Essential listening: More or Less

More or Less is a BBC radio programme dedicated to statistics, economics and the way they are used (and abused) by the media. It skewers statistical misuse and economic illiteracy, covering deeply technical subjects in a breezy, humorous and accessible manner. For many years it has taken taken the form of a half hour Radio […]

The iPodless experiment — two weeks in

I am now two weeks into my experiment to avoid using my iPod outdoors. So I thought I would provide an update at the midway point. The first day went really well. It felt really odd at first, and it still does feel odd to leave the office for my lunchtime walk without my iPod […]

Going iPodless — an experiment

I have long struggled with my use of portable music devices. The appeal to listen to audio on the go is strong. It probably started off as a novelty, or as something to keep me occupied on long train journeys. Back then it was a relatively cumbersome personal CD player. Then MP3 players came and […]

Cash out

For over ten years now, I have been a big fan of the Radio 5 Live programme Up All Night. Broadcasting between 1am and 5am, Up All Night is a gift to nightowls, students, truck drivers, and anyone else who might find themselves awake at these unsociable hours. One of the real highlights has been […]