How to be aware of the world around you - Factfulness - A books and stuff podcast

2019-01-30

Welcome to the Books and Stuff Podcast Series.

Books and Stuff Podcast series - Are you sure you know the world around you? Let’s have a quiz, shall we? Given the current population growth rate of the world (1-2% per year) and given that today, we have about 2 billion children, what will be the number of children present in 2100? 4 billion, 6 billion or 8 billion.

What kind of biases plague us? What should be do to watch out for those? How can we aware of what is going on in the world? What are the worldly facts that we have got wrong? Do smarter people on the planet get all these facts correctly?

Take the test here first - http://forms.gapminder.org/s3/test-2018

Also, check this site out for https://www.gapminder.org/factfulness/

Uh… oh! A ton of unanswered questions. Listen to Krishna as he talks about the book “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling

Enjoy the Books and Stuff Podcast!

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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Here is the podcast that we recorded. Enjoy the podcast!

Factfulness

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The link to the podcast is here - https://archive.org/embed/BooksAndStuffPodcastEpisode6

You can buy the book on Amazon

Acknowledgments

A big shout-out to Anita Nagarajan for her help with editing the text, and lending her voice for the intro and the sign-off of the podcast.

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This podcast is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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