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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.

    Monkeypox: How concerned should we be?

    Monkeypox: How concerned should we be?

    Cases of the Monkeypox virus are on the rise in 11 countries, including the UK, and test and trace procedures are being introduced to monitor its spread. But is the virus something to worry about, or can it be ignored?

    On the Sky News Daily podcast Leah Boleto gets the latest on the spread of the virus from Sky’s science correspondent Thomas Moore and Professor of Medicine at the University of East Anglia, Paul Hunter. Plus, Dr Claire Dewsnap, from the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV explores the impact the virus could have on sexual health treatment across the UK.

    Daily podcast team:
    Editor: Philly Beaumont
    Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott

    • 21 min
    Russia invades Ukraine: Could the war spread to Moldova?

    Russia invades Ukraine: Could the war spread to Moldova?

    Transnistria is an unrecognised breakaway state in Moldova. The US has suggested there are “indications” that Russia wants to build a land bridge through Ukraine to Transnistria. But would that pull Moldova into the Russia-Ukraine conflict?

    On the Sky News Daily podcast with Kimberley Leonard, our Europe correspondent Adam Parsons, who was recently in Moldova, explains what the country and its relationship with Transnistria is like, and Viorel Barbanoua shares his story reporting from the Moldova-Ukraine border.

    Plus, Natia Seskuria, an associate fellow at security think-tank RUSI, and former Moldova ambassador to the UN Vlad Lupan, tell us about the country being pulled into the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and what it will mean if Ukraine loses.

    Producer: Soila Apparicio
    Interviews Producer: Madeleline Drury
    Editor: Philly Beaumont

    • 15 min
    Ukraine War Diaries: WK9 - War toys, home invasions & crowd funding a helicopter (16-20 May)

    Ukraine War Diaries: WK9 - War toys, home invasions & crowd funding a helicopter (16-20 May)

    Ilyas old life and his new normal collide when he tries to sources toys for his sons birthdays.
    Oksana continues to come to terms with a Russian home invasion in Hostomel.
    And Seva receives a letter of gratitude from the front line after using online crowd funding to secure vital military equipment.

    BACKGROUND

    Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. Right now his wife and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland.
    As of May 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv and working, in part, for the Ukrainian government on specialist projects.

    Oksana, 34, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv and has remained in the Ukrainian capital since the war started.
    Many of Oksana’s closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She’s determined to stay.

    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.

    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.

    Week 9 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.

    CREDITS
    Series Producer - Rob Mulhern
    Production Support/Editing - Paul Stanworth

    • 14 min
    Kay Burley: The cost of living crisis from my hometown of Wigan

    Kay Burley: The cost of living crisis from my hometown of Wigan

    With more stories about the cost of living crisis in the news, including inflation hitting its highest rate for 40 years, there's even more pressure on household budgets.

    Sky News' Kay Burley has spent a week in her hometown of Wigan in Greater Manchester hearing how people there are dealing with rising energy and food costs.

    Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 28 min
    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

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
315 Ratings

315 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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