Category Archives: Podcasts

News: Germany-EU Energy Crisis Tensions, CNN Sued By Trump, Musk-Twitter

Tensions flare between Germany and the rest of the EU over the energy crisis. Plus: former US president Donald Trump sues CNN, a flick through the day’s papers and the London Film Festival kicks off.

Stories: Putin’s Nuclear Threat, Burkina Faso Coup, Taiwan’s New English TV

Vladimir Putin’s threat to go nuclear in Ukraine. Plus: a coup in Burkina Faso is used by Russia to tighten its grip on Africa, Taiwan launches its first English-language television channel and the latest business news.

Opinion: How Not To Run Britain, Xi Jinping ‘Grasped’, Fathers Shrinking Brains

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Britain in crisis: how not to run a country. Also, how to make sense of China’s president (10:00), and why becoming a father shrinks your cerebrum (18:05).

Headlines: Hurricane Ian Destruction, Russia’s Sham Annexation, Brazil Threat

More than 700 people needed to be rescued after Hurricane Ian tore across Florida. We hear from some of them. Russia moves to annex four occupied areas of Ukraine. And threats of violence hang over Brazil’s upcoming presidential election.

Stories: Hurricane Ian Flooding, Gas Pipeline Sabotage, UK Turmoil

Hurricane Ian roared ashore in Southwest Florida bringing historic flooding and winds more than 140mph. Some European leaders are blaming Russia for explosions that damaged two gas pipelines in the Baltic sea. And the Bank of England steps in to prevent economic turmoil in the UK.

Stories: Hurricane Ian Hits Florida, Leaks In Russian Gas Pipeline, Healthy Food

Hurricane Ian is making its presence known on Florida’s Gulf Coast after knocking out power all over Cuba. Two and a half million people are under evacuation orders across the state.

There are a lot of questions about leaks at two offshore pipelines that transport Russian gas to Europe. Several nations have called the leaks suspicious and point the finger at Moscow. And what’s the Biden administration’s plan to get Americans better access to healthy food?

Opinion: A New Look Gulf, Putin’s Desperate Draft & The Google-Meta Duopoly

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 mobilization (10:45), and the Google-Meta advertising duopoly (15:00). 

Stories: Far-Right Meloni Wins In Italy, Russian Men Flee Conscription, NASA

A far-right nationalist is on track to become Italy’s first female prime minister. What led Italians to back a candidate who is accused of spreading white supremacist ideas?

Also, thousands of Russian men are fleeing the country to avoid military service under President Putin’s mobilization order. Plus, why NASA scientists are getting ready to slam one of their spacecrafts into an asteroid.

News: Elections In Italy, Ukraine Reacts To Russia Mobilization, Lisbon Arts

Italy heads to the polls – will the far-right come to power? Plus: the response in Ukraine to Russia’s mobilization, the latest technology news and Lisbon’s celebration of artisanal craftsmanship.