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The Economist asks

One question posed to a high-profile newsmaker, followed up with lively debate. Anne McElvoy hosts The Economist's chat show. Published every Thursday on Economist Radio.


Episodes 192

The Economist asks: Why is there always trouble in the Trump White House? 2019-02-14   The Economist asks: how to tax the rich? 2019-02-07   The Economist asks: Jacinda Ardern 2019-01-31   The Economist asks: Is this the era of slowbalisation? 2019-01-24   The Economist asks: What’s behind the new anti-Semitism? 2019-01-17   The Economist asks: How pushy should parents be? 2019-01-10   The Economist asks: Best of 2018 2019-01-03   The Economist asks: The wordsmiths 2018-12-27   The Economist asks: How is Trump changing the presidency? 2018-12-20   The Economist asks: Brexit — what next? 2018-12-13   The Economist asks: Is populism the problem or the fix? 2018-12-06   The Economist asks: General Stanley McChrystal 2018-11-29   The Economist asks: Brexit — can the deal be done? 2018-11-22   The Economist asks: Anthony Scaramucci 2018-11-15   The Economist asks: Where next for a divided America? 2018-11-08   The Economist asks: Angela's exit 2018-11-01   The Economist asks: What does it mean to be educated? 2018-10-25   The Economist asks: Can America remain the world's biggest economic power? 2018-10-18   The Economist asks: What would Churchill do in 2018? 2018-10-11   The Economist asks: What can history teach spies? 2018-10-04   The Economist asks: Bishop Michael Curry 2018-09-27   The Economist asks: Steve Bannon 2018-09-20   The Economist asks: Francis Fukuyama 2018-09-13   The Economist asks: what are the forces reshaping today’s Europe? 2018-09-06   The Economist asks: John McCain’s last word 2018-08-30   The Economist asks: Can one whistleblower tame the tech titans? 2018-08-23   The Economist asks: Who was Adam Smith? 2018-08-16   The Economist asks: should the veil be a matter for the courts or conscience? 2018-08-09   The Economist asks: David Sedaris 2018-08-02   The Economist asks: Bjorn from ABBA 2018-07-26   The Economist asks: How is warfare changing? 2018-07-12   The Economist asks: How do you revive a classic musical as a tale for today? 2018-07-05   The Economist asks: Madeleine Albright 2018-06-28   The Economist asks: James Comey 2018-06-22   The Economist asks: Do safe spaces and trigger warnings clash with liberal values? 2018-06-21   The Economist asks: How should the West respond to Russian meddling? 2018-06-14   1 The Economist asks: Has the West lost its touch? 2018-06-07   The Economist asks: Can America’s moderates win the battle of ideas? 2018-05-31   The Economist asks: Jordan Peterson 2018-05-24   The Economist asks: Does the screen image of women need to change? 2018-05-17   The Economist asks: What is the role of the male in modern culture? 2018-05-10   1 The Economist asks: Should today’s world leaders be hawks or doves? 2018-05-03   The Economist asks: Is the military swaying Pakistan in the wrong direction? 2018-04-26   The Economist asks: What grounds do we have to be optimistic about an Open Future? 2018-04-19   The Economist asks: Have identity politics gone too far? 2018-04-12   The Economist asks: Will China’s tech giants overtake Silicon Valley? 2018-04-05   The Economist asks: How can America fix its problem with gun violence? 2018-03-29   The Economist asks: Darren Aronofsky 2018-03-22   1 The Economist asks: Is Russia waging war on the West? 2018-03-15   Economist asks: How can #Time’sUp bring down sexual harassment? 2018-03-08   The Economist asks: Should leaders face the music? 2018-03-01   The Economist asks: McMafia 2018-02-22   The Economist asks: Another deadly school massacre. How should America's gun laws change? 2018-02-15   The Economist asks: Can the Olympics bring about a truce in Korea? 2018-02-08   The Economist asks: What is the greatest threat to democracy? 2018-02-01   The Economist asks: Will Trump trump Davos? 2018-01-25   The Economist asks: Has liberalism failed? 