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The Intelligence
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 1,143 ratings
Wakes me up in the morning
Stumbled onto this podcast after reading the economist. Great way to get up to speed on what’s going on in the world.
Travion9 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/19
Excellent
Well produced - sound led and often new twists and insights on the daily news and current affairs - highly recommend
RosemaryPallas via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/26/19
I listen to a lot of podcasts. A lot of podcasts. The vast majority of which are of little intellectual value. I get pangs of guilt that I should stretch myself and be better informed so I make myself listen to a daily news based podcast a day. It was a chore for the longest time and kind of...Read full review »
GCTLewis via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/25/19
Recent Episodes
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Published 06/26/19
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Published 06/25/19
Exactly three years after the referendum result, it’s clear: Brexit has driven Britain a bit batty. We look into the grand societal divides that the vote exposed. In Istanbul, a repeat mayoral election reaches the same result: the ruling party lost. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan no longer seems...
Published 06/24/19
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