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Babbage from Economist Radio

By The Economist

Named after Charles Babbage, a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology. Host Kenneth Cukier talks to our correspondents about the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news. Published every Wednesday on Economist Radio.

  1. 1.
    Babbage: A grand bargain for tech11/18/2020
    22:56
  2. 2.
    Babbage: In it for the long-haulers11/11/2020
    29:33
  3. 3.
    Babbage: Signal and noise11/04/2020
    26:52
  4. 4.
    Babbage: Life, the universe and everything10/28/2020
    27:23
  5. 5.
    Babbage: Herd mentality10/21/2020
    28:22
  6. 6.
    Babbage: The Metaverse is coming10/14/2020
    28:17
  7. 7.
    Babbage: Nobel minds10/07/2020
    28:29
  8. 8.
    Babbage: Apple's Epic battle09/30/2020
    25:06
  1. 9.
    Babbage: Pandemic’s progress09/23/2020
    27:19
  2. 10.
    Babbage: Rosalind Franklin09/16/2020
    27:03
  3. 11.
    Babbage: Burning down the house09/09/2020
    21:30
  4. 12.
    Babbage: The fast and the spurious 09/02/2020
    26:16
  5. 13.
    Babbage: Viruses, lords of creation08/26/2020
    29:58
  6. 14.
    Babbage: Long-haul plight08/19/2020
    23:56
  7. 15.
    Babbage: WeFight08/12/2020
    19:30
  8. 16.
    Babbage: Put to the test08/05/2020
    25:37
  9. 17.
    Babbage: Life on Mars?07/29/2020
    32:41
  10. 18.
    Babbage: A punt on the Oxford vaccine 07/22/2020
    24:53
  11. 19.
    Babbage: Something in the air07/15/2020
    26:27
  12. 20.
    Babbage: The forgotten pandemic 07/08/2020
    25:57
  13. 21.
    Babbage: Predicting pandemics07/01/2020
    24:13
  14. 22.
    Babbage: Track and trace06/24/2020
    34:55
  15. 23.
    Babbage: Pole position06/17/2020
    25:19
  16. 24.
    Babbage: Covid-19's path of destruction06/10/2020
    26:19
  17. 25.
    Babbage: The rise of robo-doc06/03/2020
    28:06
  18. 26.
    Babbage: The language of the universe05/27/2020
    25:17
  19. 27.
    Babbage: Think of the children05/20/2020
    23:31
  20. 28.
    Babbage: Is there anybody out there?05/13/2020
    24:39
  21. 29.
    Babbage: Shot at victory05/06/2020
    24:43
  22. 30.
    Babbage: Beyond immunity04/29/2020
    23:35
  23. 31.
    Babbage: Opening up04/22/2020
    25:27
  24. 32.
    Babbage: Worth a shot04/15/2020
    26:53
  25. 33.
    Babbage: Maskarade04/08/2020
    21:13
  26. 34.
    Babbage: Fighting contagion with data 04/01/2020
    27:19
  27. 35.
    Babbage: The sniff test for covid-1903/25/2020
    25:49
  28. 36.
    Babbage: Can the curve be flattened?03/18/2020
    25:21
  29. 37.
    Babbage: Fighting the virus 03/11/2020
    19:50
  30. 38.
    Babbage: The ocean—it ain't easy being blue03/04/2020
    24:33
  31. 39.
    Babbage: Going viral, going global02/26/2020
    23:11
  32. 40.
    Babbage: Feeding tomorrow’s world @AAAS02/19/2020
    31:22
  33. 41.
    Babbage: Close encounters of a solar kind02/12/2020
    23:50
  34. 42.
    Babbage: Viral hit02/05/2020
    18:10
  35. 43.
    Babbage: Judging the book 01/29/2020
    20:45
  36. 44.
    Babbage: The Wuhan plan01/22/2020
    25:08
  37. 45.
    Babbage: Starlight, star bright 01/15/2020
    18:42
  38. 46.
    Babbage: Fire fighting01/08/2020
    24:25
  39. 47.
    Babbage: What’s the frequency Kenneth? 01/01/2020
    23:08
  40. 48.
