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The Sky News Daily podcast with Niall Paterson brings a deeper look at the big stories - with Sky News correspondents and expert guests.

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The Sky News Daily podcast with Niall Paterson brings a deeper look at the big stories - with Sky News correspondents and expert guests.

    Ukraine War Diaries: EP34- Ghosts of Chernobyl, going south & grave phone calls (Nov 21-24)

    Ukraine War Diaries: EP34- Ghosts of Chernobyl, going south & grave phone calls (Nov 21-24)

    In the dark of Kyiv, Ilyas fears for the under-fire Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, knowing how the 1986 Chernobyl disaster continues to impact lives in Ukraine to this day. 
    With new orders, military volunteer Seva, prepares to go on assignment in southern Ukraine, but not before an unexpected meeting with two soldiers involved in the recent liberation of Kherson.
    And feeling helpless overseas, Oksana desperately tries to reach her family in the midst of yet another devastating missile attack.
     
    OUR DIARISTS
     
    Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland.
    As of November 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv.
     
    Seva, 40, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He’s originally from a small village near Dnipro.
     
    Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv. 
    Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s continues to try and make a life there.
     
    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.
     
    EP34 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note.
     
    From the producers of Sky News’ multi-award winning series – StoryCast.
     
    Producer: Rob Mulhern
    Editor: Paul Stanworth
    Digital Promotion: David Chipakupaku

    • 12 min
    'Fear and intimidation' – the tactics of Iran's secret police

    'Fear and intimidation' – the tactics of Iran's secret police

    State secret police have been accused of abducting and killing civilians on the street of Iran, a country where hundreds of people have died and violence continues to escalate during protests which have been raging for 10 weeks.

    On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Victoria Elms and Sanya Burgess from Sky News’ digital investigations team which has carried out a special investigation into CCTV footage of a murder, carried out in broad daylight, seemingly by Iran's feared secret police. Plus, Iranian historian Ali Ansari on the government's plan to spread terror in the population to consolidate its own control.

    Podcast producer- Rosie Gillott
    Junior podcast producer – Jada-Kai Meosa John
    Interviews producer – Alys Bowen
    Digital producer - David Chipakupaku
    Editor - Philly Beaumont

    • 26 min
    Scottish Independence: A blow for Sturgeon - so what next?

    Scottish Independence: A blow for Sturgeon - so what next?

    Supreme Court judges have decided unanimously that an Indyref2 vote cannot go ahead without the UK parliament’s permission. But it’s not the end of the debate – or Scotland’s First Minister’s fight to break free from Great Britain.

    On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson looks at what the judgment means both politically and legally with our Scotland correspondent Connor Gillies. Plus, reaction from both sides of the debate as we speak to Kevin Hague, chair of pro-union think tank These Islands, and Lesley Riddoch, columnist for Scottish papers The Herald and The National, who supports Scottish independence.

    Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer
    Alys Bowen – interviews producer
    Philly Beaumont – editor

    • 19 min
    Musk and Twitter: The end or a new beginning?

    Musk and Twitter: The end or a new beginning?

    Since Elon Musk bought and took over Twitter three weeks ago, he’s re-visioned the platform with “free speech” at its core. But his takeover has seen an exodus of staff and a series of user-reported issues. Twitter has been a resource for connecting with officials, celebrities, and each other, but can it withstand the changes made under Musk?

    On the Sky News Daily, Niall Patterson speaks to our technology reporter Tom Acres about what has happened since Musk took over. Also, former Twitter EMEA Vice President Bruce Daisley helps us understand the culture of Twitter, and Silicon Valley historian Margaret O’Mara on its future.

    Producers: Soila Apparicio and Rosie Gillott
    Junior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John
    Interviews Producer: Alys Bowen
    Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku
    Editor: Philly Beaumont

    • 20 min
    Armband row: Did football just score an own goal?

    Armband row: Did football just score an own goal?

    LGBT+ rights activists and campaigners have condemned FIFA’s threats to sanction players who wear OneLove armbands at the World Cup in Qatar. England, Wales and five other European nations have confirmed their players will not wear the armband as a result.

    On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Sky News’ sports correspondent Rob Harris in Qatar, and Jon Holmes, from the campaigning and advocacy group Sports Media LGBT+ about FIFA’s missed opportunity to make a stand for equality in football.

    Producer - Rosie Gillott
    Interviews producer – Alys Bowen
    Digital producer - David Chipakupaku
    Editor - Philly Beaumont

    • 19 min
    Big Ideas Live: Can the UK become a science superpower?

    Big Ideas Live: Can the UK become a science superpower?

    Jeremy Hunt, the chancellor, wants to turn the UK into the next Silicon Valley. The question many scientists are asking is: How? Although there were no cuts to science and technology in Mr Hunt’s autumn statement, those in the field say a lot more must be done to realise the government's ambition.

    For a special Sky News Daily, Tom Clarke, our science and technology editor, is joined by a panel of experts for Sky’s Big Ideas live event in London to discuss whether the UK can be a science and technology superpower. His guests include Mark Walport, the former chief scientific adviser to the government, Daniel Korski, chief executive of Public, and Zoe McDougall, from Oxford Nanopore Technologies.

    Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Editor: Philly Beaumont

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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335 Ratings

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Informative

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Great Podcast

Niall has a very professional style of delivering news, getting to the heart of the story whilst fairly hearing out and presenting all sides. These podcasts are going exactly that in more depth for the important issue of the day. Well worth listening to

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