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The Economist asks: Steve Bannon

9/20/2018
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As part of the Open Future festival Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, discusses how his economic protectionism could result in price rises for US consumers and why he thinks that’s ok. Also, are there any ultra populists in Europe too right-wing for his movement? His advice to Boris Johnson on Brexit — and his disagreements with Ivanka Trump. Anne McElvoy hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie, “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:33:51

Babbage: Up in smoke

9/19/2018
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Are e-cigarettes the answer to giving up tobacco smoking? And SpaceX revives its plans to send tourists around the moon. Also, we speak to Zia Chishti of Afiniti about the role of artificial intelligence in business. Kenneth Cukier hosts

Duration:00:17:05

The Secret History of the Future: Fork Fashions and Toilet Trends

9/19/2018
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It took a long time for the fork to go from weird curiosity to ubiquitous tool. How long will it take for current technologies—like the Japanese-style bidet toilet, or heads-up displays such as Google Glass—to go from oddities to everyday necessities? Guests include: Astro Teller, Google’s Captain of Moonshots; Margaret Visser, author of "The Rituals of Dinner".

Duration:00:32:45

Money talks: Tariffic!

9/18/2018
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More Trump tariffs, how is China likely to retaliate? Historian Lord Skidelsky challenges mainstream economic ideas. And the hopes and hurdles for South Korean businesses eyeing up opportunities in North Korea. Philip Coggan hosts

Duration:00:18:50

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from The Economist's Open Future season

9/17/2018
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A special episode marking the culmination of the Open Future initiative, launched this year to celebrate 175 years since The Economist's founding to remake the case for liberal ideals. Featuring contributions from James Comey, Angelina Jolie and Bjorn Ulvaeus from ABBA. Anne McElvoy hosts.

Duration:00:18:33

The week ahead: The Economist at 175

9/14/2018
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Following on from her essay on the future of liberalism in this week’s Economist, our Editor-in-Chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, along with deputy editor, Edward Carr, discuss The Economist 175 years after its founding. Also, how Zambia is heading towards a debt crisis. And introducing our new China column, Chaguan. Simon Long hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie "Cylinder One" (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:19:31

The Economist asks: Francis Fukuyama

9/13/2018
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The age of ideological struggle failed to end with the Cold War. Francis Fukuyama, who coined the phrase “the end of history”, talks to Anne McElvoy about the rise of identity politics, whether there is any force that can rival it, and which party is playing the identity game better in the American midterms. Music by Chris Zabriskie, “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:19:20

Babbage: Ma waves ali bye bye

9/12/2018
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How China will struggle to produce another Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, who steps down as chairman next year. And we discuss cyber-security with former United States Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff. Kenneth Cukier hosts

Duration:00:17:28

The Secret History of the Future: The Body Electric

9/12/2018
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We’ve used electricity to treat our brains for thousands of years, from placing electric fish on our heads to cure migraines to using electroconvulsive therapy to alleviate depression. But over time, our focus has shifted from restoring health to augmenting our abilities. Should we be wearing battery-powered caps to improve our concentration, or implanting electricity-emitting devices to expand our thinking capacity? Guests include: Brian Johnson, CEO of Kernel.

Duration:00:37:57

Money Talks: The Lehman Lessons

9/11/2018
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Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, we examine what progress has been made. Are we prepared for the next global financial crisis? Helen Joyce hosts

Duration:00:23:54

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

9/10/2018
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Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, has finance been fixed? Plus, the benefits of 3D-printing human organs in space, where not to build your capital city, and a taste of our new series in collaboration with Slate, “The Secret History of the Future”

Duration:00:14:11

The week ahead: Wargames

9/7/2018
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Why joint military exercises by Russia and China should worry the West. And the battle for Syria’s last rebel redoubt looms. Also, the aftermath of the fire that blazed through the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:18:33

The Economist asks: What are the forces reshaping today’s Europe?

9/6/2018
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Anne McElvoy talks to historian Ian Kershaw about the continent’s rollercoaster half-century. They discuss Europe's turbulent friendships with America and Russia and the accusations of anti-Semitism against Britain's Labour party. Also, the EU needs a reboot but is Angela Merkel the person to lead it?

Duration:00:22:58

Babbage: Content liability

9/5/2018
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Should tech companies be legally responsible for all their content? Also, major European research funders have announced ‘Plan S’ to make all scientific works free to read. And how optical fibre made in orbit could be better than the terrestrial sort. Kenneth Cukier hosts.

Duration:00:14:53

The Secret History of the Future: The Box That AI Lives In

9/5/2018
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In the 18th-century, a device called the Mechanical Turk convinced Europeans that a robot could play winning chess. But there was a trick. It’s a trick that companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook still pull on us today. Guests include: Jaron Lanier, futurist. Luis von Ahn, founder of CAPTCHA and Duolingo.

Duration:00:39:19

Money talks: Crumbling currencies

9/4/2018
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How are the governments in Argentina and Turkey responding to their financial and economic crises? Samir Desai, the CEO and cofounder of funding circle, explains why he’s going public. And what are the biggest threats to the global smartphone supply chain? Helen Joyce hosts

Duration:00:18:35

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

9/3/2018
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The global influence of Silicon Valley may have reached its peak – does this mean a new age of opportunity for the rest of the world? Also, Republicans and Democrats remember Senator John McCain. And what to do about the scourge of honey fraud. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:12:34

The week ahead: Myanmar’s atrocities

8/31/2018
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The UN accuses the Burmese army of genocide, what next for Myanmar? And the rising tensions between Italy and the EU. Also, the curious case of honey fraud in the United States. Christopher Lockwood hosts.

Duration:00:18:33

The Economist asks: John McCain’s last word

8/30/2018
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Has the late Senator’s final address damaged Donald Trump? What will John McCain’s legacy be? Anne McElvoy, our senior editor, recalls our interview with the political nonconformist and war hero - and talks to Senator John Barrasso about their last visit to Vietnam, Rick Wilson, Republican strategist, and Madeleine Albright, Democrat and former Secretary of State. Audio excerpt courtesy of Simon & Schuster. Audio from “Every Day is Extra” by John Kerry. Copyright © 2018 by John Kerry. Aired...

Duration:00:19:39

Babbage: Peaks and Valleys

8/29/2018
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Has Silicon Valley’s influence as a technology hub peaked? Also, how artificial intelligence is gaining a sense of curiosity. And how a shampoo bottle is saving lives in Bangladesh. Kenneth Cukier hosts.

Duration:00:17:28