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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.

    Revisiting 'Has the COVID pandemic taught us about happiness?'

    Revisiting 'Has the COVID pandemic taught us about happiness?'

    The Great British weather was a little hit and miss this summer, it’s getting darker earlier into the evening - but it’s not all doom and gloom.

    On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we revisit an episode we brought to you earlier this year looking at the importance of good mental health featuring American Kristen Tcherneshoff who moved to the 'happiest country in the world', former Finland prime minister Alexander Stubb and Sir Anthony Seldon, who first introduced well-being lessons for UK schoolchildren in 2006.

    Daily podcast team:
    Senior podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast researcher - Rosetta Fourlagawo
    Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Archive - Rob Fellowes
    Archive - Nelly Stefanova
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 26 min
    StoryCast '21: EP 15/21 Tim Peake: Britain's first spacewalk

    StoryCast '21: EP 15/21 Tim Peake: Britain's first spacewalk

    In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.
    Tim Peake: Britain’s first spacewalk is episode 15 of the 21-part series StoryCast ’21

    The UK has a long history of exploration, however by 2016, only one astronaut, Helen Sharman, had travelled to space bearing the colours of the UK flag and no Briton had ever experienced the most demanding and perilous experience of spaceflight. That was until one January morning in 2016. Former RAF test pilot, husband and father, Tim Peake, had arrived at The International Space Station (ISS) just weeks before.
    When mission control discovered damage to an external power unit, Peake, and fellow astronaut Tim Kopra, were tasked with its repair - a complex undertaking, fraught with danger, which could only be executed during night orbit at 17,000 km per hour.

    Tim Peake: Britain’s first spacewalk was recorded by Tom Gillespie
    Writing, production and sound design by Rob Mulhern
    Special thanks to Tim Peake and Thomas Moore
    Digital by Tom Gillespie
    Presented by Jayne Secker
    TV treatment, Johnny El-Giathi
    Head of Radio, Sky News Dave Terris
    Design and graphics, Brian Gillingham
    Social media, Chris Scott
    Press and Marketing, Alexandra Horton
    Email: storycast@sky.uk
    For more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21
    #StoryCast21

    • 17 min
    Migration: Why do the UK's borders continue to divide opinion?

    Migration: Why do the UK's borders continue to divide opinion?

    The number of migrants reaching the Kent coast has registered record levels this year, but it's just a small fraction of the number of irregular arrivals, the Sky News data team has found.

    But what is life like in the refugee camps? How do asylum seekers gain access to the boats that they travel in across the channel? And what are the legal implications of Home Secretary Priti Patel’s proposed "turnaround tactics"?

    In this episode, host Gillian Joseph is joined by Kieran Devine from the Sky News Data and Forensics Unit, correspondent Ashna Hurynag, and Mary Stretch from charity Calais Light.

    Daily podcast team:
    Senior podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast researcher - Rosetta Fourlagawo
    Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Archive - Rob Fellowes
    Archive - Nelly Stefanova
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 26 min
    How do we bring to life a conversation about organ donation?

    How do we bring to life a conversation about organ donation?

    Black and Asian people represent about 10% of the UK population, according to NHS Blood and Transplant – but they make up more than a quarter of those waiting for a transplant.

    On the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we hear from Karen Bahia – whose 2-year-old son needs a kidney – and Azeem Ahmad, who is a living donor. Plus, Kiran Bhangal from our radio team and Altaf Kazi from NHS Blood and Transplant discuss the reasons and possible solutions to the issue.

    Daily podcast team:
    Senior podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast researcher - Rosetta Fourlagawo
    Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Archive - Rob Fellowes
    Archive - Nelly Stefanova
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 23 min
    ClimateCast: How do you put a price on nature?

    ClimateCast: How do you put a price on nature?

    On this week's episode of ClimateCast, Sky News Climate Change Correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter and her team travel to the West African country of Gabon for a very special report.

    Gabon is the second most forested country on earth, and forms part of the great Congo Basin rainforest that stretches across central Africa.

    It is also one of a few nations on the planet that absorbs more carbon than it emits, taking in over one hundred million tons of carbon per year - about a quarter of the UK's annual emissions.

    One of the reasons Gabon has avoided destroying its forests for economic gain so far is that it is an oil-rich nation and has traditionally relied on that revenue stream.

    But that won't be the case for much longer.

    The world is moving away from oil, prices are plunging and production is dwindling.

    Now Gabon is asking the international community to pay it to protect the rainforest instead of the easy option of allowing commercial deforestation, the selling of valuable tropical hardwood timber and widespread agriculture.

    And, we speak to Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta from the University of Cambridge about the economics of biodiversity.

    The Dasgupta Review, commissioned by the Treasury in 2019 describes Nature as “our most precious asset,” says it must be at the heart of economics, and claims that humanity has collectively mismanaged its “global portfolio”.

    Professor Dasgupta says his "overarching aim is the reconstruction of economics to include Nature as an ingredient", and states that humanity would need 1.6 Earths to maintain our current way of life.

    And Climate Reporter Victoria Seabrook will brings us the week's latest climate news.

    • 21 min
    StoryCast '21: EP 14/21 Taking down Saddam

    StoryCast '21: EP 14/21 Taking down Saddam

    In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.
    Taking down Saddam is episode 14 of the 21-part series StoryCast ’21

    From Pauls Valley in Oklahoma, USA, Miles Hill always dreamed of joining the US Marine Corps.
    Growing up, family life was coloured by US military history - his grandparents served in World War Two and Korea. So when al Qaeda terrorists attacked the US on 11 September, 2001, it set in motion a chain of events that brought Hill to Iraq in 2003, as part of the Marine Corps.
    An idealistic 19-year-old, Hill had little understanding of geo-politics, but it was his absolute conviction that the world would be a better place without the Saddam Hussein. The Iraqi dictator had been a destabilising influence in the region since the 1990 Gulf War. Now accused of stockpiling weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) as well as forging links with al Qaeda terrorists, Hill and his fellow Marines were tasked with leading the ground invasion and deposing Hussein. On the morning of the invasion, military leaders warned of the bloodiest urban battle in US Marine Corp history. By the end of that day, Miles Hill would find himself at the centre of one of this century’s most iconic moments.

    CREDITS

    ‘Taking down Saddam’ was produced and written by Rob Mulhern.
    Recordings and digital Tom Gillespie
    Special thanks to Miles Hill and David Chater.
    Presented by Jayne Secker
    Sound Design, Rob Mulhern
    TV treatment, Victoria Hudson-Grant
    Archive, Simon Windsor
    Head of Radio, Sky News, Dave Terris
    Design and graphics, Brian Gillingham
    Social media, Chris Scott
    Press and Marketing, Alexandra Horton
    Email: storycast@sky.uk
    For more on this story go to www.skynews/storycast21
    #StoryCast21

    • 18 min

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3.9 out of 5
282 Ratings

282 Ratings

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