the new minimum wage announcements, whether drinking is going up or down in Scotland, the truth about squeezing people onto the Isle of Wight and how long one identical twin lives after the other twin dies. You’ll want to hear our special extra episode.

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Extra Episode: Minimum wage, drinking in Scotland and identical twins.

WS More or Less: Does San Francisco have more rough sleepers than Britain?

Are the shocking statistics true? and how do you count people who don't wish to be found?

8 MIN2 w ago
Comments
WS More or Less: Does San Francisco have more rough sleepers than Britain?

New hospitals promised, aid to Ukraine, and bacon sandwiches

Dissecting the government’s hospitals announcement and President Trump’s Ukraine claims.

27 MIN2 w ago
Comments
New hospitals promised, aid to Ukraine, and bacon sandwiches

WS More or Less: Who fought in World War 1?

Were a third of those that fought for Britain in WW1 black or Asian?

8 MIN3 w ago
Comments
WS More or Less: Who fought in World War 1?

Austerity Deaths, C-Sections and being struck by lightning

Has Austerity caused 120 thousand deaths in the UK and does God hate men?

23 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Austerity Deaths, C-Sections and being struck by lightning

WS More or Less: Peaty v. Bolt: Which is the greatest world record?

Using statistics to compare world records in athletics and swimming.

8 MINSEP 23
Comments
WS More or Less: Peaty v. Bolt: Which is the greatest world record?

Dementia, inflation and shark deaths

Health risks for Presidential hopefuls, falling inflation, shark deaths and salary claims

24 MINSEP 21
Comments
Dementia, inflation and shark deaths

WS More or Less: Cape Town murders

Are eight people a day murdered in Cape Town and is that number unusually high?

8 MINSEP 16
Comments
WS More or Less: Cape Town murders

Maternal deaths, taxi driver earnings and statistical pop music

Are black women five times more likely to die in childbirth? Plus making pop music.

24 MINSEP 14
Comments
Maternal deaths, taxi driver earnings and statistical pop music