The Economist

Babbage: Up in smoke

Dodany: 19 września 2018

Are e-cigarettes the answer to giving up tobacco smoking? And SpaceX revives its plans to send tourists around the moon. Also, we speak to Zia Chishti of Afinity about the role of artificial...

The Secret History of the Future: Fork Fashions and Toilet Trends

Dodany: 19 września 2018

It took a long time for the fork to go from weird curiosity to ubiquitous tool. How long will it take for current technologies—like the Japanese-style bidet toilet, or heads-up displays such as...

Money talks: Tariffic!

Dodany: 18 września 2018

More Trump tariffs, how is China likely to retaliate? Historian Lord Skidelsky challenges mainstream economic ideas. And the hopes and hurdles for South Korean businesses eyeing up opportunities in...

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from The Economist's Open Future season

Dodany: 17 września 2018

A special episode marking the culmination of the Open Future initiative, launched this year to celebrate 175 years since The Economist's founding to remake the case for liberal ideals. Featuring...

The week ahead: The Economist at 175

Dodany: 14 września 2018

Following on from her essay on the future of liberalism in this week’s Economist, our editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, along with deputy editor, Edward Carr, discuss the Economist 175 years...

The Economist asks: Francis Fukuyama

Dodany: 14 września 2018

The age of ideological struggle failed to end with the Cold War. Francis Fukuyama, who coined the phrase “the end of history”, talks to Anne McElvoy about the rise of identity politics, whether...

Babbage: Ma waves ali bye bye

Dodany: 12 września 2018

How China will struggle to produce another Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, who steps down as chairman next year. And we discuss cyber-security with former United States Secretary of Homeland...

The Secret History of the Future: The Body Electric

Dodany: 12 września 2018

We’ve used electricity to treat our brains for thousands of years, from placing electric fish on our heads to cure migraines to using electroconvulsive therapy to alleviate depression. But over...

Money Talks: The Lehman Lessons

Dodany: 11 września 2018

Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, we examine what progress has been made. Are we prepared for the next global financial crisis? Helen Joyce hosts

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the September 8th 2018 edition

Dodany: 10 września 2018

Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, has finance been fixed? Plus, the benefits of 3D-printing human organs in space, where not to build your capital city, and a taste of our new series...

The week ahead: Wargames

Dodany: 7 września 2018

Why joint military exercises by Russia and China should worry the West. And the battle for Syria’s last rebel redoubt looms. Also, the aftermath of the fire that blazed through the National Museum...

The Economist asks: What are the forces reshaping today’s Europe?

Dodany: 6 września 2018

Anne McElvoy talks to historian Ian Kershaw about the continent’s rollercoaster half-century. They discuss Europe's turbulent friendships with America and Russia and the accusations of...

Babbage: Content liability

Dodany: 5 września 2018

Should tech companies be legally responsible for all their content? Also, major European research funders have announced ‘Plan S’ to make all scientific works free to read. And how optical fibre...

The Secret History of the Future: The Box That AI Lives In

Dodany: 5 września 2018

In the 18th-century, a device called the Mechanical Turk convinced Europeans that a robot could play winning chess. But there was a trick. It’s a trick that companies like Amazon, Google, and...

Money talks: Crumbling currencies

Dodany: 4 września 2018

How are the governments in Argentina and Turkey responding to their financial and economic crises? Samir Desai, the CEO and cofounder of funding circle, explains why he’s going public. And what are...

Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the September 1st 2018 edition

Dodany: 3 września 2018

The global influence of Silicon Valley may have reached its peak – does this mean a new age of opportunity for the rest of the world? Also, Republicans and Democrats remember Senator John McCain....

The week ahead: Myanmar’s atrocities

Dodany: 31 sierpnia 2018

The UN accuses the Burmese army of genocide, what next for Myanmar? And the rising tensions between Italy and the EU. Also, the curious case of honey fraud in the United States. Christopher...

The Economist asks: John McCain’s last word

Dodany: 30 sierpnia 2018

Has the late Senator’s final address damaged Donald Trump? What will John McCain’s legacy be? Anne McElvoy, our senior editor, recalls our interview with the political nonconformist and war hero -...

Babbage: Peaks and Valleys

Dodany: 29 sierpnia 2018

Has Silicon Valley’s influence as a technology hub peaked? Also, how artificial intelligence is gaining a sense of curiosity. And how a shampoo bottle is saving lives in Bangladesh. Kenneth Cukier...

Money talks: NAFTA — alive or dead?

Dodany: 28 sierpnia 2018

Has there been a breakthrough in efforts to revamp the NAFTA trade agreement? Henry Tricks, our commodities editor, explains recent falls in commodity prices. And how did YouTube profit from the...