2018-01-18   The Economist Asks: Michael Wolff 2018-01-11   The Economist asks: Ana Brnabic 2018-01-04   The Economist asks: Highlights special 2017-12-28   The Economist asks: Niall Ferguson 2017-12-21   1 The Economist asks: Creativity explained, part two 2017-12-15   The Economist asks: Creativity explained, part one 2017-12-07   The Economist asks: Pussy Riot 2017-11-30   The Economist asks: Could a woman oust Donald Trump in 2020? 2017-11-23   The Economist asks: How has Donald Trump impacted America's cities? 2017-11-16   The Economist asks: How has President Trump changed Washington? 2017-11-09   The Economist asks: Richard Dawkins 2017-11-02   1 The Economist asks: Armando Iannucci 2017-10-26   The Economist asks: Hillary Clinton 2017-10-16   1 The Economist asks: Salman Rushdie 2017-10-12   The Economist asks: Is it game over for Theresa May? 2017-10-05   The Economist asks: Could Jeremy Corbyn become prime minister? 2017-09-28   The Economist asks: German election special 2017-09-21   The Economist asks: Vince Cable - is there an exit from Brexit? 2017-09-14   The Economist asks: Dr Jane Goodall 2017-09-07   The Economist asks: Bjorn Lomborg 2017-08-31   The Economist asks: What were this year's best interviews? 2017-08-24   1 The Economist asks: Stockard Channing 2017-08-17   The Economist asks: How should companies evolve in the digital age 2017-08-09   The Economist asks: How do you win the AI race? 2017-08-03   The Economist asks: What can economists learn from literature? 2017-07-27   The Economist asks: Admiral McRaven 2017-07-20   The Economist asks special: The World If… 2017-07-13   The Economist asks: Is big data fundamentally racist? 2017-07-06   The Economist asks: What’s new about our morality? 2017-06-29   The Economist Asks: Is it moral to be wealthy 2017-06-22   The Economist asks: Ken Rogoff about Trumponomics and free speech battles on campus 2017-06-14   1 The Economist asks: Is Brexit a disaster for trade? 2017-06-08   The Economist asks: Are we too dependent on big data? 2017-06-01   The Economist asks: What makes a terrorist? 2017-05-25   The Economist asks: Has Silicon valley become too powerful? 2017-05-18   The Economist asks: Can the liberal west survive? 2017-05-11   The Economist asks: What’s the next great leap for education? 2017-05-04   The Economist asks: How can we improve the way we die? 2017-04-27   The Economist asks: Anne-Marie Slaughter 2017-04-20   The Economist asks: Paul Collier 2017-04-13   The Economist asks: What does John McCain think of Donald Trump’s leadership? 2017-04-06   The Economist asks: How do organisations counter diversity fatigue? 2017-03-30   The Economist asks: Tony Blair 2017-03-23   1 The Economist asks: What are the economics of art? 2017-03-16   The Economist asks: What would a modern utopia look like? 2017-03-09   The Economist asks: What is consciousness? 2017-03-02   The Economist asks: Is this the end of Asia's rise? 2017-02-23   The Economist asks: Bill Gates 2017-02-16   1 The Economist asks: Can Trump’s grand bargain with Russia work? 2017-02-08   The Economist asks: Why is Donald Trump’s populism so potent? 2017-02-02   The Economist asks: Thomas Friedman 2017-01-26   The Economist asks: Michael Sandel 2017-01-19   The Economist asks: Should education last a lifetime? 2017-01-12   The Economist Asks: Bernard Henri Levy 2017-01-05   The World In 2017 Special: Ingenuity 2016-12-29   The World In 2017 Special: Instability 2016-12-22   The World In 2017 Special: Invention 2016-12-15   The Economist asks: Is there truth in caricature? 2016-12-08   The Economist asks: What made the world's great universities let women in? 2016-12-01   The Economist asks: What does Vladimir Putin want? 2016-11-24   The Economist asks: Is Canada’s liberalism a model for the world? 2016-11-17   The Economist asks: How did Donald Trump win the presidency? 2016-11-09   The Economist asks: Why does Hillary Clinton want to be president? 2016-11-04   The Economist asks: Why does Donald Trump want to be president? 2016-10-28   The Economist asks: Should we turn our understanding of the Middle East on its head? 2016-10-20   The Economist asks: Has Alan Greenspan carried too much blame for the financial crash? 2016-10-13   The Economist asks: How should we perceive reality? 2016-10-07   The Economist asks: What does the past tell us about power today? 2016-09-29   The Economist asks: Is Angela Merkel likely to be Germany's next Chancellor? 