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Hosted by Michael Safi and Helen Pidd, 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. Today in Focus features journalists such as: Kiran Stacey, Pippa Crerar, Alex Hern, Peter Walker, Luke Harding, Andrew Roth, Shaun Walker and Jim Waterson. The podcast is a topical, deep dive, explainer on a story in the news, covering: current affairs, politics, investigations, leaks, and scandals. It might cover, for example, topics such as: the environment, green issues, climate change, the climate emergency and global warming; American politics including: Biden, Trump, the White House, the GOP, the Republicans and the Republican Party, the Democrats and the Democratic Party; UK politics including: parliament, Labour, the Conservative party, the Liberal Democrats, Rishi Sunak, and Keir Starmer; culture; the royals and the royal family, including King Charles III; HS2; the police; Ukraine; Russia; and Bangladesh

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Hosted by Michael Safi and Helen Pidd, 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. Today in Focus features journalists such as: Kiran Stacey, Pippa Crerar, Alex Hern, Peter Walker, Luke Harding, Andrew Roth, Shaun Walker and Jim Waterson. The podcast is a topical, deep dive, explainer on a story in the news, covering: current affairs, politics, investigations, leaks, and scandals. It might cover, for example, topics such as: the environment, green issues, climate change, the climate emergency and global warming; American politics including: Biden, Trump, the White House, the GOP, the Republicans and the Republican Party, the Democrats and the Democratic Party; UK politics including: parliament, Labour, the Conservative party, the Liberal Democrats, Rishi Sunak, and Keir Starmer; culture; the royals and the royal family, including King Charles III; HS2; the police; Ukraine; Russia; and Bangladesh

    Election Extra: hope (within reason)

    Election Extra: hope (within reason)

    Labour has begun to hint that its ambitions in government will go beyond what it has promised in its manifesto, and sources have told the Guardian of plans to look at redrawing wealth taxes. Archie Bland reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 10 min
    Has Clacton fallen for Nigel Farage?

    Has Clacton fallen for Nigel Farage?

    He claims he could be prime minister in 2029 but first he has to become an MP. Will it be eighth time lucky for Reform’s leader? Esther Addley reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 34 min
    Election Extra: All bets are off

    Election Extra: All bets are off

    The Conservatives have been hit with further irregular gambling allegations and the party’s campaigns director has taken a leave of absence. Archie Bland reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 10 min
    The Lib Dems’ surprising strategy to breach the blue wall

    The Lib Dems’ surprising strategy to breach the blue wall

    The Liberal Democrats began their campaign with eye-catching stunts, but it’s tactical voting that may help them breach the blue wall. Peter Walker reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min
    Election Extra: inflation on target and the SNP manifesto

    Election Extra: inflation on target and the SNP manifesto

    The SNP launched its manifesto today amid polling that shows the once dominant Scottish party facing steep losses. Archie Bland reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 8 min
    Germans are divided. Can Euro 2024 unite them?

    Germans are divided. Can Euro 2024 unite them?

    Thanks to a troubled economy and gains by the far right in the European elections, Germany’s sense of identity is in the balance. Could footballing success bring the country back together? Philip Oltermann reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
243 Ratings

243 Ratings

Simon & the Machine ,

5 years

5 years eh?! Love listening to you guys. En anglais s'il vous plait!!!

all in side ,

What a garbage podcast … why would you even air this ?.. embarrassing

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sunbeamsandleaves ,

Used to like this podcast, but coverage of Israel-Hamas war is Anti Israel

The coverage of the Israel-Hamas war is very biased in favour of Palestinians, and critical of Israel. The people they interview blame Israel for everything, never underscoring Israel did not start this war, or that Israeli’s are grieving and at war as well. Hamas uses their own civilians as human shields. They think the more people dead, the better, for their beloved Jihad. How is it a news agency staffed by apparently intelligent people are failing to comprehend this? There’s no other interpretation to the nonsense settler colonialist narrative employed by absolute idiots other than antisemitism.

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