Tag Archives: The Economist Podcasts

Technology Podcast: Covid “Growth”, Magnetic Tape & Herbal Remedies

Covid-19 has catalysed scientific advancement and boosted technological optimism. Could innovation be the answer to decades of slowing growth in Western countries? Also, why magnetic tape still reigns supreme in “cold” data storage. And how effective are traditional herbal remedies at treating tropical diseases?

World News: Trump’s Legacy, China Issues & Stock Prices (Podcast)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: the shame and the opportunity of Trump’s legacyhow to deal with China (8:50), and why the crazy upward march in stock prices might just continue (15:45).

Morning News Podcast: Democrats Up In Georgia, Quantum Computing

Democrats look set to win both the run-off elections that will determine control of the Senate—and how President-elect Joe Biden will be able to govern. 

Quantum computing is still nascent, its power yet to be truly tapped. But the finance sector is already looking to squeeze it for analytical advantage. And how Confucianism still influences society in South Korea.

Global News: Britain In The World, E-Commerce & Heating Homes (Podcast)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: Britain’s place in the worldthe future of global e-commerce (9:25), and using urine to heat homes (16:30).

The Economist Podcast: Christmas Newsletters, Erasmus & Lure Of Pebbles

A selection of three articles read aloud from the holiday issue of The Economist. This week: a history of Christmas newslettersthe life of Desiderius Erasmus (18:20) and the lure of pebbles (37:45).

Interviews: Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland (Podcast)

Was the first black principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre earlier denied roles because of her skin colour? She tells host, Anne McElvoy, how dance saved her from a difficult childhood and about her first performance in a classic Christmas production. And, which ballets would she remove from the repertoire?

Misty Danielle Copeland is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre, one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States. On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in ABT’s 75-year history

World News Podcast: The Plague Year, Arab Spring Lookback & CEO Memos

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: reflecting on the plague yearten years after the Arab spring (9:50), and what if CEOs’ memos were clear and honest? (15:30).

European Political News: ‘Germany After Merkel’

Anne McElvoy asks the former German ambassador to the US, Wolfgang Ischinger, if America can still be relied upon as a “protective uncle” and how it should deal with China. 

And, who will succeed Chancellor Merkel in 2021? Anne talks to German cabinet minister Jens Spahn, one of a proposed ‘dream team’ of candidates in the upcoming party leadership contest.

World News: Inflation Rebound, Religious Discrimination In New York & Transgender Teens

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: after the pandemic, will inflation return? Religious discrimination in a New York village (09:35). And, the global repercussions of an English ruling on transgender teens (13:45)