    Babbage: How the planets got their spots12/18/2019
    25:05
  41. 49.
    Babbage: Beijing kicks out foreign kit 12/11/2019
    23:34
  42. 50.
    Babbage: Now I’ve learned my ABC12/04/2019
    22:09
  43. 51.
    Babbage: AI: The end of the scientific method?11/27/2019
    22:40
  44. 52.
    Babbage: Reality check 11/20/2019
    23:07
  45. 53.
    Babbage: Private patients 11/13/2019
    28:20
  46. 54.
    Babbage: Designer genes11/06/2019
    23:50
  47. 55.
    Babbage: Home o’Sapiens10/30/2019
    23:16
  48. 56.
    Babbage: Libra takes a pounding10/23/2019
    21:21
  49. 57.
    Babbage: Cough up10/16/2019
    25:10
  50. 58.
    Babbage: The promise and peril of AI10/09/2019
    28:41
  51. 59.
    Babbage: Steak and Chips10/02/2019
    26:15
  52. 60.
    Babbage: Carbon sucks09/25/2019
    25:39
  53. 61.
    Babbage: Climate. Change09/18/2019
    25:18
  54. 62.
    Babbage: Taxis for take-off09/11/2019
    24:23
  55. 63.
    Babbage: Innovation around innovation09/04/2019
    27:17
  56. 64.
    Babbage: Oh, grow up08/28/2019
    22:52
  57. 65.
    Babbage: Gut Feeling08/21/2019
    21:31
  58. 66.
    Babbage: A cure for Ebola?08/14/2019
    20:31
  59. 67.
    Babbage: Meno-Pause08/07/2019
    20:56
  60. 68.
    Babbage: Hot as hell07/31/2019
    28:03
  61. 69.
    Babbage: Return of the king07/24/2019
    18:21
  62. 70.
    Babbage: The next giant leap for mankind07/17/2019
    22:40
  63. 71.
    Babbage: How tech is my valley?07/10/2019
    22:51
  64. 72.
    Babbage: DeepMind games07/03/2019
    20:57
  65. 73.
    Babbage: Curing the big sea06/27/2019
    19:51
  66. 74.
    Babbage: Facebucks06/19/2019
    19:31
  67. 75.
    Babbage: Space invaders06/12/2019
    23:36
  68. 76.
    Babbage: Fusing the future06/05/2019
    20:03
  69. 77.
    Babbage: Rash behaviour 05/29/2019
    19:25
  70. 78.
    Babbage: Data to the rescue05/22/2019
    24:47
  71. 79.
    Babbage: Facing the future? 05/15/2019
    21:10
  72. 80.
    Babbage: Uber traffic05/08/2019
    20:31
  73. 81.
    Babbage: Net zero Britain05/01/2019
    21:00
  74. 82.
    Babbage: The genetic revolution04/24/2019
    21:09
  75. 83.
    Babbage: Am-AI-zon04/17/2019
    24:34
  76. 84.
    Babbage: Hypersonic Boom04/10/2019
    18:09
  77. 85.
    Babbage: Dino-more 04/03/2019
    20:45
  78. 86.
    Babbage: DiagNoses 03/27/2019
    24:09
  79. 87.
    Babbage: Insectageddon? 03/20/2019
    19:45
  80. 88.
    Babbage: Pioneers of the WWW03/13/2019
    20:45
  81. 89.
    Babbage: Breaking the ice03/06/2019
    21:34
  82. 90.
    Babbage: The element-hunters02/27/2019
    20:00
  83. 91.
    Babbage: Joker AAAStronauts02/20/2019
    21:01
  84. 92.
    Babbage: Regulating fake news 02/13/2019
    20:40
  85. 93.
    Babbage: A bill of data rights02/06/2019
    20:36
  86. 94.
    Babbage: Ethically challenged01/30/2019
    16:13
  87. 95.
    Babbage: Droning on01/23/2019
    19:20
  88. 96.
    Babbage: A growing conCERN01/16/2019
    17:38
  89. 97.
    Babbage: Will China dominate science?01/09/2019
    16:34
  90. 98.
    Babbage: Success of 'disability tech'01/02/2019
    13:42
  91. 99.
    Babbage: Best of 201812/26/2018
    14:21
  92. 100.
