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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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Babbage: Nobel minds - burst 4

Babbage: Nobel minds - burst 4

Babbage: Nobel minds - burst 4

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Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to 3 Scientists for Work on Black Holes

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to 3 Scientists for Work on Black Holes

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to 3 Scientists for Work on Black Holes

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Babbage: The rise of robo-doc - burst 4

Babbage: The rise of robo-doc - burst 4

Babbage: The rise of robo-doc - burst 4

Aired 6 months ago

President, Fraud And Nobel Prize discussed on The Economist: Babbage

President, Fraud And Nobel Prize discussed on The Economist: Babbage

President, Fraud And Nobel Prize discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 8 months ago

Babbage: Judging the book  - burst 2

Babbage: Judging the book - burst 2

Babbage: Judging the book - burst 2

Aired 10 months ago

Malaria, Sean Burke Nets And World Health Organization discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Malaria, Sean Burke Nets And World Health Organization discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Malaria, Sean Burke Nets And World Health Organization discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 1 year ago

Google, Holding Company And Larry Page discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Google, Holding Company And Larry Page discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Google, Holding Company And Larry Page discussed on The Economist: Babbage

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Gordon, Professor And Canada discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Gordon, Professor And Canada discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Gordon, Professor And Canada discussed on The Economist: Babbage

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China, Tech Titans Of China And Rebecca Fan discussed on The Economist: Babbage

China, Tech Titans Of China And Rebecca Fan discussed on The Economist: Babbage

China, Tech Titans Of China And Rebecca Fan discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 1 year ago

Nasser, Singapore And Joe discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Nasser, Singapore And Joe discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Nasser, Singapore And Joe discussed on The Economist: Babbage

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NASA, Soviet Union And Fifteen Years discussed on The Economist: Babbage

NASA, Soviet Union And Fifteen Years discussed on The Economist: Babbage

NASA, Soviet Union And Fifteen Years discussed on The Economist: Babbage

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Musk, Capella And CEO discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Musk, Capella And CEO discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Musk, Capella And CEO discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 1 year ago

The Hunt for Water Beneath Mars

The Hunt for Water Beneath Mars

The Hunt for Water Beneath Mars

Aired 2 years ago

UN, European Space Agency And China discussed on The Economist: Babbage

UN, European Space Agency And China discussed on The Economist: Babbage

UN, European Space Agency And China discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 2 years ago

FDA discussed on The Economist: Babbage

FDA discussed on The Economist: Babbage

FDA discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 2 years ago

Dolphins, Tom and Matt discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Dolphins, Tom and Matt discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Dolphins, Tom and Matt discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 2 years ago

Spotify, Chris Anderson and Airbnb discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Spotify, Chris Anderson and Airbnb discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Spotify, Chris Anderson and Airbnb discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 2 years ago

Venezuela, Polio and Polio Vaccine discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Venezuela, Polio and Polio Vaccine discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Venezuela, Polio and Polio Vaccine discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 2 years ago

Tim Cross, Joe and Lincoln discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Tim Cross, Joe and Lincoln discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Tim Cross, Joe and Lincoln discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 2 years ago

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discussed on The Economist: Babbage

discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 2 years ago

Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Netherlands discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Netherlands discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Netherlands discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 2 years ago

Prostate Cancer, Tim Cross and US discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Prostate Cancer, Tim Cross and US discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Prostate Cancer, Tim Cross and US discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 2 years ago

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discussed on The Economist: Babbage

discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 2 years ago

Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs and John Kerry discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs and John Kerry discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs and John Kerry discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 2 years ago

HIV, Microcephaly and David Smith discussed on The Economist: Babbage

HIV, Microcephaly and David Smith discussed on The Economist: Babbage

HIV, Microcephaly and David Smith discussed on The Economist: Babbage

Aired 2 years ago