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Risky Talk features conversations with the world’s top experts in risk and evidence communication addressing urgent, practical challenges: How can doctors communicate the risks and benefits of medical treatment? How should scientists communicate evidence about climate change? How can journalists make numbers meaningful to readers? How should government institutions convey important statistics?

Hosted by David Spiegelhalter

David is a statistician, author and broadcaster. He was the Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge for many years, and served a term as the President of the Royal Statistical Society. He received a knighthood 2014 - so technically he’s a ‘professor’ and a ‘sir’!

His book The Art of Statistics is a worldwide bestseller and in 2011 he came 7th in an episode of Winter Wipeout.

You can follow him on Twitter @d_spiegel

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Risky Talk is Produced by Ilan Goodman for the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at the University of Cambridge.