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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

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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

    Melting Antarctic ice

    Melting Antarctic ice

    One More or Less listener has heard that if all the ice in Antarctica melted, global sea levels would rise by 70 metres. But it would take 361 billion tonnes of ice to raise the world's sea levels by just 1 millimetre.

    So how much ice is in Antarctica? And in the coming years, what impact might temperature changes have on whether it remains frozen?

    (Gentoo penguins on top of an iceberg at King George Island, Antarctica January 2020. Credit: Alessandro Dahan/ Getty Images)

    • 8 Min.
    Covid in Africa

    Covid in Africa

    Do we have enough data to know what’s happening on the continent? We talk to Dr Justin Maeda from the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Ghanaian public health researcher Nana Kofi Quakyi about tracking Africa’s outbreak. Producer: Jo Casserly Picture: Volunteers wait to feed local people during the weekly feeding scheme at the Heritage Baptist Church in Melville on the 118 day of lockdown due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2020. Credit: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

    • 10 Min.
    Data in the time of cholera

    Data in the time of cholera

    Tim Harford speaks to Steven Johnson about William Farr and the birth of epidemiology in the 1800s.

    • 8 Min.
    Covid misconceptions and US deaths

    Covid misconceptions and US deaths

    Tim Harford talks to statistician Ola Rosling about his research into misconceptions about Covid-19. And an update on the epidemic in the US.

    • 8 Min.
    Sweden’s lockdown lite

    Sweden’s lockdown lite

    Unlike its Nordic neighbours, Sweden never imposed a lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus. Tim Harford speaks to statistician Ola Rosling to find out what the results have been.

    Presenter: Tim Harford
    Producer: Jo Casserly

    Picture: A woman wearing a face mask stands at a Stockholm bus stop where a sign reminds passengers to maintain a minimum social distance. Sweden 25 June 2020. Credit: EPA/ Stina Stjernkvist

    • 14 Min.
    Why Trump is wrong about the USA’s coronavirus case comeback

    Why Trump is wrong about the USA’s coronavirus case comeback

    Are cases really rising in the US or are they just testing more? Tim digs into the data.

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51 Bewertungen

51 Bewertungen

clymene1986 ,

All our news should be like this!

I really like the fact-based/ humorous approach to news and the world, wish there were more podcasts like this!

Shadowsen ,

Economics with subtitles

It’s a great podcast and I hope Economics with subtitles will be continued!

PDLanc ,

Entertaining investigation of the numbers in the news and everyday life

We hear about numbers all the time, but are they all true? This programme investigates entertainingly with wit and thoroughness. The presenters have a light touch but the research is solid. Urban myths are investigated and many turn out to be "zombie statistics" which despite being false refuse to die. Don't like maths; think statistics is too technical - don't worry just listen to this and be better informed and entertained at the same time.

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