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More or Less: Behind the Stats

Latest podcasts, updated weekly, from the BBC More or Less radio programme.

Tim Hurford and his team try to make sense of the topical statistics that surround us.

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TED Videos

Riveting TED talks, selected by Conker Statistics, to inspire the young and old about data and statistics.

Teach statistics before calculus!
Teach statistics before calculus!
Arthur Benjamin
Someone always asks the math teacher, "Am I going to use calculus in real life?" And for most of us the answer is no. Arthur Benjamin, also known as a Mathemagician, offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.
Religions and babies
Religions and babies
Hans Rosling
Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others - and how does this affect global population growth? Speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Qatar, he graphs data over time and across religions. With his trademark humor and sharp insight, Hans reaches a surprising conclusion on world fertility rates.
The magic washing machine
The magic washing machine
Hans Rosling
Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine as the greatest invention of the industrial revolution. Be warned - Hans is an inspirational speaker - you may even choose a career in statistics/data as a result of watching this.
The best stats you've ever seen
The best stats you've ever seen
Hans Rosling
With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world". One of the most inspiring presenters we have ever seen.
How stats fool juries
How stats fool juries
Peter Donnelly
Common mistakes people make in interpreting statistics are revealed and the devastating impact these errors can have on the outcome of criminal trials.
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The beauty of data visualization
David McCandless
How to turn complex data sets like Facebook status updates into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections.
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Make data more human
Jer Thorp
Beautiful data visualizations to put abstract data into a human context.