What proportion of a population needs to be vaccinated to stop a disease spreading?
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WS More or Less: Foreign Aid: Who’s the most generous? Oct. 19, 2018
In foreign aid terms what’s the best way of measuring how generous a country is?
The economists tackling climate change and growth.
Loneliness, School Funding, Same-Sex Divorce Oct. 9, 2018
A BBC loneliness survey, school funding, same-sex divorce and the loyalty of listeners.
Tim Harford talks to economist Marina Ashdade about same-sex divorce statistics.
Loneliness; School Funding; Same-Sex Divorce. Oct. 5, 2018
Tim Harford on a BBC loneliness survey; school funding; same-sex divorce; loyal listeners
WS More of Less: Surviving the Battle of Britain Oct. 1, 2018
Were Spitfire pilots killed after an average of four weeks in the World War Two battle?
Surviving the Battle of Britain; the World Cup and Domestic Violence; Buckfast and Arrests in Scotland Sept. 28, 2018
Tim Harford on Spitfire pilots, and whether football triggers violence in the home.
WS More or Less: Trump and the Puerto Rico Death Toll Sept. 24, 2018
How can we calculate excess mortality after a natural disaster?
How Many Schoolchildren are Carers? Shareholder Income, and Museum Visitors Vs Football Fans Sept. 21, 2018
Tim Harford on child carers, shareholder income, football vs museums and dangerous sports
WS More or Less: DNA - Are You More Chimp or Neanderthal? Sept. 17, 2018
What is the difference between 96% similarity or sharing 20% of our DNA?
Tim Harford with statistics on suicide, good schools and sexism in tennis. Plus goats
WS More or Less: The Safest Car in the World? Sept. 10, 2018
A listener asks whether his Volvo is the safest car on the road?
Tim Harford questions the usefulness of a popular heart age calculator.
Tim Harford talks to Bobby Duffy about why we are often wrong about a lot of basic facts
Tim Harford fact checks EU trade deals with Africa, and whether one drink is one too many
Why we have interest rates, how we misunderstand them - and a curious coffin connection.
WS: More or Less - Automated fact-checking Aug. 27, 2018
Computer programmes are being developed to combat fake news.
What would have been the most efficient way to get to Mordor?
Inflation can change your sex life – and pretty much everything else.