    Babbage: A little more conservation12/19/2018
    19:43
  93. 101.
    Babbage: Lots in space12/12/2018
    20:48
  94. 102.
    Babbage: Waymo to go 12/05/2018
    18:06
  95. 103.
    Babbage: The baby crisperer11/28/2018
    19:16
  96. 104.
    Babbage: The dos and don'ts of data11/21/2018
    18:07
  97. 105.
    Babbage: The blame game11/14/2018
    15:10
  98. 106.
    Babbage: Economist in space11/07/2018
    23:11
  99. 107.
    Babbage: Turning the oceans green10/31/2018
    20:26
  100. 108.
    Babbage: Pie in the sky10/24/2018
    18:41
  101. 109.
    Babbage: The quantum conundrum10/17/2018
    19:08
  102. 110.
    Babbage: What a difference half a degree makes10/10/2018
    23:28
  103. 111.
    Babbage: The Nobel winners explained10/03/2018
    16:22
  104. 112.
    Babbage: Lessons from Spanish flu09/26/2018
    17:10
  105. 113.
    Babbage: Up in smoke09/19/2018
    17:06
  106. 114.
    Babbage: Ma waves ali bye bye09/12/2018
    15:14
  107. 115.
    Babbage: Content liability09/05/2018
    14:20
  108. 116.
    Babbage: Peaks and Valleys08/29/2018
    16:30
  109. 117.
    Babbage: Will Google translate?08/22/2018
    14:38
  110. 118.
    Babbage: Jumping the Q08/15/2018
    19:23
  111. 119.
    Babbage: My corona08/08/2018
    19:32
  112. 120.
    Babbage: Drive.ai time 08/01/2018
    19:29
  113. 121.
    Babbage: Too hot to handle 07/25/2018
    15:45
  114. 122.
    Babbage: Paranoid android 07/18/2018
    16:45
  115. 123.
    Babbage: The Roboburger 07/11/2018
    17:39
  116. 124.
    Babbage: Saving white rhino07/04/2018
    20:05
  117. 125.
    Babbage: Fixing the internet06/27/2018
    14:25
  118. 126.
    Babbage: Fuel for thought06/20/2018
    19:41
  119. 127.
    Babbage: Polio returns06/13/2018
    21:48
  120. 128.
    Babbage: AI will see you now06/06/2018
    18:21
  121. 129.
    Babbage: Gene genius 05/30/2018
    17:24
  122. 130.
    Babbage: Fake views05/23/2018
    17:52
  123. 131.
    Babbage: Show me the way to Cordillera05/16/2018
    14:30
  124. 132.
    Babbage: When an algorithm decides your fate05/09/2018
    20:33
  125. 133.
    Babbage: Big data versus privacy05/02/2018
    31:28
  126. 134.
    Babbage: Insane in the methane04/25/2018
    16:27
  127. 135.
    Babbage: The planet hunter 04/18/2018
    16:32
  128. 136.
    Babbage: Zuckerberg faces Capitol Hill04/11/2018
    20:19
  129. 137.
    Babbage: The information game04/04/2018
    19:41
  130. 138.
    Babbage: Working AI to five03/28/2018
    18:16
  131. 139.
    Babbage: Saving Face...book03/22/2018
    15:34
  132. 140.
    Babbage: Remembering Stephen Hawking03/14/2018
    19:54
  133. 141.
    Babbage: Exploring the ocean's hidden depths 03/07/2018
    14:43
  134. 142.
    Babbage: Automation for the people02/28/2018
    17:34
  135. 143.
    Babbage: Bad AAAS02/21/2018
    18:18
  136. 144.
    The World in 2018: Technology and us02/14/2018
    25:22
  137. 145.
    Babbage: Cars to Mars?02/07/2018
    16:47
  138. 146.
    Babbage: Tech giants go to medical school01/31/2018
    18:26
  139. 147.
    Babbage: Out-of-body organ01/24/2018
    18:09
  140. 148.
    Babbage: The ethics of AI01/17/2018
    20:44
  141. 149.
    Babbage: Submarine drones hunt for missing flight01/10/2018
    16:17
  142. 150.
