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The Numbers Game is a National Geographic documentary series about the statistics behind the most important aspects of our daily lives. From money to relationships to mortality, the show looks at big topics using a variety of perspectives including studies, people off the street, and even the viewers themselves. The show features interactive gameplay so audiences can let their voice be heard.

In one episode, "Are You a Risk Taker?", the show takes a look into the difference between good choices and bad choices, and helps viewers test how much of a risk taker they are.

Hosted by Jake Porway, The Numbers Game not only shows viewers the lives of the mass population, but offers quizzes to help viewers understand themselves better. The Numbers Game is a documentary series that blends psychology and statistics in every episode in an effort to make them more interesting and more applicable to everyday life.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
2 Seasons, 16 Episodes
March 24, 2014
Kids & Family
7.9/10
Cast: Hannah Johnson, Eric Womack
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The Numbers Game Full Episode Guide

  • A human makes 70 conscious decisions in an average day, including a surprising number of risks. Learn the numbers you need to find out just how much of a daredevil you really are, and pinpoint that razor-thin edge between good and bad risk.

  • Jake Porway is like a real life Indiana Jones as he has some fun with the concept of code breaking. He reveals the thought processes behind solving puzzles and introduces some of the most mysterious codes in history.

  • Jake Porway reveals the secrets persuasive people use to talk their way out of trouble and into success. Learn how to adjust what you say and how you say it in order to get what you want, when you want it, from whomever you want.

  • Secrets to the power of persuasion.

  • Your chance of surviving a disaster, statistically, and some tips for improving your chances.

  • Risk taking is assessed by the pros and cons using statistics.

  • Secrets of persuasion revealed and how to get what you want.

  • Whether you regularly knock on wood or occasionally wear a lucky hat, superstition may influence your life more than you know. Jake Porway exposes superstitions, reveals their origin, and shows why embracing them can change your life for the better.

  • Jake Porway shows you the science behind true boss-level leadership, revealing the two top traits of the best bosses and giving you the inside scoop on how to pick the perfect team.

  • Do you have courage? Confidence? Commitment to a goal? If you do, you might be tougher than you think. Jake reveals that toughness is about more than just strength and shows how to boost your natural fortitude to become tough as nails.

  • Interesting statistics behind lying and why people do it.

  • This episode examines common annoyances, stresses and pet peeves.

  • Tips on how to be a desirable person, allowing you to change your life without changing your face.

  • Did you know that 1 in every 5 people will be a hero during their lifetime? Discover what it takes to be a hero, how to sharpen two vital heroic skills, and how to control your body's hero chemical in order to be ready whenever duty calls.

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