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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. 

    Is this the end of QAnon?

    Is this the end of QAnon?

    Conspiracies spread fast on anonymous platforms like 4chan. QAnon's evolution on the site is fuelled by unfounded theories which suggest that President Trump is waging a secret war against Satan-worshipping paedophiles who hold some of the highest positions in the country. Now that Donald Trump is no longer in office, what happens to those who believed in QAnon's ideas?


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    Guest: Jared Holt, Visiting research fellow at the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research lab.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


    Clips used: CBS, CNN, Fox 5 New York, ABC, NBC, CNBC.
     
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    • 31 min
    The Arab Spring ten years on: Egypt

    The Arab Spring ten years on: Egypt

    For Egypt, the Arab Spring was just the start. Ten years ago, protests erupted in Tahrir Square that would force the president from power and kick off a decade of political transformation. 


    We speak to the editor of the country's last major opposition media about how these events changed history and shaped her life.


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    Guest:
    Lina Attalah, founder and editor of Mada Masr.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


    Clips used: ABC News, CNN, Sky News, France 24, Democracy Now!, Channel 4 News.
     
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    • 27 min
    The mysterious disappearance of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma

    The mysterious disappearance of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma

    Alibaba Group founder and billionaire Jack Ma has emerged into the public for the first time since disappearing in October last year. Growing scrutiny of his business plans has fuelled speculation that his absence is part of a broader crackdown by the Chinese government. Where has he been? And what does his disappearance mean for the future of Chinese business? 


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    Guests: Philip Sherwell, Asia correspondent, The Sunday Times.


    Host: David Aaronovitch.


    Clips used: CBC, ABC, CNBC, World Economic Forum, Alibaba Group, CBS, ITV, Financial Times, CNA Insider.
     
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    • 26 min
    Inauguration Day: Two presidents, two speeches, and an uncivil war

    Inauguration Day: Two presidents, two speeches, and an uncivil war

    Some 25,000 troops stood guard during the inauguration of President Joe Biden. The high levels of security was just one sign that the country is facing great challenges domestically. What does the mood in Washington tell us about the future of the United States under new leadership?


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    Guests: 
    - Sarah Baxter, Former Sunday Times deputy editor and author of the American Diary in The Sunday Times.
    - John Pienaar, Drive presenter, Times Radio.
    - Michael Chertoff, Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security.


    Host: Manveen Rana. 
     
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    • 36 min
    The Vaccine: What if the virus mutates again?

    The Vaccine: What if the virus mutates again?

    Some scientists worry that a new vaccine-resistant strain of the virus could emerge. We speak to virologists about concerns that the UK's vaccine strategy could make an 'escape mutant' more likely. 


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    Guests: 
    - Rhys Blakely, science correspondent, The Times.
    - Paul Bieniasz, professor of virology, The Rockefeller University. 
    - Deenan Pillay, professor of virology, University College London.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


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    • 27 min
    Alaska and Trump: Drilling for oil in a wildlife refuge

    Alaska and Trump: Drilling for oil in a wildlife refuge

    While attention was pointed towards the storming of the Capitol, over four thousand miles away in north-eastern Alaska, an auction was held to sell the right to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Alaska sits above billions of barrels of oil, but it's also a haven to an array of species and wildlife. What lies behind this controversial decision to allow drilling to go forward? 


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    Guest: 
    Amy Martin - Reporter and founder of the 'Threshold' podcast.


    Host: David Aaronovitch.
     
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    • 29 min

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