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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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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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    In for a penny, in for a pounding: Britain’s economic gyrations

    In for a penny, in for a pounding: Britain’s economic gyrations

    The markets are so far entirely unconvinced that the new administration’s Reagan-esque economic plans will work to spur growth—just look at sterling's tumble. In Tibet, China’s mass collection of DNA samples has one unabashed motive: social control. And the curious wave of “unretirees” returning to work after the pandemic.
    Additional audio courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
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    • 23 min
    Editor’s Picks: September 26th 2022

    Editor’s Picks: September 26th 2022

    A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, a new-look Gulf, Vladimir Putin's partial mobilisation (10:45), and the Google-Meta advertising duopoly (15:00).
     
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    • 24 min
    Giorgia on my mind: Italy’s far-right government

    Giorgia on my mind: Italy’s far-right government

    Italians have voted decisively for a coalition of right-wing parties, with Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy, the likely next prime minister. What this means for Italy, Europe and the war in Ukraine remains unclear. Latin American prisons are awful and getting worse. And a surprising hit film makes Chinese authorities nervous.
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    • 24 min
    Checks and Balance: Ukraine relief

    Checks and Balance: Ukraine relief

    “The world should see the outrageous acts for what they are," Joe Biden told the United Nations General Assembly this week, condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine. So far, America has led efforts to support Ukraine’s fight back against the aggressor next door. But with food and energy prices high, Vladimir Putin announcing a partial mobilisation (whatever that is) and once again threatening to use nuclear weapons, how long-lasting will support from the West be? 
    Jeremy Shapiro of the European Council on Foreign Relations explains how America’s approach to Ukraine has been a success so far—and the risks it now faces. We go back to another time the United States supported an ally without putting boots on the ground. And the American Enterprise Institute’s Danielle Pletka discusses how Republicans might respond to the war in Ukraine in the future. 
    John Prideaux hosts with Charlotte Howard and Idrees Kahloon.
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    • 44 min
    Empire State v real-estate empire: Donald Trump’s legal woes

    Empire State v real-estate empire: Donald Trump’s legal woes

    Letitia James, New York’s attorney general, announced a sweeping lawsuit against Donald Trump, his businesses and three of his children. He’s also being investigated over allegations of election interference in Georgia and storing classified documents at his Florida resort. The battle to be the top provider of cloud-computing services is heating up. And reflecting on the legacy of “The Joy of Sex,” published 50 years ago. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer
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    • 25 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

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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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