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.
Capital Allocators | 15 October 2018 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Schwimer of Big League Advance, a company that investments in Minor League baseball players in exchange for a percentage of their future earnings. Discusses his analytical approach to playing professional sport, his application of Sabermetrics, his concern for player welfare and the process of recruiting funders. Fascinating from both sports and data science perspectives.
Planet Money | 17 October 2018 | 0h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discussion with Charles Wheelan, author of “Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data”. Uses stories about school performance and hormone replacement therapy to show how clever natural experiments can distinguish cause from correlation.
RNZ: Sunday Morning | 7 April 2018 | 0h 20m | Listen Later
Interview with Australia’s shadow assistant treasurer Dr Andrew Leigh, author of “Randomistas”, on why random testing can provide data for policies that work. Advocates for evidence-based policy through the use of random trials. Examples covered include random trials helping to reduce crime and inequality and fascinating insights on sham surgery.