Triskaidekaphobia When People Buy a House (podcast 102)

*** NEWS!! This podcast episode is the FINAL episode that we’ll be doing together with CBS. After this, the Improbable Research podcast will have a NEW broadcast collaborator! (You will always be able to find it here at  Improbable.com, of course!) We’ll have details for you soon, about that. ***

IN THIS EPISODE: Does a house fall in value if its street address includes the “unlucky” number 13? A research study explores that very question, and we explore that study, in this week’s Improbable Research podcast.

This week, Marc Abrahams discusses a published triskaidekophobia study. Physicist Melissa Franklin lends her voice, and her scientific expertise, and her opinions —with dramatic readings from a research study you may have overlooked.

For more info about what we discuss this week, go explore:

The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.

The Improbable Research podcast is all about research that makes people LAUGH, then THINK — real research, about anything and everything, from everywhere —research that may be good or bad, important or trivial, valuable or worthless.

*** As mentioned above, THIS episode is the FINAL episode we are doing with CBS. We want to thank CBS, and in particular, Greg Herman, for the two happy years we’ve worked together.

We’ll have details soon about our new broadcast home for this podcast. We expect everything will be up and running, with new episodes, a few weeks from now. IF the technology cooperates, your podcast subscription will transfer automatically, and you won’t have to do anything to keep getting new Improbable Research podcast episodes automatically. But technology has its mischievous side, and one never knows when it will do something unexpected, or fail to do anything at all. That’s the magic of technology.  (You will always be able to find the podcast right here at Improbable.com, of course!) ***

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