Tasting Menu: Audio highlights from the January 20th 2018 edition· The Economist Radio (All audio)
How to tame the giants of the tech industry, why Ferraris are getting fatter in 2018, and a global celebration of the greatest American musician of the 20th century. Anne McElvoy hosts
The Week Ahead: Seven years on from the Arab Spring· The Economist Radio (All audio)
Bread, freedom and dignity were the demands of Tunisian protesters in 2011. Now they are back on the streets. What are their demands this time? Also, the hashtag “me too” arrives in China. And 45 years on from a famous legal ruling on abortion, we profile Jane Roe. Helen Joyce hosts
The Economist asks: Has liberalism failed?· The Economist Radio (All audio)
We ask political scientist Patrick Deneen if the world’s most successful political theory is in retreat or just responding to the demands of the modern world. How have Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian challenged the liberal creed? Anne McElvoy presents.
Babbage: The ethics of AI· The Economist Radio (All audio)
Artificial intelligence heralds the fourth industrial revolution. But what are its ethical challenges? Also, Anne McElvoy and producer Cheryl Brumley head under Manhattan to inspect New York’s newest water tunnel. And the biggest rocket in the world prepares for its maiden flight. Kenneth Cukier hosts.
The World In 2018: Money makes the World In go round· The Economist Radio (All audio)
Anne McElvoy and Daniel Franklin return with another special looking forward to the year ahead. This week, they tackle business and economics. Patrick Foulis looks back at a prediction for last year, and looks ahead to the year for American firms; correspondents from across Asia make their predictions for emerging markets; investors weigh in on how Brexit looks from China and why it could be a big year for big cars
Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 13th 2018 edition· The Economist Radio (All audio)
On the menu this week: all work and no play for modern teens; a weed census in Canada; and why Indian tea is in a slump. Lane Greene hosts
The week ahead: Fire, fury and fitness for office· The Economist Radio (All audio)
Host Chris Lockwood is joined by US editor John Prideaux to discuss an eventful presidency that has raised questions about the incumbent's stability. Also: why is Emmanuel Macron disappointing liberals with an illegal immigration crackdown? And solutions are needed for Japan's ageing population
The Economist Asks: Michael Wolff· The Economist Radio (All audio)
Anne McElvoy, our Senior Editor, asks if Michael Wolff‘s book "Fire and Fury" captures President Trump — and how does the First Family really tick?
Babbage: Submarine drones hunt for missing flight· The Economist Radio (All audio)
A Norwegian research vessel has joined the search to find missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Can its contingent of self-navigating submarine drones find what others have missed? Also, do we really understand the laws of physics? And what’s new at the world’s biggest gadget show? Hal Hodson and Ananyo Bhattacharya host.
Money talks: Cracking steel — hammer or chisel?· The Economist Radio (All audio)
Could we be on the brink of President Trump’s first real trade war over Chinese steel? Also, why the great Indian middle class may not be as big as you think. And, is the gym business in good shape? Simon Long hosts.
Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the January 6th 2018 edition· The Economist Radio (All audio)
An economist’s guide to dieting; bullets, white-knuckle landings and a chocolate fountain in our run-down of the world’s worst airports; and we ask Ana Brnabic, prime minister of Serbia, whether she will ask Vladimir Putin a personal question. Anne McElvoy hosts
The week ahead: Berating the tyrants of Iran· The Economist Radio (All audio)
Iranians are on the march, fed up with political and social repression. Is this the beginning of something big? Also, what Pakistan’s education reforms can teach other developing nations. And might an idea dubbed 'leapfrogging' help school systems improve faster? Helen Joyce hosts.
The Economist asks: Ana Brnabic· The Economist Radio (All audio)
Anne McElvoy asks the Prime Minister of Serbia whether a new generation of Eastern European leaders can reshape a troubled region. Ana Brnabic, the country’s first female and openly gay Prime Minister, discusses Serbia’s bloody history, Putin’s record on homosexual rights and the influence of Britpop.
Babbage: Trees take a bough· The Economist Radio (All audio)
They are the longest living organisms on earth and supply a timber industry worth $600 billion. But do we value trees enough? Also, how reforesting is one of the biggest changes to land use changes. And the growing threat to tree health. Kenneth Cukier hosts.
Money talks: New year, new economics?· The Economist Radio (All audio)
We cajole our economics editors, John O’Sullivan and Henry Curr, to make predictions for 2018. Also, Soumaya Keynes asks how can the field of economics attract more women? Simon Long hosts.
The World in 2018: Out with the old, in with the new· The Economist Radio (All audio)
As 2018 approaches, who or what, are we at risk of losing - and what will be taking their place? With the cheery nanny back on our screens next year, we discover the link between Mary Poppins and women’s suffrage. We learn how plans for a new coffee shop in Milan are controversial. Plus a rival Chinese city is waiting in the wings to steal the limelight from Hong Kong. Anne McElvoy and Daniel Franklin host the third of six special episodes looking at The World in 2018.
The Economist asks: Highlights special· The Economist Radio (All audio)
A festive roundup of this year's interviews. Salman Rushdie gives us his thoughts on separatism, Hillary Clinton explains exactly what happened in America’s election last year and Richard Dawkins on whether science really can offer an objective truth. Anne McElvoy hosts.
Babbage: Highlights special· The Economist Radio (All audio)
In this special festive episode, we look back at some of the highlights from this year’s coverage. A better way to sail into the stars, why birds are weaving cigarette butts into their homes and what the future of electric cars might look like when charged through thin air. Jason Palmer hosts
Money talks: We have to ask about money!· The Economist Radio (All audio)
We take a look back at 2017 — headaches at Uber, a new way to learn Economics, butter shortages in France and behavioural economics with Michael Lewis. Also, Latin lessons from J Balvin. Simon Long hosts.
Tasting Menu: The remarkable changelessness of Icelandic· The Economist Radio (All audio)
A special festive edition of Tasting menu. Our language columnist Lane Greene speaks to Dr Ruth Sanders, Professor Emerita at Miami University of Ohio, about how isolation and determination have kept the Icelandic language so stable for centuries.