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||Fighting American elections||--||17 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Campaigning with Boris Johnson||--||17 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The security of smartphone payments||--||17 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How space flight affects the human body||--||17 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Special report: Family companies||--||16 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Catastrophes that could end the world||--||16 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Babbage: X marks the spot||--||15 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why American wage growth is so weak||--||15 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Money talks: Rouble out of trouble?||--||14 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The week ahead: It's official||--||12 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How volcanoes change the climate||--||9 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Babbage: Round and round again||--||8 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nicola Sturgeon on being a kingmaker||--||8 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Money talks: Europe up, US down||--||7 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The week ahead: Long memories||--||5 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Babbage: Here be monsters||--||1 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Money talks: A complacent market||--||31 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nick Clegg on being punished in the polls||--||30 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The week ahead: Open to investigation||--||27 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||A special report on universities: Roll up, pay up||--||26 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Are they serious?
Nearly every podcast is a massive diatribe on how all the problems of the world would be solved if Barrack Obama acted as they detailed. However although I've only listened to them for a while, I would bet seriously on the fact that not only did they not see this crisis coming, but that they endorsed the problems that got us into this mess. I don't believe they're perfect, and I seriously suspect that the confidence of their editors in their predictions of the future are highly unwarranted. That said the podcast is actually pretty interesting, so it's worth watching if only for their reporting on things that have happened in the past.
ITunes download problems
For many months I enjoyed listening in my car to and from work to the free Economist podcasts via the iTunes store on my iPhone. However, recently I regularly get error messages such as "file missing" or "server not configured correctly". Also, the podcasts seem to have been arranged into categories such as Money Talks or The Week Ahead rather than a list based on latest publication date. As a newspaper, I want to listen to the latest news and not searching through categories to find the most recent publication. The Economist app is no replacement as audio downloads require wifi and are slow. What a shame. I wouldn't want to miss my daily intake of high quality news and analysis... Hopefully these problems get resolved soon.
I have listened to these podcasts get better and better from their scratchy beginnings. Lots to think about and to disagree with. The Economist is good at telling the story up to now. I don't mind their dismal record if predicting the future!
- Category: News & Politics
- Language: English
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