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The Economist launches Boss Class

Boss Class, a new limited series podcast, is one of the first offerings of Economist Podcasts+, a new subscription from The Economist.

The Economist launches Boss Class
John Prideaux: “Boss Class is one of our most popular columns, Bartleby, in podcast form.”

The Economist has announced the release of the first two episodes of Boss Class, a limited series podcast on leadership and management. The podcast is hosted by Andrew Palmer, author of The Economist’s leadership and management column, Bartleby, and features interviews with some of the world’s top executives and workplace experts.

Palmer brings the wry sensibility of the Bartleby column to Boss Class as he discusses the future of management with CEOs, anthropologists and experts on everything from hiring and hybrid work to the elusive art of running a useful meeting, says The Economist. The series’s seven episodes feature Lidiane Jones (Slack), Claire Hughes-Johnson (Stripe), Emma Walmsley (GSK), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Patty McCord (Netflix) and many others as they share practical advice and reveal the secrets to being a better manager.

Boss Class is the first limited series created for subscribers of Economist Podcasts+, The Economist’s new podcast subscription that launched October 24th. The publisher says subscribers to Economist Podcasts+ will get exclusive access to the entire series as well as bonus episodes and a Boss Class webinar. A new episode of Boss Class will drop each Monday through November 27th. Extended bonus interviews will be available through the end of December.

“We’re launching Economist Podcasts+ with a limited-series podcast from the same team that made The Prince and Next Year in Moscow. Boss Class is one of our most popular columns, Bartleby, in podcast form. Whether you aspire to be a better manager, or are just interested in the way organisations function and occasionally malfunction, you are going to want to listen to this,” said John Prideaux, executive director of podcasts and US editor. “Over the time Andrew has been writing the column he has read more about management than anyone in their right mind would ever wish to. Boss Class is his wisdom distilled, and then mixed with experiences shared by leaders who have succeeded in managing the most baffling substance on Earth: people. It’s smart, funny and useful.”

Economist Podcasts+ costs $4.90/£4.90 per month or $49/£49 per year. Current subscribers to The Economist will enjoy all of the benefits of Economist Podcasts+ at no additional cost, added the publisher. The weekday episodes of The Economist’s flagship programme, The Intelligence, will remain available to non-subscribers, as will sample episodes of weekly shows and limited series podcasts, including the first two episodes of Boss Class.

To learn more about Economist Podcasts+ click here.

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