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Hosted by Michael Safi and Helen Pidd, 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. Today in Focus features journalists such as: Kiran Stacey, Pippa Crerar, Alex Hern, Peter Walker, Luke Harding, Andrew Roth, Shaun Walker and Jim Waterson. The podcast is a topical, deep dive, explainer on a story in the news, covering: current affairs, politics, investigations, leaks, and scandals. It might cover, for example, topics such as: the environment, green issues, climate change, the climate emergency and global warming; American politics including: Biden, Trump, the White House, the GOP, the Republicans and the Republican Party, the Democrats and the Democratic Party; UK politics including: parliament, Labour, the Conservative party, the Liberal Democrats, Rishi Sunak, and Keir Starmer; culture; the royals and the royal family, including King Charles III; HS2; the police; Ukraine; Russia; and Bangladesh

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Hosted by Michael Safi and Helen Pidd, 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. Today in Focus features journalists such as: Kiran Stacey, Pippa Crerar, Alex Hern, Peter Walker, Luke Harding, Andrew Roth, Shaun Walker and Jim Waterson. The podcast is a topical, deep dive, explainer on a story in the news, covering: current affairs, politics, investigations, leaks, and scandals. It might cover, for example, topics such as: the environment, green issues, climate change, the climate emergency and global warming; American politics including: Biden, Trump, the White House, the GOP, the Republicans and the Republican Party, the Democrats and the Democratic Party; UK politics including: parliament, Labour, the Conservative party, the Liberal Democrats, Rishi Sunak, and Keir Starmer; culture; the royals and the royal family, including King Charles III; HS2; the police; Ukraine; Russia; and Bangladesh

    Where does the Cass report leave trans teenagers?

    Where does the Cass report leave trans teenagers?

    Dr Hilary Cass’s review of NHS gender identity services has been published. Amelia Gentleman reports on what it means for children at the centre of it all. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 36 min
    The chilling policy to cut Greenland’s high birth rate

    The chilling policy to cut Greenland’s high birth rate

    In the 1960s the birthrate in Greenland was one of the highest in the world. Then it plunged. Decades later, women have finally begun speaking out about what happened. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 31 min
    Can Rishi Sunak create a smoke-free generation?

    Can Rishi Sunak create a smoke-free generation?

    MPs voted this week to ban anyone aged 15 or younger in 2024 from ever buying cigarettes. If the legislation passes and is enacted, it would be a world first. Ben Quinn reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min
    Liz Truss and her plan to ‘save the west’

    Liz Truss and her plan to ‘save the west’

    Liz Truss is back – kind of. The former PM of just 49 days has published a book, Ten Years to Save the West. The Guardian’s political correspondent Eleni Courea and breaking news correspondent Martin Pengelly discuss her seeming lack of regret. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 27 min
    Is the Middle East on the brink?

    Is the Middle East on the brink?

    After Iran launched an attack on Israel, is the region heading for all-out war? Emma Graham-Harrison reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min
    How Swiss women won a landmark climate case for Europe

    How Swiss women won a landmark climate case for Europe

    Last week a group of older women successfully challenged the Swiss government’s climate policies at the European court of human rights. Isabella Kaminski reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

nj_student ,

Topical, varied & informative

A regular listener, I was particularly interested in your recent sister show on AI. I would love you to do a UK version of the Australian “who screwed millennials…” series

Dahlylamy ,

MSM out of touch with the world..

The latest episode asking whether we should stop arming Israel, at the heels of ‘western’ aid workers deliberately targeted and killed by Israel, is well, about 6 months late.. world opinion shifted after the first month of 7 Oct and The Times is coyly posing that question only now.. obviously, I didn’t even bother to listen to that episode. No one that I know and trust uses this publication or other MSM as sources for information and news. The only thing they’re good for is to find out what western governments are thinking as they’re merely amplifies for government propaganda. Good luck on your inevitable decline! We will not miss you..

Cool fool stool pool ,

Brilliant varied reporting

The best news podcast out there

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