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Money talks: Chopping zeros off the Bolivar

8/21/2018
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What effect will President Maduro’s desperate measures have on the Venezuelan economy? Stephen Gibbs reports from Caracas. Also on the show: how can companies protect themselves against intangible risks and dealing with congestion in cities. Andrew Palmer hosts.

Duration:00:20:08

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the August 18th 2018 edition

8/20/2018
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Online dating has revolutionised the way humans couple up, but the impact of this mass social experiment is only just becoming clear. Plus, the bashful decline of European nudism, and The Economist gazes into the future and asks, what if 50% of CEOs were women? Anne McElvoy hosts Music by Chris Zabriskie, “Divider” and "Candlepower" (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:12:00

The Secret History of the Future: Trailer

8/20/2018
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Examine the history of tech to uncover stories that help us illuminate the present and predict the future.

Duration:00:03:16

The week ahead: A call to arms

8/17/2018
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The global arms market is booming, and is tilting in the buyers’ favour. Also, how successful have the first 100 days back in power been for Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad? And the decline of public nakedness in Europe. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:15:30

The Economist asks: Who was Adam Smith?

8/16/2018
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Anne McElvoy investigates the life of the Scottish philosopher now known as the father of modern economics. What does an author who died in 1790 have to teach us about trade wars and crony capitalism in the 21st century? And which American television villain kept a copy of “The Wealth of Nations” on his bookshelf? Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:19:46

Babbage: Jumping the Q

8/15/2018
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Is quantum technology getting ahead of itself? And we look into what is being done to find a cure for celiac disease. Also, we explore random control trials and the placebo effect of sham surgery. Tim Cross hosts Music by Daniel Birch "Brushed bells in the wind" (CC by 4.0)

Duration:00:20:13

The world ahead: Generation XX

8/15/2018
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What would the world look like if 50% of CEOs were women, and what would have to change to make this possible? We also consider a future in which drones police the oceans, making it harder to get away with lawlessness at sea. Tom Standage hosts

Duration:00:14:55

Money talks: Sick as a Turkey

8/14/2018
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Are Turkey's currency troubles contagious? The weed-killer court case that could have worldwide impact. And why Tiger Woods still has the power to roar

Duration:00:16:41

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the August 11th 2018 edition

8/13/2018
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Inevitable but unforgivably outdated – why today’s tax systems need to be brought into the 21st century. Also, how NASA prepared to explore a place 300 times hotter than the surface of the sun, and France's love affair with the high-speed train. Robert Guest hosts

Duration:00:12:00

The week ahead: Brazil’s telenovela election

8/10/2018
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Why the outcome of the upcoming general election in Brazil is harder to predict than usual. And how American sanctions will bring more agony to Iran’s dysfunctional economy. Also, could long school summer holidays around the world be having a negative effect on children and families? Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:18:33

The Economist asks: should the veil be a matter for the courts or conscience?

8/9/2018
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Masih Alinejad tells Anne McElvoy how she took My Stealthy Freedom, her viral campaign against compulsory hijab in Iran, from social media to the streets – could reform be on the way? Also, the impact of visiting Western female politicians wearing the veil and why she believes Iranian women do not want to be liberated by the West.

Duration:00:15:27

Babbage: My corona

8/8/2018
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We speak to project scientist for the Parker Solar Probe, Dr Nicola Fox, about the spacecraft's upcoming mission to the sun's atmosphere. We also discuss the upsides of artificial intelligence with professor Max Tegmark. And how seal whiskers are helping to create new underwater sensors. Kenneth Cukier hosts

Duration:00:19:39

Money talks: Urban outbidders

8/7/2018
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Property prices in the world’s most desirable cities have sped away from those elsewhere but what has caused that trend, and will it last? And how governments are limiting foreign investment in tech companies to reduce China's influence. Also, a new decentralised app for prediction markets. Helen Joyce hosts

Duration:00:17:28

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the August 4th 2018 edition

8/6/2018
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As the northern hemisphere continues to smoulder through this long hot summer, is mankind losing the war against climate change? The American humourist Davis Sedaris talks about the beauty of eavesdropping. Plus, just how valuable is your accent? Lane Greene hosts

Duration:00:13:06

The week ahead: The black hole of coal

8/3/2018
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India struggles to move away from fossil fuels towards renewables. And is there cause for optimism in Eritrea, Africa’s North Korea? Also, selling marijuana soon becomes legal in Canada. How will it change the country's high streets? Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:18:22

The Economist asks: David Sedaris

8/2/2018
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The humourist talks to Anne McElvoy, our senior editor, about making people laugh, overhearing conversations and when can he look back at sad or embarrassing experiences with humour? Also, why he wanted to feed his tumour to a turtle and is there a funny gene in families? And, he reveals all about his sequin culottes.

Duration:00:27:18

Babbage: Drive.ai time

8/1/2018
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Should AI systems be more human-centric? We look at how a trial of self-driving vehicles in Texas is focusing on what the technology can do now. Rufus Pollack, the founder of Open Knowledge International, discusses how freedom of choice promotes innovation. And, a simple solution to increasing productivity in India. Kenneth Cukier hosts

Duration:00:20:45

Money talks: Greek Lessons

7/31/2018
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Should the Bank of England raise interest rates this week? As Greece prepares to exit its bail-out, what are the lessons to be learned from the crisis? And open-plan offices - do they work? Helen Joyce hosts

Duration:00:15:17

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the July 27th 2018 edition

7/30/2018
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Britain’s churches are being turned into quirky campsites. Congo’s Catholics are standing up for democracy. And why open-plan offices can lead to closed minds. Richard Cockett hosts

Duration:00:12:00

The week ahead: How to catch a crocodile

7/27/2018
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What to expect in Zimbabwe’s first post-Mugabe general election next week. Also, we look at how badly UN sanctions are hurting North Korea’s economy. And in Britain how body-worn cameras are spreading beyond the police force. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:16:22