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One remarkable story, told in depth, each day. Our 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 and hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch. 

    Priti Patel: Turning the tide on the migrant crisis?

    Priti Patel: Turning the tide on the migrant crisis?

    In her two years as Home Secretary, Priti Patel has cultivated an image as a hardliner on immigration. Despite all her tough talk, the extent to which she's achieved anything concrete is debatable, and this summer has seen record numbers of migrants crossing the channel. With the Nationality and Borders Bill -- a radical overhaul of asylum laws -- making its way through parliament, will Patel finally get the crackdown she's been gunning for?
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Guest: Matt Dathan, home affairs editor, The Times
    Host: Calum Macdonald.
    Clips: ITV News, Sky News, Channel 4, London Business School, The Guardian, Telegraph, GB News, Channel 5.
     
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    • 28 min
    Coming soon - Seventeen years: The Andrew Malkinson story

    Coming soon - Seventeen years: The Andrew Malkinson story

    Award-winning journalist Emily Dugan from The Sunday Times investigates a potential miscarriage of justice, which could have cost a man nearly two decades of his life wrongfully behind bars. 
    The new six-part investigative series begins this Friday, 24th September, on Stories of our times. 
     
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    Trouble for Auntie: Testing times at the BBC

    Trouble for Auntie: Testing times at the BBC

    It's been an intense year for the BBC: budget cuts, a series of staff departures and redundancies, accusations of bias… and now, it has a hawkish new culture secretary to contend with. Plus, just around the corner, a new deal with the government over the licence fee is widely expected to shrink budgets further. How will the BBC look and sound for future generations?
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Guest: Rosamund Urwin, media and technology correspondent, The Sunday Times. 
    Host: Calum Macdonald.
    Clips: ITV, BBC, LBC, Channel 4 News, GB News, Parliament TV, CNN, Bloomsbury Publishing.
     
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    • 26 min
    Unregistered: The schools unaccountable for child abuse

    Unregistered: The schools unaccountable for child abuse

    Violence and neglect are rife in unregistered schools across the UK. We explore how a legal loophole allows these establishments to operate under the radar, ignoring basic educational and safeguarding standards. With inspectors powerless to intervene, the abuse continues.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Guest: Tom Ball, reporter for The Times.
    Host: David Aaronovitch.
    Clips: BBC.
     
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    • 29 min
    Thinking Straight (Pt 7): The ban

    Thinking Straight (Pt 7): The ban

    Attempts at conversion therapy are taking place across the country: in village churches, Harley Street clinics and counsellors' treatment rooms. 
    In this final episode of a seven-part series, reporter Emily Sargent turns her attention to Westminster. 
    What's happened in the three years since the Government pledged to end the practice of conversion therapy?  
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    If you, or someone you know, has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the following organisations can help:
    Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service for anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.
    Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm).
    Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day.
    Phone: 116 123
    Guests: 
    Matthew Hyndman, co-founder, Ban Conversion Therapy. 
    Jayne Ozanne, director and founder, Ozanne Foundation; chair, Ban Conversion Therapy Coalition.
    Reverend Jide Macaulay, founding Pastor and CEO, House Of Rainbow.
    Joe Hyman, LGBTQ+ activist and conversion therapy survivor. 
    Peter Lynas, UK director, Evangelical Alliance.
    Chris Csabs, co-author and co-founder, SOGICE Survivors.
    Host: Emily Sargent, journalist.
    Clips: X-Out-Loud, BBC, Core Issues Trust, ITV.
     
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    Justin Trudeau: The rise and (possible) fall of Canada's PM

    Justin Trudeau: The rise and (possible) fall of Canada's PM

    Last month Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau called a snap election, hoping to capitalise on support for his pandemic response. With the election just days away, and polls showing a neck and neck race, could the move become one of Canada's biggest political miscalculations?
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Guest: Charlie Mitchell, Canada correspondent for The Times and Sunday Times.
    Host: Calum Macdonald.
    Clips: Ruptly, CBC, Soheil Koushan, Sun News, Global News, The Canadian Press, Reuters.
     
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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Shuck5 ,

BackTo Life?

Interesting episode. My only criticism of this would be the slight discussion about potential salary reductions for working from home. London Weighting was used as an example. LW is not about commute, it’s about cost of living. That’s what the weighting reduces the further out one lives. Salaries are based on what the job entails, not wether someone commutes or not. If they were, then someone walking or cycling to work would be paid less than someone who uses a train. Or the further out from London someone lived, the more they would be paid. In an effort to get people back into offices, we’re being told untruths about salaries, & being groomed to accept less pay for the same work. Productivity increases when employees are happier. Surely a better work-life balance is what should be encouraged.

hannah__012 ,

Frustrated listener

I love this podcast but the jumpy production is so frustrating! Maybe it’s just Spotify, but I frequently find that the podcast jumps back by a few seconds 10-20 times during the episodes. I have checked and it’s not operator error - it’s part of the production. Has happened in the latest one on climate change. Please fix!!

Czxxxxcgfdvj ,

Misinformed, imbalanced & fact free

Stop conflating homosexuality with transgender. Apart from the fact they are completely different categories with material different life ramifications , it’s criminally incompetent to not offer psychological support to people before they do irreversible medical and surgical on a misapprehension. Also if ‘transing the gay away’ isn’t a thing then go look at the stats on adolescent lesbians coming out as trans / non-binary.

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