16 episodes

Our new free daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day, it is hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch. 

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Our new free daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day, it is hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch. 

    Fighting the lockdown with a new volunteer army

    Fighting the lockdown with a new volunteer army

    An army of volunteers has sprung up across the country in response to the coronavirus crisis. Today, we tell their stories. And we ask: is there a new team spirit that will outlast the lockdown? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 20 min
    How do we get out of lockdown?

    How do we get out of lockdown?

    As we get used to our new lives in isolation, there’s a question on everyone’s lips: how long will this last? And perhaps even more importantly: what needs to happen for life to return to normal? 


    Guest: Tom Whipple, Science Editor at The Times
    Host: David Aaronovitch For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 min
    Lessons in isolation (from Antarctica)

    Lessons in isolation (from Antarctica)

    One week into the shutdown, and millions of us are dealing with the effects of isolation for the first time, but one British doctor is better prepared than most of us. Dr Beth Healey shares her lessons from a year spent in Antarctica studying the effects of isolation.


    Guest: Dr Beth Healey. 


    Host: Manveen Rana.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 27 min
    What does the coronavirus mean for jobs?

    What does the coronavirus mean for jobs?

    We follow the owner of a food-to-go shop as he tries to keep his workforce employed. Our Enterprise Editor explains what the government's economic interventions really mean for jobs. 


    Guests:
    Spencer Craig, co-founder of Pure - a food to go business
    James Hurley, Enterprise Editor at The Times


    Host: Manveen Rana For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 21 min
    Love (and divorce) in the time of corona

    Love (and divorce) in the time of corona

    Couples all around Britain are being asked to make tough decisions. Apart or together, the Health Secretary's advice is clear: "make your choice and stick with it." We speak to one couple in the middle of a divorce in isolation together, and one couple very much in love but separated by coronavirus (and an ocean). 


    Guests:
    Steph (a nurse in Chicago treating coronavirus patients) and Katie (a tech consultant from London) .
    Kenny (a former journalist now in PR) and Helen (a business coach), both living in Wales.


    Host: Manveen Rana. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 21 min
    Lessons from a past pandemic

    Lessons from a past pandemic

    In the 1980s, the HIV/AIDS pandemic called for a clear, bold public health message. David Aaronovitch explores whether there are lessons to be learned for the government's response to Covid-19.


    Guests:
    Malcolm Gaskin, designer who created the UK's 1987 'Aids: Don't Die of Ignorance' campaign.
    Simon Fanshawe is a broadcaster and activist. He is one of the founders of Stonewall.


    Host:
    David Aaronovitch  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

BexH-D ,

Brilliant

This is my ‘go to’ podcast every week day and miss it terribly on the weekend. Such interesting stories and cannot fault the presenters or the content. Yes it is about the terrible predicament of Coronavirus but a different slant, brilliantly researched. Thank you.

Long overdue but disappointing ,

Authoritative and Award-Worthy Podcast

This must surely be the most informative and authoritative podcast being launched at the moment. It is daily, which is no small undertaking. I also think that Manveen Rana is commanding and a brilliant presenter. It's encouraging to see the Times leading the way in a crowded industry with a platform that could be difficult to excell in. Stories of our Times is showing everyone else how this is done.

Coburt ,

Needs a better presenter

Firstly needs to be under 20 mins. The one with David Aaronovitch was very good, he is an excellent presenter, the rest have been unremarkable. Please get better soon as it could be so good for The Times if it were done well.

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