The Economist

The Economist asks: German election special

Dodany: 21 września 2017

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Senior editor, Anne McElvoy, and Jeremy Cliffe, our Berlin bureau chief, investigate the Merkel-machine ahead of the German general election on Sunday. We go on the campaign trail and catch a rare...

Babbage: Sailing through space

Dodany: 20 września 2017

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Electronic sails could lead to faster, cheaper space exploration by harnessing the energy from solar wind. A new paper suggests climate change predictions could have been slightly overheated. And...

Money talks: Latin lessons from J Balvin

Dodany: 19 września 2017

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Reggaeton is a genre of music topping the charts across the world. Colombian artist J Balvin joins host Simon Long to discuss why streaming services have played such a vital role in spreading the...

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the September 16th 2017 edition

Dodany: 18 września 2017

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This week: Japan adopts Western-style entertaining, Parisian drivers are under siege and how Germany’s election differs from that of America

The week ahead: Wir schaffen das

Dodany: 15 września 2017

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Angela Merkel will likely cruise to victory in next week's elections in Germany. But the far right AfD could become the third largest party in the Bundestag. What's behind their rise? Also, the...

The Economist asks: Vince Cable - is there an exit from Brexit?

Dodany: 14 września 2017

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Liberal Democrat leader tells Anne McElvoy that Angela Merkel misjudged her response to David Cameron’s EU reform negotiations and explores whether a new third party is viable in British politics.

Babbage: Curing cancer

Dodany: 13 września 2017

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Miracles in a test tube won't cure cancer; using and adapting the technology we've already got will. Plus how WiFi's little brother LoRa will enable our smart cities to flourish. And why Saturn's...

Money talks: Donald Trump’s moment to shape the Fed

Dodany: 12 września 2017

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Henry Curr, our US economics editor, discusses how President Trump will fill the four vacant seats on the board of the American Federal Reserve. Also, a big data breach at the credit-scoring...

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the September 9th 2017 edition

Dodany: 11 września 2017

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This week: the pitfalls of obscure journalese, Alaska’s rubbish problem and how British spy novels reveal some core truths about the country.

The week ahead: Germany’s grand coalition or a clash of ideas?

Dodany: 8 września 2017

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German chancellor, Angela Merkel, is heading into the final two weeks of her election campaign following a lacklustre televised debate. Is it likely her CDU party will coast to victory? Also, why...

The Economist asks: Dr Jane Goodall

Dodany: 7 września 2017

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Humans and apes share the same ancestors and more than 90% of our genes. What separates us from apes? And why do we stand free, whilst chimpanzees are caged and gorillas are hunted? Host Jason...

Babbage: I can see you

Dodany: 6 września 2017

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Facial recognition software can identify you in a crowd. But it will soon be able to judge your mood, your age and ethnicity. We discuss the merits and pitfalls of this fast-advancing technology....

Money talks: Markets unrattled by North Korea

Dodany: 5 września 2017

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Philip Coggan explains why markets appear so calm in the face of North Korea’s nuclear threat. Also, are China’s capacity cuts for real? And how technology is making banking more inclusive. Simon...

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the September 2nd 2017 edition

Dodany: 5 września 2017

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This week: a bad joke becomes a bad President, how quantum entanglement could help keep conversations secret and the Great British Bake Off goes global.

The week ahead: An unwelcome visitor from Pyongyang

Dodany: 1 września 2017

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This past Tuesday, an inter-ballistic missile encroached into Japanese airspace. What does a belligerent North Korea mean for a pacifist Japan? Also, how will the UK’s Premier League cope with...

The Economist asks: Bjorn Lomborg

Dodany: 31 sierpnia 2017

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Poverty, health, education or climate change: where should governments spend their money? Bjorn Lomborg, author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist" and president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre...

Babbage: Weird weather

Dodany: 30 sierpnia 2017

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As heatwaves sear across Europe and hurricanes wreak havoc in Houston, we ask why extreme weather events are becoming more common. Plus why the anti-inflammatory injection canakinumab will not be...

Money talks: Will Uber’s new CEO restore the company’s image and culture?

Dodany: 29 sierpnia 2017

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Uber has finally chosen its new CEO: Dara Khosrowshahi, the boss of Expedia. Will he be able to drive the company away from its recent crises? Also, a glimpse into the once secretive world of...

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the August 26th 2017 edition

Dodany: 28 sierpnia 2017

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This week: religious music is purged in China, knocking down linguistic roadblocks in Peru and the diamonds raining down on Uranus

The week ahead: Summer special

Dodany: 25 sierpnia 2017

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Josie Delap selects her top moments of the year so far, including a Trump-stumping quiz, Vladimir Putin singing 'Blueberry Hill' and how the price of tuna relates to the Japanese economy