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Babbage from The Economist
Named after Charles Babbage, a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology. Host Alok Jha talks to our correspondents about the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news. Published every Tuesday by Economist Podcasts. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit for more information.
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4.8 stars from 1,368 ratings
Please remove some or all of the ads and the padding at the beginning and end of each episode. It’s so excessive for regular listeners!
-Real-Reviews via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/22
Weekly Tech Deep Dive
Often a great source of information and interviews with experts. A lot of it goes over my head, but I appreciate being able to listening in to such learned people talking about their fields.
Dr. Strangelove! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/22
Another solid podcast
Another solid podcast offered by The Economist
Jared Herbert via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/22
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