This is a bonus episode featuring parts of Cardiff Garcia’s interview with economist Anne Case that did not make it into the episode published on April 21.

In this Alphachat extra the two discuss Anne’s experience dealing with bloggers and other commentators who react to her work, how her research in South Africa shaped her approach to health economics and why height turns out to be such a useful variable in her research.

 

Siona Jenkins asks the FT’s Helen Warrell and Sam Jones how Britain’s defence and security services will be affected by Brexit

 

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend six top reads to bring solace and advice in turbulent times. In the fourth episode of our second series, Helen Barrett, Miranda Green and Andrew Hill discuss ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St John Mandel

 

A week in which Britain was shaken. And how Labour and Ukip will tackle terrorism. With George Parker, Sam Jones, Matt Singh and Miranda Green of the Financial Times. Presented by Sebastian Payne.

 

What kind of messages are voters most likely to remember during election campaigns? Zosia Wasik investigates which manifesto promises have made most impression on British voters ahead of next month’s election.

 

Donald Trump reset US relations with the Sunni Arab world during a foreign trip that included visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel. But how much has the substance of US policy towards the Middle East changed? The FT’s Ben Hall discusses the issue with deputy editor Roula Khalaf, Gulf correspondent Simeon Kerr and Jerusalem bureau chief John Reed.

 

President Michel Temer has been caught up in the latest bribery probe, centred on JBS, one of the country’s biggest multinationals. A series of investigations since 2014 has exposed a system of patronage that is entrenched among the business and political elite but Joe Leahy and Andres Schipani say the culture is proving hard to change

 

Economist Alice Rivlin joins Cardiff Garcia to discuss her storied Washington career, from her roles in three different presidential administrations, to the first director of the Congressional Budget Office, to Vice-Chair of the Federal Reserve, to her current post at the Brookings Institution.

 

A stronger euro, a weaker dollar, a nervous pound – currencies sparred with each other but none looked capable of delivering a knockout blow. Tim Graf of State Street tells Roger Blitz why the market is in a circumspect, defensive mood

 

Andy Bounds reports from a city in mourning in the aftermath of the terror attack at the Manchester Arena.