    Babbage: Trees take a bough01/03/2018
    17:18
  143. 151.
    Babbage: Highlights special12/27/2017
    12:07
  144. 152.
    Babbage: Remaking tigerland12/20/2017
    21:00
  145. 153.
    Babbage: Greetings, Earthlings12/13/2017
    18:08
  146. 154.
    Babbage: Archeology without the digging12/06/2017
    16:14
  147. 155.
    Babbage: The electric-flight plan11/29/2017
    17:18
  148. 156.
    Babbage: The whizz of Oz11/22/2017
    19:10
  149. 157.
    Babbage: Negative emissions 11/15/2017
    19:22
  150. 158.
    Babbage: Leapfrogging forward11/08/2017
    14:57
  151. 159.
    Babbage: Unidentified flying rock11/01/2017
    15:37
  152. 160.
    Babbage: All about that base10/25/2017
    19:00
  153. 161.
    Babbage: Deus ex machina10/19/2017
    22:24
  154. 162.
    Babbage: Are C-sections fuelling the obesity epidemic? 10/11/2017
    15:40
  155. 163.
    Babbage: Sleep, space and a striking storm-source10/04/2017
    19:59
  156. 164.
    Babbage: Send in the microbots09/27/2017
    17:54
  157. 165.
    Babbage: Sailing through space09/20/2017
    16:41
  158. 166.
    Babbage: Curing cancer09/13/2017
    16:14
  159. 167.
    Babbage: I can see you09/06/2017
    15:08
  160. 168.
    Babbage: Weird weather08/30/2017
    14:09
  161. 169.
    Babbage: Memorable moments in technology and science this year08/23/2017
    16:20
  162. 170.
    Babbage: Water and the Jevons Paradox 08/16/2017
    16:06
  163. 171.
    Babbage: A plug for batteries08/09/2017
    17:09
  164. 172.
    Babbage: Hollow-grams?08/02/2017
    18:09
  165. 173.
    Babbage: A boring episode 07/26/2017
    20:40
  166. 174.
    Babbage: Winter is coming07/19/2017
    16:47
  167. 175.
    Babbage: The power of young blood07/12/2017
    19:11
  168. 176.
    Babbage: Fluid intelligence07/05/2017
    16:34
  169. 177.
    Babbage: Printing the future06/28/2017
    16:07
  170. 178.
    Babbage: Taxi for Travis06/21/2017
    15:58
  171. 179.
    Babbage: Civilian drones take flight06/15/2017
    18:35
  172. 180.
    Babbage: Battle of the maps06/07/2017
    19:14
  173. 181.
    Babbage: When AI makes music05/31/2017
    16:16
  174. 182.
    Babbage: Anticipating terrorism05/24/2017
    15:24
  175. 183.
    Babbage: Megatech: Technology in 205005/17/2017
    31:06
  176. 184.
    Babbage: Goodbye glaciers05/10/2017
    17:53
  177. 185.
    Babbage: Soundscape of the deep ocean05/03/2017
    18:42
  178. 186.
    Babbage: When cars fly04/26/2017
    18:02
  179. 187.
    Babbage: The new world of voice cloning04/19/2017
    16:21
  180. 188.
    Babbage: What can science do for my garden?04/12/2017
    24:33
  181. 189.
    Babbage: Defending data04/05/2017
    19:29
  182. 190.
    Babbage: Of machines and men03/29/2017
    17:08
  183. 191.
    Babbage: Uber's trail of woes03/22/2017
    18:15
  184. 192.
    Babbage: Little green men03/15/2017
    17:18
  185. 193.
    Babbage: Building from the atom up03/08/2017
    17:30
  186. 194.
    Babbage: Dragon’s blood medicine03/01/2017
    17:42
  187. 195.
    Babbage: Oceans of pollutants02/22/2017
    15:12
  188. 196.
    Babbage: Cloning time02/15/2017
    16:15
  189. 197.
    Babbage: Game of drones02/09/2017
    16:48
  190. 198.
    Babbage: Adding to reality02/01/2017
    16:35
  191. 199.
    Babbage: Printing parts01/25/2017
    17:58
  192. 200.
    Babbage: The automation game01/18/2017
    23:41

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