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The Aging American Workforce | Stats + Stories Episode 233

Release Date: 5/26/2022

Guests: Takashi‌ ‌Yamashita‌ and Phyllis A. Cummins

n the United States, like many countries, middle-aged and older workers are increasingly a larger proportion of the workforce. The needs of these workers are different than those who are younger and can run the gamut from educational to health needs. That's the focus of this episode of Stats+Stories with guests Takashi‌ ‌Yamashita‌ and Phyllis A. Cummins

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The Winner’s Curse | Stats + Stories Episode 232

Release Date: 5/19/2022

Guest: Erik van Zwet

A randomized controlled trial is viewed as the golden standard in medical research, particularly as it relates to treatments or interventions. But there may be pitfalls to trusting that approach too much. That's the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories with guest Erik van Zwet.


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.