Desert Island Discs Revisited

My article on Desert Island Discs from April 2020 has been, by some margin, the most popular page on this site, in terms of number of visitors. Last year, I was approached by some researchers from the Alan Turing Institute about sharing the data with them so that they could do their own analysis. I was delighted to see this Turing Data Story appear on their website in March this year – they have updated my dataset, added further information from Wikipedia and Spotify, and looked at some different questions. Excellent stuff!

Even better, the Turing Institute’s post was picked up by the Daily Mail’s science desk and this article appeared online last week.

Cite this article as: Gustar, A.J. 'Desert Island Discs Revisited' in Statistics in Historical Musicology, 10th May 2022,

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