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We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC, author of “Messy” and “The Undercover Economist”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. They'll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser. Featuring original music and an award-winning cast including Alan Cumming and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), Russell Tovey (Quantico) – and Malcolm Gladwell.

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    • 4.8, 292 Ratings

We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC, author of “Messy” and “The Undercover Economist”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. They'll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser. Featuring original music and an award-winning cast including Alan Cumming and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), Russell Tovey (Quantico) – and Malcolm Gladwell.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
292 Ratings

292 Ratings

Lil88Mabeline ,

One of my favourites

A very interesting and well researched podcast. The cautionary lessons are not predictable, and the narratives are entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Slarksov ,

Fascinating and instructive stories

Tim Harford is such a superb story teller. You learn an awful lot listening to these. Hope there’s more to come!

dhawgood ,

OTT

I keep on coming back to this podcast because the content is pretty interesting, however the delivery is really cheesy.... it makes it’s really hard to listen to. It’s something about the way unnecessary atmosphere is generated, emphasis is over the top.

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