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The Economist Podcasts
Every weekday our global network of correspondents makes sense of the stories beneath the headlines. We bring you surprising trends and tales from around the world, current affairs, business and finance—as well as science and technology.
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JETessendorf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/21
Drumroll Please Stop
Does Charlotte Howard have anything to say about rising oil prices, oil production, increasing reliance on oil and natural gas as coal and nuclear plants are retired? How does lower capacity meet with ending gasoline vehicle production in the next decade? Does your energy corespondent have...Read full review »
moving on-missu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/04/21
Checks and Balances
I find the discussions, both for the “Checks and Balances” episode and all the other episodes, but the lack of conservative voices in the discussions is very noticeable. For instance, in this episode there was no consideration of the economic impact of any of the proposed increases of government...Read full review »
browngangbc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/02/21
Recent Episodes
On the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Babbage, we retrace the footsteps of the brilliant but irascible British inventor, mathematician, and engineer. Host Kenneth Cukier investigates why Babbage is hailed by some as the grandfather of the computer, while others argue his contribution...
Published 10/19/21
Sir David Amess was killed doing what he loved: speaking directly with voters. We examine the dangers inherent in the “constituency surgeries” that British politicians cherish. The fight against tuberculosis is made harder by mutations that confer drug resistance; we look at research that has...
Published 10/19/21
The green revolution won’t be cheap, but there is enough money to make it happen - if it goes to the right places. What role can finance play in steering economies towards a low-carbon future? Elemental Excelerator’s Dawn Lippert tells us why Hawaii is the best place to help climate start-ups...
Published 10/18/21
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