By The Economist
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Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
||CleanEmergency measures: America’s border deal||President Donald Trump is expected to declare a national emergency today, to fund his southern-border wall. We ask why that would be an uncomfortable constitutional precedent. Nigeria’s general election this weekend will be a nail-biter, and allegatio||15 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIS this the end? Islamic State’s last stand||In Syria the few remaining Islamic State fighters are hemmed in. The caliphate’s territory may be diminished, but the idea will live on. A Valentine’s Day look at the digital dating market reveals the protocols and pitfalls of online matchmaking. An||14 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt’s not easy: the Green New Deal||As America’s Senate majority leader pledges a vote on the Green New Deal, a sweeping set of policies around climate and much more, we examine just what the legislation does—and doesn’t—lay out. Following Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation a||13 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndependents’ day: Catalans on trial||Today 12 leaders of Spain’s Catalonia region go on trial, accused of rebellion. The proceedings will lay bare long-running tensions about democracy and unity. As Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota senator, joins America’s presidential race, we ask whether h||12 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou say you want: Revisiting Iran’s revolution||We examine how the echoes of Iran’s revolution, 40 years ago, still influence how the Islamic Republic deals with the West today. Harley Davidson has become entangled in the Trump administration’s trade war just as changing demographics have put the||11 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrincess unbridled: Thai politics||A Thai princess enters the running for prime minister—a development that reshuffles the country’s centres of power completely. Our obituaries editor chronicles the heartbreak of an Iraqi archaeologist. And Chinese scientists have come up with a smar||8 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Intelligence: Weapons redrawn||After America and Russia pull out out of a cold war-era weapons treaty, we examine the picture of global stability without it. Our China columnist visits with members of the Hui, a repressed Muslim minority spread throughout the country. And Europe lau.||7 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Intelligence: Credible, but critical||Today the Trump administration is expected to announce its nomination for head of the World Bank today. He’s a Treasury official with a sharply critical view of the institution and, to a degree, he’s right. A troubled region of the Philippines heads||6 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Intelligence: Don’t despair, America||Tonight President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address; we ask what he’ll be saying, and what the state of the union really is. Yesterday the jury began its deliberations in the trial of “El Chapo”, an alleged Mexican drug lord. What||5 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Intelligence: A despot’s calculation||Internal and international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro brings Venezuela to the brink of change. As Facebook turns 15, it’s lurching from crisis to crisis—and still making money hand over fist. We ask whether it has, on balance, been good f||4 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Intelligence: Be careful on the way out||As progress appears to have been made in peace talks between America and the Taliban, the Senate urges the Trump administration not to rush for the door in Afghanistan. Origami might be pretty, but it hides great scientific potential; it’s starting to||1 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Intelligence: Down and out in “iPhone City”||As trade talks with China continue in Washington, our correspondent takes a trip to China’s “iPhone City” to see how the country’s slowdown is affecting workers. In El Salvador, a social-media darling leads the polls ahead of Sunday’s presiden||31 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Intelligence: This is not a coup||International pressure is mounting on the dictatorial regime of Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro. As he hints at negotiations with a resurgent opposition, we ask how the country’s citizens make ends meet amid the misery. A striking American indictment wi||30 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Intelligence: Deal, delay or dither?||It’s another crucial vote in the Brexit saga as Prime Minister Theresa May learns whether her leaving plan will be derailed or delayed. Autonomous weapons are coming along just as fast as autonomous vehicles are. But who’s tackling the ethics of kil||29 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Intelligence: Trailer||The Intelligence is a new current-affairs podcast, published every weekday by Economist Radio, that provides a unique perspective on the events shaping your world. Drawing on the expertise of The Economist’s global network of correspondents, each epis||22 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative, well produced
This will instantly go into my daily routine. Really well put together with the quality you would expect from the Economist
Great show - The Daily
A great show! Fantastic to have a UK focused version of something similar to The Daily (but this is a great show in its own right!). Shame about the slightly up-themselves title, but that detracts nothing.
Love this new Economist show.