I enjoyed listening to More or Less over lunch just now.
Of course, while the programme says it "is devoted to the powerful, sometimes beautiful, often abused but ever ubiquitous world of numbers" I would argue that where it gets interesting it is really about information.
Today it included an item on the way that we respond, charitably, better to individual cases than big disasters. That we respond emotionally to the one-child-fallen-down-a-well but analytically, calculating, to thousands drowning in a flood (and give more for the one child). I'm not sure they considered the element of closeness - with the thousands being overseas - but the point is well made.
Maybe this is why it is so easy to say "I still believe that is was the right thing to do" after "despite, you know, that hundreds of thousands of people have died, and that is a tragedy"