Tim Harford interviews Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist who won the Nobel Prize in Economics. The author of Thinking, Fast and Slow describes the common mistakes people make with statistics.
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Why do auctioneers talk so fast? Martha and Grant discuss the rapid-fire speech of auctioneers, and how it gets you to bid higher. Also, why so many books have ridiculously long titles, where you’d have sonker for dessert, and an appreciation of that children’s classic, “The Phantom Tollbooth.” Plus, “different from” vs. “different than,” the origin of suss out, words that apparently entered English in 1937, and the many names for those little gray bugs that roll up into a ball.
Public radio’s show about words and language and how we use them, with Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett
What forces are driving the rapid technological developments that shape our world? Well, according to today´s guest, Peter Nowak, it is a very un-holy trinity: the war, porn and fast food industries. In this talk, which was recorded at Gleebooks in Sydney, he brands the internet as ‘military made and porn perfected’ and explains his thesis by looking at how these industries drive technological change.