Cautionary Tales When the Autopilot Switched Off

1

Ad-Supported Feeds:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Shape
    Spotify
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Shape
    Spotify

Join Pushkin+

Gain access to ad-free versions of 20+ podcasts from the Pushkin library along with exclusive bonus episodes and other member benefits.

An airline captain thought he was giving his children a harmless thrill by letting them “fly” his packed airplane – the young cockpit visitors weren’t really in control… the autopilot was doing the real flying. Until it wasn’t.

Do safety features actually lull us into a false sense of security – tempting us to take greater risks than we otherwise would?

The Host

Tim Harford

Tim Harford’s long-running column in the Financial Times, “The Undercover Economist,” reveals the economic ideas behind everyday experiences. His first book, The Undercover Economist, was published in 30 languages and sold…