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A selection of the tastiest morsels from The Economist's print edition, offering a pithy selection of our articles, audio and readers' feedback. Published every Monday on Economist Radio.

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A selection of the tastiest morsels from The Economist's print edition, offering a pithy selection of our articles, audio and readers' feedback. Published every Monday on Economist Radio.

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Tasting menu from Economist Radio

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A selection of the tastiest morsels from The Economist's print edition, offering a pithy selection of our articles, audio and readers' feedback. Published every Monday on Economist Radio.

Rank #1: Pick of our week: August 7th 2015

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This week: Pyongyang meets Manhattan, the sorry state of Middle East politics and furniture turns robotic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 07 2015

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Rank #2: Tasting Menu: Audio highlights from the December 3rd 2016 edition

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This week: America finds a new way to end a marriage, badly botched currency reform in India and the rise of AirBnB for dogs For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 05 2016

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Rank #3: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the May 13th 2017 edition

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This week: Mumbai plans the world’s tallest statue, the underlying maths of life and whether the English language will survive in the European Union For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 15 2017

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Rank #4: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 16th 2016 edition

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This week: unpacking the myths of marriage, why working in a tech startup isn’t all free lunches and bean bags and how pollution speeds up homing pigeons For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 15 2016

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Rank #5: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 23rd 2016 edition

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This week: why to be optimistic about podcasts, ranking of America’s university professors and the benefits of believing in divine retribution For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 22 2016

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Rank #6: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the April 22nd 2017 edition

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This week: China pushes pedal power on its city streets, fast-food restaurants in Japan look for a little more sizzle and is Argentina’s flag the wrong shade of blue? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 24 2017

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Rank #7: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 7th 2016 edition

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This week: Why sub-national currencies flounder, Europe’s toll crisis and China’s Shakespeare is thrust into the limelight For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 09 2017

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Rank #8: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the March 11th 2017 edition

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This week: Quantum leaps for quantum physics, the fat cats of Istanbul and a decline in Britain’s youth crime For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 13 2017

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Rank #9: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 4th 2016 edition

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This week: Cubans find a way to dodge a digital blockade, Japan struggles to encourage its people to gamble and the booming industry of pet healthcare For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 06 2017

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Rank #10: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 11th 2016 edition

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This week: a big brother bust up in Nigeria, dodgy stats in North Korea and the film that pits online reviewers against the Chinese government For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 13 2017

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Rank #11: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 16th 2019 edition

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After three decades in the wilderness, socialism is back. Millennial socialists offer a sharp critique of what has gone wrong in Western societies—are they right? Also, why atomic clocks, like wine, get better with age and government-sanctioned science fiction hits big screens in China. Anne McElvoy hosts

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Feb 18 2019

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Rank #12: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the April 21st 2018 edition

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The Republican party is organised around one man. Our cover story explains why Donald Trump’s takeover of the GOP is dangerous. Plus, the psychologist Steven Pinker launches our Open Future season with his case for radical optimism. And the cities where licence plates are more expensive than cars. Anne McElvoy hosts

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Apr 23 2018

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Rank #13: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the March 4th 2017 edition

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This week: Mexico’s anti-corruption tour bus, Japan’s ultranationalist kindergarten and the medicinal benefits of dragon blood For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 06 2017

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Rank #14: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from this week’s Economist

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This week: a blue period for China’s art market, a poison test for shellfish and a British political giant is laid to rest

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Oct 09 2015

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Rank #15: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 27th 2016 edition

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This week: China’s new year goes global, how to make America date again and the case for rational compassion For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 31 2017

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Rank #16: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 24th 2018 edition

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In this week’s issue, why America is the exception to a global decline in suicides. Also, a glimpse of the future of flight and the extraordinary powers of Stan Lee, creator of superheroes. Josie Delap hosts

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Nov 26 2018

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Rank #17: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the October 16th, 2015 edition

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This week: job-pinching robots, the resurrection of flying boats and the peculiarity of ancient Romans For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 16 2015

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Rank #18: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 5th 2019 edition

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As Donald Trump enters the second half of his first term, his luck may be about to change. Plus, the young economists to watch this decade. And should companies monitor their employees’ health? Anne McElvoy hosts

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Jan 07 2019

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Rank #19: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the September 23rd 2017 edition

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This week: Venezuela pushes rabbit as a food source, Russia celebrates a new national hero, and the pros and cons of the serial comma

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Sep 25 2017

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Rank #20: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the September 16th 2017 edition

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This week: Japan adopts Western-style entertaining, Parisian drivers are under siege and how Germany’s election differs from that of America

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Sep 18 2017

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the March 23rd 2019 edition

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To understand the future of Silicon Valley, look across the Atlantic, where the European Union is pioneering a new way of controlling big tech. Plus, the hackers perfecting the art of getting free stuff, and why civilisations create the gods that suit their needs. Josie Delap hosts. 


