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FT Big Read

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An audio version of the best of the Financial Times's Big Reads — in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Listen to longform stories that explore and explain key themes in world news, science and business. Produced by Anna Dedhar.

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An audio version of the best of the Financial Times's Big Reads — in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Listen to longform stories that explore and explain key themes in world news, science and business. Produced by Anna Dedhar.

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Good potential, unfulfilled

By nicsc3000 - Mar 30 2019
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Low quality by ostensibly smart people who have not bothered to put any effort into putting together a decent podcast. The voice of the introductory and closing narrator/host makes your ears bleed — iris shockingly horrific. Then I have to listen to a reporter, an actual journalist, repeatedly pronounce the word “nuclear” as “nukular”. Again, shockingly bad. The whole thing is generally terrible, and the tragedy is that it could so easily be good, if anyone cared.

Amateurs

By Ranchero65 - Oct 08 2017
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The podcast was clearly a rough draft as the boring monotone speaker repeated many lines and could be heard shuffling papers.

iTunes Ratings

50 Ratings
Average Ratings
30
8
6
3
3

Good potential, unfulfilled

By nicsc3000 - Mar 30 2019
Read more
Low quality by ostensibly smart people who have not bothered to put any effort into putting together a decent podcast. The voice of the introductory and closing narrator/host makes your ears bleed — iris shockingly horrific. Then I have to listen to a reporter, an actual journalist, repeatedly pronounce the word “nuclear” as “nukular”. Again, shockingly bad. The whole thing is generally terrible, and the tragedy is that it could so easily be good, if anyone cared.

Amateurs

By Ranchero65 - Oct 08 2017
Read more
The podcast was clearly a rough draft as the boring monotone speaker repeated many lines and could be heard shuffling papers.
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FT Big Read

Updated 12 days ago

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An audio version of the best of the Financial Times's Big Reads — in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Listen to longform stories that explore and explain key themes in world news, science and business. Produced by Anna Dedhar.

Rank #1: China's debt threat: How bad is the problem?

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The country saw a huge surge in investment after the global financial crisis but this has brought huge domestic debt and slower growth. Tom O'Sullivan, the FT's deputy analysis editor, asks Shanghai bureau chief Gabriel Wildau and global China editor James Kynge what impact this is having on daily life. Produced by Anna Dedhar. Image by Dreamstime

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Aug 02 2018
20 mins
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Rank #2: Digital coin mania

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More than $1.8bn has been raised this year by initial coin offerings by developers who want to create a generation of internet platforms that give power to the users not the tech giants, says Richard Waters. But regulators are eyeing the cryptocurrency markets and sceptics see another bubble For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sep 15 2017
15 mins
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Rank #3: Nafta: Trade deal in Trump's sights

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The $580bn relationship between Mexico and the US is vulnerable as the new American president picks his targets, say Jude Webber, Shawn Donnan and John Paul Rathbone. But Enrique Peña Nieto does have some negotiating leverage For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jan 31 2017
11 mins
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Rank #4: Japan's stem-cell race

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The country believes it is leading the world in the field, but scientists feel constrained by regulation and fear government interference, say Leo Lewis and Clive Cookson. Does Japan risk being overtaken by the US or another rival?
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Sep 05 2017
12 mins
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Rank #5: Argentina's Macri seeks mandate for reforms

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The midterm elections are seen as a referendum on President Mauricio Macri's efforts to pull Argentina from the shadow of populism, says Benedict Mander. Investors broadly welcome his plan but there are risks and resistance, Will the country follow his call to face reality?

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Oct 19 2017
12 mins
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Rank #6: Is your petrol car greener than a Tesla?

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Researchers are now investigating how efficient electric cars are over their entire life cycle. Their surprising results are a wake up call to regulators.

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Nov 09 2017
11 mins
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Rank #7: Catalonian referendum: a test of Spanish unity

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The referendum has provoked a constitutional crisis — and forging a new deal will be difficult. Michael Stothard reports from Barcelona For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sep 29 2017
12 mins
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Rank #8: German election: testing the welcome

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Angela Merkel's asylum policy allowed more than 1m refugees into the country but trying to absorb so many has caused friction and immigration has been a big issue in the poll campaign, says Guy Chazan.
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Sep 19 2017
12 mins
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Rank #9: Made in Japan: The Unfolding Crisis in Japanese Manufacturing

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Public admissions of wrongdoing by some of the country's greatest companies reveal deep problems in Japanese corporate culture.

