Statistically Insignificant

by Tess O'Brien

A podcast with visual aids about statistics in everyday life. Content is nominally published every fortnight. Support the pod on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/statisticallyinsignificant Statistically Insignificant is created on Wurundjeri and Dharawal country. We acknowledge the elders past, present, and future. Sovereignty was never ceded.  

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E26 - E26: Eugenics in Statistics

    S01 E26 - E26: Eugenics in Statistics

    There are bigoted skeletons in the dark closet of statistics and we're going to shine some light on them. An examination of what no material analysis does to a motherfucker.References:Clayton, A. (2020) How Eugenics Shaped Statist...

    48:39
  • S01 E25 - E25: Gambling ft. Dave

    S01 E25 - E25: Gambling ft. Dave

    We take a flutter on explaining the maths structure of gambling with special guest Dave, your mate from Twitter.Dave can be found on Twitter @mesut_ausilReferences:Gambling in Australia (2021) Australian Institute of Health and We...

    01:31:29
  • S01 E24 - E24: PBAS Delenda Est ft. Asher Wolf

    S01 E24 - E24: PBAS Delenda Est ft. Asher Wolf

    We talk to Asher Wolf about the points-based system now being inflicted on unemployed workers in Australia, why it must be destroyed, and some ways that people can minimise its impact on their lives until then.Asher Wolf is @Asher...

    01:36:30
  • S01 E23 - E23: Statistical Independence

    S01 E23 - E23: Statistical Independence

    In statistics, the idea of a relationship between two things has a very specific mean. We talk through this for a couple of cases, then look at what a straight line can and cannot tell you.Support the pod on Patreon for bonus epis...

    42:30
  • S01 E22 - E22: "Measuring" ""Diversity"" Ft. Artie Wolfe

    S01 E22 - E22: "Measuring" ""Diversity"" Ft. Artie Wolfe

    We look at a disasterous effort to quantify diversity among videogame characters which started at a mobile developer and then got absorbed by Blizzard.You can find Artie on Twitter @alliedwolvesSupport the pod on Patreon for bonus...

    01:25:48