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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. Featuring original music and an award-winning cast including Alan Cumming and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), Russell Tovey (Quantico) – and Malcolm Gladwell.

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. Featuring original music and an award-winning cast including Alan Cumming and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), Russell Tovey (Quantico) – and Malcolm Gladwell.

Episodes: 10

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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

Buried by the Wall Street Crash

Duration: 41 min

The Deadly Airship Race

Duration: 42 min

La La Land: Galileo's Warning

Duration: 36 min

The Rogue Dressed as a Captain

Duration: 38 min

DANGER: Rocks Ahead!

Duration: 40 min

Introducing: Cautionary Tales

Duration: 3 min