August 20th. Free tickets for Damn Lies - a new Radio 4 gameshow about statistics
There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but I'm delighted to report there is such a thing as free tickets - in this case, for the recording of the pilot episode of Damn Lies, a new BBC Radio 4 gameshow about statistics on Friday August 20th at the Shaw Theatre in London.
It is hosted by 42% comedian and 58% financial writer, Dominic Frisby (me) and features 100% excellent guests in the form of Gary Delaney, Paul Foot, Janey Godley and Lucy Porter.
There is also ISI highly-cited statistician Professor David Spiegelhalter, who is at least 52.4% cleverer than anyone else and will be making sure that BS never exceeds 47% of the SAGE-advised daily maximum.
Tickets are free and can be booked here. If you do book a ticket, come early - as they give out more freebies than there are seats as sometimes people don't show.
See you soon.
PS Here's the blurb: Last year, thanks to social and other modern media, we were bombarded with 23.7% more statistics than at any time in our history, with only 43.2% of them properly sourced. Given that 89.6% of statistics are used to further political agendas which only have the support of 23.24% of the populace, this has resulted in 47.2% rise in boghousery. Damn Lies, the new numbers-based R4 panel show from Absolutely Productions, is going to put a lid on all of this.