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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: How tech is my valley?07/10/2019
    22:51
  2. 2.
    Babbage: DeepMind games07/03/2019
    20:57
  3. 3.
    Babbage: Curing the big sea06/27/2019
    21:36
  4. 4.
    Babbage: Facebucks06/19/2019
    21:26
  5. 5.
    Babbage: Space invaders06/12/2019
    24:57
  6. 6.
    Babbage: Fusing the future06/05/2019
    20:03
  7. 7.
    Babbage: Rash behaviour 05/29/2019
    19:26
  8. 8.
    Babbage: Data to the rescue05/22/2019
    24:47
  1. 9.
    Babbage: Facing the future? 05/15/2019
    21:50
  2. 10.
    Babbage: Uber traffic05/08/2019
    22:44
  3. 11.
    Babbage: Net zero Britain05/01/2019
    21:30
  4. 12.
    Babbage: The genetic revolution04/24/2019
    21:39
  5. 13.
    Babbage: Am-AI-zon04/17/2019
    26:50
  6. 14.
    Babbage: Hypersonic Boom04/10/2019
    18:39
  7. 15.
    Babbage: Dino-more 04/03/2019
    21:36
  8. 16.
    Babbage: DiagNoses 03/27/2019
    24:40
  9. 17.
    Babbage: Insectageddon? 03/20/2019
    19:46
  10. 18.
    Babbage: Pioneers of the WWW03/13/2019
    21:45
  11. 19.
    Babbage: Breaking the ice03/06/2019
    21:34
  12. 20.
    Babbage: The element-hunters02/27/2019
    20:00
  13. 21.
    Babbage: Joker AAAStronauts02/20/2019
    21:01
  14. 22.
    Babbage: Regulating fake news 02/13/2019
    20:40
  15. 23.
    Babbage: A bill of data rights02/06/2019
    21:19
  16. 24.
    Babbage: Ethically challenged01/30/2019
    16:13
  17. 25.
    Babbage: Droning on01/23/2019
    19:21
  18. 26.
    Babbage: A growing conCERN01/16/2019
    18:11
  19. 27.
    Babbage: Will China dominate science?01/09/2019
    17:07
  20. 28.
    Babbage: Success of 'disability tech'01/02/2019
    13:43
  21. 29.
    Babbage: Best of 201812/26/2018
    14:53
  22. 30.
    Babbage: A little more conservation12/19/2018
    19:43
  23. 31.
    Babbage: Lots in space12/12/2018
    20:48
  24. 32.
    Babbage: Waymo to go 12/05/2018
    18:06
  25. 33.
    Babbage: The baby crisperer11/28/2018
    20:19
  26. 34.
    Babbage: The dos and don'ts of data11/21/2018
    19:08
  27. 35.
    Babbage: The blame game11/14/2018
    16:10
  28. 36.
    Babbage: Economist in space11/07/2018
    23:57
  29. 37.
    Babbage: Turning the oceans green10/31/2018
    20:45
  30. 38.
    Babbage: Pie in the sky10/24/2018
    18:41
  31. 39.
    Babbage: The quantum conundrum10/17/2018
    19:39
  32. 40.
    Babbage: What a difference half a degree makes10/10/2018
    23:29
  33. 41.
    Babbage: The Nobel winners explained10/03/2018
    16:22
  34. 42.
    Babbage: Lessons from Spanish flu09/26/2018
    17:10
  35. 43.
    Babbage: Up in smoke09/19/2018
    17:05
  36. 44.
    Babbage: Ma waves ali bye bye09/12/2018
    15:17
  37. 45.
    Babbage: Content liability09/05/2018
    14:20
  38. 46.
    Babbage: Peaks and Valleys08/29/2018
    17:28
  39. 47.
    Babbage: Will Google translate?08/22/2018
    17:18
  40. 48.
    Babbage: Jumping the Q08/15/2018
    19:24
  41. 49.
    Babbage: My corona08/08/2018
    19:39
  42. 50.
    Babbage: Drive.ai time 08/01/2018
    20:50
  43. 51.
    Babbage: Too hot to handle 07/25/2018
    17:06
  44. 52.