This is the last episode of “Tasting menu”. For highlights from The Economist every Thursday, search for “Editor’s Picks”, from Economist Radio, wherever you listen to podcasts

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Mar 25 2019

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the March 16th 2019 edition

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After Theresa May’s deal was decisively rejected for a second time, Brexit will almost certainly be delayed. It is time for Parliament to seize the initiative. Plus, how sharing a plate of food could help international diplomacy. And, the world wide web has turned 30—what does its future hold? Lane Greene hosts

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Mar 18 2019

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the March 9th 2019 edition

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A new “scramble for Africa” is taking place. This time Africans themselves stand to benefit the most. Also, a dispatch from the frozen Antarctic, and what the samba-dancers of Rio de Janeiro reveal about Brazil’s neglected history – and its present. Christopher Lockwood hosts

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Mar 11 2019

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the March 2nd 2019 edition

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India’s prime minister Narendra Modi may be hoping brinkmanship against Pakistan will fire up voters ahead of April’s elections. Both countries must stop playing with fire. Plus a tour of the neglected treasures of ancient Peru—and is there such a thing as a perfect guide to the English language? Anne McElvoy hosts

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Mar 04 2019

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 23rd 2019 edition

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The Chinese economic model of steroidal state capitalism is facing a global backlash and offering diminishing returns. Can President Xi be persuaded to reform? Plus, how gumbo tells the story of the American South and why a good astronaut needs a sense of humour. Lane Greene hosts

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Feb 25 2019

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 16th 2019 edition

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After three decades in the wilderness, socialism is back. Millennial socialists offer a sharp critique of what has gone wrong in Western societies—are they right? Also, why atomic clocks, like wine, get better with age and government-sanctioned science fiction hits big screens in China. Anne McElvoy hosts

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Feb 18 2019

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 9th 2019 edition

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Despite wildfires and polar freezes, energy firms are planning to increase fossil fuel production. The climate consequences could be grave. Also, the challenge of putting the morals back into McDonald’s. And the next express beauty trend – botox-to-go. Anne McElvoy hosts

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Feb 11 2019

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 2nd 2019 edition

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The world’s democracies are right to seek change in Venezuela. The question is how. Plus, why Christian pilgrims are flocking to Abu Dhabi, the joy of missing out, and who really was Wild Bill Hickok? Anne McElvoy hosts

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Feb 04 2019

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 26th 2019 edition

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The global flow of money and goods is stagnating. The world needs to prepare for a new era of “slowbalisation”. Plus, why more people are braving the bullring in America. And we introduce “The Intelligence”, a new daily current-affairs podcast from Economist Radio.

Josie Delap hosts

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Jan 28 2019

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 19th 2019 edition

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This week's cover story analyses Britain's Brexit mess and argues the case for a second referendum as the only way out of it. Also, why modern work is so miserable and a night ride with the rebel bikers of Yangon. Anne McElvoy hosts

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Jan 21 2019

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 12th 2019 edition

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Could China become a scientific superpower? Plus, the perils of competitive parenting and a movement for gender equality in European street names. Josie Delap hosts

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Jan 14 2019

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 5th 2019 edition

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As Donald Trump enters the second half of his first term, his luck may be about to change. Plus, the young economists to watch this decade. And should companies monitor their employees’ health? Anne McElvoy hosts

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Jan 07 2019

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Tasting menu: A walk through Queens

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In a taste of our Christmas double issue, Jon Fasman takes a walk across Queens, New York City, and through America’s past, present and future. He hears from recent and long-standing Queens residents about why they made their lives there. Congresswoman Grace Meng explains the racial tensions bubbling under the surface and the importance of homemade dumplings. And down in Jamaica Bay, a more ancient migration is taking flight.

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Dec 31 2018

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Tasting menu: The cover story

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The Economist’s editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, and deputy editor, Edward Carr, discuss the cover stories of 2018. From Donald Trump swinging on a wrecking ball, to likening Brexit to toilet roll (softer is better), how does a picture sell a thousand words? Anne McElvoy hosts.

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Dec 24 2018

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the December 15th 2018 edition

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In this week’s issue, family offices are a new force in global finance – but their billionaire owners will soon face uncomfortable questions. Also, how obsolete technologies could protect against new threats and the art of the perfect copy. Anne McElvoy hosts

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Dec 17 2018

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the December 8th 2018 edition

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As anti-government protests engulf France, how a little humility could yet save Emmanuel Macron. Plus, why sensible people fall for online scams and the lessons of Greek myths for artificial intelligence. Anne McElvoy hosts.


(A previous version of this podcast included a story on new business regulations in Cuba which is now out of date.)

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Dec 10 2018

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the December 1st 2018 edition

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China still relies on the outside world for its computer chips – how far should America go to maintain silicon supremacy? Also, democratising lunar landings and why it is so difficult to open a pub in Ireland. Christopher Lockwood hosts


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Dec 03 2018

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 24th 2018 edition

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In this week’s issue, why America is the exception to a global decline in suicides. Also, a glimpse of the future of flight and the extraordinary powers of Stan Lee, creator of superheroes. Josie Delap hosts

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Nov 26 2018

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 17th 2018 edition

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In this week’s issue, why modern capitalism needs a competition revolution. Also, how Brexit might change the face of British football and the perils of finding online fame in China. Anne McElvoy hosts

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Nov 19 2018

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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 10th 2018 edition

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After America's mid-term elections, how do the Democrats need to change their game to succeed in 2020? Also, a tour of the entrepreneurial city that brought blue jeans to the Soviet Union, and five minutes that changed an astronaut’s life. Anne McElvoy hosts

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Nov 12 2018

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