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Hosted by 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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    • 4.6 • 280 Ratings

Hosted by 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 boy lost in a Syrian “black hole” prison

    The boy lost in a Syrian “black hole” prison

    There’s a Syrian prison, holding hundreds of children who have never been convicted of any crime. Michael Safi tells the story of one of them.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 42 min
    The violent attack on Salman Rushdie

    The violent attack on Salman Rushdie

    Columnist Nesrine Malik on the history of the fatwa against the author Salman Rushdie and power of his work. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min
    Why is England so vulnerable to droughts?

    Why is England so vulnerable to droughts?

    Half of England is in a drought but the culprit is not just climate change. Helena Horton reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 23 min
    One year into Taliban rule: the girls defying bans to go to school

    One year into Taliban rule: the girls defying bans to go to school

    On the anniversary of the fall of Kabul, the Guardian’s senior international correspondent, Emma Graham-Harrison, reports from the secret schools set up in Afghanistan to continue girls’ education. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 27 min
    Tinder turns 10: what have we learned from a decade of dating apps?

    Tinder turns 10: what have we learned from a decade of dating apps?

    Dating apps have opened up opportunities to meet more people, but what have they done to our psyche? Emily Witt looks at how they have shifted the way we understand modern love, sex and relationships. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min
    The FBI raid of Donald Trump’s home

    The FBI raid of Donald Trump’s home

    Congressional reporter Hugo Lowell explains why the FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on Monday morning, and how it may even benefit the former president in the long run. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 23 min

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4.6 out of 5
280 Ratings

280 Ratings

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Why the swearing?

Where was the trigger warning before the Monkeypox episode about the swearing - I was shocked!!!

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Great podcast!

I’m British-born and raised, and listen daily from Australia. New hosts Michael Safi and Nosheen Iqbal have a tough act to follow (Anushka Asthana) but both bring a lot to the party and have made it their own. An excellent and entertaining listen.

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