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Olympic champion Edwin Moses on covid-19, race and trans athletes | The Economist Podcasts
Olympic champion Edwin Moses on covid-19, race and trans athletes | The Economist Podcasts

The coronavirus pandemic has derailed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but that’s not the only problem facing world sport. The Economist Asks podcast spoke to Edwin Moses, former hurdling gold medalist, about...

Published: 07/31/2020
Stockmarket v economy: the impact of Covid-19 | The Economist
Stockmarket v economy: the impact of Covid-19 | The Economist

American stockmarkets have enjoyed a record-breaking streak, even though the country’s economy faces the deepest recession in living memory. Why is stockmarket performance so seemingly cut off from cu...

Published: 07/24/2020
China v America: who is in charge? | The Economist
China v America: who is in charge? | The Economist

Global leadership has been missing during the covid-19 pandemic. While President Trump has been pulling America out of global organisations like the WHO, China is seeking to increase its international...

Published: 07/17/2020
Covid-19: why travel will never be the same | The Economist
Covid-19: why travel will never be the same | The Economist

Covid-19 has devastated global travel and—as the industry recovers from the effects of the pandemic—tourism will be increasingly localised and complicated. This won’t just affect foreign holidays; it ...

Published: 07/10/2020
Covid-19: what will happen to the global economy? | The Economist
Covid-19: what will happen to the global economy? | The Economist

The covid-19 pandemic has caused economic chaos and uncertainty. Zanny Minton Beddoes, our editor-in-chief, and Edward Carr, our deputy editor, answer your questions about the global economy Further ...

Published: 07/03/2020
How to fix the United Nations | The Economist Podcasts
How to fix the United Nations | The Economist Podcasts

As the United Nations turns 75 years old, the world order it established has never been under greater strain. On “The Economist Asks” podcast, Antonio Guterres, the UN secretary-general, explains how—...

Published: 06/26/2020
Covid-19: is working from home really the new normal? | The Economist
Covid-19: is working from home really the new normal? | The Economist

The covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a shift towards remote working. This could affect not just people’s working lives, but the shape of cities, gender equality and even how we measure time. Read mor...

Published: 06/25/2020
Covid-19: what you need to know about the second wave | The Economist
Covid-19: what you need to know about the second wave | The Economist

The world now faces the threat of a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks. Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist’s editor-in-chief, and Slavea Chankova, our health-care correspondent, answer your questio...

Published: 06/24/2020
The carbon cycle is key to understanding climate change | The Economist
The carbon cycle is key to understanding climate change | The Economist

Until a few hundred years ago there was a perfect balance of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere. Human activity has disrupted that balance. What can be done to restore it? Find our school brief...

Published: 06/19/2020
How to fix America's police | The Economist
How to fix America's police | The Economist

For young black men in America, being killed by police is now the sixth-leading cause of death. Why do American police kill so many people and why is it so hard to stop it? Read more here: https://eco...

Published: 06/13/2020
$1bn to save the ocean | The Economist
$1bn to save the ocean | The Economist

We asked Sir David Attenborough and four other leading thinkers on ocean conservation how they would invest $1bn to protect the ocean. Some of their answers may surprise you. https://www.woi.economist...

Published: 06/08/2020
Covid-19: what’s really going on in Russia? | The Economist
Covid-19: what’s really going on in Russia? | The Economist

Vladimir Putin claims Russia has covid-19 “under total control”, but whistleblowers say the official figures are fabricated. As well as leading to many more deaths, this could dent Mr Putin’s populari...

Published: 06/05/2020
How scientists calculate climate change | The Economist
How scientists calculate climate change | The Economist

Climate activists talk a lot about following “the science” around climate change. What actually is the science and how is it calculated? Read more here: https://econ.st/3ci07Qy Find our school briefi...

Published: 05/29/2020
Covid-19: why the economy could fare worse than you think | The Economist
Covid-19: why the economy could fare worse than you think | The Economist

Three months after lockdown was relaxed in China, its economy is now running at around 90% of normal levels. Although 90% may sound fine, for many it could be catastrophic. Read more here: https://eco...

Published: 05/27/2020
Why politicians have failed to tackle climate change | The Economist
Why politicians have failed to tackle climate change | The Economist

Climate change is now recognised as the defining threat facing the planet. So why has so little been done to tackle it? Read more here: https://econ.st/3gevRJu Click here to subscribe to The Economis...

