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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 May 19th 2018 edition

5/21/2018
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After last week's bloodshed in Gaza, how Israelis and Palestinians can find a better way. Also, the unexpected environmental consequences of peace in Colombia, and the human fascination with the sound of silence. Rob Gifford hosts

Duration:00:12:00

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the May 12th 2018 edition

5/14/2018
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Masayoshi Son is betting $100bn on the world's most exciting technology startups. Win or lose, his Vision Fund is shaking up the tech industry and those that invest in it. Plus, the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright David Mamet on his new comedy inspired by Harvey Weinstein. And are smartphones the key to escaping poverty?

Duration:00:11:28

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the May 5th 2018 edition

5/7/2018
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Despite euphoria about the Korean summit, global arms control is unravelling. Historian John Lewis Gaddis assesses whether there might be order in Donald Trump's chaos. And a glimpse of the first neighbourhood built "from the internet up". Rob Gifford hosts

Duration:00:13:11

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the April 28th 2018 edition

4/30/2018
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A basic level of universal healthcare is sensible, affordable and practical – including in poor countries. Also, Imran Khan, star cricketer turned politician, on the role of the army in Pakistan, free media and the full-face veil. And the Chinese Buddhist shrines that are floating on the stockmarket. Sarah Maslin hosts

Duration:00:12:59

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

4/23/2018
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The Republican party is organised around one man. Our cover story explains why Donald Trump’s takeover of the GOP is dangerous. Plus, the psychologist Steven Pinker launches our Open Future season with his case for radical optimism. And the cities where licence plates are more expensive than cars. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:14:23

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

4/16/2018
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Germany is becoming more diverse, open, informal and hip. With the right leadership, it could be a model for the West. Also, disrupting the business of death. And the son of a Swiss peasant who revolutionised London’s high society. Rob Gifford hosts

Duration:00:13:55

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

4/9/2018
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Murder is set to soar in some cities of the developing world. How to curb the killing? Latin America, which has 8% of the world’s population but 38% of its murders, holds the answers. Also, the abiding power of the words of Martin Luther King, and could Britain’s queen be related to the Prophet Muhammad? Lane Greene hosts

Duration:00:15:26

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

3/26/2018
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Facebook is facing the biggest crisis in its history – it needs not just to repent but to reform. The Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky on pushing his audiences and his actors to their limits. Plus, the astronomer’s guide to the perfect haiku. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:14:18

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

3/19/2018
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The battle for digital supremacy between America and China. Plus, the legacy of Stephen Hawking. And can Jesus save El Salvador's gangs? Lane Greene hosts

Duration:00:15:17

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

3/12/2018
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President Trump's protectionism is the greatest threat to the global trading system since its inception after the second world war. Plus, Tina Tchen, one of the lead lawyers on the #Time’sUp campaign, on how to bring down sexual harassment. And a tribute to Bollywood's most adored screen siren. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:15:46

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

3/5/2018
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This week: Japan’s ageing drivers refuse to give up their wheels, how your sense of smell affects politics, and the bell tolls—for whom

Duration:00:13:36

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

2/26/2018
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Russian meddling is exposing weaknesses in Western democracy – the West needs to do something about it. Also: the new gold rush to the stars, and why South Korea’s fortune-telling industry foresees a rosy future. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:15:42

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

2/19/2018
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How can the world prevent Africa’s worst war from reigniting? Also, the inbuilt prejudice of the algorithms that can dictate whether you get a credit card or a place at university. And why the myth of “Frankenstein” is still electrifying after 200 years. Sarah Maslin hosts

Duration:00:18:33

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

2/12/2018
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As volatility returns to the markets, America is taking an extraordinary economic gamble. Also, could the Olympics help promote peace between North and South Korea? And the man to blame for the world’s flat-pack furniture woes. Anne McElvoy hosts.

Duration:00:16:57

Tasting Menu: Audio highlights from the February 3rd 2018 edition

2/5/2018
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The Economist Intelligence Unit has published its annual Democracy Index. How is America faring under President Trump? Also, what to do if you feel queasy in a driverless car. And the last blast of the trumpet for Hugh Masekela. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:19:13

Tasting Menu: Audio highlights from the January 27th 2018 edition

1/29/2018
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How to prevent the next great war, Donald Trump tries to trump Davos, a chilly forecast for winter sports - and a tribute to France’s greatest chef. Lane Greene hosts

Duration:00:18:35

Tasting Menu: Audio highlights from the January 20th 2018 edition

1/22/2018
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How to tame the giants of the tech industry, why Ferraris are getting fatter in 2018, and a global celebration of the greatest American musician of the 20th century. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:17:14

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

1/15/2018
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On the menu this week: all work and no play for modern teens; a weed census in Canada; and why Indian tea is in a slump. Lane Greene hosts

Duration:00:15:01

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

1/8/2018
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An economist’s guide to dieting; bullets, white-knuckle landings and a chocolate fountain in our run-down of the world’s worst airports; and we ask Ana Brnabic, prime minister of Serbia, whether she will ask Vladimir Putin a personal question. Anne McElvoy hosts

Duration:00:15:32

Tasting Menu: The remarkable changelessness of Icelandic

12/25/2017
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A special festive edition of Tasting menu. Our language columnist Lane Greene speaks to Dr Ruth Sanders, Professor Emerita at Miami University of Ohio, about how isolation and determination have kept the Icelandic language so stable for centuries.

Duration:00:20:04

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