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Every weekday our global network of correspondents makes sense of the stories beneath the headlines. We bring you surprising trends and tales from around the world, current affairs, business and finance — as well as science and technology.
 

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Every weekday our global network of correspondents makes sense of the stories beneath the headlines. We bring you surprising trends and tales from around the world, current affairs, business and finance — as well as science and technology.
 

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    The Intelligence: Rishi Sunak’s report card

    The Intelligence: Rishi Sunak’s report card

    Ahead of a general election in July, we reflect on 14 years of Conservative rule. It’s not a great record, but will the prime minister be able to spin it on the campaign trail? Latin America is still being torn apart by some of the world’s worst gang violence. Why aren’t countermeasures working (10:26)? And how climate change is making our days ever so slightly longer (20:03).
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    • 27 min
    Trailer: The Modi Raj

    Trailer: The Modi Raj

    Narendra Modi may well be the most popular politician on the planet. India’s prime minister is eyeing a third term atop the world’s biggest democracy. 
    A tea-seller’s son, Mr Modi began life an outsider and the man behind the political phenomenon remains hard to fathom. India has become an economic powerhouse during his ten years in charge. But he’s also the frontman for a chauvinistic Hindu nationalist dogma. 
    Can Mr Modi continue to balance both parts of his agenda and finish the job of turning India into a superpower? The Economist’s Avantika Chilkoti finds out what makes him tick. 
    Launching June 2024.
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    • 4 min
    The Intelligence: Strikes on Rafah

    The Intelligence: Strikes on Rafah

    Horrific images of charred bodies being pulled from the rubble in Gaza drew outcry, and more countries are recognising the Palestinian state. Israel is becoming more isolated as a result, and Binyamin Netanyahu’s lack of a postwar plan is threatening his government. The growing electoral power of Mexico’s diaspora ahead of the country’s upcoming elections (11:45). And, come with us for a game of lawn bowls (19:38).
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    • 26 min
    AI and health part two: The medicine of the future

    AI and health part two: The medicine of the future

    A technological revolution is under way in the world of health care. In the second of two episodes on the potential of artificial intelligence to transform the field, we gaze into the future to ask: how will medical researchers and doctors use the latest AI models to understand and treat disease in completely new ways?

    Host: Alok Jha, The Economist’s science and technology editor. Contributors: Natasha Loder, The Economist's health editor; Frank Uhlmann of The Francis Crick Institute; Regina Barzilay of MIT; Parashkev Nachev of UCL; The Economist’s Trisha Parayil.

    Want to learn more about generative artificial intelligence? Listen to our series on the science that built the AI revolution.

    Transcripts of our podcasts are available via economist.com/podcasts.

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    The Modi Raj: Trailer

    The Modi Raj: Trailer

    Narendra Modi may well be the most popular politician on the planet. India’s prime minister is eyeing a third term atop the world’s biggest democracy. 
    A tea-seller’s son, Mr Modi began life an outsider and the man behind the political phenomenon remains hard to fathom. India has become an economic powerhouse during his ten years in charge. But he’s also the frontman for a chauvinistic Hindu nationalist dogma. 
    Can Mr Modi continue to balance both parts of his agenda and finish the job of turning India into a superpower? The Economist’s Avantika Chilkoti finds out what makes him tick. 
    Launching June 2024.
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    • 4 min
    The Intelligence: An interview with the director of the IAEA

    The Intelligence: An interview with the director of the IAEA

    The IAEA is charged with promoting the peaceful use of atomic energy. But with uncertainty in Iran and a delicate situation in Ukraine, can the organisation still keep risks under control? The world’s most important diamond company is in trouble. Could selling out save them (10:31)? And, a look at Russia’s low-tech tank defences (16:51)
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

smallword22 ,

Outstanding

Top quality journalism in bite sized chunks. Brilliant addition to what the Economist already offers. Love that it’s daily

ChrisC Inc ,

Decent enough

The show is ok but think I will have some time out. Some commentators can be pretty one-sided and sound gleeful when discussing issues in the UK.

Flanners65 ,

Will not be renewing subscription

Used to enjoy especially Babbage but to left wing for me now.

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