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Sum of All Parts

Sum of All Parts tells extraordinary stories about the unseen influence that numbers have on the way we think, feel and behave.

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16.2 How we evacuate

How would you react if you received this SMS? BUSHFIRE WARNING. LEAVE NOW.When we evacuate from a bushfire, we fall into one of seven types of evacuee; from Threat Deniers, to Worried Waverers, to Experienced Independents. This is the story of a bad evacuee turned good.

27mins

20 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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16.1 Fact checking the fire season

During the recent Australian bushfire crisis, numbers gave us a sense of the unprecedented scale of the disaster; 12.6 million hectares burnt, 431 megatons of carbon dioxide emitted, one billion animals killed. But where do these numbers come from?

25mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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15.0 An unusual pattern

Is Benjamin Geen a killer, or the unluckiest guy in England?

30mins

26 Sep 2019

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14.0 The labradoodle of regret

Wally Conron invented the labradoodle, one of the world's most popular dogs. He now considers the breed his "life's regret".

25mins

19 Sep 2019

Rank #4

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13.1 Electronic music’s origin story [BONUS]

Where and when did a digital computer play music for the first time?

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15 Aug 2019

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13.0 Chiptune

How do you turn a Nintendo Game Boy into a musical instrument?

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12.0 The Tattoowierer

Who was the tattooist of Auschwitz?

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11.1 The hidden extinction [BONUS]

Who knew there was a hidden dinosaur extinction?

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11.0 Dino explosion!

Why does my three-year-old know more about dinosaurs than I do?

33mins

20 Jun 2019

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10.0 One, two, three, four!

What can Radiohead tell us about our ancient connection to rhythm?

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6 Jun 2019

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