    Babbage: Paranoid android 07/18/2018
    16:45
  45. 53.
    Babbage: The Roboburger 07/11/2018
    17:39
  46. 54.
    Babbage: Saving white rhino07/04/2018
    20:05
  47. 55.
    Babbage: Fixing the internet06/27/2018
    14:25
  48. 56.
    Babbage: Fuel for thought06/20/2018
    19:41
  49. 57.
    Babbage: Polio returns06/13/2018
    21:48
  50. 58.
    Babbage: AI will see you now06/06/2018
    18:21
  51. 59.
    Babbage: Gene genius 05/30/2018
    17:24
  52. 60.
    Babbage: Fake views05/23/2018
    17:52
  53. 61.
    Babbage: Show me the way to Cordillera05/16/2018
    15:02
  54. 62.
    Babbage: When an algorithm decides your fate05/09/2018
    20:33
  55. 63.
    Babbage: Big data versus privacy05/02/2018
    32:00
  56. 64.
    Babbage: Insane in the methane04/25/2018
    17:28
  57. 65.
    Babbage: The planet hunter 04/18/2018
    17:34
  58. 66.
    Babbage: Zuckerberg faces Capitol Hill04/11/2018
    21:22
  59. 67.
    Babbage: The information game04/04/2018
    22:45
  60. 68.
    Babbage: Working AI to five03/28/2018
    18:16
  61. 69.
    Babbage: Saving Face...book03/22/2018
    15:43
  62. 70.
    Babbage: Remembering Stephen Hawking03/14/2018
    21:00
  63. 71.
    Babbage: Exploring the ocean's hidden depths 03/07/2018
    15:48
  64. 72.
    Babbage: Automation for the people02/28/2018
    17:35
  65. 73.
    Babbage: Bad AAAS02/21/2018
    18:17
  66. 74.
    The World in 2018: Technology and us02/14/2018
    25:22
  67. 75.
    Babbage: Cars to Mars?02/07/2018
    16:48
  68. 76.
    Babbage: Tech giants go to medical school01/31/2018
    18:26
  69. 77.
    Babbage: Out-of-body organ01/24/2018
    18:09
  70. 78.
    Babbage: The ethics of AI01/17/2018
    20:44
  71. 79.
    Babbage: Submarine drones hunt for missing flight01/10/2018
    16:17
  72. 80.
    Babbage: Trees take a bough01/03/2018
    17:18
  73. 81.
    Babbage: Highlights special12/27/2017
    12:07
  74. 82.
    Babbage: Remaking tigerland12/20/2017
    21:00
  75. 83.
    Babbage: Greetings, Earthlings12/13/2017
    18:08
  76. 84.
    Babbage: Archeology without the digging12/06/2017
    16:14
  77. 85.
    Babbage: The electric-flight plan11/29/2017
    17:18
  78. 86.
    Babbage: The whizz of Oz11/22/2017
    19:35
  79. 87.
    Babbage: Negative emissions 11/15/2017
    19:47
  80. 88.
    Babbage: Leapfrogging forward11/08/2017
    15:46
  81. 89.
    Babbage: Unidentified flying rock11/01/2017
    15:37
  82. 90.
    Babbage: All about that base10/25/2017
    19:00
  83. 91.
    Babbage: Deus ex machina10/19/2017
    22:24
  84. 92.
    Babbage: Are C-sections fuelling the obesity epidemic? 10/11/2017
    16:29
  85. 93.
    Babbage: Sleep, space and a striking storm-source10/04/2017
    19:59
  86. 94.
    Babbage: Send in the microbots09/27/2017
    18:18
  87. 95.
    Babbage: Sailing through space09/20/2017
    16:41
  88. 96.
    Babbage: Curing cancer09/13/2017
    17:03
  89. 97.
    Babbage: I can see you09/06/2017
    15:32
  90. 98.
    Babbage: Weird weather08/30/2017
    14:09
  91. 99.
    Babbage: Memorable moments in technology and science this year08/23/2017
    16:20
  92. 100.
    Babbage: Water and the Jevons Paradox 08/16/2017
    16:06
  93. 101.
    Babbage: A plug for batteries08/09/2017
    17:09
  94. 102.
