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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 2,785 ratings
All time favorite podcast
Such an enjoyable 20 minutes of my day! The news is trustworthy, the stories are fantastic, and the people are incredibly talented. Thank you so much for being a reliable source of information every day
argentinefan via Apple Podcasts · Argentina · 03/27/20
Awesome and intelligent news
The news is verified and clearly presented. It gives a view of what is happening all across the world.
Honest teacher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/20
The Intelligence
Thoughtful, well done
Lynda Fetter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/25/20
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