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A selection of the tastiest morsels from The Economist's print edition - offering a pithy selection of our articles, audio and readers' feedback. Published every Monday on Economist Radio.

A selection of the tastiest morsels from The Economist's print edition - offering a pithy selection of our articles, audio and readers' feedback. Published every Monday on Economist Radio.
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A selection of the tastiest morsels from The Economist's print edition - offering a pithy selection of our articles, audio and readers' feedback. Published every Monday on Economist Radio.

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English


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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 12th 2019 edition

1/14/2019
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Could China become a scientific superpower? Plus, the perils of competitive parenting and a movement for gender equality in European street names. Josie Delap hosts

Duration:00:12:21

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 5th 2019 edition

1/7/2019
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As Donald Trump enters the second half of his first term, his luck may be about to change. Plus, the young economists to watch this decade. And should companies monitor their employees’ health? Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:13:38

Tasting menu: A walk through Queens

12/31/2018
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In a taste of our Christmas double issue, Jon Fasman takes a walk across Queens, New York City, and through America’s past, present and future. He hears from recent and long-standing Queens residents about why they made their lives there. Congresswoman Grace Meng explains the racial tensions bubbling under the surface and the importance of homemade dumplings. And down in Jamaica Bay, a more ancient migration is taking flight.

Duration:00:17:01

Tasting menu: The cover story

12/24/2018
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The Economist’s editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, and deputy editor, Edward Carr, discuss the cover stories of 2018. From Donald Trump swinging on a wrecking ball, to likening Brexit to toilet roll (softer is better), how does a picture sell a thousand words? Anne McElvoy hosts.

Duration:00:17:26

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the December 15th 2018 edition

12/17/2018
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In this week’s issue, family offices are a new force in global finance – but their billionaire owners will soon face uncomfortable questions. Also, how obsolete technologies could protect against new threats and the art of the perfect copy. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:12:34

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

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:00:12:31

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:00:11:12

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 17th 2018 edition

11/19/2018
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In this week’s issue, why modern capitalism needs a competition revolution. Also, how Brexit might change the face of British football and the perils of finding online fame in China. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:13:35

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 10th 2018 edition

11/12/2018
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After America's mid-term elections, how do the Democrats need to change their game to succeed in 2020? Also, a tour of the entrepreneurial city that brought blue jeans to the Soviet Union, and five minutes that changed an astronaut’s life. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:13:26

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 3rd 2018 edition

11/5/2018
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In this week’s issue, could America’s mid-term elections stop the toxic polarisation of federal politics? Plus, how artificial intelligence could transform life for urban commuters. And a glimpse of the treasures to be found in translation. Anne McElvoy hosts Music: “Sad Marimba Planet” by Lee Rosevere (CCx4.0)

Duration:00:12:50

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

10/29/2018
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Australia’s economy has been growing for a record 27 years without a recession—could the rest of the world benefit from playing by Aussie rules? Also, how China’s tech giants are revolutionising pig farming. And the ethical dilemmas of programming autonomous cars. Christopher Lockwood hosts. Music: "Super Hero" by TeknoAXE, "Candlepower" by Chris Zabriskie (CCx4.0)

Duration:00:12:29

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the October 20th 2018 edition

10/22/2018
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The era of engagement is over. America now sees China as an increasingly dangerous rival. Plus, how Bollywood is boosting domestic tourism in India. And a portrait created by AI goes under the hammer, but is it art or artifice? Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:12:29

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the October 13th 2018 edition

10/15/2018
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Many economies are not ready to deal with even a mild recession—they need to start preparing now. Also, winemakers square up to the weed entrepreneurs of California. And why London is the money-laundering capital of the world. Josie Delap hosts

Duration:00:11:13

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the October 6th 2018 edition

10/8/2018
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Chinese investment in Europe is soaring, with benefits for both parties, but Europeans are beginning to worry. The design decisions in our favourite technologies that bring out the worst versions of ourselves. And why potatoes are no longer cheap as chips. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:12:02

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the September 29th 2018 edition

10/1/2018
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As America fights over the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, does the #MeToo movement risk becoming just another battlefield in the culture wars? Why aping the lives of top executives is not the secret to professional success. And the final chapter for China’s most beloved storyteller. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:13:06

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the September 22nd 2018 edition

9/24/2018
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Why Europe should embrace ties with Africa, the wildlife photographer who built an assault course for badgers, and an impressive display of bonhomie on the Korean peninsula. Lane Greene hosts.

Duration:00:13:06

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:00:17:24

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:00:13:34

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