    Babbage: Hollow-grams?08/02/2017
    18:09
  95. 103.
    Babbage: A boring episode 07/26/2017
    20:40
  96. 104.
    Babbage: Winter is coming07/19/2017
    16:47
  97. 105.
    Babbage: The power of young blood07/12/2017
    19:11
  98. 106.
    Babbage: Fluid intelligence07/05/2017
    16:34
  99. 107.
    Babbage: Printing the future06/28/2017
    16:08
  100. 108.
    Babbage: Taxi for Travis06/21/2017
    15:58
  101. 109.
    Babbage: Civilian drones take flight06/15/2017
    18:35
  102. 110.
    Babbage: Battle of the maps06/07/2017
    19:14
  103. 111.
    Babbage: When AI makes music05/31/2017
    16:16
  104. 112.
    Babbage: Anticipating terrorism05/24/2017
    15:24
  105. 113.
    Babbage: Megatech: Technology in 205005/17/2017
    31:06
  106. 114.
    Babbage: Goodbye glaciers05/10/2017
    17:53
  107. 115.
    Babbage: Soundscape of the deep ocean05/03/2017
    18:42
  108. 116.
    Babbage: When cars fly04/26/2017
    18:02
  109. 117.
    Babbage: The new world of voice cloning04/19/2017
    16:21
  110. 118.
    Babbage: What can science do for my garden?04/12/2017
    24:33
  111. 119.
    Babbage: Defending data04/05/2017
    19:29
  112. 120.
    Babbage: Of machines and men03/29/2017
    17:08
  113. 121.
    Babbage: Uber's trail of woes03/22/2017
    18:16
  114. 122.
    Babbage: Little green men03/15/2017
    17:18
  115. 123.
    Babbage: Building from the atom up03/08/2017
    17:30
  116. 124.
    Babbage: Dragon’s blood medicine03/01/2017
    17:42
  117. 125.
    Babbage: Oceans of pollutants02/22/2017
    15:12
  118. 126.
    Babbage: Cloning time02/15/2017
    16:15
  119. 127.
    Babbage: Game of drones02/09/2017
    16:48
  120. 128.
    Babbage: Adding to reality02/01/2017
    16:35
  121. 129.
    Babbage: Printing parts01/25/2017
    17:58
  122. 130.
    Babbage: The automation game01/18/2017
    23:41
  123. 131.
    Babbage: Conversational computers01/11/2017
    18:56
  124. 132.
    Babbage: War of the words01/04/2017
    19:47
  125. 133.
    Babbage: year end review and preview of 201712/23/2016
    17:52
  126. 134.
    Babbage: The man himself12/21/2016
    15:09
  127. 135.
    Babbage: Thinking deeply12/14/2016
    15:27
  128. 136.
    Babbage: What Einstein got wrong12/07/2016
    15:08
  129. 137.
    Babbage: Big bomber is watching11/30/2016
    15:40
  130. 138.
    Babbage: Snapping planets11/23/2016
    17:07
  131. 139.
    Babbage: No news like fake news11/16/2016
    20:22
  132. 140.
    Babbage: Fighting falsehoods11/10/2016
    16:48
  133. 141.
    Babbage: Super new defibrillator ameliorates prognosis11/02/2016
    15:00
  134. 142.
    Babbage: Can the American election be hacked?10/26/2016
    18:05
  135. 143.
    Babbage: Prospects for new life10/19/2016
    13:33
  136. 144.
    Babbage: Samsung's meltdown10/12/2016
    17:22
  137. 145.
    Babbage: Elevated intelligence10/05/2016
    14:26
  138. 146.
    Babbage: Interplanetary travel09/28/2016
    15:45
  139. 147.
    Babbage: A climate of change09/21/2016
    15:57
  140. 148.
    Babbage: Undermining infection09/14/2016
    16:53
  141. 149.
    Babbage: The renaissance of wood09/07/2016
    13:40
  142. 150.
    Babbage: The Countess of Computers08/31/2016
    16:58
  143. 151.
    Babbage: Exploring the final frontier08/24/2016
    14:21
  144. 152.
    Babbage: The brain that stopped remembering08/17/2016
    15:38
  145. 153.