Published: 05/22/2020
Covid-19: Britain's chief of the defence staff talks about the military challenges | The Economist
Covid-19: Britain's chief of the defence staff talks about the military challenges | The Economist

Armed forces around the world have mobilised to fight covid-19. General Sir Nick Carter, the most senior uniformed military adviser to the British government, talks to Anne McElvoy about the challenge...

Published: 05/19/2020
Surviving climate change: the amazing resilience of horseshoe crabs | The Economist
Surviving climate change: the amazing resilience of horseshoe crabs | The Economist

Horseshoe crabs predate the dinosaurs and have survived mass extinctions and major climatic shifts. Meet the biologist who is researching these living fossils to see if they could hold evolutionary se...

Published: 05/14/2020
How covid-19 could change the financial world order | The Economist
How covid-19 could change the financial world order | The Economist

America has dominated global finance for decades. But could covid-19 tip the balance of financial power in China's favour? Further reading: Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to ...

Published: 05/12/2020
Covid-19: how it will change the world | The Economist
Covid-19: how it will change the world | The Economist

Even when covid-19 is under control, the long-term effects of the virus will be far-reaching. How will the coronavirus pandemic—and the way it has been handled—change the world? Read more here: https:...

Published: 05/08/2020
Covid-19: what the world has learned during lockdown | The Economist
Covid-19: what the world has learned during lockdown | The Economist

Lockdowns appear to have slowed the spread of covid-19. But what has the world learned about the virus during this time? Ed Carr, The Economist's deputy editor, and Callum Williams, our senior economi...

Published: 05/05/2020
How to stop plastic getting into the ocean | The Economist
How to stop plastic getting into the ocean | The Economist

Plastic pollution poses a major threat to ocean life. Meet the engineers who are using rubbish-guzzling boats to stem the flow at its source. Read more here: https://econ.st/3d0bjCe Click here to sub...

Published: 04/30/2020
Covid-19: the right way to leave lockdown | The Economist
Covid-19: the right way to leave lockdown | The Economist

Governments are starting to ease restrictions designed to curb covid-19. But with most of the world still vulnerable to the virus, what's the right way to leave lockdown? Read more here: https://econ....

Published: 04/28/2020
Covid-19: Why is America’s death toll so high? | The Economist
Covid-19: Why is America’s death toll so high? | The Economist

America's covid-19 death toll is higher than anywhere else in the world—and is continuing to mount. What’s behind the country’s coronavirus pandemic failings? Read more here: https://econ.st/2zl0BaX ...

Published: 04/21/2020
How Cape Town became a murder capital | The Economist
How Cape Town became a murder capital | The Economist

Cape Town is one of the most murderous cities in the world. How did it become the gangland-shooting capital of Africa? Read more here: https://econ.st/2VC9LY3 Click here to subscribe to The Economist...

Published: 04/17/2020
How to treat covid-19 | The Economist
How to treat covid-19 | The Economist

A vaccine for covid-19 is a long way off. In the meantime, could existing drugs be used to treat the novel coronavirus? Read more here: https://econ.st/2wtEOgf Click here to subscribe to The Economis...

Published: 04/10/2020
How Africa could one day rival China | The Economist
How Africa could one day rival China | The Economist

Africa is changing so fast, it is becoming hard to ignore. In the short term the continent faces many problems, including covid-19, but in the long term it could rival China's economic might. Read mor...

Published: 04/07/2020
Covid-19: how bad will it be for the economy? | The Economist
Covid-19: how bad will it be for the economy? | The Economist

The coronavirus pandemic has killed thousands of people, crashed stockmarkets around the world, driven 10m Americans to claim unemployment and caused businesses to haemorrhage money. With economies ar...

Published: 04/03/2020
Covid-19: your questions about coronavirus, answered (part 2) | The Economist
Covid-19: your questions about coronavirus, answered (part 2) | The Economist

What has the world learned about the novel coronavirus and its knock-on effects on the global economy? Ed Carr, The Economist's deputy editor, and Alok Jha, our science correspondent, answer more of y...

Published: 03/31/2020
How noise pollution threatens ocean life | The Economist
How noise pollution threatens ocean life | The Economist

Noise pollution has led to multiple whale-strandings and poses a threat to thousands of ocean creatures. Meet the scientist who is mapping ocean noise in a bid to dial down the volume. Click here to ...

Published: 03/27/2020
Covid-19: your questions about coronavirus, answered | The Economist
Covid-19: your questions about coronavirus, answered | The Economist

The novel coronavirus has killed thousands of people and is devastating the global economy. Ed Carr, The Economist's deputy editor, and Alok Jha, our science correspondent, answer your questions on co...

Published: 03/24/2020
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