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: EP35 - The bloody dark, bathroom pits & the blitz of Kyiv (Nov 28 – 2Dec)
Under siege in Kyiv, Ilyas endures his longest blackout.
Military volunteer, Seva, sources chainsaws for comrades in the east and in her mind, Oksana visits the rooftop of her apartment block to offer a god-like view of a Ukrainian capital under siege.
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 December 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.
EP57 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
Royal race row: Can they modernise?
The Prince and Princess of Wales's first overseas trip since the Queen's death has been overshadowed by controversy at home. The prince’s godmother has resigned from her role in the royal household after she repeatedly asked Ngozi Fulani, a black domestic abuse campaigner, where she “really came from”.
A spokesperson for Prince William, who is on a three-day visit to Boston, Massachusetts, said Lady Susan Hussey's comments were "unacceptable" and that "racism has no place in our society".
On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson gets the reaction in Boston from Sky's royal correspondent Laura Bundock and speaks to Sunder Katwala from British Future about diversity in Buckingham Palace. Plus, PR specialist Professor Cele Otnes speaks about the role the younger royals could play in rebranding the Royal Family.
Podcast producer - Rosie Gillott
Junior podcast producer – Jada-Kai Meosa John
Interviews producer – Alys Bowen
Digital producer - David Chipakupaku
Editor - Philly Beaumont
New Alzheimer's drug: How much of a breakthrough is it?
A drug used in clinical trials has been found to slow memory loss in patients with the condition - and although lecanemab is not a cure, it has got a lot of scientists and others very excited.
On the Sky News Daily podcast, Niall Paterson speaks to Scott Mitchell, the widower of the late Dame Barbara Windsor, who died with the disease, about what the breakthrough means to his campaign to raise awareness.
Plus Tom Clarke, Sky’s science and technology editor, explores how much of a difference the drug could make and what happens next.
Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce
Interviews producer: Alys Bowen
Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku
Archiver researcher: Nelly Stefanova
Editor: Philly Beaumont
Ukraine's other battle: Keeping the power on
Intense missile strikes from Russia have left Ukraine with country-wide power outages and blackouts. Satellite images show how dark the country has become compared to its neighbours. How will the darkness affect Ukraine as the war enters the winter months?
On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by our security and defence editor Deborah Haynes as they explore the impact the continued Russian shelling is having on Ukraine's power grid, and the bleak winter ahead.
Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer
Soila Apparicio – podcast producer
Jada-Kai Meosa John - junior podcast producer
David Chipakupaku – podcast promotion producer
Philly Beaumont - editor
Fear and fury in China – what does President Xi do now?
Protests have sprung up across some of China's biggest cities with demonstrators shouting "down with the CCP, down with Xi Jinping". The protests, originally sparked by frustration at continued COVID lockdown measures, are now being seen as a challenge to the Communist leadership in the country in general.
On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to Sky News' Asia correspondent Helen-Ann Smith, who has witnessed protests in Shanghai. Plus, Cindy Yu, host of The Spectator's Chinese Whispers podcast, on the threat continued unrest poses to China's leader, Xi Jinping.
Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
Junior Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John
Digital Producer: David Chipakupaku
Editor: Philly Beaumont
The Dark Web: Exploring the 'murder-for-hire' sites
The dark web is a hidden space on the internet where your activity can be anonymous and private. Among these dark websites, there’s a disturbing amount of apparent "murder-for-hire" sites offering hitman services.
On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood explores the use of "murder-for-hire" websites with hacker and dark web vigilante Chris Monteiro, while one victim tells us how dangerous they are.
Also, Andy Greenberg, author of Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency and senior writer at WIRED magazine, helps us understand what is being done to combat them.
Producers: Soila Apparicio and Tom Gillespie
Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku
Editor: Philly Beaumont
Really enjoy listening to the daily podcasts with Niall.
Really great news 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