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Economist Podcasts

The Economist

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. more

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The scars of the covid pandemic are still raw, but now a virus spreading among farm animals could leap to humans. Could bird flu become the next pandemic? White women are sometimes absolved of blame in the crime of slavery in America (9:50). Research... more

34 hours ago

J.D. Vance was largely unknown in American politics until Donald Trump picked him as his running-mate for vice-president. Last night he gave his first speech to the Republican National Convention. Why is trade so sluggish within Latin America (11:34)... more

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If you don’t have enough food in the first 1,000 days of your life, your brain may never reach its full potential. Our correspondent discusses what better nutrition would mean for the world. Undersea cables are the arteries of our telecommunications ... more

3 days ago

After decades of torpor, is Japan recovering its dynamism? Our correspondent turns to an ancient bento box merchant to test Japan’s economic future. A new study shows how few therapies tested on animals end up being applied to humans (10:02). And if ... more

4 days ago


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    Have been missing John Prideaux on Checks the last few months, but the Boom podcast is well worth it! Can’t wait for the rest of the episodes to be released! Thank you all for the fantastic journalism!

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    United States11 days ago
  • Business report

    Like objective reports economics in different regions such as Europe, US and Asian countries. Don’t like politics as much.

    United States13 days ago
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    I was disappointed to hear the podcast encourage/celebrate animal testing on the June 18, 2024. Not very progressive. I usually enjoy listening and subscribe, but am reconsidering.

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    United Statesa month ago
  • The Economist series

    The series produced by The Economist are fabulous as is the ongoing series Drum Tower. Quality storytelling.

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    Canadaa month ago
  • Gaslighting Americans on behalf of Biden

    A few weeks ago, there was an episode where they discussed why Americans perceived the economy as being so bad when "really" it was actually doing well. more

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    United States2 months ago

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