The Intelligence from The Economist

The Intelligence from The Economist

Get a daily burst of illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents. Our reporters dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be. A unique perspective on the issues and events shaping your world. Sign up for Economist Podcasts+ at If you’re already a subscriber to The Economist, you’ll have full access to all our shows as part of your subscription. For more information about Economist Podcasts+, including how to get access, please visit our FAQs page at Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

The Intelligence from The Economist

Thu Jun 13 2024

A real work of peace? An Israel-Hamas deal

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The episode covers accusations of political bias in the New York Times bestseller list, the growing trend of non-alcoholic beverages in Britain, peace deal discussions between Israel and Hamas, and debates and challenges surrounding the Israeli peace deal.

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Wed Jun 12 2024

America's next top-job model: our election forecast

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This episode covers topics such as partnering with Bank of America for business success, innovations in fighting malaria, insights into the presidential campaigns, election forecasts, factors affecting the election, and the rise of trad wives on TikTok.

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Tue Jun 11 2024

Doing their not-own thing: “generation rent”

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This episode covers topics such as cybercrime, TikTok's foreign ownership issues, challenges of renting, and the importance of albums in the music industry.

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Mon Jun 10 2024

French anti-foreign legion: an EU-election shock

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This episode covers topics such as the Le Chant d'Hôtre podcast, European parliamentary elections, challenges in French and German politics, addressing absenteeism in American schools, and the challenges of naming cars.

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Sat Jun 08 2024

The Modi Raj 1: The chaiwallah's son

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This episode provides a comprehensive summary of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's early life, political career, and rise to power. It explores his attention to detail in clothing, his connection with India's diverse population, and the challenges he faced in recent elections. The episode also delves into Modi's upbringing in Vadnagar, his association with the RSS organization, and the role it played in shaping his youth and political ideology. Additionally, it covers his marriage, dedication to the RSS, and his significant political achievements as Chief Minister of Gujarat and Prime Minister of India.

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Fri Jun 07 2024

One dam thing after another? Ukraine and reconstruction

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This episode covers topics such as business transformation using ServiceNow's platform, the devastating dam blast in Ukraine and its aftermath, rebuilding efforts and energy infrastructure in Ukraine, Narendra Modi's challenges leading a coalition government, a challenging interview faced by Modi and ancient Egyptian studies conducted by Professor Barry Kemp.

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Thu Jun 06 2024

Labour's pains: Britain’s growth problem

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The episode covers the British election and economic challenges, D-Day tourism in Normandy, and managing overtourism in Venice.

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Wed Jun 05 2024

Modi’s mess: a shock election result spells uncertainty for India

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This episode covers India's election results, the impact of political and economic risk on Africa's foreign investment, and a low-tech solution for keeping astronauts fit in space.

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Tue Jun 04 2024

The big gag: Hong Kong’s crackdown on freedom

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This episode covers topics such as the startup boom in America, the erosion of political freedom in Hong Kong, and the artistic career of June Mendoza.

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Mon Jun 03 2024

I, Claudia: Mexico’s new leader

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In this episode of The Intelligence, we discuss the partnership between Bank of America and businesses, the election of Mexico's first female president, and the forecast for an active Atlantic hurricane season. We explore the challenges faced by Claudia Shainbaum, the stakes of the Mexican election, and insights from hurricane forecasts. Additionally, we introduce Rosie Bloor as the new co-host of The Intelligence.

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