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
Will the Omicron Covid variant cancel Christmas?
A new Covid variant first identified in South Africa is spreading around the world, with leaders rushing to respond. Our science correspondent Nicola Davis outlines what we know so far about the Omicron variant. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
The Mississippi and Texas laws threatening US abortion rights
As the supreme court hears new challenges to Roe v Wade, American abortion rights hang in the balance. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Barbados becomes a republic – and Britain faces a reckoning
On Tuesday, Barbados replaces Queen Elizabeth II with president Sandra Mason – and while some are celebrating the change, others ask if a symbolic shift is really enough to reckon with the legacy of colonialism. Michael Safi visits Bridgetown to ask if the country can free itself from the history that got it here – and what Britain owes to the people of its former colonies whose ancestors were enslaved. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Inflation’s back – but is it here to stay?
The inflation rate keeps going up – and some economists are warning that it’s time to take urgent action. So what is causing the change, what does it mean for ordinary people, and what’s the best way to deal with it?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
A tragedy in the Channel
At least 27 people died when their boat sank in the Channel attempting to reach the UK. Diane Taylor reports on a tragedy that was long in the making – and avoidable. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
The disappearance of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai
The Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai vanished after making an allegation of sexual assault against a senior political figure. Her subsequent reappearance has raised more questions than answers. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
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Young Ozzie man voice is jarring
Replacing the sensitivity of anoushka a mature woman of colour with kids with a young Ozzie dude really affects the tone of the interviews and podcast generally.
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