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Hosted by Anushka Asthana, 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, 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 

    How the Covid-19 pandemic has increased Amazon's dominance

    How the Covid-19 pandemic has increased Amazon's dominance

    As high street rivals were forced to close this year, Amazon has gone from strength to strength. But reports of conditions in some of its huge warehouses have brought a new level of scrutiny, as John Harris explains. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min
    A vaccine revolution

    A vaccine revolution

    Results from clinical trials have shown that the world has three apparently highly effective vaccines for Covid-19. With the race now on for regulatory approval, production and distribution, is the end of the pandemic within reach?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 27 min
    Racism within the Windrush compensation scheme

    Racism within the Windrush compensation scheme

    The Guardian’s Amelia Gentleman wrote her first story on the Windrush scandal almost three years ago – yet she is still hearing from people facing injustice. Alexandra Ankrah, the most senior black Home Office employee in the team responsible for the Windrush compensation scheme, discusses why she resigned this year, describing the scheme as systemically racist and unfit for purpose while Samantha Cooper describes her frustrations with trying to access financial help. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 28 min
    Gary Younge on minority voters and the future of the Republican party

    Gary Younge on minority voters and the future of the Republican party

    A look at the history of US voting rights and what the changing demographics of the country mean for Republicans. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 31 min
    How Samuel Paty's murder reignited France's free speech debate

    How Samuel Paty's murder reignited France's free speech debate

    The murder of a schoolteacher who had shown his class cartoons of the prophet Muhammad during a lesson on free speech has rekindled a debate in France over secularism and the state’s role in regulating free expression. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 34 min
    How will Joe Biden reset US relations with the world?

    How will Joe Biden reset US relations with the world?

    Joe Biden will enter the White House in 2021 facing numerous domestic crises. But as Patrick Wintour explains, he cannot ignore the rest of the world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 26 min

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3.2K Ratings

NightWaker74 ,

My top podcast

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Fantastic journalism

I have never reviewed anything before, but I have loved this podcast so much I wanted to post a review to thank the team!

I started to listen to Today in Focus about a year ago on my commute to wake me up in the morning and quickly became a daily listener!

What I love about it is its refreshingly human storytelling matched with top journalistic content and insight. Recommend to anyone looking to be informed and engaged!

Thank you, Anushka and team!

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Factual and Interesting

I’m not much of a political guru and I don’t watch or listen to the news on a daily basis but I have found myself drawn to this podcast. The sound design is superb and they are clear and concise in their stories making it easy to follow.

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