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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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