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Have you missed the biggest news of the week? Olly Mann and The Week’s writers and editors talk about under-reported stories with long-term consequences

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Have you missed the biggest news of the week? Olly Mann and The Week’s writers and editors talk about under-reported stories with long-term consequences

    381. Will South Africa turn its back on the ANC?

    381. Will South Africa turn its back on the ANC?

    Former president Jacob Zuma was this week banned from running as a candidate in South Africa's parliamentary elections, which take place this weekend. Despite that setback, his party could cost the ANC its majority, which it has held since the end of apartheid. Are South Africans finally falling out of love with the party of liberation?Plus: the vanishing internet, and prepping for disaster.Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Jamie Timson, Rebecca Messina and Leaf Arbuthnot.

    • 41 min
    380. What has the Pope got to do with climate change?

    380. What has the Pope got to do with climate change?

    This week the Vatican is playing host to an international conference on climate change, at which many of the world's mayors and governors will discuss how we can adapt to the challenges of global warming. Could religious leaders help to win over some people who wouldn't listen to politicians?

    Plus: ultra-long mortgages and Swiftonomics.

    Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Jessica Hullinger, Guy Anker and Cindy Yu.

    • 48 min
    379. Will the US end child marriage?

    379. Will the US end child marriage?

    Each year tens of thousands of children, some as young as 10, are married in a handful of American states, including California, which have no lower age limit for marriage. Most of these weddings involve a young girl marrying a man who is over 18. Will a new campaign bring the practice to an end? Plus: Black maternal health and the price of olive oil.

    Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Sorcha Bradley, Rebekah Evans and Emma Smith.

    • 43 min
    378. Why is the world running low on blood?

    378. Why is the world running low on blood?

    In Britain and beyond, health services are desperately seeking blood donors. But could science help ease the crisis? This week scientists have taken a step closer to being able to convert blood from one type to another, which would allow donations to be used more efficiently and effectively. Plus an immersive D-Day simulation, and analysing a weight-loss faux pas.Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Harriet Marsden, Arion McNicoll and Suchandrika Chakrabarti

    • 50 min
    377. What does an Octopus feel?

    377. What does an Octopus feel?

    Scientists are arguing that octopuses – and many other animals – experience consciousness. What does that mean for how humans treat them? Plus the size of the electric car market, and Morocco's controversial football kitOlly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Harriet Marsden, Jessica Hullinger and Emma Smith

    • 47 min
    #376 Sudan, tackling homelessness and fake news

    #376 Sudan, tackling homelessness and fake news

    What is happening in Sudan? Could London really end rough sleeping? And why has Joe Lycett been making up stories? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Mariana Vieira, Rebekah Evans and Jamie Timson

    • 44 min

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4.6 out of 5
383 Ratings

383 Ratings

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Phrasing

The presenter (Olly Mann) said that Hamas attacked Israel and Israel 'besieged' Gaza. 20,000 Gazans have been killed by Israel. Israel did a lot more than besiege. Words matter. Olly's phrasing is incredibly disrespectful to Palestinians.

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Great stuff

Always an enjoyable listen. Brings light on issues that otherwise i’d be none the wiser on and presents it in an accessible and well balanced fashion. Maybe you don’t agree with all viewpoints but you see where the arguments are coming from and thats more that can be said for a lot of shows of this nature. Keep up the good work, and bring back John!

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