Babbage: How to communicate in a war zone

Destroying an opponent’s ability to communicate is an elementary military tactic. We examine the technologies helping Ukraine to stay connected: from SpaceX’s satellite-internet service, to shortwave radio. Also, what role is social media playing on the front line and in the information war? Alok Jha hosts.Keep up-to-date with the developing situation in Ukraine at full access to The Economist’s print, digital and audio editions subscribe at and sign up for our weekly science newsletter at audio courtesy of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. See for privacy and opt-out information.

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Named after Charles Babbage, a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology. Host Alok Jha talks to our correspondents about the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news. Published every Tuesday by Economist Podcasts. See for privacy and opt-out information.