My recommendations for top podcasts, tweets, videos and anything else that makes economics fun.

What I’ve been reading: Bravey by Alexi Pappas

When Alexi Pappas and I realised we were releasing books at around the same time, she suggested that we do a book swap and send each other our books. What a good idea, especially since I probably read too much social science - and I'm a firm believer in a little...

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Misinformation can be beautiful

Chapter nine of "The Data Detective" / "How To Make The World Add Up" is all about data visualisation - its power, and its pitfalls. The overarching story is about how one woman launched a public health revolution, armed with a fancy pie chart. I'm fond of the chapter...

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Adam Grant on Thinking Again

I’m delighted to be sharing a publication day, 2 February, with Adam Grant and his new book, Think Again. Well, mostly delighted: that’s one fewer slot on the bestseller lists for me to aim for. Think Again is a stone cold classic and destined to do extremely well....

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The best podcasts about Covid vaccines

While working on How To Vaccinate The World, a weekly podcast devoted to Covid vaccination, I've been a voracious consumer of other podcasts about vaccination and the vaccination race. Here are a few recommendations - feel free to email me if you have other...

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Gaming inspiration

I think we could all use some help in escaping to other worlds with our friends. I've taken the Christmas holiday as an opportunity to read some good gaming books, some of which were kindly placed in my stocking by Father Christmas... Without further ado, Return of...

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Self-help books that actually help

Self-help is a much-mocked section of the bookstore, and in truth there is much to mock. However I have a soft spot for certain self-help books that I have found useful over the years. These ones get my vote. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. A nostalgic pick,...

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