Ireland, Berlusconi, food prices

In the podcast this week: We ask whether the resignation of four officials earlier this week marks the end of the Berlusconi era; we look at the results of the Food and Agriculture Organization food outlook report, published yesterday, about rising prices and what this means for emerging markets and we ask what is the future for Ireland as it teeters on the edge of accepting a bailout loan from the EU and the IMF.

Presented by Gideon Rachman with David Gardner, Martin Sandbu and Stefan Wagstyl in the studio, Geoff Dyer in Beijing and Guy Dinmore in Rome.

Produced LJ Filotrani