2016-09-22   Special: Liveable and Unliveable Cities 2016-09-15   The Economist asks: Is progressive politics in decline? 2016-09-08   The Economist asks: Is the language of politics broken? 2016-09-01   The Economist asks: What do we really know about voters? 2016-08-25   The Economist asks: How has DNA shaped the human race? 2016-08-18   The Economist asks: Does power inevitably corrupt? 2016-08-11   The Economist asks: Which economists have had the greatest impact? 2016-08-04   The Economist asks: How will the financial crisis continue to shape the future? 2016-07-28   The Economist asks: Richard Thaler 2016-07-21   1 The Economist asks: How can Britain's fractured political landscape recover? 2016-07-14   The Economist asks: Chilcot inquiry special 2016-07-07   The Economist asks: Chilcot inquiry special 2016-07-07   The Economist asks: How will worries over technology shape our digital future? 2016-06-30   The Economist asks: EU referendum reaction special 2016-06-24   The Economist asks: EU Referendum Special 2016-06-16   The Economist asks: How much does inequality matter? 2016-06-09   The Economist asks: Why is free speech coming under new pressures? 2016-06-02   The Economist asks: Can the open web survive? 2016-05-26   The Economist asks: Who's winning the economic argument on Brexit? 2016-05-20   The Economist Asks: How to make a musical hit? 2016-05-12   The Economist asks: Have we reached the limits of human knowledge? 2016-05-05   The Economist asks: Frank Trentmann on consumer cultures 2016-04-29   The Economist asks: Does pop really influence politics? 2016-04-22   The Economist asks: Charles Duhigg on how to be smarter 2016-04-14   The Economist asks: Should the London stock exchange be part of a mega-merger? 2016-04-07   The Economist asks: What is the future of teaching? 2016-03-31   The Economist asks: Britain's budget 2016-03-17   The Economist asks: LGBT at work 2016-03-02   The Economist asks: What makes a happy workplace? 2016-02-18   The Economist asks: Legalising cannabis 2016-02-11   The Economist asks: Is ed tech transforming education? 2016-02-04   The Economist asks: What would the world's best health system look like? 2016-01-28   The Economist asks: David Miliband on Syria and the humanitarian response 2016-01-21   The Economist asks: Jerry Kaplan 2016-01-14   Patrick Buchanan on far-right populism 2015-12-30   COP21: Gina McCarthy on the clean power plan 2015-12-10   COP21: Ertharin Cousin on forecast-based finance 2015-12-03   Rachel Notley on carbon taxes 2015-12-01   The Economist asks: Is virtual reality the future of history?: Project Mosul, part two 2015-11-26   The Economist asks: Edward Carr on taking the fight to Isis 2015-11-19   The Economist asks: Is virtual-reality the future of history?: Project Mosul, part one 2015-11-19   Welfare states: Kind with consequences 2015-11-12   The Economist asks: Flora Fraser 2015-11-05   Henry Kissinger’s idealism: The Economist asks: Niall Ferguson 2015-10-29   Arthur Miller and modern-day witch-hunts: The Economist asks: Tom Morris 2015-10-22   The Economist asks: Lord Browne 2015-09-24   The Economist asks: Brexit, part III 2015-09-17   The Economist asks: Brexit, part two 2015-09-10   The Economist asks: Brexit, part one 2015-09-03   Cards on the table: The Economist interviews Donald Trump 2015-09-03   The Economist Asks: Europe’s huddled masses 2015-08-27   The Economist Asks: The ups and downs of capitalism 2015-08-06   The Economist asks: Empire of the geeks 2015-07-23   The Economist asks: The language of Greece's debt crisis 2015-07-13   The great debate: Assisted dying 2015-06-25   The cost of higher education: Four years out of pocket 2015-06-22   Cesar Hidalgo on economic complexity: Why information grows 2015-06-15   Margy Kinmonth on war artists: The fork and the spoon 2015-06-08   The Economist Asks: Steve Hilton 2015-06-02   Britain's general election: As the dust settles 2015-05-18   The Conservatives return: Britain stays blue 2015-05-08   Britain's election: Spin doctors 2015-05-01   Britain's election: Foreign affairs 2015-05-01   Britain's election: Public foreplay 2015-05-01   Britain's election: The economy 2015-05-01   Europe or the economy? Zanny Minton Beddoes on our endorsement 2015-05-01