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One remarkable story, told in depth, each day. Our daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day and hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch. 
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One remarkable story, told in depth, each day. Our daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day and hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch. 
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    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 1) - The Mahdi wears Armani

    The Messiah and his Kittens (Pt 1) - The Mahdi wears Armani

    In the first episode of a new four-part series, The Sunday Times's award-winning Middle East Correspondent, Louise Callaghan, tries to get to grips with one of the most bizarre stories she's ever covered.
    In January last year, the leader of Turkey's most powerful cult was sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison. But what happened?
    This podcast series will be released every Friday here on Stories of our times for the next four weeks.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Host: Louise Callaghan, Middle East Correspondent at The Sunday Times.
    If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues raised in this episode, the website below has a summary of all available support services:
    https://sexualabusesupport.campaign.gov.uk/
    If you can’t find the information or support you’re looking for above, you can contact Victim Support’s 24/7 support line on 08 08 16 89 111.
    Clips: CNN TÜRK, TV100, Anadolu Agency, CBS News, Sky News, A9TV.

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    • 32 min
    Remembering the Holocaust: A survivor's story

    Remembering the Holocaust: A survivor's story

    Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. In this episode, we'll hear the story of Manfred Goldberg, one of a dwindling number of survivors who are still able to give their testimony firsthand. 
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Guests:
    Josh Glancy, Special correspondent, The Sunday Times.
    Manfred Goldberg, Holocaust survivor.
    Host: David Aaronovitch.
    Clips: BBC, Kitty - Return to Auschwitz, The World at War.


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    • 29 min
    Kim Jong-Un's decade in power

    Kim Jong-Un's decade in power

    When Kim Jong-Un took over from his father as Supreme Leader of North Korea, many predicted he wouldn't last - and that the country would be changed forever, so how has he bucked all expectations?
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Guest: Richard Lloyd Parry, Asia editor, The Times.
    Host: David Aaronovitch.
    Clips: DW News, BBC News, Al Jazeera, Wall Street Journal, AP, PBS, CBS, CNN, 5 News, NBC, ABC News.

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    • 31 min
    Coming soon - The Messiah and his Kittens

    Coming soon - The Messiah and his Kittens

    A new four-part investigative series begins this Friday, 28th January, here on the Stories of our times, with further episodes released on following Fridays.
    In it, The Sunday Times's award-winning Middle East correspondent Louise Callaghan examines the downfall of Turkey's most powerful cult and its leader, Adnan Oktar.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.

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    • 1 min
    The challengers vying to replace Boris Johnson

    The challengers vying to replace Boris Johnson

    With the Sue Gray report imminent and a Tory rebellion in the offing, secret campaigning has already started for a new prime minister. Who are the candidates lining up to replace Boris Johnson? And what would it take for the PM to step down? 
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Guests: Gabriel Pogrund, Whitehall Editor, The Sunday Times.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips:  BBC, ITV, Sky News, Channel 4 News, PA Media.

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    • 26 min
    Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell: What happens next?

    Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell: What happens next?

    Stripped of his military titles and royal patronages, Prince Andrew – no longer His Royal Highness – has failed to have a sexual assault case against him dismissed. He now faces being cross-examined on camera by one of America’s most feared trial lawyers.
    Meanwhile, Ghislaine Maxwell has filed for a retrial. Today we catch up on both cases.
    This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.
    Guests: Will Pavia, New York correspondent, The Times.
    Host: Manveen Rana.
    Clips: ABC, ITV News, BBC.

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    • 34 min

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