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The Economist Asks
One question posed to a high-profile newsmaker, followed up with lively debate. Anne McElvoy hosts The Economist's chat show. Recent guests include Henry Kissinger, Chris Patten and Maggie Gyllenhall.Sign up for Economist Podcasts+ at www.economist.com/podcastsplusIf you’re already a subscriber to The Economist, you’ll have full access to all our shows as part of your subscription. Hosted on Acast. See
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4.5 stars from 956 ratings
I really enjoyed listening to all episodes. Thank you Ann McCalvoy for your great questions!
missi moreno via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 12/30/22
Thank you
Dear Ann McElvoy and the Economist Asks team, The goodbye words last episode came as a shock to me and unexpectedly brought a tear to my eye. This made me realize how much I’ve enjoyed your show after the last years and I wanted to write you a thank you letter. I started listening to your...Read full review »
NilsvTol via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 12/27/22
Just turned mean
Anne McElvoy is an interesting interviewer, Jon Fasman is just a political talking head. Anne asks questions, sometimes too harshly, probing the topic. Jon just leads a dim one sided stream of words boarding on a rant. Keep Anne, dump Jon.
moving on-missu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/22
Recent Episodes
In a polarised world, the opportunities to disagree are plentiful – and frequently destructive. In one of our favourite episodes of 2022, host Anne McElvoy asks Adam Grant, an organisational psychologist and the author of “Think Again”, why he thinks the key to arguing well is to be open-minded....
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