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Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
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    Bold eagle: America's industrial evolution

    Bold eagle: America's industrial evolution

    As part of The Economist’s new series on the remaking of the country's economy, our correspondent looks at the Biden administration’s audacious industrial plans. Russia’s media outlets have been relentlessly squeezed, so many have set up newsrooms in exile; we examine the rise of “offshore journalism”. And reflecting on the life of Gina Lollobrigida, a remarkable, irrepressible, impenitent Italian actress.
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    • 27 min
    Poll fishing: Peru’s persistent protests

    Poll fishing: Peru’s persistent protests

    The country remains riven by unrest since the “self-coup” and subsequent arrest of its president in December; only an early election might bring a return to calm. Our correspondent goes shopping to discover the spending habits of Generation Z and millennials. And examining the work of Tom Lehrer, a mathematician who was an unlikely midwife at the birth of modern satire.
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    • 27 min
    Troubled shares, troubles shared: Adani and India Inc

    Troubled shares, troubles shared: Adani and India Inc

    The Adani Group, one of India’s biggest conglomerates, has come under fire from a tiny American research firm. A successful secondary share sale amid a rout in the markets leaves many questions—and proves revealing about India Inc. Our correspondent explains why Mexico is so well-placed to navigate the electric-vehicle transition. And the unlikely rise of MAGA rap artists.
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    • 24 min
    Not shy about retiring: strikes in France

    Not shy about retiring: strikes in France

    Fixing the complex, creaking pension system remains central to President Emmanuel Macron’s agenda of reforms. But leaving it alone is central to French identity—so workers are striking, again, in huge numbers. Our correspondent lays out why 2023’s first earnings season is so gloomy. And America is providing more legal protections for polyamorous “throuples”.
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    • 20 min
    Didn’t protect or serve: Tyre Nichols’s killing

    Didn’t protect or serve: Tyre Nichols’s killing

    The response to the death of the 29-year-old has differed from that of previous cases of police killings; we ask what the tragedy indicates about how America deals with police violence. Our correspondent says a lawmaker’s murder in Afghanistan highlights the misery of women under the Taliban. And why a decades-old model of animal and human learning is under fire. 
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    • 27 min
    Tunnel, no lights: South Africa’s crumbling infrastructure

    Tunnel, no lights: South Africa’s crumbling infrastructure

    South Africa’s infrastructure—its ports, railways and power grid—are struggling and poorly managed. Ordinary South Africans are increasingly fed up. We profile Russia’s new military commander in Ukraine. And our obituaries editor remembers one of Britain’s finest rural writers.
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

JONNYOZMAN ,

Top 3 go-to podcasts on my long, long list

The Intelligence is my favorite, but all shows I’ve heard are excellent!!

Smart, fun, surprising and one of the best podcasts on my list. A top “go to” I look forward to hearing every day. You don’t need to be interested in business to enjoy this well produced and thoughtful investment in your time. Top-notch reporting, straightforward and mostly down the middle/balanced. Except that it will approach most of its journalism with a finance bent. This often keeps it honest, maybe more conservative (from investment POV), but also throws in fascinating stories drowned out in other outlets.

Takoateli ,

News mixed with pablum

Sometimes there are good news stories, but unfortunately it's mixed in with leftist pablum so you have to be careful what you listen to.

Blue Chicago ,

Timely, succinct and challenging

As usual, The Economist correspondents do a wonderful job of explaining current issues in a form long enough to address the main points while remaining succinct.

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