21 episodes

This is the podcast that explores British behaviour by unpacking statistics to understand the little differences – and similarities – between us all. Join Stuart Henderson, head of news at Yahoo UK, journalist Matilda Long, and data specialist from YouGov Victoria Waldersee for discussions around the way we work, sleep, love, celebrate and mourn.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

This is the podcast that explores British behaviour by unpacking statistics to understand the little differences – and similarities – between us all. Join Stuart Henderson, head of news at Yahoo UK, journalist Matilda Long, and data specialist from YouGov Victoria Waldersee for discussions around the way we work, sleep, love, celebrate and mourn.

    Britain is a Nation of the Worried Well

    Britain is a Nation of the Worried Well

    Join data journalist Victoria Waldersee from YouGov, along with the Head of News at Yahoo UK, Stuart Henderson, and editor Matilda Long as they unpack statistics surrounding British behaviour. We’re talking about health: from whether we'd trust British men to take the Pill to what we worry about being the next big health threat. And we're joined by special guest, Dr Patricia Macnair - author of Everything You Need to Know About the Human Body, hospice doctor and medical journalist and broadcaster for the BBC.


    Do Brits still support the NHS? (Is the Queen an Anglican?)
    Would British men take the Male Pill? (Is the Pope an Anglican?)
    What do we see as the biggest upcoming health threat? (Hint: We're all going to die.)


    Hosted by Stuart Henderson, Matilda Long and Victoria Waldersee
    Research support provided by YouGov Omnibus
    Produced by Caithlin Mercer
    Engineered by Danny Allin
     
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    • 45 min
    Britain is a Nation of Pet-Obsessed Animal Lovers

    Britain is a Nation of Pet-Obsessed Animal Lovers

    Join data journalist Victoria Waldersee from YouGov, along with the Head of News at Yahoo UK, Stuart Henderson, and editor Matilda Long as they unpack statistics surrounding British behaviour. We’re talking about animals: from how many Brits let Rufus sleep in the bed, to whether we'd let him take over the boardroom. And we're joined by special guest, Nat Ingham, a Canine Behaviourist and Training Managers at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London.


    Is it OK to keep animals as pets? (Does that include pet eels?)
    Should you let your pet sleep in your bed? (Does that include pet eels?)
    Should dogs be allowed in the office? (There's a new top dog in the boardroom.)


    Hosted by Stuart Henderson, Matilda Long and Victoria Waldersee
    Research support provided by YouGov Omnibus
    Produced by Caithlin Mercer
    Engineered by Danny Allin
     
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    • 41 min
    Britain is a Nation of Nimby Wannabe Homeowners

    Britain is a Nation of Nimby Wannabe Homeowners

    Join data journalist Victoria Waldersee from YouGov, along with the Head of News at Yahoo UK, Stuart Henderson, and editor Matilda Long as they unpack statistics surrounding British behaviour. We’re talking about property: from how important it is to own a home, to how many of us were caught up in the Marie Condo craze. And we're joined by special guest, Jenny Wood – a property journalist who writes about homes and interiors for publications such as Good Homes and Notebook in the Sunday Mirror.


    How important is it to own a home in your lifetime? (Stop blaming the avocados.)
    Would we support action to bring down house prices? (It's complicated.)
    And how many Brits were swept up in the Marie Kondo craze? (Clue: the answer may spark joy.)


    Hosted by Stuart Henderson, Matilda Long and Victoria Waldersee
    Research support provided by YouGov Omnibus
    Produced by Caithlin Mercer
    Engineered by Danny Allin
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 41 min
    Britain is a Nation of Carrot-Stealing Micro-criminals

    Britain is a Nation of Carrot-Stealing Micro-criminals

    Join data journalist Victoria Waldersee from YouGov, along with the Head of News at Yahoo UK, Stuart Henderson, and editor Matilda Long as they unpack statistics surrounding British behaviour. We’re talking about crime: from how many Brits “forget” to pay for their shopping bags to how willing we are to report our friends and family for a crime. And we're joined by special guest, Rav Wilding – host of BBC’s CrimeWatch who served with the Met Police for eight years, and spent four years in the Armed Forces before that.


    Which micro-crimes have we committed? (There's no such thing, Rav yells!)
    Would you rat out your friends if they committed a crime? (We need to talk about 33% of you.)
    And what crimes do we most fear being a victim of? (Apparently it's NOT having a shopping bag nicked from you.)


    Hosted by Stuart Henderson, Matilda Long and Victoria Waldersee
    Research support provided by YouGov Omnibus
    Produced by Caithlin Mercer
    Engineered by Danny Allin
     
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    • 1 hr
    Britain is a Nation of Picky Viewers

    Britain is a Nation of Picky Viewers

    Join data journalist Victoria Waldersee from YouGov, along with the Head of News at Yahoo UK, Stuart Henderson, and editor Matilda Long as they unpack statistics around the theme of Christianity with film critic, Hanna Flint co-host of TalkFilm podcast.


    Which reality TV series do most Brits want to be on? (And why are they more likely to apply to Love Island than Cambridge?)
    Would Brits be willing to give up the telly all together? (BBC iPlayer still counts as television, folks.)
    And is the Beebs representative enough of the different communities that make up Blighty? (Curve ball!)


    Hosted by Stuart Henderson, Matilda Long and Victoria Waldersee
    Research support provided by YouGov Omnibus
    Produced by Caithlin Mercer
    Engineered by Danny Allin
     
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    • 47 min
    Britain is a Nation of More Conspiracists Than You Think (Part 2)

    Britain is a Nation of More Conspiracists Than You Think (Part 2)

    Join data journalist Victoria Waldersee from YouGov, along with the Head of News at Yahoo UK, Stuart Henderson, and editor Matilda Long for part one of a two-part special recorded LIVE in front of an audience at the Edinburgh Science Festival.


    How many Brits believe in Creationism? (Bad Catholics on tour.)
    Do we believe climate change is a man-made threat? (Mind the age gap, folks.)
    Are there Flat-Earthers among us? (Don't fall off the edge!)


    Hosted by Stuart Henderson, Matilda Long and Victoria Waldersee
    Research support provided by YouGov Omnibus
    Produced by Caithlin Mercer
    Engineered by Danny Allin
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 41 min

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I have so missed this charming group of journalists that fill the hole in this anglophile’s soul! Simply delightful and fascinating conversation! Please come back!

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