12 episodes

From Channel 4 News, an in-depth look at the news stories you need to know about; how the past shapes the present and what might lie ahead for us all.

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From Channel 4 News, an in-depth look at the news stories you need to know about; how the past shapes the present and what might lie ahead for us all.

    Can the UK vaccinate its way out of the Covid crisis?

    Can the UK vaccinate its way out of the Covid crisis?

    Once again we're in lockdown, as the coronavirus pandemic rips through the country. It seems that our only hope is the vaccine, but do we have enough of it? And how long will it take to vaccinate enough people that life can return to normal? 

    Throughout the pandemic, Paddy Worrall and his award-winning Channel 4 News FactCheck team have crunched the data and the challenged government soundbites, and he joins us today to discuss how to vaccinate a nation. 

    Sources: ITN, LBC

    • 24 min
    Will Trump survive his last few days in office?

    Will Trump survive his last few days in office?

    Last Wednesday, a violent mob of Trump supporters rampaged through the most hallowed institution of American democracy, the US Capitol, storming into the debating chamber and sending politicians into hiding and ransacking offices. Just minutes before, Congress was formally confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to move towards impeaching Donald Trump claiming he incited an insurrection on the Capitol last week.

    Clips: ITV News, MSNBC

    • 24 min
    Essex lorry deaths: the journey of 39 Vietnamese migrants

    Essex lorry deaths: the journey of 39 Vietnamese migrants

    When the bodies of 39 Vietnamese migrants were discovered in a lorry container in Essex in 2019, it shocked the nation. Last month, two men: Eamonn Harrison and Gheorghe Nica were found guilty of multiple counts of manslaughter at the trial. We look into the story of one woman found in that container - who risked it all to come to the UK and provide for her family.

    Trigger warnings: descriptions of suffocation, and physical violence 

    • 29 min
    What might 2021 have in store?

    What might 2021 have in store?

    2020 is over. For many a year to forget, but one which will undoubtedly have changed the courses of all our lives.


    So, what might the new year have in store for us? We speak to three Channel 4 News reporters with very different areas of expertise about what the future might hold; looking ahead to Brexit, the next chapter of the coronavirus crisis, and the global affairs movements that you need to know about.

    • 27 min
    Football, dementia, and the legacy of brain injury for our sporting heroes

    Football, dementia, and the legacy of brain injury for our sporting heroes

    Some of history’s most beautiful goals are thanks to football’s iconic header. But has the move harmed, even killed, some of our most treasured football stars?

    In recent years, we’ve lost many of the heroes of England’s World Cup winning team of ‘66 - and many of them suffered from dementia.

    Our North of England Correspondent, Clare Fallon, has been looking at sport and the long-term effects of head injuries.

    Sources: ITN, PBS

    • 23 min
    Africa and coronavirus: Why did we think the continent would be brought to its knees?

    Africa and coronavirus: Why did we think the continent would be brought to its knees?

    The world predicted a Covid catastrophe in Africa, but as 2020 draws to a close, the continent has seemingly managed to contain the virus and keep deaths low. How have so many African nations managed to control coronavirus, and why we have we left them out of the Covid conversation?

    Sources: ITN, Al Jazeera, CBC News, France 24, KTN News Kenya, AfricaNews, Sky News

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

JezOriole ,

Fourcast - Africa and Covid

A really interesting and informative podcast on a topic that the mainstream media have not covered at all. Will listen to these podcasts more often. Thanks for putting them together.

anjjoe ,

One of my favourites

Excellent-please keep them coming!!

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