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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the September 16th 2017 edition

9/18/2017
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This week: Japan adopts Western-style entertaining, Parisian drivers are under siege and how Germany’s election differs from that of America

Duration: 00:09:38


The week ahead: Wir schaffen das

9/15/2017
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Angela Merkel will likely cruise to victory in next week's elections in Germany. But the far right AfD could become the third largest party in the Bundestag. What's behind their rise? Also, the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in some Caribbean islands exceeds their GDP. How will they recover and prepare for the next storm? And Congo's art scene takes off.

Duration: 00:17:03


The Economist asks: Vince Cable - is there an exit from Brexit?

9/14/2017
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Liberal Democrat leader tells Anne McElvoy that Angela Merkel misjudged her response to David Cameron’s EU reform negotiations and explores whether a new third party is viable in British politics.

Duration: 00:20:22


Babbage: Curing cancer

9/13/2017
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Miracles in a test tube won't cure cancer; using and adapting the technology we've already got will. Plus how WiFi's little brother LoRa will enable our smart cities to flourish. And why Saturn's space probe Cassini is diving to its death on Friday.

Duration: 00:17:11


Money talks: Donald Trump’s moment to shape the Fed

9/12/2017
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Henry Curr, our US economics editor, discusses how President Trump will fill the four vacant seats on the board of the American Federal Reserve. Also, a big data breach at the credit-scoring company, Equifax, puts millions at risk. And the contradiction at the heart of China’s internet giants. Simon Long hosts.

Duration: 00:15:18


Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the September 9th 2017 edition

9/11/2017
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This week: the pitfalls of obscure journalese, Alaska’s rubbish problem and how British spy novels reveal some core truths about the country.

Duration: 00:11:19


The week ahead: Germany’s grand coalition or a clash of ideas?

9/8/2017
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German chancellor, Angela Merkel, is heading into the final two weeks of her election campaign following a lacklustre televised debate. Is it likely her CDU party will coast to victory? Also, why Aung San Suu Kyi appears to be ignoring the slaughter of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority. And why Britain is the isle of spies. Helen Joyce hosts.

Duration: 00:16:18


The Economist asks: Dr Jane Goodall

9/8/2017
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Humans and apes share the same ancestors and more than 90% of our genes. What separates us from apes? And why do we stand free, whilst chimpanzees are caged and gorillas are hunted? Host Jason Palmer asks the world's leading primatologist Dr Jane Goodall, who's discoveries forced us to redefine what is it to be human.

Duration: 00:20:18


Babbage: I can see you

9/6/2017
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Facial recognition software can identify you in a crowd. But it will soon be able to judge your mood, your age and ethnicity. We discuss the merits and pitfalls of this fast-advancing technology. Plus, could fish food be the source of antibiotic resistance? And host Jason Palmer gets stuck in a virtual swamp.

Duration: 00:15:08


Money talks: Markets unrattled by North Korea

9/5/2017
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Philip Coggan explains why markets appear so calm in the face of North Korea’s nuclear threat. Also, are China’s capacity cuts for real? And how technology is making banking more inclusive. Simon Long hosts.

Duration: 00:15:09


Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the September 2nd 2017 edition

9/5/2017
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This week: a bad joke becomes a bad President, how quantum entanglement could help keep conversations secret and the Great British Bake Off goes global.

Duration: 00:20:48


The week ahead: An unwelcome visitor from Pyongyang

9/1/2017
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This past Tuesday, an inter-ballistic missile encroached into Japanese airspace. What does a belligerent North Korea mean for a pacifist Japan? Also, how will the UK’s Premier League cope with Brexit? And the resurgent party that’s reshaping the German election. Josie Delap hosts.

Duration: 00:18:37


The Economist asks: Bjorn Lomborg

8/31/2017
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Poverty, health, education or climate change: where should governments spend their money? Bjorn Lomborg, author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist" and president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre debates with Anne McElvoy and Jan Piotrowski, our environment correspondent.

Duration: 00:20:15


Babbage: Weird weather

8/30/2017
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As heatwaves sear across Europe and hurricanes wreak havoc in Houston, we ask why extreme weather events are becoming more common. Plus why the anti-inflammatory injection canakinumab will not be the next miracle drug and why Norway might leave $65 billion of oil in the earth. Kenneth Cukier hosts.

Duration: 00:15:03


Money talks: Will Uber’s new CEO restore the company’s image and culture?

8/29/2017
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Uber has finally chosen its new CEO: Dara Khosrowshahi, the boss of Expedia. Will he be able to drive the company away from its recent crises? Also, a glimpse into the once secretive world of Cargill, an American agribusiness giant. And do people migrate when taxes rise? Simon Long hosts.

Duration: 00:17:10


Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the August 26th 2017 edition

8/28/2017
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This week: religious music is purged in China, knocking down linguistic roadblocks in Peru and the diamonds raining down on Uranus

Duration: 00:13:57


The week ahead: Summer special

8/25/2017
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Josie Delap selects her top moments of the year so far, including a Trump-stumping quiz, Vladimir Putin singing 'Blueberry Hill' and how the price of tuna relates to the Japanese economy

Duration: 00:18:32


The Economist asks: What were this year's best interviews?

8/24/2017
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As a summer highlights special, Kenneth Cukier reflects on the most memorable Economist asks this year. We listen to Bill Gates discuss vaccine policy and actor Haydn Gwynne satirise Margret Thatcher. Also, why one guest's dead silence on the topic of Chinese surveillance and artificial intelligence caused a stir

Duration: 00:26:40


Babbage: Memorable moments in technology and science this year

8/23/2017
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In this special summer episode, we look back at this year's coverage. What are the ethics of human cloning? Is it possible to fuse a computer into the human brain? And could mysterious signals picked up by an observatory really be from space aliens?

Duration: 00:17:54


Money talks: Summer special

8/22/2017
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In this episode, we do summer stock-taking and highlight some popular items of the year so far. From amazing Amazon - and how it became one of the world's most valuable companies - to the burgeoning business of illegal sand mining.

Duration: 00:18:25

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