Tim Harford Returns

Book Shambles


It’s been almost three years since we had Tim Harford (BBC’s More or Less) on the show so we’re delighted to have him back in the virtual studio to talk about his new book How to Make the World Add Up. They chat about that, what got Tim interested in economics and statistics, how facts can be misused and then Tim blows Josie’s mind with the real rules of Monopoly.

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

How to Make the World Add Up by Tim Harford

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer

The Soul of the Ape by Eugène Marais

The Soul of the White Ant by Eugène Marais

How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff

Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan

Merchants of Doubt by Erik M. Conway and Naomi Oreskes

The Vanishing Hitchhiker by Jan Harold Brunvand

The Norm Chronicles by David Spiegelhalter and Michael Blastland

Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Invisible Women by Caroline Criado-Perez

The Monopolists by Mary Pillon

The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China by Philip Ball

Critical Mass by Philip Ball

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