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Understanding coronavirus mutations.

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Understanding coronavirus mutations.

    The Strain in Spain

    The Strain in Spain

    Adam and James are joined by Dr Emma Hodcroft from the University of Basel to discuss the new coronavirus strain which was discovered in Spain. And the Castermind quiz returns for a second week.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Ben Weisz, Alix Pickles
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 32 min
    Corbinned

    Corbinned

    Labour has suspended Jeremy Corbyn from the party over his reaction to a highly critical report on anti-Semitism.

    Adam, Vicki Young and Nick Watt discuss what's in the long-awaited EHRC report. How did a party that prides itself on anti-racism ended up breaching the Equality Act? And is this the start of a civil war in the party?

    And how is France dealing with another grim terrorist attack and impending lockdown?

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Ben Weisz and Frankie Tobi
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 33 min
    Lockdown! Part Deux

    Lockdown! Part Deux

    France and Germany have announced today they will both reintroduce national restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19. Katya joins Adam to talk through the situation on the continent. And, will a second wave in the UK be worse than the first? James Gallagher explains the concerns of some senior scientific advisers.

    And as the five migrants who drowned trying to cross the Channel are all named as members of the same family, BBC Persia’s Jiyar Gol tells us what we know about them, and others trying to make the same journey.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Frankie Tobi, Ben Weisz
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 33 min
    Pick ’N Don’t Mix

    Pick ’N Don’t Mix

    Adam is joined by Professor Dame Anne Johnson, who’s about to take over as president of the Academy of Medical Sciences. She joins our Health Editor Hugh Pym to discuss the latest pandemic figures, and whether the public are getting the message about social distancing.

    And as the inquiry into the Scottish Government’s handling of allegations against Alex Salmond heats up, Sarah Smith puts it in context, and explains why it could prove tricky for the First Minister.

    Studio Director: Frank McWeeny
    Producers: Ben Weisz, Sej Asar, Jo Deahl
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 31 min
    Fergus is positive

    Fergus is positive

    Back in April, there were fears the NHS would be overwhelmed by the number of people needing treatment for Covid-19. Six months on, Fergus Walsh is back in an intensive care unit speaking to staff and patients. How is everyone coping this time round? And, will the government to change its policy on free school meals? As pressure mounts from both the public and some Conservative MPs, the BBC’s Jessica Parker talks us through the latest.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Frankie Tobi, Jo Deahl
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    Get in touch: newscast@bbc.co.uk

    • 32 min
    Castermind

    Castermind

    Newscaster JR is the first contestant in the first ever Newscast quiz. And why is Beyonce posting about the Nigeria Sars protests? The BBC's Mayeni Jones joins Adam to discuss what is going on in Lagos.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Ben Weisz, Sej Asar, Alix Pickles, Frankie Tobi
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    Get in touch: newscast@bbc.co.uk

    • 34 min

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Moved to write by entirely sympathetic non challenging almost sycophantic interview I’ve just heard with the first minister or wales. Everyone even keen to chip in at the end and say bye in such a warm endearing fashion. Shocking! Where is the challenging snide remarks you visit on our elected government. Laura even led him down a path to elicit adverse comments against our democratic prime minister. Most remarkable and a take my hat off to him was the very diplomatic first ministers empathetic response. Surely not what Laura hoped to hear but still had to broadcast. Richard

ash19999971 ,

Normally Great but missing main stories now

I normally wait for this podcast to come out because it is so good. But the past two episodes have just completely missed the mark when it comes to main news. On Friday, instead of talking about the actual news story in detail (point of the podcast) they do a 15 minute segment where they do a pointless pub quiz?? Secondly on Tuesday they miss out the big news about the internal market bill passing and ramble on about squid brains? Poor topic decisions guys sort it out.

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