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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.

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A highlight from Babbage: From pandemic to twindemic

A highlight from Babbage: From pandemic to twindemic

A highlight from Babbage: From pandemic to twindemic

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Boris Johnson Doubles Down on Vaccine Strategy

Boris Johnson Doubles Down on Vaccine Strategy

Boris Johnson Doubles Down on Vaccine Strategy

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A highlight from Babbage: Booster shot

A highlight from Babbage: Booster shot

A highlight from Babbage: Booster shot

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A highlight from Babbage: The building blocks of life

A highlight from Babbage: The building blocks of life

A highlight from Babbage: The building blocks of life

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A highlight from Babbage: Back to school

A highlight from Babbage: Back to school

A highlight from Babbage: Back to school

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A highlight from Babbage: Unstrung  the end of string theory?

A highlight from Babbage: Unstrung the end of string theory?

A highlight from Babbage: Unstrung the end of string theory?

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A highlight from Babbage: Keeping it cool

A highlight from Babbage: Keeping it cool

A highlight from Babbage: Keeping it cool

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A highlight from Babbage: Open-source intelligence

A highlight from Babbage: Open-source intelligence

A highlight from Babbage: Open-source intelligence

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A highlight from Babbage: The shot of the century

A highlight from Babbage: The shot of the century

A highlight from Babbage: The shot of the century

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A highlight from Babbage: Protein power

A highlight from Babbage: Protein power

A highlight from Babbage: Protein power

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A highlight from Babbage: Cloud of suspicion

A highlight from Babbage: Cloud of suspicion

A highlight from Babbage: Cloud of suspicion

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A highlight from Babbage: Urban jungles

A highlight from Babbage: Urban jungles

A highlight from Babbage: Urban jungles

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A highlight from Babbage: Power play

A highlight from Babbage: Power play

A highlight from Babbage: Power play

Aired 4 months ago

A highlight from Babbage: The other environmental emergency

A highlight from Babbage: The other environmental emergency

A highlight from Babbage: The other environmental emergency

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A highlight from Babbage: Mapping Africa

A highlight from Babbage: Mapping Africa

A highlight from Babbage: Mapping Africa

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A highlight from Babbage: A flicker of light for Alzheimers

A highlight from Babbage: A flicker of light for Alzheimers

A highlight from Babbage: A flicker of light for Alzheimers

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A highlight from Babbage: Clearing the air

A highlight from Babbage: Clearing the air

A highlight from Babbage: Clearing the air

Aired 5 months ago

A highlight from Babbage: Its in the genes

A highlight from Babbage: Its in the genes

A highlight from Babbage: Its in the genes

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A highlight from Babbage: The red planet

A highlight from Babbage: The red planet

A highlight from Babbage: The red planet

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A highlight from Babbage: Chips and blocks

A highlight from Babbage: Chips and blocks

A highlight from Babbage: Chips and blocks

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A highlight from Babbage: Belt, road and orbit

A highlight from Babbage: Belt, road and orbit

A highlight from Babbage: Belt, road and orbit

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Babbage: Post-covid syndrome

A highlight from Babbage: Post-covid syndrome

A highlight from Babbage: Post-covid syndrome

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A highlight from Babbage: Promising the earth

A highlight from Babbage: Promising the earth

A highlight from Babbage: Promising the earth

Aired 6 months ago

A highlight from Babbage: Where it began

A highlight from Babbage: Where it began

A highlight from Babbage: Where it began

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A highlight from Babbage: Finger on the pulse of bias

A highlight from Babbage: Finger on the pulse of bias

A highlight from Babbage: Finger on the pulse of bias

Aired 7 months ago