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Top notch episode. I don’t normally listen to the weekend editions but this was very informative and fairly balanced. Also I think the two lead presenters seem increasingly settled into working together on the show which is an improvement, although it does still feel a little too scripted at...Read full review »
hceeare via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/07/24
Economist switched to a subscriber model. Ok, quality content, here’s my money. Now, advertisements everywhere, despite listening to “subscriber edition” podcasts. Feeling very duped. This is ridiculous.
advancednuke via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/24
The choice of subjects are generally good but the correspondents and host are woke lefties with little balance and continue to push the left agenda, albeit subtly but sometimes with a sledgehammer. Considering the newspaper, some balance should be the minimum. The episode on Russian prisons focus...Read full review »
chomczuk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/24
Painful to listen to this Last three weeks I was in London travelling from rural Scotland to help an Elderly friend I have known for 39 years Getting old in London is not easy but coming back to this podcast in the last days of my stay a youth carried a crossbow arrows and killed two people I...Read full review »
lovealways# via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/23/24
Tormented indeed! My ears are still buzzing from the god awful sound effects the economist decided to use underneath the vocal track. Normally, I enjoy all of the stories the daily podcast offers. Today, not so much.
MASTERHUTCHINS via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/24
Agree with other reviewers that Jason’s lovely English voice makes this podcast fantastic to listen to in the morning. I don’t want to wake up to urban/african accents and Ore’s PC preaching and race baiting. Such a shame.
charlieloveselon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/15/24
Left bent? Continual beating up the West, praising China and the CCP? Inaccurate reporting and selective editing; Economist seems to have shifted from centre right to far left? you want me to pay for this diatribe? The only thing worth listening too? The irony here is that with the Economist...Read full review »
N1ckname9 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 03/13/24
Sorry need to unsubscribe. It is a wonderful podcast. But I have had enough with the political correctness of this magazine. As a non-native speaker, we listen to this podcast, not only to broaden our view about the world but also to learn English. Too many foreign accent of the English. At least...Read full review »
DLI暱稱被他人使用 via Apple Podcasts · Taiwan · 03/07/24
Powerful, heartbreaking, urgent. These are stories that needed to be told and need to be listened to.
sziaullah via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/04/24
I love Economist podcasts but advertising sponsors on a paid subscriber-only show seems mean-spirited.
Benicek via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/21/24
I agree with some of the other reviews…it’s less about the news and content and more about her and her need to sound interesting and oh so cool. Sorry, also very annoying voice for podcasting.
avm1406 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/24
The podcast is awesome
My.Everest via Apple Podcasts · Nepal · 02/15/24
This podcast is great. However, I cannot believe I am being made to listen to ads after paying for an Economist Podcasts+ subscription. Ridiculous and disgusting.
PeepyJuice via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/05/24
Your massive underreporting of numbers in the Gaza Strip is mind-boggling. Do better. Your stats are pathetically low-balled.
KrisD4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/24
Shame on you for the lack of reporting on the annihilation happening in Palestine. The utter lack of coverage- no critical examination of a brutal occupation that’s culminated in a cruel siege that’s beyond brutal. Where do you live? You don’t see the images in your news feeds? I am deeply,...Read full review »
V-Spain via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/24
I would give this show 5 stars if it were hosted only by Jason Palmer. The female host Ogunbiyi doesn’t seem to realize she’s not the news and I am perplexed by her inserting herself into the topic whenever possible. Todays show with that “you are welcome”? Seriously. Get yourself a talk show,...Read full review »
bay state 23 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/23
Are used to like the Economist podcasts. However, in recent years, there has been a slow and steady decline in quality. Now it seems everything is driven by quantity versus quality. Nine out of 10 podcasts, I stop about 2 minute into them and delete them straight away because the topics are...Read full review »
Kékcsillag via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/23
Noah Sneider’s segment on the downing of MH17 was brilliant .
Nokedli2 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/20/23
Great mix of news coverage and interesting cultural bits. Loving the new Ore + Jason host duo and, obviously, all those Economist puns (including in the episode titles!). Your show makes me a better conversationalist. Keep up the great work, team!!
