Reviews
I love Babbage but refuse to install yet another App to allow me to listen. So now we depart ....
GortonSM via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/04/24
I loved this podcast with its intelligent interviews and fascinating subjects but it all changed. They have now locked all future episodes behind their Economist Podcast+ service. They have lost a listener.
Gilbert Coyle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/23
Fantastic pod 💪
ConorQQ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/25/23
Hello, On the episode of aquaculture there was no discussion around the feed for the fish which I have understood relies heavily on the bycatch of wild fish and soybean?
Pexiplexi via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 06/21/23
Great science and tech podcast. Very informative about latest developments.
Anglo-Apulian via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/06/23
Babbage from Economist is great intelligent podcast for geeks to listen to.
Ray Bod via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/23
The reporting in this podcast lacks objectivity, which is very disappointing coming from the Economist
Mar_ija via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 03/01/23
Love this podcast and have listened for years. This one on quantum mechanics is a case of tackling a subject that is difficult to get close to and, as you say, is counterintuitive. Great guest did an extraordinary job of bringing some inkling of comprehension to the concepts and possibilities of...Read full review »
Dr?Strangelove via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/06/23
This was a brilliant show! Extremely informative, witty and funny at the same time. I loved it!
Clemijam via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 02/02/23
I love the depth of the analysis, and attempt to make the subject understandable to a lay person.
Siva2816 via Apple Podcasts · India · 12/29/22
Good grief I only have 24 hours in a day. How am I supposed to get through all these awesome podcasts from the Economist? 😂 My latest find, Babbage. I’m a technology nerd and this show hits my sweet spot, applied science. I love listening to it on my drive to and from work and on my runs. I hate...Read full review »
puppypoppa via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/31/22
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
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 offered by The Economist
Jared Herbert via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/22
There have been some changes to Babbage and Money Talks, adding more sound effects and focusing on a single theme in each show. I like the focus; before each episode felt like a summary of what I had already read in print. The effects feel very much overproduced. Babbage is the worst offender of...Read full review »
garrekds via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/22
The Economist produces many fine podcasts that complement their world-class magazine, and this is the finest of those! I like Babbage above their other fine offerings due to their focus on science reporting. There are mercifully few adds, evocative introductions, and stellar substance within...Read full review »
BeijingJim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/22
Good podcast, well put together, well-researched with excellent interviews. Just personally I find Kenneth Cukier's delivery annoying and hard to listen to. You may enjoy it. Certainly worth a try.Read full review »
Dave Pomerantz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/22
The new format is great. I love being able to listen to a deep dive into a topic rather than covering many at high level only. Keep up the great work!
Jjj8787 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/01/21
This both highly interesting and entertaining podcast offers a weekly selection of the science-related topics of the latest edition of “The Economist”. A very sympathetic host guides through 3-4 interesting topics - and you don’t need to be a scientist to understand it. I loved it!
alexwalkhoff via Apple Podcasts · Thailand · 10/07/21
It is a necessity for daily life.
🇬🇧到此一游 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/26/21
Always interesting and inspiring. Haven’t missed an episode in years. Thank you Economist.
Tony Le stephanois via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/21
Interesting articles, well prepared and easy to understand even in the most complex episodes.
gaya7676 via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 09/11/21
I never lose an episode. One of the best podcasts ever published. Thank you, Ken. Thank you, The Economist.
Faraway from home via Apple Podcasts · Portugal · 08/21/21
Excellent, thought provoking content. Thank you.
luxembourg life student via Apple Podcasts · Luxembourg · 08/08/21
Thanks so much for presenting a wide variety of topics that are current and relevant to those who value being informed.
M from Cherrybrook via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/28/21
Very cool podcast, love the information always presented so well.
neilmichaelmack via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 07/18/21
Babbage never disappoints, it’s full of interesting topics explained in a way that SNR lay person can understand.
Mac.Ellerslie via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/16/21
Superbly made podcast on science and technology - would certainly recommend!
jwr42 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/15/21
One of the best podcasts around. I enjoy it very much every week. Good host!
Foeki via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 07/14/21
If you want to learn a bit of science every week and be entertained this podcast is for you!
Fernando3654 via Apple Podcasts · Mexico · 07/14/21
I haven’t written a review for a podcast before, but I think this is a good time to start. I intend to for all of The Economist’s podcasts I listen to, and I encourage everyone to check out their collection. Babbage is a thought-provoking review of science and technology that’s making news today...Read full review »
LuckyL96 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/14/21
Excellent podcast!
JCEco via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 07/13/21
Extraordinarily good podcast for those interested in, but not expert in, science and technology. I’ve been listening for 2 years and it has never disappointed.
AlephEcho via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/01/21
Excellent interviews. Thanks!
Palunargar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/21
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
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
In the meantime, just skip the first 30 seconds!
Santanicholas via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/29/21
China stole all the tech in the name of exchanges. US shud be careful. Communist have global dominance aim. Only a fool will share tech with China , from now on. trump did a great favour by wakening people up.
Kumar , Hyd via Apple Podcasts · India · 04/23/21
It’s good and has a lot of great content but also has a consistent left wing bias that compromises some objectivity the economist used to have
Dr. analyse via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/09/21
The title says it all. If you’d stop the focus on ideology and bias unless there’s actually a real, legitimate case of bias present, that’d be fantastic. I’ll still keep an eye on your show, since I do enjoy the rest of it, but I’m not recommending it to anyone until this nonsense stops.
SuperChrisU via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/21
The adverts have become more jarring and clumsy: embarrassing Facebook PR and UK Government spots are one thing but the Philip Morris ones are just beyond the pale. From the advertisers point of view do you really think Economist readers are your target? And for the Economist guys come on..
imagehexane via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/03/21
Great show with fantastic content on the cutting edge of technology.
random_88_ via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 04/02/21
I really enjoy listening to Babbage. Keep up the good work!
black.jack. via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 03/09/21
Fantastic show. Dependably interesting and enlightening every week. Excellent scientists reporting directly on their own fields of expertise. Really great. Very non-political!!!!! Yes!
Cragman8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/21
Well balanced conversations and information on science in the world today.
Superginge3000 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/04/21
The discussed topics cover amazing facts about state of the art technology and applications of the latest science discoveries.
Algopal via Apple Podcasts · Colombia · 02/02/21
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