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Stats + Stories: Reading, Writing and Risk Literacy?

Aug 25, 2018

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Gerd Gigerenzer is 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.
Credit David Ausserhofer / via Stats + Stories

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

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.