WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.
From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed, we face risk. Risk from financial markets, from public health crises, from merely being human. Learning how to navigate lives filled with risk and its sibling uncertainty, has fueled philosophers, writers and scientists alike. It's also the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories, where we explore the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics. Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics department and Richard Campbell, Chair of Media Journalism and Film. Their guest is Gerd Gigerenzer, an expert on uncertainty and risk. Gigerenzer is the director of the Harding Center for Risk literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and partner of Simply Rational the Institute for decisions. He's also the author of a number of books including Calculated Risks, Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious and Risk Savvy: How to make good decisions.