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What has been happening in the UK and beyond today? Dermot Murnaghan hosts the Sky News Daily podcast featuring news and in-depth analysis from our team of specialist reporters.

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What has been happening in the UK and beyond today? Dermot Murnaghan hosts the Sky News Daily podcast featuring news and in-depth analysis from our team of specialist reporters.

    #EndSARS protests: The most important moment in Nigeria’s history? | 23 October 2020

    #EndSARS protests: The most important moment in Nigeria’s history? | 23 October 2020

    That is how Nigerian music star Burna Boy described the recent demonstrations. Speaking exclusively to Sky News, he said the nature of politics in his homeland has changed.

    What more do we know about SARS – Nigerian police’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad - and the movement protesting against alleged brutality?

    And how will the international community respond?

    On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by our Africa correspondent John Sparks to take a closer look at what has been going on in the country following recent violent clashes.

    Plus, hear John’s interview with Burna Boy, who expressed shock at the events this week and called for change.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer - Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 22 min
    COVID: Hopes and tiers for Christmas – is there an exit strategy? | 22 October 2020

    COVID: Hopes and tiers for Christmas – is there an exit strategy? | 22 October 2020

    More than seven million people in England will be living under the toughest COVID restrictions by this weekend.

    What went wrong in Greater Manchester?

    And as South Yorkshire joins the Tier 3 club, we ask: is there an exit strategy?

    On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast our deputy political editor Sam Coates is joined by our correspondent Inzamam Rashid and Dr Ria Lina, a virus expert.

    Plus, Sky’s North of England correspondent Katerina Vittozzi speaks to soft play owner Bev Collier-Nelson in Wigan about the challenges of COVID restrictions.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 35 min
    COVID crisis in the arts: Will the show go on? | 21 October 2020

    COVID crisis in the arts: Will the show go on? | 21 October 2020

    Government has promised to inject a £1.57bn rescue fund into UK arts organisations that have been crippled by COVID-19.

    But as Britain faces a second wave, the performing arts are still paralysed and self-employed staff in the industry remain jobless.

    While venues may have been given a financial lifeline, will it be enough to save the people who bring performances to life?

    On this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Bethany Minelle is joined by actor Adrian Schiller and dancer Fiona Jeffrey to discuss how they're coping in a halted industry with a precarious future. We also speak to theatre veteran Simon Callow about why he believes the show will go on.

    Plus, we hear from writer Dave Clements about why a cultural escape is essential for our mental health.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer - Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 33 min
    What does it mean to be black and British? | 20 October 2020

    What does it mean to be black and British? | 20 October 2020

    Government data shows nearly two million black Britons live in England and Wales – each with their own, unique experience.

    But the COVID pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests throughout 2020 exposed some of the inequalities and disparities that still exist in society.

    On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Gamal Fahnbulleh explores his own sense of identity and belonging after recently becoming a father for the first time.

    We hear from his sister Miatta Fahnbulleh, journalist Twiggy Jalloh and Abu Yillah, who is a poet and filmmaker, as they share their thoughts on their Sierra Leonean heritage and straddling two cultures.

    Gamal and his wife Liz also reflect on what making the documentary 'Black, British and Belonging' has meant for their family.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 23 min
    The COVID-19 'circuit breaker': Is this still an option for reducing infection rates?

    The COVID-19 'circuit breaker': Is this still an option for reducing infection rates?

    With infection rates rising, the economy looking precarious and different parts of the UK taking their own paths, what options does the prime minister have to reduce coronavirus cases?

    In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Jonathan Samuels is joined by Professor Christina Pagel, scientist, mathematician and member of the independent SAGE committee; Dr Simon Clarke, associate professor in cellular microbiology at University of Reading; and Kate Andrews, economics correspondent for The Spectator to discuss the "circuit breaker" strategy that was advised by SAGE and dismissed by the government a month ago.

    Plus, Sky's West of England correspondent Dan Whitehead talks us through the Welsh "firebreaker" lockdown.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 29 min
    Brexit: The fight for fish | 16 October 2020

    Brexit: The fight for fish | 16 October 2020

    After months of talks attempting to secure a post-Brexit trade deal, how has fishing come to decide the UK’s political future?

    Northern Ireland, immigration and the budget have all been sticking points in Brexit negotiations - but one that neither side seems willing to budge over on, is fishing.

    In this episode on the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan speaks to Jeremy Percy, a former fisherman and now chairman of the New Under Tens Fishing Association. They discuss the situation from the perspective of the British fishing industry. Also joining Dermot is Natasha Bowler, Sky’s Brussels producer who explains the politics behind the fishing disputes.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer - Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 25 min

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