Facts are either right or wrong, right?...wrong? In this special episode of the This is Money podcast Tim Harford, presenter of the BBC series More or Less and all-round Undercover Economist makes a second guest appearance. We talk about facts and stats - checking them, debunking them, reporting them, baffling with them, battling over them.
Tim argues that we think of facts as being either the truth or lies, but that actually factual claims can form part of our identity. We also discuss the impact of social media on the way in which we consume news and facts. And whether we're too dependent on numbers altogether.
Don't believe us? You'll have to listen and see.
Steve Caplin gazes into his crystal ball. He sees the first electric black cab, the suit that means your online orders will always fit, the foldable smart phone, dynamic pricing in supermarkets and a voice assistant for cars.
Re-visiting favourite interviews from 2017. NYU business professor Scott Galloway talks big tech and shares some insights from his book, The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.
Have you ever really thought about what it is that creates the modern economy? These are the things that surround us and we interact with, or depend on, everyday but rarely think about. From credit cards, to shipping containers, batteries and double-entry book-keeping, there are a lot of things that are more interesting than you may think. And for this special Christmas edition of the This is Money podcast we have a treat for you. Tim Harford, author of Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy, presenter of the podcast of the same name, and Undercover Economist makes a guest appearance. He joins Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard Straus and Georgie Frost in the studio to talk about what it is that shapes the world around us, why it matters, and how what are commonplace things now were dreamed up and then completely changed the way we live.
Tim Evans of Middlesex University gives 10 predictions for 2018 discussing, amongst other things, cyber attacks and the insurance industry, solar geoengineering, the commercial space sector, North Korea and the 250th anniversary of the circus.
Adam speaks with Philipp Hagspiel, head of product strategy at Freeletics, a health and fitness app. Why is it that many CEOs are able to find the time to exercise every morning while running major companies, and yet most of us can’t squeeze a 30 minute jog into an entire week? Philipp talks about how routines and patterns, along with connecting digitally to other like-minded people, is the key to transforming your health and fitness routines.
As the Bitcoin price reaches record highs, Ed Bowsher speaks to three experts to find out what will happen next: Dominic Frisby, author of 'Bitcoin: the future of money', Russ Mould of AJ Bell, and Ryan Radloff from XBT Provider.
James Cameron-Wilson looks ahead to what 2018 will hold, revealing his favourites not yet out, those he thinks will do best in the awards ceremonies and what the first few months of 2018 will give us in cinemas.
In this week’s episode of Mobile News, we will be rounding up all the best content from 2017. Featuring the Global Head of Research for TMT at Deloitte, Paul Lee, discussing biometric facial recognition software; Panda Security Marketing Manager, Neil Martin, talking about the recent PandaLabs report going over cyber-security trends in 2018; and Ken Parker, Compliance Director at ICT Reverse, who gives us an introduction to GDPR and its interrelated aspect with MiFID II.
In this week’s episode of Inside Business, we will be rounding up all the best content from 2017. Featuring Lord Peter Hain of Neath who took HSBC accusations to the House of Lords; BBC World Service reporter Howard Mustoe; and Steve Keen, Professor of Economics at Kingston University and author of Debunking Economics.
Lord Peter Hain of Neath, Howard Mustoe, Steve Keen