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Hosted by Rachel Humphreys, Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday 

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Hosted by Rachel Humphreys, Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday 

    The murder of Fikile: the woman who took on a coal mine

    The murder of Fikile: the woman who took on a coal mine

    Fikile Ntshangase was involved in a legal dispute over the extension of an opencast mine when she was shot dead in her home. Her daughter Malungelo Kakaza tells her story to Rachel Humphreys. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 29 min
    The problem with OnlyFans’ mainstream dream

    The problem with OnlyFans’ mainstream dream

    When the ‘subscription social network’ OnlyFans announced it would be banning the sexually explicit content that made it a billion-dollar business, sex workers were up in arms – and many observers wondered how the move could make financial sense. Then it had second thoughts. So what does this tech saga tell us about where pornography fits into the future of the internet – and is it just another example of the sex industry treating women as disposable?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 31 min
    Who’s paying for the government’s plan to fix social care?

    Who’s paying for the government’s plan to fix social care?

    The government’s plan to fix the ailing social care system passed into law this week. But who will benefit most and who will pick up the bill?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 29 min
    Is Brexit the reason McDonald's is running out of milkshakes?

    Is Brexit the reason McDonald's is running out of milkshakes?

    As gaps continue to appear on supermarkets shelves and restaurants take unavailable items off menus, Britain’s supply chains appear to be at the centre of a perfect storm of pandemic disruption coupled with post-Brexit labour shortages. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min
    Ecstasy, LSD and magic mushrooms: are these drugs the future of therapy?

    Ecstasy, LSD and magic mushrooms: are these drugs the future of therapy?

    Scientists treating depression and a range of other mental illnesses have been running controlled trials using MDMA and psychedelic drugs such as LSD and the results have been encouraging. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min
    A conversation about Islamophobia in the UK since 9/11

    A conversation about Islamophobia in the UK since 9/11

    Poet Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and standup comedian Nabil Abdul Rashid both came of age in the early 2000s, as Britain’s Muslim communities were feeling the backlash from 9/11. In conversation with Nosheen Iqbal, they look back at the past two decades and ahead to what the future holds for Britain’s Muslims. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 38 min

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