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One question posed to a high-profile newsmaker, followed up with lively debate. Anne McElvoy hosts The Economist's chat show. Published every Thursday by Economist Podcasts.
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One question posed to a high-profile newsmaker, followed up with lively debate. Anne McElvoy hosts The Economist's chat show. Published every Thursday by Economist Podcasts.
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    The Economist Asks: Why is progress on gender equality slowing?

    The Economist Asks: Why is progress on gender equality slowing?

    The covid-19 pandemic played havoc with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Progress to achieve gender equality by 2030 has not only stalled, it’s reversed. Host Anne McElvoy asks Melinda French Gates, a philanthropist, if the target still makes sense. The co-chair of the Gates Foundation also discusses the overturning of Roe v Wade in America. 
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    • 21 min
    The Economist Asks: Could Vladimir Putin lose the war in Ukraine?

    The Economist Asks: Could Vladimir Putin lose the war in Ukraine?

    Ukraine has made a remarkable turnaround. In a few days, its army liberated 6,000 square kilometres of territory–more than Russia had seized in the previous five months. Host Anne McElvoy asks Wesley Clark, a retired four-star US general, if Ukraine’s surprise counter-offensive marks a new phase in the war and what to expect if Russia retaliates. And Alexander Gabuev, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, analyses whether the cracks in Vladimir Putin’s aura of invincibility will damage his standing at home. 
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    • 37 min
    The Economist Asks: Can Britain’s new prime minister solve an economic crisis?

    The Economist Asks: Can Britain’s new prime minister solve an economic crisis?

    The new leader of the Conservative Party, Liz Truss, faces an enormous task. Britain is contending with soaring energy bills, double-digit inflation and the unresolved backwash of Brexit. Host Anne McElvoy asks Lord Razzall and former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith about her path to power. And, The Economist’s Soumaya Keynes and Matthew Holehouse analyse her chances of success.
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    • 36 min
    The Economist Asks: How can mental health-care crises be solved?

    The Economist Asks: How can mental health-care crises be solved?

    During the 13 years Thomas Insel led America’s National Institute of Mental Health, medicines and treatments for those with serious mental health disorders improved, but outcomes did not. Host Anne McElvoy asks him what has gone wrong–and how it might be fixed. The psychiatrist and author of “Healing” also discusses how technology might help.
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    • 28 min
    The Economist Asks: Can Russian history explain the Ukraine crisis?

    The Economist Asks: Can Russian history explain the Ukraine crisis?

    Six months into Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine, host Jon Fasman asks historian Orlando Figes how Russian history can help make sense of the conflict. The bestselling author explains how past myths and ideologies continue to shape Russia’s attitude to its neighbours and the West–and what could happen when the Putin era is over.
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    • 32 min
    The Economist Asks: What can America expect from the Supreme Court’s next term?

    The Economist Asks: What can America expect from the Supreme Court’s next term?

    The Supreme Court is changing America. In its last term, it eliminated the constitutional right to abortion, loosened gun laws and eroded the separation of church and state. Host Jon Fasman asks Eric Segall, professor of law at Georgia State University, what will happen in the upcoming term and whether the court could be reformed. They also discuss the role of “originalism”, the judicial philosophy that interprets the constitution precisely as it was written by its authors. 
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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
349 Ratings

349 Ratings

Geoplanter ,

War in Ukraine - what happens next?

Hey Zanny,

A large part of your discussion pivoted around what Biden should do and the fear of a return of Trump.

So…what about Boris Johnson? His clownish behavior and unserious working style does not exactly give one great confidence in the UK’s. Remember how Thatcher had to “stiffen the spine” of George HW Bush before the first Gulf war? What would Johnson do??

moving on-missu ,

Just turned mean

Anne McElvoy is an interesting interviewer, Jon Fasman is just a political talking head. Anne asks questions, sometimes too harshly, probing the topic. Jon just leads a dim one sided stream of words boarding on a rant. Keep Anne, dump Jon.

Edmister76123 ,

Bias and Smug

Terrible show. The host Ann McElvoy is so Smug and have very biased view on issues. Contributing correspondents are not better either. Truly a terrible show. I expect better from the Economist. In contrast. Check and Balance is much much better.

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