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Checks and Balance from The Economist
Checks and Balance unlocks American politics by taking a big theme each week and digging into the data, the ideas, and the history shaping the country.Join John Prideaux, Charlotte Howard, Idrees Kahloon and Jon Fasman as they talk to politicians, pollsters, academics and people across the country about the great experiment of American democracy. Published every Friday.Sign up for Economist Podcasts+ now and get 50% off your subscription with our limited time offer. You will not be charged until Economist Podcasts+ launches.Sign up at
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 2,303 ratings
Very disappointed
I have an economist subscription but can not get through new pay wall as my phone does not have latest operating system! I am not spending $1,000 on new iPhone to hear C& B!!! Still listening via podcast section of my economist app on phone but not convenient.
MalcolmH@ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/23
Subsciption Linking Issue
No question these folks are five stars. But seems there’s an issue with the new Apple subscription linking, resulting in my usual Friday afternoon gratitude at hearing their thoughs being replaced with a bit of a sad silence. Can some technologically-adept person look into the issue?
Commenter1987 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/03/23
Not to Miss
I am a big fan of Checks & Balance and look forward to listening every week. As a Canadian I am fascinated and often baffled by the politics of our neighbours to the south. Checks and Balance brings a modicum of understanding and perpective on the current events. Their intelligent analysis,...Read full review »
K Pinault via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/21/23
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