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Risky Talk

The Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication

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Risky Talk

Risky Talk

The Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication

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How can we best communicate the risks and the evidence on the most pressing issues of the day – from genetics and nutrition, to climate change and immigration? David Spiegelhalter is joined by the world’s top experts to tackle urgent, practical challenges which affect us all.

Latest Episodes

Confronting Uncertainty Personally and Professionally with Tamsin Edwards

Leading climate scientist Dr Tamsin Edwards joins David to explore uncertainty in different aspects of her life: as a statistician and mathematical modeller, as a communicator about possible climate futures, but also as a cancer patient faced with life-changing treatment choices.

36 MIN1 w ago
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Confronting Uncertainty Personally and Professionally with Tamsin Edwards

Coronavirus: Understanding the Numbers

The unfolding coronavirus pandemic is a story driven by numbers. But how reliable are they? What can the data really tell us – and what are the major areas of uncertainty? Professor David Spiegelhalter and Michael Blastland investigate.

26 MINAPR 2
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Coronavirus: Understanding the Numbers

Communicating about Climate Change

How can we communicate about climate change in the most engaging, informative and even persuasive ways? What are the different audiences we need to reach, and how can we craft effective communications for each of them? Anthony Leiserowitz, Emily Shuckburgh and Sander van der Linden guide us through the psychology, politics and science of climate change communication.

51 MINMAR 2
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Communicating about Climate Change

Stats in the Headlines: Crime, Immigration and Political Polls

Stats about crime, immigration, unemployment and political polls fuel political debate and drive headlines. But how are these ‘soft’ numbers really calculated? How uncertain should we be about them? And how can they be reported honestly and usefully - without losing trust? Robert Cuffe, Ed Humpherson and Sarah Dryhurst help us to make sense of the stats and how best to communicate them.

41 MINMAR 2
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Stats in the Headlines: Crime, Immigration and Political Polls

Communicating Genetic Risk

Personal genetic risk information is set to be become part of everyday healthcare. But is some unhelpful, even dangerous? What psychological impact does it have on patients? And do doctors know enough about genetics to effectively guide patients and inform treatment decisions? Robert Green, Gemma Chandratillake and Saskia Sanderson discuss what genetic risks should be communicated and how.

53 MINMAR 2
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Communicating Genetic Risk

Introducing Risky Talk

How can we best communicate the risks and the evidence on the most pressing issues of the day – from genetics and nutrition, to climate change and immigration? David Spiegelhalter is joined by the world’s top experts to tackle urgent, practical challenges which affect us all.

1 MINFEB 6
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Introducing Risky Talk
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Latest Episodes

Confronting Uncertainty Personally and Professionally with Tamsin Edwards

Leading climate scientist Dr Tamsin Edwards joins David to explore uncertainty in different aspects of her life: as a statistician and mathematical modeller, as a communicator about possible climate futures, but also as a cancer patient faced with life-changing treatment choices.

36 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Confronting Uncertainty Personally and Professionally with Tamsin Edwards

Coronavirus: Understanding the Numbers

The unfolding coronavirus pandemic is a story driven by numbers. But how reliable are they? What can the data really tell us – and what are the major areas of uncertainty? Professor David Spiegelhalter and Michael Blastland investigate.

26 MINAPR 2
Comments
Coronavirus: Understanding the Numbers

Communicating about Climate Change

How can we communicate about climate change in the most engaging, informative and even persuasive ways? What are the different audiences we need to reach, and how can we craft effective communications for each of them? Anthony Leiserowitz, Emily Shuckburgh and Sander van der Linden guide us through the psychology, politics and science of climate change communication.

51 MINMAR 2
Comments
Communicating about Climate Change

Stats in the Headlines: Crime, Immigration and Political Polls

Stats about crime, immigration, unemployment and political polls fuel political debate and drive headlines. But how are these ‘soft’ numbers really calculated? How uncertain should we be about them? And how can they be reported honestly and usefully - without losing trust? Robert Cuffe, Ed Humpherson and Sarah Dryhurst help us to make sense of the stats and how best to communicate them.

41 MINMAR 2
Comments
Stats in the Headlines: Crime, Immigration and Political Polls

Communicating Genetic Risk

Personal genetic risk information is set to be become part of everyday healthcare. But is some unhelpful, even dangerous? What psychological impact does it have on patients? And do doctors know enough about genetics to effectively guide patients and inform treatment decisions? Robert Green, Gemma Chandratillake and Saskia Sanderson discuss what genetic risks should be communicated and how.

53 MINMAR 2
Comments
Communicating Genetic Risk

Introducing Risky Talk

How can we best communicate the risks and the evidence on the most pressing issues of the day – from genetics and nutrition, to climate change and immigration? David Spiegelhalter is joined by the world’s top experts to tackle urgent, practical challenges which affect us all.

1 MINFEB 6
Comments
Introducing Risky Talk
the END
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