Hosted by Anushka Asthana and Rachel Humphreys, 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
Risk, reward and the AstraZeneca vaccine
People in the UK under 30 will be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine because of a possible link to rare blood clots. Could the move dent confidence in the widely used jab?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
The death of George Floyd and the case against Derek Chauvin – podcast
The death of George Floyd after being restrained by Minneapolis police last year sparked a wave of outrage that swept across the US and then the world. Now the police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes is on trial for his murder. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
How can the UK stop harassment and sexual abuse in schools? – podcast
The Everyone’s Invited website has collected 14,000 testimonies so far, painting a picture of widespread sexual harassment and violence in our schools. Everyone’s Invited founder Soma Sara and the Guardian’s senior news reporter Alexandra Topping discuss the outcry, the impact and whose responsibility it is to do something about it. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Why the government's race report sparked a furious backlash
A new report into racial inequality in the UK has been condemned by campaigners and was called a ‘green light for racists’ by Doreen Lawrence. Aamna Mohdin examines what it says and why the response has been so damning. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
A year of Keir: has the Covid pandemic sidelined Labour's leader?
Keir Starmer is marking a year as leader of the Labour party in which one issue has dominated above all else. The Guardian’s political editor, Heather Stewart, examines where the party is heading under his leadership. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Why are gay conversion practices still legal in the UK?
The UK government has pledged to ban gay conversion practices – which involve trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. But they are still legally taking place across the country. George and Joe describe the impact of going through it and the MP Alicia Kearns talks about the fight to have it banned. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
One of my absolute favourite podcasts.
A must listen
This a fab podcast, hugely recommended. Great research, wide ranging topics, lovely music. Anushka is a super host, engaging, funny, smart and v personable. I listen every day.
Intelligent and brilliantly presented
These podcasts are excellent, giving detailed, well-researched, intelligent and wonderfully produced programs on current issues. Best of all, they provide food for thought, often getting journalists working on contemporary stories to discuss the background to the issues they have reported on. The podcast’s host, Anushka Asthana, is great at laying out the issues clearly and engagingly, and most importantly, based on thorough investigation. I listen to a lot of podcasts; these are amongst the very best.