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
Keir Starmer’s make-or-break conference week
The Labour party meets this weekend in Brighton for its first in-person annual conference since Keir Starmer won the leadership. Jessica Elgot explains why it could define his future prospects. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
The energy crisis no one saw coming
A cold winter, a windless summer, and boom in business have combined to create an energy crisis that is hitting particularly hard in the UK. The Guardian’s energy correspondent Jillian Ambrose explains how it happened – and what it will mean for people. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Germany decides: who will follow Angela Merkel?
German voters will elect a new chancellor for the first time in 16 years on Sunday, as the Angela Merkel era ends. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Going nuclear: the secret submarine deal to challenge China
It came out of the blue – but the new military pact between Australia, the UK and the US could transform international relations for a generation. The Guardian’s defence and security editor, Dan Sabbagh, explains the Aukus deal that has enraged Beijing. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Finally! Get ready for a new season of culture
New albums, new TV series, and actual live shows – the culture taps might have run dry during the pandemic, but this autumn they are switching on again at last. Our critics give their pick of the new crop. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
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 Xhakaza tells her story to Rachel Humphreys. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
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