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 Money talks: British Airways hits turbulence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:13

After a disastrous weekend of technical glitches for British Airways, our correspondent Charles Read estimates the long-term damage to the airline's reputation. Also: America's army of small banks are demanding lighter regulation. And Anne McElvoy travels to Portugal to find out about Economy Minister Manuel Cabral's plans for the country. Simon Long hosts.

 Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the May 27th 2017 edition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:46

This week: Translators struggle against technological change, France embraces positive psychology and why Hong Kong’s dolphins are in peril

 The week ahead: Manchester in mourning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:02

Our Britain correspondent Richard Cockett reports on a moving vigil held for the victims of the Manchester attack. Anne McElvoy and Adrian Wooldridge ponder the two sides of Theresa May. And how Brazil’s president Michel Temer could weather a mega-scandal: Josie Delap hosts

 The Economist asks: What makes a terrorist? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:18

In the aftermath of the horrific suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena on Monday, Anne McElvoy is joined by Gilles Kepel, one of Europe's leading experts on radical Islam, and deputy foreign editor Anton La Guardia to explore what motivates jihadist attacks.

 Babbage: Anticipating terrorism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:24

In the wake of the Manchester bombing, Dr Robert Wesley explains how artificial intelligence can spot extremist behaviour early. Coloured light can now be used to control how genetically-engineered organisms behave. Also, what we must to do to preserve the oceans

 Money talks: Ford's falling fortunes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:10

Simon Long and Philip Coggan reflect on the suicide bombing in Manchester and its impact on the markets. In the rest of the programme: as heads roll at Ford, our industry expert Simon Wright explains the problems besetting the car manufacturer. Why some African countries are reluctant to sign up to trade deals. And, how Cuba has transformed a troublesome weed into a key export.

 Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the May 20th 2017 edition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:18

This week: A political fight breaks out over Rome’s Colosseum, Australians debate how to deal with sharks and what a future utopian society might think of humanity today

 The week ahead: Chaos First? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:58

Lexington columnist David Rennie says despite the hysteria that has hit Washington, the Comey scandal is not yet Mr Trump's Watergate. Also: Anne McElvoy and Adrian Wooldridge parse the Labour and Tory manifestos. And why Israel needs a Palestinian state. Josie Delap hosts.

 The Economist asks: Has Silicon valley become too powerful? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:05

Kenneth Cukier looks into into the dangers of giant technology companies. He is joined by author and film producer Jonathan Taplin, who was also Bob Dylan's tour manager

 Babbage: Megatech: Technology in 2050 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:06

This feature-length episode dives into the technology that will shape our world over the next decades. Host Kenn Cukier and The Economist's Executive Editor Daniel Franklin are joined by experts in artificial intelligence, cyber-security, healthcare and warfare to discuss how technology will transform many aspects of our lives

 Money talks: Bankrolling the hackers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:27

Simon Long hears about a potential bubble in the market for Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. Also: a report on how American ex-convicts are breaking into the job market. And, could Bollywood be eclipsed by regional rivals?

 Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the May 13th 2017 edition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:49

This week: Mumbai plans the world’s tallest statue, the underlying maths of life and whether the English language will survive in the European Union

 The week ahead: The Economist meets Donald Trump | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:35

Our Editor-in-Chief evaluates Donald Trump's economic agenda and discusses the 'surreal' experience of meeting him in the Oval Office. Also on the show: Democrats smell blood after James Comey's dismissal. And two of our editors go head-to-head over Labour, Marx and political spouses.

 The Economist asks: Can the liberal west survive? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:04

Anne McElvoy explores the future of western liberal ideals. She is joined by former Economist editor Bill Emmott to debate how liberals must change to meet the challenges of their opponents

 Babbage: Goodbye glaciers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:53

Miranda Johnson explains why ice in the Arctic is melting at such an alarming rate. Philip Auerswald takes us on a 40,000-year history of human society. And an idea borrowed from lizards could make your waterproof jacket last even longer


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