A Nice Data Provenance Related Podcast

(Originally posted 2012-12-03.)

Just a brief follow on to Bad Data And The Subjunctive Mood: Here’s a podcast I like to listen to while running. (Music and podcasts are about the only thing that keep me running, that and the success at my modest goals.)

BBC Radio 4 has a very nice programme More Or Less: Behind The Stats. It’s a magazine programme with extremely digestible yet thought-provoking items on Statistics.

My tendency with radio programmes in general is to think ahead to where they’re going next. Start The Week would be a good example (though I find it frustrating when they miss angles). Another good example would be Friday Night Comedy but for slightly different reasons. But for More Or Less they tend to throw in things that surprise me, more than they leave out things I expect them to say.

I’m not sure whether these podcasts are available worldwide or just in the UK. Perhaps someone can let me know. In any case More Or Less would be good for “Data” people.

Published by Martin Packer

I'm a mainframe performance guy and have been for the past 35 years. But I play with lots of other technologies as well.

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