    Babbage: The evolution of bromance08/10/2016
    14:34
  146. 154.
    Babbage: Didi overtakes Uber08/03/2016
    14:37
  147. 155.
    Babbage: When AI meets reality07/27/2016
    14:04
  148. 156.
    Babbage: What's the matter with the universe?07/20/2016
    15:31
  149. 157.
    Babbage: Fishing beyond borders07/13/2016
    14:35
  150. 158.
    Babbage: Autonomous cars put to the test07/06/2016
    15:03
  151. 159.
    Babbage: The origins of Jupiter06/29/2016
    15:52
  152. 160.
    Babbage: What history might tell us about AI06/22/2016
    16:01
  153. 161.
    Babbage: Gaming goes to Hollywood06/15/2016
    14:25
  154. 162.
    Babbage: The price of a private phone call06/08/2016
    15:57
  155. 163.
    Babbage: Escaping black holes06/01/2016
    14:12
  156. 164.
    Babbage: The evolution of intelligence05/25/2016
    12:51
  157. 165.
    Babbage: Trending: The demise of antibiotics05/19/2016
    17:20
  158. 166.
    Babbage: Yellow fever - the next pandemic?05/11/2016
    14:09
  159. 167.
    Babbage: Will your surgeon be a robot?05/04/2016
    14:04
  160. 168.
    Babbage: The legacy of Chernobyl04/28/2016
    15:59
  161. 169.
    Babbage: One blockchain to rule them all?04/20/2016
    12:24
  162. 170.
    Babbage: Better lives for autistic people04/14/2016
    16:23
  163. 171.
    Babbage: Mark Zuckerberg's vision04/06/2016
    13:27
  164. 172.
    Babbage: What’s in a yeast?03/30/2016
    12:36
  165. 173.
    Babbage: How to crack an iPhone03/23/2016
    13:38
  166. 174.
    Babbage: Data heard, memories retrieved03/16/2016
    11:20
  167. 175.
    Babbage: The future of computing03/09/2016
    13:48
  168. 176.
    Babbage: From footies to selfies03/02/2016
    13:18
  169. 177.
    Babbage: Apple and the reason for sex02/24/2016
    9:23
  170. 178.
    Babbage: 5G to unite them all02/17/2016
    12:08
  171. 179.
    Babbage: Slimy, underwater light-eaters02/10/2016
    12:25
  172. 180.
    Babbage: Frosty organs and doped-up horses02/03/2016
    12:55
  173. 181.
    Babbage: Schizophrenic genes01/27/2016
    13:21
  174. 182.
    Babbage: Viruses and Facebook friends01/20/2016
    13:21
  175. 183.
    Babbage: The pollution solution01/13/2016
    12:30
  176. 184.
    Babbage: Blackholes and hoverboards01/06/2016
    10:31
  177. 185.
    Babbage: The ghosts of Babbage future12/30/2015
    13:51
  178. 186.
    Babbage: The ghost of Babbage past12/23/2015
    11:43
  179. 187.
    Babbage: Climate of change12/16/2015
    17:36
  180. 188.
    Babbage: A bit of peace, round the corner12/09/2015
    11:50
  181. 189.
    Babbage: Materials for making and cleaning12/02/2015
    14:48
  182. 190.
    Babbage: Relativity's revelations11/25/2015
    13:22
  183. 191.
    Babbage: The rise of the drone-selfie11/18/2015
    11:52
  184. 192.
    Babbage: Things visible and invisible11/11/2015
    13:10
  185. 193.
    Babbage: The big chill11/04/2015
    11:10
  186. 194.
    Babbage: Time and energy10/28/2015
    11:47
  187. 195.
    Babbage: Fusion and confusion10/21/2015
    11:34
  188. 196.
    Babbage: Swine lifelines10/14/2015
    11:24
  189. 197.
    Babbage: Nobel's neutrinos10/07/2015
    14:14
  190. 198.
    Babbage: Opportunity and curiosity09/30/2015
    11:56
  191. 199.
    Babbage: Zoning drones09/23/2015
    12:50
  192. 200.
    Babbage: Hybrid fliers09/16/2015
    13:24

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