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The Economist Radio (All audio)

Rank #72 in News & Politics category

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The Economist was founded in 1843 "to throw white light on the subjects within its range". For more from The Economist visit http://shop.economist.com/collections/audio

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The Economist was founded in 1843 "to throw white light on the subjects within its range". For more from The Economist visit http://shop.economist.com/collections/audio

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My favorite podcast

By dgggggb - Jan 08 2019
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Great balance of news and interesting current topics.....and the British accent is a bonus.

Secret history is awesome

By thethriller - Nov 14 2018
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Really great insights. Full of relevance to today’s big issues. Thanks!

iTunes Ratings

1070 Ratings
Average Ratings
719
165
73
47
66

My favorite podcast

By dgggggb - Jan 08 2019
Read more

Great balance of news and interesting current topics.....and the British accent is a bonus.

Secret history is awesome

By thethriller - Nov 14 2018
Read more

Really great insights. Full of relevance to today’s big issues. Thanks!

Cover image of The Economist Radio (All audio)

The Economist Radio (All audio)

Rank #72 in News & Politics category

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The Economist was founded in 1843 "to throw white light on the subjects within its range". For more from The Economist visit http://shop.economist.com/collections/audio

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of The Economist Radio (All audio)

Rank #1: Money talks: Huawei in the spotlight

Dec 11 2018
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The Chinese tech company at the centre of the American - China trade war. How illicit trade is threatening our future with guest Professor Louise Shelley. And the exclusive and influential part of the financial landscape reserved for billionaires. Simon Long hosts.

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Rank #2: Babbage: Out-of-body organ

Jan 24 2018
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A medical breakthrough means a human liver can now be kept alive outside the body. Will this result in more transplants? Also, a new idea for deadening an aircraft’s sonic boom. And the universal signals in music that cross cultural boundaries. Hal Hodson hosts

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Rank #3: The Economist asks: Could a woman oust Donald Trump in 2020?

Nov 23 2017
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Final episode of a three-part series. Anne McElvoy explores the potential impact of the female vote in America's next presidential election. Democratic pollster Celinda Lake discusses how recent sexual-harassment allegations could shape future political contests. Mary Jordan, contributor to a biography about the role of women in Donald Trump's ascendancy, explains why Ivanka was so key to his success. And author Rebecca Traister on why women voting for Trump wasn't really surprising at all

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Rank #4: Money talks: Company politics

Nov 28 2017
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We ask not whether companies will play a more political role but how expansive that role might be?  And, how cheese tells us all we need to know about the economics of trade.  Also, how giving your company a Chinese name is tricky business.  Simon Long hosts.

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Rank #5: Babbage: The whizz of Oz

Nov 22 2017
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China’s rising demand for electric car batteries has produced a mineral boom in the Australian outback. But is there enough mined cobalt to go round? Also, how the European Union is working towards mitigating climate change. And why the humble fusebox could soon make your home more energy efficient. Tim Cross hosts.

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Rank #6: The Week Ahead: Seven years on from the Arab Spring

Jan 19 2018
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Bread, freedom and dignity were the demands of Tunisian protesters in 2011. Now they are  back on the streets. What are their demands this time? Also, the hashtag “me too” arrives in China. And 45 years on from a famous legal ruling on abortion, we profile Jane Roe. Helen Joyce hosts

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Rank #7: The Economist asks: David Sedaris

Aug 02 2018
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The humourist talks to Anne McElvoy, our senior editor, about making people laugh, overhearing conversations and when can he look back at sad or embarrassing experiences with humour? Also, why he wanted to feed his tumour to a turtle and is there a funny gene in families? And, he reveals all about his sequin culottes.

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Rank #8: Money talks: Feeding frenzy for 21st Century Fox

Nov 21 2017
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As Disney and others eye up the sale of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets — our media editor Gady Epstein asks why Rupert Murdoch is breaking up his empire.  Are Millennials forcing a step change in socially-responsible investing? And a fishy story of herrings in Holland. Simon Long hosts.

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Rank #9: The World In 2018: Money makes the World In go round

Jan 16 2018
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Anne McElvoy and Daniel Franklin return with another special looking forward to the year ahead. This week, they tackle business and economics. Patrick Foulis looks back at a prediction for last year, and looks ahead to the year for American firms; correspondents from across Asia make their predictions for emerging markets; investors weigh in on how Brexit looks from China and why it could be a big year for big cars

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Rank #10: Babbage: Lots in space

Dec 12 2018
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The race is on to launch satellites to connect the entire world to the internet. We talk to psychologist and geneticist Robert Plomin, about his career and his latest book. And, is the fax machine facing extinction? Kenneth Cukier hosts

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Rank #11: The world ahead: Xi’s world order

Oct 04 2018
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What would the world look like if China made the international rules? Also, what if actors were replaced by digital versions of themselves? We also consider how the future is framed for eyewear. Anne McElvoy hosts

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Rank #12: The week ahead: Do social media threaten democracy?

