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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

The week ahead: Looming war in Congo

2/16/2018
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Robert Guest joins host Anne McElvoy to explain why war is once again threatening to ravage Congo. Also: young immigrants face uncertain futures in the USA and Al-Qaeda's foray into the world of women's magazines

Duration:00:19:00

The Economist asks: Another deadly school massacre. How should America's gun laws change?

2/15/2018
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Our foreign editor, Robert Guest who has reported on other mass shootings in the US, tells Anne McElvoy why Donald Trump should offer more than condolences.

Duration:00:09:12

The World in 2018: Technology and us

2/14/2018
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In the final episode in our six-part series, we look at the scientific and technological advances that will shape the coming year - from algorithms that can make judgments about us online, to robots that are more effective than humans in the work place. Cathy O'Neil, author of "Weapons of Math Destruction" and Shane Wall, the Chief Technology Officer of HP join our hosts.

Duration:00:25:22

Money talks: Lessons from Norway

2/13/2018
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10 years on, what can we learn from the Norwegian quota for female corporate directors? Also: A tale of two chip-makers and a mammoth hostile takeover bid — Qualcomm and Broadcom. And, what is threatening old-fashioned customer service in Japan? Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:14:14

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:00:18:11

The week ahead: The charade of North Korean diplomacy

2/9/2018
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The start of the Winter Olympics has seen a temporary thaw in relations on the Korean peninsula. But why is there no warming of relations with the US? Also, what’s ailing Latin American democracy. And understanding the twists and turns of Brexit. Christopher Lockwood hosts.

Duration:00:26:10

The Economist asks: Can the Olympics bring about a truce in Korea?

2/8/2018
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George Papandreou, the former Greek Prime Minister, talks to Anne McElvoy, our senior, about whether the spirit of the Olympics can thaw tensions in the Korean peninsula. Also why he implemented a tax on swimming pools and his personal assessment of Angela Merkel

Duration:00:22:58

Babbage: Cars to Mars?

2/7/2018
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Oliver Morton, our briefings editor, wonders what’s next after Elon Musk’s latest mission to Mars. We ask whether homemade drones can fight conventional armed forces - and could there be lithium under Cornwall? Tim Cross hosts.

Duration:00:16:49

Money talks: Crash course

2/6/2018
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Is the plunge in global asset prices a meaningless blip or something more serious? Also, why the UK should care about the trade deals it’s about to lose. And how non-alcoholic drinks are the biggest opportunity in the market. Hosted by Simon Long.

Duration:00:14:51

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

The World in 2018: Backlash

2/2/2018
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Is 2018 the year the populist surge grinds to a halt? John Peet discusses the prospect of a softening Brexit; Hong Kong's Chief Executive discusses Chinese influence; racial issues in America go under the microscope. And: why has the circus lasted for 250 years? Also, a poem to cheer us through 2018. Anne McElvoy and Daniel Franklin host

Duration:00:23:53

The Economist asks: What is the greatest threat to democracy?

2/1/2018
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Anne McElvoy, our senior editor, EXPLORES how democracies die with Professor Steven Levitsky, a political scientist. Also: is there a tension between diversity and democracy? And why Harvard University should invite Sarah Palin to speak.

Duration:00:24:55

Babbage: Tech giants go to medical school

1/31/2018
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The world’s biggest technology firms are poised to transform health care. Will it empower patients and lead to a better diagnosis? Also, ways to prevent passengers in driverless cars from feeling queasy. And how genes play a role in the likelihood of divorce. Kenneth Cukier hosts.

Duration:00:18:26

Money talks: Car talks

1/30/2018
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Soumaya Keynes, our economics correspondent, asks why cars are the sticking point in the NAFTA negotiations. Also Simon Long, our finance editor, interviews Lord Jim O’Neill, former Goldman Sachs economist and BRICS man. Is he a China bull and does he think Goldmans will catch up with Morgan Stanley?

Duration:00:18:45

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

The week ahead: The Donald in Davos

1/26/2018
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President Donald Trump spoke to the business elite at this week’s World Economic Forum. How did he go down with the Davos tribe?? Also, could Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria have global consequences? And why climate change might spell the end for winter sports. Chris Lockwood hosts.

Duration:00:22:37

The Economist asks: Will Trump trump Davos?

1/25/2018
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Anne McElvoy asks Zanny Minton-Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief, Patrick Foulis, US Business Editor, is President Trump in Davos to brag or show he's serious? Also, late night dancing and the 'global elite' slipping in snow.

Duration:00:23:46

Babbage: Out-of-body organ

1/24/2018
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A medical breakthrough means a human liver can now be kept alive outside the body. Will this result in more transplants? Also, a new idea for deadening an aircraft’s sonic boom. And the universal signals in music that cross cultural boundaries. Hal Hodson hosts

Duration:00:19:46

Money talks: A seismic shift on Wall Street

1/23/2018
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Morgan Stanley v Goldman Sachs: is dullness the key to success for America's investment banks? Also, is mandatory arbitration the best way to deal with problem bosses? And, why medicinal cannabis in Germany is in short supply. Simon Long hosts.

Duration:00:15:33

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