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The Sky News Daily gives you the story beyond the headline. Putting people at the heart of our storytelling with added insight and analysis from our team of specialist correspondents and expert guests, we shine a light on a topic of the day with clarity and authority. Published every weekday.

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The Sky News Daily gives you the story beyond the headline. Putting people at the heart of our storytelling with added insight and analysis from our team of specialist correspondents and expert guests, we shine a light on a topic of the day with clarity and authority. Published every weekday.

    Wagatha Christie: What we've learnt about celebrity culture and footballer's wives

    Wagatha Christie: What we've learnt about celebrity culture and footballer's wives

    In 2019 Coleen Rooney, wife of the former England striker Wayne Rooney effectively accused fellow soccer spouse Rebekah Vardy of leaking her personal information to the British tabloids. She made what became a sensational allegation after apparently ensnaring Vardy in an Instagram sting – earning her the nickname “Wagatha Christie”.

    Vardy has always denied the allegation that she passed on information from Rooney’s private social media account to The Sun newspaper and has taken her case to High Court where she’s suing Colleen Rooney for defamation.

    On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, our arts and entertainment correspondents Katie Spencer and Bethany Minelle summarise the background to the trial. Plus, Camilla Wright, founder of the gossip newsletter PopBitch explains the world of celebrity story-selling, and media lawyer Paul Tweed breaks down the technicalities of libel.

    Producer: Soila Apparicio
    Interviews producer: Alys Bowen
    Archive researcher: Simon Windsor
    Editor: Philly Beamont

    • 22 min
    How much are influencers influencing our mental health?

    How much are influencers influencing our mental health?

    As MPs on the Health and Social Care Committee look at whether people’s perceptions of their body image impact their mental and physical health, the Sky News Daily podcast heard from one reality TV star who has given evidence to them.

    Charlie King was in The Only Way Is Essex and has spoken publicly about his body dysmorphia. He says problems with plastic surgery took him to the “depths of despair”. He tells Leah Boleto about his concerns over social media addiction and the role of influencers.

    Body positivity campaigner Megan Crabbe and mental health campaigner Natasha Devon also join the debate.

    If you need help or support about body image and mental health, charity Young Minds offer this advice https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/coping-with-life/body-image/

    Senior producer: Annie Joyce
    ​​​​​​​Interviews producer: Alys Bowen
    Editor: Philly Beaumont

    Pic credit: Ash Knotek/Shutterstock

    • 22 min
    Ukraine war: Is it make or break for Russia?

    Ukraine war: Is it make or break for Russia?

    When Russian troops invaded Ukraine in February, it felt like Vladimir Putin wanted quick results. But the Russian army has failed on many big fronts. With fighting now concentrating in the eastern Donbas region, what’s next for the president’s strategy?

    On the Sky News Daily with Leah Boleto, Michael Clarke, Professor in War Studies at Kings College London explores if this is a make-or-break moment for Russia.

    Producer: Soila Apparicio
    Editor: Philly Beaumont

    • 19 min
    Exams 2022: Will students get a fair shot at success after COVID?

    Exams 2022: Will students get a fair shot at success after COVID?

    For the first time in two years, this summer will see GCSE and A-level exams take place in England after disruption due to the pandemic.

    On the Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto hears from headteacher Darren Gelder, wellbeing expert Beth Kerr and students Aimee and Sam on how they are feeling. Plus, we put their concerns about fairness to Robin Walker, the minister for school standards at the Department for Education.

    Daily podcast team:
    Editor - Philly Beaumont
    Senior podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Junior producer – Josh Gafson
    Archive researchers - Rob Fellowes and Simon Windsor

    • 20 min
    Ukraine War Diaries: WK 8 - Lost boys, birthdays & Eurovision banter (May 9-13)

    Ukraine War Diaries: WK 8 - Lost boys, birthdays & Eurovision banter (May 9-13)

    In Lviv, Ilyas is reunited with his wife and sons for the first time since they fled to Poland.
    In Kyiv Oksana reflects on how war has wiped birthdays from her social calendar.
    And in Eastern Ukraine, Seva makes a resupply of medical aid to soldiers waiting to be sent to the frontline. Here, he finds a band of brothers in buoyant mood, despite the possibility some may never return.

    Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone.

    BACKGROUND
    Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife and two young sons are now in Poland.
    As of May 2022, Ilyas has returned alone to Kyiv He’s living in the family apartment and working, in part, for the Ukrainian government on specialist projects.

    Oksana, 34, works in overseas education and is married. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in Kyiv and has remained in the Ukrainian capital since the war started.
    Oksana has adopted an abandoned budgie since the war started but many of her closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never returned. She is determined to stay.

    Seva, 40, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. In another life Seva travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular resupply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the frontline in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro.

    Week 8 diary entries were recorded using Wats App voice note and first published on the Ukraine War Diaries podcast feed. To follow this series when it broadcasts, on weekdays, subscribe to Ukraine War Diaries wherever you get your podcasts.

    From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast.

    Series Producer - Rob Mulhern
    Production support - Paul Stanworth

    • 12 min
    Clamping down on climate activists

    Clamping down on climate activists

    The government is cracking down on climate protesters and their "guerrilla-style" tactics by introducing a new Public Order Bill. So how will the climate movement be affected?

    On Sky News ClimateCast, host Leah Boleto speaks to two climate activists with very different views on how to make people care about the climate emergency. Plus David Mercer, our home affairs reporter, has been speaking to an anonymous climate group deflating tyres across the country.

    Host: Leah Boleto
    Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Digital producer: Casey Magloire
    Editor: Philly Beaumont

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
314 Ratings

314 Ratings

J P Slater ,

Thought Provoking Analysis and Experiences

As the war in Ukraine evolves, this podcast gives a thought provoking analysis and shares real life experiences of what’s going on right there on the ground. Presented in a very ethical and fair way. Thankyou.

Leaf2004 ,

An informative listen every day

I started listening to the Sky News Daily wanting to branch out from my usual roster of news podcasts. It’s a great listen; always informative and intriguing. Not too long, although I notice just long enough when the topic warrants it. I enjoy that each day focuses on one topic, explaining the context and exploring the significance of it. I much prefer it to other daily podcasts (sorry BBC Newscast) where it feels like at Sky, the team presents the news seriously. I can go ahead with my day informed about *the* story of the day. A recommended source for your daily news.

Djs888888 ,

Background music too loud on intro

Turn down the background music it makes it hard to concentrate on the intro

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