Nov 03 2017
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As the US Senate hears evidence on the spread of Russian misinformation online, we ask if social media are undermining democracy. Plus, how the Weinstein storm is ripping through Westminster. And could America's good cop, bad cop routine ease tensions with North Korea? Helen Joyce hosts.

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Rank #13: The week ahead: Berating the tyrants of Iran

Jan 05 2018
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Iranians are on the march, fed up with political and social repression. Is this the beginning of something big? Also, what Pakistan’s education reforms can teach other developing nations. And might an idea dubbed 'leapfrogging' help school systems improve faster? Helen Joyce hosts.

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Rank #14: Money talks: Crude awakening

Feb 05 2019
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ExxonMobil is pursuing an aggressive plan for oil investment. Charlotte Howard, our energy editor, explains why. Also, Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast has a record of wrong-footing critics—can he do so again? And the producers of China’s ancient liquor, baijiu, plan to go global. Host Simon Long tastes it.

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Rank #15: The Secret History of the Future: Infinite Scroll

Nov 07 2018
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The Renaissance scholars couldn’t keep up with new information (“Have you read the latest Erasmus book?” “I don’t have time!”) and needed a better way to organize it. Thus came the invention of tables of contents, indexes, book reviews, encyclopedias, and other shortcuts. What kinds of technological solutions might help us cope with the information overload we all experience today? Guests include: Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack; Nathan Jurgenson, Snapchat sociologist.

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Rank #16: Money talks: We have to ask about money!

Dec 26 2017
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We take a look back at 2017 — headaches at Uber, a new way to learn Economics, butter shortages in France and behavioural economics with Michael Lewis. Also, Latin lessons from J Balvin. Simon Long hosts.

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Rank #17: The Intelligence: Don’t despair, America

Feb 05 2019
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Tonight President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address; we ask what he’ll be saying, and what the state of the union really is. Yesterday the jury began its deliberations in the trial of “El Chapo”, an alleged Mexican drug lord. What impact has his capture and trial had on the drugs trade? Finally, Japanese schools and businesses have some onerous grooming rules, stipulating even sock colour—but things seem to be changing.

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Rank #18: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the December 2nd 2017 edition

Dec 04 2017
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Rebellion in the 21st century from Russia's Pussy Riot; the world champions of Scrabble in Nigeria; and the man who taught Britain to make—and eat—pasta. Lane Greene hosts.

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Rank #19: The Intelligence: Be careful on the way out

Feb 01 2019
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As progress appears to have been made in peace talks between America and the Taliban, the Senate urges the Trump administration not to rush for the door in Afghanistan. Origami might be pretty, but it hides great scientific potential; it’s starting to show up in all kinds of new technologies. And, our obituaries editor discusses the career of master accordionist Marcel Azzola, and how lives can be celebrated in writing.

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Rank #20: Babbage: Insane in the methane

Apr 25 2018
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What is causing the rising rates of methane in the atmosphere? Also, how an amphibious life for the Bajau people has led to unique evolutionary traits. And the excitement around the Gaia space probe’s latest data release. Hal Hodson hosts

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Rank #1: Money talks: Huawei in the spotlight

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The Chinese tech company at the centre of the American - China trade war. How illicit trade is threatening our future with guest Professor Louise Shelley. And the exclusive and influential part of the financial landscape reserved for billionaires. Simon Long hosts.

Dec 11 2018
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Rank #2: Babbage: Out-of-body organ

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A medical breakthrough means a human liver can now be kept alive outside the body. Will this result in more transplants? Also, a new idea for deadening an aircraft’s sonic boom. And the universal signals in music that cross cultural boundaries. Hal Hodson hosts

Jan 24 2018
18 mins
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Rank #3: The Economist asks: Could a woman oust Donald Trump in 2020?

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Final episode of a three-part series. Anne McElvoy explores the potential impact of the female vote in America's next presidential election. Democratic pollster Celinda Lake discusses how recent sexual-harassment allegations could shape future political contests. Mary Jordan, contributor to a biography about the role of women in Donald Trump's ascendancy, explains why Ivanka was so key to his success. And author Rebecca Traister on why women voting for Trump wasn't really surprising at all

Nov 23 2017
20 mins
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Rank #4: Money talks: Company politics

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We ask not whether companies will play a more political role but how expansive that role might be?  And, how cheese tells us all we need to know about the economics of trade.  Also, how giving your company a Chinese name is tricky business.  Simon Long hosts.

Nov 28 2017
14 mins
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Rank #5: Babbage: The whizz of Oz

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China’s rising demand for electric car batteries has produced a mineral boom in the Australian outback. But is there enough mined cobalt to go round? Also, how the European Union is working towards mitigating climate change. And why the humble fusebox could soon make your home more energy efficient. Tim Cross hosts.

