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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: Ready, Aid, Fire

    The Intelligence: Ready, Aid, Fire

    At a time when Russia has been making significant gains, an allocated $61bn of aid for Ukraine will be felt on the battlefield almost instantly. Will it help turn the course of the war? In a world of endless supply chain disruptions, how can businesses shore up against the costs (11:26)? And the appeal of two-month-old stew (18:37).
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    • 24 min
    The Weekend Intelligence: Kennedy for president?

    The Weekend Intelligence: Kennedy for president?

    Robert F. Kennedy junior is channelling his most famous uncle in his bid to become America’s next president. Mr Kennedy is an outsider, a political dynast, a government and vaccine sceptic, a lifelong falconer and more. But is he a potential president? The Economist's Andrew Miller sat down with the man with the famous name to find out.

    The Intelligence: Iran and Israel’s new era?

    The Intelligence: Iran and Israel’s new era?

    A missile has reportedly struck a site in the Islamic Republic. If this is retaliation for Iran’s most recent attacks, then it is a muted response. But is there still a risk of escalation? As India’s election kicks off, a look into why the opposition is likely to have a poor showing (09:07). And, a tribute to the first foreign-born grand champion of sumo (19:15).
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    • 27 min
    Checks and Balance: Stormy weather

    Checks and Balance: Stormy weather

    A jury has been selected in Donald Trump's criminal trial in Manhattan. The case has been criticised as flawed and partisan, but of the four indictments against Mr Trump, it may be the only one to produce a verdict before the election. Now the trial is underway, what should one make of it? And what difference could a guilty verdict make?

    John Prideaux hosts with Charlotte Howard and Idrees Kahloon. Jed Shugerman of Boston University and The Economist’s James Bennet and Kennett Werner also contribute.

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    Money Talks: Why weight-loss drugs will reshape the world

    Money Talks: Why weight-loss drugs will reshape the world

    More than 1bn people around the world are obese. That means there should be extraordinary demand for drugs to cure or mitigate the condition. Novo Nordisk is now Europe’s most valuable company and Eli Lilly’s market value has more than doubled. Both make the “miracle” drugs that can help people shed up to a fifth of their body weight. But these drugs promise to do more than boost drug companies’ profits. How will they reshape the economy?
    Hosts: Alice Fulwood, Mike Bird and Tom Lee-Devlin. Guests: The Economist’s Georgia Banjo; pharmaceuticals analyst Michael Nedelcovych; and John Cawley, a professor of public policy and economics at Cornell University.
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    • 36 min
    The Intelligence: Your country needs you!

    The Intelligence: Your country needs you!

    Governments particularly in the rich world are struggling to get young people in uniform. Will some form of conscription become necessary? In America, how remote working husbands may be liberating their wives (10:19). And, the generational hunting prowess of the killer whale (16:53).
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

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Informative

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fit4thabo ,

A Balanced View

Delivering the News has become all that much harder now as the battle for our time and attention is touch and go. I enjoy what gets covered by The Economist in terms of the lengths Of research that goes into the story and then the perspective presented which tends to respect all sides of the story rather than look to make me believe a certain perspective. Asking the right questions is better than trying to have all the answers

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Great for keeping up

In these times of so much change it’s a real challenge to sift through the noise and take in the useful information. This podcast certainly helps in this regard and provides some great little nuggets of interest. Keep up the great work!

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