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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 Friday on Economist Radio.

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    • 4.4, 85 Ratings

One question posed to a high-profile newsmaker, followed up with lively debate. Anne McElvoy hosts The Economist's chat show. Published every Friday on Economist Radio.

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4.4 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

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Perfect podcast

Anne Mccelvoy is an incredible interviewer who can engage in interesting and productive conversations with people of all walks of life and political persuasions. No sensationalizing here, just thoughtful, insightful discussions.

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George Will: Misinformed or deliberately misleading?

Thanks to the host for trying to pin George Will down on LGBTQ+ rights as they relate to American conservatism.
Mr. Will insisted that Queer rights are a done deal. Though marriage equality is now law of the land, it‘s still possible to be denied employment and/or housing for one‘s sexual orientation in over half of the American states. The US House recently passed the Equality Act to rectify this, but the Senate Majority Leader will not even bring the bill up for debate in the Senate. Whether Leader McConnell is genuinely conservative at this point or is simply a lackey of current populism is debatable. But the fact remains that LGBTQ+ people in the US are not equal under the law, contrary to Mr. Will‘s inference.
If a podcast from a solid journalistic organization like The Economist is going to pursue an issue like this, it seems to me the host and/or editors have an obligation to hold the guest accountable for the accuracy of his/her answers even if that means fact-checking and editing out false statements before broadcast.

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