Nov 22 2017
19 mins
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Rank #6: The Week Ahead: Seven years on from the Arab Spring

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Bread, freedom and dignity were the demands of Tunisian protesters in 2011. Now they are  back on the streets. What are their demands this time? Also, the hashtag “me too” arrives in China. And 45 years on from a famous legal ruling on abortion, we profile Jane Roe. Helen Joyce hosts

Jan 19 2018
18 mins
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Rank #7: The Economist asks: David Sedaris

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The humourist talks to Anne McElvoy, our senior editor, about making people laugh, overhearing conversations and when can he look back at sad or embarrassing experiences with humour? Also, why he wanted to feed his tumour to a turtle and is there a funny gene in families? And, he reveals all about his sequin culottes.

Aug 02 2018
26 mins
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Rank #8: Money talks: Feeding frenzy for 21st Century Fox

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As Disney and others eye up the sale of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets — our media editor Gady Epstein asks why Rupert Murdoch is breaking up his empire.  Are Millennials forcing a step change in socially-responsible investing? And a fishy story of herrings in Holland. Simon Long hosts.

Nov 21 2017
16 mins
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Rank #9: The World In 2018: Money makes the World In go round

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Anne McElvoy and Daniel Franklin return with another special looking forward to the year ahead. This week, they tackle business and economics. Patrick Foulis looks back at a prediction for last year, and looks ahead to the year for American firms; correspondents from across Asia make their predictions for emerging markets; investors weigh in on how Brexit looks from China and why it could be a big year for big cars

Jan 16 2018
24 mins
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Rank #10: Babbage: Lots in space

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The race is on to launch satellites to connect the entire world to the internet. We talk to psychologist and geneticist Robert Plomin, about his career and his latest book. And, is the fax machine facing extinction? Kenneth Cukier hosts

Dec 12 2018
20 mins
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Rank #11: The world ahead: Xi’s world order

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What would the world look like if China made the international rules? Also, what if actors were replaced by digital versions of themselves? We also consider how the future is framed for eyewear. Anne McElvoy hosts

Oct 04 2018
19 mins
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Rank #12: The week ahead: Do social media threaten democracy?

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As the US Senate hears evidence on the spread of Russian misinformation online, we ask if social media are undermining democracy. Plus, how the Weinstein storm is ripping through Westminster. And could America's good cop, bad cop routine ease tensions with North Korea? Helen Joyce hosts.

Nov 03 2017
19 mins
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Rank #13: The week ahead: Berating the tyrants of Iran

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Iranians are on the march, fed up with political and social repression. Is this the beginning of something big? Also, what Pakistan’s education reforms can teach other developing nations. And might an idea dubbed 'leapfrogging' help school systems improve faster? Helen Joyce hosts.

Jan 05 2018
19 mins
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Rank #14: Money talks: Crude awakening

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ExxonMobil is pursuing an aggressive plan for oil investment. Charlotte Howard, our energy editor, explains why. Also, Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast has a record of wrong-footing critics—can he do so again? And the producers of China’s ancient liquor, baijiu, plan to go global. Host Simon Long tastes it.

Feb 05 2019
18 mins
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Rank #15: The Secret History of the Future: Infinite Scroll

Podcast cover
Read more

The Renaissance scholars couldn’t keep up with new information (“Have you read the latest Erasmus book?” “I don’t have time!”) and needed a better way to organize it. Thus came the invention of tables of contents, indexes, book reviews, encyclopedias, and other shortcuts. What kinds of technological solutions might help us cope with the information overload we all experience today? Guests include: Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack; Nathan Jurgenson, Snapchat sociologist.

Nov 07 2018
40 mins
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Rank #16: Money talks: We have to ask about money!

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We take a look back at 2017 — headaches at Uber, a new way to learn Economics, butter shortages in France and behavioural economics with Michael Lewis. Also, Latin lessons from J Balvin. Simon Long hosts.

Dec 26 2017
15 mins
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Rank #17: The Intelligence: Don’t despair, America

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Tonight President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address; we ask what he’ll be saying, and what the state of the union really is. Yesterday the jury began its deliberations in the trial of “El Chapo”, an alleged Mexican drug lord. What impact has his capture and trial had on the drugs trade? Finally, Japanese schools and businesses have some onerous grooming rules, stipulating even sock colour—but things seem to be changing.

Feb 05 2019
20 mins
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Rank #18: Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the December 2nd 2017 edition

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Rebellion in the 21st century from Russia's Pussy Riot; the world champions of Scrabble in Nigeria; and the man who taught Britain to make—and eat—pasta. Lane Greene hosts.

Dec 04 2017
13 mins
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Rank #19: The Intelligence: Be careful on the way out

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As progress appears to have been made in peace talks between America and the Taliban, the Senate urges the Trump administration not to rush for the door in Afghanistan. Origami might be pretty, but it hides great scientific potential; it’s starting to show up in all kinds of new technologies. And, our obituaries editor discusses the career of master accordionist Marcel Azzola, and how lives can be celebrated in writing.

Feb 01 2019
22 mins
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Rank #20: Babbage: Insane in the methane

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What is causing the rising rates of methane in the atmosphere? Also, how an amphibious life for the Bajau people has led to unique evolutionary traits. And the excitement around the Gaia space probe’s latest data release. Hal Hodson hosts

Apr 25 2018
16 mins
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