Start the Week

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Weekly discussion programme, setting the cultural agenda every Monday

Esther Duflo was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics this autumn for her work in the developing world. In her latest book, Good Economics for Hard Times, the French economist turns her attention to the thorniest issues of our time, from global immigration to climate change. She tells Tom Sutcliffe how the lessons from the world's poorest countries can be applied to Western economies, and why we should be wary of complacency. One of the worst economic crises imaginable struck Weimar Germany in the 1920s. Hyperinflation led to prices in 1923 that were astonishingly a billion times higher than they …

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Andrew Marr with William Feaver, Humphrey Ocean and Kate Grandjouan
Breaking bread together Oct. 21, 2019
Kirsty Wark with Shamil Thakrar, Priya Basil, Joanna Blythman and Thomas Harding.
Global culture Oct. 14, 2019
Andrew Marr with Fatima Bhutto, Erica Whyman, Sook-Kyung Lee and John Burnside.
Lenny Henry Oct. 7, 2019
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Where is power now? Sept. 30, 2019
Andrew Marr with Steve Richards, Ruth Kinna, Catherine Haddon and Eleanor Rhode.
Tom Sutcliffe with Antony Gormley, Laura Wade, Charles Hazlewood and Daniel Rachel.
Escaping the past Sept. 16, 2019
Andrew Marr with Susan Neiman, David Howell, Jane Green and Stuart Ward.
Stephen Fry, Alison Balsom, David Hare and Lucy Hughes-Hallett with Tom Sutcliffe
The power of poetry June 24, 2019
Andrew Marr with Rowan Williams, Martin Sixsmith, Jay Bernard and Kate Clanchy
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Beyond the headlines June 10, 2019
Kirsty Wark with Chris King, Hussein Kesvani, Nicole Rousmaniere and Shahidha Bari.
Andrew Marr with Jared Diamond, David Runciman and Kate Andrews.
Hay Festival May 27, 2019
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Medical controversies May 20, 2019
Andrew Marr with Joshua Mezrich, Angela Saini, Caroline Criado Perez and Richard Ashcroft.
Tom Sutcliffe with Kerry Hudson, Billy Bragg, Howard Brenton and Will Tanner.
Andrew Marr with Marion Turner, Emma Smith and Juliet John.
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Kirsty Wark with Dan Richards, Rebecca Frecknall, Sarah O'Connor and Heida.
Ian McEwan April 15, 2019
Andrew Marr with Booker prize-winning novelist Ian McEwan.