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Hosted by Anushka Asthana, 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 Anushka Asthana, 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 

    Venezuela: a year on from the failed uprising

    Venezuela: a year on from the failed uprising

    Tom Phillips, the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent, is back in Venezuela a year after the start of a dramatic, but so far unsuccessful, attempt to topple Nicolás Maduro. While conditions in Caracas appear slightly improved, outside the capital conditions in schools and hospitals are appalling – and getting worse. Also today: Jess Cartner-Morley on pockets. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 28 min
    Who killed Swedish prime minister Olof Palme?

    Who killed Swedish prime minister Olof Palme?

    After a night at the cinema in 1986, Olof Palme was assassinated on Stockholm’s busiest street. The killer has never been found. Jan Stocklassa discusses whether novelist Stieg Larsson’s theory can provide any answers. And: the first same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 29 min
    What is it like to come out late in life?

    What is it like to come out late in life?

    Nicholas McInerny, a writer, came out as gay aged 45 and after nearly 20 years of marriage. It took a huge toll on his family and it all came flooding back last week when the TV presenter Phillip Schofield went public with his story. Also today: Alex Hern on the government’s plans to regulate the internet. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 27 min
    Back from the brink of death: reversing a heroin overdose

    Back from the brink of death: reversing a heroin overdose

    Anti-overdose drug naloxone has been in clinical use since the 1970s but not always where it’s needed most. The Guardian’s Jamie Grierson visited Redcar in North Yorkshire where a group of former drug users provide at-risk people with kits that could save their lives. Plus George Monbiot on Storm Ciara and the flooding that has once again devastated parts of England. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 30 min
    Life on Lesbos: what's happening to the refugees there?

    Life on Lesbos: what's happening to the refugees there?

    Harriet Grant travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos to report on the crisis playing out in its refugee camps. Plus: Lisa O’Carroll on Sinn Féin’s election success. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 27 min
    Friends across the divide: does Labour have room for Blairism and Corbynism?

    Friends across the divide: does Labour have room for Blairism and Corbynism?

    Peter Mandelson and Steve Howell represent the two opposite poles of the Labour party: one was a key architect of Blairism, the other of Corbynism. But they started out as inseparable friends at the same school in north London. Now their focus is on what comes next for the party. Plus: Matthew Taylor on the growing prevalence of climate anxiety. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

Kimwestergaard ,

Excellent podcast

Today in Focus is my favorite podcast. It gives you news and politics in the most inspiring way.
Always great experts to cover any item, and the presenter Anushka Ashtana is just brillant.

Jouc3 ,

My daily podcast of choice

I’m Danish, but The Daily is usually the first podcast I listen to in the day. They of course cover British politics, but are also excellent at incorporating world news and in depth reporting on current trends, keeping it fresh and always interesting.

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