The Pod Delusion

Does Winter Weather Hurt Election Turnout?

October 25, 2019

This week we figure out the process for joining the EU (hey, it might be important soon), and discover if the conventional wisdom that winter weather is bad for election turnout is actually nonsense. Plus we learn about a Prime Minister who went to Europe, got a deal, and was then turfed out of office in less than a year... it happened in the 18th century. Plus a look at a new podcast based on an amazing dataset: The log books of an LGBT helpline from the 1970s and 80s.

***Join our Patreon and support a voice of sanity in a world that has gone mad.***

Follow The Pod Delusion on Twitter and Facebook.

Follow your host, James O'Malley, on Twitter. You can email him on psythor(at) with any comments or queries! You can follow Dr Liz too.

Dr Anders Sundell and a blog post about his weather paper.

Anna Nadibaidze's Twitter and some of her previous writing on EU enlargement.

Caroline Gillan's PhD on the Earl of Bute.

The Log Books podcast and Primarily: 2020 podcast - subscribe to both!

Play this podcast on Podbean App