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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. 

    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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    • 38 min
    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?
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    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
    The history of abortion in America

    The history of abortion in America

    A new law restricting abortions in the state of Texas could spell the end of the 1973 Supreme Court ruling which guaranteed access to abortion for women in America. Today: the legal history of abortion in the US, and the effect the new law might have.
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    Guest: Mary Ziegler, Stearns Weaver Miller Professor at Florida State University College of Law and author of Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips: ABC, AP, BBC, CBS, Channel 4 News, CNBC, CNN, Global News, KMUW, NBC, PBS, WFAA.
     
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    • 35 min
    San Francisco and the American nightmare

    San Francisco and the American nightmare

    Since the internet boom in the mid-90s, San Francisco has become a tech superpower, overtaking Silicon Valley. The city has more billionaires per square mile than anywhere in the US, but it also has more homeless people. Danny Fortson meets the residents of its tent cities.
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    Guest: Danny Fortson, West Coast correspondent, The Sunday Times.
    Host: Calum Macdonald.
    Clips: CNBC, CNN, Fox News, CBS.
     
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    • 32 min
    Back to life? What Covid has in store this autumn

    Back to life? What Covid has in store this autumn

    As people return to work and school, and Covid numbers continue to rise, just how normal might this autumn be?
    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.
    Guests:
    -Jill Treanor, City Editor, The Sunday Times.
    -Tom Calver, senior data journalist, The Times and The Sunday Times.
    Presenter: David Aaronovitch.
    Clips: BBC, Channel 4 News, ITV News, Number 10.
     
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    • 31 min
    Thinking Straight (Pt 6): Conversion and transitioning

    Thinking Straight (Pt 6): Conversion and transitioning

    Attempts at conversion therapy are taking place across the country: in village churches, Harley Street clinics and counsellors' treatment rooms. 
    Research suggests that trans people are twice as likely to have been offered some form of conversion therapy than any other group in the LGBTQ+ community.
    In this sixth episode of a seven-part series, reporter Emily Sargent speaks to Dr Kate Nambiar: an endocrinology specialist at a gender identity clinic, as well as being a trans woman herself. 
    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: 
    -Dr Kate Nambiar, endocrinology specialist at a gender identity clinic.
    Host: Emily Sargent, journalist.
    Clips: LBC.
     
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    • 34 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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