Cautionary Tales

Oct 12 2020 33 mins 26.6k

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 “Messy” 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.

4.9 • 11 Ratings

pfg Oct 17 2020
Such a good way to illustrate the learning points from history.

Calum Sep 27 2020
Intriguing, compelling and very listenable

jon-fu Jul 20 2020
Yay! Many like!

drivendorea Jul 11 2020
An even more genius podcast from Tim Hartford.

anghansler Jul 07 2020

InternetNinjacy Jun 27 2020
Very interesting series, always leaves me with something to consider.

wisa Jun 15 2020
Brilliant take on the fable, giving everyone some important lessons for life

Simon F Jun 15 2020
Amazing as always. With Cautionary tales I always learn something new or am reminded of something important that I've forgotten. I'm looking forward with anticipation to another episode.

Craig Saunders May 21 2020

rob May 20 2020
Thoughtful, interesting and rewarding

1q3er5 May 12 2020