Cautionary Tales with Tim Harford

A weekly History, Society and Culture podcast
 15 people rated this podcast
We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC, author of “The Data Detective” and “The Undercover Economist”) brings you stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. They'll delight you, scare you, but also make you wiser. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.
33 episodes
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1 episode
I wait anxiously for every episode of Cautionary Tales to drop. The end of a series is a sad time for me. I love how Tim weaves the stories together with real advice for our times. Plus, Tim's particular brand of snarkasm is delicious and I relish the way he tells the story. More, please. And then some more.
A good entertaining show that sometimes gets to preachy. Some may lament the Gladwell-istic format of drawing together unrelated things to present thesis, but it's entertaining at least. 4/5 vaguely aristocratic accents
I love this show! Shares interesting stories and makes me reconsider a lot! Dropped my rating from 5 to 4 because of all the ads they squeeze in... I get it, we gotta pay bills, but 4 ads in the first 12 minutes...?
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Podcast Details

Created by
Pushkin Industries
Podcast Status
Oct 22nd, 2019
Latest Episode
Apr 23rd, 2021
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
33 minutes

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