The World’s Radio Station

September, 03

How a flexible zoning system would end the UK housing crisis

Drawing concerning comparisons with the ‘shortage economies’ of the former Eastern Bloc,

Anthony Breach argues that our discretionary, case-by-case planning system rations land, restricts the supply of new homes and decreases affordability.


He calls for the UK to scrap this approach and adopt a flexible zoning system,

as seen in countries such as Japan and parts of the USA.

August, 07

Climate Action in the European Union

Host Jason Bordoff is joined by someone who has been at the forefront of the EU’s response,

Executive Vice President of the European Commission in Charge of the European Green Deal,

Frans Timmermans.

August, 07

Radical Uncertainty

John Kay and Mervyn King talk about their book, Radical Uncertainty, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts.


This is a wide-ranging discussion based on the book looking at rationality, decision-making under uncertainty, and the economists’ view of the world.

June, 20

How our flying habits will change

While history shows us that it can take over two years for an aviation demand shock to return to normal,

many people now forecast a permanent drop in travel, particularly for business.


We argue business and personal travel will remain, however, the way people book will change the transport industry.

May, 23

A triangle deal – How covid-19 is reshaping the global order and EU-China relations

Mark Leonard welcomes Lanxin Xiang,

Professor in International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva

and Director of the Centre of One And One Road Studies,

who shares his insights on the changing global order,

China’s attitude towards the EU

and the Chinese “wolf warrior diplomacy”.

May, 23

Mikheil Saakashvili’s Ukrainian Comeback

Agnes meets Max Fras to find out how former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has gained political office in Ukraine.