Tag Archives: The Economist Podcasts

Technology Podcast: Apple-Epic Games Lawsuit, Quantum Computers

This week a judge heard the first arguments in an antitrust case that could reshape the software ecosystem. Who will be the real winners and losers of this digital deathmatchQuantum computers have limited capabilities, but the technology may yet live up to its promise.

And, how understanding the evolutionary history of exercise could help get people moving. Kenneth Cukier hosts. 

Global News: Covid-19 Policy Mistakes, Warren Buffett & Japan, French Diplomacy (Podcast)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, covid-19: why are so many governments getting it wrong? What Warren Buffett sees in Japan Inc (8:11) and French diplomacy (16:00).

World News: The Demise Of Offices, Third World Land Reform, Mexico’s Jet

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, is the office finished? Land reform in poor countries (09:55), and Mexico’s unsellable presidential jet (18:10). 

New Podcast Interviews: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

Netflix has had a blockbuster year as lockdowns supercharged subscriptions. But competition is intensifying and the American streaming market is close to saturation. Anne McElvoy asks the company’s co-founder and co-CEO how much more Netflix can still grow.

How does he respond to the charge that its data-driven entertainment is creating a monoculture? And, why he envies the BBC but fears Disney.

Global News: Putin’s Fears, The Trump Convention & MIT Of France (Economist)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: what Putin fears, (9:10) Trump at the Republican National Convention and (16:10) France’s university to rival MIT

Global News: How Viruses Shape The World, Black Elites & British Missteps

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how viruses shape the world, (10:25) African-American elites and Black Lives Matter, (18:22) and how misrule by algorithm is failing Britain.

Podcast Interviews: Bill Gates On Covid-19, Joe Biden & Funding Vaccines

Our editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes asks the philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft what it will take to defeat the coronavirus. They talk about why a Biden presidency might not transform America’s prospects of defeating the pandemic. 

And, as rich countries scramble to be front of the queue for vaccines, should it be down to charitable billionaires to fund vaccinating the world’s poorest?

Global News Podcast: China’s New Economy, Belarus’s Sham Election & Fading Office Romance

The Economist Magazine presents a selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Xi Jinping is reinventing state capitalism (10:20), Belarus’s sham election (14:25), and the decline of the office romance.

Global News Podcast: Absent Students, Beirut In Ruins & China’s Popular TV

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: the absent student, (9:55) Beirut: a city in ruins, (19:45) and why TV from China’s Hunan province has become so popular.

Global News Podcast: Google, Migration & Inequality In Britain

The Economist Editor's PicksA selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Google: how to cope with middle age (9:15), migration as the pandemic recedes (16:25), and regional inequality in Britain. The Economist’s editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, hosts.