199 episodes

Hosted by Anushka Asthana and Rachel Humphreys, 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 The Guardian

    • News
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Hosted by Anushka Asthana and Rachel Humphreys, 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 Jewish parents used Guardian ads to save their children’s lives

    How Jewish parents used Guardian ads to save their children’s lives

    This month is 200 years since the Guardian was first established in Manchester. For the Guardian’s world affairs editor, Julian Borger, a part of that history is deeply personal. In 1938, there was a surge of classified ads in the Guardian as parents – including his grandparents – scrambled to get their children out of the Reich. What became of the families?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 38 min
    The fight for Hartlepool

    The fight for Hartlepool

    Hartlepool has sent a Labour MP to parliament in every election since 1964. But as old allegiances fray, Anushka Asthana looks back at how this previously thriving shipbuilding town has lost out over successive governments and wonders if the ‘red wall’ seat could be about to go blue at tomorrow’s byelection. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 40 min
    America’s gun debate – why we’re getting it so wrong

    America’s gun debate – why we’re getting it so wrong

    Abené Clayton, a reporter on the Guardian’s Guns and Lies in America project, examines why the debate on guns in the US does not treat shooting victims and their families equitably, and the impact that can have on communities. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 29 min
    Why have sperm counts more than halved in the past 40 years?

    Why have sperm counts more than halved in the past 40 years?

    Dr Shanna Swan has spent more than 20 years examining how chemicals in plastics are causing our fertility to decline – and what we can do about it. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min
    Scotland’s election: a stepping stone to independence?

    Scotland’s election: a stepping stone to independence?

    Constitutional questions have dominated the Scottish election campaign. As voters go to the polls next week, Libby Brooks assesses whether they will give the SNP a majority and a mandate for a new independence referendum. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 25 min
    Cash for curtains: how damaging are the allegations involving Boris Johnson? –podcast

    Cash for curtains: how damaging are the allegations involving Boris Johnson? –podcast

    For months, information has been leaked to the press from inside Downing Street, including allegations Boris Johnson was given the cash – which has not yet been published in any declarations – to do up his official residence. The Guardian columnist Rafael Behr discusses how damaging this could be for the prime minister. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Shivi hungry Baba ,

The epitome of brevity

Love the music by Axel, and Anushka is too professional in all the episodes, consistently. Kudos to the research team, the topics and it’s composition within 30 minutes is quite extra ordinary. I enjoy the topics too, they are very much in vogue and makes you think and feel very informed and up to date!

AnkurD2 ,

Scintillating content!

The content is well constructed and provides an unbiased perspective. Keep it up Guardian.

Top Podcasts In News

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by The Guardian