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    Babbage: The other environmental emergency

    Babbage: The other environmental emergency

    The loss of biodiversity poses as great a risk to humanity as climate change. Catherine Brahic, The Economist’s environment editor, investigates whether technology can help to monitor, model and protect Earth’s ecosystems. Also, do conservation scientists need to employ a new approach to work better with technologists?


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    Drop it when it’s hot: the Fed’s consequential hint

    Drop it when it’s hot: the Fed’s consequential hint

    The merest mention of future interest-rate rises from America’s central bank sent markets into a tizzy. We consider the merits and the effects of signalling early and often. Europe’s drug use dipped when the pandemic began, but soon rebounded; we examine the rising potency of the continent’s drugs and drug syndicates. And data reveal what makes work-from-home productivity so low.
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    The Jab: How will vaccine technology improve?

    The Jab: How will vaccine technology improve?

    The first covid-19 vaccines came from rapid innovation. They have already saved millions of lives. What new technologies are in the pipeline?
     
    Robin Shattock’s team at Imperial College London is developing a self-amplifying RNA vaccine.
     
    Moz Siddiqui of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, describes a drone system delivering shots to remote areas.
     
    And Pamela Bjorkman of the California Institute of Technology explains her research into a universal coronavirus vaccine that could protect against future pandemics.


    Alok Jha and Natasha Loder are joined by Oliver Morton, The Economist’s briefings editor.


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    Gamechangers: The battery that powers the world

    Gamechangers: The battery that powers the world

    What does it take for an idea to change the world? This new monthly series examines how innovation really works. The lithium-ion battery is the most important factor in the recent rise of the electric car and also powers everything from toothbrushes to smartphones to lawnmowers. We talk to the Nobel prize-winning scientists, the co-founder of Tesla and the pioneers behind this game-changing technology. What does their story tell us about the nature of innovation? Tom Standage hosts.
     
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    A vote with no confidence: Ethiopia’s untimely election

    A vote with no confidence: Ethiopia’s untimely election

    The northern region of Tigray, consumed by war and facing famine, will not vote today. It is all a far cry from what Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed once promised. Italy has piles of cash and a new ministry to guide it through a green revolution; we examine its plans and its challenges. And a rare conservation success off Australia’s coast.
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    Editor’s Picks: June 21st 2021

    Editor’s Picks: June 21st 2021

    A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: how to stop the ransomware pandemic, America and Russia return to traditional great-power diplomacy (10:15) and picking the best days to work from home (19:20).
     
     
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110 Ratings

110 Ratings

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Brilliant but could do with some new voices

I really love listening to this podcast and learn so much from it. However(I can't work our how to review one particular episode) the the interview with Vogues' Anna Wintour really annoyed and disappointed me. Anne McElvoy had the rare opportunity with a living legend and her journalism was very "Daily Mail". Her use of the words vulgar and describing larger models as fat made my skin crawl. Her questions often seemed out of touch and provocative for the sake of it. Her very posh accent is pretty hard to understand at the best of times but she really amped up the snob in this episode. It would be really refreshing to have a more culturally aware individual handle these type of interviews. Love the show and hope they continue delivering truthful and insightful news FOR ALL.

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Amazing quality, surprised it’s free!

This is top notch journalism, non-partisan POV. Always down to earth and accessible. Great interviews, interesting off-the beaten path articles from time to time. Must-listen!

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Is it really the interviewer’s problem?

Anna Wintour has trash personality lul

Just cuz she love Obama n hates trump doesn’t make her personality any btr...

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