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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. 

    Murder in Stockholm: who killed Olof Palme?

    Murder in Stockholm: who killed Olof Palme?

    More than three decades on from the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, new evidence has been brought to light that may reveal the identity of his killer. But after 34 years and thousands of theories, will we ever get an answer that truly satisfies everyone?
     
    Guests:
    Oliver Moody, Berlin Correspondent, The Times. 
    Henrik Berggren, a Swedish historian and biographer of Olof Palme.


    Host: David Aaronovitch.


    CLIPS: 1972 UN Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment and Swedish TV show "Kvällsöppet" (1977).
     
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    • 33 min
    Insight investigation: why was the UK so slow to lockdown?

    Insight investigation: why was the UK so slow to lockdown?

    Britain has the worst coronavirus death toll in Europe despite the government insisting they followed the best scientific advice. The Sunday Times Insight team brings you the inside story into what went wrong for the UK. 
     
    Guests:
    Jonathan Calvert, Insight Editor, The Sunday Times.
    George Arbuthnott, Deputy Insight Editor, The Sunday Times.


    With additional reporting from:
    Jonathan Leake, Science and Environment Editor at The Sunday Times.
    Dipesh Gadher, Chief Investigative Reporter at The Sunday Times.


    Host: Manveen Rana. 


    Clips: BBC, @BorisJohnson Twitter
     
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    • 30 min
    Murder in the Kingdom in the Sky

    Murder in the Kingdom in the Sky

    The Prime Minister of Lesotho has resigned amid accusations that he was involved in the murder of his estranged wife. His third wife is also set to stand trial over her alleged involvement in the murder plot. We dive into the politics of the small African kingdom of Lesotho.
     
    Guests:
    Witness, anonymous.
    Lebohang Totanyana, former Minister of Mining in Lesotho.
    Barnaby Mitchell, BBC camera operator.
     
    Host: Manveen Rana. 


    Archive:
    SABC News, Al Jazeera, DW News, KTN News Kenya. Special thanks to the BBC.
    Additional music by Chris Zabriskie.
     
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    • 26 min
    Happiness in lockdown with Laurie Santos

    Happiness in lockdown with Laurie Santos

    With experts suggesting that long term lock down will negatively affect our mental health, we ask: what can we all do to bring delight and joy into our lives during the crisis? 

    Guests: 
    Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University
    Sanjay Shewakramani, Emergency Department doctor
     
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    • 25 min
    Care homes: what went wrong?

    Care homes: what went wrong?

    Care home deaths in England and Wales now account for forty percent of all deaths from coronavirus - and one result has been a political row. Why have things gone wrong for our most vulnerable citizens and the people who care for them?  


    Guests:
    Greg Hurst, social affairs editor at The Times.
    Irene Owen, a 91-year-old resident of Devonshire Court in Leicestershire.
    Sonja Bell, daughter of a elderly resident at The Heights in Buckinghamshire.
    Kimberly Ross, care assistant at Connaught Court in York.
    Karen Casey, activity co-ordinator at Zetland Court in Bournemouth.


    Additional support: Michael Clarke, Times Video Team.


    Host: David Aaronovitch.


    Additional music: Chris Zabriskie (licenced under Creative Commons).


    Clips: BBC, TalkRadio, TalkSport.
     
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    • 27 min
    Diary of a funeral director

    Diary of a funeral director

    When Lee Solomon set up his funeral home, he had one mission: to give families the sendoff they really wanted. But now that's no longer possible. For a month Lee has been keeping an audio diary for us, chronicling the experience of running a funeral home during the Covid-19 outbreak and the hardships that come with it.


    Guest:
    Lee Solomon runs 'Lilies Funeral Directors' in Sutton Coldfield.


    Host: Manveen Rana. 
     
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    • 31 min

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