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The week ahead: Yemen’s overlooked war

12/14/2018
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UN-brokered peace talks, and the American Senate’s withdrawal of support for Saudi Arabia’s forces, at last represent progress in a conflict that threatens millions with starvation. What next? And, how discord and a mangled deal will haunt Britain’s parliamentarians over the holidays. Also, in Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers’ worrying efforts to hamstring incoming Democrats / Additional audio provided courtesy of Ben Wikler

Duration:00:22:52

The Economist asks: Brexit — what next?

12/13/2018
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Anne McElvoy, our senior editor, takes the temperature in a dramatic week in British politics with John Peet, The Economist’s Brexit editor, and Labour MP Stephen Kinnock, a proponent of a different way to solve the Brexit dilemma. They discuss Theresa May’s next moves, a Norway option and the possibility of a second referendum

Duration:00:22:38

Babbage: Lots in space

12/12/2018
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The race is on to launch satellites to connect the entire world to the internet. We talk to psychologist and geneticist Robert Plomin, about his career and his latest book. And, is the fax machine facing extinction? Kenneth Cukier hosts

Duration:00:20:48

Money talks: Huawei in the spotlight

12/11/2018
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The Chinese tech company at the centre of the American - China trade war. How illicit trade is threatening our future with guest Professor Louise Shelley. And the exclusive and influential part of the financial landscape reserved for billionaires. Simon Long hosts.

Duration:00:22:00

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the December 8th 2018 edition

12/10/2018
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As anti-government protests engulf France, how a little humility could yet save Emmanuel Macron. Plus, why sensible people fall for online scams and the lessons of Greek myths for artificial intelligence. Anne McElvoy hosts. (A previous version of this podcast included a story on new business regulations in Cuba which is now out of date.)

Duration:00:12:50

The week ahead: Brexit ramp

12/7/2018
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A vote in Britain’s parliament next week could well put the country on track for another Brexit referendum. So it should. We examine this year’s UN climate conference and what, amid increasingly dire climate warnings, the delegates are actually doing. And a look back at the life and presidency of George H.W. Bush, with our journalists and one of his cabinet members.

Duration:00:21:18

The Economist asks: Is populism the problem or the fix?

12/6/2018
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Can Steve Hilton, host of Fox News’s “The Next Revolution”, convince Yascha Mounk of Harvard University that populist movements could return power to the people? They debate whether Donald Trump will deliver on radical reforms, whether he poses a threat to a free press and if there should be a second Brexit referendum. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:25:23

Babbage: Waymo to go

12/5/2018
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Waymo, a division of Google's parent company Alphabet, launched its self-driving taxi service, but is it really a landmark for driverless vehicles? Also, a vast study seeks to understand the genetic underpinnings of ADHD. And we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Mother of all demos” computing presentation. Kenneth Cukier hosts

Duration:00:18:06

Money talks: Easing into a recovery?

12/4/2018
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As the ECB brings an end to quantitative easing, is Europe’s economic recovery underway? How, despite the glamour of its fashion show, Victoria’s Secret is struggling to keep up with rivals. And the problem of online fraud in America. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:18:48

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the December 1st 2018 edition

12/3/2018
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China still relies on the outside world for its computer chips – how far should America go to maintain silicon supremacy? Also, democratising lunar landings and why it is so difficult to open a pub in Ireland. Christopher Lockwood hosts Music by Chris Zabriskie "Candlepower" (CC x 4.0)

Duration:00:13:37

The week ahead: Troubled waters

11/30/2018
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World leaders gathering for the G20 summit are rocked by ripples from a skirmish in the sea, when Russia captured Ukrainian ships and sailors. Citing the incident, President Trump cancelled a meeting with Vladimir Putin. Also: Mexico’s leftist president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, takes office. Is he a new broom, or a loose cannon? Josie Delap hosts.

Duration:00:22:07

The Economist asks: General Stanley McChrystal

11/29/2018
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NATO’s former commander tells Anne McElvoy why he modelled some of his own leadership on al-Qaeda. They discuss his regrets over the invasion of Iraq, the potential for ground war in Europe and whether America should still intervene abroad

Duration:00:25:45

Babbage: The baby crisperer

11/28/2018
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A Chinese scientist has claimed to have edited the genomes of two babies using the revolutionary genome-editing technique called CRISPR-Cas9. Also, how the production of semiconductors is becoming a new battlefield. And Kenneth Cukier asks the author, technology executive and investor Elad Gil what it takes for a startup to become a technology giant.

Duration:00:19:16

The world ahead: Move over, baby boomers

11/27/2018
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What will America's political landscape look like once millennials outnumber the baby-boom generation? 2019 will also see a triumphant return to the moon. And how Japan is hoping to attract even more tourists. Anne McElvoy hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie "Candlepower" (CC x 4.0)

Duration:00:23:13

Money talks: Going, going, Ghosn

11/27/2018
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We discuss General Motors’ plans to halt production at five factories in North America and cut more than 14,000 jobs. Also, what next for Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors and Renault after Carlos Ghosn was arrested on suspicion of financial misconduct and dismissed from his post as chairman? And, the challenges facing new pub landlords in Ireland. Philip Coggan hosts.

Duration:00:13:17

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 24th 2018 edition

11/26/2018
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In this week’s issue, why America is the exception to a global decline in suicides. Also, a glimpse of the future of flight and the extraordinary powers of Stan Lee, creator of superheroes. Josie Delap hosts

Duration:00:11:29

The week ahead: A big deal

11/23/2018
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This weekend, British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to finalise a withdrawal agreement on Brexit with European leaders. But her greatest hurdle is in Westminster rather than Brussels. Can she secure enough votes for her deal in parliament? Anne McElvoy does the 'fuzzy maths'. Also on the show: What does victory look like in a trade war with China? And why Donald Trump is wrong to gloss over the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Christopher Lockwood hosts

Duration:00:23:43

The Economist asks: Brexit — can the deal be done?

11/22/2018
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Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health in Theresa May's Cabinet, on whether the Prime Minister can get a Brexit deal through Parliament and whether a second referendum might be on the cards. Anne McElvoy, our senior editor, also quizzes him on why the NHS lags behind on technology.

Duration:00:25:39

Babbage: The dos and don'ts of data

11/21/2018
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In this special episode we examine the controversial gang-mapping database of London's Metropolitan Police Service. Also, a new pilot project to study how a "data trust" might increase access to information while retaining privacy. And how sharing mapping data by the big web platforms could unlock innovations for companies and society. Kenneth Cukier hosts

Duration:00:18:57

Money talks: Trump’s Economics Adviser

11/20/2018
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We speak to Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers about the American economy. Helen Joyce hosts.

Duration:00:16:36