December 12th, 2014
Episode 123 of 1091 episodes
Has Wall Street won out over Washington? We get the view from the US, after a last ditch deal on spending includes the controversial repeal of bank controls drawn up in the wake of the financial crisis. Also, it's tasty, nutritious and super-fashionable in the West, but the increasing popularity of quinoa is proving difficult to stomach in Bolivia - the BBC's Katy Watson explains why. In Mumbai, cinema-goers are celebrating another celluloid love story, as a smash hit Bollywood movie celebrates one thousand consecutive weeks in theatres. And in our weekly discussion, Mark Gilbert of Bloomberg and David Freedman of the Altlantic discuss the economy in Greece, the internet in Spain, and the difficulty we all face in finishing books.
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.