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Great reporting. The world stands with the protesters

Excellent

By Ranranran100 - Aug 19 2019
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Smart and to the point. Highly recommend, especially the daily episodes of The Intelligence.

iTunes Ratings

1523 Ratings
Average Ratings
1058
215
98
54
98

Hong Kong

By Jena265 - Sep 02 2019
Read more
Great reporting. The world stands with the protesters

Excellent

By Ranranran100 - Aug 19 2019
Read more
Smart and to the point. Highly recommend, especially the daily episodes of The Intelligence.
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Economist Radio

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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: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: The Economist asks: Anna Wintour

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For more than 30 years as editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour has been the gatekeeper of high style. Anne McElvoy asks if the fashion business can genuinely deliver sustainability and shift catwalk stereotypes. They discuss why Wintour personally avoids social media and the consequences of Donald Trump’s tweets about non-white congresswomen. Also, she addresses why Melania Trump has not been asked to appear on Vogue's cover since becoming first lady

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Jul 19 2019
29 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

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Jan 16 2018
24 mins
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Rank #10: 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 #11: Ursa minor: Russia-China relations

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In the 20th century Russia was the more powerful partner. Take a look at the flows of money and influence today, though, and it’s clear the situation has reversed. Part-time work first took hold because it offered flexibility to women just entering the labour market—but it costs them both in terms of pay and prospects. And, a look at the burgeoning sports-betting market in Ethiopia.

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Sep 18 2019
21 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: Money talks: Purpose vs profit

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What are companies for? The orthodoxy was that they exist primarily to pursue profit. But a new faith in higher corporate purpose as a means to address social injustice, climate change and inequality is sweeping the Western business world. How much is this trend of “reverse Friedmanism” going to change what it means to do business? Or could chief executives playing politics have dangerous consequences? Tamzin Booth hosts

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Sep 17 2019
27 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 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.

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Aug 02 2018
26 mins
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Rank #20: The week ahead: Xi forever?

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Could Xi Jinping's rule as president last until his death? Also, Italy's woeful election choices. And what is next for Canada’s economy. Robert Guest hosts.

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Mar 02 2018
18 mins
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