More or Less | 23 April 2020 | 0h 14m | Listen Later | iTunes
John Horton Conway has died at 82 from covid-19 related complications (NY Times obituary). An influential figure in mathematics, Conway’s ideas inspired generations of students around the world. Discusses his life and work with mathematician Matt Parker and Conway’s biographer Siobhan Roberts.
More or Less: Behind the Stats | 1 November 2019 | 0h 9m | Listen Later | iTunes
Hundreds of thousands of US rape forensic samples have been taken but not tested, generally where the alleged offender is known. Jurisdictions now testing these samples are identifying a serial rapist in 20–25% of samples. Offenders typically rape 7–11 times before being caught. Two-thirds of US states now mandate testing of rape forensic samples.
More or Less: Behind the Stats | 2 March 2019 | 0h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes
Debunks the science behind recent media stories that more than 40 percent of insect species are decreasing and that they could disappear in 100 years.
More or Less: Behind the Stats | 12 October 2018 | 0h 9m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the work of Paul Romer and Bill Nordhaus, the 2018 winners of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
More or Less: Behind the Stats | 3 September 2018 | 0h 9m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discussion with Bobby Duffy, author of The Perils of Perception: Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything about why we are often wrong about a lot of basic facts.