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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. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit for more information.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 8,881 ratings
Need new hosts
The old format and hosts was much more intelligent and useful. Consider going back to prior format.
djsjrtksjsjr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/22
Incredibly good for you
Regular listening to Economist podcasts is like exercise, balanced diet etc. so many good reasons to do it but there will be a few people who don’t get it. There is no bias beyond it being sensible and non-doctrinaire. Listen every week!
Sunnythe dawg via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/08/22
Brilliant Podcast
I look forward to thus podcast every week. Great hosts and topics covered. Fantastic analysis.
A.Gerritsen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/08/22
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