Hosted by Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi, 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
Looking for alternatives: a tale of two German towns
As Germany heads into a recession, tensions over its migration policy and its national identity are throwing up unusual results in local elections. Michael Safi reports View the front page of the Guardian’s newly launched Europe edition. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Rishi Sunak’s net zero U-turn
The PM has torn up his ambitious plans for Britain to achieve its commitments on net zero emissions, saying they were ‘unrealistic and punitive’. Kiran Stacey reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
The destruction of Derna
What left the city of Derna vulnerable to such a devastating flood? The Libyan freelance journalist Johr Ali reports on the city in which he grew up. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
The horrifying allegations against Russell Brand
The comedian, presenter and actor has been accused of sexual assault, emotional abuse and rape between 2006 and 2013 – allegations Brand denies. Alexandra Topping explains why such stories can be particularly difficult to investigate. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Naomi Klein’s doppelganger
When the author Naomi Klein began being mistaken for Naomi Wolf it set her off on a quest to examine the slippery nature of truth in the post-pandemic world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
What have a year of protests really changed in Iran?
Twelve months after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in the custody of the regime’s ‘morality police’, we look at her legacy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
So glad this podcast exists
If you want to be informed and moved, do follow this podcast series. I wasn’t able to get to the end of the episode on the stolen children of Bangladesh without crying, but I’m so glad someone is doing this important journalism.
Your Daily Wokery
Super woke & politically it’s a extremely liberal biased “news” podcast.
Some episodes are absolutely brilliant!
Some episodes really are brilliant, but interspersed with some not so interesting ones. I have to congratulate the team on the trafficked 4-part podcast- this type of journalism is absolutely necessary and is why I listen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