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Babbage from Economist Radio
Named after Charles Babbage, a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology. Host Kenneth Cukier talks to our correspondents about the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news. Published every Tuesday on Economist Radio.
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4.8 stars from 1,144 ratings
The Economist makes fantastic podcasts as a general rule, but Babbage is probably my favorite though. The topics are interesting and well presented. It is definitely worth subscribing!
Evskie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/04/21
A guide for the ride
This podcast is good. Not « kinda good ». Not « ok ». Not « worth a listen ». It’s where vision is found. It’s where I find insight into the most challenging intertwined technology and society stories of the day. I am grateful it's in my feed every week. So grateful.Read full review »
viccharp via Apple Podcasts · France · 05/12/21
I love all podcasts from Economist team. Babbage delivers information on complex issues in easy to understand form with the right doze of entertainment. Thank you!
Nnpvlv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/21
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