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The biggest unreported stories of the week, discussed, digested and debated

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The biggest unreported stories of the week, discussed, digested and debated

    #237 Flash floods, Tunisian turmoil and rich racing

    #237 Flash floods, Tunisian turmoil and rich racing

    Are cities ready for a rise in extreme weather? Why has Tunisia’s president sacked the prime minister? And is the ‘most expensive race on earth’ worth the cash? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Felicity Capon, Suchandrika Chakrabarti and Abdulwahab Tahhan.

    • 38 min
    #236 Health data, green banking and flawed maps

    #236 Health data, green banking and flawed maps

    How will we deal with knowing so much more about our health? Should central banks seek to fight climate change? And is Google Maps leading us astray? Arion McNicoll, standing in for Olly Mann, and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Kari Wilkin, John Stepek and Holden Frith

    • 39 min
    #235 Cuba, friendship and office dogs

    #235 Cuba, friendship and office dogs

    What’s behind the latest Cuban protests? Can dating apps help us make friends? And should we welcome animals at work? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Tomiwa Owolade, Arion McNicoll and Jess Hullinger

    • 36 min
    #234 Swimming caps, strict schools and four-day weeks

    #234 Swimming caps, strict schools and four-day weeks

    Is a ban on “Afro caps” a blow to sporting diversity? Do more rules make for a better education? And will Covid boost calls for a four-day working week? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Kate Samuelson, Sorcha Bradley and Theo Tait

    • 31 min
    #233 Hazardous heat, nuclear fusion and divisive dieting

    #233 Hazardous heat, nuclear fusion and divisive dieting

    What does a Pakistani city hitting temperatures too hot for the human body tell us about climate change? Could a new nuclear project provide a breakthrough in clean energy? And is a ‘medieval’ dieting device really so controversial? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Joe Evans, Julia O’Driscoll and Alok Jha.

    • 40 min
    #232 Kibbutzniks, quitters and Britishness

    #232 Kibbutzniks, quitters and Britishness

    What does a row about a kibbutz say about modern Israel? Are record numbers of people about to give up their jobs? And why can’t we work out how to celebrate Britishness? Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Holden Frith, Theo Tait and Arion McNicoll

    • 39 min

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