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Editor's Picks from The Economist

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Selected articles from the audio edition of The Economist

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Brilliant

By smq6477 - Jan 18 2019
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I am very grateful for the analysis presented by the economist.

Excellent

By jONoSHU - Apr 05 2015
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This podcast is always a highlight of my week. Literate and informative.

iTunes Ratings

291 Ratings
Average Ratings
208
35
19
13
16

Brilliant

By smq6477 - Jan 18 2019
Read more
I am very grateful for the analysis presented by the economist.

Excellent

By jONoSHU - Apr 05 2015
Read more
This podcast is always a highlight of my week. Literate and informative.

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Editor's Picks from The Economist

Latest release on Jan 11, 2021

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Rank #1: Editor’s Picks: March 5th 2020

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the covid-19 pandemic threatens an economic crisis as well as a health crisis. Both need fixing. (9:16) The battle for liberty in Africa—across the continent, young protesters are standing up to ageing autocrats. (17:06) And, how Jack Welch, former boss of GE, transformed American capitalism.


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Mar 05 2020

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Rank #2: Editor’s Picks: November 16th 2020

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Suddenly, hope: covid-19 vaccines, The world and Joe Biden: Great Expectations (09:25) And, how Princess Diana shaped British politics (14:05).

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Nov 16 2020

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Rank #3: Editor’s Picks: January 2nd 2020

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, don’t be fooled by the phase one trade deal between China and America. (10:20) Finding new physics requires a new particle collider. (30:52) And, a dispute over racism roils the world of romance novelists

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Jan 02 2020

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Rank #4: Editor’s Picks: 26th December 2019

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the holiday issue of The Economist. This week, visiting the most diverse district in Africa, (17:30) meeting the Cockneys of Thetford, (34:22) and the tangled history of California’s eucalyptus trees.


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Dec 26 2019

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Rank #5: Editor’s Picks: February 27th 2020

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, what can be done about the viral pandemic that is sweeping the world (9:07), the dangerous consequences of forcing Americans to choose between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump (16:56), and three lessons from Bob Iger, the king of Disneyland.

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Feb 27 2020

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Rank #6: Editor’s Picks: June 13th 2019

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, huge demonstrations in Hong Kong have rattled the territory’s government. (8:50) America’s biggest defence merger highlights the changing nature of war (17:11) And, why Australia’s pioneering image cloaks a nanny state

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Jun 13 2019

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Rank #7: Editor’s Picks: November 9th 2020

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, what the 2020 results say about America’s future, is there an alternative to Huawei’s 5g technology? (09:25) And, global hipster culture is spreading to even the world’s poorest countries (14:15). 

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Nov 09 2020

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Rank #8: Editor’s Picks: March 16th 2020

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the politics of pandemics, (09:40) stress-testing the NHS, (17:50) and, the fallout of the oil war.

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Mar 15 2020

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Rank #9: Editor’s Picks: June 20th 2019

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Boris Johnson is the favourite to become Britain's next Prime Minister (8:23). America’s future will be written in the two mega-states—California and Texas (16:50). And, pets have gained the upper paw over their so-called owners

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Jun 20 2019

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Rank #10: Editor’s Picks: May 4th 2020

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, a 90% economy—life after lockdowns will be hard in ways that are difficult to imagine today. Also, a bust-up in Brasilia (10:10), and solitude is both a blessing and a curse (17:25).

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May 03 2020

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Rank #11: Editor’s Picks: October 5th 2020

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: Bidenomics, Chinese officials want to erase many villages (12:00) and ethnic minorities in Britain (19:10). 

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Oct 04 2020

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Rank #12: Editor’s picks: June 28th 2019

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how should the world contain Iran? Reparations for slavery is a morally appealing but flawed idea (9:08). And, Europe heroically defends itself against veggie burgers (16:30)

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Jun 28 2019

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Rank #13: Editor’s picks: July 4th 2019

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the global crisis in conservatism. Royal Dutch Shell’s boss delivers some hard truths on oil and climate change (10:18). And, insects become fish food (18:00)

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Jul 04 2019

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Rank #14: Editor’s Picks: September 28th 2020

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, covid-19: why are so many governments getting it wrong? What Warren Buffett sees in Japan Inc (8:11) and French diplomacy (16:00).

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Sep 27 2020

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Rank #15: Editor’s Picks: July 27th 2020

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the new era of macroeconomics; (9:25) the EU after striking a huge deal; (17:00) and the challenges for Mexico as its youth departs.

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Jul 26 2020

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Rank #16: Editor’s Picks: July 13th 2020

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how not to tackle American racism, (10:28) a better way to contain Iran’s nuclear programme, (14:38) and the battle for low-earth orbit.


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Jul 12 2020

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Rank #17: Editor’s Picks: September 7th 2020

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, America’s ugly election: How bad could it get? How Abe Shinzo changed Japan (8:35) and why Britons walk their dogs so much (16:00).

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Sep 06 2020

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Rank #18: Editor’s picks: July 11th 2019

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: could America’s longest economic expansion on record be coming to an end? How India’s hunt for “illegal immigrants” is aimed at Muslims, including many citizens (09:20). And, employers are wrongly looking for superhero candidates (14:30).

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Jul 11 2019

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Rank #19: Editor’s Picks: July 18th 2019

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is likely to be even more racially divisive than his first. WhatsApp has become Africa’s most popular messaging platform but also a political tool to spread misinformation (8’22). And, drag performers in China are adapting to their socially conservative society (16’17).

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Jul 18 2019

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Rank #20: Editor’s Picks: June 8th 2020

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A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: Police violence, race and protest in America, How will China’s Belt and Road Initiative survive? (10:30) And, Alexander Pushkin’s productive lockdown (23:10).

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Jun 07 2020

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