The Economist Radio (All audio)

The Economist Radio (All audio)

Much to repair: Biden’s first day on the job

The watchword was unity as Joe Biden took office—he struck a calming tone and got immediately to work. We...

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Babbage: Photon opportunity

How has Einstein’s work on photons ushered in a golden age of light? Oliver Morton, The Economist's briefings...

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Costly disbelief: covid-19 ravages Brazil again

Desperate scenes in the city of Manaus may foretell a dire wave throughout the country. A misguided sense of...

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Money Talks: Biden, it’s time

What will the new president’s plans mean for the American economy—and for its partners and rivals around...

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Hell no, we won’t grow: Indian farmers’ mass protests

Hundreds of thousands of farmers have participated in protests around Delhi, demonstrating against laws that they say...

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Landed, in trouble: Alexei Navalny returns to Russia

The opposition leader was detained as soon as he arrived—but President Vladimir Putin has no good options for...

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Editor’s Picks: January 18th 2021

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: Donald...

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Checks and Balance: On mute

In the last week of his presidency Donald Trump is being purged from the political mainstream. Congress has impeached...

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Bold Wine in new battles: Uganda’s election

After a violent campaign in which the opposition candidate Bobi Wine was extensively intimidated, authorities imposed...

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The Economist Asks: Jimmy Wales

As Wikipedia turns 20, we ask its founder Jimmy Wales how “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit”...

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Two-timer: Trump impeached, again

Some House Republicans broke ranks, joining Democrats to hand President Donald Trump an ignominious distinction. Our...

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Babbage: Innovation’s new wave

Covid-19 has catalysed scientific advancement and boosted technological optimism. Could innovation be the answer to...

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Trial ensnarer: human-rights law’s new tool

War criminals and their ilk often evade justice solely because of squabbling over who can be tried where. But a rise...

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Money Talks: Testing their metals

Despite the economic catastrophe of the pandemic, prices of goods such as copper, iron ore and soya beans are...

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You don’t say: tech’s Trump bans

Moves to shutter the president’s accounts and to crimp corners of the internet given to right-wing extremism...

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Wrest wing: the bid to oust Trump

Today Democratic lawmakers will begin attempts to remove President Donald Trump. It could fail, or be...

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Editor’s Picks: January 11th 2021

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: the shame and...

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Checks and Balance: American carnage

President Trump stood on the Capitol steps at his inauguration and promised to stop “this American...

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The longer arm of the law: Hong Kong

A national-security law imposed by Beijing had not, until this week, bared its teeth; the arrests of dozens of...

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The Economist Asks: Margaret MacMillan

After the shocking scenes in Washington DC this week, we ask war historian Margaret MacMillan if violence is an...

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