AprilR05 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/23
Shamelessly biased journalism. Apparently Islamophobia and Palestinian genocide are a figment of the world’s imagination.
SA1990000 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/13/23
Weekend Intelligence is a master class in journalism. Bravo.
missD23 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/23
To hear both an advert by BP lying about their climate wrecking behaviour, AND a feature on carbon capture that was WOEFULLY skewed AGAINST what scientists and IPCC reports have been declaring in the last few years. I don’t know why I’m surprised but it’s incredibly dangerous.
alice_gabb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/30/23
Used to love this podcast Listened to most episodes Now I barely do Stories are boring Is there a new editor?
d6save via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/28/23
This pod should be great but it is overproduced to the point where i question whether the presenters are AI generated. the whole thing just feels very false. There’s no true dialogue between the guests and the interviewers, it always follows the same pattern. Question - brief pause - word...Read full review »
rbslsna via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/26/23
The Economist has become my main source of news. I find the mainstream news quite overwhelming and sensational. I find the Economist’s approach to reporting the facts, with little opinion, both balanced and informative. Leaving me to form my own views. The intelligence makes me feel like I am up...Read full review »
m@rkieboy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/25/23
I get the attempted move to a subscription-based model. I’m sure you had some well-paid consultants make the case to you. Unfortunately you are a few years too late. People are sick of new subscriptions, with ever increasing costs — especially for things they are happy to listen to for free with...Read full review »
Mets228 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/25/23
Discussions about shortage in the Israeli workforce. No mention of the thousands of deaths including of babies with bombings of hospitals and UN schools in Palestine. No mention ethnic cleansing bordering on genocide.
Re6573917 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/21/23
I used to enjoy listening to Economist podcasts, including The Intelligence, but since the appointment of Ore the podcast has gone downhill. Judging by the choice of recent topics covered, she is clearly obsessed with identity politics, one thing that is an immediate turn off for me. I was...Read full review »
Starcrackle via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/14/23
Not just good journalism but also well presented. With music, cliff hangers and good timing. Pity of the very british accents. But then these accents makes it a bit more interesting. Well done Jason and Team. And congratulations on your 200th issue Jason missed you during your holiday. I...Read full review »
benjamin Haas via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/12/23
I’m really disappointed in you, Intelligence team. How could you run an entire story on bungee jumping without even a single mention of its origin as a rite of passage for the ni-Vanuatu on Pentecost Island? You actually refer to that white man as “inventing” the sport. Shame on you.
3rd Country Parents via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/11/23
Ore is ok but she’s not very easy to listen to and doesn’t bring much to the table. I wish they would just stick with Jason only. He has the best voice and his personality is the best
HayesDR via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/23
Their coverage of Israel's attacks on Gaza has been utterly one-sided. They've provided no history or context relating to the siege, oppression, and apartheid that Israel has subjected Palestinians to in the rgeion to for decades. They offer nothing but full-throated support for a corrupt...Read full review »
MRat57 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/01/23
It's become clear that on certain issues, but most egregiously with Israel's genocidal campaign against Palestinians in Gaza (sorry, " the war on Hamas"), this podcast's coverage is grossly one sided.There's no such thing as truly objective journalis, but the schlock...Read full review »
K_Gray89 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/01/23
How can it be this hard Surely you could provide instructions?!
lottie the lobster via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/31/23
Was great until it changed to subscription
Riley2022! via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/25/23
Scratch off ticket ads? Really??? Love the show and avidly listen, but if they’re going to bury the content in ads or hide it behind a pay-wall, you can count me out. Can’t wait to see the change in followers after Oct 24th
George711625 via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 10/17/23
so, you can subscribe to The Economist Podcasts+ for two American dollars or two UK pound - but that's *what* in the southern hemisphere? I'll miss listening to Babbage, but it's not any better than other science podcasts available for free!Read full review »
amcqu via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/29/23
The few episodes I’ve heard have been poorly researched. With a lack of appreciation for how statistics work.
rohan1710 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/23
I've enjoyed listening to the show the past few years. Sad to see it go behind a paywall. Can't imagine the advertisers will much appreciate it, either...Read full review »
AL_5785224 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/23
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