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Jan 03 2018
12 mins
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Rank #10: Cobalt: the crisis facing electric vehicles

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Electric cars are the future, and so are the batteries that power them. Yet, these batteries are dependent on cobalt, which has linked the electric vehicle industry to one of the most unstable countries in the world, and to practices like child labour. This, along with the metal’s high cost, has started a race to replace cobalt.

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Aug 22 2018
12 mins
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Rank #11: Venezuela's mounting refugee crisis

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Thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing disease, violence and economic collapse — creating the worst refugee crisis in recent Latin American history. The FT's Gideon Long and Andres Schipani report from Colombia and Brazil, where communities and humanitarian groups are struggling to cope. Produced by Joshua Oliver

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Apr 20 2018
13 mins
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Rank #12: Auditing: how to restore faith in the ‘Big Four’

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PwC’s mechanical interpretation of the rules failed to produce results representative of Bank of Ireland’s dangerous position leading up to the financial crisis. This, say Jonathan Ford and Madison Marriage, raises questions about auditing judgment, and who the ‘Big Four’ firms really serve. As part of our ‘Auditing in Crisis’ series, they report on the history and future of “true and fair” accounting

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Aug 29 2018
17 mins
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Rank #13: Fighting cancer: Rocky path for immunotherapy

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High hopes that new immunotherapy drugs would prove to have benefits over toxic chemotherapy were dashed by large-scale trials, says David Crow. Pharmaceutical groups are now working on combinations of the immunotherapies and using them with chemo, but some pharma groups have suffered big losses and Wall Street has become sceptical For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Feb 10 2017
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Rank #14: The West takes a hard line on Chinese soft power

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As Chinese efforts to socialize democracies to their authoritarian regime become more apparent, the debate in the west about how to stop China’s soft power takes a harder edge. Jamie Smyth and Jamal Anderlini report.

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Dec 20 2017
12 mins
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Rank #15: America's anxiety over Chinese tech investment

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Beijing's ‘Made in China 2025’ industrial initiative has made government officials in America worried. The underlying motivation of the Trump administration’s protectionist mood and trade war with China is American anxiety about China’s rapidly growing technological prowess, says Shawn Donnan. Is investment the newest warfare tactic? And if so, how can it be stopped? Produced by Molly Mintz

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Jul 05 2018
12 mins
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Rank #16: The harsh history lessons of Brexit

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Brussels Bureau chief, Alex Barker, reports on how the history of the British accession to the EU explains the painful Brexit negotiations. As once minister put it, "There, the ghost of failure hung over the talks as it does today."

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Dec 07 2017
14 mins
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Rank #17: A second Arab Spring?

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Middle East observers say the region's social and economic tensions are creating the conditions for another wave of popular uprisings. Andrew England and Heba Saleh report on governments struggling to retain control in the face of falling oil revenues, rising unemployment, and restive populations.

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Mar 09 2018
14 mins
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Rank #18: Populists are losing elections but changing Europe

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FT Paris bureau chief Anne-Sylvaine Chassany and Berlin bureau chief Guy Chazan speak with Big Read editor Geoff Dyer about the rising waves of populism across Europe, and the bulwarks that are being built to try and stop them.

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Dec 14 2017
23 mins
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Rank #19: What's next for South Africa?

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Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's new president, faces a slew of challenges from corruption to education and the economy. The FT's David Pilling and Alec Russell are joined by Mmusi Maimane, leader of South Africa's leading opposition party, to discuss the country's future. Produced by Joshua Oliver.

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Apr 27 2018
11 mins
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Rank #20: China and the US fight for AI supremacy

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In the race to develop artificial intelligence technology, American engineers have long had an edge but access to vast amounts of data may prove to be China's secret weapon. Louise Lucas and Richard Waters report on the contest for supremacy in one of this century’s most important technologies.

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May 04 2018
16 mins
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