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||What counts as a genocide||--||4/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Northern Ireland's role in Britain's election||--||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||On the road with David Cameron||--||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The week ahead: A very normal affair||--||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||China and India's marriage squeeze||--||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why China and India face a marriage crisis||--||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The fight over India's land laws||--||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Babbage: Doing less with Moore||--||4/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Money talks: A long end-game||--||4/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fighting American elections||--||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Campaigning with Boris Johnson||--||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The week ahead: Polishing the veneer of democracy||--||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How space flight affects the human body||--||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Special report: Family companies||--||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Babbage: X marks the spot||--||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Money talks: Rouble out of trouble?||--||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The week ahead: It's official||--||4/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How volcanoes change the climate||--||4/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Babbage: Round and round again||--||4/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nicola Sturgeon on being a kingmaker||--||4/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Money talks: Europe up, US down||--||4/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Stilted, but fascinating
Warning: Keep looking if you want a podcast that's smooth and professional sounding. On these, the interviewer is often very stilted in asking his or her questions, and the audio quality is often suboptimal. But, the content is almost always first-rate, especially the technology coverage. If you can look past the cosmetics, you'll be more than happy with these podcasts.
Sometimes smart, sometimes asinine
On average, the reporting as well as the basic insights of The Economist are excellent, and the podcast provides a convenient overview of the week's issues. But the more sweeping editorial statements are often laughable and shallow, throwing the entire publication into question. The 19/01/07 post on executive pay provides a nice example. The proponent of the argument, who shounds like a 9th-grader turning in an overdue book report, offers a single tired reason (it's market forces!). And the host fails to attack the position on even the most stable grounds (has anyone shown that executives earning 100X average pay do a better job than executives earning 20X average pay?). Overall, the podcast is representative of the magazine: a useful perspective, but too out-of-touch to act as a primary source for anybody's news.
Very nice short and sweet clips full of information.
- Category: News & Politics
- Language: English
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