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Our new free daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day, it is hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch. 

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Our new free daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day, it is hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch. 

    The Jeffrey Epstein Scandal: Who is Ghislaine Maxwell?

    The Jeffrey Epstein Scandal: Who is Ghislaine Maxwell?

    British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell - who was a close companion of Jeffrey Epstein - is facing decades in jail after being arrested over charges which include the enticement of minors and sex trafficking of children.


    Guests: 
    Henry Zeffman, Times Washington Correspondent.
    Rosie Kinchen, associate editor and the main interviewer of News Review at The Sunday Times. 


    Host: David Aaronovitch.


    Clips used: Channel 4, BBC, Sky News, NBC, CNN, CBS, Nine Network Australia.


    Additional music: Bodysurfer (licensed under Creative Commons).
     
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    • 29 min
    Bill Browder vs Vladimir Putin

    Bill Browder vs Vladimir Putin

    Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was killed in a Russian prison in 2009. Bill Browder shares his decade long journey for justice- campaigning for a new UK law that takes on people who breach human rights. 


    Guest: 
    Bill Browder, financier and head of the Magnitsky Global Justice campaign.


    Host: Manveen Rana. 


    Clips used: Euronews, Al Jazeera, CBC.


    Additional music: Jordan Powell, Kai Engel, Komiku and Mystery Mammal (licensed under Creative Commons).
     
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    • 31 min
    Katie Hopkins: Was Twitter right to ban her?

    Katie Hopkins: Was Twitter right to ban her?

    What does the permanent banning of controversial right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins from Twitter say about the current landscape of social media platforms? And will Parler ever take Twitter's place online?


    Guests: 
    Hugo Rifkind, Times Columnist and leader writer.


    Host: David Aaronovitch.


    Clips used: BBC, Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, ABC, Fox News, ITV, Sky New Australia.
     
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    • 30 min
    Bow bells and facemasks: The end of lockdown in the East End

    Bow bells and facemasks: The end of lockdown in the East End

    Across Britain, we are emerging from lockdown. But not everything is back to normal. As shops and pubs reopen their doors, we spend some time with three iconic businesses in London's East End. 


    Guests: 
    Anna Sereno, E. Pellicci's Cafe
    Reggie Adams, Marquis of Cornwallis pub
    Mohsin Hassan, Ali's Barber Shop


    Host:
    Manveen Rana, Asya Fouks
     
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    • 29 min
    Investigating the true origins of Covid-19

    Investigating the true origins of Covid-19

    An investigation by The Sunday Times has found evidence that connects a deadly incident in 2012 in southern China with the current global pandemic.


    Guests:
    Jonathan Calvert, Insight Editor
    George Arbuthnott, Insight Deputy Editor


    Host:
    Manveen Rana


    Clips:
    BBC, Sky News, CBS, CNN, WHO
     
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    • 34 min
    Sir David King: are we easing lockdown too soon?

    Sir David King: are we easing lockdown too soon?

    As most of England eases lockdown, we ask: is the government making the right move?


    Guest: 
    Sir David King, former chief scientific adviser, chair of the Independent SAGE.


    Host: Manveen Rana. 


    Clips used: Independent SAGE, ITV News, BBC, PBS.


    Additional music: Komiku, Monplaisir, Scott Holmes (licensed under Creative Commons).
     
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    • 33 min

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