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One question posed to a high-profile newsmaker, followed up with lively debate. Anne McElvoy hosts The Economist's chat show. Published every Thursday on Economist Radio.

One question posed to a high-profile newsmaker, followed up with lively debate. Anne McElvoy hosts The Economist's chat show. Published every Thursday on Economist Radio.
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One question posed to a high-profile newsmaker, followed up with lively debate. Anne McElvoy hosts The Economist's chat show. Published every Thursday on Economist Radio.

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English


Episodes

The Economist asks: Jordan Peterson

5/24/2018
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We ask the author of '12 Rules for life' what is wrong with modern liberalism. And he discusses #MeToo, whether people should date their co-workers - and who is the feminist he most admires? Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:55:08

The Economist asks: Does the screen image of women need to change?

5/17/2018
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Sarah Rafferty talks to Anne McElvoy about her role as the redhead from US TV show “Suits” and her responsibility as ambassador for girls’ rights and education. Also, her best wishes for former co-star Meghan Markle on her wedding. Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:13:21

The Economist asks: What is the role of the male in modern culture?

5/10/2018
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David Mamet, award winning playwright and screenwriter, talks to Anne McElvoy about the gender wars and why his new play, inspired by the Harvey Weinstein saga, is best treated as a comedy. And he fires back on the rights and wrongs of owning a gun. Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:26:12

The Economist asks: Should today’s world leaders be hawks or doves?

5/3/2018
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John Lewis Gaddis, author of “On Grand Strategy”, assesses whether there is order in Mr Trump’s chaos, the balance of global power and whether the age of liberal interventionism is over. Anne McElvoy hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:22:30

The Economist asks: Is the military swaying Pakistan in the wrong direction?

4/26/2018
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We talk to Imran Khan, star cricketer turned politician bidding to lead Pakistan in the upcoming election. Topics include Donald Trump and the war on terror, why Pakistani media is under pressure and the full-face veil - women's choice or imposition? Hosted by Anne McElvoy and Edward McBride, our Asia Editor. Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:20:37

Economist asks: What grounds do we have to be optimistic about an Open Future?

4/19/2018
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We ask Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now, why he is so optimistic about human progress. We also discuss wars, inequality and should there be more good news on the front pages. Anne McElvoy hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:22:39

The Economist asks: Have identity politics gone too far?

4/12/2018
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Tribalism has always existed, but is now playing a far more pivotal role in society: from the rise of gender and ethnic affiliation, to nationalist parties in Europe and even the appeal of Donald Trump. Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Political Tribes, explains why the politics of sharp-edged identities have become so powerful.

Duration:00:20:54

The Economist asks: Will China’s tech giants overtake Silicon Valley?

4/5/2018
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We ask Kai-Fu Lee, CEO of Sinovation Ventures, what’s next for big tech in China and beyond. And will an AI simulation present this podcast better than our host Anne McElvoy?

Duration:00:16:06

The Economist asks: How can America fix its problem with gun violence?

3/29/2018
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Student survivors from the recent Florida school shooting talk to Anne McElvoy about their campaign to make schools safe. And Doug Jones, Senator for Alabama, discusses how to find the common ground over gun reform. Andrew Miller hosts.

Duration:00:27:58

The Economist asks: Darren Aronofsky

3/22/2018
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The Oscar-nominated director and his producer Ari Handel tell our host Anne McElvoy about pushing the boundaries in film - and their new TV series “One Strange Rock”.

Duration:00:26:44

The Economist asks: Is Russia waging war on the West?

3/15/2018
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Anne McElvoy, our Senior Editor, asks Sir Francis Richards, former head of GCHQ, and Arkady Ostrovsky, our Russia Editor, if the diplomatic clash sparked by the Skripal case will escalate — and what has changed since the Cold War.

Duration:00:26:35

Economist asks: How can #Time’sUp bring down sexual harassment?

3/8/2018
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We ask Tina Tchen, the top lawyer working on the biggest legal defence fund against sexual harassment, what #Time’sUp priorities should be. Also, basic steps to make our workplaces safer. Anne McElvoy hosts.

Duration:00:20:19

The Economist asks: McMafia

2/22/2018
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Hossein Amini, co-creator of the hit tv drama McMafia, shares the secrets of writing 'Game of Thrones with mobs’. Also, what it's like to work with Harvey Weinstein. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:24:32

The Economist asks: Another deadly school massacre. How should America's gun laws change?

2/15/2018
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Our foreign editor, Robert Guest who has reported on other mass shootings in the US, tells Anne McElvoy why Donald Trump should offer more than condolences.

Duration:00:09:12

The Economist asks: Can the Olympics bring about a truce in Korea?

2/8/2018
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George Papandreou, the former Greek Prime Minister, talks to Anne McElvoy, our senior, about whether the spirit of the Olympics can thaw tensions in the Korean peninsula. Also why he implemented a tax on swimming pools and his personal assessment of Angela Merkel

Duration:00:22:58

The Economist asks: What is the greatest threat to democracy?

2/1/2018
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Anne McElvoy, our senior editor, EXPLORES how democracies die with Professor Steven Levitsky, a political scientist. Also: is there a tension between diversity and democracy? And why Harvard University should invite Sarah Palin to speak.

Duration:00:24:55

The Economist asks: Will Trump trump Davos?

1/25/2018
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Anne McElvoy asks Zanny Minton-Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief, Patrick Foulis, US Business Editor, is President Trump in Davos to brag or show he's serious? Also, late night dancing and the 'global elite' slipping in snow.

Duration:00:23:46

The Economist asks: Has liberalism failed?

1/18/2018
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We ask political scientist Patrick Deneen if the world’s most successful political theory is in retreat or just responding to the demands of the modern world. How have Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian challenged the liberal creed? Anne McElvoy presents.

Duration:00:16:28

The Economist Asks: Michael Wolff

1/11/2018
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Anne McElvoy, our Senior Editor, asks if Michael Wolff‘s book "Fire and Fury" captures President Trump — and how does the First Family really tick?

Duration:00:28:42

The Economist asks: Ana Brnabic

1/4/2018
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Anne McElvoy asks the Prime Minister of Serbia whether a new generation of Eastern European leaders can reshape a troubled region. Ana Brnabic, the country’s first female and openly gay Prime Minister, discusses Serbia’s bloody history, Putin’s record on homosexual rights and the influence of Britpop.

Duration:00:27:15

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