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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


Episodes

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

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the August 25th 2018 edition

8/27/2018
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Americans will soon have to face a simple question: is Donald Trump above the law? Plus, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, Christopher Wylie, on how big data is changing the political game. And a tribute to the queen of soul. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:14:11

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:00:13:06

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

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:00:12:04

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

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the July 21st 2018 edition

7/23/2018
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The WTO and the global system it oversees are both under threat. Can they be saved? The Cook Islands could soon achieve rich-country status, but becoming the world’s newest developed country may not be all good news. A metal used to harden steel could help prevent global warming. And how to find the many fossils buried within language. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:13:06

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the July 14th 2018 edition

7/16/2018
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Can Theresa May deliver a soft Brexit? Her new plan is the most realistic one yet, but it has unleashed fresh political chaos. Plus, the latest currency insights from the Big Mac index and a trip through the mean streets of Old Shanghai. Anne McElvoy hosts Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:14:13

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the July 7th 2018 edition

7/9/2018
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A transatlantic rift is growing – why is NATO worth saving? Plus Jaron Lanier, a pioneer of VR, on why people should delete their social media accounts and get back to reality. And how the longest heatwave for nearly half a century is disrupting both Britain’s courts and its pubs. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:13:06

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the June 30th 2018 edition

7/2/2018
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Netflix is the tech giant everyone is watching. It has so far managed to avoid the techlash, but will it be happily ever after? Plus Madeleine Albright, America’s first woman secretary of state, on her country’s relationship with Russia; Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, on the failures of the internet; and the urban gardens blossoming in the big smoke. Richard Cockett hosts

Duration:00:12:39

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the June 23rd 2018 edition

6/25/2018
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Women at the wheel in Saudi Arabia are the most visible symbol of a social revolution led by Muhammad bin Salman. The crown prince has a chance to transform the Arab world for the better, but failure could bring more chaos. Also, why America’s small-town newspapers are down but certainly not out. And the fight for free speech, from campuses to stand-up comedy. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:12:28

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the June 16th 2018 edition

6/18/2018
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Around the world, from Turkey to Venezuela, democracy is in trouble – the least-bad system of government ever devised needs defenders. Also, why nearly half of businesses in Sicily still pay protection money to the Mafia. And a dispatch from the land of the midnight sun. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:13:51

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the June 9th 2018 edition

6/11/2018
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Although Donald Trump may strike a deal with North Korea after this week’s historic summit, in the long run his destructive approach to foreign policy will damage America and the world. Plus, the remote villages in rural China receiving express delivery by drone. And is the beautiful game a religion, a science or a fine art? Richard Cockett hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:13:48