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Apr 2, 2020

The unfolding coronavirus pandemic is a story driven by numbers. But how reliable are the numbers we have? What can the data really tell us – and what are the major areas of uncertainty?

In this special episode, recorded on 1st April,  Michael Blastland and Professor David Spiegelhalter help us separate the signal...


Transcript - Coronavirus: Understanding the Numbers

Apr 2, 2020

The unfolding coronavirus pandemic is a story driven by numbers. But how reliable are the numbers we have? What can the data really tell us – and what are the major areas of uncertainty?

This is the transcript of a special episode of Risky Talk, recorded on 1st April.  Michael Blastland and Professor David...


Transcript - Communicating About Climate Change

Mar 5, 2020

How can we communicate about climate change in the most engaging, informative and even persuasive ways? What are the different audiences we need to reach, and how can we craft effective communications for each of them?

Joining David to guide us through the psychology, politics and science of climate change communication...


Mar 1, 2020

How can we communicate about climate change in the most engaging, informative and even persuasive ways? What are the different audiences we need to reach, and how can we craft effective communications for each of them?

Joining David to guide us through the psychology, politics and science of climate change communication...


Mar 1, 2020

Stats about crime, immigration, unemployment and political polls fuel political debate and drive headlines. But how are these ‘soft’ numbers really calculated? How uncertain should we be about them? And how can they be reported honestly and usefully - without losing trust?

Joining David to make sense of the stats...