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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 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

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

12/18/2017
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How Doug Jones became Alabama's first Democratic senator in 25 years; Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former prime minister of Denmark, on the top three trouble spots facing the world in 2018; and... er... the importance of... um… hesitating... in good conversation

Duration:00:14:51

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

12/11/2017
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Melinda Gates on how contraception will change the developing world; Anne McElvoy tickles the ivories to learn the secrets of creativity; and why the best place to make a killing in cryptocurrencies is Siberia

Duration:00:10:39

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

12/4/2017
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Rebellion in the 21st century from Russia's Pussy Riot; the world champions of Scrabble in Nigeria; and the man who taught Britain to make—and eat—pasta. Lane Greene hosts.

Duration:00:14:36

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 25th 2017 edition

11/27/2017
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This week: something fishy in the Dutch herring industry; an eloquent defence of the humble pager; and just how rich do you have to be to get hitched?

Duration:00:11:52

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 18th 2017 edition

11/20/2017
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This week: the sudden end of an era in Zimbabwe, trouble in the American marijuana industry and the sound of silence in the frozen Baltic

Duration:00:13:29

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 11th 2017 edition

11/13/2017
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This week: our Washington correspondents go head-to-head to find out who knows more about the first year of the Trump presidency; how crapsules might just save your life; and the consolations of philosophy for the middle-aged

Duration:00:13:19

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 4th 2017 edition

11/6/2017
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This week: Richard Dawkins on the only source of absolute truth; the croissant crisis in France; and a tribute to Fats Domino, the real king of rock ’n’ roll

Duration:00:10:58

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the October 28th 2017 edition

10/30/2017
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This week: Armando Iannucci on the farce in the White House; the bad side of driving in Myanmar; and a cultural history of hauntings for Halloween

Duration:00:12:54

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the October 21st 2017 edition

10/23/2017
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Hilary Clinton ran a close race when it came to being America’s first woman president. But what does she think the Democrats need to do to win back the White House? Also, why artificial intelligence no longer needs its human helpers. And the man who zipped up Neil Armstrong. Lane Greene hosts.

Duration:00:17:09

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the October 14th 2017 edition

10/17/2017
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This week: why Latin America’s left needs a new hero, the author Salman Rushdie on identity politics and how your sense of smell could determine who you fall for

Duration:00:13:39

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the October 7th 2017 edition

10/10/2017
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This week: why the home towns of African leaders are raking in Chinese aid, Berlin defends its most radical theatre, and a requiem for the Playboy emperor

Duration:00:16:15

Tasting menu: Lexington special

10/2/2017
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After five years reporting on American politics, our departing Lexington columnist talks about political partisanship, how he prepares his articles and why some elections are like bad pizzas.

Duration:00:17:53

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