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The Slow Newscast takes news slowly. We investigate, we report, and every week we try to focus on the stories that really matter in the UK and around the world. Your host is Basia Cummings.

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    • 4.6 • 385 Ratings

The Slow Newscast takes news slowly. We investigate, we report, and every week we try to focus on the stories that really matter in the UK and around the world. Your host is Basia Cummings.

    Wrong turn: murder and miscarriage of justice

    Wrong turn: murder and miscarriage of justice

    Plenty of people take wrong turns in their lives. But so too can justice systems. John Crilly and hundreds more have been the victims of the legal doctrine of Joint Enterprise and how it has been applied for the past 30 years.
     
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    • 49 min
    Beau and Biden: Constant companions

    Beau and Biden: Constant companions

    Joe Biden’s life has been marked by grief, most recently at the death of his beloved son, Beau. And Beau Biden’s legacy isn’t only personal, it’s political, too. 
     
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    • 31 min
    Orphaned by America

    Orphaned by America

    In Donald Trump's America, thousands of children who crossed the border from Mexico were separated from their parents. It's now clear that some of those families - perhaps hundreds - may never be reunited.
     
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    • 47 min
    Smear: cartels and conspiracies in Oldham

    Smear: cartels and conspiracies in Oldham

    A year ago, journalist Joshi Herrmann got an anonymous tip. It sent him to a website claiming to have evidence of serious corruption, grooming gangs and “cartels” operating in Oldham. From there, Joshi stumbled across a remarkable story about how online conspiracies are poisoning local politics, spilling out from paranoid corners of the internet all the way to the ballot box. And at the heart of it all is on one rather angry man, who calls himself “the recusant”...
     
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    • 53 min
    Son of Afghanistan

    Son of Afghanistan

    The remarkable story of Rohullah Yakobi, a daring escape, and a 20-year war.
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Popbitch: the power of gossip

    Popbitch: the power of gossip

    Over 20 years, a simple email newsletter has reshaped celebrity culture. In a special edition of the Slow Newscast, Claudia Williams tells the story of Popbitch.
     
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
385 Ratings

385 Ratings

lilyredford ,

An extraordinary series of podcasts

Just heard the 3-part Left to die podcast series. Extraordinary work, a gripping story from Mozambique which will haunt me…

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Pretty good

Relaxing, interesting content. Pathetic fawning over Biden, aside.

Clarke_10 ,

Great podcast

Consistently good podcast with some bad episodes and some excellent ones. The one about the ship that sank was superb, a dramatic story told beautifully and a production that transported me there.

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