The Economist Radio (All audio)

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The Economist was founded in 1843 "to throw white light on the subjects within its range". For more from The Economist visit http://shop.economist.com/collections/audio

Episodios

  • Babbage: Blackholes and hoverboards

    06/01/2016 Duración: 10min

    Scientists are learning more than ever about black holes as astronomical objects and an American firm brings a real McFly hoverboard to market See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Money talks: The Big Mac Index

    05/01/2016 Duración: 10min

    The Economist’s burger benchmark aims to make exchange-rate theory more digestible. Our correspondents chew over the reasons some currencies appear as cheap as chips See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Tasting menu: Highlights from the January 2nd 2015 edition

    31/12/2015 Duración: 12min

    This week: the history of election betting, what whaling taught the world of finance and a glance back at 1916 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The best books of 2015

    31/12/2015 Duración: 08min

    This year saw a boom in dark books about the future of America, new translated fiction and accounts of the battle of Waterloo. Our correspondents discuss the finest books on their shelves See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Patrick Buchanan on far-right populism

    30/12/2015 Duración: 14min

    A generation ago Patrick Buchanan ran for president with the same ideas Donald Trump uses today. Now he offers his view on whether hard-right populism can win in 2016 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Babbage: The ghosts of Babbage future

    30/12/2015 Duración: 13min

    In our second holiday special, our hosts look back from 2115. Pluto’s portraits may be humdrum by then, but AI, gene editing and quantum computing may have changed the world See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Money talks: The scandals of 2016

    29/12/2015 Duración: 12min

    Our hosts look into their crystal ball to identify the scandals of tomorrow. Look out for swindled art collectors, spoiled wine connoisseurs, bungled legal invoices and rigging in sports See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Street fashion: From darkness to chicness

    24/12/2015 Duración: 05min

    David Tovey, an artist and fashion designer speaks to The Economist about battling serious illnesses, his memories of being homeless in London and the power of art See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Babbage: The ghost of Babbage past

    23/12/2015 Duración: 11min

    In the first of two holiday specials, our hosts look at the stories of a century ago, from X-ray crystallography to sonar, continental drift and the first sighting of Pluto See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Money talks: Money in the movies

    23/12/2015 Duración: 12min

    Finding the bad guy in Hollywood films is easy: he either has a British accent or he works in finance. Philip Coggan and Oliver Morton analyse cinema’s famous financiers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Tasting menu: Highlights from the December 19th 2015 edition

    18/12/2015 Duración: 12min

    This week: what happened when slaves and free men were shipwrecked together, agony aunts through the ages and a day in the life of a Beijing park See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Babbage: Climate of change

    16/12/2015 Duración: 17min

    A look at last week’s climate talks in Paris: what was agreed on, how realistic the goals are and whether there is reason to be optimistic See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • COP21: Gina McCarthy on the clean power plan

    10/12/2015 Duración: 08min

    The administrator of America’s Environmental Protection Agency discusses how its clean power plan aims to curb carbon pollution from power plants See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Babbage: A bit of peace, round the corner

    09/12/2015 Duración: 11min

    The end of bitcoin’s civil war and a look at new technology that can be used to see round corners See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • COP21: Ertharin Cousin on forecast-based finance

    03/12/2015 Duración: 08min

    The executive director of the World Food Programme explains how spending money ahead of a disaster can save lives See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Babbage: Materials for making and cleaning

    02/12/2015 Duración: 14min

    New materials are changing the way we make things from light bulbs to cars and aircraft, and there's a better way to capture carbon from fossil fuels before it is burned See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Money talks: Should we tax sugar?

    01/12/2015 Duración: 11min

    Governments around the world are taxing sugary drinks to help curb obesity, but do so-called 'sin taxes' on the likes of sugar or cigarettes work or has the nanny state gone rogue? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Babbage: Relativity's revelations

    25/11/2015 Duración: 13min

    Our correspondents discuss the importance of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and how it is still revealing the secrets of our cosmos See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Money talks: Terrorism and the economy

    24/11/2015 Duración: 12min

    Analysing the effects of terrorist acts on lost GDP or lower stockmarket indices may seem to be missing the point. But terrorists aim to wreak havoc, including with our economy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Economist asks: Is virtual-reality the future of history?: Project Mosul, part one

    19/11/2015 Duración: 17min

    In the first of a two-part series, we explore the wanton destruction of ancient sites by Islamic State and a crowdsourcing initiative trying to rescue something from the rubble See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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