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The biggest unreported stories of the week, discussed, digested and debated

The Week Unwrapped - with Olly Mann The Week

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    • 4.7, 210 Ratings

The biggest unreported stories of the week, discussed, digested and debated

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

Tulipaday ,


Interesting show, good to hear views on bits of news that haven’t been on the headlines

Rhyscp ,

Well managed news summary and debate

This occasionally has a whiff of the Shoreditch media smug about it.

However, there is genuine debate and differing views on current affairs. The contributors can and do disagree but there's no telling or negativity.

Engaging and thought provoking.

EDIT: Have since unsubscribed. I have friends and family who work in an area that was one of the recent discussion points and I found the coverage to be unbalanced. I checked the points made and found serveral inaccuracies. It’s laudable and healthy to disagree with people on a news opinion programme, but quite another to be factually misled.

I like the format but can’t now afford it any credibility.

Cartroo ,

Interesting, insightful and original

As one would expect from a podcast created by The Week, this is professionally produced and covers an interesting blend of developments which are not big news now but may be causing headlines in months or years to come. The content is well chosen and covered by the knowledgeable team, and discussion is fairly free but kept moving and limited to a useful duration per topic.

One potential criticism is that the podcast doesn’t include outside experts or interviews (aside from the occasional excerpt to introduce the story), but in fact this is one aspect I like as it means the participants don’t have vested interests in steering or derailing the discussion, and make their points succinctly. A precise of the competing views are generally mentioned for balance.

Overall, this is the only podcast for which I make a special effort to catch every episode and it makes my commute much more enjoyable. I find it a brilliant complement to the regular reporting in The Week and I do hope it will continue for a long time.

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