margins-of-error:-why-more-of-us-are-choosing-to-be-cremated

Margins of Error: Why more of us are choosing to be cremated

Science

podcast

Look closely at almost anything and you’ll find data—lots of it. But when you push past the calculations, what are all those numbers really saying about who we are and what we believe? CNN’s Harry Enten is on a mission to find out. This season on Margins of Error, Harry looks at why belief in ghosts is on the rise, the case for letting states decide whether to acknowledge Daylight Saving Time, and why human composting—not cremation—may be the answer to a climate friendly death.

  • Introducing Margins of Error

    Every stat has a story and CNN’s Harry Enten is on a mission to find out what the numbers have to say about who we are and what we believe. Premiering Tuesday, Sept. 21.

  • How The Paranormal Became, Well, Pretty Normal

    Do you believe in ghosts? Turns out a lot of people do in this country … more than 45% of us. That’s up almost 400% in the last 40 years! So what happened? Harry Enten digs into the numbers behind the paranormal and whether the uptick has anything to do with a certain 1980s hit movie.

  • Just Think of the Time We Save

    If nearly 70% of Americans dislike changing the time, why does it keep happening every year like clockwork? Harry dives into the debate with the top experts to see if we can finally get our timing right. Special guest: Jon Lovett.

  • The Sleeping Separately Solution

    
A surprising number of couples sleep separately, yet very few like to talk about it. Harry looks into the data and trends around sleeping arrangements, as well as the history of couples sleeping together and apart. 

  • What’s Your Exit Strategy?

    While we don’t have much say about how we come into this world, we can certainly plan for what happens to us after we leave. Turns out death is a big business and there’s a trend on the rise: cremation over burial. Harry asks what’s behind the shift and the implications for all eternity.