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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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Jason’s voice absolutely added magic to this podcast

By jc3992 - Apr 19 2019
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Jason’s voice made this podcast informative yet not as high-pitchy as other podcasts do.

Preet Bharara

By Derivatives Trader - Apr 12 2019
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Really enjoyed Anne McElvoy’s discussion with Preet Bharara

iTunes Ratings

1298 Ratings
Average Ratings
882
193
86
53
84

Jason’s voice absolutely added magic to this podcast

By jc3992 - Apr 19 2019
Read more
Jason’s voice made this podcast informative yet not as high-pitchy as other podcasts do.

Preet Bharara

By Derivatives Trader - Apr 12 2019
Read more
Really enjoyed Anne McElvoy’s discussion with Preet Bharara
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Economist Radio

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #68 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

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.

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Dec 11 2018
21 mins
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Rank #2: 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

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Nov 23 2017
20 mins
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Rank #3: 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.

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Nov 28 2017
14 mins
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Rank #4: 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.

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Nov 22 2017
19 mins
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Rank #5: Money talks: Lessons from Norway

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10 years on, what can we learn from the Norwegian quota for female corporate directors?  Also: A tale of two chip-makers and a mammoth hostile takeover bid — Qualcomm and Broadcom.  And, what is threatening old-fashioned customer service in Japan? Simon Long hosts


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Feb 13 2018
14 mins
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Rank #6: 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

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Dec 12 2018
20 mins
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Rank #7: The Economist asks: Have identity politics gone too far?

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Tribalism has always existed, but is now playing a far more pivotal role in society: from the rise of gender and ethnic affiliation, to nationalist parties in Europe and even the appeal of Donald Trump. Amy Chua, author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and "Political Tribes", explains why the politics of sharp-edged identities have become so powerful.

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Apr 12 2018
20 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.

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Nov 21 2017
16 mins
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Rank #9: 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

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Apr 25 2018
16 mins
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Rank #10: 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

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Jan 16 2018
24 mins
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Rank #11: The week ahead: Russia's disinformation machine

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What is being done to stop Russia interfering in western politics? The state of South Africa after Jacob Zuma. And: discovering the fortune-telling boom in South Korea. Christopher Lockwood hosts

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Feb 23 2018
16 mins
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Rank #12: The week ahead: Looming war in Congo

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Robert Guest joins host Anne McElvoy to explain why war is once again threatening to ravage Congo. Also: young immigrants face uncertain futures in the USA and Al-Qaeda's foray into the world of women's magazines

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Feb 16 2018
19 mins
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Rank #13: The Economist asks: Is the military swaying Pakistan in the wrong direction?

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We talk to Imran Khan, star cricketer turned politician bidding to lead Pakistan in the upcoming election. Topics include Donald Trump and the war on terror, why Pakistani media is under pressure and the full-face veil - women's choice or imposition?

Hosted by Anne McElvoy and Edward McBride, our Asia Editor. Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK). This interview is subject to a legal complaint from Geo TV Limited which we are investigating.

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Apr 26 2018
19 mins
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Rank #14: Money talks: Netflixonomics

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Gady Epstein explores how Netflix has grown into a global entertainment network and asks Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings about power and responsibility. Also, is government outsourcing a toxic model that can’t be rescued? And could you lead the country of Petronia after its discovery of oil? Helen Joyce hosts


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Jun 26 2018
21 mins
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Rank #15: The week ahead: The three T’s of Trump

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Will the president who arrives at the NATO summit next week be Triumphant Trump, Tetchy Trump or Torpedo Trump? Also, how the discovery of a new gas field could mean a better economic future for Egypt. And the vegan attacks on boucheries in northern France. Simon Long hosts

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Jul 06 2018
17 mins
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Rank #16: 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.

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Nov 03 2017
19 mins
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Rank #17: No way to tweet a friend: Trump’s Mexico tariffs

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In the end, President Donald Trump’s tariff threat did what he had hoped: Mexico has pledged to tighten immigration flows. But such weaponisation of tariffs bodes ill for the future. China’s “green Great Wall” of trees—a bid to halt desertification—may be doing more harm than good. And, we meet some of the Filipino sailors who keep the global shipping industry afloat.

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Jun 10 2019
21 mins
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Rank #18: Money talks: The oil club

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Henry Tricks, our energy and commodities editor asks whether the chumminess between oil producing countries will last. Also, how will Facebook tackle the challenges ahead and the unlikely home for the world’s crypto-valley? Helen Joyce hosts

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Feb 20 2018
16 mins
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Rank #19: 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

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Oct 04 2018
19 mins
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