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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 

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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 

    From Houseparty to Zoom: our digital lives in lockdown

    From Houseparty to Zoom: our digital lives in lockdown

    The lockdown across the world has led people to desperately seek out new tools for maintaining their work and social lives online. But UK technology editor Alex Hern argues he’s been living this way for years. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min
    Lessons from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic

    Lessons from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic

    Science writer and journalist Laura Spinney discusses the outbreak of Spanish flu, one of the worst virus outbreak of modern times, which is believed to have killed up to 100 million people. She believes there are lessons to be learned from that pandemic. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 21 min
    Labour leadership interviews: Sir Keir Starmer

    Labour leadership interviews: Sir Keir Starmer

    Sir Keir Starmer began his career as a barrister before rising to become the director of public prosecutions. But since his entry into parliament in 2015, he has risen quickly up the ranks to the shadow cabinet’s frontbench. This week he could become Labour’s next leader. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 32 min
    What can we learn from China’s handling of coronavirus?

    What can we learn from China’s handling of coronavirus?

    After weeks of lockdown China is starting to lift restrictions in an attempt to return the country to normal. The Guardian’s Beijing bureau chief, Lily Kuo, discusses how China coped with coronavirus and what life is like there now. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 23 min
    Coronavirus: the race to rescue the UK’s self employed

    Coronavirus: the race to rescue the UK’s self employed

    Today the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce that the taxpayer will pay self-employed workers up to 80% of their recent earnings to help contain the economic impact of coronavirus. Mark Cairns, an Uber driver, and Rob Booth, the Guardian’s social affairs editor, discuss the impact of Covid-19 on gig economy workers and the self-employed. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 24 min
    Coronavirus: why are your parents sending you so much fake news?

    Coronavirus: why are your parents sending you so much fake news?

    An avalanche of misinformation, fake news and hoaxes are being shared widely online as people seek reliable information on the coronavirus crisis. The Guardian’s media editor, Jim Waterson, examines where the falsehoods are coming from. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

    • 25 min

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