Pushkin Industries

Cautionary Tales

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.
Tim Harford returns with a mini-season of new episodes on Friday, June 12.

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. Tim Harford returns with a mini-season of new episodes on Friday, June 12.

Episodes: 16

Display

The Village of Heroes

Duration: 25 min

The Spreadsheet of Life and Death

Duration: 27 min

A Tsunami of Misery

Duration: 24 min

Fire at The Beverly Hills Supper Club

Duration: 24 min

Cautionary Tales Presents: The Last Archive

Duration: 51 min

Cautionary Tales Presents: TED Talk Daily

Duration: 19 min

You Have Reached Your Destination

Duration: 38 min

Bowie, Jazz and the Unplayable Piano

Duration: 35 min

Learn about the benefits of claiming your podcast and the process here.