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The Story: the flagship podcast from The Times and Sunday Times. One remarkable story, told in depth, each day.
Hosts Manveen Rana and Luke Jones take you to the heart of the story you need to know with exclusive reports and investigations.
Plus, each month, William Hague hosts an agenda-setting interview with a key newsmaker or thinker.
Discover the story behind the story with world-class journalism from The Times and Sunday Times.
The Story is available at the start of your day from Monday to Friday, with bonus ‘Inside the Newsroom’ episodes every Saturday for Times subscribers, available by connecting your subscription via Apple Podcasts.


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The Story: the flagship podcast from The Times and Sunday Times. One remarkable story, told in depth, each day.
Hosts Manveen Rana and Luke Jones take you to the heart of the story you need to know with exclusive reports and investigations.
Plus, each month, William Hague hosts an agenda-setting interview with a key newsmaker or thinker.
Discover the story behind the story with world-class journalism from The Times and Sunday Times.
The Story is available at the start of your day from Monday to Friday, with bonus ‘Inside the Newsroom’ episodes every Saturday for Times subscribers, available by connecting your subscription via Apple Podcasts.


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    Trump’s ‘hush money’ trial, according to Stormy Daniels

    Trump’s ‘hush money’ trial, according to Stormy Daniels

    Donald Trump has made history yet again, as the first American president to face a criminal trial. It’s one of four criminal cases against him - and the legal arguments already have experts divided. But what about the woman at the centre of it? What’s her story?
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today: thetimes.co.uk/podcasts/the-story
    Guest: Jane Mulkerrins, Associate Editor, The Times Magazine.
    Host: Luke Jones.
    Clips: Forbes, Fox News.
    Email us: thestory@thetimes.co.uk
    Find out more about our bonus series for Times subscribers: 'Inside the newsroom'

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    • 32 min
    The council house row Angela Rayner can't shake

    The council house row Angela Rayner can't shake

    Police are investigating whether Labour’s deputy leader broke “any offences”, including under electoral law, after Tory MPs alleged that she may have given false information about her main residence - an ex council house she purchased - a decade ago. Rayner, who has promised to resign if she is found to have committed a crime, said she “followed the rules at all times”. But how damaging could this row be to her - and to her party.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today: thetimes.co.uk/podcasts/the-story
    Guest: Kate McCann, Political Editor, Times Radio.
    Host: Luke JonesClips: BBC, Newsnight, ITV, 5 News, Sky News.
    Email us: thestory@thetimes.co.uk
    Find out more about our bonus series for Times subscribers: 'Inside the newsroom'

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    • 26 min
    Are Israel and Iran on the brink of war?

    Are Israel and Iran on the brink of war?

    The Israeli government is considering its response to Iran’s unprecedented missile and drone attack over the weekend. Israel’s allies – led by the US – have called for restraint, so, as the world tries desperately to de-escalate the situation, what could happen next?
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. 
    Guests:
    Samer Al-Atrush, Middle East Correspondent, The Times, andGabrielle Weiniger, correspondent based in Israel, The Times.Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips: CBS News; Israeli Defence Force; United Nations; UK Prime Minister; Sky News; ABC News; Al Jazeera; DW News, Parliament.
    Get in touch: thestory@thetimes.co.uk
    Find out more about our bonus series for Times subscribers: 'Inside the newsroom'

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    • 32 min
    The P Diddy lawsuits: The downfall of a rap legend

    The P Diddy lawsuits: The downfall of a rap legend

    One of the world’s most successful rappers, Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs is facing multiple lawsuits, with accusations from rape to sex trafficking. So what’s going on and who are the other famous faces being named? This podcast contains descriptions of sexual assault.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today: http://thetimes.co.uk/thestory
    Guest: Keiran Southern, West Coast correspondent, The Times.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips: Good Morning America, The Recording Academy / The Grammys, Law&Crime Network, ABC, FOX, Firstpost, FREEDOMNEWS TV, New York Mickey, Vogue, J Nolan, CBS.
    Further listening: Will the mystery of Tupac’s death finally be solved?
    Get in touch: thestory@thetimes.co.uk 
    Find out more about our bonus series for Times subscribers: 'Inside the newsroom'
    Music: Burna Boy, 21 Savage, Brandy / On Form / City Boys / Atlantic Records; Been Around The World / Puff Daddy & The Family feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase / Bad Boy Records; I’ll Be MIssing You / Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans & 112 / Bad Boy Records; Notorious B.I.G / The Notorious B.I.G feat. Lil' Kim & Puff Daddy / Bad Boy Records; Family Affair / Mary J. Blige / MCA; No More Drama / Mary J. Blige / MCA; Bad Boy for Life / P. Diddy, Black Rob and Mark Curry / Bad Boy Records, Arista; Hypnotize / The Notorious B.I.G. feat Pamela Long / Bad Boy Records, Arista; Nasty Girl / The Notorious B.I.G. feat Jagged Edge, P. Diddy, Avery Storm, Nelly / Bad Boy Records, Atlantic; Lady Marmalade / Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, and Pink / Interscope.

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    • 35 min
    Inside the newsroom: How we get ready for a big scoop

    Inside the newsroom: How we get ready for a big scoop

    In this bonus episode for Times subscribers, Hajra Rahim-Jamil, the Head of News Planning at The Times and Sunday Times, sits down with senior producer Will Roe.

    Hajra lifts the lid on how the papers plan and execute some of the biggest investigations and stories on Fleet Street.

    Read more:

    Exposed: HMP Bedford security lapses spark prison investigation - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hmp-bedford-investigation-prison-security-checks-rkhdscsf8
    I worked undercover in one of UK’s most dangerous jails - without checks - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/undercover-hmp-bedford-prison-investigation-c3mnzsjnq

    Further listening: Investigation: Undercover at one of the UK's most dangerous prisons - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/investigation-undercover-at-one-of-the-uks/id1501716010?i=1000650784963

    Go to apple.co/thetimes to connect your Times subscription, or visit thetimes.co.uk/bonuspodcasts for more info and eligibility.

    The dead teenager, the lying suspect and the black box that proves it

    The dead teenager, the lying suspect and the black box that proves it

    In November 2019, a teenager pretending to be the son of a Russian oligarch was found dead by the river Thames. Police investigated but the parents of 19-year-old Zac Brettler felt they still lacked answers. Now a Sunday Times' investigation has uncovered evidence that raises serious questions about the Metropolitan Police's handling of the case. 
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today: http://thetimes.co.uk/thestory
    Guest: Gabriel Pogrund, Whitehall Editor, The Sunday Times.
    Host: Manven Rana.
    Get in touch: thestory@thetimes.co.uk 
    Find out more about our bonus series for Times subscribers: 'Inside the newsroom'

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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1.2K Ratings

Shuck5 ,

Sibling Abuse

This is a story long overdue. It was delivered sensitively & also with honesty. My only criticism is that even though it is about sibling abuse, the referencing, language & narratives gave the impression that sibling abuse leaves female victims & male perpetrators. In reality it is in both directions. That really needs to be acknowledged. That aside, Liz Roberts was amazing & brave.

Dhaze1 ,

Sad decline of a good podcast

I’ve noticed how anti-trans and pro-Tory this podcast has become in recent months. I’ve subscribed for 3 or so years but today decided to unsubscribe. Leaving my review as a parting gift 😊

Reviewer283888 ,

Got very boring - preferred old format

The nursery episode is so relevant - I have 2 children in nursery and was so glad to see it being discussed.
I had to turn it off when Manveen was speaking to kids and asking them about dinosaurs. Clearly trying to mix up the format but has lost some gravitas and rigour in doing so

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