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The Intelligence from The Economist
Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit for more information.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 5,564 ratings
Trump Lackeys
Between the ad-fest (to the point of having ads within ads), and the nonstop breathless coverage of Trump, and the awful obituaries, it’s just not worth listening to anymore. Sad to see the demise of a once great podcast
The Real Zen Boy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/22
Always smart
Get past the stupid headlines and listen to fact driven analysis
english099 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/22
‘Deus ex Manchina’
Sometimes you just have to hand it to The Economist for incredible episode and article titles like ‘Deus ex Manchina’ for perfectly describing the sudden change of heart of U.S. Sen. Manchin to support certain climate legislation. A real plot twist that feels like it was ‘god out of the Manchin’!
rtown via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/30/22
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