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Hosted by Anushka Asthana and Rachel Humphreys, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday 

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Hosted by Anushka Asthana and Rachel Humphreys, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday 

    Karim’s story: Egypt’s crackdown on human rights workers

    Karim’s story: Egypt’s crackdown on human rights workers

    Ten years since the Arab spring rocked Egypt and removed its president, the country is still detaining human rights workers and locking up political prisoners. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 33 min
    Why England’s footballers are so determined to keep taking the knee

    Why England’s footballers are so determined to keep taking the knee

    England’s footballers will take the knee before their match against Scotland at Wembley tonight in an anti-racism protest that has divided supporters. Liam Rosenior and Paul MacInnes reflect on how football became enmeshed in the culture wars. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 36 min
    Is the truth out there? The US government prepares its landmark report on UFOs

    Is the truth out there? The US government prepares its landmark report on UFOs

    A hotly anticipated US government report on decades of mysterious sightings of UFOs is due for release this month. The Guardian’s Adam Gabbatt and former Ministry of Defence employee Nick Pope investigate. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 34 min
    Israel’s unlikely coalition: is this the end for Netanyahu?

    Israel’s unlikely coalition: is this the end for Netanyahu?

    Israel has a new coalition government made up of eight very different parties. But having ousted Benjamin Netanyahu, can it hold together?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min
    What’s behind the mass protests in Colombia?

    What’s behind the mass protests in Colombia?

    A demonstration against tax rises has morphed into a mass movement against the government, says Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 28 min
    What went wrong with the Covid-19 response in the US?

    What went wrong with the Covid-19 response in the US?

    Author and journalist Lawrence Wright has been writing about pandemics for decades. So when Covid-19 struck the US, he was ideally placed to report on the political response. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

Mz Marvel ,

Part of my daily routine -

I take Today in Focus with me on my morning run. I get so lost in the stories and excellent reportage, that I hardly notice I’ve been running for half an hour. TIF is one of the best produced podcasts there is. Sometimes sad, heartbreaking, funny, you never know what you’ll wake up to. Keeping me informed through lockdown, enlightened and always learning. A nourishing listen

Mak7768 ,

Strange editorial policy

Good podcast, however it focuses mostly on issues relate to the the United States, rather than domestic UK matters, which really brings up a creditably issue.

Herhen16 ,

Great way to get in-depth news.

I listen to this podcast whilst I’m cooking, it means I can fit more news into my day, but also more in-depth information about stories that interest me. I particularly liked the series on Black Lives Matter, the Freshwater 5, an interview with a nurse who worked during the outbreak of AIDS and the post office scandal.
It feels like whilst there are regular news stories there are also stories with interviews of individuals and communities. The podcasts are about people and how different issues have affected they’re lives.
It is also, unassuming and clear so that we all understand the terminology being used.
Great podcast Thankyou.

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