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What has been happening in the UK and beyond today? Dermot Murnaghan hosts the Sky News Daily podcast featuring news and in-depth analysis from our team of specialist reporters.

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What has been happening in the UK and beyond today? Dermot Murnaghan hosts the Sky News Daily podcast featuring news and in-depth analysis from our team of specialist reporters.

    What does it mean to be black and British? | 20 October 2020

    What does it mean to be black and British? | 20 October 2020

    Government data shows nearly two million black Britons live in England and Wales – each with their own, unique experience.

    But the COVID pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests throughout 2020 exposed some of the inequalities and disparities that still exist in society.

    On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Gamal Fahnbulleh explores his own sense of identity and belonging after recently becoming a father for the first time.

    We hear from his sister Miatta Fahnbulleh, journalist Twiggy Jalloh and Abu Yillah, who is a poet and filmmaker, as they share their thoughts on their Sierra Leonean heritage and straddling two cultures.

    Gamal and his wife Liz also reflect on what making the documentary 'Black, British and Belonging' has meant for their family.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 23 min
    The COVID-19 'circuit breaker': Is this still an option for reducing infection rates?

    The COVID-19 'circuit breaker': Is this still an option for reducing infection rates?

    With infection rates rising, the economy looking precarious and different parts of the UK taking their own paths, what options does the prime minister have to reduce coronavirus cases?

    In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Jonathan Samuels is joined by Professor Christina Pagel, scientist, mathematician and member of the independent SAGE committee; Dr Simon Clarke, associate professor in cellular microbiology at University of Reading; and Kate Andrews, economics correspondent for The Spectator to discuss the "circuit breaker" strategy that was advised by SAGE and dismissed by the government a month ago.

    Plus, Sky's West of England correspondent Dan Whitehead talks us through the Welsh "firebreaker" lockdown.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 29 min
    Brexit: The fight for fish | 16 October 2020

    Brexit: The fight for fish | 16 October 2020

    After months of talks attempting to secure a post-Brexit trade deal, how has fishing come to decide the UK’s political future?

    Northern Ireland, immigration and the budget have all been sticking points in Brexit negotiations - but one that neither side seems willing to budge over on, is fishing.

    In this episode on the Sky News Daily podcast, Dermot Murnaghan speaks to Jeremy Percy, a former fisherman and now chairman of the New Under Tens Fishing Association. They discuss the situation from the perspective of the British fishing industry. Also joining Dermot is Natasha Bowler, Sky’s Brussels producer who explains the politics behind the fishing disputes.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer - Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 25 min
    Rape convictions at record low – is it time we ask an uncomfortable question? | 15 October 2020

    Rape convictions at record low – is it time we ask an uncomfortable question? | 15 October 2020

    Rape is a sensitive issue and one that is not easy for many of us to discuss.

    It’s even harder for those who experience the crime - which is difficult to prosecute.

    But with the lowest conviction levels on record in England and Wales, it prompts an uncomfortable question: Has rape become the perfect crime?

    Bonny Turner and Sam Thompson shared their stories with our 'Off Limits' digital series.

    We hear their experiences on this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast after neither case made it to court.

    Sky's Laura Bundock is also joined by senior producer Liv Moloney, who worked on the documentary - as well as rape survivor Winnie M Li and lawyer Luke Gittos, to discuss the complexities of rape investigations.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 28 min
    The racial killings that shamed two nations | 14 October 2020

    The racial killings that shamed two nations | 14 October 2020

    Two deaths, two countries, twenty-seven years apart. The racial killing of two men that brought people to their feet and demand for change.

    In this episode of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Noel Phillips talks to George Floyd’s son and one of his close friends to mark what would have been his 47th birthday.

    He also speaks to Neville Lawrence, father of Stephen Lawrence who was murdered in south east London 27 years ago. They discuss what changes his son’s killing triggered across the public sector and what is still yet to be done.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Assistant producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Researcher - Rob Fellows
    Interviews producers - Tatiana Alderson
    Interviews producers - Megan Coutts
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 27 min
    Coronavirus: Is the three-tier approach too little too late? | 13 October 2020

    Coronavirus: Is the three-tier approach too little too late? | 13 October 2020

    On Monday, Boris Johnson outlined a new COVID alert system for England aimed at slowing the spread of the virus in hotspot areas.

    The prime minister briefed the nation once again on his plan, hours after the government’s scientists explained the data behind the decision.

    Documents published after Mr Johnson was flanked by his chancellor and England’s chief medical officer in Downing Street, then revealed a ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown for the country had been recommended to ministers by scientists.

    So is the three-tier approach the right one? And will it be enough to stave off a second COVID crisis here?

    Pub owner Matthew Farrell in Liverpool talks to the Sky News Daily podcast about the impact on his business and personal life.

    Plus, Dermot Murnaghan is joined by Sky’s Inzamam Rashid in Liverpool and virus expert, Dr Ria Lina to take a closer look at the new measures and discuss the politics as well as the ‘science’.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Podcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
218 Ratings

218 Ratings

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Missing negative feedback

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Very enjoyable, keep it up

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Yawn. Go hide your pension.

Shocking that he’s still so stuck in his ‘we won’ vote, that he even needs to make the Russia report a ‘fake news’ thing by the vehicle of a suitably selected guest. How about some actual real critique? Sell out. Pathetic.

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