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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. 

    75 Years On: Remembering Hiroshima

    75 Years On: Remembering Hiroshima

    75 years ago this week, a devastating atomic bomb changed world history. What can we learn from these events? 


    Guest:
    Koko Kondo, Hiroshima bomb survivor and peace campaigner.


    Host: Manveen Rana. 


    Clips used: NBC, Imperial War Museum, US Army.


    You can hear more first-hand memories of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the end of the Second World War by listening to Voices of War at Imperial War Museums’ website iwm.org.uk/victory
     
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    • 27 min
    Turkey and the Uighur exiles

    Turkey and the Uighur exiles

    Stories about the persecution of China’s Muslim Uighur minority have been in the news in recent weeks. We hear the story of one man living in Turkey: Abdurehim Parac, a Uighur poet in exile.


    Guests: 
    Hannah Lucinda Smith, Times Istanbul correspondent.


    Host: Manveen Rana. 


    Clips used: France 24, Sky News Australia, BBC, Channel 4 News, South China Morning Post, Al, Jazeera, PBS, CNBC.
     
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    • 29 min
    Insight Investigation: the SAS killing squad

    Insight Investigation: the SAS killing squad

    A High Court case been brought by a young man whose family were shot dead by a rogue SAS unit in Afghanistan. The trial has led to the release of documents which suggest a horrifying pattern of night-raid killings, cover-ups and ‘collective amnesia’ by soldiers in a crack army special forces unit.


    Guests:
    Jonathan Calvert, Insight Editor, The Sunday Times.
    George Arbuthnott, Deputy Insight Editor, The Sunday Times.
    David Collins, Northern Correspondent, The Sunday Times.


    Host: Manveen Rana


    Clips used: Guardian, CNN, BBC.
     
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    • 32 min
    Meghan and Harry: the inside story

    Meghan and Harry: the inside story

    Why did the Duke and Duchess of Sussex really quit royal life? A new book purports to take readers into their inner sanctum. 


    Guests:
    Valentine Low, Times Royal correspondent. 
    Andrew Billen, Features writer.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


    Clips used: CNBC, ABC, NBC, Euronews, ITV.


    Additional music: Meydan (licensed under Creative Commons).
     
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    • 28 min
    Wiley and Antisemitism

    Wiley and Antisemitism

    Wiley - rapper, producer and godfather of grime - has been dropped by his management following an antisemitic Twitter tirade. In the wider conversation that followed, were Black British Jews left out?  


    Guests:
    Nadine Batchelor-Hunt, journalist and podcaster. 
    Will Hodgkinson, chief rock and pop critic for The Times.  


    Host: Manveen Rana.


    Clips used: Sky News interview with Wiley, 5 News, i24 News and Smithsonian channel.


    Song credits: Asylum, Warner, INCredible, Sony.


    Additional music: Nctrnm (licensed under Creative Commons).
     
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    • 32 min
    Justice for Christopher

    Justice for Christopher

    13 year old Christopher Kapessa died in July last year after he was pushed from a bridge over the Cynon river in Rhondda Cynon Taf, south Wales. The Crown Prosecution Service concluded that it was a “foolish prank”. Did racism play a role in his death and the subsequent police investigation?


    Guests: 
    Alina Joseph, mother of Christopher Kapessa.
    Hilary Brown, lawyer for Alina Joseph.
    Suresh Grover, founder of The Monitoring Group.
    Jude Lanchin, solicitor at Bindmans.


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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579 Ratings

579 Ratings

Rakamrouge ,

Excellent manween rana but disturbing agenda at tones

Manween is fantastic
She should be rapidly promoted to run the Times altogether
However I am disturbed by some underlying right wing bias dressed up as balanced reporting
The hapless Lucy Fisher ‘s assessment that the uk is such formidable diplomatic force fails to properly take into account the fact that the whole China uturn is a direct result of U.S arm twisting and her assertion that we need to build alliance does not mention that we have lost our greatest alliance I. E U at a time when we need it most

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Manveen and David

The topics vary and so inevitably it’s a mixed bag but Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch are invariably excellent. One of the better middle of the road current affairs podcasts.

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Superb addition to intelligent discourse, filling the void being vacated by the BBC R4

Congratulations on The Times putting together a range of podcasts to match and in some cases surpass Radio 4s coverage. I am a Times newspaper subscriber. This format allows me to do other work whilst “reading”my paper. The Times is blessed with some excellent journalists and commentators so you know you are going to get quality. The podcast is free but the journalism is top class thanks to paid subscriptions.

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