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The Statistics That Go Into City Planning | Stats + Stories Episode 231

Release Date: 5/12/2022

Guest: Andrew Trueblood

Cities are places where continuity and change co-exist. History shapes neighborhoods and the relationships between them, while economic forces can reshape a city’s landscape and skyline. In Washington D.C., the friction between continuity and change is ever-present. The data and the research that goes into planning such a place is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories, with guest Andrew Trueblood.


The Age of the Supercentenarian | Stats + Stories Episode 229

Release Date: 4/29/2022

Guest: Michael Pearce

When American comedian and actor Betty White died, fans lamented the fact that she had just missed making it to her 100th birthday. They felt she’d been robbed of achieving a significant life moment. Some researchers think that this century could see more people making it to that moment and beyond. That’s the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories with guest Michael Pearce.


Academic Writing for Everyone | Stats + Short Stories Episode 227

Release Date: 4/14/2022

Guest: Kristin Sainani (née Cobb)

Rosemary and John both have a passion for teaching. Their experience with classes ranges from mentored studies with a few students, to face-to-face classes with close to 100 students. Recently online classes that might be held synchronously or asynchronously with classes somewhere in between. What if you wanted to offer classes too many more students, who might be based anywhere around the world. Teaching at scale is the focus of this episode of Stats+Stories with guest Kristin Sainani.


Ecological and Environmental Stats for Earth Day | Stats + Stories Episode 228

Release Date: 4/21/2022

Guests: Philip Dixon

Earth day was launched in 1970 in the aftermath of several environmental disasters in the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It was designed to help raise awareness of environmental issues and has since grown into a global event. With this year's Earth Day taking on particular urgency in light of the most recent UN Climate Report. But what goes into the scientific research that informs this activism? What statistical tools are used to better understand the health of our environment? That's the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories with guest Philip Dixon.